Samsung's S10 is the fastest ordered android phone in the UAE

"We are sure [S10] will be a game-changer and help us to surpass previous years' numbers", said Tarek Sabbagh, head of IT and mobile division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.

According to a report from The Korea Herald, about 140,000 S10 units were booked on the first day since the pre-orders started. "We had to stop within 10 days, whereas previous year, it ran for almost two weeks". Along with this, Samsung is also hoping to make Galaxy Fold more durable by removing the crease that appears on the current panel.

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy S10 series and the phones have all the makings of a 2019 flagship lineup.

Launched earlier this month and due for release in April, the Galaxy Fold sports a small 4.6in screen when closed, which transforms into a 7.3in "Infinity Flex" display when folded out into its so-called tablet mode.

Meanwhile, the latter device is believed to have a screen that wraps around the device.


Samsung's Galaxy Active smartwatch and Galaxy Buds wireless headphones.

Pricing Following the lead of Apple, which announced a cheaper iPhone Xr device alongside its new premium products, Samsung announced the Galaxy S10e alongside its new S10 and S10+. This means that the handsets are more hard to get repaired as compared to the Galaxy S9 handsets that got 4 out of 10. Bloomberg reports that these phones will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner, as featured in the Galaxy S10. On the S10, the fingerprint is back where users have been asking it to be: the front. This gives Samsung an edge over its main competitors such as Huawei and Apple. We expect the price range of $800-850 for this device.

"Mood around it is pretty positive with consumers", he said. Talking of foldable phones, the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold were the only models showcased at the event but the media attention generated was enough to ensure we keep talking about foldable phones for the rest of the year and beyond. Even though the phone supports 5G connectivity, it is likely to be released with 4G LTE connectivity in the country.

What do you think of a possible creasing issue with the Galaxy Fold display? The outwards-folding phone will come afterwards, and it should be thinner as it'll have no extra screen.

  • Kara Saunders