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Samsung is surprisingly open about the Galaxy S10 ahead of next week’s launch

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event arrives on February 20th, heralding its upcoming range of flagship handsets. The company has been oddly open about its plans this time around, officially confirming the Galaxy S10 moniker, revealing key dates of release and allowing users to register their interest ahead of the announcement.

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer published its Galaxy S10 reservation page earlier today, teasing the near bezel-less series of devices and a distinct focus on foldable displays. As usual, the devices will be supported by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, while also being available unlocked.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S10 are expected to go live immediately after next week’s unveiling, with the first round of orders “delivered by March 8th while supplies last.” It doesn’t say what models this includes, but it is unlikely that the limited edition Galaxy S10+ sporting 12GB RAM and 1TB storage will be available so early.

Fans in the United States can express their interest by signing up, receiving $50 in store credit to buy accessories, while there are a range of trade-in deals that can shave up to $550 off the final price of a Galaxy S10. Last-generation handsets net the maximum, such as the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, the LG V40, iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and even Samsung’s very own Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices. While there will undoubtedly be international deals floating around, these are currently confined to the US with eligibility found on the site.

KitGuru Says: For those reserving a handset ahead of launch, we recommend using the $50 store credit on a wireless charger or protective case given that neither are likely to be supplied alongside the device. Still, it might be worth hanging around to see whether Samsung will pair the Galaxy S10 with headphones in the box.

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