Samsung has confirmed the release of its Galaxy S10 handset, which is likely to launch in the first half of next year, though no firm date has been set.
The S10 marks the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy range and speculation has been running high as to what the new model may contain.
Samsung CEO of Mobile DJ Koh told Chinese media that the new device would be “very significant”, offer “amazing” colours and have other updates that consumers have been seeking, though he was very light on specifics.
This Galaxy S9 was released earlier this year to less-than stellar reviews and sales have been relatively poor, partly because of the $US$1,199 price tag at launch.
There has been no shortage of leaks pertaining to what the S10 launch may consist of, with some sources claiming it may even comprise three new phones and be launched before the end of the year at the Samsung Developer Conference in November.
There has also been no shortage of speculation about Samsung releasing a foldable phone, and whether the Galaxy S10 will be the first off the production line.
Meanwhile, another incident of a handset catching fire has come to light. The New York Post posted a story earlier this week which involved a New York real estate agent, Diane Chung.
She is now suing Samsung after her Galaxy Note 9 supposedly caught fire in her purse on September 3.
The article states that she was reportedly in an elevator when she became aware of her phone being ‘extremely hot’, after which she placed it in her purse, which then started billowing thick smoke.
She then allegedly burnt her fingers trying to extract it from her purse. As part of her lawsuit, Ms Chung is calling on a ban on further sales of the Note 9, which was released only 10 days earlier on August 24.
Mr Koh, shortly prior to the launch, had stated that, “the battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever. Users do not have to worry about the batteries anymore.”