However, the flat Galaxy S10 may not be as exciting as the more expensive models, which will come in two sizes, including 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch, both sporting curved edges, according to the same report.
Samsung is planning to bring back one of the display features which most of us thought was buried with the arrival of Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus - flat screen.
Separately, an ETNews report suggests that Samsung has preferred the M9 display panels with DPSS laser-drilled holes for the Galaxy S10.
Samsung's special edition Beyond X will launch alongside the three other oft-rumored variants of the Galaxy S10.
Either way, between this rumoured bunch of Galaxy S10s, the Galaxy Flex, a rumoured mid-range Pixel from Google, Nokia's 5-rear camera phone, and the rollout of mobile 5G, 2019 is already shaping up to be an incredibly interesting year for phones. This seems to be a separate entity entirely to the 7.3-inch Galaxy F (or Galaxy X) that sports the foldable display Samsung recently showcased. And there'll be notches - just not the sort you've seen before.
Because Apple isn't expected to release a 5G-capable smartphone until 2020 at the earliest, Samsung will enjoy at least 18 months of first-to-market status with a 5G device.
Samsung is struggling in the Chinese smartphone market, selling only 700,000 smartphones in the world's most populous country in the third quarter of this year, according to USA market researcher Strategy Analytics on Monday. For example, the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is available for $33.33 per month for 24 months at 0% April, while the 64GB Galaxy S9 is available for $21.67 per month for 24 months.