After months of leaks, renders and speculations, Samsung have finally launched its first flagship series for 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10. The phone has been garnering a lot of attention for all the right reasons, and there are a lot of features to be excited about in this year’s Galaxy S10.
Alongside the four new variants of the Galaxy S10, the Korean Giant also showed off the Galaxy Fold, which will go on sale this April 26 for the price of $1,980, and the Galaxy Buds, the company’s new wireless earbuds. Samsung also took the stage to announce the newer variant of the Galaxy watch that can measure blood pressure.
Samsung has focused on a few new features for the Galaxy S10 this year. There’s a new under-display fingerprint scanner, the phones have ditched bottom and top bezels, the camera has received a revamp, and there are lots of other extra features in place.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Overview
Samsung makes the best displays, and this time, it’s no different with the new Dynamic AMOLED panel. The company had been taunting other companies for opting for notches, while they stayed traditional with little bezels on the top and bottom. However, this time around the Samsung Galaxy S10 sports the Infinity-O display that has a display hole on the top-right corner of the device. This is certainly a plus as it doesn’t pop-out like other notches. However, it only covers a small area of the display, so, there is no room for the Iris Scanner.
The cameras on the Galaxy S10 have also received few new add-ons this time. There is an ultra-wide camera on the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G model. Also, the latter will also have 3D depth cameras on the front and back for Augmented Reality (AR).
In-display fingerprint scanners have been around for a while now. Samsung has taken that to the next level with its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. While the traditional in-display sensors use excessive light to read fingerprints, the one on the Galaxy S10 will use little-to-none and will also be able to unlock the phone without waking up the display.
For extras, there are a couple of things to talk about. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be able to reverse-charge other devices wirelessly like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The new devices will be loaded with One UI out of the box. And you can apparently remap that infamous Bixby button this time. So, it will be interesting to see how the phones work in real life usage.
The four new smartphones have been targeted towards different consumers. Like Apple came up with the iPhone XR alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max, Samsung has released the cheapest phone of the S10-series, the Galaxy S10E. Just Like the previous years, there are two variants, the normal one and the Plus one. And like I mentioned before, there is also a 5G model which will be officially available in the near future.
Samsung Galaxy S10E
The cheapest of the bunch, the Galaxy S10E is Samsung’s answer to the iPhone XR. This smartphone has donned a 5.8-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a single 10-megapixel selfie camera cutout on the top. It has dual cameras on the back with the secondary lens working as an ultra-wide camera. The Galaxy S10E powered by the Exynos 9820 will be available a few Asian countries (including Nepal), and in other regions, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will power the phone. The processor is aided by 6 GB and 8GB RAM. The Galaxy S10E offers 128 GB and 256 GB storage with an option to expand via a microSD card. There is a 3,100 mAh battery backing up the device. Unlike its siblings, this model does not feature the new in-display fingerprint scanner as it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S10E Specifications
- Display: 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED Full HD+ Infinity-O display, HDR10+
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC / Exynos 9820
- GPU: Adreno 640 / Mali-G76 MP12
- RAM: 6GB, 8GB
- Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Back Camera: 12MP f/1.5 – 2.4, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Primary) + 16 MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide)
- Front Camera: 10 MP f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI on top
- Color Options: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 3,100mAh, 15W wired fast charging
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the successors to last year’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus come with a 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution. There is a single selfie camera on the Galaxy S10 while the S10 Plus has dual lenses with the second lens working as a depth sensor.
Unlike the Galaxy S10E, these two devices feature triple cameras on the rear. There is a 12-megapixel primary lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The devices are powered by the same processor the Galaxy S10E is, with 8 GB and 12 GB RAM variants available for use, according to the models.
For storage purpose, the Galaxy S10 comes with 128 GB and 512 GB versions with the Galaxy S10 Plus featuring 512 GB and 1 TB memory. And all of this is expandable as well. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus run on Android v9 Pie with One UI on top. The regular model has 3,400 mAh battery whereas the Plus model comes with a larger 4,100 mAh battery.
|Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus|
|Display||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+ Infinity-O display, HDR10+||6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+ Infinity-O display, HDR10+|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC / Exynos 9820||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC / Exynos 9820|
|GPU||Adreno 640 / Mali-G76 MP12||Adreno 640 / Mali-G76 MP12|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB / 12 GB|
|Storage||128 GB / 512 GB||128 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB|
|Rear Camera||12MP, f/1.5 – 2.4, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Primary) + 12 MP, f/2.4 1.0µm, Auto-focus, OIS, 2x optical zoom (Telephoto) + 16 MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide)||12MP, f/1.5 – 2.4, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Primary) + 12 MP, f/2.4 1.0µm, Auto-focus, OIS, 2x optical zoom (Telephoto) + 16 MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide)|
|Front Camera||10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF||10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2 (Depth sensor)|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 Pie with One UI on top||Android v9.0 Pie with One UI on top|
|Color Options||Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink||Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer||Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer|
|Battery||3,400 mAh, 15W wired fast charging||4,100 mAh, 15W wired fast charging|
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung hasn’t really revealed much about the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. However, we do know a few specifications the phone will carry. The Galaxy S10 5G will sport large 6.7-inch Quad HD Dynamic AMOLED display which is coupled with a large 4,500 mAh battery. It will exclusively launch in the Verizon network before T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint release it in the second quarter. It will be powered by the same internal like its siblings with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+ Infinity-O display, HDR10+
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
- GPU: Adreno 640
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 256GB
- Back Camera: 12MP, f/1.5 – 2.4, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Primary) + 12 MP, f/2.4 1.0µm, Auto-focus, OIS, 2x optical zoom (Telephoto) + 16 MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide) + 3D depth
- Front Camera: 10 MP f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF + 3D depth
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI on top
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
- Battery: 4,500 mAh
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Samsung Galaxy S10 series Price
The cheapest device unveiled today, the Samsung Galaxy S10E’s pricing starts at $749.99. The Galaxy S10 will go on sale for $899.99 while the Galaxy S10 Plus will cost $999.99 for the respective base models. We are yet unknown about the pricing of the Galaxy S10 5G but expect it to be high due to the 5G support.