Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the Galaxy S10 series which has keep the rumour mill agog for several months running. The Galaxy S10 series is comprised of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10E. The models are arguably Samsung’s most electrifying flagships yet considering how they deviate from the predecessor in several aspects.
In terms of the design, the Galaxy S10 series looks premium with the body made from glass and aluminium. The design isn’t very much different from the predecessor especially the rear design. The front is starkly different from Samsung’s previous phones, including the notch-bearing models from last year. Just as expected, the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10E all come with the punch-hole notch, also known as hole-in-display design placed at the top right corner of the display. The Galaxy S10+ has a wider punch hole housing dual cameras while the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E both have a single punch hole opening since they both pack a single selfie camera apiece.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ Features
The Galaxy S10 sports a 5.8-inch “Dynamic” Infinity-O AMOLED while the S10+ comes with a bigger 6.44-inch display.Both dislays have QHD+ resolutions and 19:9 aspect ratios. The displays are also HDR10+ certified and are said to offer marvelous outdoor visibility and unmatched color accuracy. The hole-in-display design gave the Galaxy S10+ up to 93% screen-to-body ratio. Further, the design doesn’t include a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear instead, the device comes with an in-display supersonic fingerprint sensor which Samsung says is faster than the optical fingerprint sensors that made the rounds on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the OnePlus 6T.
Samsung wasn’t the first OEM to announce a Snapdragon 855 phone as Xiaomi beat it to that title with the Mi 9 flagship released earlier today. However, the Galaxy S10 models are powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset while the international version will be powered by Exynos chipset. On the memory aspect, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 512GB of storage, respectively. On its part, the Galaxy S10+ comes with 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM and 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB of native storage. All versions come with microSD card slots for further expansion, though we doubt anyone will ever find the need to do so on the one-terabyte version. The models also come with stereo speakers, a USB Type-C port, IP68 water-resistance, and a dedicated Bixby button.
For photography, both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ feature triple rear camera setup. The camera configuration include a regular 77-degree 12MP sensor with an F1.5/F2.4 variable aperture, a 12MP 2x telephoto snapper with a 45-degree viewing angle and a fixed aperture of F/2.4 and an ultra-wide 16MP camera with a 123-degree viewing angle and a fixed F2.2 aperture. The first two sensors ave Optical stabilization (OIS) while the third sensor doesn’t. The front sensor for the Galaxy S10 is a single 10MP camera with OIS and 4K video recording. Now, for a selfie camera, that is awesome!
The Galaxy S10 models all run Android Pie with the new OneUI on top. The new interface is designed with usability in mind and allows for intuitive interaction with almost all stock Samsung apps and menus. Further, Samsung touts both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ of capable of delivering 24+ hours battery life. The Galaxy S10 packs a 3,500mAh battery while the S10+ has a bigger 4,100mAh cell. In terms of connectivity, both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ are LTE-enabled but don’t have 5G functionalities, a feature selling preserved for the Galaxy S10 5G. Both models also come with Wi-Fi 6, also known as Wi-Fi 802.11ax.
The Galaxy S10 models will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. The S10+ will also have a posh Ceramic White and Ceramic Black versions which will boast improved durability and protection against scratches and scuffs.
Samsung Galaxy S10E
The Galaxy S10E has always been in the rumour mill and indeed, Samsung announced the model alongside the others. It sports a 5.8-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2960 pixels. The screen also comes with the latest scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 6 and, of course, support for HDR. The Galaxy S10E doesn’t feature a curved edge design like the Galaxy S10 and S10+.
The phone is also powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB combo. The phone doesn’t have an in-display fingerprint reader but its own is on the right side of the device. The device packs a dual camera setup at the rear which includes a 12MP dual aperture camera (F/1.8; F/2.4) with optical image stabilization, alongside a 16MP ultra wide angle one. The phone still has a 10MP sensor for selfies just like the others.
Under its hood, the Galaxy S10e packs a 3100mAh battery while for connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11 ax), LTE Cat. 20 with up to 2Gbps download speeds, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
If you are looking forward to the first 5G phone from Samsung, here it is. The Galaxy S10 5G comes with a 5G modem which is the main thing differentiating it from the regular Galaxy S10. As we are aware, 5G is yet to roll out so, this is Samsung’s own modem that would herald the birth of the 5G era.
The Galaxy S10 5G comes with a huge 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It packs a mammoth 4500maH which will sure keep the lights on for a long time. This variant is only available 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Another distinguishing feature is the four camera lenses it packs. The fourth lens is a TOF camera while the others are the same with the Galaxy S10.
As for their pricing, the Galaxy S10 base variant with 8GB+128GB storage is launching at $900. On the other hand, the base 8GB/128GB version of the Galaxy S10+ is set to launch with a $1000 price tag. The new Galaxy S10e, on the other hand, is priced at $749 for the 6GB/128GB version. Pre-orders for the tree models will commence on February 21.