After a gazillion leaks, the Galaxy S10 series has been officially announced by Samsung at Unpacked held in San Fransisco.
Let’s go over all 3 devices one by one to see what’s new.
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the more premium device out of the 3 devices in the S10 lineup. It has a large 6.4” curved Dynamic AMOLED display of 1440p+ resolution and its image quality has been certified by VDE, a huge technical-scientific organization that deals with electronic and IT tech.
Gone is the rear fingerprint scanner and now Behind the screen we get the first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on a smartphone. In the top right corner is the dual punch hole camera that takes 10MP selfies and records 4K videos, complete with depth-sensing thanks to the secondary 8MP selfie snapper.
The rear camera is a triple shooter with dual OIS. The main camera (77°) has a 12MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and optical stabilization. The aperture of this camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The other two cameras are a 12MP telephoto shooter (45°), which has OIS and Phase Detection AF, and an ultra-wide camera (123°, fixed focus).
The Galaxy S10+ will be powered by either the Snapdragon 855 or the Exynos 9820 chipsets depending on your region. There’s 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage as standard which is expandable with up to 512GB microSD cards (dual SIM models have a hybrid slot). The premiere model has 12GB of RAM and 1TB storage. Pure insanity!
The phone packs a 4,100mAh battery that can be charged with the familiar Adaptive Fast Charge wired tech (15W, QC2.0 compatible) or the improved Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 (Qi and PMA compatible). No fancier fast charging tech unfortunately.
The S10+ features stereo speakers tuned by AKG and with Dolby Atmos support for a booming multimedia experience. The chipsets are cooled with vapor chambers for persistent performance. The S10 lineup also features optimizations for Unity-based games.
Wireless PowerShare allows you to charge wearables and other phones right from your Galaxy S10+. Even better, the phone can act as a wireless charging pad when you plug in a wired charger. Pretty useful.
There will be a special version of the Galaxy S10+ with a ceramic exterior, available in Black and White.
Pricing starts from $999.99
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is mostly similar to the S10+ but it is more compact with a 6.1” screen, but it uses the same Dynamic AMOLED tech with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. There is only one selfie camera, but it keeps the important features – 10MP stills and 4K video.
The rear camera is identical – 12MP main cam (f1.5 and f/2.4) with OIS, 12MP telephoto with OIS and 16MP ultra-wide angle cam.
The Galaxy S10 comes with 8GB of RAM again and 128GB or 512GB storage (plus microSD slot). It has a 3,400mAh battery with the same wired and wireless charging functions of the S10+.
Pricing starts from $899.99
The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the first S-flagship with a flat screen since the Galaxy S7. It’s still a Dynamic AMOLED panel (5.8 inch) with HDR+ support, however, it drops down to 1080p+ resolution. This model skips the in-display fingerprint reader in favor of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
On the back there are only two cameras – the telephoto module goes away, leaving only the 12MP main cam and 16MP ultra-wide angle shooter. The selfie cam is the same 10MP/4K module used on the S10.
Like the other two, the S10e features stereo speakers tuned by AKG and with Dolby Atmos support for a booming multimedia experience.
The Galaxy S10e starts with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, but there’s an 8GB/256GB option too. It has a 3,100mAh battery with fast wired and wireless charging, plus Wireless PowerShare.
Pricing starts from $749.99
All three Samsung Galaxy S10 models have LTE connectivity with speeds up to 2Gbps. They also support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard for up to 1.2Gbps local connections, plus Samsung Pay with NFC and MST.
The 3.5mm headphone port still lives with the S10 lineup, so it will be a relief for some.
The trio also shares the IP68 rating and the hardware-backed secure storage with Knox.
By the way, there’s also a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – that’s packs more than advanced connectivity.
Let’s explore the specifications of the new Galaxy S10 Series!
Let’s go over the pricing of each model.
Galaxy S10e with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage: $749.99
Galaxy S10e with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage: $849.99
Galaxy S10 with 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage: $899.99
Galaxy S10 with 8 GB RAM, 512 GB storage: $1,149.99
Galaxy S10+ with 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage: $999.99
Galaxy S10+ with 8 GB RAM, 512 GB storage: $1,249.99
Galaxy S10+ with 12 GB RAM, 1 TB storage: $1,599.99
These three phones go on pre-order tomorrow. You can buy them starting on March 8th.