The Samsung S10 has been the one most anticipated smartphone of 2018, it is the newest Galaxy S series and the probably would be best flagship device in 2019. Samsung is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the Galaxy S10 by spicing things up with the device. At the Samsung Unpacked 2019 event, the company introduced the new newest member of the Galaxy S series, the S10 device which comes in four versions, the standard (S10), a pro (S10+), lite (S10e) and a 5G version which also is the company’s first 5G device.
The Galaxy S10 comes with impressive feature and better than its predecessor the Galaxy S9. Since it’s a premium device, there’s no surprise to the hefty price tag that comes along. The standard S10 goes for $900, S10 Plus $1,000, while the lite version or S10E tags $750. The Galaxy S10 5G price, however, is yet to be announced but definitely would be over a $1000. If you think any of this device is expensive, then you should check out the Samsung Galaxy Fold device.
The South Korean tech giant experienced low sales from its previous device, the S9 and is now seeking to level up and regain its title as the world’s top smartphone brand. Samsung has already made a brilliant move by targeting the mid-range segment with the Galaxy M series and made them affordable to the masses.
Samsung S10 features an edge-to-edge Infinity-O display with tiny bezels, up to six cameras and it also comes with the ability to wirelessly charge another device. We’ve seen that on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro. The device takes the title of the first smartphone to incorporate an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader, which unlocks the Galaxy S10 using sound waves. Up to 1TB of built-in storage (Pretty cool). The device will run the all-new Samsung One UI based on the latest Android Pie OS. A cutting-edge Snapdragon 855 processor and 5G capabilities to the most premium version.
Interestingly, the S10 still gets a headphone jack, however, Samsung has decided to do away with 3D face unlock. Cool or not cool? you tell me. The 5G model will come with a 3D depth-sensing camera on the front and back, but that will only assist with photography and AR, not with the iPhone XS-style of unlocking your phone with your face. (More on this in the fingerprint unlocking section below.)
You can already preorders for all Samsung Galaxy S10 device except for the 5G model which is yet to be released. Every preorder comes with a free set of Galaxy Buds as a gift. Visit Samsung Store to preorder.
Now, lets me the all-new Galaxy S10 devices.
Galaxy S10: The Standard model ($900)
The standard S10 launches with a 6.1-inch AMOLED display in a relatively compact frame all thanks to the teeny-tiny bezels around the sides. You get two curved screens, plus Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 on the front, and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. The brand boasts that the device is the first to earn HDR10+ certification which competes with Dolby Vision.
The S10 packs three rear cameras – 12-megapixel dual aperture wide-angle lens with OIS (main), a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor with fixed focus, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS that can achieve 2x optical zoom. That means you’re able to take portrait photos and photos from any of the sensors, just by toggling on the screen.
For the front-facing camera, you get a single 10MP camera with a dual aperture which is also present on the Galaxy S9. The dual aperture simply lets you take a clearer picture in a low-light environment by letting in more light to the camera.
The Galaxy S10 debut the world’s first ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner, which is also present in the S10 Plus. The S10e, on the other hand, uses a fingerprint sensor. Read more on it as you scroll down.
The S10 will be available in 128GB or 512GB storage options, both having 8GB RAM to maintain smooth performance. The storage can further be expanded via a micro SD slot. The battery didn’t get many upgrades but the 3,400mAh will surely do a thing on the device, plus there’s a wireless fast charging 2.0 to give you boast when you’re running low on power.
Galaxy S10 Plus: The 1TB storage ($1,000)
With $100 more than the standard S10, you get a larger screen (6.4 inches), dual front-facing cameras, and a bigger battery (4,100 mAh). The rear camera remains the same, but the S10 Plus adds an 8-megapixel sensor that to help you take depth-mode portrait selfies using hardware, instead of using the device software. The main selfie camera, however, remains the same.
You can as well get the S10 Plus in 128GB or 512GB storage options, and if you find the need for more storage, you can opt for the 1TB version which also bags 12GB RAM. Moreover, S10 plus will be available with a ceramic back option in white and black if you purchased the 512GB or 1TB models.
Galaxy S10E: The Cheap S10 ($750)
With a reduction in price, the S10e compares the iPhone Xr while getting a compact screen of 5.8-inch, a single camera and dual rear cameras (a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 12-megapixel dual aperture wide-angle lens with OIS). The selfie camera didn’t change too, a single 10-megapixel selfie cam, just like standard S10.
S10e also missed out the curved screens, it comes with a flat-screen like the Galaxy M10 and M20. Also, the device doesn’t have the in-display fingerprint sensor, rather it has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the right side, on the power button. S10e uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back for more durability.
The battery is 300mAh smaller to the standard version, a 3,100mAh built-in battery, and you can get it either 128GB with 6GB RAM or 256GB with 8GB RAM storage option. You can further extend the storage via Micro SD card slot.
Looking at what Samsung has put into this device, it’s clear that Samsung is not just after the American giant Apple, it’s also aiming to compete with manufacturers like OnePlus in the premium phone segment.
Galaxy S10 5G: The King (price TBA, but likely over $1,000)
While details of the standard, plus and the lite version where revealed to us, Samsung has decided not to disclose much about the Galaxy S10 5G model. But from what we know, the 5G model will feature a huge a 6.7-inch screen, two front-facing cameras and four cameras on the back. Yes, you heard it, four cameras, this is as a result of the addition of a 3D depth-sensing camera in addition to all the lenses on from the S10 Plus.
This camera improvement/addition, however, is not a big deal because it will only be useful for fancy photo tricks and AR, adding no security features like securely scanning your face seen on Apple’s Face ID. So, you don’t get too excited about it…
The selling point of the Galaxy S10, however, is the ability to download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls.
The 5G S10 also will get a 5G tattoo printed on the back and four rear cameras lined horizontally.
In case of the 5G model, Samsung has coupled it with a 4,500-mAh battery and it will be available in 256GB of storage (can’t be expanded) with 8GB RAM.
Their no words regarding the price but we expect it go as high as the Galaxy Fold, just saying. It’ll be more expensive to the S10 Plus, that’s for sure. However, the device will get to Verizon in Q2 by April before arriving at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Xfinity Mobile later in Q2 by the end of June.
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10E will come in a variety of colors like Flamingo Pink, Canary Yellow, Prism Green, and Prism Blue, Black, and Prism White. Not all country will be getting every color though.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Full Device Specs
|Samsung Galaxy S10E||Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels||6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels||6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels||6.7-inch AMOLED|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in||5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in||6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in||6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||142 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm||162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94 mm|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||5.29 oz.; 150 g||5.53 oz.; 157 g||6.17 oz.; 175 g||6.98 oz.; 198 g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI|
|Camera||16-megapixel, 12-megapixel||16-megapixel (ultra-wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra-wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra-wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA)|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel||10-megapixel||10-megapixel, 8-megapixel||10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA)|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 512GB||512GB, 1TB||256GB|
|RAM||6GB, 8GB||8GB||8GB, 12GB||8GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||No|
|Battery||3,100 mAh||3,400 mAh||4,100 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||Power button||In-screen||In-screen||TBA|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0|
The Samsung Galaxy S10 device is really impressive and there’s no doubt to the fact that Samsung has worked tirelessly to bring a better device compared to the S9 of last year. So, what do you think about these devices? share your views and thoughts with us in the comment section below.