Samsung Galaxy S10-series has finally been unveiled. The South Korean consumer electronics giant unveiled its flagship series an event in San Francisco on Wednesday; ahead of MWC 2019 next week. As extensively rumoured, Samsung launched three models – the Galaxy S10, S10+, and the S10e – all with “hole-punch” selfie cameras.
All three Galaxy S10 smartphones share a few significant common specifications; such as the processor, Dynamic AMOLED displays with HDR10+ certification, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare. The last is something new for Samsung; a reverse wireless charging feature similar to what Huawei unveiled with the Mate 20 Pro. Pretty much everything else, is different between the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S10e.
Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e price
The Samsung Galaxy S10 price starts from $899.99 (roughly Rs. 63,900), and will be available in Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, and Prism White colour variants. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ price starts from $999.99 (roughly Rs. 71,000); and will be available in Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, and Prism White colour variants; as well as Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S10e price starts from $749.99 (roughly Rs. 53,300), and will be available in Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, and Prism White colour variants, apart from Canary Yellow.
All three Samsung Galaxy S10-Series phones will go on sale in March 8 in the US, while pre-orders in the US open tomorrow, i.e., February 21.
For now, Samsung has not detailed the price of the Galaxy S10 5G variant, but said it will become available via Verizon in the US before being made available via other US-based carriers later in the ‘Summer’
Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in a dual-SIM variant in some regions. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie, with the company’s One UI customisation on top. The Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 550ppi pixel density. It is powered by the 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC (2.8GHz+2.4GHz+1.7GHz) in some regions, and the 8nm octa-core Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC (2.7GHz+2.3GHz+1.9GHz) in other regions such as India. It features 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
There is a triple rear camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy S10, with the company’s Dual OIS (optical image stabilisation) technology. The setup consists of a 12-megapixel 77-degree lens wide-angle camera coupled with 2PD autofocus, a variable aperture ranging from f/1.5 to f/2.4, and OIS; a 12-megapixel 45-degree lens telephoto (0.5x and 2x optical zoom) camera with autofocus, an f/2.4 aperture, and OIS; apart from a 16-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide lens camera with fixed focus and an f/2.2 aperture. The setup also provides up to 10x digital zoom.
On the front, the Samsung Galaxy S10 uses a single selfie camera – a 10-megapixel sensor coupled with 2PD autofocus, an f/1.9 aperture, and 80-degree lens. The Galaxy S10 comes in two inbuilt storage variants – 128GB and 512GB – both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).
Sensors on board the Galaxy S10 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass (magnetometer), gyroscope, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, and RBG light sensor. As we mentioned, it also bears an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat. 20), Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery. It measures 149.9×70.4×7.8mm, and weighs 157 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is identical to the Galaxy S10 in several ways. It features a larger 6.4-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display, retaining the same 19:9 aspect ratio but having a lower pixel density of 438ppi. It is powered by the same processors, but apart from 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, also features a 12GB LPDDR4x RAM option.
The rear camera setup on the Galaxy S10+ is identical to the Galaxy S10, however, on the front, the smartphone features a dual selfie camera – a first for the company. The primary selfie camera is the same as the sensor on the Galaxy S10, coupled with an 8-megapixel fixed focus RGB depth sensor featuring an f/2.2 aperture and a 90-degree lens. The Galaxy S10+ comes in three inbuilt storage variants – 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB – all three of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).
Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones features the same sensors, including the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, as well as the same connectivity options. It runs on a 4,100mAh battery. It measures 157.6×74.1×7.8mm, and weighs 175 grams.