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Samsung Finally Unveils The Galaxy S10 In All Its Glory, Here’s All You Need To Know

Pre Release

The Galaxy S10 has been the talk of 2018 and undoubtedly the most awaited smartphone of the year. With Samsung taking extreme measures to ensure the perfectness of the device, the S10 is bound to succeed. Up until now, we’d had learnt a lot of information about the phone itself from geometrics of the phone to the core features and not to forget the specifications. But today Samsung has finalized everything with the announcement of the Galaxy S10.

With the S10 Samsung really preplanned its release to perfection. Having a device with updated specs and features at the very start of the year offers users a better option when half the market is still waiting to release their smartphones in October. The Galaxy S10 powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset offers top of the line performance never before seen. Xiaomi took a very similar approach with the Mi9 but taking Samsung’s standpoint into consideration it is very well confirmed that the S10 will most certainly be the game changer.

Official Launch

Today Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 in all its glory. The smartphone itself I’ve got to say has truly brought the renders to life. The device itself has brought to life the best grade specifications and hardware available on the market. From the display to the cameras the device will surely set a new benchmark for manufacturers to beat. Given how the Samsung shaped it’s Galaxy S series smartphones it is evident that they’ve come a long way and for a 10 year anniversary things had to be different.

The display of the smartphone has been the highlight of the phone itself. When the leaks first surfaced, having a punch hole display or dubbed the “Infinity-O” display proved to be a bold move. In a market filled with notched devices, a punch hole offers a neat and aesthetic look to your device and Samsung as always is the first to start the standard. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display is not only the highest rated display on the smartphone alongside being the first HDR10+ certified display but offers a wide colour palette and vibrant colours. Not only that but the S10 raises the bar for in display fingerprint sensors as well. Throughout 2018 we saw various devices having in display fingerprint sensors capturing a 2D image of a fingerprint. Samsung, on the other hand, takes matters serious with the first ever ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on a smartphone adding a whole new layer of security.

The Regular Galaxy S10 & The S10+

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Just like every iteration of the Galaxy S lineup, this year Samsung has introduced the classic S10 and the S10+ having a very similar spec sheet and geometry with a sole change in display size and battery size. The S10 offers an ethical single front camera just like the S10e while the S10+ has a more unique looking dual camera set up at the front. As far as the back of the device is concerned, both the phones share the same geometrics and the same trio of sensors at the back. With the S10 and the S10+, it all comes down to personal preference since both the devices perform very similar and despite changes in battery size and display size, both the phones will offer a very similar battery life.

Moreover, the devices both prove to bring significant improvements over the previous smartphones. Samsung despite having the S10e and the S10 5G has made the regular S10s somewhat mainstream. Both the devices are balanced to a great accurate extent and would provide a very satisfactory performance nevertheless. Powered by the Snapdragon 855 the Galaxy S10 takes portable computing to a whole new level.

The S10+ takes first place in DxO Mark’s selfie rankings. Samsung has clearly put a ton of emphasis on the flagship’s 10 year anniversary while keeping everything to perfection. The software experience of all the S10s has improved drastically. Gone are the days when the use of a custom launcher was mandatory over the pale looking TouchWiz. OneUI and Bixby have come a long way with Bixby being more matured and learned while the software experience is snappy and efficient. OneUI not only performs better but with the dawn of the dark mode, the UI looks cleaner than ever. With the dedicated Bixby button folks will now be able to program the button according to their needs, thank you Samsung for listening!

Harness The Power Of 5G With The S10 5G

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5G has been the topic which has gained a ton of exposure throughout 2018 and with Snapdragon’s 855 chip things were definitely looking interesting. Samsung with the S10 5G brings 5G to a consumer level beating everyone to the race. Having the X50 modem Samsung achieves insane speeds, 4K video calls, high fidelity VR, AR and what not. With new 5G technology, users will now be able to enjoy high graphic cloud games without a hiccup.

The 5G variant of the S10 wasn’t as blatant when it came to actual leaks and it is evident that Samsung wanted it to be a show stopper with a better spec sheet and a better overall experience. The S10 5G outperforms every other S10 in almost all departments. From a bigger display coming in at 6.7-inch and a bigger 4500 mAh battery and not to mention the X50 modem by Qualcomm. When it comes to the cameras on the different S10s, Samsung has fitted a quad camera setup on the S10 5G which means you’ll get a telephoto lens, a wide angle lens and an ultra wide angle lens. Although the S10 5G does add a layer of improvements over the rest of the S10 devices yet Samsung has decided to maintain a 256GB/8GB standard with the phone with no expandable storage options.

Being the first ever to bring 5G technology to the mainstream market definitely has its perks and with Samsung already working hard on bringing the tech to every corner of the globe. Having released the first 5G device, Samsung has pretty much cornered the market which is yet to build throughout 2019. Undoubtedly, the S10 5G takes premium smartphones to a whole new level.

The S10e – A Budget Option For Not A Very Budget Price

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The S10e is undoubtedly the most hyped device after the 5G variant by Samsung. Rumours suggested its price to be around the $650 mark but at the launch, Samsung clarified that the phone will indeed cost $749.99 for the base model. Truth be told the price tag pretty much justifies the device itself. Having a smaller display coming in at 5.8-inch with a battery of 3,100mAh the S10e offers the same chipset as the rest of the devices.

With a single punch hole at the front, the S10e definitely has an aesthetic look which may attract a classic enthusiast. The rear of the smartphone houses a dual camera setup namely the wide angle and the ultra wide angle lens with all the fun features. While sacrificing the telephoto lens, the S10e offers the same structural integrity as the other S10s and consists of similar raw materials.

Hitting the $750 price point sort of puts Samsung in an awkward position for their Alpha series mid-rangers. With brands like OnePlus and Xiaomi constantly pushing the limits of innovation while keeping the price bar low, the Galaxy S10e would have to beat some serious competition. The question still remains if the S10e is worth ditching Chinese brands. Samsung has had a rough history with keeping their devices up to date and with competitive manufacturers providing support for well over 2 years, Samsung would have to bring in some quality support for the S10e.

Tech enthusiasts, critics and most importantly the consumers will most definitely have their eyes on the S10e and how it performs. Perfection is key here for Samsung to set a new era of smartphones.

Specifications & Features

Overall the S10 definitely raises the bar for pretty much every aspect of a smartphone. With IP 68 water and dust resistance, Fast charge 2.0 and various other features like Bixby, Samsung DeX, Health, Pay etc. For the first time ever Samsung introduces 1TB storage on the S10+ with an additional option of a 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB. The complete specifications for all four of the variants are listed below.

ModelSamsung Galaxy S10ESamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10 PlusSamsung Galaxy S10 5G
Size/Display 5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi) 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Samsung Exynos 9820Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Samsung Exynos 9820Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Samsung Exynos 9820
Storage 6GB/8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB + 256GB
(No MicroSD)
Battery3100mAh3400mAh4100mAh4,500mAh
Cameras Rear: Dual Camera with OIS
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoomFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront: Dual Camera
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– 3D Depth: hQVGA



Front:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA
Extra FeaturesIP68, Wireless Fast Charging 2.0, One UIIP68, Wireless Fast Charging 2.0, One UIIP68, Wireless Fast Charging 2.0, One UIIP68, Wireless Fast Charging 2.0, One UI
ColorsPrism White, Prism Green, Prism Black, Canary YellowPrism White, Prism Green, Prism BlackPrism White, Prism Green, Prism Black | Ceramic Black, Ceramic White ( Exclusive for 12GB/1TB varaint)Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Black
Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)

Pricing & Availability – Starting At Just $750

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The phones will be available in 6 exciting new colours named
Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink while the S10+ will be available in two new premium ceramic finishes namely Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. The phones will hit markets on March 8, 2019. Pricing starts at $899.99 for Galaxy S10, $999.99 for Galaxy S10+ and $749.99 for Galaxy S10e. Preorders begin tomorrow and for a limited time, users would receive a pair of Galaxy Buds worth $130 for free.

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