After the months of leaks & rumours as Samsung finally unveiled the tenth edition of its flagship Galaxy S series with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus at its Unpacked event in San Francisco.
This year there’s a New edition to the flagship lineup of S10 family which is Galaxy S10e, the smallest among all of the s10 series and Samsung’s answers to iPhone XR, which Apple launched last year.
Samsung Galaxy S10e
As mentioned above the S10e is the smallest & most affordable smartphone among its siblings. S10e has a 5.8-inch QHD+ Infinity O display ie – snubbing the notch trend and adopting Punch hole display ( 2280×1080) pixel resolution with Gorilla Glass 5 protection although one thing is to note here is that S10e has a flat display unlike s10, s10 plus which has dual-curved displays on the edges and also has a bigger chin at the bottom than other two galaxy’s.
Processor – The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM & 128GB and 8GB/256 internal storage respectively, s10e will run on One UI (Samsung new skin) on top of Android 9 Pie. It has a side-mounted physical fingerprint sensor.
Cameras – S10e has dual rear cameras placed horizontally, in which one camera is a 12MP (Main) with f/1.5 aperture (77 degrees) wide which is optically stabilized and the second camera is a 16MP ultra-wide with an f/2.2 to f/1.5 variable aperture with a flash, 10MP front camera with an f/1.9 aperture for selfies. Other camera features include – AR emoji, live focus, shot selection, 4K selfie recording, HDR+ etc.
The handset has a 3100mAh support for fast wireless charging and also reverse wireless which can charge ie – using its own battery to wirelessly charge other Qi-compatible devices such as iPhone, Galaxy Buds. Samsung also included some enhancement to its Bixby.
Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in five colours – Flamingo Pink, Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue and Canary Yellow although Green and Yellow variant will be available later in the US. Galaxy S10e is priced $750 for 6/128GB, $849 for 8GB/256GB.
Samsung Galaxy S10
This device sits right in between the S10e & S10 Plus in terms of size and display as it has a 6.1-inch QHD+ Infinity O display (2280×1080) pixel resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top of it, which also houses a punch-hole selfie camera just like s10e.
S10 also has the same processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 chipset with Adreno 640/Mali G76 GPU and it will also be available in two variants – 8GB RAM & 128GB and 8GB/256 internal storage with One UI on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box. If you are wondering where is the physical fingerprint, don’t worry as it has now just been shifted to the front with an Under- display Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
For Optics – The Galaxy S10 has a triple camera setup on the back, 12MP with f/1.5 aperture (77 degree) wide, a second 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 to f/1.5 variable aperture (45 degree) zoom, OIS, autofocus and lastly a 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture with a flash, 10MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture for selfies.
The device has a 3400mAh battery, which is just 300mAh more than its s10e, supports wireless charging and also Wireless Poweshare ie- Reserve Wireless charging, which debuted last year with Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The handset retains the iconic 3.5mm headphone jack, IP68 certified.
S10 will be available in three colours – Prism White, Prism Green and Prism Black and is priced at $899 for 8/128GB and $1149 for 8/256GB.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The Galaxy S10 Plus is the biggest of them all with a 6.4inch QHD+ Infinity O, HDR10+ ready display (2280×1080) pixel resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top of it, it has almost not visible side bezels and also relatively small chin and a Punch hole design to host two dual cameras.
S10 Plus also has the same processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 chipset (depending upon the market) with Adreno 640/Mali G76 GPU and it will also be available in three variants 8GB/256GB, 8Gb/512GB and a special S10 Plus edition which has 12GB RAM & 1TB of internal storage (highest internal storage available on any smartphone), will have One UI on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box. If you are wondering where the physical fingerprint, don’t worry as it has now been shifted to the front with an Under-display Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm, which is indeed better than the optical ones found in the Oneplus or Vivo.
The Galaxy S10 Plus has the same triple camera setup on its back, 12MP with f/1.5 aperture (77 degree) wide, a second 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture (45 degree) zoom, OIS, autofocus and lastly a 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture with a flash, 10MP +8MP dual front camera with f/1.9 aperture and depth sensing.
The S10 Plus has the largest battery in among all its siblings as it has 4100mAh battery with support fast wireless charging 2.0 & reverse wireless charging. All the Galaxy S10 series retains the iconic 3.5mm headphone jack which nowadays has become rarety in flagship smartphones.
It will be available in three colours – Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green, the special S10 Edition also is available in two colours – Ceramic Black, Ceramic White. The handset is priced at $999 for 8GB/128GB, $1249 for 8GB/512GB and lastly $1599 for 12GB/1TB. Pre-order for S10 & S10 will begin on 21 February and as part of a pre-booking offer, Samsung is offering Samsung Buds and sale from March 8 onwards.