Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones. The lineup has not three as speculated, but four new devices – the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G. These smartphones bring with them new and more powerful processors, a punch-hole display for a maximum screen to body ratio, better camera hardware, larger batteries, revamped unlocking options, and faster connectivity. Let us have a look a detailed look at their features, specifications, and price.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Features, Specifications, and Price
The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the most affordable smartphone in its lineup. The device costs $749 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and $849 for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The device is currently on pre-order and it will start shipping from 8th March,
The Galaxy S10e comes with what Samsung calls as Dynamic AMOLED screen. It has a punch-hole for the front-facing camera, extremely thin bezels on all corners, and an industry-first HDR10+ capability. The screen itself is a 5.8-inch unit with Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e features a dual-camera setup on the back with a 12MP main camera and a 16MP ultra-wide camera. The 12MP camera sensor has OIS, dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, and an f/1.5 aperture, while the 16MP camera has fixed focus, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 123-degree viewing angle. The rear-camera setup can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second. Moreover, rear-cameras can record HDR10+ videos, which is an industry first. The front-facing camera has a 10-megapixels resolution, dual-pixel autofocus (again an industry-first), and an f/1.9 aperture.
Samsung has not yet revealed the processor models of the S10 series smartphones. All that Samsung has unveiled about the processors so far is that they feature either 7nm or 8nm architecture. From what we know, the Galaxy S10 series smartphones will come with either Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 processors depending upon the region. In addition to above-mentioned storage options, the Galaxy S10e also has a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 512GB. On the software front, the Galaxy S10e features Android 9 Pie OS along with Samsung’s OneUI customization.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The smartphone has a 3100mAh battery. Samsung has not made any improvements in the wired charging speed. The S10e still features the Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging that we have been seeing from the past 5 years. The device, however, comes with Wi-Fi ax, which as many of you might know, is fast than the ongoing Wi-Fi ac. Speaking of connectivity, the Galaxy S10e has USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC, MST, and dual SIM card option.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Features, Specifications, and Price
The Samsung Galaxy S10 costs $899 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and $1149 for 8GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. Unfortunately, you don’t get 256GB storage option with the S10. The device is currently on pre-order and it will start shipping from 8th March,
The Galaxy S10 has a slightly larger, 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display. This one comes with a higher, QHD+ resolution for more sharpness. The display of the Galaxy S10 has all the features from the display of the S10e. Additionally, this one features an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device.
The Galaxy S10 brings with it a triple-camera setup. The extra camera here is a 12MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. This camera sensor also has OIS and phase-detection autofocus. The other two cameras on the back, video recording, and the front-facing camera of the Galaxy S10 are the same as that of the Galaxy S10e.
The Galaxy S10 features the same processor and connectivity options as the Galaxy S10e. The smartphone has a microSD card slot too. The device comes with a larger, 3400mAh battery. The battery even supports reverse wireless charging to charge other devices wirelessly on the go.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Features, Specifications, and Price
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus costs $999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, $1249 for 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant, and $1599 for the 12GB RAM + 1TB storage variant. The device is currently on pre-order and it will start shipping from 8th March,
The Galaxy S10 has now become the first smartphone in the world to feature 1TB inbuilt storage. If 1TB of storage isn’t enough for you, then there is also a microSD card slot that can up the overall storage capacity to 1.5TB.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has all the features of the Galaxy S10. Additionally, it comes with larger display size, larger battery size, and a dual-camera at the front. Starting with the display, it is a 6.4-inch unit packing all the features from the S10’s display. The battery is a 4100mAh unit, which is so far the biggest battery Samsung has ever put in an S series smartphone. There is a dual-camera at the features the same 10MP main camera as the Galaxy S10, but it also comes with an 8MP RGB depth-sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Features, Specifications, and Price
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the first smartphone in the world with 5G connectivity. It comes in only one variant; 8GB RAM + 256GB storage So far, the brand has neither revealed its pricing, nor its availability. The Galaxy S10 5G will land exclusively on 5G networks.
The Galaxy S10 5G has all the features of Galaxy S10 Plus and more. For starters, the Galaxy S10 5G comes with a massive 6.7-inch screen. The device boasts a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging over USB PD 3.0 that its other siblings lack. The S10 5G has a quadruple-camera on the back as opposed to triple-camera on the Galaxy S10 Plus. This additional camera on the back is a 3D ToF sensor to measure the depth of a subject and create a 3D map of surroundings to help the camera in providing accurate background blur, and to aid in AR applications. The dual-camera setup on the front is also slightly different. While the S10 Plus has a 10MP main camera, and an 8MP depth-sensor, the Galaxy S10 5G has a 10MP main camera and a 3D ToF camera instead of the 8MP depth-sensor.