After unveiling its newest high-end smartphones, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Buds at its UNPACKED 2019 event ahead of MWC 2019, Samsung has launched them in India today. All three phones went on pre-orders in India two weeks ago, and Samsung claims that they have received more than twice the pre-orders it received for the Galaxy S9 series last year. The Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus will go on sale today. Samsung is also offering Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch bundles for those who purchase a Galaxy S10 phone.
The Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus compete with the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max, respectively, and the pricing is really competitive compared to Apple’s smartphones. However, these phones also compete with the likes of the OnePlus 6T, which is more affordable but comes with a year-old processor and lacks features like the dust and water resistant, wireless charging, and a 3.5 headphone jack.
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Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus: Price, Sale Date, Offers
The Galaxy S10e costs INR 55,900, and it is available in only one storage configuration in India: 6GB RAM+128GB storage. It is available in Prism Black and Prism White colors.
The Galaxy S10, which is being offered in Prism Black, Prism Blue, and Prism White colors, is available in two variants: 6GB RAM+128GB storage (INR 66,900) and 8GB RAM+512GB storage (INR 84,900).
The Galaxy S10 Plus costs INR 73,900 for the variant with 8GB RAM+128GB storage, INR 91,900 for the variant with 8GB RAM+512GB storage, and INR 1,17,900 for the variant with 12GB RAM+1TB storage. The Galaxy S10 Plus is available in Ceramic Black, Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, and Porcelain White, but the availability of colors depends on the storage variant.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and the S10 Plus will be available to purchase starting from 8th March. As for the offers, Samsung has partnered with HDFC bank to provide users with INR 6,000 cashback on the purchase of any Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active: Price, Sale Date, Offers
Samsung has priced the Galaxy Buds at INR 9,999. However, people buying any Galaxy S10 smartphone can get the Galaxy Buds for just INR 4,999. The Galaxy Buds will go on sale starting 8th March. Currently, there are no offers on Galaxy Buds.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch Active during the launch event. However, the brand has not yet unveiled its pricing or availability.
Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus: Specifications
The Galaxy S10e, S10, and the S10 Plus all run Android 9 Pie-based One UI. They have an aluminum-and-glass sandwich design, Exynos 9820 processor, and Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with HDR10+ video playback. These phones also come with stereo speakers, Samsung Pay, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, Samsung DEX, Gear VR compatibility, a dedicated Bixby button (remappable after a software update), Dolby Atmos audio, and Hi-Res audio playback. All phones also come with Samsung’s AKG-tuned in-ear-canal wired earphones in the box.
Connectivity features include GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS), Wi-Fi ax/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, MST, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. All three Galaxy S10 series phones feature fast wired charging (18W), fast wireless charging (15W), and reverse wireless charging (4.5W). The only differences among these phones are their screen size, screen resolution, selfie camera, rear-facing camera, fingerprint reader, and the battery capacity.
The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 6. It has a 10MP selfie camera with dual-pixel PDAF, f/1.9 aperture, and 4K video recording. At the rear, the phone has a 12MP+16MP dual-camera setup. The 12MP sensor is fitted with f/1.5-f/2.4 dual-aperture, OIS, DP-PDAF, 4K video recording at 30/60fps and HDR10+ video recording mode as well. The phone features a side-mounted fingerprint reader and a 3100mAh battery.
The Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution, while the Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD+ resolution. Both phones feature in-display ultrasonic fingerprint readers and triple-camera setups at the rear. The Galaxy S10 has the same 10MP single selfie camera like that of the S10e, while the Galaxy S10 Plus gets an additional 8MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, so self-portrait images with background blur are even better. The Galaxy S10 comes packed with a 3400mAh battery, while the Galaxy S10 Plus features a 4100mAh battery. Both phones also feature heart-rate monitor beside the rear-facing cameras.