28 February 2019
Finally, after tons of leaks and rumors, the South Korean giant Samsung wraps off the cover from the much-awaited flagships Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. As reported earlier both the phones are Samsung's first flagships with the Infinity-O display. Both the phones camera hole is on the top right corner. The bottom only has an ultra-thin bezel. On the rear side, both the phones cameras are aligned horizontally in the center. The cameras setup is slightly protruding.
The left edge on both the phones have physical buttons for volume controls and dedicated Bixby button whereas the right edge has a power button. On the bottom edge, both have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C port for connectivity and charging. The SIM tray with dedicated MicroSD slot is on the top edge. Another prominent aspect of both the phones is under-glass Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner which works significantly better than the optical sensors.
The Galaxy S9 design language was almost similar like the Galaxy S8 but fortunately, that's not the case with the 10th anniversary Galaxy S10 series. Due to the punch hole display, the Galaxy S10 packed a larger display than its predecessor. The Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inches Dynamic AMOLED dual curved display with Quad HD+ screen resolution. The display now supports HDR 10+ and the aspect ratio is 19:9.
Under the hood, the US-bound variant will be running on the Qualcomm's latest best 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC with max clocking at 2.84Ghz. The international model will have the Exynos 9820 chipset built on the 8nm process. The base model features 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top of the line variant comes with 512GB storage. The built-in storage on both models is further expandable via MicroSD.
The Galaxy S10 comes with triple rear cameras, the primary sensor is a 12MP wide-angle module 77-degrees field of view. The secondary sensor is an ultra wide-angle 16MP module with an f/1.9 aperture. The secondary sensor field of view is 123-degrees. Last but not least the third sensor is a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The device supports HDR10+ video recording. Up front, the selfie snapper is a 10MP module with dual pixel autofocus and it can record 4K videos as well.
As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie based Samsung One UI. The new UI is much cleaner and specially optimized to use large display phones with a single hand. The Galaxy S10 lights are kept on by a 3,400mAh battery. It supports fast charging as well as reverse wireless charging (Power Share). The Galaxy S10 dimensions are 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm and weigh 157g
Being the Plus model the Galaxy S10 Plus is packed with slightly better hardware than the standard model. The Galaxy S10 Plus supports a 6.4-inches Dynamic AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution. Its aspect ratio is also 19:9. It is powered up by the Exynos 9820/ Snapdragon 855 SoC like the S10. The base model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-tier models come with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB/1TB storage. All the models support memory expansion using MicroSD.
The rear cameras setup on the Galaxy S10 Plus is exactly similar like the standard S10, however, it has dual selfie snappers. The secondary sensor on the front-facing side is an 8MP depth-sensing RGB sensor to capture better portrait shots. The Galaxy S10 Plus is running on a 4,100mAh battery cell. Like the standard model, it also comes with a Power share feature.
The Galaxy S10E is the toned down variant of S10 lineup. It comes with a 5.8-inches flat AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution. It is also running on the Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 like the other two models. The base model comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-tier model comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The Galaxy S10e has dual rear cameras, the primary rear snapper is wide-angle 16MP module whereas the secondary sensor is an ultra-wide 12MP module. Both these sensors are the same as the other variants of S10 lineup. The selfie snapper on the S10E is same as the standard Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10E dimensions are 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm and weigh 150g. A 3,100mAh battery is on board to keep the device lights on.
As far as the availability is a concern the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus goes on pre-order soon after the announcement in the US and many other regions with a release from March 8th. The Galaxy S10 base model with 128GB storage costs £799, the 512GB model can be purchased at £999. The Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB variants will be available at £899, £1099, and £1,399 respectively.
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