21 Feb 2019
Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched, price starts at $750
As the company's most powerful smartphones till date, Samsung has launched its Galaxy S10 line-up today.
Dubbed as the S10+ and S10, these flagship phones come with Infinity-O displays, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, triple rear cameras, and industry-best internals.
Alongside the premium models, Samsung has also introduced a lower-cost S10e variant which comes with flagship specifications and starts at $750.
Here's our roundup.
Samsung Galaxy S10 series: At a glance
The premium S10+ and S10 feature Infinity-O displays with curved edges, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, and all-glass body. Notably, the S10+ has a pill-shaped display cutout for the dual selfie cameras.
The affordable S10e model gets a flat Infinity-O display with slim bezels, dual rear cameras, and a side mounted fingerprint scanner.
All models are also IP68-certified for dust and water resistance.
All about the screen
All models feature Dynamic AMOLED displays which come with HDR10+ certification, improved color accuracy and offer a peak brightness of 1,200 nits.
In terms of sizes, the S10+ and S10 sport 6.4-inch and 6.1-inch displays with QHD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, respectively.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S10e is more compact with a 5.8-inch screen and a full-HD+ resolution.
For the shutterbugs
The triple camera array on the S10+ and S10 comprise a 12MP (f/1.5-f/2.4) main sensor with dual aperture and dual pixel OIS, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto sensor with OIS and autofocus, and a 16MP (f/2.2) fixed focus ultra-wide angle sensor with a 123-degree field of view.
Meanwhile, S10e's dual camera setup has the same optics as the premium models but without the telephoto sensor.
Under the hood
The S10 line-up is powered by Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB/12GB of RAM (depending on the models).
The S10e and S10 come in 128GB/512GB storage options while S10+ is offered in 128GB/512GB/1TB storage variants (all further expandable upto 512GB).
Under the hood, S10e, S10, and S10+ run Android Pie-based One UI and pack 3,100mAh, 3,400mAh, and 4,100mAh batteries, respectively.
Connectivity options and sensors onboard the Galaxy S10 flagships
All the S10 models support dual-SIMs, 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat. 20), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, headphone jack, and USB Type-C port.
Moreover, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare (reverse wireless charging) are also available on the S10 flagships.
And while these phones come with all the standard sensors, the heart rate sensor is exclusive to the S10+ and S10.
Pricing and availability
While Galaxy S10e range starts at $749.99 (approx. Rs. 53,300), the premium S10 and S10+ models come at a starting price of $899.99 (approx. Rs. 63,900) and $999.99 (approx. Rs. 71,000), respectively.
All these S10 phones, available in a bunch of color options, will go on sale in the US on March 8 with pre-orders beginning today i.e. February 21.
Samsung has also launched the S10 5G model
Alongside the S10 series, Samsung has also launched the S10 5G variant.
This top-end model is identical to the S10+ but comes with a 6.7-inch display, 8GB RAM, 256GB of non-expandable storage, 4,500mAh battery and 5G wireless modem.
The 5G model also gets an additional 3D Depth sensor in the rear, while up front, the 3D sensor replaces the 8MP sensor found on S10+.
For the selfie lovers
The S10+ has a dual front camera setup featuring a 10MP (f/1.9) main sensor and 8MP (f/2.2) secondary sensor with dual pixel autofocus. The S10 and S10e feature a single 10MP (f/1.9) camera with dual pixel autofocus.