30 Mar 2019
Galaxy S10 to get 25W fast-charging support via OTA update
One of the best Android smartphones till date, the Samsung Galaxy S10-series is set to get even better.
According to a report, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e will get 25W fast charging support - a significant upgrade over the existing 15W charging.
This much-appreciated feature is expected to arrive sometime next month via an over-the-air software update.
Here's everything to know.
Update will also bring long-exposure camera mode on S10-series
Quan Guixian, Samsung's president of Greater China region, has reportedly announced at an event that "S10 series will be able to unlock 25W fast charge through OTA", possibly sometime in April.
Notably, users will require a compatible 25W charger to enable this new fast charging support.
Moreover, the update will also add a long-exposure camera mode and the ability to use NFC access cards.
Soon, S10-series will charge up faster than most flagships
Talking of fast charging technology, Huawei leads with its 55W SuperCharge technology on Mate X.
Then there is OPPO's 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge, Honor's 40W charging tech and OnePlus' 30W Warp Charge (OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition).
Apple's latest flagships support 15W charging while Google's Pixel 3 phones support 18W charging.
Hence, with 25W fast charging, S10-series will soon charge up faster than most flagships.
Meanwhile, here's recalling the Samsung Galaxy S10 series
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 and 128/512GB storage options, respectively, 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.
Finally, here's the pricing of Samsung's Galaxy S10 range
The Galaxy S10e is priced at Rs. 55,900 for the solo 128GB storage variant.
Further, the Galaxy S10 is listed at Rs. 66,900 and Rs. 84,900 for the 128GB and 512GB storage models.
Lastly, the Galaxy S10+ costs Rs. 73,900 for the 128GB variant, Rs. 91,900 for the 512GB storage option, and Rs. 1,17,900 for the top-end 1TB variant.
For the selfie lovers
The Galaxy 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 Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e feature a single 10MP (f/1.9) camera with dual pixel autofocus.
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Android Pie-based One UI
- Dynamic AMOLED
- Exynos 9820
- Galaxy S10e
- Greater China
- Mate X
- OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- Quan Guixian
- Samsung Galaxy
- Samsung Galaxy S10-series
- Snapdragon 855
- W SuperCharge
- W SuperVOOC Flash Charge
- W Warp Charge