Prior to the announcement of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold, the South Korean handset maker also announced the successor to the S9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of smartphones. But somehow, I was drawn to the press release of the Galaxy Fold first. Anyways, here it is, the next-generation flagship is also official. Hmmm. Somehow, it does not sound as exciting. Though so, we can’t deny Samsung do know how design beautiful phones.
Off-the-bat, the hole punch camera kind of tickles our fancy. There’s even a dual-camera hole punched (of sort) on one the model (which, TBH, looks a little awkward). Speaking of which, this time round, Samsung has not two, not three, but four S10s to offer. There is the usual Galaxy S10 and S10+, plus a smaller S10e and a 5G variety called Galaxy S10 5G. Along with a new, gorgeous design, the Galaxy S10 also touts the Dynamic AMOLED display found on the Galaxy Fold.
It is also the first HDR10+-certified smartphone and the dimply is also VDE-certified “for vibrant bright colors and extraordinary contrast ratio for even deep blacks and bright whites.” Plus, it has color accuracy verified by DisplayMate and it has reduced blue light through its TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display. Galaxy S10 is also the first Samsung deice to boast And then there’s the Infinity-O Display, which basically the hole-punched display.
Also on the display is the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that scans the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint as opposed to 2D image and it has got FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification – the world’s first, btw. As for the processor, it gets 7 nm process 64-bit octacore (max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz) or a 8 nm process octacore processor (max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz), depending on the market and mobile operator, across the board.
Common features include Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, IP68 water and dust resistance, expandable storage via microSD card, Samsung suite of services like Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX. But those are just the highlights. For a quick specs run down, may we suggest you have a look at the official infographics posted with this article.
With the exception of the 5G model, the books for pre-order will open for the rest of model starting February 21, 2019. You will have a choice of acquiring it as an unlocked unit from Samsung.com, or from select telcos. Prices start at $749.99 for the base Galaxy S10e and runs up to $1,599.99 for the top spec’ed Galaxy S10+ with a whopping 1 TB of storage.
All images courtesy of Samsung.