The Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e bring new Infinity-O displays, a powerful 7nm-based Exynos chipset and One UI, among other things. The lineup will come to India soon with pre-order set to begin on February 22 on Flipkart.
- The Galaxy S10 pre-order in India begins on February 22 at 10am on Flipkart
- The Galaxy S10e is the most affordable of the three devices with a starting price of USD 749 (approx Rs 53,000)
- The Galaxy S10 and S10+ offer in-display fingerprint sensors and triple rear cameras
Samsung on Wednesday announced its latest and greatest flagship lineup for 2019, the Galaxy S10. The new Galaxy S10 series sees three devices, the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e, with the latter being the “affordable” flagship model. The lineup is similar in thought and philosophy to Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. The Galaxy S10 trio has been announced in the US, and is set to launch in India very soon.
All three phones in the Galaxy S10 line have been leaked several times ahead of launched, and nothing really comes as a surprise. That being said, these models bring some exciting new features to the flagship Galaxy line such as triple cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors, punch-hole displays and reverse wireless charging, among other things. If you weren’t aware of it already, here’s a look at some of the key specs and features of the Galaxy S10 lineup.
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e specifications
Display: The Galaxy S10e sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1440) Infinity-O display with 438ppi. The S10 brings a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) Infinity-O display with 550ppi, while the S10+ gets a 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) screen with 522ppi. All three devices sport Dynamic AMOLED displays with 19:9 aspect ratios and support HDR10+.
Processor: The Galaxy S10 trio run on the latest 7nm-based Exynos 9820 chipset.
RAM: The Galaxy S10e is offered with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. The S10 comes with 8GB of RAM and the S10+ comes with 8GB and 12GB of RAM.
Internal storage: The Galaxy S10e is offered in 128GB and 256GB storage options depending on the RAM. The S10 comes with 128GB and 512GB of internal storage, and the S10+ gets 128GB, 512GB and a whopping 1TB of internal storage.
Rear camera: The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with triple cameras on the back that includes a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and autofocus, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The S10e gets dual cameras with similar 12MP Dual Aperture and 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, but loses out on the 12MP telephoto camera.
Front camera: The Galaxy S10 and S10e offer a 10MP f/1.9 selfie camera, while the S10+ gets dual selfie cameras with a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 depth camera with support for Live Focus
Software: All three flagships ship with One UI based on Android Pie
Battery: The Galaxy S10+, S10 and S10e house 4,100mAh, 3,400mAh and 3,100mAh batteries, respectively
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e features
— The Galaxy S10 lineup offers a slight departure in design compared to last year’s flagships. The bezels around the display are thinner than ever, and the displays themselves now see a hole-punch cutout to house selfie cameras. The Galaxy S10 and S10e get a single, circular cutout on the top right corner for a single front-facing camera, while the S10+ gets a pill-shaped cutout for dual selfie camera.
— The S10 and S10+ get Samsung’s trademark curved displays with curved Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top, while the S10e gets a flat screen. The Galaxy S10 line is the first to sport new Dynamic AMOLED displays with HDR10+ support and peak brightness up to 1200 nits.
— The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are also the first Samsung phones to come with ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. The sensor, made by Qualcomm, offers a more seamless and intuitive way to unlock the display. This technology is supposedly faster than typical in-display fingerprint sensors.
— The rear panel is made up of glass on all three phones, allowing for wireless charging support. A new feature to this lineup is the reverse wireless charging feature that allows you to charge a device that supports wireless charging by placing it on the back of the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy Buds can also charge wirelessly on the Galaxy S10.
— One of the biggest upgrades to the S10 line is the triple camera setup on the regular S10 and the S10+. The 12MP + 12MP + 16MP configuration promises to deliver the right shot for a number of scenarios. The triple camera system allows Samsung to offer a telephoto and an ultra wide-angle lens, offering more ways to capture photos. The S10e, on the other hand, gets a dual camera setup, losing out on the telephoto sensor.
— Samsung has offered wireless charging for its flagship phones for a few years now, but this is the first time the company has introduced the reverse wireless charging feature, called Wireless PowerShare. This allows you to charge a device that supports wireless charging by placing it on the back of the S10. The phones now also support Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, which is said to be 30 per cent faster than before.
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e price and availability
The Galaxy S10 series has been announced for the US market right now, but the flagships will come to India soon enough. Pre-order in India starts from February 22 at 10am on Flipkart. The official India prices for the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e are yet to be revealed.
In the US, the Galaxy S10 carries a starting price of USD 899 (approx Rs 63,000), while the S10+ starts at USD 999 (approx Rs 70,000). The S10e is the cheapest of the lot with a starting price of USD 749 (approx Rs 53,000). The Galaxy S10 trio will be available for preorder in the US starting Thursday, February 21. The devices will start shipping from March 8.