Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e Features and Pre-order Details

Samsung Galaxy is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and there is no better way to celebrate it than introducing a couple of world firsts smartphones. This can be seen from the three recently released models that form the Samsung Galaxy S10 group. Features seen in the new phones are Dynamic AMOLED – the successor to Super AMOLED and the first HDR10+ compatible mobile displays. You will also see Wireless PowerShare (for reverse mireless charging) featured on all three as a faster way of wireless charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ introduces the first ultrasonic fingerprint readers, which is capable of scanning your finger in 3D, unlike the optical readers which only see a 2D image. This is more accurate and it has gotten the nod from the FIDO Alliance.

Now let us take a look at the three new phones bit by bit.

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Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e Features and Pre-order Details

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Features

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the highest among the lneup. It comes with a large 6.4 inch curved Dynamic AMOLED display of 1440p+ resolution and its image quality has been certified by VDE, a big technical-scientific organisation that deals with electronic and IT tech.

Behind the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on a phone. In the top right corner, you will find dual punch cameras that take 10MP selfies and records 4K videos, complete with depth sensing, thanks to the 8MP selfie snapper.

The rear camera comprises a triple shooter with dual OIS. The main camera (77°) has a 12MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and optical stabilization. The aperture of this camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The other two cameras are a 12MP telephoto shooter (45°), which has OIS and Phase Detection AF, and an ultra-wide camera (123°, fixed focus).

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with either a Snapdragon 855 chipset or Exynos 9820 chipset depending on your region. The chipset is paired with 8GB or RAM and 128GB internal storage as standard. The internal storage can be expanded further to 512GB via the use of a microSD card. The dual SIM models have a hybrid slot, which means you can only use a microSD card if you are ready to forego one of your SIM card. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ premiere model has 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage…massive if you will agree.

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be powered by a 4100mAh battery, this can be charged with the familiar Adaptive Fast Charge wired tech (15W, QC2.0 compatible) or the improved Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 (Qi and PMA compatible).

The Wireless PowerShare feature allows you to charge other devices like wearables and phones right from your Samsung Galaxy S10+. In addition to that, the phone can act as a wireless charging pad when you plug in a wired charger. There will also be a special version of the Galaxy S10+ which comes with a ceramic exterior and willbe available in Black and White colours.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Full Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, March 8
BODY
Dimensions 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in)
Weight 175 g / 198 g (ceramic) (6.17 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY
Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 102.2 cm2 (~87.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~526 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  – HDR10
– Always-on display
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA
Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 1 TB, 12 GB RAM, 128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Triple 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
SELFIE CAMERA
Dual 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  – ANT+
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
MISC
Colours Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White
Price About 1050 EUR

Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 looks more identical to its Plus sibling. It appears to be more compact with a 6.1 inch screen, but it uses the same Dynamic AMOLED tech with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. It comes with only one selfie camera, but it keeps important features like 10MP sensor and 4K video.

The rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is identical; it features 12MP main cam (f1.5 and f/2.4) with OIS, 12MP telephoto with OIS and 16MP ultra-wide angle cam.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB internal storage, both can be expanded via a microSD slot. Other features include a 3400mAh battery with the same wired and wireless charging functions.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Full specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, March 8
BODY
Dimensions 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm (5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY
Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.1 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  – HDR10
– Always-on display
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA
Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Triple 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  – ANT+
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
MISC
Colours Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink
Price About 930 EUR

Samsung Galaxy S10e

The Samsung Galaxy S10e will be the first S-flagship coming with a flat screen since the Galaxy S7. The phone still has a Dynamic AMOLED panel  (5.8 inch) with HDR+ support, however it drops down to 1080p+ resolution. This model does not feature the in-display fingerprint reader, as it is been substituted with a side-mounted conventional reader.

There are only two cameras at the back of the Samsung Galaxy S10e – the telephoto modules is left out leaving only the 12MP main cam and 16MP ultra-wide angle shooter. The selfie cam is the same 10MP/4K module used on the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Like the other two models, the Galaxy S10e features stereo speakers tuned by AKG and with Dolby Atmos support for a booming multimedia experience. The chipsets are cooled with vapor chambers for persistent performance. Also, the S10 phones feature optimizations for Unity-based games.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e standard model has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, but there is an 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage option too. It comes with a 3100mAh battery with fast wired and wireless charging plus Wireless PowerShare.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Full Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, March 8
BODY
Dimensions 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY
Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches, 82.8 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~438 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  – HDR10
– Always-on display
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA
Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  – ANT+
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
MISC
Colours Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink
Price About 780 EUR

All of the three Samsung Galaxy S10 phones have LTE connectivity with speeds up to 2Gbps. They also support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard for up to 1.2Gbps local connections, plus Samsung Pay with NFC and MST. Fans of the 3.5mm headphone jack will be happy, as you can find this at the bottom of these phones. The trio also shares the IP68 rating and the hardware-backed secure storage with Knox.

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e Pre-order Details

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 phones pre-order starts tomorrow (February 22, 2019). In selected markets, pre-ordering for the Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+ early gives you an opportunity of getting a free pair of Galaxy Buds (which costs about $130).

Before you leave, take note that there is also a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G model, that packs more than advanced connectivity options.

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