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Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10 Plus Launched!

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The wait is over. Samsung finally took the wraps off the much awaited Galaxy S10 series at an event in San Francisco. The 10th iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy Series smartphone includes the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and the affordable Galaxy S10E. The South Korean Giant also launched the Galaxy Fold smartphone and other wearables.

The design of the new Galaxy S10 series is the result of the company’s years-long effort to eliminate bezels and increase one-handed use. They have a Aluminium body with curved sides though the S10 Plus will also be available with a ceramic back option.

The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus features a 6.1 and 6.4 inch display respectively. The displays are similar with 1440-pixel wide 19:9 OLED panel with Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED branding. They come with a punch-hole cutout that holding the front camera which the company calls Infinity-O display. The S10 has a circular one while the S10 have a wider hole for two selfie cameras.

The smartphone comes with a new in-screen fingerprint sensor that uses ultrasonic waves. Samsung says that it is the most advanced sensor on the market and more reliable, harder to spoof and performs better than the optical based scanners. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung’s Exynos 9820 in most of the other regions outside US & Canada. It features between 8GB and 12GB of RAM and up to 128/512GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD. The top S10 Plus variant comes with 1TB internal storage

In the optics, both the smartphone feature a triple camera setup with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 12MP wide-angle lens that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. It comes with a couple of new features like the “Scene Optimizer” that can identify 30 different settings along with a “Shot Suggestion” feature to fix poorly framed photos.

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There is support for 4K UHD recording and can also record in HDR10+. On the front, the S10 offers a 10MP sensor while there is an extra 8MP sensor on the S10 Plus. Despite giving a single camera, the S10 will have the Portrait Mode.

The smartphones run on Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie with Bixby support. The S10 has a 3,400 mAh battery while the Plus variant is backed by a 4,100 mAh battery. They have Wireless Charging support and can charge other secondary devices like the new Galaxy Buds wires headphones though the rear panels. Connectivity options Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.30 and 2Gbps LTE which is not 5G.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus come at a starting price of $899.99 and $999.99 respectively and will be available for pre-order starting February 21 and will start shipping from March 8.  As a part of pre-booking offer Samsung is offering a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds only for the S10 and S10 Plus.

Samsung S10 specifications

  • 6.1 inch AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage
  • 16MP + 12MP + 12MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie
  • 3,400 mAh battery

Samsung S10+ specifications

  • 6.4 inch AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/512GB/1TB internal storage
  • 16MP + 12MP + 12MP rear
  • 10MP front
  • Samsung One UI on top of Android 9 Pie
  • 4,100 mAH battery
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