Samsung has been known to launch its flagship around the time of the Mobile World Congress each year, we’ve seen the launch of their flagship models at Barcelona where the MWC happens. However, Samsung has decided to host a huge party in San Francisco this year to take the wraps off the latest S10 Series. We’ve seen innumerable leaks of the Samsung S10 as the launch date got closer and very recently, we even saw the leaked advertisement of the smartphone that left little to imagination.
We’ve seen two variants of the flagship being launched for the past few years, however, Samsung has bigger plans for this year and has a wider line up stacked for this year. Along with the usual Samsung Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, the brand has also launched the Galaxy S10e which is a cut down variant of the Samsung S10. Samsung also showcased their new foldable smartphone at the event.
The Samsung Flagships, S10 and the S10 Plus share a lot in terms of design with the Note 9, S9 and the S8 smartphones. This year the brand has really gone the extra mile to innovate and is an industry first in many things. The Galaxy S10 is the first smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, it is also one of the first few phones to feature a punch-hole camera and the S10 Plus is the first phone to have a dual camera setup in the punch hole setup. The devices are also the first to feature the Qualcomm ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader which makes it much faster and accurate than the in-display fingerprint sensors in use right now. The international variants of the S10 and the S10 Plus will come with the Exynos 9820 chipset that is based on 8nm manufacturing process while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is based on a more advanced 7nm manufacturing process. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset comes with Wi-Fi 6 compatibility as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a 6.1-inch display and has a resolution of 3040×1440 and the bigger Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch display with the same resolution. This is a huge move from the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and the 6.2-inch Galaxy S9 Plus. Both the smartphones have shaved off 0.4mm in thickness making it slimmer than ever, the dimensions of the smartphone have been optimized to enhance the one-handed usage experience in sync with the One UI.
The iris scanner has finally lost its need in the S10 and the S10 Plus and have been removed as the smartphones now come with convenient front fingerprint sensors. The S10 and the S10+ now come with a triple camera setup comprising a main camera, a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens. The base model of the devices come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage while there is also an 8GB RAM with 512GB internal storage variant. The S10 Plus also comes in an overpowered 12GB RAM with 1TB internal storage variant. The devices now support reverse wireless charging and can be used to charge other devices and accessories wirelessly.
There is also a cheaper S10e variant that was launched as well, the cheaper S10e variant is Samsung’s answer to Apple iPhone XR. The S10e comes with a 5.8-inch display and is 1.1mm thinner than the Galaxy S10 at 8.1mm. The display is completely flat unlike the curved edges we’ve seen on the Samsung flagships. The S10e also comes with a standard fingerprint sensor instead of the in-screen fingerprint reader. The device is still powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the US and the Exynos chipset for the rest of the world. The base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.