❤ Samsung Galaxy S10 , S10 Plus, S10e official with in-display fingerprint readers, up to 12GB RAM, and more

 

 

The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Samsung has made its tenth-anniversary Galaxy S flagship official in San Francisco today. The Galaxy S10, as the rumors and leaks had told us, comes in three different variants. There’s the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+, with the Galaxy S10e slotting in as the entry-level model that misses out on a number of highlight features found on the S10 and S10+.

Infinity-O displays with up to 93.1% screen-to-body ratio

 

 

 

 

The Infinity-O displays are the biggest change here compared to previous Galaxy S flagships. The Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 feature 5.8-inch and 6.1-inch Infinity-O displays with a cutout for the front camera on the right side. The Galaxy S10+ gets a wider cutout on its 6.4-inch screen for its dual front camera. The S10e has a flat display and Full HD+ resolution while the S10 and S10+ have curved QHD+ AMOLEDs, only this time the bezels are considerably smaller to allow for a 93.1% screen-to-body ratio (91.6% on the S10e).

The S10 and S10+ also have ultrasonic fingerprint sensors embedded under the display. The Galaxy S10e has its fingerprint sensor mounted on the right side, built into the power button. Samsung is also throwing around some certifications to tout the quality of its ‘Dynamic AMOLED display’. For example, the Galaxy S10s come with ‘TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display’ for lower strain from blue light, while DisplayMate has tested the display’s peak brightness to be as high as 1200 nits. Oh, and all three models get Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Ultra-wide rear cameras, Dual Pixel front camera, HDR10+ recording

 

 

 

 

The cameras are also getting a major boost with the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with a triple-camera setup at the back. Two of those are the same as the Galaxy S9’s: a 12MP F1.5-F2.4 (Dual Aperture) primary sensor with OIS and a 12MP F2.4 telephoto lens, also with OIS. The third is a 16MP F2.2 ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view. The Galaxy S10e gets the primary 12MP sensor and the ultra-wide sensor. Yes, there’s no telephoto lens on this year’s 5.8-inch Galaxy S flagship, either, which is a shame since being able to zoom in on a scene is a very useful feature to have.

 

 

 

 

The front camera has received a considerable upgrade. The S10e, S10, and S10+ all have a 10MP front camera with Dual Pixel autofocus and 4K video recording, while the S10+ also gets a second front camera, an 8MP depth sensor that will make Live Focus shots possible. Samsung has enabled the cameras to use the dedicated NPU on the Exynos/Snapdragon chips inside the phone for improved AI-enhanced photography. The Galaxy S10 is also the first phone on the market with the ability to shoot HDR10+ videos, and Samsung is touting improve digital image stabilization for video recording as well.

Up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB storage on the Galaxy S10+!

 

 

 

 

As far as the underlying hardware is concerned, the three Galaxy S10 models get an 8nm Exynos 9820 chip in most markets and the 7nm Snapdragon 855 in others. The Galaxy S10e comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM flavors, the Galaxy S10 only has 8GB of RAM, and the S10+ has 8GB and 12GB RAM variants. The 12GB RAM is accompanied by 1TB storage, and it’s also the one with the ceramic back. Yes, there is no version of the 12GB S10+ with a regular glass back. The S10e and S10 have 128GB of base storage and go up to 256GB and 512GB respectively. The S10+ also comes in an 8GB+512GB flavor.

 

 

 

 

Battery sizes for the S10e, S10, and S10+ are 3,100 mAh, 3,400 mAh, and 4,100 mAh respectively. However, these are typical capacities, so the actual capacity would be similar to the S9, Note 8, and Note 9, so 3,000 mAh, 3,300 mAh, and 4,000 mAh. The Galaxy S10s come with Wireless PowerShare, which enables the phones to charge other devices wirelessly. Samsung is hoping you’ll be using the feature to charge your Gear/Galaxy wearable and the new Galaxy Buds, but sadly, the company is sticking to its existing wired fast charging speeds. Fast wireless charging should be faster, though.

Android Pie with One UI, Digital Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

The Galaxy S10 trio run Android Pie with One UI version 1.1. It’s mostly the same as what we see on the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9, but the S10s get features like Google’s Digital Wellbeing for helping you reduce the time spent on your smartphone screen. The Galaxy S10 also gets something called Bixby Routines, which will attempt to automate things based on your usage habits. Some existing features, like IP68 water resistance and stereo speakers tuned by AKG and with Dolby Atmos, have come along for the ride. Samsung has also added support for Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11ax) networks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On sale from March 8
The Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ will go on sale on March 8 in select markets in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink color options (the Canary Yellow will be exclusive to the S10e). The S10+’ ceramic model will come in black and white. Pricing details can be found at this link, and you can check out our hands-on post to see our initial impressions on the Galaxy S10. For a comparison of the specs of all three models, check out the table below.

 

 

Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+
Display 5.8-inch, Dynamic AMOLED, Full HD+, 19:9 6.1-inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 3040×1440 pixels QHD+, 19:9 6.4-inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 3040×1440 pixels QHD+, 19:9
Processor Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 8nm/7nm, 64-bit Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 8nm/7nm, 64-bit Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 8nm/7nm, 64-bit
RAM 6GB/8GB LPDDR4 8GB LPDDR4 8GB/12GB LPDDR4
Rear Camera Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5-F2.4Camera 2: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2 Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5-F2.4Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, F2.4, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5-F2.4Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, F2.4, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Front Camera 10MP, F1.9, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus 10MP, F1.9, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus 10MP primary, F1.9, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus + 8MP RGB depth sensor, F2.2
Storage 128GB/256GB microSD slot (up to 512GB) 128GB/512GB, microSD slot (up to 512GB) 128GB/512GB/1TB, microSD slot (up to 512GB)
Software Android 9 Pie, One UI Android 9 Pie, One UI Android 9 Pie, One UI
Battery 3,100 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging (PowerShare) 3,400 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging (PowerShare) 4,100 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging (PowerShare)
Connectivity 4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack 4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack 4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions 142.2×69.9×7.9 mm, 150g 149.9×70.4×7.8 mm, 157g 157.6×74.1×7.8, 175g (198g for ceramic)
Other features AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, heart rate sensor, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face recognition AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, face recognition AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, face recognition

 

 

 

GALAXY S10E SM-G970F SPECIFICATIONS

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e SM-G970F specifications and features: this is a 5.8” (146.5mm) device with a FHD + 2280x 1080 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 6GB, with the device offering 128GB, 256GB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10e features Accelerometer, barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG. The device measures 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm and weighs 150g.
GALAXY S10E SM-G970F

GENERAL INFORMATION

Model name
Galaxy S10e
Model Number
SM-G970F
Model type
Phone
Color
Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism White, Canary Yellow
Announced
2019,February
Released
2019,March

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
Weight
150g
IP Rating
IP 68 : Totally protected against dust, Protected against the effect of immersion to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Operating System
Android Android 9.0 (Pie)

NETWORK/BEARER

SIM
Single
WiFi Only
No
SIM card size
Nano-SIM (4FF)
Network
2G, 3G, 4G/LTE

DISPLAY

Technology (Main Display)
Super AMOLED
Size (Main Display)
5.8” (146.5mm)
Resolution (Main Display)
FHD + 2280x 1080
Colour Depth (Main Display)
16M
Pixel Density
~522 PPI
Gorilla Glass
Version 6
S Pen Support
No

PROCESSOR

Type
Exynos 9820 Octa
Clock Speed
Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz
Cores
8 Cores (Octa-Core)
GPU
Mali-G76 MP12

MEMORY

RAM Size (GB)
8GB, 6GB
ROM Size (GB)
128GB, 256GB
SSD
No
eMMC
No
External Memory Support
Up to 512GB

SENSORS

Sensors
Accelerometer, barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnatic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Additional features
Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG

AUDIO AND VIDEO

Video Playing Format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Playing Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE

CAMERA

Main Camera
Dual
Front Camera
Single
Main Camera – Resolution
12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123)Ultra Wide
Front Camera – Resolution
10 MP, CMOS F1.9 (80)
Cover Camera – Resolution
MP, CMOS F2.2
Main Camera – Flash
No
Front Camera – Flash
No
Main Camera – Auto Focus
Yes
Front Camera – Auto Focus
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

ANT+
Yes
USB Version
Type C
Location Technology
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Headphone Socket
3.5mm Stereo
MHL
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT 80 MU-MIMI, 1024QAM
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
DLNA Support
No
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth Version
Version 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
PC Sync.
Samsung Smart Switch

BATTERY

Standard Battery Capacity
3000mAh
Removable
No
Fast charging
Yes

GALAXY S10 SM-G973F SPECIFICATIONS

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 SM-G973F specifications and features: this is a 6.1″(157.5mm) device with a QHD + 1440 x 2960 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 6GB, with the device offering 128GB, 512GB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10 features Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG. The device measures 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm and weighs 157g.
GALAXY S10 SM-G973F

GENERAL INFORMATION

Model name
Galaxy S10
Model Number
SM-G973F
Model type
Phone
Color
Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism White
Announced
2019,February
Released
2019,March

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
Weight
157g
IP Rating
IP 68 : Totally protected against dust, Protected against the effect of immersion to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Operating System
Android 9.0 (Pie)

NETWORK/BEARER

SIM
Single
WiFi Only
No
SIM card size
Nano-SIM (4FF)
Network
2G, 3G, 4G/LTE

DISPLAY

Technology (Main Display)
Super AMOLED
Size (Main Display)
6.1″(157.5mm)
Resolution (Main Display)
QHD + 1440 x 2960
Colour Depth (Main Display)
16M
Pixel Density
~ 550 PPI
S Pen Support
No

PROCESSOR

Type
Exynos 9820 Octa
Clock Speed
Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz
Cores
8 Cores (Octa-Core)
GPU
Mali-G76 MP12

MEMORY

RAM Size (GB)
8GB, 6GB
ROM Size (GB)
128GB, 512GB
SSD
No
eMMC
No
External Memory Support
Up to 512GB

SENSORS

Sensors
Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnatic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Additional features
Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG

AUDIO AND VIDEO

Video Playing Format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Playing Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE

CAMERA

Main Camera
Triple
Front Camera
Single
Main Camera – Resolution
12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
Front Camera – Resolution
10 MP, CMOS F1.9 80°
Main Camera – Flash
Yes
Front Camera – Flash
No
Main Camera – Auto Focus
Yes
Front Camera – Auto Focus
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

ANT+
Yes
USB Version
Type C
Location Technology
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Headphone Socket
3.5mm Stereo
MHL
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT 80 MU-MIMI, 1024QAM
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
DLNA Support
No
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth Version
Version 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
PC Sync.
Samsung Smart Switch

BATTERY

Standard Battery Capacity
3400mAh
Removable
No
Fast charging
Yes

GALAXY S10 PLUS SM-G975F SPECIFICATIONS

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975F specifications and features: this is a 6.4″(162.5mm) device with a QHD + 2960×1440 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 12GB, with the device offering 128GB, 512GB, 1TB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10 Plus features Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG, Wireless PowerShare. The device measures 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm and weighs 175g.
GALAXY S10 PLUS SM-G975F

GENERAL INFORMATION

Model name
Galaxy S10 Plus
Model Number
SM-G975F
Model type
Phone
Color
Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism White, Luxurious Ceramic Black, Luxurious Ceramic White
Announced
2019,February
Released
2019,March

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
Weight
175g
IP Rating
IP 68 : Totally protected against dust, Protected against the effect of immersion to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Operating System
Android 9.0 (Pie)

NETWORK/BEARER

SIM
Single
WiFi Only
No
SIM card size
Nano-SIM (4FF)
Network
2G, 3G, 4G/LTE

DISPLAY

Technology (Main Display)
Super AMOLED
Size (Main Display)
6.4″(162.5mm)
Resolution (Main Display)
QHD + 2960×1440
Colour Depth (Main Display)
16M
Pixel Density
~522 PPI
S Pen Support
No

PROCESSOR

Type
Exynos 9820 Octa
Clock Speed
Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz
Cores
8 Cores (Octa-Core)
GPU
Mali-G76 MP12

MEMORY

RAM Size (GB)
8GB, 12GB
ROM Size (GB)
128GB, 512GB, 1TB
SSD
No
eMMC
No
External Memory Support
Up to 512GB

SENSORS

Sensors
Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnatic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Additional features
Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG, Wireless PowerShare

AUDIO AND VIDEO

Video Playing Format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio Playing Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE

CAMERA

Main Camera
Triple
Front Camera
Dual
Main Camera – Resolution
12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
Front Camera – Resolution
10 MP, CMOS F1.9 80° & 8MP, CMOS F2.2 90°
Main Camera – Flash
Yes
Front Camera – Flash
No
Main Camera – Auto Focus
Yes
Front Camera – Auto Focus
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

ANT+
No
USB Version
Type C
Location Technology
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Headphone Socket
3.5mm Stereo
MHL
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT 80 MU-MIMI, 1024QAM
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
DLNA Support
No
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth Version
Version 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
PC Sync.
Samsung Smart Switch

BATTERY

Standard Battery Capacity
4100mAh
Removable
No
Fast charging
Yes