Samsung Galaxy S10 Series: What we know so far
Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone is just around the corner, and as usual, we get plenty of leaks that the only thing left to do is to just make them official. So before that happens, here’s what we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S10 series.
One of the earliest information we received about the Galaxy S10 is its new design for the display, skipping the tiny notch trend altogether and just went straight for the punch-hole design called the Infinity-O Display, as found in the Galaxy A3s / A9 Pro (2019). The result is an almost all-screen display with really slim bezels. Further leaks also revealed the Galaxy S10+ to feature the same design but with double lenses. As for the screen size, the S10 sports a 6.1-inch OLED, S10+ has a 6.4-inch, while the S10E has a 5.8-inch.
Galaxy S10E or S10 Lite
Further leaks have revealed that Samsung will release three Galaxy S smartphones and not the usual two. The new member, in addition to the S10 and S10+, is the S10E or S10 Lite, which is expected to be the smaller and toned down version of the flagship devices. As for the specs, we’ll list them down later.
Triple rear cameras
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with triple rear cameras arranged in a horizontal position. The LED flash and the heart rate scanner are still present. Details about the cameras are still unclear, but some reports are saying that the third camera could offer wide-angle capabilities, just like in the Huawei Mate 20 series. As for the Galaxy S10E, it only has a dual rear camera.
3.5mm audio port is still present
While other smartphones brands are eliminating the 3.5mm audio port from their flagship devices, Samsung, on the other hand, is keeping it which is good news to music lovers who want to use their favorite wired headphones without having to worry about an adapter. Also revealed on the leaks is a USB Type-C port.
Premium design with cool colors
As expected, the Galaxy S10 series will sport a premium build with new color options. The S10E will come in Prism Black, Green, White, and Canary Yellow; the S10 and S10+ will have Prism Black, Green, White, and Blue; while the high-end S10+ will be in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
New-gen flagship specs
Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 series will be equipped with the newest flagship chipsets in the market. Depending on the region, it will either be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or the Samsung Exynos 9820. The company is also bumping the memory configuration with, the S10 sporting a 6GB + 128GB, while the S10 and S10+ will have 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 512GB. The high-end S10+ will come in a whopping 12GB + 1TB configuration. Another thing to note is the possibility of 5G connectivity given the chipset’s respective modems.
In-display fingerprint scanner
If you look at the leaked renders, the Galaxy S10 and S10+ don’t show any hint of a fingerprint scanner which suggests that it will use an in-display fingerprint scanning technology similar to some Vivo and Huawei smartphones. The Galaxy S10E, however, is reported to have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner akin to those seen on Sony Xperia smartphones. Also reported is an improved 3D face scanning technology for better security and unlocking success rates.
According to reports, the S10E or S10 Lite could sport a 3,000mAh or 3,100mAh battery, a 3,300mAh or 3,500mAh for the S10, and a 4,000mAh for the S10+. Some rumors are also mentioning the possibility of a 5,000mAh battery for the 5G model of the S10.
Gizmodo has info about the UK pricing of the Galaxy S10 series. The S10E with 128GB is at £669, the S10 with 128GB is at £799, while the 512GB model is at £999. The S10+ with 128GB is at £899 while the 512GB is at £1,099. The high-end S10+ costs £1,399. So yeah, the S10 series will be pricey, as expected.
And that’s what we know so far about the Galaxy S0 series. It will be officially unveiled in a few weeks so expect more information to surface. For now, we’ll just have to wait.
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