Samsung Debuts Galaxy S10 and S10+, Along With Premium S10 5G and Lower-Cost S10e

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At an "Unpacked" event in San Francisco, California, Samsung today unveiled its 2019 device lineup, with a range of smartphones that will be competing with Apple's 2018 and 2019 devices.

    Samsung's biggest announcement was the impressive Galaxy Fold, that can transform from a 4.6-inch smartphone to a 7.3-inch tablet for $1,980, but Samsung also had a whole line of other smartphones, including the Galaxy S10 and S10+.


    Both devices use an "Infinity-O" display with smaller camera cutouts. The 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 has a super small hole punch cutout at the top of the display for the 10-megapixel camera, while the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+, which has two cameras (8 and 10 megapixels) and an RGB depth sensor for adjusting depth of field, has a slightly larger oval-shaped cutout.

    The display maxes out at 1,200 nits of brightness, which beats the iPhone, and it offers 60 million colors at 100 percent accuracy. It supports HDR10+ and cuts down on blue light by 44 percent for more comfortable viewing.


    Underneath the display of the S10 and S10+ is an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for biometric security. Samsung says that because it uses ultrasonic technology, it works well in bright light and in wet conditions. Samsung is using "vault-like security" for more protection.

    The new smartphones come in different glass finishes, and there's also a premium ceramic option in black or white.

    There's a triple-rear camera system in the S10 smartphones, with a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide 120 degree lens for wider-angle landscape shots. It's able to record video in HDR10+ and features advanced stabilization.

    The Galaxy S10 features a 3,400mAh battery, while the S10+ has a 4,100mAh battery. The S10 has 128 and 512GB storage options, as does the S10+, but the S10+ also has a premium tier 1TB storage option.

    Samsung's new devices feature a Wireless PowerShare option that lets a Samsung smartphone wirelessly charge another device such as a second Samsung phone or Samsung's upcoming earbuds.

    Pricing on the S10 starts at $900, while the S10+ starts at $1,000.

    Along with the Galaxy S10 and S10+, Samsung is introducing two other smartphones that are lower and higher-end. The Galaxy S10e, a lower-cost device that sounds like an iPhone XR competitor, features a 5.8-inch display and a $750 price tag. It features just two rear cameras and a 3,100mAh battery.


    On the high end, Samsung debuted the Galaxy S10 5G, a smartphone that features a 6.7-inch display, 5G connectivity, and all of the other bells and whistles of the S10 lineup. It features 256GB of storage and a 10-megapixel front-facing camera with a 3D depth sensor, and instead of three rear cameras, it has four: a telephoto, a wide-angle, an ultra wide-angle, and a 3D Depth camera.


    Samsung will accept pre-orders for the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ starting on February 21, with the smartphones set to launch on March 8. The higher-end Galaxy S10 5G will launch in the second quarter of 2019, with pricing not yet announced.

    Article Link: Samsung Debuts Galaxy S10 and S10+, Along With Premium S10 5G and Lower-Cost S10e
  2. thebeans macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
  3. Imory macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2013
    Not too shabby Samsung. In fact, not bad at all. Don't think I'll ever tolerate the software, but the hardware seems impeccable.
  4. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
    Wifi 6, hdr10+ video recording and up to 1.5tb storage :p
  5. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    I've read that not all (most?) screen protectors work with that, and in fact some solutions seem to be putting an actual hole in the screen protector where the under screen sensor is.. thats not good to me.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2019 ---
    who defines 'super small hole'? seems to be a bit of author hyperbole to me. Looks big enough to be criticized, but I know the notch haters will say it's nothing at all.
  6. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2004
    Battery power share, so you can extremely inefficiently share power with a friend. Drain your battery 20% to give 5% to a friend! This is one of those impractical gimmicky features Samsung loves to throw into their phones - there always has to be one....
  7. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I thought this was MacRumors. Must have bookmarked the wrong site.
  8. asdavis10 macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Good design and has under screen fingerprint reader. Too bad it runs Android.
  9. AngerDanger, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019

    AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    I've gotta admit, those curved Infinity displays are gorgeous. :eek: I'm curious to know Mr. Cook's reaction to theses S10s and the Fold that were released today…

  10. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
    Thank you Samsung, for helping us out by making Apple innovate. Without the necessary evil, Apple would still be pushing 16 gb phones.
  11. mi7chy, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    LOL. They're pulling an Apple with masking the hole with wallpaper.

    Like everything except for the hole but maybe it's a stepping stone to when they can switch the display between opaque and transparent so there's no visible hole when not using camera.

    12GB RAM is nice for future proofing but would like to know how they plan to utilize it more than just an app cache to keep apps in memory. No mention of DeX enhancements like addition of Windows 10 on ARM that would benefit.
  12. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    The screen looks nice in ads, but it still has a bit of a chin and a navigation bar at the bottom that’s always there.
  13. Vasilioskn macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2010
    New York
    I hate my iPhone X notch and I hate that corner camera they stuck on the screen. Just so ugly.
  14. Blaze4G macrumors 65816

    Oct 31, 2015
    So whats your point? just get the screen protector without the hole? That doesn't seem complicated to me.
  15. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    Screw Face ID. Well done Samsung. If it were not for the OS I’d be sooo done with iPhone. :apple:
  16. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
    They even copy the iPhone naming conventions?
  17. csurfr macrumors 68020

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    I appreciate the tech behind it, but the ui needs work still. The green bar that comes up when on a call looked very weird as the camera has 20 or so pix above it but the green bar ended at the bottom of the camera. It makes everything look off.
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Very nice hardware... I really wish Android wasn't such a crappy mess.
  19. trifid macrumors 68000


    May 10, 2011
    Bring it on Samsung, Apple needs the pressure. I love the infinity rounded edges display.

    I have to say though, the uneven bezel symmetry at bottom/top in the S10 is killing me, why put a notch or hole, if the chin is still going to be there and uneven? Apple has it right making it symmetrical.
  20. AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    If you did, you did so a while ago; MacRumors has been reporting on Apple's competitors' releases for years. Here are some Samsung articles from 2011:

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    Samsung is especially relevant given the sordid and litigious history they have with Apple.
  21. costeta macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
  22. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    It's not like Apple has never released any gimmicky features LOL For instance, Siri with the iPhone 4S haha
  23. TomCat512 macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2017
    First the chin is smaller than the iPhone X.
    Second, the nav bar is removable. I have an S9+ running the latest OS and you can permanently disable the bar and work with gestures only. Even without a horizental line like the iPhone X has.
  24. coolfactor macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    It's clear they are saying "let's go all the way and put our competitors into an impossible position".
  25. BMcCoy macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Is 5G a thing yet?

    I thought the details of the standard were still being worked out..

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