The Samsung galaxy S10 is flagship phone of 2019 so far from Samsung and as it turns out its actually three phones. There is the Samsung Galaxy S10, the galaxy S10 plus and the galaxy s10e so three new phones each of them familiar in many ways as a Samsung phone but each of them also have their differences so first off here we going to focus on the two main ones, that is, the flagships the Samsung galaxy s10 and the galaxy s10 plus.
You can bet they do look pretty good I mean no one ever thought Samsung phones were ugly at all but these look quite nice we kind of saw this coming from the renders so first off the new stuff for the galaxy s10. There are three main improvements and then a lot of small ones but the main ones are the display, the fingerprint sensor and the cameras.
Display of the Samsung Galaxy S10
So the new display it’s simple, it’s got a 6.1-inch display for the s10 and a 6.4-inch display in the s10 plus and they continue the tradition of Samsung having literally the best displays in any phone for a couple of years running now and it continues to get even better.
That means, you have a 90 plus per cent screen to body ratio now and it’s still a super-high resolution with a 19 by 9 tall aspect ratio but it’s now also HDR 10 plus certified and they’ve changed the name a little bit they’re calling it a next-level infinity display but still it goes right up to the very edges.
You have the camera cutout right in the top right corner as we’ve seen in all the leaks, it is a laser-cut hole in the AMOLED panel to precisely cut this hole for just the camera to come through and nothing else and it’s a single 10 megapixel selfie camera for the galaxy s10 plus, it also comes with an additional depth sensor next to it for the dual cutout in the S10 plus, sadly, so no ultra wide selfie camera.
It seems like Samsung’s cutout is maybe a little, just a little bit smaller than honors. It’s not too distracting it pushes the battery and the signal indicators over from the right edge.
Samsung cleverly included a bunch of wallpapers that are slightly dark in the top right hand corner to make the whole bunch less jarring and they also draw some fancy animation around the cut-out when you switch to the front-facing camera so I guess they’re kind of embracing it so there it is, Samsung can now say they’ve technically never done a notch.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint.
The number two main new thing is the new fingerprint sensor, Galaxy S10 has officially moved to the ultrasonic under the glass fingerprint reader which is pretty dope so you see the word ultrasonic in there and that’s not just a name they’re just making up. It’s actually means something as far as the technologies use for you and me.
Although we’ve had under the glass fingerprint sensors in phones before namely in phones like the Oneplus 6t, they’ve mostly been optical fingerprint sensors shining a light on your finger to actually read your fingerprint. This Samsung galaxy S10 ultrasonic ones don’t use that so they have a couple of vintages.
1) They’ll be faster
2) They don’t need to shine up super bright light on your finger to read it so it’ll be way less annoying and dim light or at night and
3) It can read the fingerprints before waking up the display at all that is a pretty sweet feature.
So that’s the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor we are looking forward to using them so then that brings us to
number three the third main new feature with galaxy s10 which is the cameras.
The Samsung galaxy S10 Camera
So galaxy s10 now has the triple cameras on the back which mean Samsung is finally doing the three different focal lengths i.e one main camera, one telephoto and one super wide which is slick we have been waiting for that and hope Apple gets on this train next.
Samsung has had for a while one of the best cameras in any smartphone so fingers crossed this continued improvement and image quality and colour science keeps going we’ll find out all these things in the full review so definitely make sure you subscribe to see that when it comes out.
But the new cameras on the back are already welcome, the main camera is a 12-megapixel sensor, dual aperture F/1.5 or 2.4 with OIS then the telephoto is also f/2.4 and has OIS and the ultrawide it doesn’t have OIS but you hardly need it at 123 degrees anyway and it opens up to F/2.2. We hope everyone adopts some sort of ultra wide camera.
You can sort of seamlessly zoom between the cameras and it’ll switch automatically which camera you ran depending on how far you zoomed in it also keeps the intelligent camera with the improved scene recognition and all that honestly it’s looking like a winning package in the camera Department
but of course, we have to test that all to find out.
Other Packages of the Samsung Galaxy S10
So that’s it for the main changes but, of course, since it’s Samsung they’ve thrown in a ton of other little stuff because that’s their style and it’s good stuff so first of all the batteries are significantly bigger. The Samsung galaxy s10 is now a 3400mAh power-battery and Galaxy S10 plus is now a 4100 mAh battery so that’s nice and the specs and materials are variable so the one constant is snapdragon 85 through everything that’s great.
Then the Galaxy S10 starts at $900 and for that, you get 8gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage but there’s also an eight and 512 version then the s10 plus starts at $1000 which gets you eight gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage again
But if you spec it up as 10+ turns into a ceramic back instead of glass and then there’s an 8 by 512 version or a ridiculous 1 terabyte model with 12 gigs of RAM so I don’t know if you maybe you have a habit of bragging about how much RAM your phone has.
Dear friends, I don’t know what kind of person would use twelve gigs of RAM but hey you can do it now twelve gigs of ram in a phone and let’s not forget Samsung phones also have expandable storage via MicroSD so you can have a terabyte of internal and a half a terabyte microSD card that is a total of 1.5 terabytes of memory.
So straight off the bat with just that, Galaxy S10 and S10 plus are looking like some really impressive obviously well spec flagships for 2019.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Also, Samsung also dropped this little bomb on us the Galaxy S10 5G now this we know even less about we just know it’s gonna be a bigger s10 with a 6.7-inch screen and a huge battery and an even bigger price. We believe that could have easily just been a model of a phone doesn’t exist yet, it’s allegedly coming out in Q2 of 2019 but that would be a whole separate thing when that comes out.
Anyway, as you can see from the S10 and s10 plus and from the spec sheets and from holding them they continue the Samsung tradition of checking all the boxes they possibly can. Still, of course, it has ip68 it has fast-charging, fast wireless charging, the headphone jack is still there it has Wi-Fi 6, Bixby button still there.
But there’s also this feature now called wireless power share AKA reverse wireless charging so Samsung gets on board with that kind of feature we saw with the Huawei mate 20 Pro earlier so now galaxy s10 will be able to enable troll mode super slow 4.5W qi wireless charging of other devices. It’s more for accessories like the new Galaxy buds they’re wireless earbuds. Also, word on the street is Apple may be thinking of doing this for the new iPhone with the new airpods – which may have a wireless case
but that’s all maybe stuff.
Finally, to top everything off there are some new colours, none of them looks so amazing to me, I mean the green is kind of cool but I’ll probably end up going with black they’re all glass so they’re all gonna have fingerprints and then, of course, you’ll notice they’re running Samsung’s new improved one UI which is actually visually pretty different from previous versions of Samsung skins.
The main thing you’ll notice when using it is it moves a ton of things like menu items and quick toggles and controls to the bottom of the display so everything is more reachable on these huge phones and it’s just overall better thought-out and well-designed than previous Samsung software at least in my opinion.
Then again some things are also cartoonishly huge and I wish they would be smaller or a bit more subtle or less crazy colourful I don’t know I’m working on my thoughts on it but so far it’s looking pretty solid. Honestly, I am impressed I mean I like the way the phones look and feel in the hands so for my $900 or a thousand dollar I think I’m pretty into it, of course, the full review will be the tell-all.
But what do you think, is this enough to actually get you to change your mind to get the flagship Samsung phones 2019.