Between three and six cameras
The front camera(s) are built into the display of all models. Samsung can thus dispense with a Notch or a failure-prone sliding mechanism. The Galaxy S10e and S10 have a single 10 megapixel (f/1.9) wide-angle front camera with autofocus and display flash in a round hole. The Galaxy S10+ has an oval aperture, which additionally contains a secondary front camera with 8 megapixels (aperture f/2.2) for depth calculation, thus providing realistic bokeh effects. The Galaxy S10 5G also has an oval display hole, which houses a secondary front camera with 0.4 megapixel resolution in addition to the wide-angle front camera.
Also with the main cameras there are clear differences between the individual models. The primary wide-angle main camera of all models offers 12 megapixel resolution (f/1.5 aperture), optical image stabiliser, autofocus and LED light. The S10e features a 16 megapixel (2.2 f-stop) super-wide-angle secondary camera. The secondary super wide-angle camera of the three larger models offers a resolution of 12 megapixels (aperture f/2.4) with autofocus and optical image stabilizer. There is also a tertiary camera for telephotography with 16 megapixels (aperture f/2.2). The S10 5G is also the only model in the new series to feature a time-of-flight camera that can calculate depths using a light signal.
According to some local reports, the good software integration of the display hole, which does not cover any operating elements, is also a positive feature. In some competing devices, important menu items were hidden by the in-display camera. Samsung seems to have solved this problem with the S10 models.
KI Support, Video Stabilization and Super Night Shot Mode
According to Samsung, the main camera of smartphones should even make itself an alternative to action cameras thanks to the optical image stabilizer with additional software support. During the presentation, recordings of a skateboarder whose video stabilisation for a smartphone was of surprisingly good quality were shown for demonstration purposes. In addition, as is now common practice, AI support is also on board, which can automatically detect 30 scenes and automatically adjusts the camera settings. Shooting in low light conditions is also possible thanks to the “Super Night Shot Mode”. According to Samsung, the camera software calculates an image from 17 individual shots that corresponds to a normal exposure time of over 30 seconds.
Connectivity and radio standards
The Samsung Galaxy S10 models also excel in terms of connectivity by covering all relevant standards. HSPA+ or 3G is supported with up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the download and 5.76 Mbit/s in the upload. Depending on the network quality, the maximum 4G speed is up to 2,000 Mbit/s in the download and 316 Mbit/s in the upload. The maximum speed of the 5G modem is not yet known.
In addition, all models feature the WLAN standards and Miracast and Wi-Fi Direct. The cable connection is established via USB type C 3.1 port. Google Pay and other services can be used via NFC connection. In addition to the usual GPS, navigation is also supported GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. Also a classic 3.5 mm jack plug is still available.