The new smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S10 model series will officially be presented at the Lauchevent in San Francisco on 20 February shortly before the start of the Mobile World Congress (MWC).
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) January 10, 2019
However, the data sheets of the new flagships of the South Korean company that have appeared in the meantime already provide information about the specifications of the individual devices. The biggest improvements compared to the previous generation can be found in the cameras and the battery. Details of the company’s foldable smartphone, which is also expected, are not yet publicly known.
5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.3-inch displays
The biggest difference between the three new smartphones is the size of the display, which offers 5.8″ for the Samsung Galaxy S10e, 6.1″ for the Galaxy S10+ and 6.3″ for the Galaxy S10+.
The brightness of all displays is a remarkable 800 cd/m². The resolution of the S10e is 1,080 x 2,280 pixels, the two larger versions have a resolution of 1,440 x 3,040 pixels, which also corresponds to the resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively. There are also differences between smartphones when it comes to screen protection. The S10e will continue to be supplied with Gorilla Glass 5, while the S10 and S10+ already have Gorilla Glass 6.
Triple-Cam with new wide-angle lens
Samsung also differentiates between the Galaxy S10e and the S10 as well as the S10+ when it comes to cameras. The main camera of all smartphones is identical and has 12 megapixels with autofocus and optical image stabilizer (aperture f/1.5). The S10e’s secondary wide-angle camera offers 16 megapixels (aperture f/2.2) and a fixed focus. The S10 and S10+ use a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera (aperture f/2.4) with autofocus and optical image stabilizer. The entry-level version of the S10 series does not have a third camera. The two more expensive versions have an additional camera with 16 megapixels (aperture f/2.2), autofocus and a telephoto lens.
There are also differences in the front cameras. All S10 models have a 10 megapixel camera (aperture f/1.9) with autofocus and display flash. In addition, the S10 and S10+ have a secondary front camera with 8 megapixels (aperture f/2.2) and autofocus.
The maximum resolution for video recording in all models of the S10 series is Ultra-HD. The S9 smartphones were able to make videos “only” in 1440p. HDR10+ will also be supported. Slow motion recording at 960 FPS is possible in 1080p, which is also an improvement on the S9 smartphones that supported a maximum of 720p slow motion recording.
Processor and memory
The big differences between the built-in displays and the cameras do not continue with the processor. All S10 models feature the Samsung Exynos 9820 processor. The S10e has 6 GB of RAM, the S10 can be selected between 6 and 8 GB, and the S10+ even has 12 GB as an additional option. The internal memory of the S10e is 128 GByte, the S10 has 128 GByte or 512 GByte and the S10+ can even be ordered with 1 TB of memory.
All variants of the smartphone support wireless charging of the unfortunately built-in batteries. The capacity of the S10e is 3,100 mAh, the S10 has 3,400 mAh and the S10+ 4,100 mAh.
Thinner cases and lighter smartphones
Despite the remarkable features, Samsung was able to reduce the thickness of the smartphones compared to the direct predecessor from 8.5 mm to 7.9 mm for the S10e and 7.8 mm for the S10 and S10+. The weight of the S10 has also been reduced from 163 grams to 157 grams, the S10+ weighs 175 grams instead of 189 grams and the S10e weighs 150 grams. There is still a jack plug for headphones despite the slimming cure.
Galaxy Buds for pre-order free of charge
The entry-level version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series comes onto the market for 749 euros. The S10 costs depending upon equipment 899 euro or 1,1149 euro. The S10+ version comes on the market in three versions that cost 999 euros, 1,249 euros and 1,499 euros.
According to information published by Samsung Vietnam, pre-orderers will also receive Galaxy Buds wireless headphones for free. However, this has not yet been confirmed.