Samsung is in Catalonia, Spain, and there is plenty going on. The company has just launched its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, and now we have the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus.
The Galaxy S10 pair come in to succeed the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but this time we get a third variant, the Galaxy S10e. The trio will begin selling in the U.S. on March 8th at $750 for the S10e, $900 for the S10, and a staggering $1000 for the S10 Plus, with pre-orders opening tomorrow, February 21st. In the UK, the phones have price tags of £669, £799, and £899, respectively.
Samsung has dodged the notch by turning to an impressive Infinity O display screen that cuts out a hole in the panel for housing the front camera. The hole is smaller on the S10e and S10 because it has a single lens, but it’s bigger on the S10 Plus thanks to the dual-lens selfie camera.
The S10e has a 5.8-inch screen while the S10 and S10 Plus give you 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch panels, respectively. All three are Samsung-made Super AMOLED panels, but the S10e has a full HD+ resolution while the other two have QHD+ resolutions with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The S10e has the fingerprint scanner mounted on the side.
In terms of photography, all three have at least two marching lenses on the back: a 12MP standard lens and a 16MP ultra-wide lens (123 degrees), but the S10 and S10 Plus get a third 12MP telephoto lens. For the selfies, there is a 10MP lens on both the S10E and standard S10 while the Plus gets a second 8MP RGB depth-sensing lens.
Samsung says the Galaxy S10 studied photography and thus has an intelligent, super steady camera that makes every shot worth taking. It is also the first mobile device to record videos in HDR 10+. The company also says the S10 promises brighter and more dynamic videos. Even better is that the S10 promises easy video editing thanks to preinstalled Adobe editing tools that are specifically optimized for the S10.
Keeping the three alive are 3000mAh, 3300mAh, and 4000mAh battery units, respectively. Of course, fast wired charging happens via USB-C ports, but you can always turn to fast wireless charging, too.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S10 trio is powered by either a Snapdragon 855 chipset or Exynos 9820. The S10E has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage on the base model and 8GB RAM and 256GB storage on the premium variant.
For the S10, you get combinations of 8GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB whereas the S10 Plus gets you 8GB RAM and 128GB storage on the base model, 12GB RAM and 512GB storage on the mid-class version and a premium 12GB RAM and 1TB storage option. This will be limited to the Ceramic edition. Regardless of the variant you get, room to expand via a 512GB microSD card is available.
The S10e is available in four Prisms of White, Black, Green, and Blue as well as a Canary Yellow variant. For the S10, you can have it in four Prisms of White, Black, Green, and Blue. The S10 Plus can be had in the same Prisms as the S10 and S10e in addition to Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.