Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus: 7nm Processor, Triple Cameras And Better Design

Feb 20, 2019
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After months of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is now official. As expected, the Korean tech giant has launched three new smartphones today. These are the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e. The third device is a new, entry-level gadget, and you can find all the details for it here. So let’s take a look at what the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications: Snapdragon 855 Processor, Up To 12GB RAM And Triple Rear Cameras

After the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Galaxy S10 smartphones now also feature Qualcomm’s latest processor, the 7nm Snapdragon 855. The 855 features a completely different cluster architecture over its predecessor and Qualcomm’s AI support on the chip will usher in a new era of software development. You can take a look at all the details for the Snapdragon 855 here. We’ve got some early benchmark leaks for the Galaxy S10 Plus. You can check them out if you’re interested.

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Moving towards the RAM count, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available with three different configurations. Battery capacity for the Galaxy S10 is 3400mAh and for the S10 Plus, it is 4100mAh. Both the devices also support USB Type-C. The pair will be available in two storage+RAM configurations. You can take a look at all the technical specifications in the table below.

For a brief look, here are the RAM+storage configurations of the two smartphones. Keep in mind that both gadgets support LPDDR4X RAM:

Galaxy S10: Galaxy S10 Plus:
RAM: 8GB 8GB/12GB
Storage: 128GB/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB

 

Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Display Specifications: Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Displays With 3040×1440 QHD+ Resolution

Moving towards their displays, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature 6.1″ and 6.3″ display panels respectively. These displays have a 3040×1440 pixel resolution and their cover glass is the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The displays are what Samsung calls Dynamic AMOLED panels capable of HDR+. These panels, according to the company, are some of the most advanced found in smartphones. Most color accurate display ever on a mobile device. This display also reduces blue light emissions by 42%.

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The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are also Samsung’s first smartphones to feature ultrasonic fingerprint recognition. As opposed to traditional fingerprint sensors, Samsung claims that this feature maps a 3D image of your fingerprint leading to a more secure solution. The ultrasonic sensor also performs better in all lighting conditions as compared to others. Your data is protected by machine learning algorithms, although all fingerprint computations are still performed by the smartphone’s CPU. Display brightness for these displays is 800 – 1200 nits.

Samsung’s representatives on stage were also careful to mention the company’s brand new laser cutting technique that was hard to develop. According to the company, slicing out a portion of the display with laser damages the surrounding pixels, making it hard to maintain a consistent output.

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Specifications: Three Rear Camera Sensors With 12+12+16MP Resolutions; Dual Front Camera Setup For The S10 Plus, Single For The S10

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus also receive important upgrades in the photography department. While the S9 and S9+ differ in rear lens options, this isn’t the case with their successors. Both the S10 and S10 Plus feature three photographic sensors at the back. These are capable of Telephoto, Wide angle and Ultra Wide angle with 12MP, 12MP and 16MP resolutions respectively.

The Telephoto lens has a 45º angle, and the Wide + Super Wide lenses have angles of 77º and 123º. Additionally, the three lenses have f2.4, f1.5 and f2.2 aperture widths. The wide-angle lens supports dual-pixel and aperture shifting. The telephoto and the wide-angle sensors also support Optical Image Stabilization.

The smartphones can expand a 0.4-second video clip for 14.8 seconds and a 0.8-second clip for 27.6 seconds for Super Slo-Mo video recording. This is a big upgrade over the Galaxy S9 lineup, showing how well the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 can handle the computations. Speaking of which, Samsung’s Scene Optimizer is also updated, and it can now recognize 30 different scenes (up from the S9’s 20 scenes). The S10 pair will capture dramatic 2K slow motion videos for longer than its predecessor.

Moving to their front cameras, the Galaxy S10 has only a single lens while the S10 Plus has two. The Galaxy S10’s front camera has a 10MP resolution with an f/1.9 aperture width. It supports Dual Pixels, Auto Focus and Ultra-High Definition Selfies. The Galaxy S10 Plus has an additional 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture width. The front cameras also support AR Emoji, live focus, zoom effect, live effect and color point effect.

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus: Design Details And Miscellaneous Features

Finally, let’s move towards the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus’ design details and other miscellaneous features. The smartphones are IP68 certified and feature an all display design with minimum bezels. Additionally, they also keep Samsung’s trademark sloping edge design, and their rear cameras are horizontally arranged. Furthermore, Samsung’s latest laser drilled AMOLED displays ensure a non-intrusive viewing experience.

The Galaxy S10 pair support AKG headphones and speakers. They also support HDR10+ playback and recoding. The S10 also allows Dolby ATMOS sound. Both the S10 and S10 Plus will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green color options. The larger Galaxy S10 Plus will also be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options, but these will be limited to 1TB internal storage and 12GB RAM. The S10 also increases storage to 1.5TB via a MicroSD card, and the gadget supports WiFi6, making it the first phone on the planet with this support.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will also support two nano SIMs, or one nano-SIM and one MicroSD card.

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available in six different color options. These are:

  • White
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Pink

Additionally, the S10 Plus will be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. For those of you wondering about headphones, Samsung’s latest smartphones will come with a 3.5mm earphone jack as well.

Here are all the details for pricing, pre-order and the fate of the special 5G Galaxy S10 variant.

Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S10 5G
Display 5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi)  6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)
*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.
6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
Camera Rear: Dual Camera with OIS
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoomFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front:
– Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront: Dual Camera
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
 Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)

– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)

– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)

– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

– 3D Depth: hQVGA

 

Front:

– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)

– 3D Depth: hQVGA

 

Body 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g) 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm198g
AP 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz)8nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz)

*May differ by market and mobile operator.

Memory 6GB/8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB/1TB+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB +256GB

(No MicroSD)

*May differ by market and mobile operator.
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)Dual(Hybrid): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator.
*MicroSD card sold separately.

1 SIM
Battery 18 3,100mAh (typical) 3,400mAh (typical) 4,100mAh (typical) 4,500mAh (typical)
Fast Charging compatible on wired and wirelessImproved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

Wireless PowerShare19
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC
*Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
*May differ by market and mobile operator.

Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0Fast Charging compatible on wireless
Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G)

*May differ by market and mobile operator.

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload

*May differ by market and mobile operator.

Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)

*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Payment NFC, MST*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

 

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