The Samsung Galaxy S10 range. All you need to know.

So, it’s official. There’s three Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.. well, actually there’s four. You’ll probably see three in most stores over the next few months though, and they are the S10e, the S10 and the S10+.


You’ll be getting a new dynamic AMOLED display and a “next-generation camera” setup with machine learning. , and intelligent performance, the Galaxy S10 line offers consumers more choice and sets a new standard for the smartphone.

There’s three initially, the Galaxy S10e has a flat screen and brings echos of the previous Samsung Galaxy models when there was a “normal” phone and an “edge” variant.

S10e

The Galaxy S10, which can record video in HDR 10+, is the headline premium smartphone and the S10+ cranks everything up to “11”.

In addition there’s the Galaxy S10 5G, which will be coming when we’ve all got a 5G signal.

So, let’s have a look at the key features before we come back and detail each model. That Dynamic AMOLED Display has, inside of it, a fingerprint scanner. However, it’s the first ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. An ultrasonic wave will be sent to the screen, instead of normal fingerprint scanning and it’s said to be a lot more reliable and accurate than the other in-display scanners you’ve seen. Machine-learning algorithms can detect if a fake fingerprint is being tried, and there’s vault-like security thanks to biometric cleverness.

The dynamic AMOLED display is, as mentioned, makes the S10 the first HDR10+ certified smartphone. You’ll get brighter colours, a wider range and better tone mapping. Deeper blacks and brighter whites. It also has TÜV Rheinland-certified eye comfort, plus that “Infinity-O Display”, which puts the camera and all the sensors into a hole within the screen.

The screen also, when you put the S10 next to the S9, gives you more real estate that the S9.

The S9 and, on the right, the S10

Around back, there’s a next-generation “pro-grade triple camera”. There’s a wide-angle dual-pixel camera, a 12 megapixel telephoto camera and an ultra-wide camera for huge landscape and panorama photos. That ultra-wide lens has a 123-degree field of view, like your own eye. Samsung also tell me that a “Neural Processing Unit” ensures that you get professional shots. You basically have the right lens for every situation.

There’s also digital stabilisation technology for smooth video footage with UHD quality from both the front and rear cameras.

Wireless charging is here and, on the S10+, you get the ability to share your charge – pushing your power to other devices. You basically have a portable charging matt. Oh, and talking about power there’s now AI to automatically optimises your battery. It’ll mean longer usage time because the CPU, RAM and the device temperature is controlled by the phone and the brain inside.

You also get intelligent WiFi that’ll switch to 4G (or 5G on the 5G model) depending on requirements. It also supports WiFi 6 if you’ve got a compatible router.

Bixby is here, but to be honest I tuned out at that point. But it does now support BRITISH ENGLISH! YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!

Oh, and here’s the advert you’ll be watching over the next few months…

The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue. Lovely ceramic finishes are also available in two premium versions of the Galaxy S10+.

Pricing? Well, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are on sale from March 8th – the Galaxy S10e is, as expected, the cheapest at £669. The Galaxy S10 is £799 and the Galaxy S10+ is £899. If you pre-order an S10 or S10+ then you’ll also be able to claim some Galaxy Buds worth £139.

Head to for the details, but here’s the specs..

 

 Galaxy S10eGalaxy S10Galaxy S10+Galaxy S10 5G
Dimension142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm, 150g149.9 x70.4 x 7.8mm, 157g157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g)162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm198g
Display5.8-inch Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 6.1-inch Wide Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9

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

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

*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 – RearRear: 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 zoom
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
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
 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

 

 

Camera – FrontFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Front:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Front: Dual Camera
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
Front:– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)

– 3D Depth: hQVGA

 

Memory6GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB
+ 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)*

*microSD cards sold separately. External Memory may be used to store media (photos, video and music files) but not applications.**12GB RAM in 1TB models only
Battery3,100mAh (typical)3,400mAh (typical)4,100mAh (typical)4,500mAh (typical)
ChargingWirless Powershare,Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless Powershare,Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Super Fast Charging (25W, Wired)
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
SecurityCaptive Fingerprint Scanner, 2D Face RecognitionUltrasonic Fingerprint Scanner, 2D Face Recognition
ProcessorOcta-core Exynos 8nm processor
SIM CardDual(Hybrid): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)*
*MicroSD card sold separately.
1 SIM
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
NetworkEnhanced 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 and mobile operator.

ConnectivityWi-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.

PaymentNFC
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