Samsung started its latest Unpacked event by unveiling the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. Now that that's out of the way, the company has now unveiled its latest primary flagship handset, the Galaxy S10 lineup.
The company has just announced a new family of handsets, starting with the Galaxy S10. In addition to that, the company also announced the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10+. But that's not all! The smartphone manufacturer also took the wraps off the Galaxy S10 5G, which, as the name suggests, will offer 5G connectivity when it arrives on the market later this year.
First up is the Galaxy S10e. This is the smallest handset of the bunch. It features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There are two cameras on the back: A wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel with "AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS" and a secondary ultra-wide 16-megapixel shooter. Meanwhile, around front, there is 10-megapixel shooter.
Depending on the market, there is either a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor clocked max at 2.8GHz, or a 8nm 64-bit processor clocked max at 2.7GHz. The Galaxy S10e comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB of built-in storage. It also supports a microSD card up to 512GB. The battery measures in at 3100mAh, which comes with a new feature called Wireless PowerShare. This means that the wireless charging capability of the Galaxy S10e will also reverse wireless charge a device that supports it.
The Galaxy S10e is running Android 9 Pie out of the box, under what Samsung called the One UI now. It supports NFC for mobile payments, and features both a fingerprint sensor and face unlock for biometric security measures. Pricing starts at $749.99.
Next, the Galaxy S10. This boasts a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There are three cameras on the back: a telephoto 12MP shooter, a wide-angle 12MP camera, and an ultra-wide 16MP camera to round things out. There is a 10-megapixel front-facing camera on the other side. It offers the same processor as the Galaxy S10e, so depending on the market customers can expect a 7nm or 8nm chipset under the hood with only a minor variance in speed capabilities. The Galaxy S10 offers 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 512GB of built-in storage. It supports a microSD card up to 512GB.
There is a 3400mAh battery, Android 9 Pie under Samsung's One UI, Wireless PowerShare with wireless charging capabilities, and an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor in the display. Pricing starts at $899.99.
The Galaxy S10+ has a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has the same trio of cameras on the back as the Galaxy S10 (12MP+12MP+16MP), but this boasts a pair of 10MP and 8MP front-facing cameras on the other side. The Galaxy S10+ offers 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and either 128GB, 5612GB, or 1TB of built-in storage. It supports a microSD card up to 512GB. The battery measures in at 4100mAh, it's running Android 9 Pie out of the box, and features Samsung's One UI proprietary user interface.
The Galaxy S10+ also offers wireless charging support, as well as Samsung's Wireless PowerShare to charge other devices that also support wireless charging. It has an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor in the display for biometric security measures, along with a face unlock feature for good measure. Pricing starts at $999.99.
Finally, the Galaxy S10 5G. This giant device boasts a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There are four cameras on the back: telephoto 12MP lens, wide-angle 12MP, an ultra-wide 16MP shooter, and a "0.5X/2X optical zoom". The front-facing camera is 10 megapixels. The Galaxy S10 5G does not support a microSD card, but it does offer 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage. The battery measures in at 4500mAh.
The Galaxy S10 5G boast the same Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor in the display, along with all of the standard sensors one would expect. It does boast better network connectivity thanks to the 5G option, making the device capable of 2.0 Gbps downloads and 150Mbps uploads. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be any specific information in the press release as to when this will launch, or how much it will cost.
Each of the devices will be available in "Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink". In addition to that, Samsung says the Galaxy S10+ will also be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. They all feature a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
As far as a release is concerned, here's what Samsung has to say on the matter:
"The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019 in select markets. Pricing starts at $899.99 for Galaxy S10, $999.99 for Galaxy S10+ and $749.99 for Galaxy S10e. Preorders for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e begin tomorrow, February 21, 2019. For a limited time in select markets, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a pair of Galaxy Buds ($129.99 value) for free. Listen to your favorite music on the go, and up your fitness game, when you get your hands on the Galaxy S10 earlier than others."
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