This is the Galaxy S10E

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 13 Comments

Samsung is expected to launch a total of three different Galaxy S10 devices this year. The company is launching the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, which we already know a lot about, but there is going to be another, cheaper edition of the device.

Meet the Galaxy S10E, the entry-level Galaxy S10 device that will compete with the likes of the iPhone Xr. The device, coming at a price of €750, or around $859, will feature a 5.8-inch display. There are some notable differences between the S10E and the S10/S10+, too.

The display of the device doesn’t curve as it does on the S10/S10+, for example. It’s also surrounded by thicker bezels, although it features an Infinity-O notch (which does look a little more prominent than on the regular S10). On the back, there are only two cameras as compared to the S10/S10+’s three-camera setup. And lastly, there is also no in-display fingerprint scanner — instead, Samsung is putting that on the side of the device.

For now, though, details on the S10E continue to be scarce so we will just have to wait till the official announcement for more info on the device, especially for the info on what’s under the hood.

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Comments (13)

13 responses to “This is the Galaxy S10E”

  1. coreyp

    Sounds like a better device to be honest. No curved screen gimmick, perfectly fine bezels, side-fingerprint scanner. Can't wait to see this be officially announced.

  2. Jorge Garcia

    That pricing is just crazy. "Nokia" and "Motorola" will pump out that same thing and sell it for $300, $400 max in a couple of months.

    • digiguy

      In reply to JG1170:

      The price will go down and I doubt Nokia and Motorola will have something with the same quality...

      • Jorge Garcia

        In reply to digiguy:

        It's all a hair's worth of difference now. Maybe the Samsung will have a slightly crisper camera with better low-light performance...but to the average user this and one of the new Moto/Nokias will be pretty indistinguishable.

  3. lordbaal1

    I would not call $850 entry level.

    • Rob_Wade

      In reply to lordbaal1:

      Exactly. It was hard enough to choke down spending $650 a piece for the two devices my wife and I bought. I only spent $800 on my Surface Pro 6. What kind of sense does it make to spend more than that for a smartphone?

  4. jrickel96


    The iPhone XR has a 6.1 inch screen and is $750. I don't understand how this entry level Galaxy is competitive. I'd guess is has OLED, but I doubt the average consumer cares.

    If Apple has struggled with the higher price points, Samsung is going to really struggle.

  5. wright_is

    At first glance, it looks almost identical to the Honor V20.

  6. Tony Barrett

    Got to agree with everyone else here. If that's the price point Samsung are aiming at with the S10e, they're going to really struggle. As far as I'm concerned, this phone needs to be $600 tops, then it will directly compete with higher end models from OnePlus and Huawei. It also needs to undercut Apple's cheapest XR - if only to make a point, and make people think twice. Hopefully those suggested prices are a mistake.

  7. Pierre Masse

    It's cheaper but it's certainly not cheap. I still prefer A devices. I wish Apple could have A type smartphones.

  8. Rob_Wade

    Still too large. 5.2" is the sweet spot for me. And, for the love of Pete, can't someone develop ONE UNDISPUTABLE CAMERA instead of puking a half dozen cameras on a device? I'm sick of a customer base so willing to buy into this garbage.

  9. IanYates82

    "on the side"? Fingerprint scanner on the back you mean? (although I don't see it there in the picture)