Samsung Officially Launches Galaxy S10, S10+ With New Design, Reverse Wireless Charging, More

Samsung is finally making things official with its latest and greatest Galaxy phones. Ahead of MWC, the company is officially launching the new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ phones with some major upgrades.

The company’s new Galaxy S10 comes with a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and the S10+ comes with a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 3040×1440 pixels. The displays come with HDR10+ certification, and apparently, are the most color accurate displays on a phone. On the front, the devices an improved design, now featuring an Infinity-O notch design which is essentially a hole-punch display instead of a full-fledged notch to make space for the front-facing camera. The notch on the S10+ is a little wider to make space for the second front facing camera on the device. Under the display, there is an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that users can use to unlock the device.

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Specs-wise, both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ features the latest processors, so that means you will get the Snapdragon 855 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820. The regular S10 comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB storage, while the larger S10+ will come with up to 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM. For the battery, you are getting a 3,400mAh battery on the S10 and a larger 4,100mAh call on the S10+.

On the back of the devices, there isn’t a lot to see apart from the new triple-camera system. Both the devices come with three cameras — a 12MP telephoto lens (at f/2.4), a 12MP wide lens (at f/1.5), and a 16MP ultra-wide lens (at f/2.2). On the surface, the new triple-camera system will allow for greater detail and better pictures. The ultra-wide lens will allow users to take ultra-wide shots that were not possible before, with a field of view of 123-degrees. There is a new Scene Optimizer feature that automatically identifies your scenes and optimizes your camera settings for better quality pictures. There’s also a new Shot Suggestion feature that helps you position pictures better.

On the front, the S10+ has an additional 8MP front camera along with the regular 10MP (f/1.9) camera for improved depth sensing and portrait mode pictures.

The back of the device also has a hidden feature: reverse wireless charging. This means you can use the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to wirelessly charge other devices, like your Galaxy Buds or even a different phone. That’s a really cool feature, but with the devices having only 3,100mAh/4,100mAh batteries, the feature might not be all that useful. The devices do offer Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 at 12W — and that’s apparently 33% faster over the Fast Wireless Charging 1.0, at least according to Samsung.

And for those wondering, yes the 3.5mm headphone jack is still here. And yes the dedicated Bixby button is still here.

The devices will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. Pre-orders start tomorrow, starting at $899.99 for the S10 and $999.99 for the S10 Plus. Ships March 8.

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  • prjman

    20 February, 2019 - 2:55 pm

    <p>I'm sorry, but my days of spending more than $400 on a phone are over.</p>

    • Daekar

      20 February, 2019 - 3:43 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406170">In reply to prjman:</a></em></blockquote><p>Then you haven't been buying Samsung phones for a number of years now… </p>

      • Rycott

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        20 February, 2019 - 7:10 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#406180">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Or any flagship phone.</p>

        • prjman

          20 February, 2019 - 9:30 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#406234">In reply to Rycott:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>Actually, my last Samsung was a Galaxy S8. Beautiful hardware, but bloated software and poor battery life. In my family, my kids have gotten cheaper Android phones and I have watched those phones get better and better.</em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>I finally 'dropped' to a Nokia 7.1. $349. Clean software, great battery life (best I've had on a smartphone), decent camera. It's lacking wireless charging and an 'Uber' processor, but it's plenty fast.</em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>To each his or her own, but the incremental difference between a $300-$400 phone and a 'flagship' is minimal anymore.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

          • cawoodstock

            23 February, 2019 - 8:15 am

            <blockquote><em><a href="#406260">In reply to prjman:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Generally I agree with you if you your goal isn’t top of line pictures, I have found the difference between flagship cameras and decent to be very noticeable. I myself am typically not sporting a flagship and never mind until those moments when my pictures look sub par to similar pictures taken by friend and family flagships.</p>

  • devSpeed

    20 February, 2019 - 2:55 pm

    <p>I thought reverse wireless charging meant you could lay it face down on the charger. :(</p>

  • dallasnorth40

    Premium Member
    20 February, 2019 - 4:32 pm

    <p>I'm in! Those cameras look awesome!</p>

  • RobertJasiek

    21 February, 2019 - 12:09 am

    <p>I never buy a notch. Samsung, however, also repeats the same mistake of quite a few other companies: it loses credibility by trying to deceive potential buyers by trying to hide the notch in the render images with their dark display contents around it. Why do some manufacturers think that credibility is worthless?</p>

    • locust infested orchard inc

      21 February, 2019 - 4:07 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#406284">In reply to RobertJasiek:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Respect to you for not conceding to the notch dysfunction that has spread like wildfire, even jumping the species barrier last year when the trio of iNotches were launched.</p>

  • blackcomb

    21 February, 2019 - 10:08 am

    <p>Wow. It can read your fingerprint through the display. Apple is jealous.</p>

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