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.
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.