Samsung’s Take on the iPhone Xr Is a Less Flashier S10

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 7 Comments

Samsung is launching three new Galaxy S10 phones today. There is the new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, but there is also one other little device: the Galaxy S10e.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e is essentially the company’s take on Apple’s iPhone Xr. The device is meant to be an entry-level option for the new Galaxy S10 line, offering users some of the same flavours of the higher-end phones at a lower cost. The device features a smaller 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels, compared to the Galaxy S10’s 6.1-inch display. Design-wise, the S10e also looks a little cheaper and flashier than the regular S10 devices. There are thicker bezels surrounding the device, and the hole-punch Infinity-O notch design also looks a little bulkier than that of the S10.

On the back, you are also only getting a dual-camera setup instead of the regular S10’s triple-camera setup. You are getting a 12MP (at f/1.5) and a 16MP (at f/2.2) lens at the back. But internally, you are still getting the same Snapdragon 855 processor, with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

The device does still lack the Galaxy S10’s new reverse wireless charging feature and the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Instead, there’s a fingerprint scanner on the side of the device, integrated into the power button, which is a little odd for phones in 2019, but that’s nothing new to Samsung.

The device will start at $749.99, pre-orders open tomorrow. Ships March 8, available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Samsung’s Take on the iPhone Xr Is a Less Flashier S10”

  1. MutualCore

    It has a 3.5mm headphone jack which makes it immediately appealing to me.

  2. prjman

    Honestly, I would rather have a clean Android experience than go back to Samsung's bloated version of Android. They make beautiful phones though.

  3. jaredthegeek

    I hate Bixby. i just want to use Google Assistant but these phones are really great.

  4. Daishi

    I hate to be that guy, but “less flashier”?

  5. IanYates82

    How does the fingerprint work on the side? Do you need to swipe?

  6. wright_is

    The price is about $250 too much for the "budget" model.