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Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold and they are the Beasts 

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All The Galaxy S10 lineup
All The Galaxy S10 lineup. Credit: James Bareham / The Verge

February 20th marked the 10th anniversary of the flagship line, the Galaxy series and Samsung took the opportunity to release the 10th iteration of its flagship Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus.

These new releases were no exception to Samsung’s custom of f maximizing every possible spec, but this time it was done in a way that seems more elegantly integrated than the last few Galaxy iterations. This seems to be the biggest announcement ever in the history of this flagship, In all, we have five new phones — one of them a foldable.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 e and
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

Available for pre-order

The Galaxy S10 and S10 plus and the budget flagship, S10e are now available for pre-order, today February 21st, and they will start shipping on March 8th.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Galaxy S10 Plus (left), Galaxy S10 (right).
Galaxy S10 Plus (left) and Galaxy S10 (right). Credit: The Verge

In line with Samsung’s effort to eliminate bezels and provide the most screen possible in a handheld device, the S10 and S10 Plus’ design debut a bezel-less 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch screens, respectively.

The displays on both models are identical: 1440-pixel wide 19:9 OLED panels (with Samsung’s “Dynamic AMOLED” branding) with HDR10+ certification. Both have curved sides with an aluminum frame and making it easier to hold.

Fingerprint on Screen

The S10 screens have two other special features.

The new hole-punch cutout for the front camera, which allows Samsung to avoid a notch-style design and still have a front-facing camera.The S10 Plus has a wider punch for the two front-facing camera while the S10 has a small circular one.

And secondly, the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that’s embedded below the screen. This replaces the traditional capacitive scanner that is normally found on the back of the previous galaxies. Samsung claims this scanner is the “most advanced” one on the market, and it’s more reliable and highly secure. Unfortunately, the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner can not work through thick screen protectors, so Samsung is certifying certain third-party screen protectors that have been tested to work with the S10.

A bag-full of Cameras

The S10 and S10 Plus both have the same rear camera systems: a three-lens array that provides wide, super wide, and telephoto framing options at the touch of a button. The S10 plus however has two additional front-facing camera, totalling five in all while S10 has a single additional front-facing camera.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 AND S10 PLUS SPECS

  • Screen: 6.1-inch / 6.4-inch “Dynamic AMOLED” display, Quad HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear cameras: Wide angle 12-megapixel (77-degree), telephoto 12-megapixel (45-degree), and ultra wide 16-megapixel (123-degree)
  • Selfie camera: 10 megapixels, 8-megapixel RGB depth camera (S10 Plus)
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157 grams (S10) / 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g) (S10 Plus)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855 (in the US, Exynos in some regions)
  • Memory: 8GB or 12GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB to 512GB (1TB on S10 Plus), expandable via microSD
  • Battery: 3,400mAh (S10) / 4,100mAh (S10 Plus)
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.20
  • Wireless charging, USB-C, headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, presented at Unpacked in San Francisco (Source: TechCrunch )
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, presented at Unpacked in San Francisco (Source: TechCrunch )

The unveiling event also saw the announcement of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Foldable phone.The Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980.It will be available in black, silver, green and blue, with customizable hinge colors.

The budget Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e credit:Theverge.com

Alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, Samsung announced a budget variant of the flagship,the Samsung Galaxy S10e.Starting at $749.99, it has a 5.8-inch display and lacks some of the more advanced features you’d get on the other S10 variants. The S10E is also available for preorder today February 21st and will ship on March 8th. The default storage / memory configuration is 128GB of storage (expandable) with 6GB of RAM.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10E SPECS

  • Screen: Flat, 5.8-inch “Dynamic AMOLED” display, Full HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear cameras: Wide-angle 12-megapixel (77-degree) and ultra-wide 16-megapixel (123-degree)
  • Selfie camera: 10 megapixels
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm; 150 grams
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855 (in the US, Exynos in some regions)
  • Memory: 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB, expandable via microSD
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.20
  • Wireless charging, USB-C, headphone jack

The Top-tier Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G source: cnet.com

Samsung is poised to launch a top-tier model of the Galaxy S10 that offers 5G mobile data connectivity. It will go on sale sometime “in the first half of 2019.” The 5G Galaxy S10 will feature a giant 6.7-inch display; the standard S10 Plus screen measures 6.4 inches. It will also have a 4,500mAh battery compared to 4,100mAh in the S10 Plus. Samsung says the S10 5G supports 25W Super Fast Charging. For storage, the S10 5G offers 256GB.

All the S10 compared

All Samsung Galaxy S10 compared
All Samsung Galaxy S10 compared Source:TechCrunch

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