Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Unveiled: Infinity-O Display, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Triple-Camera Setup, More

Galaxy S10 launch event

Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S10 series —  its flagship smartphone lineup for 2019. The lineup comprises of three different phones, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+.

All three phones feature the same design language and only differ externally from their camera cutouts and screen size. They all feature an Infinity-O punch-hole display at the front, an aluminum chassis, and a glass panel at the rear. The dynamic AMOLED panels on the three Galaxy S10 variants can reach brightness levels of 1,200 nits.

The three Galaxy S10 variants are powered by either a 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset or Samsung’s own 8nm Exynos 9820 chip. This is paired with 6GB RAM (8GB on Galaxy S10 and S10+) and 128GB storage on the base model, with the Galaxy S10 and S10+ available with up to 512GB and 1TB storage. Other specs of the handsets include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, microSD card slot, LTE Cat 20 support, dual-SIM connectivity, headphone jack, USB-C, fast wired charging, Qi wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

Galaxy S10e

Galaxy S10e

The Galaxy S10e ditches the in-display ultrasound fingerprint sensor found on the Galaxy S10 and S10+ with a traditional fingerprint scanner mounted on the right side. It also features a 5.8-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel that’s completely flat.

Finally, unlike the other two Galaxy S10 variants, the S10e only comes with a dual-camera setup at its rear. The primary shooter is a 12MP dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) shooter with OIS and 1.4um large pixels. The secondary shooter is an ultra-wide angle 16MP f/2.2 shooter which should come in useful for capturing landscape photos. At the front, there is a 10MP f/1.9 shooter with Dual Pixel autofocus.

Galaxy S10

Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S10 features an in-display fingerprint scanner and a triple-camera setup at the rear. Apart from the 12MP primary sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide angle shooter as seen on the Galaxy S10e, there’s also a 12MP telephoto sensor with OIS that offers 2x optical zoom.

The Galaxy S10 comes with a bigger and higher resolution 6.1-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display that is curved on its edges. The higher resolution display is complemented by a slightly bigger 3,400mAh battery.

The unlocked Galaxy S10 starts at $899 in the United States.

Galaxy S10+

Galaxy S10+ Display

The Galaxy S10+ is the decked out version of the Galaxy S10 series. It comes with a massive 6.3-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display. While it features the same triple-camera setup at the rear as the Galaxy S10, it has a dual-camera setup at the front. The 10MP f/1.9 selfie shooter is complemented by an 8MP f/2.2 shooter that is used for capturing depth information for Live Focus/Portrait photos.

The Galaxy S10+ also promises to offer the best battery life of the lot with its massive 4,100mAh battery. The unlocked Galaxy S10+ starts at $999 in the United States.


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