A few days before the official launch, we knew almost everything about the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e. This year’s leaks turned out to be extremely accurate. However, Samsung was able to hide some interesting facts from us. Therefore, I invite you to read the description of the new flagships, which pay attention to details that have not been seen in the leaks so far.
Are this year’s Samsung flagships revolutionary? At first glance, it does not seem so. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is almost identical to last year’s Galaxy S9. It is true that the Koreans have made some changes to the design, but they are not very important. This year we are facing even more frameless design. At the same time, Samsung decided not to use the notch. Instead, we have a new type of “hole” screen. The hole for the front camera. As we talked about in photography, Samsung has significantly improved the solutions used. In this respect, this year’s flagships are more appropriate than their predecessors. Why?
The cheapest Samsung Galaxy S10e’s camera is better than the Galaxy S9 +
Let’s start with the fact that Samsung has redefined premium solutions this year. The Galaxy S10e is equipped with a main camera with two lenses: a wide-angle 12 Mpix with a dual F2.4 / F1.5 aperture and an ultra-wide-angle 16 Mpix. In addition, Koreans are eager to use Super Stabilization technology, which works better than the image stabilization known from the Galaxy S9 +. Samsung has also increased recording time in Super Slow-mo mode (960 frames per second). Mobile photography enthusiasts should appreciate the new photo themes discovered by Scene Optimizer, Live Focus and Shooting Suggestions. The main thing is that all of them are available in all three Galaxy S10 variants. More expensive models, the S10 and S10 +, have an additional 12 Mpix camera with a telephoto lens that allows you to take pictures with double magnification on the back.
What about the front camera? Here we are facing a small revolution. The Galaxy S10e and S10 only have a 10MP selfie camera. On the other hand, the Galaxy S10 + has an additional 8 Mpix RGB Depth lens. All three models allow you to shoot 4K UHD movies with a front camera. In contrast, an additional RGB Depth camera is used to take pictures with true depth and sharpness.
The real revolution in the Galaxy S10 is Wi-Fi 6 and LTE 2 Gbit / s
Every year, Samsung releases flagships with faster and faster LTE modems. By the way, users can count on the acceleration of the Wi-Fi module. What does it look like this time? Other manufacturers can follow Samsung’s example. All variants of the Galaxy S10 support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax) and have a category 20 LTE modem. This means that this year’s Korean flagship allows you to download data at the following speeds: 1.2 Gbit / s (Wi-Fi networks )) and 2 Gbit / s (LTE Advanced networks). And the download speed on mobile networks is “only” 150 Mbit / s.
Samsung is also preparing the premiere of the Galaxy S10 5G (6.7 ”screen and 6 cameras). At the same time, the new generation will be sold by operators who decide to launch the network.
Samsung Galaxy S10 will be distinguished by exceptional performance
Every year, Koreans emphasize the efficiency of the flagships of the Galaxy S series. However, no manufacturer can produce an efficient smartphone without a high-capacity power source. The battery capacity of the Galaxy S10e is 3100 mAh, the S10 already offers 3400 mAh, the largest S10 + 4100 mAh. In addition, Samsung has implemented software that optimizes battery consumption. Adaptive power saving mode allows Galaxy S10 + owners to use their smartphone all day long. Additionally, if the battery is at least 30% charged, it can be used to charge other devices (such as a headset or a friend’s smartphone) wirelessly. In turn, all Galaxy S10 options charge wirelessly using the Qi Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 charging standard.
People who decide to buy one of the new flagships will not complain about the lack of RAM. Each of them offers up to 8 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the ceramic versions of the Galaxy S10 + have up to 12 GB of RAM. In turn, the new chipset has a processor 29% faster than its predecessor last year. The graphics processor provides 37% more performance.
Does the Samsung Galaxy S10 fit every budget? Well, the Koreans seem to have wholeheartedly embraced Apple’s strategy and developed options that cover a wide range of prices. The cheapest version of the S10 costs 3299 PLN, and the most expensive – 6999 PLN. Prices are as follows:
- Galaxy S10e 128 GB – 3 299 PLN
- Galaxy S10 128 GB – 3,949 PLN
- Galaxy S10 512 GB – 4 999 PLN
- Galaxy S10 + 128 GB – 4 399 PLN
- Galaxy S10 + 512 GB – 5 499 PLN
- Galaxy S10 + 1 TB – 6,999 PLN
The Galaxy S10 + with 1 TB of internal memory is not the most expensive Samsung flagship. The announced folding Galaxy Fold can cost about 8700 PLN in Poland. However, this is not an officially approved Polish price, but only an estimate based on US prices.