2019 Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Announced – And You May Want To Upgrade After Seeing These!

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You guys, today Samsung announced their new Samsung Galaxy S10 series of smartphones. If it’s been a while since you’ve upgraded – I totally get it – but after seeing this, you may just want to get that upgrade. Let’s look at what’s so great about the new 2019 Samsung Galaxy phones. 

2019 Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Samsung Galaxy Phones

2019 Samsung Galaxy Phones are ushering in a big 10 anniversary for the revolutionary series of smartphones. While there have been some bad news in regards to the Galaxy series, there has been plenty of fans to keep this line going. With what this series will release in 2019, Samsung is in the smartphone game for the long run and they have upped the ante in regards to technology. Let’s look at what’s ahead for this iconic series of phones. 

It’s Not Samsung X or Samsung Galaxy X – People!

First, let’s get something out of the way. 10 years of production and coincidentally – the S10 series launches.  Let’s talk about the decision to go with Galaxy S10 rather than Galaxy X or Samsung X. Personally, I think Apple claimed the X with the iPhone X (which has had mixed reviews) – so my assumption, Samsung wants to stay far away from the X and continue with everyday numbers. Plus, really the 10 year anniversary and the S10 are both great marketing messages. (Sorry, once a marketer – always a marketer! Just calling it like it is!)

What’s New with Galaxy S10

Let’s face it. Like computers, smartphones now a days last for years. Do you really NEED to upgrade? No, but with the features offered on the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, you may just want to. Here’s what’s new in regards to fancy features. 

Screen Display

The Galaxy S10 gives you a nearly full screen view, offering barely there top and bottom bezels that Samsung phones have become known for. This gives you that extra room to watch movies, play games, scroll Instagram or whatever you do. Your Galaxy S10 screen will feature a tiny hole that packages the in-display camera. 

The screen itself is capable of producing over 16 million colors, with 100 percent mobile color volume in the DCI-P3 color range, the Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display offers extraordinary contrast for even deeper blacks and brighter whites. It features a peak luminance of 1200 nits, and it’s the first mobile display to support HDR10+: a next-generation open standard for HDR video. This powerful combination of industry-leading specs allows the display to depict content in incredible detail.

In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

The fingerprint-recognition system is built into the display. Look mom, no buttons!

Focus on Security

Samsung is taking security a step further with their in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner. It utilizes ultrasonic waves to map out your fingerprint’s unique pattern, and features an anti-spoofing algorithm that enables it to recognize your real, physical fingerprint and reject images or copies of it. This just sounds so James Bondish. 

Powerful Lenses for Amazing Photo and Video

What do we do constantly with our smartphones? Take photos and videos, of course! Samsung does not disappoint in regards to their smartphone cameras. Here are the Galaxy S10 camera details. 

Each Galaxy S10 comes equipped with Samsung’s all-new 123-degree Ultra Wide lens – which features a field of view that’s similar to the human eye, and allows you to capture the world exactly as you see it – as well as a 12MP, Wide-angle, Dual Aperture, Super Speed Dual Pixel lens. The Galaxy S10 and S10+’s triple rear camera setup also includes a 12MP Telephoto (zoom) lens, and the Galaxy S10 5G’s quad rear camera setup features an additional 3D Depth Camera, which improves the quality of portrait-style images.

Each Galaxy S10 also comes equipped with a 10MP, UHD, Dual Pixel front-facing camera that’s perfect for taking high-quality selfies. On the Galaxy S10+ and S10 5G, it’s paired with an RGB depth lens for added capabilities.

Working behind the scenes to help you snap stellar pics is a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that streamlines image processing and makes features like Scene Optimizer even better. The camera also takes video recording to the next level with its Super Steady video stabilization technology, which lets you take fluid videos during even your most active moments – like when you’re in the middle of an amazing concert or on a bumpy bike ride. And in an industry first, the rear camera also allows you to record in HDR10+ for brilliantly detailed videos.

Charging Power

This is one of the coolest features of the Galaxy S10 series, in my opinion. While the S10 series will support fast wireless charging 2.0, the Galaxy S10 features an all-new wireless charging innovation that will change how you power your other devices.

That’s right – you can charge OTHER devices with your phone. And since the S10 comes with a crazy powerful battery that is said to last 24 hours – you won’t have to fret giving someone else a charge. 

The Galaxy S10’s Wireless PowerShare3 technology allows you to share your power with compatible phones and wearables when they need it most. This means that if you’re away from an outlet and your Galaxy Buds are running low on power, you’ll be able to charge them up by simply placing their case on the back of your phone. It’s as simple as that. The Galaxy S10 also includes dual charging support, which allows you to charge your phone and another compatible device simultaneously using a single wired charger.

Galaxy S10 Colors

No one wants just a black phone anymore, and Samsung went all out to make sure that the Galaxy S10 colors are attractive and what people want. Here are the colors you can get your Galaxy S10 in: 

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue
  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow.

Additional color variants for the Galaxy S10+ include Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Phone Line Up

The 2019 Samsung Galaxy series of S10 phones offers a wide variety of specs and prices. There are 4 phones in the Galaxy S10 product line. Be prepared for major upgrades, but also be prepared to pay for them!

Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S10 Phone Line Up and what we know about each. 

Pricing starts at $899.99 for Galaxy S10, $999.99 for Galaxy S10+ and $749.99 for Galaxy S10e.

Galaxy S10e

Galaxy S10e price starts at $749.99.

Galaxy S10

Galaxy S10 pricestarts at $899.99.

Galaxy S10+

Galaxy S10 price starts at $999.99.

Galaxy S10 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G hasn’t been announced – but considering the prices of the S10 line-up, we are guessing around $1299.99. (Read that again – that is our guess, nothing official people!)

Galaxy S10 Line Product Specifications

 Galaxy S10eGalaxy S10Galaxy S10+Galaxy S10 5G
Display5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi) 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings. 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
CameraRear: Dual Camera with OIS
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoomFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,  F1.9 (80°)
Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront: Dual Camera
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
 Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– 3D Depth: hQVGA Front:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA

 

Body69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g)77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm, 198g
AP7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz)
8nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Memory6GB/8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB + 256GB
(No MicroSD)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
SIM CardSingle: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Dual(Hybrid): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
*MicroSD card sold separately.
1 SIM
Battery183,100mAh (typical)3,400mAh (typical)4,100mAh (typical)4,500mAh (typical)
Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless
Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare19
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC
*Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0
Fast Charging compatible on wireless
Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
NetworkEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
PaymentNFC, MST
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
AuthenticationLock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, Face
AudioStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)Audio Playback Format:
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Date

Alright, Digital Mom – you have me sold on buying a Galaxy S10 – but when can I get it? 

Here’s what Samsung says in regards to the Galaxy S10 release date. 

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019 in select markets. Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e begin February 21, 2019. For a limited time in select markets, consumers who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a pair of Galaxy Buds ($129.99 value) for free. 

Galaxy S10 5G Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G release date is said to be coming sometime this summer – you know, anytime before Fall.

Digital Mom’s Opinion

Digital Mom says this has me rethinking the Apple iPhone. I sure do love all things Apple – but a battery that lasts nearly 24 hours, that fancy camera and the ability to charge other devices with your phone? Yikes, maybe I’ll turn Android. 

Hey early adapters -> did you see the new Samsung Galaxy Fold? Check it out – it’s coming soon and yes, it’s a foldable smartphone!

Check out more about Samsung Galaxy S10 on samsung.com


*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

According to DisplayMate, peak luminance of up to 1200 nits.
2 Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+’s display has been awarded a certification for 100% Mobile Color Volume with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 by VDE Germany.
3 According to DisplayMate, 0.4 JNCD color accuracy at DCI-P3 color gamut.
4 TÜV Rheinland, a globally recognized certification institute, awarded Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e’s display the Eye Comfort Certification based on its ability to drastically reduce the harmful effects of blue light. This certification can be found on www.tuv.com with the ID 1419064785.
5 Available on Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 5G. Galaxy S10e has a Fingerprint Scanner located on the power button.
HDR10+ recording quality may vary based on sharing platform and playback environment; HDR10+ color is only available on supported devices or platforms.
7 Wireless PowerShare limited to Samsung or other compatible smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and Samsung wearable devices including Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch (46/42mm), and Galaxy Buds. May not work with non-Samsung accessories or covers. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
8 If you charge two devices simultaneously, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 for Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ may not be available.
9 Bixby Routines Driving routine only available in cars with Bluetooth capabilities.
10 Water resistant in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry after wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.
11  Up to 512GB additional storage with external microSD card for maximum 1.5TB storage capacity available only on Galaxy S10+.
12  MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may depend on country and manufacturer.
13  Faster than previous Wi-Fi protocols. Wi-Fi 6 support may not be available depending on the country or region you live in.
14  Actual speed may vary depending on the country, carrier, and user environment.
15 May vary by country and carrier.
16 Model and color availability may vary depending on country or carrier.
17 Ceramic version only available on 8GB/512GB and 12GB/1TB Galaxy S10+ models.
18 Typical value tested under third-party lab condition. Rated (minimum) capacity is less. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
19 Wireless PowerShare limited to Samsung or other compatible smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and Samsung wearable devices including Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch (46/42mm), and Galaxy Buds. May not work with non-Samsung accessories or covers. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.

 

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