Samsung Galaxy S10 series : Punching holes into infinity!

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Samsung has officially lifted the veils from its 10th gen Galaxy S series of smartphones. Yeah, the leaks were pretty much accurate, as usual. We have multiple different sized phones with punch hole front cameras.

So, there are three new phones this year. The standard Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, and a third one's called the Galaxy S10e.

The new displays:

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The most obvious difference between the three are there screen sizes. The S10 has a standard 6.1 inch display, the S10+ has a 6.4 inch display, and the S10e, being a smallest of the bunch, has a 5.8 inch display.

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Obviously, with the new punch hole cameras, there's a much higher screen-to-body ratio this time. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 91%. And of course, as we've come to expect from Samsung's tech standards, their displays continue to be absolutely gorgeous.

They're one of the main reasons why I can't easily use some other non Samsung smartphone as my daily driver.

The standard spec bump:

"With newer phones, come newer internals" - Me.

Unsurprisingly, the new S10 phones are a little bit faster and a little bit more efficient than their predecessors. That's all you really need to know.

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For the spec-heads,

  • Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855 CPU
  • 6 + 128 GB / 8 + 512 GB configs (8 + 256 for S10e)
  • Mali-G76 MP12 / Adreno 640

Also, the S10+ has an insane 12 GB + 1 TB model. It has close to a thousand gigs of onboard space. Let that sink in a bit.

The new cameras:

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There's a new triple camera setup on the rear, which is familiar to us from the Samsung A7 and A9, but are a new addition to the S series.

The triple camera setup for the S10 and S10+ houses a 12 mp standard card angle f/1.5 sensor, another 12 mp 2x telephoto f/2.4 sensor, and a third 16 mp Ultrawide angle f/2.2 sensor.

The S10e misses out on the telephoto sensor, but retains the super useful ultrawide sensor, which is awesome. Thank you Samsung for not taking that away from the "budget" model.

The front punch hole camera is a single 10 mp sensor on the S10 and S10e, with an additional 8 mp depth sensor on the S10+.

The new batteries:

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3100 mAh on the S10e, 3400 on the S10, and a massive 4100 on the S10+.

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That's it, let's move on.

The new fingerprint sensors:

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Samsung has tried out some new places and ways to implement the fingerprint sensor on their new flagship.

It's a side mounted sensor on the S10e, an ultrasonic (under the display) one on the S10 and S10+.

It reminds me a lot of phones like the Razer phone and the Xperia XZ. It's in a weird top half of the phone and will definitely take some getting used to.

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Unlike that familiar capacitive fingerprint sensor, the S10 and S10+ use sound and vibration to map your finger. This means, unlike an optical fingerprint sensor, they do not rely on light from the screen to recognize your biometric impression.

The extras:



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Just like Huawei, Sammy decided to give reverse wireless charging on the S10+. It is apparently meant to charge other wireless charging capable accessories for your phone.

I'm pretty sure I've already mentioned about the rediculous 1 TB storage variant. It's the first smartphone in the world, and second mobile device (after the 2018 iPad Pro) that has that much storage.

The new 'investment':

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The pricing is a lot similar to the iPhones of 2018. The S10e comes in at 750 USD, S10 starts at 900 USD, and the S10+ goes up to 1000 USD.

So do you think the new Galaxy S10 series? Did make your eyes pop or just made you shrug? Let me know down in the comments.

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