With so much buzz going on all over the internet over the what the Samsung Galaxy S10 will look like and how it will function, the exact or do I say the official feature and look isn’t yet revealed the general public. At least not yet. The device though will be a massive upgrade to the previous Galaxy S8 and S9.
Based on all the stories and rumors we got through the internet, the Samsung Galaxy is expected to be true camera phone with numerous cameras all on it. Also, there is room for hardware and software improvements as rivals such as Huawei and Oppo are already having better gadget hardware which will certainly rival the Galaxy S10 if not done well next year.
With that said, let’s examine all the suggestive specifications which we expect from the Korean top smartphone by 2019.
As usual, the display is definitely going to be bigger than the previous. Our earlier post abut another leaked image showed there would be three Galaxy S10 devices with having different screen sizes to tell them apart while the largest being the Galaxy S10 Plus will feature a dual front lens all appearing as dots n the upper screen areas of the device.
The fact that Samsung is quite adamant about using Notch on it’s smartphone makes us wonder how the device is going to look like especially with the so called infinity display.
FEATURES OF THE GALAXY S10
Being the Korean manufacturer’s flagship, it’s a really big deal for the company meaning there would be loads of features added to the device while it’s launched next year.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy S10 to have various features ranging from advanced face unlock sensors to on-screen fingerprint sensor just as seen on the Vivo smartphone. While the device’s screen is likely to get wider and advanced display, we expect features such as 5G connectivity.
With a better audio system and advanced display, the device could also feature larger storage and faster CPU and advanced GPU and considering the fact that Samsung is a master in all these, we wouldn’t be really expecting anything less.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 RELEASE DATE
February 25, 2019. We hope that would be the release date despite the fact that we have no official statement yet about the actual date the new Galaxy S10 will be launched, we can assume based on the previous releases made by the company.
For example, the older Samsung Galaxy S9 was launched that same date Feb 25th, 2018 during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) while the Galaxy S8 was launched in New York on the 29th of March 2017.
According to sources inside a major technology retailer speaking to Gizmodo, the Galaxy S10 will be launched at an event on February 20, 2019.
Although an earlier report suggested the Galaxy S10 will launch at CES in Las Vegas, which will be held January 8 – 11 2019, we’re taking that particular rumour with a healthy pinch of salt, and this is why.
WHAT WILL SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 BE CALLED?
First of all, this device is going to be quiet massive considering so much buzz already going on around the device. While the device has had it’s name the Galaxy S glued on the it ever since it first made its official appearance back in 2010, we knew the numbers will increment based on the updates of the devices while they are being launched. (As in S2 – S9)
But there is a rumor suggesting there could be a potentially different name for the new device which is based on an insider story gotten from The Investor, the company’s mobile chief DJ Koh said: “Although Samsung will stick to Galaxy, we have been thinking about whether we need to maintain the S moniker or the numbering system.”
Just as we likely saw Apple did with the iPhone X, something like that could happen with the Galaxy S10 considering the fact that X = 10 in a roman numeral but the fact that the Galaxy Foldable device is rumored to already have that name already glued to it, we don’t precisely know what the next Galaxy S will be actually called but it’s a Galaxy S10 anyway.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 RANGE
We expect that there would be 3 different types of the Galaxy S10. Each of these devices will of course have different features ranging from big to small.
So the device ranges are said to range from features and differences which will feature at least three models, codenamed “Beyond 0”, “Beyond 1”, and “Beyond 2”.
The model numbers are listed as SM-G9700, SM-G9730 and SM-G9750, which seem to the logical follow-up to the model numbers of the Galaxy S9 models, which were SM-G9600 and SM-G9650.
Based on the details included in the CMIIT reports, we’re expecting the three versions of the Galaxy S10 to breakdown as follows –
- “Beyond 0”: Entry-level S10 with 5.8-inch display, single rear-facing camera and LTE
- “Beyond 1”: Galaxy S10 with 6.1-inch display, dual rear-facing camera system, LTE
- “Beyond 2”: Flagship S10 with 6.44-inch display and all-new triple camera set-up
The latter will be available in LTE and 5G compatible versions, the documents reveal.
As well as screen size and type, how the different S10 phones are specced internally also varies, with some S10 features (see below for details) exclusive to the top tiers.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 CAMERAS
The Galaxy A7 released later this year had 4 cameras making it a real camera phone. But the move for multitple cameras isn’t new with Huawei already implementing multiple cameras on it’s devices such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
With the leaked casing images gotten from Twitter, the Galaxy S10 could possibly have 4 cameras while the S10 Plus would have 5 cameras with the inclusion of dual front facing lenses.
According to the latest leaked S10 camera specs, the shooter on the flagship Galaxy range will include the same 12MP f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture lens that debuted on the Galaxy S9 paired with a super-wide angle 123-degree lens with 16MP sensor and f/1.9 aperture. Finally, Samsung will also purportedly include a 13MP f/2.4 aperture sensor.
These rumours of extra cameras are also seemingly backed up by phone industry analysts, with KBI Securities is claiming. Kim Dong-won says that Samsung plans to “reinvigorate” its business by adding a triple lens camera to the Galaxy S10.
As for other features, it’s tricky to know what else Samsung could add to the existing S9 formula. We know that a foldable Samsung phone is in the works, but this is likely to be separate to the main Galaxy S line, with the foldable securely lodged in the top 5 foldable phones to expect in 2019.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 PRICE
Samsung has steadily increased the price of its flagship Galaxy S handset each year and – barring a massive economic downturn or sudden consumer demand for ridiculously expensive new technology – we expect this year to be no different in that respect.
The rising price tag of the Galaxy S series could explain why the South Korean company has decided to add its new “Beyond 0” lower-cost variant.
According to a reliable source speaking to Gizmodo, the following Galaxy S10 prices have now been confirmed by Samsung:
- 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 “Lite” with 128GB of storage: $690
- 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 with 128GB of storage: $810
- 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 with 512GB of storage: $1000
- 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus with 128GB of storage: $910
- 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus with 512GB of storage: $1,100
- 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus with 1TB of storage: $1,400
Since this is a flagship device, we expect the price range to be as expensive although the precision isn’t yet accurate. While Android devices won’t likely be as pricey as iPhone devices such as the iPhone X, we expect the Galaxy S10 to be in the range of $700 for it’s starting prices could be as high as $650 upward.
While Huawei is trying to offer premium devices for even lesser prices, Samsung’s competiton might be sever next year while the Honor brand hopes to release it’s own full screen Honor View 20 which would be quite cheaper than Galaxy S10. With feature variants, we can say that Galaxy S10 is a device worth the dollar.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 SPECIFICATIONS
|Screen Size||6.1 inch|
|Screen Resolution||2960 x 1440 pixels|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel Density||540 PPI|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Processor||Exynos 9 (9820)|
|Rear Camera Resolution||12MP|
|Front Camera Resolution||8MP|
|Camera Details||AF Phase Detection, Artificial Intelligence, Auto Flash, Bokeh Effect, Continuos Shooting, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Optical image stabilization, Self-timer, Touch to focus, White balance presets|
|Camera Features||Flash, Autofocus, LED Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)|
|Zoom||Yes, Digital Zoom|
|OS Version||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|USB Connector Type||USB Type C|
|Features||Fingerprint Scanner, GPS|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Barometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope|
|IP Rating||IP68 (Dust and Water Resistant – 1.5 meters for 30 minutes)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE (India Compatible), WiFi, 3G, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio), 2G, Bluetooth|
|Headphone Jack Type||3.5mm|
|Maximum Card Slot Capacity||400GB|
|SIM Card Slots||Dual|
|SIM Card Type||Nano SIM|
|SIM 1 Details||Nano SIM|
|SIM 2 Details||Nano SIM|
|Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)||Yes|
|SIM 1 Bands||4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|
|SIM 2 Bands||4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Battery Type||Lithium-ion (Li-ion)|
NOTE: This isn’t our final update on the story but we’ll update the content based on latest reports and findings on the Galaxy S10. Hope you stay tuned