21 Feb Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Phones: Everything You Need to Know
Samsung unveiled its latest smartphones today at its Unpacked 2019 event as well as some new accessories.
Along with the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, and the Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone/tablet hybrid.
The Galaxy S10 line headlines with features; Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, IP68 water and dust resistance10, a next-generation processor and Samsung services like Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX.
Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Display packs an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.
Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner5 that reads the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint.
As mentioned, the Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos.
Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s in frame. The Ultra Wide Lens ensures that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene.
The camera here also brings High-Quality Video Recording with Super Steady recording supported by digital stabilization technology.
Another interesting feature on the S10 is the Wireless PowerShare, which allows users to charge Qi-certified smartphones and even compatible wearable devices on the S10 itself. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare8, while connected to a regular charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip.
The storage of the S10+ runs on 12GB RAM and comes with 1TB of built-in storage, and you will be able to slip in additional 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB.
The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone and continues to learn and get better over time.
Besides the newly introduced Wi-Fi 6 standard, Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fi that allows for an uninterrupted and safe connection by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE, as well as alerting you of potentially risky Wi-Fi connections.
Bixby has been given some fresh updates and now understands British English, Spanish, German and Italian. It can also automate your routines (driving, sleeping) and provides personalized recommendations to make your life easier.
Yes, the 5G smartphone/ technology…
Samsung did announce its deploying of the 5G networking technology, partnering with major carriers. At this stage we’re not sure when will this go live in South Africa, and which network will adopt.
Samsung is putting the power of 5G in consumers’ hands with Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s first flagship 5G smartphone. With Galaxy S10 5G, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and make real-time 4K video calls.
To take full advantage of 5G connectivity, Galaxy S10 5G features the largest-ever Galaxy S series display, the 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display; Samsung’s 3D Depth Camera for 3D-image capturing to power Video Live focus and Quick Measure; powered by 4,500mAh with Super Fast Charging at 25W.
Pricing and Availability
Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green, Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019, in select markets.
Pricing starts at R20 999 for Galaxy S10, R18 999 for Galaxy S10+ and R15 999 for Galaxy S10e.
Preorders for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e begin February 21, 2019.
For a limited time in select markets, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a pair of Galaxy Buds (R2 999 value) for free.