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Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives with in-display fingerprint sensor, 8GB RAM and triple rear cameras

    Samsung Galaxy S10 has finally gone live, and it packs dauntless specifications and features, there is 6.1-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display, and powered by a 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC processor.

    Samsung did not only unveil the Galaxy S10 during the Unpacked event launch, among the series are the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 5G.

    The Galaxy S10 is the new flagship of Samsung in 2019, and it features impressive design. Appearing as the new successor to the Samsung Galaxy S9.

    It comes in two different models, triple cameras at the back and uses a single front facing camera for taking stunning selfie shot.

    After all, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Android Smartphone is the first mobile handset from Samsung to arrive with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs

    *. Display: 6.1-inch “Dynamic AMOLED” display, Quad HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio
    *. Cameras:
    – Rear cameras: Wide angle 12-megapixel (77-degree), telephoto 12-megapixel (45-degree), and ultra wide 16-megapixel (123-degree)
    – Selfie camera: 10 megapixels
    *. Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
    *. Weight: 157 grams
    *. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (in the US, Exynos in some regions)
    *. RAM: 8GB
    *. Storage: 128GB to 512GB (1TB on S10 Plus), expandable via microSD
    *. OS: Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI
    *. Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.20
    *. Wireless charging, USB-C, headphone jack
    *. Battery: 3,400mAh

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Smartphone

    Design and Display

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 looks ambitious, the design appears to be stunning and features a more awesome and glittering design with Super AMOLED screen display.

    Nevertheless, Samsung is still attached to using the aluminum frame, which is totally not comparable with the stainless steel on the iPhone XS and XS Max.

    Meanwhile, this is totally different on the Galaxy S10 Plus, which will be available with a ceramic back option, upping its aesthetic and tactile qualities.

    Galaxy S10 features a 6.1-inch QHD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 550ppi pixel density.

    The Galaxy S10 screen display is the third to the largest in the series, Galaxy S10 5G is just the biggest with 6.7″ while the Galaxy S10 Plus with 6.4″ inches.

    After all, at the end of the show, Samsung still takes a chair in the notch controversy. Instead of the usual, it is the Infinity-O Display panels. And can be considered the biggest highlights of the series.

    Galaxy S10 and other Smartphone in the series arrives with Dynamic AMOLED displays, said to be the first HDR10+ certified displays with a peak brightness of 1,200 nits.

    And Samsung promoted that the displays are touted to have blue light reduction features, apart from improved colour accuracy, and outdoor visibility.

    Well, as expected, anticipated and more like other previous Galaxy S generation, the Galaxy S10-Series is also IP68-certified for dust and water resistance.

    As already mentioned, the phone packs with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. The company mentioned that it is the “most advanced embedded fingerprint scanning method.”

    And much like the first Smartphone with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, users can’t work through thick screen protectors. If you want one, then you need Samsung’s certified third-party screen protectors that have been tested to work with the S10.

    Well, this is totally different from what the Samsung Galaxy S10e is offering, it is a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the home button. Samsung said that the model to offer a “premium experience in a compact size.”

    However, the mobile handset is available in premium four colors, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, and Prism White colour variants. The dimension is 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm, and it weighs 157 grams.

    Camera and Connectivity

    Triple is just a regular thing in the World of Smartphone, but Samsung is adding a little premium features to make the photo shots an awesome one.

    This is for the back camera of the tenth-generation Samsung Galaxy S flagship series, which is enhanced with the company’s Dual OIS (optical image stabilization) technology.

    Featuring a triple rear camera that consists of a 12-megapixel 77-degree lens wide-angle camera coupled with 2PD autofocus, (f/1.5 to f/2.4), and OIS.

    Another attached to it, is a 12-megapixel 45-degree lens telephoto (0.5x and 2x optical zoom) camera with autofocus, an f/2.4 aperture, and OIS.

    And then there is the 16-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide lens camera with fixed focus and an f/2.2 aperture. The setup also provides up to 10x digital zoom.

    While for the front, the Samsung’s Infinity-O Display holds a single 10-megapixel sensor for taking sumptuous selfie shot. And it is coupled with 2PD autofocus, an f/1.9 aperture, and 80-degree lens.

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in a dual-SIM variant in some regions. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat. 20), Wi-Fi 802.11ax, and support for Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS.

    Definitely the network and connectivity is also among the Samsung Galaxy S10 essential highlight. Well, a a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port isn’t bad. We are just happy to see that Samsung is keeping the headphone jack alive.

    samsung galaxy S10
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    Performance and Battery

    Galaxy S10 is powered by the latest 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC (2.8GHz+2.4GHz+1.7GHz) in some regions, and the 8nm octa-core Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC (2.7GHz+2.3GHz+1.9GHz) in other regions such as India.

    This is not just the latest and most updated silicone here, but the powerful processors to control the performance of the Smartphone.

    Anyways, Galaxy S10 runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, with the company’s One UI customization right built on top. It is the latest Android OS in the market currently.

    It features 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, while the Galaxy Fold comes with 12GB RAM, which just appears to be the same with the Galaxy S10 Plus with 12GB RAM option.

    All the newly launched Galaxy phone series arrives with “AI-powered performance”, this is what Samsung is calling it. Examples of which include where the software preloads commonly used apps, recommends Bixby routines based on usage, and has an Adaptive Power feature that optimizes battery life based on user behavior.

    Other important features includes Dolby Atmos for Gaming, Vapor Chamber cooling (on the Galaxy S10+).

    For the storage options, the Galaxy S10 arrives in two inbuilt storage variants – 128GB and 512GB. Fortunately, both of them are expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. It is good to see micro SD card expansion on Galaxy phones since the S7.

    It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery capacity, which is accompanied by a Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 (said to be 30 percent faster than the previous generation, compatible with WPC and PMA standards).

    It also arrives with Wireless PowerShare feature, this allows users to charge other Qi Wireless charging devices and Smartphones. Wired charging on the smartphones is compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and Adaptive Fast Charging.

    Another major improvement is the Bixby button that launches Bixby. Samsung says it has developed new routines for Bixby, and you’ll be able to remap the button to something more useful.

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available for preorder starting on February 21st, and they will start shipping on March 8th, and will also be available unlocked from Samsung and other retailers, starting at $899.99.