Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e official, special 5G version of the S10 also confirmed

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After appearing in countless leaks and rumors over the past few months, the Samsung Galaxy S10 was made official today.

There are actually four S10 models this year: the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e and a special 5G model. One thing that they all have in common, though, is their hole-punch display. Samsung managed to avoid the notch-mania that swept up most of the smartphone world over the past year or two, but this year the company put the Galaxy S10’s front camera in a hole-punch in the upper right corner to slim the bezels further.

Speaking of the display, the Galaxy S10 is packing a 6.1-inch 3040×1440 Super AMOLED panel with curved edges, a 19:9 aspect ratio, and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor built into the lower portion of the screen. The Galaxy S10+ is the largest of the trio with a 6.3-inch 3040×1440 display and the same curved edges and fingerprint sensor as the standard S10. And then there’s the Galaxy S10e which is the lower-cost model with a smaller 5.8-inch 2280×1080 display that’s also flat. The S10e lacks an in-display fingerprint sensor, too, instead offering a fingerprint reader on its side.

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Camera performance has regularly been a highlight for Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, and that’s no different with the S10 series. Both the S10 and S10+ boast a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, a 12MP wide angle snapper with a 77-degree field of view and Dual Pixel OIS, and a 16MP ultra wide angle camera with a 123-degree field of view for your group selfies. The Galaxy S10e has just two rear cameras, losing the 12MP telephoto sensor found on its two siblings.

Samsung touts that it’s adding some special software sauce to its cameras, too, like the Scene Optimizer that uses the phone’s Neural Processing Unit to recognize and process the scene that you’re pointing your camera out without extra work from you. And then there’s Shot Suggestion, which will automatically offer composition recommendations to help you frame your photo.

Around front, both the Galaxy S10 and S10e have a 10MP Dual Pixel AF selfie camera in their hole-punch displays. The Galaxy S10+ boasts a double front camera setup, adding an 8MP RGB depth sensing camera.

Each member of the Galaxy S10 family comes equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 processor. The Galaxy S10e is available with 6GB or 8GB of RAM while the S10 gets 8GB of RAM. And then there’s the Galaxy S10+, which is getting a special model with 12GB of RAM and a ceramic backside. When it comes to storage, the S10e is available with 128GB or 256GB and the S10 gets 128GB and 512GB versions. The S10+ is available with 128GB or 512GB, but if you opt for the aforementioned 12GB RAM model, you’ll get a whopping 1TB of storage. Each model also includes a microSD slot for you to add even more storage.

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Other notable features of the S10 family include a 3100mAh battery on the S10e, a 3400mAh battery on the S10, and a 4100mAh battery on the S10+. All three have USB-C ports, and yes, all three have a 3.5mm headphone jack, too. Fast charging and fast wireless charging is included as well, and a feature called Wireless PowerShare will let you charge Qi-certified phones and compatible wearable devices with your S10. Each phone comes preloded with Android 9.0 Pie and Samsung’s new One UI.

When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S10 family offers Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, up to 7x carrier aggregation, License Assisted Access (LAA), and LTE Cat.20.

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And then there’s the Galaxy S10 5G. This special edition shares many of the same specs as the 4G Galaxy S10 models, but steps up to a 6.7-inch 3040×1440 Super AMOLED display. It’s got a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a quad rear camera setup that adds a 3D Depth sensor. There’s also a 3D Depth sensor on the front of the phone alongside its 10MP selfie cam. And to help keep you running on 5G, this model has been upgraded to a 4500mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, February 21st, and will launch on March 8th. Pricing will start at $749.99 for the Galaxy S10e and go up to $899.99 for the Galaxy S10 and $999.99 for the Galaxy S10+. For a limited time, customers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or S10+ will receive a free pair of Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds truly wireless earbuds.

The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will be available from Verizon at first, but T-Mobile has confirmed that it’ll sell the device, too. Expect a launch sometime this summer.

So now that they’re official, what do you think of the Galaxy S10 and its variants? Will you be picking one up?

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  • Jeremy Turnley

    Sadly looks like no yellow or green colors in the US. I am not digging the orange one, personally, and am not sure how I feel about the silver. Might just have to get the black one and put a skin on it.

  • tommest

    How much it cost on eip or jump on demand.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      EIP is $20.84/month x 36 months, $99.99 up front + $22.23/month x 36 months, and $199.99 up front + $22.23/month x 36 months.

  • Sam_Austin

    I come to Tmonews to hear about JOD pricing, not to get info I can get elsewhere. Even with T-Mobile related news, I often hear about it first from another blog. This blog is not what it used to be.

  • HeatFan786

    Can you even reasonably compare the S10E to the iPhone XR or the iPhone XS Max to any of the S10 models? I feel like Samsung really set itself apart with their hardware options since the S10E has a dual camera and the S10+ has a triple camera.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      I am not sure what you are asking about here. We don’t know how the CPUs will compare between the 2018 iPhones and these, but traditionally they will be slower (not that it matters anymore, even my iPhone loving friends are all in the “the iPhone 8’s CPU was faster than it needed to be, why do I need more?” camp now). Beyond that, they has a lower end screen (which is debatable on all but the XR), less memory, and costs more for storage (because of the SD card).

      In the end, at this point you are probably married to the platform and the hardware won’t matter anyway – the number of people going back and forth across the iOS/Android line is more or less non-existent, and neither side really has much in the way of market growth anywhere outside developing nations. Cross comparisons are only good for stroking ones own ego at this point.

      • HeatFan786

        I am asking if the XR and S10E could be compared along with the S10 and XS Max?

        Many consumers will compare both product brands since they’re two of the biggest on the market.

        To me, I don’t really care that the iPhone has the fastest CPU/GPU on the market. The iPhone’s camera sets are good enough. The only two major features that I really crave for, at least on iPhone, are iMessage and FaceID.

        Samsung has some of the best specs on the market, which isn’t Apple’s game. Apple is all about software efficiency. Samsung is making strides towards improving its software. But you can do so much more with a Galaxy. Less processing power is pretty much negligible in my daily usage.

        What I want in the S10E is about 2 major OS updates, monthly security patches, a good camera, reliable performance, and a device that simply works out of the box.

        My iPhone XS Max checks off all those boxes, but it doesn’t have a device the multitasking a flagship phone should provide. The phone simply doesn’t maximize its screen real-estate.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Comparing them is a bit like comparing apples to oranges, so there’s really not much point, but there are lots of place out there with side-by-sides if you really want them. Alex doesn’t like 3rd party links in here, so I will leave that to your Google skills to find.

          In the end, no flagship phone out there is going to have any major weaknesses to point out, and that’s been the case for a few years now. Everything gets two or more years of updates, has cameras, screens and performance that won’t disappoint, and will run all the apps you probably would ever need. The only real differentiating points now are notch sizes, headphone jacks, and now reverse wireless charging (which is mostly a gimmick – the 5.5w limit only really makes it useful for charging things like watches and earbuds). The bottom line is anything people point out as weaknesses on any flagship since around 2017 is mostly nit-picking – all of them do everything well enough that nobody is really going to be disappointed. The days of any given device shaking up the market are long past – now it’s all small improvements and iterative changes.

          The real differentiators are the app platform (which only really matters for a few apps and where you buy your media from) and the infrastructure. Samsungs infrastructure is more broad than Apples’s, but Apple’s is generally better integrated and works smoother. Apple’s is also a LOT more expensive, though, and their platforms lock you down a lot more than Android as far as 3rd parties go. Samsung does a bit more on the innovation side of things, but that’s both good and bad. Apple plays it safe for the most part, but usually that means things always work as intended. And, of course, Apple is more expensive, across the board – extra storage, cases, accessories and even (non-chinese ripoff) 3rd party stuff all cost more due to the way Apple licenses all of their gear.

        • HeatFan786

          I think I might change to Samsung again, I am just waiting patiently to see if the move makes sense,

  • Vlad

    Exactly…
    Where’s JOD pricing ?
    You cannot expect people to pay 250 down for JOD?
    Last year on Note 9 was around $41 without down payment for JOD.

    • Alex Wagner

      Hi Vlad, T-Mobile didn’t announce its EIP or JOD pricing until some time after Samsung’s Galaxy S10 reveal. There’s now a separate post with all of T-Mo’s pricing on the site.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        Did you forget to hit publish on said post, Alex? :)

      • Vlad

        Where’s the info?
        It was same confusion last year on Note 9
        You started saying that JOD requires 200 down.
        Now S10 requires 250 down paying for JOD lease?
        Is that a joke ?

        • Alex Wagner

          I’m relaying the info that I get directly from T-Mobile. On JoD the 128GB S10 is $149.99 down, the 128GB S10+ is $249.99 down.

        • Vlad

          OK, thanks.
          Guess it’s time to switch
          Just confirmed Verizon and Att6 both have no down payment on similar plan as JOD

        • David

          No one has a plan similar as JOD that let you switch once a month…so ya have fun with yet.

        • Francisco Peña

          How many phones do you really switch to in a yr? And having to plop down $149+ as a DP each time is a big no for many. If you can do it, fine. Option is great, but in all honesty, for many not needed.

  • Chris

    I would have gotten the 5G galaxy but since I have to wait til the summer, I might as well wait for the Note 10. Especially since it will probably have 600 MHz band 5G on there, which makes it more of a value.

    • The Note 10 will most likely NOT include 5G support. 5G is in a “trial” stage this year, but the main reason the Note won’t include it is because 5G requires a separate modem and multiple big antennas. 4G LTE modems are baked into the snapdragon 855. The separate modems and multi-antenna design drains power like crazy and produces a lot of heat, and takes up a lot more space.

      • Tim Hotze

        I wonder if the S10 5G shows that it’s the end of the line for the Note – it was originally the gargantuan, “everything plus the kitchen sink (and a stylus)” device, but the S10+ has the same screen size as the Note9 (and the difference has been closing in recent years).

        The S10 5G will actually have a 0.3″ LARGER screen than the Note9, and I’m not sure how much bigger you can make the Note series without just looking like a tablet (unless the Samsung can make a much more compelling case for foldables…)

        • There have been rumors for awhile that the Note line might be going away, hopefully if they do they’ll give another phone line the S-Pen. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

  • Robert Roll

    at this point if i get a new phone it will need to have 5G Capabilities for all bands mmWave and Sub 6ghz (i.e 2.5ghz, 2100/1700Mhz and 600mhz)

  • gorilla

    I like what I see but I can wait until 5g is actually installed everywhere.
    Phones can last more than 2 years nowadays.

  • J T

    Can we turn off Bixby? Definitely NOT buying another Samsung, if it wont let us disable Dumby and remap the button.

    • Tim Hotze

      The S10 finally lets you do that! you can remap it to anything you want. Maybe make an IFTTT routine to send Samsung an email about how much Bixby sucks every time you press the button?