After months and months of rumors and speculation, Samsung has revealed its Galaxy S10. As the number suggests, this is the 10th phone in Samsung’s Galaxy line, and it’s the company’s opportunity to get back in the limelight after some pretty poor sales from the Galaxy S9. What you might be interested to know is that Samsung is planning on releasing four versions of the device. Why four, you ask? Each is designed slightly differently to appeal to different types of consumers. As you can expect, there are the standard Galaxy S10 and S10+ versions, but then there is a smaller, more affordable S10e version, as well as the S10 5G, which is quite the device.
Let’s now talk about the phones from a functionality perspective. The S10 and the S10+ are about the same size as their predecessors, but they manage to fit larger screens – thanks to smaller bezels and a hole punch display. The S10 has a 6.1-inch display, and the S10+ has a 6.4-inch display. The Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch display, which is the same size as the S9, but, with a smaller body. The S10 5G, on the other hand, is sized like a Galaxy Note 9, but only features a 5.7-inch display.
All of the phones share the same Snapdragon 855 (US) or Exynos 9820 (international) processor, which is great news from a consistency perspective. Storage starts at 128 GB for each model, except for the 5G, which starts at 256 GB, because there is no microSD slot. Each device has an 8 GB of RAM configuration. Although the S10e starts at 6 GB and the S10+ can go up to 12 GB. The battery sizes are rated at 3,100, 3,400, 4,100, and 4,500 mAh, and the phones support two-way charging to top up other devices.
All of this is to be expected, so what is the difference with these models? The biggest difference is the cameras. The S10 5G has an ultrawide, wide, telephoto and depth sensing cameras on the rear. It also has a wide-angle and depth-sensing camera on the front. The S10+ is identical, except for the rear depth camera, while the standard S10 doesn’t include these camera features.
While these are great new camera features, it’s too bad that the smaller models aren’t as sophisticated. But this is kind of expected, isn’t it? These tech companies put out more than one model, hoping to find the right niche market to be able to sell them. H
That said, the phones definitely look a lot like the older model phones. And I don’t just mean the S9. The design on the Galaxy phones hasn’t changed since the S6, which is kind of too bad, because that’s a big draw for competitors like Apple. They’re able to change up the look of the phone in order to bring in more customers.
When can you buy one? As of today, you will be able to pre-order the S10 in the U.S. starting at $749.99. Head on over to Samsung’s website to get yours today.