It all came so fast, waking up to hear the Samsung S10 launch has been announced! Probably they needed to fit the launch of the s10 and the Samsung 10th anniversary, nice timing.
And this smartphone comes with all the features we expected, maybe more. The Infinity-O screen, front camera almost displaced, triple-lens camera, in-screen fingerprint, and this wowed me! – The wireless powershare! Finally, a phone that can charge other phones??? That’s a lot to talk about, you might not want to talk about the high price of this phone though.
Here’s the question for older-model samsung users… Do you really need to upgrade?
Well, from my research and observation of the Samsung s10, and all its features, I think you need to!
I’ll start with the display! The full display really is the selling point of this baby :). What of the fingerprint sensor? You can’t find it anywhere!
Well, it’s suitably located ‘invisibly’ on the front – yeah, right on the screen. Don’t bother searching for it. You might not find it.
Samsung S10 Release Date & Price
The Samsung Galaxy S10 release date is Friday, March 8, which is one week earlier than last year’s phone. It was officially announced on February 20, with pre-orders opening right away in some countries. Have you pre-ordered already?
The Samsung Galaxy S10 goes for a whooping $899!
Samsung’s screens are so good “our competitors are even using them,” Samsung brand manager Paul Guzek said, an all-too-obvious dig at Apple. It’s hard to fight this one.
But still, the Galaxy S10’s 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display panel looks better than anything Samsung sells to its competition. It has elegantly curved edges with pixels that spill over the sides, amped-up brightness for better outdoor visibility, and HDR10+ support for superior contrast and color.
Not too much improvements on the design though, but there are quite notable ones. Still the same Samsung pattern and all.
Its thinner aluminum frame is sandwiched between smooth glass, with the back coming in your choice of color: Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism White, Canary Yellow and Prism Green. Samsung Galaxy S10 colors will vary by region, with the US getting all but yellow and green.
There’s the smallest of camera bumps on the back, housing the triple-lens camera array, while there are no signs of Samsung’s invisible reverse wireless charging module below this. It’s a particularly clean look in a world of camera bumps and rear-fingerprint sensors.
So, Samsung wants you to take photos at any angle, and they went crazy about it this time, so the Galaxy S10 has a triple-lens camera on back with a 12MP regular lens, 12MP optically zoomed telephoto lens, and a brand new 16MP ultra-wide lens.
On the front, we have a single 10MP camera with dual auto-focuses. If you upgrade to the S10 Plus, you’ll also get an 8MP camera meant for enhancing depth in portrait photos.
Scene optimizer gains 10 new categories, with Samsung’s camera AI now able to tell the difference between a cat and dog to fine tune things like white balance. Shot Suggestions is a new feature that uses the neural processor engine to nudge you to properly level your shots or frame subjects better.
On the video side, the software has been upgraded to record in HDR10+ and offer Digital Video Stabilization. Samsung says that this is meant to make all of your Ultra HD video as smooth as an action cam. Shots fired, GoPro Hero7 Black.
The Specs & Battery Life
This baby also comes with 8GB of RAM – a serious upgrade over the 4GB of RAM in last year’s S9 – and includes options for 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. There’s no 64GB version to worry about here, and Samsung still supports expandable storage.
It contains a 3,400mAh battery, an upgrade over the 3,000mAh capacity of the S9. Because of the bigger screen, officially, Samsung is still claiming all-day battery life if not a bit more.
Also onboard is next-gen Wi-Fi 6, which will support seamless transition between Wi-Fi routers and is four times faster than 802.11ax. It should deliver a 20% speed boost, but you’ll need a new router to really get any use out of this feature. Think about it.
What I Like About The Samsung Galaxy S10?
The Wireless Power share please!!! That’s some tech I have always imagined would be created someday, and here it is! Coming right in my time. Think about it, a phone that can charge another? Well maybe just another Samsung S10, Lol.. Don’t go all high on your hopes.
Okay. but can you afford this smart phone? $890?? Second thoughts…….
So.. what do you think about the Samsung Galaxy S10, and it’s features?
More importantly, who will order one for me?? 🙁 (sad face)