Samsung’s S10e Joins Galaxy S10, S10 Plus 2019 Smartphone Lineup

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There’s a Samsung Galaxy S10 cellphone for everybody within the firm’s in depth 2019 line-up. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus carry loads of  enhancements over final 12 months’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, plus there may be the extra inexpensive Galaxy S10e, and the huge Galaxy S10 5G, for individuals who actually need to be on the cutting-edge of latest tech.

After you’ve learn our opinions, we’ve acquired all the most recent information and full overview of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 vary under.


The Galaxy S10 vary is getting a few of the Be aware 10’s most fun new options

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The brand new options launched within the Galaxy Be aware 10 vary could have made the S10 vary really feel just a little outdated, however that’s not going to be the case for for much longer. On September 23, Samsung goes to be porting plenty of the Be aware 10’s finest new options to the Galaxy S10 vary, together with AR Doodle, Stay Focus Video, the up to date Samsung Dex desktop mode, and extra.

The S10 vary’s already succesful digicam is unquestionably getting the largest enhance, with added options from the Be aware 10 together with the Stay Focus Video that blurs backgrounds round a topic, and the mischievous AR Doodle that permits you to draw on faces in augmented actuality — however it’s additionally getting a Evening Mode for the front-facing digicam, enhanced video stabilization, and the Be aware 10’s video editor.

However that’s not all. The Be aware 10’s wonderful new Samsung Dex desktop mode can even be coming to the S10 vary, and contains all of Samsung’s Hyperlink to Home windows options, so that you’ll have the ability to verify and reply to messages in your PC, and fix your cellphone to your laptop and use it in its personal digital field in your Mac or PC.

All of those options might be coming to the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G on September 23, apart from the brand new Dex mode, which can even require an app downloaded from Samsung’s Dex web site in your laptop.

Evening mode involves AT&T Galaxy S10 Plus telephones

Samsung is reportedly sending out an important replace to its Galaxy S10 Plus telephones within the U.S. through the AT&T community. The brand new software program accommodates the up to date, devoted Evening mode for the digicam, which helps you to take brighter, higher high quality photographs in low gentle. The replace additionally features a QR code scanner, and the most recent Android safety patch too.

The replace is barely coming to AT&T telephones in the mean time, in accordance with XDA Builders; however it’s seemingly different carriers can even have the replace prepared for a future launch.

Cardinal purple Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus unique to EE within the U.Ok.

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Very similar to the Galaxy S9 earlier than it, the S10 has not less than one particular version colour added to the line-up. A ravishing cardinal purple Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus has been introduced by the EE community within the U.Ok., the place it will likely be completely out there for an unknown time period. The worth is similar as the present fashions. Presently, there isn’t a indication the purple Galaxy S10 will make it to the U.S.; however we could but see an alternate accomplish that, a lot because the dawn gold Galaxy S9 did.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

New fingerprint sensor, Infinity-O show

There are fairly a number of seen variations between final 12 months’s Galaxy S9 collection and the Galaxy S10 collection, notably on the again because the telephones mimic the horizontal digicam setup that’s current on the Galaxy Be aware 9. The again design is cleaner than typical as a result of there’s no fingerprint sensor. As a substitute the S10 and S10 Plus have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the entrance below the show just like the OnePlus 6T, however the know-how is totally different.

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Samsung stated the in-display fingerprint has higher anti-spoofing measures because it scans the 3D contours of thumbs and fingerprints as an alternative of simply capturing a picture; machine studying algorithms are utilized to maintain it safe. The fingerprint information is saved within the cellphone’s Knox TrustZone, so it’s by no means uploaded to the cloud. What’s neat is the in-display fingerprint sensor is safe sufficient for use to unlock delicate apps just like the one out of your financial institution, and may even be used to authenticate funds through Samsung Pay. It additionally has a FIDO (Quick Identification On-line) Alliance Biometric Part certification, which is a comparatively new normal that ensures biometric instruments cross sure assessments and are certainly safe.

Key Specs

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Reminiscence: 6GB base for S10e, 8GB base for S10 and Plus
Storage: 128GB+
MicroSD storage: As much as 512GB
Display screen measurement: 5.Eight inches for S10e, 6.1 inches for S10, 6.Four inches for S10 Plus
Battery: three,100mAh for S10e, three,400mAh for S10, Four,100mAh for S10 Plus
Headphone jack: Sure
Working system: Android 9 Pie

The fingerprint sensor below the glass is new, and so is the display know-how, which Samsung calls the Dynamic AMOLED show. Not solely is it the primary HDR10+-certified display, which implies it presents crisper particulars and extra correct colours, however it additionally reduces blue gentle publicity by 42%. Blue gentle at night time can disrupt sleep, which in flip can have an effect on your well being, and Samsung’s new screens are TÜV Rheinland-certified to scale back publicity.

The screens are Samsung’s Infinity-O show kind, which implies there’s a hole-punch digicam on the high the place the selfie digicam sits. A laser-cutting course of cuts out a small gap from the display with out damaging pixels, which permits the cellphone to have skimpier bezels round. The top result’s a powerful screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%, supplying you with extra display actual property than ever earlier than. The Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch display whereas the S10 Plus opts for a 6.Four-inch one. Each have a 19:9 side ratio, with a Extensive Quad HD+ decision.

Extra cameras

The outlet-punch digicam — which we first noticed on the Honor View 20 — matches only one digicam on the S10 however two on the S10 Plus. The principle lens is a 10-megapixel digicam with an f/1.9 aperture, with the potential to shoot 4K UHD video. The S10 Plus’ second lens packs Eight-megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture, however it’s used solely to seize extra depth information for higher blur or bokeh results with selfies.

Whereas the selfie cameras have been upgraded, don’t count on the telephones to assist Iris Scanning anymore as a solution to unlock the cellphone. As there’s now a safe in-display fingerprint sensor, Samsung has eliminated the iris as an non-obligatory solution to unlock the cellphone. A face unlock function remains to be out there however it’s not as safe, so it may possibly’t be used with Samsung Pay.

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It’s the rear digicam setup that’s just a little extra attention-grabbing. There’s now a 3rd digicam becoming a member of the occasion, and it’s an extremely wide-angle, 16-megapixel lens with an f/2.2 aperture. It’s joined by the usual 12-megapixel lens with an f/1.5 to f/2.Four variable aperture (which we first noticed on final 12 months’s Galaxy S9), in addition to a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.Four aperture. The latter two lens function optical picture stabilization. Each the S10 and S10 Plus have the identical rear digicam setup, which is a stark distinction from earlier choices as Samsung’s Plus-sized telephones at all times had the additional digicam as an extra buy incentive.

The third digicam presents a 123-degree subject of view, and it makes the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus extra versatile cameras. We’ve seen these three forms of digicam lenses on telephones earlier than already although, as Huawei has finished it on the Mate 20 Professional, and LG did the identical on the V40 ThinQ. This ultra-wide sensor can be utilized for options like the brand new Extremely-Extensive Panorama function, and people panoramas will be taken each horizontally and vertically.

Scene Optimizer is again — it makes use of synthetic intelligence to boost images based mostly on what an algorithm thinks is right, and now Samsung has added assist for 10 extra scenes together with infants, canine, cats, footwear, and extra, bringing the whole to 30 supported scenes. One new digicam function known as Shot Recommendations, which is when the digicam app presents recommendations resembling straightening the digicam so the isn’t tilted.

In case you’re an Instagram consumer, the Galaxy S10 is likely to be for you too — the gadget will include an Instagram mode constructed proper into it, basically that means you may shoot images and add them on to your Instagram tales. You’ll get entry to stickers, modifying instruments from Instagram, textual content, hashtags, and so forth.

As for video seize, Samsung stated the brand new S10 vary helps super-steady video seize, they usually can movie in HDR10+ at 4K as effectively.


The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor within the U.S., with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for the bottom fashions. The S10 solely presents 8GB of RAM for the 512GB variant, however the S10 Plus has a 12GB RAM choice for the 1TB storage choice. There are MicroSD card slots in case you want more room, and you continue to received’t must eliminate your three.5mm earbuds as a result of the telephones nonetheless have headphone jacks.

The S10 has a three,400mAh battery, however the S10 Plus ratchets it as much as a big Four,100mAh capability, which beats out the battery on the Galaxy Be aware 9. A USB-C port costs it again up, however Samsung surprisingly nonetheless solely helps Qualcomm’s Fast Cost know-how, so your cellphone received’t cost as quick as many different Android telephones immediately. There’s Quick Wi-fi Charging assist, so wi-fi charging needs to be the identical velocity as wired, which once more is just a little behind the instances.

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Talking of the battery, Samsung is taking out a web page from Huawei’s ebook with a brand new function known as Wi-fi PowerShare. It permits you to juice up any Qi-enabled product by merely inserting it on high of the again of the cellphone. So you may cost an iPhone XS again up with the S10 collection, and even Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds, which include a case that helps wi-fi charging.

The Galaxy S10 Plus does differ from the remainder of the vary as a result of it has a vapor chamber cooling system designed to maintain the cellphone cool for an extended time period as you carry out graphics-intensive duties, like taking part in Fortnite. It ought to imply the cellphone presents barely higher efficiency. All of the telephones are additionally optimized for the Unity engine, which many video games are constructed on, and Samsung stated that ought to enhance body charges and latency — video games ought to run higher, in layman’s phrases.

There are stereo audio system they usually’re tuned by AKG with assist for Dolby Atmos. As typical, the units are additionally IP68 rated for water resistance, so you may take them underwater for 30 minutes as much as 1.5 meters.

Lastly, the Galaxy S10 vary are among the many first telephones to assist the brand new Wi-Fi 6 normal. It delivers a greater transition from LTE to Wi-Fi, a safer connection, Four instances sooner entry, and it’s simply 20% sooner than the earlier Wi-Fi era. There aren’t numerous routers that assist the brand new normal simply but, however it additional future-proofs the cellphone.

Software program

The telephones run Android 9 Pie, the most recent model of Android, with Samsung’s One UI interface layered on high. There aren’t a ton of latest software program options, however Samsung stated the telephones provide sooner app launch instances because it learns your habits and preloads apps when it expects you’re about to make use of them. So for those who often open Flipboard within the morning, it should put together the app forward of time so it launches faster.

Bixby — sure, the digital assistant nonetheless exists (with its personal devoted button) — now has a brand new function known as Bixby Routines. There are three modes in Routines: Driving Mode, Work Mode, and Evening mode; arrange the apps you need to use in these modes and Bixby will guarantee they’re simply accessible and able to go when these modes are triggered.

Samsung Galaxy S10e

The Galaxy S10e seems extra distinct resulting from solely having two cameras on the again, and for forgoing the enduring “Edge” show on the entrance. It’s a flat show as an alternative, that means the display’s edges don’t curve, which Samsung hasn’t supplied on a flagship because the Galaxy S7. It’s smaller, with only a 5.Eight-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and a Full HD+ decision. It has a 91.6% screen-to-body ratio.

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The bottom mannequin begins with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, however an 8GB and 256GB choice can be out there. Most of the different specs are the identical, together with the Snapdragon 855 processor, although the battery measurement is smaller at three,100mAh. There’s additionally no in-display fingerprint sensor — as an alternative, it’s a capacitive sensor on the precise fringe of the cellphone, which has similarities to older Sony Xperia smartphones.

The S10e doesn’t have the telephoto lens you’ll discover on the S10 and S10 Plus both. Slightly, it retains the brand new ultra-wide-angle lens the opposite two have, pairing it with the identical 12-megapixel normal lens.


Every member of Samsung’s flagship vary has been put to the check by SquareTrade, to see how sturdy every one is.

Not one of the units acquired away damage-free. The S10e got here off worst, because the display not solely shattered, however turned nonfunctional after a single drop. The again drop noticed the digicam lenses shatter and the flash cease working too. The S10 Plus fared higher, functioning completely after each drops. Nonetheless, each back and front drops brought about shatters with dangerously unfastened glass shards. The usual S10 carried out the perfect, staying absolutely practical regardless of comparable shattering, however with no harmful glass shards.

These outcomes put the telephones in the same league to the Galaxy S9 and iPhone XS vary, There’s little question these invaluable telephones profit from safety, and that’s why we’ve put collectively case round-ups for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10e.

Value and availability

All three telephones are available Prism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Prism White, and Prism Inexperienced colour choices, however solely the pink, black, blue, and white choices can be found within the U.S. The Galaxy S10e is the most cost effective, beginning at $750 for the bottom 128GB mannequin. Subsequent is the Galaxy S10, which prices $900 for a similar quantity of storage; and the value goes as much as $1,000 for the Galaxy S10 Plus. Take a look at our purchasing information for extra particulars.

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, the 512GB and 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus fashions will include a ceramic backplate. Ceramic presents higher scratch resistance and sturdiness than glass, although Samsung is hardly the primary to make use of the fabric in a smartphone.

The 5G model of the Galaxy S10 will arrive within the second quarter of the 12 months as an unique on Verizon, however might be bought via Dash, AT&T, and T-Cellular afterward in the identical time interval.

Up to date on September 25, 2019: The S10 vary is getting a bunch of Be aware 10 options.

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