Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs & Price: The first phone with ultrasonic fingerprint readers

Can we officially say Happy 10th anniversary to Samsung Galaxy?! And is there a better way to celebrate your anniversary than keeping up the spirit of innovation and introducing a couple of world’s firsts? Those are spread out across the three variants that make up the core S10 group.

They introduce Dynamic AMOLED – the successor to Super AMOLED and the first HDR10+compatible mobile displays. Wireless PowerShare (that’s Samsung for reverse wireless charging) is featured on all three as is faster wireless charging.

Then there are the cameras. Front and rear cameras can record 4K video, the rear can even capture HDR10+ footage and features Super Steady digital stabilization. All three phones feature an ultra-wide camera, a new addition to Samsung’s flagship line (though the A-series got there first). The selfie cameras live in the punch holes of the Infinity-O screens.

The Galaxy S10 and S10+ came with the first ultrasonic fingerprint readers, which scan your finger in 3D, unlike the optical readers, which only see a 2D image. This is more accurate and it has gotten the nod from the FIDO Alliance.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is very identical to its Plus sibling. It’s more compact with a 6.1-inch screen, but it uses the same Dynamic AMOLED tech with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. There is only one selfie camera, but it keeps the important features – 10MP stills and 4K video.

The rear camera is identical – 12MP main cam (f1.5 and f/2.4) with OIS, 12MP telephoto with OIS and 16MP ultra-wide angle cam.

The Galaxy S10 comes with 8GB of RAM again and 128GB or 512GB storage (plus microSD slot). It has a 3,400mAh battery with the same wired and wireless charging functions.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
  • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps

Announcement & Availability

  • Announced: February, 2019
  • Availability: March 8, 2019

Design

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 157 g
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Colours: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink

Display

  • Type: Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.1 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI

Hardware

  • Chipset: Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA, Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA, Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA, Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128/512 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Samsung Galaxy S10 in colours
Samsung Galaxy S10 in colours

Camera

  • Main Camera: Triple – 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Selfie Camera: Dual – 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Features: Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]

Multimedia

  • FM radio: Yes, (USA & Canada only)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Dolby Atmos/AKG sound

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • ANT+
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)

Battery & Power

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
  • Fast wireless charging 15W
  • Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price

  • Launched Price: 930 EUR

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Andre is a network engineer with a solid technical background and a proven record in building and troubleshooting computer systems, networking, website design and blogging with broad knowledge on call center operations and administration. Above all, a man with great desire in sharing his knowledge and views, cutting across technology, social and politics.

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