Photos by Nathaniel Mariano
Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. on Thursday introduces a new line of premium smartphones to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market – the Galaxy S10.
With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line allows consumers to do more of what they love. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories that consumers care about most: groundbreaking innovations in display, camera, and performance.
As a testament to a decade of innovations, Galaxy S10 is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experience.
The Galaxy S10 prides itself in having six notable set of improvements. Here are the following:
A Dynamic AMOLED dipslay
Claimed to have been the tech company's "best screen yet," Galaxy S10 wows the world with the first Dynamic AMOLED display that delivers vivid digital content with dynamic tone mapping.
The new feature allows user to see a variety of color for a brilliant and realistic picture, donning the industry's best contrast ratio on a mobile device for deeper blacks and brighter whites.
In Galaxy S10, users would not have to worry about looking looking at their phone screens direct sunlight. Verified by DisplayMate, user can enjoy the world's most accurate colors on a mobile device. The AMOLED display also reduces blue light without compromising the picture quality.
Looking like a "punch-hole" in its upper right side, the Infinity-O Display houses an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display to maximize the screen real estate without any distractions.
The new upgrade is an evolution of the Infinity Display introduced in 2017 for the Galaxy S8.
Embedded Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Another first-ever, the Embedded Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner reads the 3D contours of the users' physical thumbprint. It's FIDO Alliance Biometric Component Certification grants users a vault-like security to their devices to improve anti-spoofing.
True Vision Multi-Camera
The S10 also showcases a whopping ultra-wide lens to the mix, in addition to the standard and tele lens features released in 2018 for S9.
A first for the S Series, the ultra-wide lens has a 123-degree field of view, allowing viewers to see what is in the frame just like in the human eye. This new addition makes landscape shots impressive and panoramas perfect. It can even fit the entire extended family into the photo frame without taking any step back.
Also, S10 offers Super Steady recording with digital stabilization technology, allowing users to capture the moment even with movements. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in up-to UHD quality while the rear camera allows the flexibility to record in HDR10+.
S10 also makes already smart features with its AI Camera. This feature allows photos to be more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), helping users to get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings.
Reverse wireless charging
Tagged as the so-called "Wireless PowerShare," the S10 allows users to charge a compatible wearable devides such as the Galaxy Watches or the new Galaxy Buds simply by putting the device on the back of the phone. With it, the S10 is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously.
The WiFi 6
Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fi that allows for an uninterrupted and safe connection by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE, as well as alerting you of potentially risky Wi-Fi connections. Galaxy S10 supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, making it possible for better Wi-Fi performance when connected to a compatible router.
“Since its launch 10 years ago, the Galaxy S series has stood for premium innovation – offering consumers an incredible experience, and the ability to find the device that’s right for them,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
“Galaxy S10 builds on that incredible legacy, and delivers breakthrough display, camera, and performance innovations. With three premium devices, each built for a unique consumer in mind, Samsung is leveraging a decade of industry leadership to usher in a new era of smartphone technology."
For consumers looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy S10+ takes every spec—from display, to camera, to performance—to the next level.
Finally, Galaxy S10e is built for those who want all the premium essentials in a compact package on a flat screen. Featuring the all-new Dynamic AMOLED display, next-generation camera, and intelligent performance, the Galaxy S10 line offers consumers more choices and sets a new standard for the smartphone.
Other core specs are as follows:
6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi), Screen-to-body ratio: 93.1%, Triple camera with optical image stabilization, 10-megapixel front camera, 157 grams, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 3,400 mAh, and price starts at P49,990.
6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi), Screen-to-body ratio: 93.1%, Triple camera with optical image stabilization, 10-megapixel front camera with 8-megapixel RGB camera for added image depth, 175 grams, Up to 12GB RAM, Up to 1 terabyte storage, 4,100 mAh, and price starts at P55,990
5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi), Screen-to-body ratio: 91.6%, Dual camera with optical image stabilization, 10-megapixel front camera, 150 grams, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 3,100 mAh, and price starts at P39,990
For all models:
Qualcomm 855 or Samsung Exynos 9820 depending on region, Wireless charging and Wireless Powershare, Android 9.0 Pie
The S10 phones will be available on March 8, with pre-orders beginning February 22.
The Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, while the Galaxy S10 will be available in Prism White and Prism Black. Consumers who will opt for the Galaxy S10+ will have three colors to choose from: Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Green. The Galaxy S10+ will also be available in a premium Ceramic Black variant.