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Samsung Galaxy S10: ten years of innovation brought us to this moment

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Who would have imagined that the Samsung Galaxy S10 marks the 10 years that the Korean manufacturer have been in business with this best-selling smartphone series of all time?

Anticipating the release from Samsung has been a yearly ritual for smartphone users worldwide. But before we begin, why don’t we do a quick throwback at last year’s Galaxy S9 for comparison 

  • 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2960 pixels or 18.5:9 ratio or ~570 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Infinity display (similar with Fullview display)
  • Always-on display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Iris, fingerprint and heart rate sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with (f/1.5-2.4 aperture, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with (f/1.7 aperture, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 400GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2018 expected release date
  • $719 USD for 64GB internal storage

There’s so much to going forward for it with Infinity display, Always-on display, exquisite metal body, high-end hardware, dual aperture camera and so much more.

So how do you exactly improve on something that is so powerful to begin with? Here’s how the Galaxy S10 does it, as you can see below:

  • 6.1-inch Quad HD+ with Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio and ~550 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Infinity-O display
  • Always-on display
  • Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Fingerprint and heart rate sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS and 2x optical zoom + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera with 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call and Auto-HDR
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 512GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery Fast battery charging, Qi wireless charging and Reverse charging
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 8th March 2019 expected release date
  • 899 USD for 128GB internal storage or 1,149 USD for 512GB internal storage

Starting with the obvious, the Galaxy S10 comes with a large 6.1-inch Quad HD+ screen with Dynamic AMOLED technology and Infinity Display. Introducing Samsung’s Infinity-O Display where they have managed to eliminate distractions for a cinematic viewing experience. By utilising precise laser cutting, the camera has been discreetly tucked away within the display without sacrificing photo quality. A unique fluid composite in Dynamic AMOLED reduces harmful blue light by 42% without changing the colour of what's on-screen. Watch or play late into the night with less eye strain for a better night's sleep.

The Fingerprint Scanner is now at the front, creating a revolutionary, on-screen sensor. Using ultrasonic pulses, it detects the 3D ridges and valleys of your fingerprint, so only you can access your phone. It's secure and convenient — even allowing you to unlock, drag, and hold to open the app you want. The Gorilla Glass 6 then protects the precious Galaxy S10 from bodily harm.

Under the hood of the Galaxy S10 is nothing but top-notch. Blessed with the Snapdragon 855 chipset, blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, Adreno 640 graphics and a whopping 8GB RAM. It dishes out a better performance while using less energy with a more resourceful processor. Even if you are live broadcasting and playing a graphics-heavy game, your phone runs smoothly. And the addition of an NPU to the AP powers the intelligent camera. It is said to provide up to 29% faster CPU and 37% faster GPU performance.

On the camera department, it is billed as the next generation camera that lets you shoot like a pro without being a pro. It is a full kit of lenses in your pocket. There’s a Telephoto Camera for amazing zoom possibilities, a Wide-angle Camera for everyday moments, and an Ultra-Wide Camera for panoramic landscapes.

No worries about having to shoot in the dark, now that you have the Galaxy S10 with you. You are all set for photos day or night with Dual Aperture providing day to night light control — adjusting and optimising light before you tap the shutter. Plus, the powerful processor automatically combines multiple frames of the same low-light moment into one beautiful shot. Three cameras for all your shots, now that there’s the powerful, next-gen 16MP Ultra-Wide Camera lets you fit more in each shot. And in combination with the 12MP Wide-angle and Telephoto Cameras, you can shoot with 2x optical zoom in and out.

Not to forget about its 10MP selfie camera that is packed with pioneering mobile innovations, including 4K UHD recording, and dual cameras for artistic selfies with Live focus. The Selfie Camera detects faces and focuses quickly for stunning self-portraits in a snap. A Dual Pixel Sensor captures action shots with precision and clarity, for in-focus selfies that are well-lit, even in low light.

Battery-wise, the Galaxy S10 comes with 24-Hour Intelligent Battery to power you all day long. It learns your daily routine and usage patterns, powering down apps you don't need. Also, Adaptive Power Saving Mode manages your battery life based on the prediction of your day. With Wireless PowerShare ability, it gives you the power to share and charge other phones for fun. You can also wirelessly charge faster than previous Galaxy phones when you use a Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad, and with the charger's Turbo Cooling Fan; you won't have to worry about your phone overheating.

The Galaxy S10 is also an intelligent machine on its own. You get to save time and effort with Bixby Routines. And if you fall asleep without charging your phone, it turns off unnecessary functions to help save battery life. It even keeps your phone unlocked and plays music when you get in your car.

Then there’s Bixby Vision that sees the world in ways your eyes can't. Get the information you need, faster, with Bixby's next-level vision intelligence. Simply point your camera at something you want to translate, buy, or eat. You can also enjoy the improved AR while using the new Apps mode features to virtually see how a new fridge you want would look in the kitchen.

Conclusion:

There’s a whole lot of stuff that is found on the Samsung Galaxy S10, improving by leaps and bounds as compared to its predecessor. Enough reason for you to upgrade from last year’s model – only if you have the dough though.

Samsung Galaxy S10 is slated for release this upcoming March 8th. It will be available for USD 899 for the 128GB internal storage variant or USD 1,149 for the 512GB internal storage variant. Five amazing colours for you to choose: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink.

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