Samsung Galaxy S10 Series to Sport Several Industry-First Features

The phones are expected to come with Infinity-O displays, Snapdragon 855 SoC, triple rear cameras and more

By February 18th, 2019 AT 1:27 PM
Highlights
  • Samsung is also expected to launch a smaller Galaxy S10e model to take on the iPhone XR
  • The Galaxy S10 Plus will likely offer triple rear cameras

Samsung, which unveiled its highly-successful Galaxy S series in 2010, is all set to launch new flagship devices on the 10th anniversary of the S series with never-heard-before features on February 20. The core of Samsung’s lineup will stay the same as there would a regular Galaxy S10 and a larger S10 Plus with 6.1-inch and 6.3-inch displays. The first Galaxy S was launched with a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen in 2010. In 2012, Samsung introduced multi-window (Android 4.1), ambient light and “smart stay” features in Galaxy S3. Next year saw Galaxy S4 with features like “IR Blaster”, smart programme, smart rotation and smart scroll. A phone with an IR blaster can double as a universal remote, allowing you to control various electronic devices such as a TV.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 came with IP67 dust and water resistance and the very-first fingerprint scanner. In 2015, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched with wireless charging and curved edge screen. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in 2016 saw “Dual Pixel Autofocus” coming onto smartphones.

And in 2017, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ had Infinity Display while Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ last year housed Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, Dual Aperture and AR Emoji.

On the 10th anniversary of Galaxy S series, both S10 and S10 Plus are expected to feature new “Infinity O hole-punch” display. According to The Verge, the S10 and S10 Plus will “both have AMOLED Gorilla Glass 6 panels at 3040 x 1440 Quad HD+ resolution”.

The new devices will reportedly house Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9820 chipset, depending on the region. According to WinFuture, the S10 will offer a 128GB model with 6GB of RAM and a 512GB / 8GB version, while the S10 Plus will offer 1TB of storage and a massive 12GB RAM.

“The S10 has a 3100mAh battery, while the S10 Plus offers a larger 4100mAh battery,” said the report. A new, cheaper S10e variant may also be launched at the San Francisco event along with three smartwatches.

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