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  • Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10E, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active - Features and Specifications


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    February 20, Samsung will present the anniversary series of flagship smartphones. For ten generations, the main device of the company has changed beyond recognition. Galaxy S10 line will receive the most advanced technological solutions. Three devices will be released: the most anticipated Galaxy S10, the top Galaxy S10 Plus, and the compact Galaxy S10E. Some sources claim that there may be a fourth version. The day before the presentation we share with you all the available information about each of the new products.

    Over the past four years, Samsung has traditionally introduced two or three smartphones in the Galaxy s line-up

    • 2015-Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus;
    • 2016-Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge;
    • 2017-Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus;
    • 2018-Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

    This year Samsung has prepared a generous update of flagships for every taste and purse under the code names Beyond 1, Beyond 2, Beyond 3 and Beyond X.

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    The fourth flagship will be Beyond X-a special version called Galaxy S10 X. In addition to advanced features, Galaxy S10 X will receive a Life Pattern mode in which artificial intelligence automates a number of functions based on habits and daily activities. Some sources say about the increased diagonal of the screen-6,7 inches, but the leaks confirming it, on the Internet were not found. Another feature of the Galaxy S10 X - support for fifth-generation networks. Maybe 5G modem gets Galaxy S10 Plus ceramic housing with 12 GB of RAM.

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    Samsung has published several video viewers that hint at the key features of the flagships. The first video describes the operation of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner installed under the AMOLED display.

     

    The location of the fingerprint sensor can be estimated on the video from China, which demonstrates the design of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

     

    This teaser talks about a 10-megapixel selfie camera with 4K video shooting and optical image stabilization.

     

    The latest video touches upon the topic of wireless charging of the smartphone and reversible charging of other gadgets from the case.

     

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 on the Exynos processor has already been rated in the AnTuTu benchmark, where it has shown its best.

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    Special mention is worthy of the younger model of the series - Galaxy S10E. Obviously, Samsung decided to release it to compete with the Apple iPhone XR. The device differs from the "older brothers" by a flat screen display, increased width of the screen frames, two rear cameras, and bright body colors.

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    Samsung is in no hurry to reduce the prices of flagships. Galaxy S10E kicks off in the sale at a price of €779. The cost of more advanced versions is also impressive:

    • Galaxy S10 (6 + 128GB) - €929;
    • Galaxy S10 (8 + 512 GB) - €1179;
    • Galaxy S10 X (5G) - €1599;
    • Galaxy S10 Plus (6 + 128GB) - €1040;
    • Galaxy S10 Plus (8 + 512GB) — €1299;
    • Galaxy S10 Plus (12GB + 1TB) — €1599.

    Pre-order will be open immediately after the presentation and will last until March 8.

    Together with smartphones will go on sale updated headphones Galaxy Buds with the possibility of wireless charging directly from the galaxy S10 smartphones.

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    The 40 mm Galaxy Watch Active will be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Sport. The body of the traditional round shape is made of stainless steel and is equipped with two physical buttons. This model does not have a rotating bezel.

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    There will also be presented fitness bracelets Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E for constant monitoring of user activity.

      Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Beyond 3) Samsung Galaxy S10 (Beyond 2) Samsung Galaxy S10E (Beyond 1)
    Screen

    6.3 inches (19: 9)

    QHD+ (3040x1440), 534 ppi

    84,07% of the area of the front panel

    Infinity-O matrix

    maximum brightness 800 CD/m2

    Dynamic AMOLED HDR+
    Gorilla Glass 6

    6.1 inches (19: 9)

    QHD+ (3040x1440), 551 ppi

    86,81% of the area of the front panel

    Infinity-O matrix

    maximum brightness 800 CD/m2

    Dynamic AMOLED HDR+
    Gorilla Glass 6

    5.8 inches (19: 9)

    FHD+ (2280x1080), 435 ppi

    83.85% of the front panel area

    Infinity-O matrix

    maximum brightness 800 CD/m2

    Dynamic AMOLED HDR+
    Gorilla Glass 5

    CPU

    Samsung Exynos 9 9820, 8 nm

    2 x Exynos M4, 2 x ARM Cortex-A75, 4 x ARM Cortex-A55

    GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP12 with a frequency of 720 MHz

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm

    1 x Kryo 485 (2.84 GHz), 3 x Kryo 485 (2.42 GHz), 4 x Kryo 485 (1.8 GHz)

    GPU Adreno 640

    Fingerprint scanner ultrasonic fingerprint scanner (built-in screen, 3D scanning) ultrasonic fingerprint scanner (built-in screen, 3D scanning) side fingerprint scanner
    Face recognition there is there is there is
    Network

    1/2 slot for nano-SIM

    GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz),

    UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz),

    TD-SCDMA (1880-1920, 2010-2025 MHz),

    LTE Cat. Twenty

    The main camera

    12 MP (f/2.4) TV (45°), zoom, OIS, AF

    12 MP (f/1.5 — f/2.4) wide angle (77°), double aperture, Dual Pixel OIS

    16 MP (f/2.2) ultra wide angle (123°), FF

    12 MP (f/2.4) TV (45°), zoom, OIS, AF

    12 MP (f/1.5) wide angle (77°), double aperture, Dual Pixel OIS

    16 MP (f/2.2) ultra wide angle (123°), FF

    12 MP (f/1.5) wide angle (77°), double aperture, Dual Pixel OIS

    16 MP (f/2.2) ultra wide angle (123°), FF

    Front-camera

    10 MP (f / 1.9)

    8 MP (f/2.2) Live focus, Dual Pixel AF

    UHD-selfie

    10 MP (f / 1.7)

    Dual Pixel AF

    UHD-selfie

    10 MP (f / 1.9)

    Dual Pixel AF

    UHD-selfie

    Interfaces

    Bluetooth 5.0

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a /b / g/n / ac / ax (2.4 + 5 GHz), Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, MU-MIMO

    USB Type C (USB 3.1)

    GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

    FM radio

    NFK

    Sensors accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, light sensor
    Battery

    4100 mAh

    fast wireless charging Qi / PMA 15W

    wireless reverse charging 9 W

    3400 mAh

    fast wireless charging Qi / PMA 15W

    wireless reverse charging 9 W

    3100 mAh

    fast wireless charging Qi / PMA 15W

    wireless reverse charging 9 W

    OS

    Android 9.0 Pie

    One UI

    Android 9.0 Pie

    One UI

    Android 9.0 Pie

    One UI

    Dimensions

    157.0 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm

    149.9 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm 142.5 x 70.5 x 7.9 mm
    Weight 175 g 157 g 150 g
    Memory

    6 + 128 GB

    8 + 512 GB

    12 GB to 1 TB +

    6 + 128 GB

    8 + 512 GB

    6 + 128 GB

    8 + 256 GB

    Colors

    white, green, black (6 and 8 GB RAM)

    ceramic black and ceramic white (12 GB RAM)

    white, green, black white, green, black, yellow
    Common feature smart scene selection, scene optimization (20 presets from Galaxy S9 + 10 new), super slo-mo video (0.4 s-14.8 s, 0.8 s-27.6 s), video editing after shooting, IP68 enclosure protection, AKG headphones and speakers, Dolby Atmos sound


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