Samsung’s highly anticipated 10th anniversary of Galaxy S smartphones got us all head over heels – at least for me, that is. Samsung’s continuous innovation to bring the latest and greatest feature to their flagships. The upcoming Galaxy S series of smartphone is their 10th anniversary – and Samsung has come a long way. Being one of the highly anticipated smartphone, we take a look at what we know about the upcoming Galaxy S10 and S10+. Supposedly, there’s a Galaxy S10e too, whereby the “e” stands for essential.
Here is what we will first talk about the new Galaxy S series. Following Samsung’s trend, the latest Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ will be using their latest chipset, the Exynos 9820. Ice Universe, a prominent Samsung leaker, tweeted this image that shows Geekbench’s CPU benchmark result.
We have no idea how powerful the GPU is or how power efficient is the Exynos 9820. From Geekbench alone, we already know that it is much more powerful than Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset that is used in the Mate 20 Pro.
There is another tweet here that states the Exynos 9820 will have a similar setup to Snapdragon 855 – two powerful cores, two intermediate cores, and 4 power-saving cores. The clock speed of each cores are unknown as of now.
- 2x Cortex-A7* cores (Mongoose 4)
- 2x Cortex-A75 cores
- 4x Cortex-A55 cores
Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975)
Starting off with the biggest boy, the Galaxy S10+ is slated to have the best of Samsung has to offer.
It is said that the leaked benchmark score screenshot shown above is the Galaxy S10+, and there is one variant with 6GB of RAM. This tweet also claims to be the Galaxy S10+’s full specs list, which shows a total of 8GB RAM and 512GB storage.
- 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ (1440p) resolution; Gorilla Glass 6
- Exynos 9820 with 8nm LPP FinFET fabrication process
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 512GB of UFS 2.1 storage
- Triple rear-facing cameras
- 16MP f/2.2
- 12MP f/1.5 or 2/4
- 12MP f/2.4
- Dual selfie cameras
- 10MP f/1.9
- 8MP f/2.2
- 4,100mAh battery
- 802.11ax WiFi
- Under display fingerprint scanner
- IP68 certified
Samsung also announced that they are mass-manufacturing the 1TB NAND chips already, which we expect it to come in the highest end variant of the Galaxy S10+.
We also just got the confirmation that the above specs are true since the Samsung Galaxy S10+ just got SIRIM certification with 802.11ax WiFi and also wireless power transfer (WPT).
Galaxy S10 (SM-G970)
As for the smaller variant, the Galaxy S10 will come with similar specs but there are a few notable changes.
Firstly, the screen size has been reduced to 6.1-inch and the number of selfie cameras has reduced to only 1. The battery has also been reduced to 3,400mAh only – which is a huge stepdown from the relatively massive 4,100mAh on the Galaxy S10+.
However, other things seems to be the same as the Galaxy S10+. Still comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner and triple rear-facing cameras too.
Galaxy S10e (SM-G973)
According to reports, the Galaxy S10e is meant to compete with the Apple iPhone Xr with a comparable price tag. However, this is essentially (no pun intended) a lite version of the Galaxy S10. Once again, WinFuture.de has the list of general specs published on their website.
The Galaxy S10e is said to have a 5.8-inch screen with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, dual rear-facing cameras and a single punch-hole selfie camera. However, the battery is quite disappointing as it only has a measly 3,100mAh. Yet the price is expected to be at 749 Euros (~RM3,456.26).
We expect the Galaxy S10e to be using the Exynos 9820 chipset too but we will have to wait until the unveiling to know for sure.
According to some leaked images that are found here, the Galaxy S10e will have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is the same as the Galaxy A7 (2018) that we reviewed here. Also, the Galaxy S10e will have a flat screen instead of curved edges.
What about the 3.5mm audio jack?
From what we can see, the 3.5mm audio jack is still present. All of the leaked render images shows a cutout for the 3.5mm audio jack at the lower left corner of the phone. If this is true, I have to thank Samsung for it.
The Galaxy S10 protective case tells us that the 3.5mm headphone jack still exists. pic.twitter.com/QIKSEB8dt4
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 9, 2018
And now, we wait. 21st February at 3am for us Malaysians is the time that Samsung will officially unveil the brand new Samsung Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, and also the Galaxy S10e. Presumably, the foldable Galaxy phone will be announced too.