Samsung Galaxy S10 Overview, Specs and Info

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a Flagship Phone that was released in March 2019 and comes in quite a few colors such as Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue, quite a few colors isn’t it?

When released it came out with Android 9 (Pie) and is upgradable to Android 10 with One Ui 2.1 and that’s just part of all the goodness the S10 has to offer.

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Quick Spec Check

CPU, GPU, RAM and Chipset:

Here you’ll find that this version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a Exynos 9820 (8 nm) CPU for its Global Model while its USA & China Models are equipped with a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm).

Now… on to its GPU which is a Mali-G76 MP12 (Global) and as for its USA And China variant it’s a Adreno 640. As for the RAM, well… 8gigs is more than enough (if not overkill). Chipset-wise it’s sitting with a Exynos 9820 (8 nm) for its Global Model while its USA And China Models have Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Chipset.

Design

As far as design goes this device is quite nice to look at with its 6.1″ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display which Samsung themselves say is cinema-grade.

What I like about it is that it has little bezel… (If that’s the right way to put it) with only a punch hole for the camera, but it’s not just the screen that makes the galaxy S10 a looker. No! there’s more.

It’s the Aluminum frame which has a dull tint that makes it similar to the color of its back. (I gotta bring up that aluminum every time. I just love the look). The Corning Gorilla Glass Front and Back. The front is Corning Gorilla 6 while the back is Corning Gorilla 5.

Speaking of the back, it has three cameras snug all together with an LED, a Heart Rate Monitor, and SPO2 Sensor and I must admit there’s a lot less going on back there, but that’s a good thing and since Samsung moved the fingerprint scanner to an on-display ultrasonic one, it’s even better.

So, if you’re talking about button placement then I’ll let you in on this…

The Power button is placed in a slightly uncomfortable position. If you’re wanting to use your device single-handedly and you’re right-handed then do a little bit of finger stretches before you strain your thumb? and if you’re left-handed, well, good luck my friends!

The Bixby and volume buttons, however are on the left side with the Bixby button below the volume buttons. Underneath the device you’ll get the 3.5 mm headphone/earphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker as usual. Above there’s another microphone and a SIM card slot.

Camera

The four cameras all serve a different purpose and makes this device even better. Since there’s more cameras at its rear… it means better pictures for you to take where the Galaxy S10 is concerned.

*Note*

More cameras doesn’t necessarily mean better picture quality.

The selfie camera which is a 10MP can record 4k UHD video. Samsung themselves stated it’s their first device to do so. The cameras at the rear are a 12 MP 26mm wide-lens, a 12 MP 52mm telephoto-lens with a 2x optical zoom and a 16 MP 12mm ultrawide-lens.

Battery

Its life-giver is a non-removable 3400mAh Li-Ion battery. Other features would be that it has Fast Charging (15W) giving you about 50% of battery life in +/- 30minutes, USB Power Delivery 2.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging (15W) and Reverse wireless charging (9W), better known as Wireless Powershare, which allows you to use the Samsung Galaxy S10 as a wireless charger, essentially charging other devices that have the Qi wireless charging capability.

Storage

You’re given a 124 GB internal storage or 512GB depending on the model and if that’s not enough for you my readers then you could upgrade with expandable storage as well.

Out of the Box

Inside the box you’ll get a 15W charger with a USB cable, an AKG headset, Female – A to Male – C and Female micro- B to Male- C adapters. Again, these accessories all depend on the market you’re buying your device from.

Full Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10

Specs
ManufacturerSamsung
ModelGalaxy S10
LaunchAnnounced – February 2019
Released – March 2019
Operating SystemAndroid 9 (Pie)
Upgradeable to Android 10
Build
TypeTouch, Bar
BodyGorilla Glass 6 Front, Gorilla Glass 5 Back, Aluminum Frame
ColorsPrism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue
Weight157g
Dimensions149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
Water ResistantYes, IP68 up to 1.5m +/- 30min
Dust ResistantYes, IP68
Display
ScreenDynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Infinity-O Display
Colors16M
Size6.1″
Aspect Ratio19:9
Pixel Density550 ppi density
Resolution1440 x 3040 pixels
Hardware
CPUGlobal Models – Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
USA & China Models – Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
ChipsetGlobal Models – Exynos 9820 (8 nm)
USA & China Models – Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
GPUGlobal Models – Mali-G76 MP12
USA & China Models – Adreno 640
Memory8GB RAM
Storage124 GB, 512GB (Dependent on Variant)
Battery
TypeLi-Ion Non-Removable 3400mAh
ChargeFast charging 15W,
USB Power Delivery 2.0,
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W,
Reverse wireless charging (Wireless Powershare) 9W
Usage as Claimed by Samsung:
Internet Usage Time –
(3G) Up to 12 Hours
(LTE/4G) Up to 14 Hours
(Wi-Fi) – Up to 14 Hours
Video Playback Time – Up to 18 Hours
Audio Playback Time – Up to 81 Hours
Talk Time (3G WCDMA) –
Up to 21 Hours
Camera
Front
10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm wide-lens, 1/3″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Video4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Rear12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm wide-lens, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm telephoto-lens, 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm ultrawide-lens, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, Super Steady video
Video4K@60fps (no EIS), 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps
Sound
LoudspeakerYes
JackYes, 3.5mm
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
Connectivity
Sim Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) (Dependent on The Model)
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
5GNo
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Network SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
GPSYes, with A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
NFCYes
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB Type3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Other Features
Samsung Pay, Apps, DeX
Galaxy Themes and Store
Bixby
Samsung One Ui
On-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Infinity-O Display
HDR10+
Always-on Display
Accelerometer
Gyro
Proximity Sensor
Compass
Barometer
Heart Rate Sensor
SpO2 Sensor
Music Share
Quick Share
Night Mode (Camera Mode)
Night Hyperlapse
Front and Back Conversion Recording

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