The Samsung Galaxy S10 E, S10 and S10+ have been confirmed for a February 20th, 2019 launch date. As Samsung’s flagship models, these should bring in a lot of interest and with Huawei having a bumper year in 2018 (plus a range of new devices set to launch this year), and Apple sales dropping, this launch will be very important for Samsung.
Let’s start by looking at the different mobile phone cases and screen protectors we have available for the Samsung Galaxy S10 E, S10 and S10+. Scroll to the bottom of the article to read everything we know about the phones so far. Order your Samsung Galaxy S10 accessories, here.
Eiger North Case
Eiger 3D GLASS Full Screen
Eiger 3D GLASS Case Friendly
Case FortyFour – No.1 Case- Ultra Flexible TPU
Case FortyFour – No.3 Case – Hard Shell
Case FortyFour – No.11 Case – Folio Case
What we know so far….
Firstly, Samsung really needs their S10 range to be a blockbuster. As the world’s current largest phone manufacturer, there is a great deal riding on their 10th anniversary flagship Galaxy S series. So, what do we know so far? We know that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could potentially be packed with lots of new features, most notably an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, and an Infinity-O display. Below is a round-up of the most important, and interesting rumours we could find.
Unveiled on the 20th February 2019
T3 has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S10 range will be unveiled on the 20th February 2019, followed by an on-sale date of March 8th. If this is the case, the Galaxy S10 would launch on the Wednesday before Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.
A total of 3 Galaxy S10 models – E, Standard and Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in three different configurations:
Galaxy S10 E: The S10 E could be a smaller, cheaper phone. A 5.8-inch display, with less hardware embellishments. Other rumours include straight edges rather than curved sides, no in-screen fingerprint reader (to keep costs down) and no headphone jack.
Galaxy S10: Set to be the same size as the current Galaxy S9, but with thinner bezels. A 6.1-inch screen and a single front-facing camera.
Galaxy S10+: The successor to the Galaxy S9+. This phone will obviously come with the largest screen – potentially a 6.4-inch display, up to four rear cameras and two front-facing cameras. A larger battery is also expected to be included.
Camera update and a low-light ‘Bright Night’ photography mode
It’s no secret that Google wins the title for the best Android phone of 2018, with its Pixel 3 phone. Pixel 3 shipped with exceptional camera technology, which produces remarkable photos in low light conditions. Now, Samsung may be producing their own version of Google’s ‘Night Sight’, a feature Samsung have called “Bright Night”, which should debut on the Galaxy S10. Whether all models get this feature, we’re unsure, but if it does launch with “Bright Night” you can be sure it will be on the S10+ at the very least!
A triple lens camera consisting of a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP super wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, has been rumoured to feature on the S10 variants, but we’re unsure if all models will get this camera setup. The 12MP lens should be a f/1.5-f/2.4 variable aperture lens (like the Galaxy S9), the 16MP lens will be a f/1.9 aperture with 123-degree field of view, and the 13MP lens will have an f/2.4 aperture.
Prices are on the rise!
Samsung, like Apple’s before them, are set to raise the prices on their flagship phones. The new entry-level Galaxy S10 E, with its 128GB of storage, will start from £669. Prices go up from there:
- Galaxy S10, 128GB: £799
- Galaxy S10, 512GB: £999
- Galaxy S10 Plus, 128GB: £899
- Galaxy S10 Plus, 512GB: £1,099
- Galaxy S10 Plus, 1TB: £1,399
The S10’s headphone jack remains
Currently, the headphone jack appears to be present on the new, larger S10 models, based on the fact that a phone case has been linked to the Galaxy S10, which includes a hole for a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
A fingerprint sensor should be ‘ultrasonic’ and in-screen
Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 855 chipset will support an ultrasonic, in-screen fingerprint reader, which verifies your identity using sound waves. Interesting.
In-screen fingerprint sensors are fast becoming a must-have feature on high-end phones, notably in the Huawei Note 20 Pro. Ultrasonic fingerprint sensors were designed to be able to accurately and securely read your fingerprint through grime, sweat and water.
A total of Six cameras (at least for the Galaxy S10+)
On the largest model of the Galaxy S10, should be getting four rear cameras and two front cameras, making it the only phone (currently) with six cameras. It’s worth noting that the Huawei P 30 pro and Huawei Mate 30 Pro, will possibly be getting the 6-camera treatment later in the year. The standard Galaxy S10 is rumoured to be have just the single front-facing camera.
Galaxy S10 finally upgrade iris scanner to 3D ‘Face ID’?
With such an important phone launch, now could be the best time for Samsung to upgrade its current face-unlocking system. Rumours do point to the Galaxy S10 losing the iris scanner and gaining a Face unlock option. Qualcomm’s newest chip supports a new type of face-mapping technology, which is secure enough for mobile payments, called Sense ID 3D Face Authentication. This could be the sensor to power Samsung’s new Face unlocking system.
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