Samsung Galaxy S10: What to expect?

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+

The Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s flagship phone. It is one the most anticipated mobile phones of 2019, launching on 20th of February. A lot of pictures have been revealed and this is what we know about the new flagship phone so far.

From the pictures we can see that Samsung has not adopted the rather trending notch design for its flagship phone. Rather, Samsung has come up with a solution to the notch which it calls the ‘Infinity-O’ hole-punch display.

However, this is not the first phone with the Infinity-O hole-punch display. Samsung already launched A8s which featured the Infinity-O display but, this phone was only released in China. Huawei also followed up on the trend with the Nova 4 and Honor with the Honor View 20.

Samsung A8S
Huawei Nova 4

The Galaxy S10 will have 3 different screen sizes with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and resolution of 1440 x 3040. The Galaxy S10 has a circle cut out in the screen featuring a front facing camera while the S10+ has a rectangular shaped dual camera at the front. The third version will be called the S10E or the S10 Lite, which is a cheaper version of the galaxy S10 which is less powerful and smaller in size.

Now, from the back side, we can get the idea from a post by Evan Blass, who posted pictures of all 3 versions in clear cases. The S10 and S10+ feature a triple lens camera whereas the s10E has a dual lens camera at the back. After having a look at the back, one can be sure that the s10 will feature a fingerprint sensor built into the screen. The S10+ might feature a quad lens camera at the back rather than a triple lens.

All 3 versions of S10 in clear cases

Apart from this, leaked images have surfaced showing a quad lens camera at the back for the S10+, so we can be sure to expect at least a triple lens camera and a quad lens camera at the most for the galaxy S10+. Also, leaked images suggest that the infinity-O punch hole camera could also be featured in the middle.

The S10+ featuring a quad lens camera

The latest leak on twitter shows the Galaxy S10 with the pin hole camera at the corner and a built-in crypto currency wallet.

The S10 series is expected to have a boosted battery life, with the S10 expected to have a 3,100 mAh battery and the S10+ having a 4,100 mAh battery. If this is true, then the S10 series will certainly out match its competitors in terms of battery life.

Galaxy S10 is also expected to have a version which would support 5G, but we think that this version would be separately announced after the launch of 5G.

The Galaxy S10 series is expected to have a headphone jack, making it the last flagship phone to support a headphone jack. Samsung seems pretty firm on its decision of keeping the headphone jack.  

The Galaxy S10 is to have an Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset. This however, is not something exclusive as all the non-iPhone flagship smartphones are supporting the same chipset. The Phones are expected to have 6 or 8 GB RAM with a storage ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB.

The performance of the Exynos 9820

Although the Exynos 9820 is inclusive to almost all the flagship android phones being launched, it is a pretty impressive chipset. An octa-core chipset built on an 8nm processor, which makes it 10% more energy efficient as compared to the 10nm Exynos 9810 found in Galaxy S9.

The Exynos 9820 also offers up to 20% better single core performance, up to 40% better power efficiency, and up to 15% better multi-core performance than the Exynos 9810.

Gamers meanwhile should see an even bigger benefit, with the GPU offering up to 40% better performance or up to 35% more power efficiency.

The Exynos 9820 also has an integrated NPU (neural processing unit), which allows AI-related tasks to happen up to seven times faster than on the 9810.

However impressive the chipset and the S10 might seem, it is disappointing to see that the S10 is not expected to beat the latest iPhone in the benchmark test.

Apart from all this, on Feburuary 20th, Samsung is going to announce its first ever foldable smartphone. So, hang on tight, Samsung might just have something very interesting in store for us.

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