Ultra-Wide camera, Super Steady video, HDR10+, and Wireless PowerShare
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones arrive in stores this Friday, March 8 in three flavours, and they’re packed with impressive features, including an Ultra-Wide camera, Super Steady video recording, HDR10+ capabilities, and an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor.
Announced in San Francisco at the Samsung Unpacked event, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue, and in addition, the Galaxy S10+ will be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White for an additional cost.
So what’s the difference between the three S10 phones and how do they stand out?
The S10e is effectively the value device, while the S10+ is the premium model, and the S10 in the middle. All of the specs reflect that from the display quality, screen size, cameras, battery, and memory.
And it’s naturally very hard to top what’s packed into the Galaxy S10+.
All three devices have dynamic AMOLED displays, but the Galaxy S10e has a more basic 5.8″ full HD+ screen; while the Galaxy S10 has a 6.1″ quad HD+ curved display; and the Galaxy S10+ has a beautiful, large 6.4″ quad HD+ curved screen.
For memory, all three phones include 128 GB of storage by default, but you can get the Galaxy S10+ with up to 1TB of space and 12GB of RAM with the ceramic models.
And then there are the cameras.
All three devices include the same 12MP wide angle camera, and 16MP Ultra-Wide camera with 123-degree field of view, but the S10 and S10+ also include a 12MP telephoto camera.
At the Unpacked event, Samsung showed off the Ultra-Wide camera, and it’s a dramatic feature for anyone who loves striking, scenic photography.
Otherwise, the S10 and S10+ are nearly identical with three cameras on the rear, but the S10+ however has a dual front-facing camera, while the S10 has a single camera on the front.
Thanks to Super Steady recording and digital stabilization, capturing video on the S10 is much more stable, even when you’re moving, and the devices can shoot video and display it with HDR10+, which brings more depth to any scene.
What else can the S10 do? Wireless PowerShare means you can plug in your phone to charge it and wirelessly charge Qi-certified devices and wearables at the same time.
In terms of power, the S10e features a 3,100mAh battery, the S10 has a 3,400mAh battery, and the S10+ has a very robust 4,100mAh battery.
Finally, Samsung revealed three new wearable devices at the Unpacked event: the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e, and Galaxy Buds.
The smartwatch, activity tracker, and cord-free earbuds were made for active lifestyles, and the trio of wearables are smart and sporty, with minimalist designs.
In Canada, the Galaxy S10e will be available for $1,019.99, the Galaxy S10 will retail for $1,259.99, and the premium Galaxy S10+ is priced at $1,419.99.
Until March 7, anyone who pre-orders one of the new Galaxy phones from a Samsung Experience Store, at Samsung.com/ca, or at select retailers or carriers, and trades in their old device, will get up to $200 off the price of the phone in addition to the trade-in value of their device.