#3. The Cameras: The Galaxy S10 has now triple cameras on the back. Samsung is finally doing three different focal lengths. One main camera, one telephoto and one super-wide which is really nice. We’ve all been waiting for this and we hope Apple gets on this train next.
Samsung has had for a while one of the best cameras in any smart phone, so fingers crossed this continued improvement, image quality and colour science keeps going, we will find out all things in the full review so, definitely make sure you stay tuned to read that when it comes out.
The new cameras on the back are already welcome. The main camera is a 12-megapixel sensor dual aperture F1.5 or 2.4 with OIS, then the telephoto is also F2.4 and has OIS and the ultra-wide, it doesn’t have OIS, but you hardly need it at 123 degrees anyway and it opens up to F 2.2. I for one hope everyone adopts some sort of ultra-wide camera. I personally love the look and in the software like Apple, Huawei and LG have done, you can sort of seamlessly zoom between the cameras and it will switch automatically which camera you are on depending on how far you are zoomed in.
It also keeps the intelligent camera mode with the improved scene recognition. Honestly, it’s looking like a winning package in the camera department but of course we have to test that all to find out.
So, that’s it for the main changes but of course since it’s Samsung, they have thrown in a ton of other little stuff because that’s their style and it is good stuff.
Part B: Minor Improvements in the Galaxy S10.
Batteries. They are significantly bigger than the ones in last year’s Samsung flagship phones. Galaxy S10 is now powered by a 3400mah power battery while Galaxy S10 Plus has a 4100mah power battery which is nice.
The specs and materials are variable but there is one thing that Samsung has kept constant across these phones. The Snapdragon 855 processor, which is great.
Pricewise, Galaxy S10 starts at $900 and for that you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage but there is also an 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage version.
Then there is the S10 Plus. It starts at $1000 which gets you 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage again but if you spec it up, S10 Plus turns into a ceramic back instead of glass, and then there is an 8GB RAM by 512GB internal storage version or ridiculous 1TB model with 12GB of RAM.
These phones also have expandable storage via microSD. You can have 1TB of internal and half a terabyte microSD card, so 1.5TB of memory. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are looking like some really impressive well spect flagships for 2019.
Samsung also dropped this little bomb on us, the Galaxy S10 5G. This we know less about, we just know it’s going to be a bigger S10 with 6.7-inch screen and a huge battery and even a bigger price. This phone will be coming out in allegedly Q2 of 2019. But that would be a whole separate thing when that comes out.
As you can see from the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and the spec sheet, they continue the Samsung tradition of checking all the boxes they possibly can.