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The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is an even more advanced cell phone than the, but this also means being bigger and more expensive. In addition, this device will have to verify that 5G really offers benefits beyond better browsing speeds, especially initially when the coverage will not be the best.
The news of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Design: It is the largest Galaxy S10
The Galaxy S10 5G is an S10 that integrates a curved AMOLED screen and a curved glass back that join just in a metal frame.
The screen is practically the same as that of the Galaxy S10 Plus and integrates holes to accommodate its two front cameras. However, instead of being 6.4 inches, the screen of the Galaxy S10 5G is 6.7 inches (it seems that, at this rate, we will soon have Samsung flagship phones up to 7 inches) and its front camera hole is larger than the of the S10 Plus.
The good thing is that this cell phone also has very thin bezels or frames, so the front is practically pure screen. Like the Galaxy S10 Plus, the Galaxy S10 5G has two front cameras that are located in two holes connected with a black bar in between.
The Galaxy S10 5G also has the Bixby button located on the left side edge, on the same side where the volume bar is located. On the opposite side is the power button and on the back there is no fingerprint reader like the one found on the Galaxy S9, but on this occasion the fingerprint reader is integrated into the screen, as in the S10 and the S10 Plus.
Here you will also find a traditional headphone jack and a USB-C port. The cell phone has IP68 water resistance, like the other Galaxy S10.
In the rear we find four cameras (s one more than in the Galaxy S10 Plus) and a heart rate sensor.
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He; he , four; the Galaxy S10 Plus, five and the Galaxy S10 5G, six cameras. That is possibly the best way to understand and locate each of the new Galaxy S10.
They all share the same main cameras, so the Galaxy S10 5G practically integrates the same cameras of the S10 Plus, but it has an additional rear camera dedicated to depth detection that seeks to offer augmented reality (RA) functions, one of the bets of 5G technology that has yet to demonstrate its concrete benefits.
The other cameras offer the same functions as the S10 Plus: regular 12-megapixel photos, photos with optical zoom through the 12-megapixel telephoto and wide-angle photos (capture more space from the same distance) with a 16-megapixel lens.
On the front, the Galaxy S10 5G also has two front cameras, although the secondary camera will have the main purpose of detecting depth to also offer augmented reality functions.
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Galaxy S10 5G: Features and Specifications
- Screen: 6.7 inches, first cell phone screen with HDR + certification
- Resolution: 3,040×1,440 pixels
- Processor: Snapdragon 855
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 256GB
- MicroSD slot: No
- Battery: 4,500mAh (not removable)
- Operating system: Android Pie (One UI)
- Sound: Double speaker with optimized sound with AKG
- Unlock functions: Fingerprint reader on screen, facial recognition, pattern, PIN, password
- Rear camera: 12 megapixel cudruple (variable f / 1.5 and f / 2.4) with optical stabilization (77 degrees) + 16 megapixel wide angle (f / 2.2 of 12 degrees) + 12 megapixel telephoto (f / 2.4 45 degrees ) with optical stabilization + camera to detect depth
- Front camera: 10 megapixels (f / 1.9) + camera to detect depth
- Water resistant: IP68
Price of the Galaxy S10 5G
The Galaxy S10 5G will be available in the United States first with Verizon, although later arriving at AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Xfinity Mobile.
Verizon started presale on April 25 and revealed that the price of the Galaxy S10 5G is $ 1,299 (available in black or gray). This operator will be delivering the first units on May 16.
Compared to the Galaxy S10 Plus, the price represents a considerable increase of US $ 300. However, you have to keep in mind that this price is for the version with 256GB of storage (double that of the initial Galaxy S10 Plus). The Galaxy S10 5G is also available with 512GB of storage and is priced at US $ 1,399.
The Galaxy S10 5G is probably the most advanced Samsung phone thanks to the integration of 5G, an additional camera and a larger capacity battery, but this cell phone is not yet available, will be priced higher than the others and still needs to check that Additions have real benefits to justify their higher cost.
Apart from this, the Galaxy S10 5G should offer practically the same experience of the other cell phones, although it is possible that the Galaxy S10 Plus remains the best alternative for most users by integrating many of the same components in a size a little bit more compact and with a more reasonable price.
Comparison: Galaxy S10 5G vs. Galaxy S10 Plus
Galaxy S10 5G
Galaxy S10 Plus
|Android Pie (One UI)|
Android Pie (One UI)
Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820
128GB, 512GB (ceramic edition) or 1TB (ceramic edition)
S, up to 512GB
|Cudruple: 12 megapixels (variable of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4) with optical stabilization (77 degrees) + wide angle of 16 megapixels (f / 2.2 of 12 degrees) + 12 megapixel telephoto (f / 2.4 of 45 degrees) with optical stabilization + 3D ToF (HQVGA)|
Triple: 12 megapixels (variable of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4) with optical stabilization (77 degrees) + wide angle of 16 megapixels (f / 2.2 of 12 degrees) + 12 megapixel telephoto (f / 2.4 of 45 degrees) with optical stabilization
|960fps in Full HD, 240fps in Full HD, 60fps in 4K|
960fps in Full HD, 240fps in Full HD, 60fps in 4K
|10 megapixels (f / 1.9) + 3D ToF (HQVGA)|
Double: 10 megapixels (f / 1.9) + 8 megapixels (to detect depth and with f / 2.2)
8GB or 12GB (ceramic only)
4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6
|IP68 (up to two meters deep for up to 30 minutes)|
IP68 (up to two meters deep for up to 30 minutes)
|S, on the screen (peak)|
S, on the screen (peak)
|S (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and reversible charging (Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices|
S (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and reversible charging (Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices
|Curved screen, blurred background video recording (the only S10 that can do it), the most advanced S10, fingerprint reader on the screen, ToF cameras to detect more 3D information (one front and one rear) and to achieve four rear cameras and two front; It has no microSD slot and heart rate sensor, it is waterproof and can charge other devices in-house (needs more than 30% charge)|
Curved screen, the most advanced S10 without 5G, fingerprint reader on the screen, option of 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM, three rear cameras and two front for better photos with blurred background, has microSD slot and heart rate sensor, it is resistant to the water and can charge other devices in the manufacturer (needs more than 30% charge)
The news of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
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