Samsung introduced a dizzying number of Galaxy phones recently. Here’s what makes them different from one another and from the GS9.
In addition to giving another sneak peek at its Samsung took the wraps off four(!) new : the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, the Galaxy S10E and the Galaxy S10 5G. The new family of handsets not only serve as the successors to last year’s popular Galaxy S9 phones, but one of the S10 phones is also compatible with the next generation of mobile network known as .and ,
The main flagship devices are the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. The S10 features a 6.1-inch display, three rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The S10 Plus, meanwhile, is a bit larger with a 6.4-inch screen. The bigger display is accommodated with a higher-capacity battery (a 4,100-mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S10’s 3,400-mAh one). It, too, has three rear cameras, but Samsung added a second 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Both phones are larger than last year’s Galaxy S9, which had a 5.8-inch screen. The Galaxy S9 also only had a single 12-megapixel rear camera, a Snapdragon 845 processor and less expandable memory (up to 400GB compared to the Galaxy S10s’ 512GB). The Galaxy S9 had a smaller, third memory option too. It had a 64GB tier, while the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus start at 128GB and 512GB, respectively.
New to the Galaxy lineup is the Galaxy S10E. Though it still has a premium $750 price tag, it’s not as expensive as the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus. With its 5.8-inch screen it’s slightly smaller than the rest and has a smaller-capacity 3,100-mAh battery. It only has dual rear cameras and, like the Galaxy S10, a single front-facing shooter.
Lastly, there’s the Galaxy S10 5G. It has a 6.7-inch screen and works on high-speed 5G mobile networks, which will roll out in the US in earnest throughout this year and 2020. It’ll be available T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are expected to sell it too. On the back is a whopping four-camera setup, which includes a 3D Depth camera., but
To see how these phones compare spec-by-spec, check out our chart below.
GALAXY S10 LINEUP
|Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy S10E||Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels||5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels||6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels||6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels||6.7-inch AMOLED|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in.||5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in.||5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in.||6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in.||6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in.|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm||142 x 69.9 x 7.9mm||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm||162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||5.75 oz.; 163g||5.29 oz.; 150g||5.53 oz.; 157g||6.17 oz.; 175g||6.98 oz.; 198g|
|Mobile software||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI|
|Camera||12-megapixel||16-megapixel, 12-megapixel||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA)|
|Front-facing camera||8-megapixel||10-megapixel||10-megapixel||10-megapixel, 8-megapixel||10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core), or Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz octa-core)||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 512GB||512GB, 1TB||256GB|
|RAM||4GB||6GB, 8GB||8GB||8GB, 12GB||8GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 400GB||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||No|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,100 mAh||3,400 mAh||4,100 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back||Power button||In-screen||In-screen||TBA|
|Special features||Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0|
|Base price off-contract||$720, £739, AU$1,199 at launch||$750, £669, AU$1,199||$900, £799, AU$1,349||$1,000, £899, $AU$1,499||TBA|