As this year’s generation of phones are beginning to release, Samsung officially released its new set of Galaxy phones on March 8th after being available for pre-order since late February. The three phones the company released are the Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10+. These three premium phones make huge advancements from the company’s previous generation of phones, and also introduce features not seen in any other phones.
The S10 features a brand new design. On the front, there are almost no bezels on the S10 and S10+. These phones have high-resolution, big screens as well as edges that wrap around the phone’s sides - one of the trademark features of Samsung phones. On the cheaper S10e however, the bezels are larger and there are no curved edges. On all the three phones, a distinguishing feature is the “hole-punch camera”. In efforts to maximize the screen size and remove the bezels, these phones have their cameras in the top-right of the screen, which some prefer while others do not.
One of the best features on the S10 and S10+ are the under screen fingerprint sensors. For many phones, there is a sensor on the back of the phone where you can unlock your phone using your fingerprint. However, with the S10 and S10+, users can unlock their phones by putting their finger on the screen, since the sensors are under the screens. While this feature is on some other phones as well, what isn’t is the technology used alongside these sensors. The S10 and S10+ use an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, while other companies using in-screen fingerprint readers use optical scanners. The difference is mainly in security. The optic sensors used in other devices take a 2D photo of your fingerprint, while the ultrasonic fingerprint scanners bounce sound waves off the finger to detect the fingerprint. This is much more secure and also supposed to be faster. The S10e, however, has a scanner on the side of the phone instead.
The S10+ and S10 also have three cameras on the back, while the S10e has two. Finally, another new feature is wireless powersharing. This feature allows other compatible devices to charge its battery by putting it on the back of the phone. This is a feature that is exciting and will be able to work with Samsung’s new wireless Galaxy Buds, as well as other phones. While these phones are great, they do cost a lot. The S10e starts at $749, the S10 starts at $899, and the S10+ costs $1000. Overall, the new Samsung phones are breakthrough devices that make drastic changes as well as exciting new features, that we hope to see in other phones coming out later this year.
Source: Samsung Newsroom
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