The world of smartphones has seen a lot of companies try and reinvent themselves with every other phone that they launch. And while some brands have only managed to make noise, others have truly cemented a spot at the top of the pyramid. Samsung’s S series is definitely one of the latter and has yet again managed to capture the attention of millions with the launch of its new S10 family, which now contains three phones; the S10, S10+ and the all-new S10e.
While the S10 and the S10+ are updates to the existing S9 and the S9+ respectively, the S10e is a completely new approach by Samsung to deliver a premium flagship at an even more affordable price. All three phones launched by Samsung are compelling phones that represent the pinnacle in both hardware and software. To help you get to know the S10 series better, here’s a list of the top 10 features that’ll make you drool for one!
Hole-punch Camera Design
The first thing you’d notice on the new series of S10 is how futuristic they look. Thanks to the hole-punch camera, there’s no notch or thick bezels present in either of the three phones. This makes room for more screen in a phone that is still as big as its predecessor.
Gorgeous Dynamic OLED display
The S10 series of phones have hands-down the best screen panels in the world right now. Upping the ante from their Super AMOLED screens, the new Dynamic OLED screens are the first in the industry and support HDR10+. These new screens have the best colour reproduction capabilities out there and will make content pop on them.
All New Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor
So we’ve had in-display fingerprint sensors in phones for over a year now. So how’s the in-display fingerprint sensor on the S10 and the S10+ any better you ask? The in-display fingerprint sensors on these phones scan your finger in 3D, unlike the optical readers that are present in current phones that only see a 2D image. The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is more accurate and also gets a nod from the FIDO Alliance.
Powered by the Exynos 9820
The CPU of the phones makes or breaks the experience. But with the help of the Exynos 9820, the S10 series flies off the shelf. The Exynos 9820 is Samsung’s latest and greatest and is one of the most efficient and powerful smartphone chips out there. The 9820 makes AI applications, great camera processing and stellar performance possible.
12GB of RAM and 1.5TB of Storage
With more and more of our work moving to mobiles, phones with good multitasking capabilities have become a necessity for most. The S10 and the S10+ come with support for up to a whopping 12GB of RAM that will handle the most demanding of tasks without breaking a sweat. Also, storage will never be a problem. All S10 phones come with at least 128GB of RAM and go all the way up to 1TB. Support for microSD card (up to 512GB) is still present too.
The entire S10 family supports Fast Wireless Charging that tops up the battery without connecting any wires. But the S10 family has another neat trick up its sleeve; Wireless PowerShare. As the name suggests, the entire family of S10 devices is capable of charging accessories and even smartphones that support Qi Charging by simply putting them on the back of the phone!
Triple-camera Setup with Ultra-wide Camera lens
The S Series of flagship phones by Samsung have known to have one of the best cameras in the world. And with the launch of the new S10 family, Samsung has taken mobile photography a notch up. The triple-lens camera system on the S10 and the S10+ combines a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens for depth mapping. Apart from stellar camera hardware, great software features like Bright Night make the S10 a complete package. Also, you’ll be shocked to know that the selfie camera supports 4K recording too.
While it’s great to have nifty software tricks and outstanding cameras, what good is a phone if it doesn’t offer optimum connectivity? The S10 family supports the latest WiFi 6 standard that offers much better connectivity in congested areas and is more power-efficient too. They also have support for LTE (up to 2 Gbps), NFC and MST. For the audiophiles out there, you’ll be happy to know that the S10 still has a 3.5mm jack!
IP68 Water & Dust Proof
And just when you think the S10 can’t get any better, it does! The S10 family doesn’t only have a gorgeous design language and solid build quality, it also is IP68 certified. This means you can take your phone to the shower, out in the rains and at the beach without worrying about damaging the phone because of water or dust.
AI App Prediction
It’s hard to not finish the list without mentioning how much work Samsung has put in optimising the software experience too. Samsung’s new AI App prediction will learn when and how often users open specific apps. Once it identifies a pattern, the phone will automatically load applications in the background at certain times even before the user opens them. This helps in launching the apps quickly and improving the user experience.
The S10 series of phones is a marvellous amalgamation of both hardware and software. Shop the phone here.
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