If you find the Galaxy S10+ to be, just a tad too expensive, or a bit too big, and the Galaxy S10e to be a bit underwhelming, and a bit too small, you might want to settle with Samsung Galaxy S10.

Same Look, Just a Bit Smaller

The Samsung Galaxy S10 uses the same punch hole design for the front camera, only that you won’t get the depth sensor that the S10+ has. Other than that, the front and back of the unit is basically the same. You get a slightly smaller 6.1-inch Inifinity-O display that uses Adaptive AMOLED technology for superb brightness under direct sunlight and superior color accuracy.

Flagship Performance

You won’t be left out in performance, as the device runs on the same Exynos 9820 octa-core processor the delivers a marginal improvement in performance and reduced power consumption versus the Exynos 9810 on the S9. And while you don’t get that massive 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage on the S10+, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage is surely more than enough.

Retains the Triple Camera System

You’re also not missing out on optics, as the S10 is equipped with the same triple camera system on the S10+. You get a 12MP Telephoto camera with 2x Optical Zoom and OIS, a 12MP wide-angle camera with Samsung’s signature Dual Aperture feature, and a 16MP ultra wide camera which gives you a 123° field of view.

Intelligent Scene Recognition is also present here, and can now recognize 30 scene categories, while Local Tone Mapping allows for improved highlights and shadows. The camera can also analyze the shooting condition, and can recommend effects, as well as composition guides to ensure that perfect shot.

Next-Gen Convenience and Security

The Galaxy S10 is also equipped with an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner, which studies and learns the 3D characteristics of your fingerprint. It runs on Samsung’s One UI.

Charge Other Devices Wirelessly

The Galaxy S10 packs a 3,400mAh battery, and with Wireless Power Share, can charge compatible devices just by placing them against the phone.

Pricing, Availability, Pre-Order

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes in two colors: Prism White and Prism Black and will retail for a starting price of PhP49,990. Pre-order yours from Feb 22 to March 3, 2019 and get to choose between a Galaxy Buds + Bluetooth Handgrip bundle and a PhP4,500 voucher as a freebie.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be available in stores starting March 8, 2019.

Specifications
Display6.1" 19:9, Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED
Processor8nm 64-bit octa-core
RAM8GB
Storage128GB (Expandable)
Main Camera12MP (f/2.4, Telephoto) + 12MP (Wide, Dual Aperture, f/1.5/f/2.4) + 16MP (Ultra Wide, f/2.2)
Front Camera10MP (f/1.9)
OSAndroid 9 + One UI
Battery3,400mAh
Other FeaturesHDR10+ Support
Dynamic Tone Mapping
Dual Pixel AF (Front and Back)
OIS (Rear)
UHD Selfie
Dual Aperture (f/1.5, f/2.4)
Intelligent Scene Recognition
4K 60fps Video Recording
HDR10+ Video
Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Wireless Power Share
2x Optical Zoom
Up to 10x Digital Zoom
Fast Charging
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
ColorsPrism White
Prism Black

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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