Hardware Breakdown Presents: Samsung Galaxy S 10
Its been almost a week since Samsung held its annual Unwrap Event, unless you’ve been living in total isolation from society, you should know by now the new Galaxy S 10 series was unveiled. Interestingly, Samsung mimics Apple's blueprint by launching three iterations of the same product line, the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10-Plus the latter being the larger device.
I've had a few days to examine and digest the new Galaxy S 10 features and hardware. I'm impressed with what Samsung is presenting to consumers; there's an upgrade in hardware, and there are now a total of four cameras. And finally, Samsung introduces the new on-display fingerprint sensor.
So as always with Hardware Breakdown, let's use the imagination a bit and breakdown key features and components in the new Galaxy S 10.
The Hardware Within
It should come as no surprise that the hardware internals in the Galaxy S10 is impeccable at best. It has an Exynos 9820 Octa eight 8mm chipset. Core processor is the latest 7nm 855 Snapdragon. For the display visuals, the Galaxy S 10 GPU is rocking a Mali G76 MP 12 EMEA, Adreno 640. On the storage front, it remains the same from last years model offering two storage capacities, 128GB and 512GB. Potential consumers can add up to 512GB via microSD card slot. The Galaxy S 10 has 8GB of RAM, any more than that is just overkill.
Then There’s The Camera, Four in Total
Here's where it gets very interesting in regards to the camera; the Galaxy S10 now has a total of 4 cameras, one front facing and three in the rear. Let us take a close examination at the main camera or camera's plural. Two cameras are 12MP, with an f/1.5-2,4 aperture wide angle lens, f/2.4, 52mm telephoto lens. Then there's the third camera which is 16MP having an f/2.2 aperture, 12mm ultra-wide lens. The selfie front-facing camera is 10MP, with an f/2.2 aperture, 12mm wide angle lens. Video can be recorded in 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps and 720p@960fps. Switching back over to the selfie camera, it records in 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps. At this moment the Samsung Galaxy S 10 series could be one of the best smartphone camera in the market. Thus far, from viewing images and video captured on this device online, it's stunning.
Samsung adds more battery juice by incorporating a Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery, up from 3000 mAh. It fast charges at 15W and fast wireless charges at 15W. As seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Galaxy S10 now have a 9W reverse wireless charging. To me a gimmicky feature but useful nonetheless. Place wireless charge capable device on the back of the S 10, and it can completely charge any smartphone.
The Crisp Display Never Gets Old
It's safe to say Samsung are industry leaders when it comes to displays on their mobile devices. No changes here or upgrades to the Galaxy S 10, which is fine by me. The 6.1-inch display still retains its Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. The screen comes in at a whopping 3440 x 3040 resolution, with a 19;9 ratios 550 PPI density. The screen is constructed out of the fame Gorilla Glass 6.
Wait There’s More, The New on-display Fingerprint Reader
There is one feature on the Galaxy S 10 that has many buzzing with interest. It's the new Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which is now located directly under the display. Merely touch the glass to unlock the device.