The Galaxy S10 5G from the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer "Samsung" gives us an insight into the future. Perhaps, it doesn’t come with a game-changing design like Apple iPhone XS or indeed a Foldable Phone of Samsung itself, but you should be excited about what is inside Galaxy S10 5G super-size. However, this isn't just about connectivity, since there's a big display, a large battery, a lot of storage and four rear camera lenses. Though Samsung announced Galaxy S10 5G along with its siblings named S10, S10 Plus and S10e but it's not yet available to get your hands on.
Well, that doesn't really mean you will have to wait several months to purchase for yourself or your nearest and dearest as Samsung has all set to release Galaxy S10 5G in a couple of days. So, ahead of its official launch, here is everything we know about Galaxy S10 5G, so far.
The handset is equipped with front/back Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and weighs 198 grams only. Four rear cameras (as mentioned above) are holding their position outback whereas a dual-camera setup is available out front for selfies and video calls. Other Samsung Galaxy S10 Australia 5G Specifications include:
We will finally see some 5G-enabled smartphones from numerous smartphone brands in 2019 - but the relevant smartphones wouldn't be the well-designed next-generation handsets, everyone is expecting. More than the status quo and the S10 5G embodied that, most of these smartphones will be bigger, thicker and weightier. It's just because any upcoming 5G phone must rely on a standalone modem that sticks to their respective PCB, so it takes more space to fit them and more power to keep things ticking. Chip manufacturers like Qualcomm are certainly well on track to offer 5G integrated modem chipsets but you'll have to settle for hulking smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
A large 6.7-inch display punctuates a design of the handset, whereas it is also thick and weighty as compared to its more delicate brothers. We can say that this extra volume is noticeable after we have seen during MWC, as the larger proportions make the phone hard to hold. All that says is not terrible and it definitely appears in images bulkier than it actually feels. Everything looks more in line with the other S10 family, beyond scale - the phone's edge has a slick metal frame, glass on the front, glass on the back, and, yes, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the handset.
Essentially, it looks beyond its size and features all the other basic things like S10. For instance, a dust and water resistance of IP68 and wireless charging. This "Infinity O" 6.7-inch display is absolutely magnificent and brightens fantastically. In addition, Samsung promises a maximum capacity of 1200 nits–ensuring excellent sunlight reading and support for HDR.
The phone has what seems to be the best display on a smartphone. The offering of the S10 5G is essentially better than its siblings. There is a pill-shaped cutout where the two front cameras are located in the upper corner. There's a fingerprint sensor under the display that works faster than in the Optical versions of OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro and works much more quickly and more reliably.
Powering the S10 5G either is an Exynos 9820 (Australia, Europe, and Asia) and/or Snapdragon 855 (USA), combined with an 8GB of RAM and storage of 256GB. Unlike all other models, Galaxy S10 5G does not have an expandable storage system and a microSD card slot. There is no supercharged "Performance Edition" with 5G, so - there is no 12GB RAM and 1TB of onboard memory option. The exact 5G modems used by the Samsung model have yet to be disclosed. We assume that it is going to pack the X50 Modem in Snapdragon version 855 — not expect to see the later in the year — but for the Exynos version, things are little more turbulent.
The other major difference between Galaxy 5G model and Galaxy S10's is the camera panel. The S10 5G takes three of the S10 Plus cameras – a 12-megapixel main sensor with different aperture lenses and an ultra-wide 16-megapixel and 12-megapixel telephoto – and also adds hQVGA 3D depth-sensing camera. This 3D camera supports the content of Augmented Reality and makes live focus shots even more blurred. Online sources have not been able to test its camera quality so far, but they will produce the same shots as the S10 Plus. Altogether, all the information shows that they are the same. The S10 Plus takes nice photographs and the range of cameras is abundant. However, the overall performance of S10 Plus isn't on par with Google Pixel 3 when it comes to low-light.
A large 4500mAh battery is being offered by Samsung Galaxy S10 5G which is not really a surprise. This massive Dynamic AMOLED screen is supported by a heap of power under the hood and 5G connectivity are the major things which will take their toll on the battery. Samsung claims that the handset can be used upon a single charge for 24 hours with a medium to heavy use. With Samsung Fast Wireless Charging technology, it can be charged via wireless charging which enables you to top it up in an exquisite manner.
The S10 5G comes also with a Wireless PowerShare system, like the other S10 handsets, which allows you to wirelessly charge other QI-compatible devices (even Apple iPhones) by placing them on its rear. You can, therefore, plug the S10 5G in the mains via a cable, then effectively use it as a wireless charging pad for other gadgets or devices i.e. Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch and other smartphones you or your nearest and dearest may have.
It’s all set to be landed on stores on April 5 in its homeland South Korea – without a pre-order period. It will arrive in other countries i.e. Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and others on April 5 as well. The official availability of S10 5G in Australia isn’t revealed yet – but it’s most likely to come before April 2019 ends. This is just an educated guess and we will update that story as soon as we hear more.
How much it’ll cost to Aussies? It’s something we are short on words on, for now. You should expect more than AU$1399 on it – considering that’s the starting price of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. If rumors and leaks circulating around, are to be believed, it’ll set users back a whopping AU$1899. Shocking?