Samsung Galaxy S10 Devices and Galaxy Fold Unveiled

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled their range of Galaxy S10 mobile phones. They also unveiled their new Galaxy Fold Phone-Tablet hybrid.

Three Samsung Galaxy S10 devices were unveiled: The S10, S10+ and the S10e

The S10 and S10+ are the direct successors to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The S10e is aimed at the lower price point but still retains all the features of the expensive devices.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Devices

All Galaxy S10 devices have reverse wireless charging

This means that with just a tap, you can turn your S10 into a wireless charging pad that can charge its remaining juice with any Qi-enabled phone. It’s significant that they didn’t just add this feature for the S10+.

Samsung has improve the front cameras in a big way

You can take 4K selfies and videos on the S10 and the S10+. The S10 has a 10 MP UHD camera and the S10+ has two front cameras: A 16MP and a 12MP.

Samsung Galaxy S10e device specs and pricing:

  • Dimensions: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8-inch OLED, Full HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Rear camera: 16MP Ultra-wide, f/2.2 + 12MP wide, f/1.5, OIS
  • Front camera: 10MP, f/1.9, OIS
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Pricing: $750 (R15,999 in South Africa)

Samsung Galaxy S10 device specs and pricing:

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1-inch, OLED, Wide Quad HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/512GB
  • Rear camera: 16MP Ultra-wide, f/2.2 + 12MP wide, f/1.5, OIS + 12MP 2x zoom, f/2.4, OIS
  • Front camera: 10MP, f/1.9, OIS
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Starting price: $900 (R18,999 in South Africa)

Samsung Galaxy S10+ device specs and pricing:

  • Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4-inch, OLED, Wide Quad HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB/8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/512GB/1TB
  • Rear camera: 16MP Ultra-wide, f/2.2 + 12MP wide, f/1.5, OIS + 12MP 2x zoom, f/2.4, OIS
  • Front camera: 10MP, f/1.9, OIS + 8MP depth, f/2.2
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Starting price: $1,000 (R20,999 in South Africa)

The pricing for the 1TB S10+ is estimated to be R35,999 in South Africa. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I’ll be paying that ridiculous sum of money for a mobile phone. I’d rather spend that cash on a second hand car or new furniture for my flat #JustSaying.

The range of Galaxy S10 devices are available on pre-order in South Africa. They will be officially launched here on the 8th of March 2019.

Galaxy Fold: A Phone that’s also a tablet

Yes folks, you read right: the future is here. The Galaxy Fold is a smartphone with a 4.6 inch display that unfolds into a 7.3-inch tablet.

The Galaxy Fold has three-app multitasking. This means that if the device is in tablet mode, you could be watching a YouTube video, sending someone a WhatsApp message and Googling something on the same screen.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Fold specs and pricing:

  • Display: 4.6-inch Super AMOLED / 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED
  • Rear Cameras: 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
  • Front Cameras: Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depth
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Storage: 512GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Expandable storage: None
  • Battery: 4,380mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor: Right side of phone
  • Special features: Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging
  • Pricing: $1,980 (No South African pricing available)

The pricing for the Galaxy Fold is expected to be 70% higher than Galaxy S10+ 1TB in South Africa. This means that you could be paying +/- R61,200 for the device in South Africa. The Galaxy Fold will be available here in May 2019.

What are your thoughts on the range of Samsung Galaxy S10 devices and the Galaxy Fold? Leave a comment below and let me know. I’d love to find out what you think.

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Henno Kruger

Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant

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