Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) marked the 10th year of its popular Galaxy S series by officially launching the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10.
A grand event was staged at the Cove Manila in Okada Manila, which gathered more than 800 celebrities, media personalities, dealers, and business partners on February 26, 2019. As the event host Joey Mead King exclaimed, “Samsung really knows how to throw a party!” and it did in a way that wowed all attendees. Aside from a mini-concert of the K-Pop group iKon, the main features of the new Galaxy device took our breath away.
“The Samsung Galaxy S10 builds on the incredible legacy of the Galaxy S series, which has delivered the best mobile experiences to consumers in the past decade,” said Samsung Philippines President James Jung. “Delivering the most advanced display, camera, and performance innovations, the Galaxy S10 is perfect for the next generation user who desires to make a difference. Looking ahead, we envision the Galaxy S10 as the pioneering device that will catapult Samsung toward another decade of groundbreaking smartphone technology.”
Tech and Lifestyle Journal notes 10 amazing features of the next generation Galaxy S10 that pulls it away from its competitors.
1. Infinity-O Display
The next generation Galaxy S10 sports minimized bezels, a wider 19:9 screen-to-body ratio, and a punch-hole display for the front camera. The Infinity-O Display comes in three variants: a 5.8-inch display for the Galaxy S10e, a 6.1-inch display for the Galaxy S10, and a 6.4-inch display for the Galaxy S10+.
2. Dynamic AMOLED Display
The Galaxy S10 comes with a Dynamic AMOLED Display, the first in the world. It delivers amazing visibility and vivid visuals under any lighting condition. The first HDR 10+ certified device with Dynamic Tone Mapping generates a wider and more accurate range of colors, even in the darkest of scenes. Its screen reduces blue light emissions by 41% even before activating the Blue Light Filter.
3. True Vision Multi-Camera
The True Vision Multi-Camera combines a full array of lenses in one powerful device. The new smartphone has a dual camera set-up, utilizing a 12 MP Wide Dual Aperture Lens and a 16MP Ultra-Wide Lens—a first for the S series. The Galaxy S10+ and the S10 sport three rear cameras, adding the 12 MP Telephoto lens for zoom.
4. Triple Camera Set-up
The Triple Camera Set-up facilitates easy switching into another mode—from telephoto (2X optical zoom) to Wide (77°) and Ultra-Wide (123°), perfect for capturing detailed close-up portraits and epic panorama shots. An upgraded AI automatically adjusts settings based on the scenes being captured and can even suggest composition recommendations to frame the shot beautifully.
The Galaxy S10 functions as a Pro Camcorder. It offers Super Steady and High Quality Video Recording. Thus, it allows users to take dynamic action videos with minimal shakiness. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in up-to HD quality, an in an industry first, the rear camera provides the flexibility to record in HDR10+.
6. Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
The Galaxy S10 is armored by the first-ever embedded Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of a physical thumbprint for improved anti-spoofing, making a truly secured phone. The same feature detects any unique nuance of a fingerprint, even with changes in humidity, sunlight, or ambient temperature, offering vault-like security to keep the device safe.
7. Powerful chipset
The device’s 8nm mobile chipset makes the smartphone operate faster than ever. It can deliver more efficient and seamless user experience for the best possible performance. The hardware increases CPU and GPU performance while reducing power consumption. Thus, the Galaxy S10 can launch frequently used applications and games very smoothly.
8. Largest storage capacity
Believe it or not, the Galaxy S10 is equipped with the largest storage capacity on a Galaxy device—1TB of built-in storage. It can even be expanded up to 1.5TB on the limited-edition Galaxy S10+ variant. Meanwhile, the base models carry 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the Galaxy S10e supports 6GB RAM and internal memory of 128GB.
9. Wireless PowerShare
The Galaxy S10 ushers in the Wireless PowerShare, which allows the charging of Qi-certified smartphones just by putting them against the flagship device. An industry first, the Galaxy S10’s Wireless PowerShare also charges compatible wearables like the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds. Charging itself and a second device is also made possible in one regular charging session.
10. Competitive Pricing
Interestingly, the Galaxy S10 comes with reasonable tag prices. Price starts at P39,990 for the Galaxy S10e; P49,990 for the Galaxy S10; and P55,990 for the Galaxy S10+ (128GB). The limited edition Galaxy S10+ (1TB) Ceramic Black model will be available only via pre-order at P89,990.
Online sale of the device begins on March 8.