At the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, Samsung unveiled four different versions of the Galaxy S10. These were the regular Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, The Galaxy S10e, and a 5G Galaxy S10. Despite all the phones having the Galaxy S10 name, there are actually some pretty big differences between devices.
The three LTE versions of the phone will be released on March 8, while the 5G version will go on sale in select markets at a later date.
Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are the successors to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. As you would expect, the main difference between the two phones is the size: the Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch display, while the Plus has a 6.4-inch display. Perhaps because of this, the battery is also different: 3,400mAh on the Galaxy S10 compared to 4,100mAh on the Plus.
Both devices have a rear triple-camera setup consisting of an ultra-wide 16MP lens, a wide-angle 12MP dual aperture lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. On the front of both phones is a 10MP selfie camera, although the Plus version also has an 8MP depth sensor.
Both devices come in versions with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB storage. Although the Plus also can be bought with 12GB RAM and 1TB of storage. This can be expanded with a Micro SD card. Both the phones have an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor which should be faster than existing in-display sensors, although we haven’t tried it yet.
The Galaxy S10e is a slightly cheaper—although still fairly expensive—device. It has a smaller 5.8-inch display which doesn’t have the rounded edges found on recent Galaxy flagships. It has the same selfie camera as the Galaxy S10, but only has a dual camera setup on the rear as it is missing a telephoto lens.
There is no in-display fingerprint sensor but Samsung moved the sensor from the back of the phone to the side. The comes in versions with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage. It will also be available in a unique yellow color.
Galaxy S10 5G
The GalaxyS10 5G is the most feature-packed of the devices. Samsung isn’t relying on 5G to sell the phone, and it actually added a few big differentiators between it and the Galaxy S10 Plus.
First up is the massive 6.7-inch display. On the rear, the phone has a quad-camera setup which adds a 3D depth sensor to the setup found on the other devices. There is also a 3D depth sensor on the front of the phone. The phone will be available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It also has the largest battery of the three devices with an impressive 4,500mAh.