Samsung Unpacked Roundup: S10, S10+, S10e
February 21, 2019
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There’s even a $2000 ‘Galaxy Fold’.

Samsung’s Unpacked event yesterday went all out with all the crazy announcements that you can think of. Aside from the S10, a plethora of other devices was also announced, showcasing the various innovations that the Korean company has in store for this year.

Here’s a roundup of everything that was announced:

A total of four variants of the Galaxy S10 is coming: the ‘cheaper’ S10e, the regular S10, the larger S10+ and a soon-to-be-released supercharged 5G version of the S10+.

The cheaper Galaxy S10e will be the cheapest variant – though at 2,699 AED it is hoping the match the same success Apple had with the iPhone XR. It will have the following specifications:

– 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ display

– Dual 12MP wide-angle and 16 MP ultra-wide cameras

– 10MP front camera (hole punch)

– Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820

– 6 GB/8 GB RAM

– 128 GB/256 GB storage (microSD expandable)

– 3,100 mAh battery

– Android Pie with Samsung One UI

– Wireless charging, USB-C and 3.5 mm headphone jack

The standard Galaxy S10 will retail for 3,199 AED and will have the following specifications:

– 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ display

– Triple 12MP wide angle, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra-wide cameras

– 10MP front camera (hole punch)

– Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820

– 8 GB RAM

– 128 GB/512 GB storage (microSD expandable)

– 3,400 mAh battery

– Android Pie with Samsung One UI

– Fingerprint sensor under display

– Wireless charging, USB-C and 3.5 mm headphone jack

Lastly, the larger Galaxy S10+ will retail for 3,599 AED with the following specifications:

– 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ display

– Triple 12MP wide angle, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra-wide cameras

– Dual 10MP and 8MP depth sensor front camera (hole punch)

– Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820

– 8 GB/12 GB RAM

– 128 GB/512 GB/1 TB storage (microSD expandable)

– 4,100 mAh battery

– Android Pie with Samsung One UI

– Fingerprint sensor under display

– Wireless charging, USB-C and 3.5 mm headphone jack

There is also an even larger S10+ that features 5G connectivity that will have a 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 855 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a 4,500 mAh battery. Since it will feature a newer data connection, there’s a good chance it will cost a premium when it is released.

All models of the S10 also support reverse wireless charging that is able to recharge other devices that support the feature.

Here in the UAE, you can start pre-ordering the device that you want and instantly get the Galaxy Buds for free plus a 50 percent discount on all Galaxy S10 accessories plus a two-year extended warranty.

Next on the list is the Galaxy Buds, Samsung official competitor to Apple’s AirPods. Its previous efforts like the Gear IconX didn’t really catch up with users, but the Galaxy Buds improves upon this model in every way. It can now charge wirelessly (yes you can charge it at the back of the Galaxy S10) and will even pair instantly just like how Apple’s AirPods pair with iOS devices.

The wearable segment from Samsung also gets some new products in the form of the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Fit. The Galaxy Watch will have a full-featured step and sleep tracking support along the ability to monitor blood pressure. The smaller Galaxy Fit will come in a fitness band design and will have an intuitive interface that gives you the basics when doing your workouts. Oh, and the Galaxy Fit can support up to a week’s worth of battery life.

But probably the highlight of the keynote isn’t the S10 itself, but the official unveiling of Samsung first foldable device aptly named ‘Galaxy Fold’. This device folds like a book where it will have a primary ‘Cover Display’ with a 4.6-inch display and an 840-by-1960 pixel resolution. But it then unfolds to a larger 7.3-inch display that now has a 1536-by-2152 pixel resolution that’s similar to a small tablet.

There’s a 7nm processor inside along with 12 GB of RAM and a 512 GB storage space. The fingerprint sensor is embedded on the power button. There are also two batteries, giving you a combined 4,380 mAh capacity. A total of six cameras are present on the Galaxy Fold all strategically placed so you’d always have a lens ready to shoot whether it’s folded or not.

This awesome piece of hardware doesn’t come cheap though. At $1,980 (about 7,000 AED), it easily the most expensive mobile product Samsung has released.

What Samsung device were you most excited about? Give it a shout out in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays campaigns on his Xbox.
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