All you need to know about the new Samsung S10


The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 successor has arrived with a glut of new features and design changes. First thing you’ll notice about the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the truly edge-to-edge 6.1-inch display. This is a serious slab of screen real estate – keep in mind, Samsung only offered a 5.7-inch screen on the first of its larger Galaxy S Plus models in 2015 when it launched the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Thankfully, the new Infinity-O display design means that the overall size of the Galaxy S10 remains manageable – even in one-haded. In fact, it’s only a smidge larger than the Galaxy S9, which had a 5.8-inch display. The S10 measures 149.9mm tall, compared to 147.7mm for the Galaxy S9. 

Samsung has previously used its Infinity-O design, which lets the screen run to the very edge of the handset – with a small hole-punch for the the Dual-Pixel 10-megapixel selfie camera to peer out. We’ve seen this design before from Samsung in its mid-range Galaxy A8s. However, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are the first to use the all-screen design with a Quad HD+ AMOLED panel. 

As with previous entries in the Galaxy S series, handsets sold in the United States and China are powered by the latest Qualcomm SnapDragon processor, while those on shelves in the UK, Europe and South Korea have Samsung’s own Exynos silicon under the bonnet.

As such, the Galaxy S10 model sold in the UK will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 9820, coupled with 8GB of RAM. According to the company, single-core performance on its new chipset is 20% improved compared to previous generation Exynos, so expect to see a boost in power during intensive tasks compared to the Galaxy S9. More impressive than that, power efficiency is 40% improved, which should significantly boost battery life, especially since Samsung has managed to squeeze a 3,400mAh battery cell into the S10.

That’s a significant step-up from the 3,000mAh capacity battery in the Galaxy S9, which was a 0.6mm thicker than the new flagship.

That extra battery capacity will come in handy with the addition of a new feature that allows Galaxy S10 owners to charge any device compatible with Qi wireless charging by simply resting it on-top of the glass back of the handset. Dubbed Wireless PowerShare, the feature not only lets you top-up the new Galaxy Buds – the new AirPod rivals announced alongside the S10 – by placing the charging case on your new phone, but it can also be used to top-up rival smartphone batteries. Huawei introduced a near identical feature with its Mate 20 Pro smartphone last year.

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