Samsung Galaxy S10 announced

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest smartphone to be announced. We don’t normally cover smartphones here on the site, but with their ever-increasing video capabilities, and the boom in mobile journalism, I thought it was worth covering this announcement.
Samsung Galaxy S10 announced
It has been a decade since Samsung first introduced the Galaxy, and today Samsung announced four new premium smartphones, the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 5G.  Samsung is touting that the new Galaxy models deliver a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: ground-breaking innovations in display, camera, and performance.
Now, I’m not going to dive into every specification, but rather just look at the display, cameras and video capabilities.

Dynamic Quad HD AMOLED Display

Samsung Galaxy S10 announced

The Galaxy S10 uses what Samsung claims is the world’s first Dynamic AMOLED display. It is also claimed to be the world’s first HDR10+-certified smartphone.  The screen has a peak luminance of up to 1200 nits and has been awarded certification for 100% Mobile Color Volume with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 by VDE Germany.
Samsung Galaxy S10 announced
The screen sizes and resolutions for the various models are as follows:
Galaxy S10e
  • 5.8-inch Full HD+
  • Flat Dynamic AMOLED
  • 19:9
  • 438ppi

Galaxy S10

  • 6.1-inch Wide Quad HD+*
  • Curved Dynamic AMOLED
  • 19:9
  • 522ppi*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

Galaxy S10+

  • 6.4-inch Wide Quad HD+*
  • Curved Dynamic AMOLED
  • 19:9
  • 522ppi

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

Galaxy S10 5G

  • 6.7-inch Wide Quad HD+*
  • Curved Dynamic AMOLED
  • 19:9
  • 525ppi

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

So how does that compare to say an Apple iPhone Xs Max?

The iPhone Xs Max

  • 6.5‑inch Super Retina HD display
  • HDR display
  • 2688 x 242‑pixel resolution
  • 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S10 announced

 

Depending on which model you choose you can have dual, triple or even quad rear cameras. All models come with a single front-facing camera. Below is what cameras are offered on the different models:

Galaxy S10e

  • Rear: Dual Camera with OIS
    – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
    – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
    – 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoom
  • Front:
    – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°

Galaxy S10

  • Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
    – Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
    – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
    – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
    – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
  • Front:
    – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)

Galaxy S10+

  • Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
    – Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
    – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
    – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
    – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
  • Front: Dual Camera
    – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
    – RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)

Galaxy S10 5G

  • Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS
    – Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
    – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
    – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
    – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
    – 3D Depth: hQVGA
  • Front:
    – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
    – 3D Depth: hQVGA

 

Video Recording

Samsung Galaxy S10 announced

The Galaxy S10 uses what Samsung calls Super Steady to stabilize your video footage. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in 4K UHD and the rear camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at up to 60fps, and the front-facing camera can record in 4K UHD at up to 30fps.

Slow motion recording can be done at 240fps in 1080p and 960fps in 720p.

5G Connectivity

Samsung is working with major carriers to develop and deploy 5G networking technology. The Galaxy S10 5G is Samsung’s first flagship 5G smartphone. Samsung state that with the Galaxy S10 5G, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, and keep in touch with real-time 4K video calls. 

The Japanese government is keen to push 8K and companies such as Astro Design have already shown live 8K over IP broadcasting using 5G technology. Japanese telecommunications giant Docomo has also been demonstrating 8K content over their 5G network that is still in development.

Large Storage Capacity

The largest storage capacity available on the Galaxy S10 phones is 1TB, and you also get the ability to add an additional 512GB microSD card for a total of 1.5TB of storage.

Galaxy S10 Availability & Pricing

The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e will be available in stores and online beginning 8th March 2019. Pricing starts at $899 USD for Galaxy S10, $999 USD for Galaxy S10+ and $769 USD for Galaxy S10e. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e begin 20th February 2019. The largest capacity (1TB) Samsung S10+ will be $1,599.99 USD.

Do you use a smartphone for video capture? What are you currently using? Do the Samsung Galaxy S10 models look interesting options for mobile video capture? Let us know in the comments section below.

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