On February 20 Samsung celebrates a big party in San Francisco, where in 2019 the flagship series of smartphones went out of control. Given the incredible amount of leaks, we know almost everything that Samsung intends to specify. We will learn everything about the Galaxy S10.
This year we will not only get one device in two sizes, but a large selection of cell phones. As usual, there is a Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, but a downmarket version called "Galaxy S10e" is also expected. First class, it's expected to have a larger 5G version of the Galaxy S10, but it's unclear how much we'll hear about this model in this week's show. Also at the top of the spectrum is Samsung's foldable smartphone, which will appear in some form at this event.
This is the short version. Now we talk about details!
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Samsung's flagships, the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, will still share a lot of design DNA with the Galaxy S8, S9, Note8 and Note9 over the past two years. However, this year the devices will be ahead with many "firsts" (or at least "among the first"). In the US, the Galaxy S10 will be one of the first phones with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It will be one of the first phones to have a pinhole camera cutout instead of a notch. This is our first look at Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader for in-screen screens and it will be one of the first devices to be compatible with Wi-Fi 6. In the highest configuration, this is the first phone with a terabyte of memory. There is no shortage of things to unpack here.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's flagship for 2019 and is expected to be in almost every high-end smartphone announced this year. This is the first Qualcomm SoC built on a 7nm manufacturing process (by TSMC). This will make Qualcomm's best technological foundation with Apple's 7nm A12 Bionic SoC from Apple's iPhone XS. Internationally, the S10 will use the Exynos 9820, which is based on a not too good 8nm process.
The 855 CPU bears the brand name "Kryo 485" and combines four semi-custom 2.42 GHz Cortex A76 cores with four 1.8 GHz Cortex A55-based cores. As usual, the four larger cores (the Cortex-A76 cores) will handle the heavier, more power-intensive workloads, while the smaller A55-based cores will perform lower-performance tasks such as background processing. One difference this year, however, is the introduction of a reinforced "Prime" core – one of the four A76 cores will become this chosen Prime core with a clock frequency of 2.84 GHz. Overall, Qualcomm promises a 45 percent faster CPU and a 20 percent faster GPU.
The Snapdragon 855 heralds the era of "Wi-Fi 6" for mobile devices. Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of Wi-Fi, which also revises the branding of the Wi-Fi version with friendly, obvious version numbers. Nowadays, Wi-Fi versions are identified with their complicated and spooky IEEE standards like "802.11g", but since no ordinary person would think that "802.11ac" is better than "802.11n". The Wi-Fi Alliance has decided that version numbers are getting a lot easier. The next generation of Wi-Fi, technically referred to as "802.11ax", is referred to as "Wi-Fi 6". Today's Wi-Fi, 802.11ac, is switched to "Wi-Fi 5", and it's very easy to know that "6" is better than "5."
If you're looking for specifics, you can & # 39; It's better to read Jim Salter's detailed Wi-Fi 6 primer. The fast version means that Wi-Fi 6 does not repeatedly increase speed, but instead focuses on a long-required, fundamental upgrade to the popular mobile network protocol. Wi-Fi's persistent backward compatibility implies that we are still dealing with many of the first generation 1996 decisions that, to put it more accurately, are sub-optimal. So, Wi-Fi 6 will bring incredible new features, such as the ability for multiple devices to simultaneously use the network and the ability to send and receive data at the same time!
For networks, only one device can "talk" at the same time, and it is only shown in one direction at a time. If you swap this as fast as possible, you can create the illusion of a multi-device network. But it is needless to say that it is not well scalable. Although Wi-Fi 6 will not get a big theoretical max-speed boost (the maximum speed is 500 Mbps), it should handle the crowded airways much better. Best of all, you will do all of this while remaining backward compatible with your old stuff. Of course you have to buy a new router to use it.
Many devices followed the lead of the iPhone X last year, and provided a device with a notched camera cutout in the display, allowing them to maximize the pixels on the front of the phone while still leaving room for the camera. However, Samsung has never delivered a notched device. Instead, the company is finally stepping onto the strangely shaped figurehead with something new this year: the "Hole Punch" display. Instead of a cut-out section that changes the shape of the display to make room for a camera, a hole display uses the normal rectangular shape factor and scratches a hole out of the display so that the camera becomes visible under the display to the outside world.
Samsung's camera hole is in the upper right corner of the Galaxy S10. The smaller Galaxy S10 has a single front camera and a round camera hole, while the Galaxy S10 + has two front cameras (a wide-angle lens) and a pill-shaped camera hole. The punch will be an interesting new aesthetic choice for the smartphone design, but the special implementation of Samsung leaves something to be desired. The camera hole of the S10 is embedded deeper in the display than many other Notch designs, which makes it objectively worse.
Android compatibility rules require display errors to be included in the system status bar, which is twice the normal height, just like an Essential Phone or Google Pixel 3 XL. With the high status bar, designs like the OnePlus 6T, whose minimal teardrop shape is contained in a normal status bar, seem superior.
The smaller Galaxy S10 is expected to feature a 1440 OLED display equipped with a 3040 × 6.1-inch device, while the larger Galaxy S10 + is expected to receive a 6.4-inch 3040 × 1440 OLED display. Both display sizes are larger than their S9 counterparts: the S9 was delivered in 5.8- and 6.2-inch sizes. Some of these larger screens can be attributed to the narrower apertures activated by the camera's aperture, allowing for a larger, same size display. However, according to a report by MySmartPrice, the S10 line also undergoes some dimensional changes.
The S9 was 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, but this year S10 will be larger, wider and thinner, reaching 149.9 x 71.6 x 8.1 mm. The S9 Plus was 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, and strangely, the report says that the S10 Plus will be shorter wider and thinner, the expected value of 157.0 x 75, 3 x 8,1 mm. The width is the most important dimension of a device for one-hand operation. As both devices widen, they should feel like larger devices in the hand.
One possible explanation for the wider body is a supposedly strong increase in battery capacity for the S10 and 10 Plus. The smaller S-line is expected to jump from 3000mAh on the S9 to 3400mAh on the S10, while the larger S-Plus reportedly rises from 3500mAh to 4100mAh.
Listing picture of Evan Blass (Evleaks)