Samsung launched its latest and greatest smartphone today at Galaxy Unpacked in San Francisco – the Galaxy S10 series. Celebrating 10 years of innovation, the new flagship series continues to bring the best in performance, camera and display. Consisting of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e (the Galaxy S10 5G will not be available in Malaysia), the new series is set to hit Malaysia in March with pre-orders starting 10AM Friday, 22 February until 28 February 2019 (while stocks last).
As usual, Samsung Malaysia is offering mouth-watering bundles with its new devices. With each Galaxy S10, you stand to walk away with goodies worth up to MYR1,479. This includes the Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy Buds, and Samsung Screen Protection depending on model and specs.
Here’s a quick refresher of what the new Galaxy devices offer.
The Galaxy S10 comes with a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen (550PPI) and features the groundbreaking “punch-hole” Infinity-O Display. It’s a screen you’d expect from Samsung. In short, it’s amazing. It’s the world’s first HDR10+ certified display as well as TUV Rheinland-certified for Eye Comfort.
It boasts the first-ever embedded Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that’s fast and secure.
Powering the device is the 7nm octa-core Exynos 9820 chipset with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
In the optics department, the Galaxy S10 features a triple camera system consisting of a 12MP wide-angle 12MP f/1.5-2.4 main shooter with OIS and Dual Pixel autofocus, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto secondary shooter, and an ultra-wide 123-degree FOV 16MP f/2.2 fixed focus camera.
The front camera is a 10MP selfie shooter that can now shoot UHD 4K video, an industry first.
The device is equipped with a 3,400mAh battery that supports fast wired and wireless charging.
For those who prefer a bigger display, the Galaxy S10+ offers a large 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display (438PPI) with Infinity-O.
Aside from a bigger 4,100mAh battery and a dual selfie camera (it has a secondary 8MP f/2.2 depth camera), the Galaxy S10+ shares much of its underpinnings with the standard Galaxy S10.
The Galaxy S10e is the perfect trojan horse targeted at people who are considering a flagship Samsung device but don’t have the necessary budget to spare.
Emulating an Apple-like strategy with the iPhone XR, the Galaxy S10e shares much of the tech specs of its more expensive siblings.
The key differences include a smaller 5.8-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display and a smaller 3,100mAh battery.
The entry-level Galaxy S also come in a funky new colour – Canary Yellow.
Read more about the Galaxy S10 series in the announcement post.
Galaxy S10 pricing and availability
Samsung will offer various configurations and colour options including:
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR3,299 (Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White)
- Rewards worth MYR1,298 including Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy Buds and Samsung Screen Protection
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR3,699 (Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White)
- 8GB RAM + 512GB storage – MYR4,599 (Ceramic White, Ceramic Black)
- Rewards worth MYR1,479 including Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy Buds and Samsung Screen Protection for 128GB model; Galaxy Watch 42mm and Samsung Screen Protection Plus for 512GB model
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR2,699 (Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White)
- Rewards worth MYR639 including Galaxy Buds and Samsung Screen Protection.
It’s worth noting that Samsung isn’t making available the top-of-the-line Galaxy S10+ 12GB RAM + 1TB storage, Galaxy S10 512GB and Galaxy S10e Canary Yellow model in Malaysia at this point in time. Will it do so in the future?
Photo credit: Najib Hamid | SoyaCincau – BM