Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 (with 4 variants) and new OLED smartwatches

Samsung announced a handful of new devices, all with OLED displays. We'll start with the company's 2019 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. It includes four different variants -

  • Galaxy S10 5G: 6.7" 3040x1440 flexible AMOLED
  • Galaxy S10+: 6.4" 3040x1440 flexible AMOLED
  • Galaxy S10: 6.1" 3040x1440 flexible AMOLED
  • Galaxy S10e: 5.8" 2280x1080 AMOLED (rigid?)

The S10 phones use Samsung's latest AMOLEDs, that are now HDR10+ certified, include an under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor (Qualcomm ultra-sonic) and cut-outs for the selfie cameras. Samsung calls these displays "Dynamic AMOLED" (due to the HDR support, probably) and "Infinity-O Display" due to the camera cut-outs.

The Galaxy S10e is the 2019 "lite" flagship that comes with a flat (rigid?) 5.8" 2280x1080 Super AMOLED display that does not support HDR10+ and it does not have an under-the-display fingerprint sensor (it is placed on the side of the device)

The Galaxy S10 family of phones will start shipping on March 2019, starting at $749 for the GS10e, $899 for the GS10 and $999 for the S10+ (note: affiliate links to Amazon).

In addition to the new phones, Samsung also announced three new wearables. First up is the Galaxy Watch Active, Tizen-OS based smart watch and fitness tracker that targets fashion-forward consumers. The Galaxy Watch Active sports a 1.1" 360x360 AMOLED display, several sensors and a price tag of $199.99 (it will ship by March 8th).

Samsung's Galaxy Fit (Gen-3) are two fitness trackers that feature small displays - a 0.95" 120x240 color AMOLED on the Fit and a 0.74" monochrome white 64x128 PMOLED on the Fit e.

Of course the most exciting device was Samsung's foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone - which we covered in a separate post.

Posted: Feb 21,2019 by Ron Mertens