Samsung Galaxy S10 Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Specs, and Features

This TechPinas entry aims to collate all relevant news and information about the Samsung Galaxy S10. We'll update this post every time we hear or read fresh and noteworthy reports about the Korean company's 2019 flagship-level release.

Note: All data presented in this article are based on leaks by our trusted insiders who have good track record as regards disclosing details on yet-to-be-released Samsung handsets.

Overview

Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the three 2019 top-of-the-line Galaxy S smartphones of 2019, which will have the best features and technical specifications on any phone that the company will launch this year. This model sits right in the middle of Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Samsung Galaxy S10E in terms of size, weight, internal hardware, and imaging prowess.

Design

When it comes to build and footprint, Samsung Galaxy S10 is comparable to that the older Samsung Galaxy S9 and even S8. It dons a glass-metal-glass sandwich identity with curved sides and corners. The button placement is also the same with the volume rocker and Bixby key on the left panel and the power button on the right. Finally, the construction is likewise protected against water and dust ingress.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Philippines

Infinity O Display

One of the most unique features of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is its large 6.1-inch QuadHD+ Infinity O Display, which - as its name suggests - has a punch hole in the upper right section containing the front-facing camera.

This punch hole allowed Samsung to increase the size of the screen without making the phone bigger and to also not use a notch, which many users have come to dislike on today's smartphones.

In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

The  S10 along with the S10+ are the first Galaxy smartphones to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner as an added layer of security and privacy for the user. The Korean Giant even made this sensor more secure by integrating Ultrasonic 3D mapping technology further lessen the risk of unauthorized access.

4K Front-Facing Video Recorder

The 10 MegaPixel f/1.9 selfie snapper within the S10's punch hole is also capable of recording 4K 30fps videos, which is a real treat for aspiring vloggers who want to document their daily activities using their cameraphones instead of a big camera or an action cam that doesn't let them see their face while shooting. Actually, the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10E are the first smartphones to have a front-facing 4K video recorder.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Philippines

Powerhouse Triple Rear Camera Module

Like the larger Galaxy S10+, the S10 has three cameras at the back - placed in a row - giving it maximum flexibility when shooting wide-angle, low light, portrait, and telephoto (or zoomed) shots. Frankly, the capabilities of this set-up can be compared to the triple rear cam module of Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which many consider the best cameraphone of 2018.

Beastly Internal Hardware

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S10 runs its One UI skinned Android 9.0 Pie operating system with a powerful and energy efficient 8nm Exynos 9820 Octa proceessor with Mali-G76 MP12 that delivers top-notch gaming experience. The chipset is complemented by 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB of expandable storage. Together, these innards ensure ultra-smooth day-to-day mobile experience even for the most demanding power user or heaviest mobile gamer.

Fast Wired and Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy S10 gets its juice from its sizable 3,400 mAh Li-Ion battery pack that be quickly charged both through the handset's USB Type C port and via supported wireless charging pad with 15W output. With this feature, user won't have to plug his or her S10 to an electrical outlet that long, which can result in greater mobile productivity or longer time connecting with loved ones.

Availability in the Philippines

The local Unpacked Event for the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10E is slated on February 21, 2019 at 3AM Manila Time. As of writing, the Korean Giant has yet to disclose the official prices of all variants of the above-mentioned models. However, based on leaked European pricing for the its S10 variants, my starting price guesstimate for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is around PHP 53,990 -- which is much higher than the SRP of Samsung Galaxy S9 in the Philippines upon launch. I am personally expecting all 2019 Galaxy S models to hit store shelves around mid-March this year.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs
7.8 mm Thickness
157 grams
IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
6.1-inch QuadHD+ 3040 x 1440 pixels, Dynamic AMOLED HDR+, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, 550 ppi
Infinity O Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Triple Rear Camera:
12 MegaPixel, f/1.5 Dual Aperture, 77-Degree Wide, Dual Pixel Optical Image Stabilization
12 MegaPixel, f/2.4, 45-Degree Telephoto Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization, AutoFocus
16 MegaPixel, f/2.2, 123-Degree Wide Angle, Fixed Focus
Front Facing Camera:
10 MegaPixel, f/1.9, Dual Pixel AutoFocus, UHD Selfie
Video Recorder:
Back - 4K 60/30fps, FullHD 240 fps, HD 960 fps
Front - 4K 30fps, FullHD 30fps
Camera Features:
AR Emoji
First Front-Facing Camera with 4K Video Recorder
Live Focus
Zoom Effect
Color Point Effect
Spin Effect
Samsung One User Interface
Android 9.0 Pie Operating System
8nm Exynos 9820 Octa
Mali-G76 MP12
6GB and 8GB RAM Options
128GB and 512GB Internal Storage Options
Hybrid Secondary nano-SIM Slot Supporting microSD Card Memory Expansion
In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint 3D Scanner
Facial Recognition
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE Cat20
Face Recognition
Dual nanoSIM
FM Radio
Bixby
Samsung DEX
15W USB Type C Fast Charging
15W Wireless Charging
Non-Removable 3,400 mAh Battery Pack
Glass, Metal
Prism Green, Prism White, Prism Black

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price
TechPinas Price Guesstimate:
6GB 128GB - PHP 53,990
8GB 512GB - PHP 67,500
Official Announcement - February 21, 2019, 3AM Manila Time
Release Date Guesstimate - Mid-March 2019

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