In just eight days’ time, Samsung will end an extremely long period of rumors and leaks by taking to the stage and announcing the Galaxy S10 series. But ahead of this introduction, the folks over at
what is claimed to be a detailed spec sheet of the lineup which reveals all.
Some seriously impressive camera specs & features
Starting off with the cameras, in terms of actual specifications this leak doesn’t contain too much. However, it does allegedly include a detailed list of the photography functions that can be expected from Samsung’s next-gen flagships.
As many of you may know by now, the primary rear camera on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series will be a dual-aperture sensor that boasts a 12-megapixel resolution and optical image stabilization. Like last year, the primary benefit of such a configuration will be impressive low-light photography. Nevertheless, a number of other improvements have also been made.
According to this leak, Galaxy S10 users will also be able to slow down previous recordings through the pre-installed video editor.
Elsewhere in the camera app, the leak suggests Samsung has improved its scene detection AI and can now recognize up to 30 scenes, 10 of which are new. The Galaxy S10 series is also said to include improvements to AR Emojis and Live Focus.
Returning to the camera specifications, all models will also arrive equipped with a 16-megapixel camera coupled with a wide-angle lens, according to this leak. Similarly, the Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+ look set to feature a 12-megapixel telephoto camera which supports autofocus and optical image stabilization.
Completing the camera department will be a 10-megapixel selfie camera on all devices which, according to the spec sheet, will be the first world’s first selfie camera to support 4K video recording.
The Galaxy S10+ will also include a secondary 8-megapixel selfie sensor capable of producing bokeh images.
Premium Infinity-O displays with high resolutions
As revealed by multiple press renders, these impressive cameras will be accompanied by some pretty unique AMOLED Infinity-O Displays.
Looking at the larger Galaxy S10, this device ditches the flat panel in favor of Samsung’s trademark edge design complete with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Much like its smaller sibling, though, a hole can be found in the corner. This particular display reportedly boasts a resolution of 3040 x 1440 which translates into a density of 550ppi.
Lastly, the range-topping Galaxy S10+ is said to feature a slightly bigger 6.3-inch panel. Other than this, the only difference versus the regular Galaxy S10 is the lower pixel density of 522ppi.
The Galaxy S10e also includes a fingerprint scanner but it can be found along the smartphone’s aluminum frame.
Bucketloads of storage, lots of RAM, big batteries
Moving over to the internal characteristics, the models described aren’t the US-bound models. Instead, they are the international variants that make use of Samsung’s Exynos 9820 chipset which itself is built on the new 8-nanometer process.
In the case of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, the powerful processor will be coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. If this isn’t sufficient, a more expensive model with an 8/512GB configuration should be available to purchase. These two claims fall in line with previous reports.
When it comes to the cheaper Galaxy S10e, this particular model should also be sold with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. But according to today’s leak, a slightly more expensive version with double the storage and an extra 2GB of RAM will be available too.
Other details include Android 9 Pie complete with the One UI overlay on top, face recognition, Dolby ATMOS sound, AKG-tuned speakers, IP68 water and dust resistance, and support for HDR 10+ video content.
Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e release date
In regards to the Galaxy S10 series release date, pre-orders for these devices should commence on February 20th following the Unpacked event. Aside from choosing the storage configuration, consumers will also be able to pick from a variety of colors.
These include Prism Black, Prism White, and Prism Green. Galaxy S10e users should also be able to purchase the model in Canary Yellow. Those interested in the ceramic Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, will have the choice of two finished dubbed Luxurious Ceramic Black and Luxurious Ceramic White.
All three devices should be released on March 8th in most international markets. However, a later launch of March 15th has been teased for the ceramic Galaxy S10+.
Is this leak legit? Or is it an impressive fake?
Now, there do appear to be a few details which suggest the information could be faked. For example, the sheet consistently mentions “duel” aperture and pixel rather than “dual.” Similarly, the Exynos 9820’s manufacturing process is listed as 8mm rather than 8nm – a pretty significant difference. The references to “1UI” rather than One UI are also worth noting.
Nevertheless, historically reliable tipsters have suggested that the information is legit. In fact, the likes of Ice Universe, MMDDJ, Ishan Agarwal, and Max J. have all commented on the leak. This does not, however, mean it shouldn’t be taken with your usual pinch of salt.