Galaxy S10 specs, prices and release dates tipped, 5G 'X' model may flaunt 5000 mAh battery

Galaxy S10 specs, prices and release dates tipped, 5G 'X' model may flaunt 5000 mAh battery

TL;DR
The top-shelf Galaxy S10 5G model may be called S10 X (for eXperience or eXpand) and is detailed as follows:

  • 6.7" Super AMOLED display
  • 4 rear cameras and 2 front cameras
  • 10/12 GB RAM
  • 512 GB/1 TB storage options
  • Exynos 5100 5G modem
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • March 29 release
  • $1400-$1600 price tag

Samsung will release the 5G model of the Galaxy S10 in Korea with the "X" moniker on March 29, claims local media today, and at a starting price of about $1424 in local currency. The Galaxy S10 E, S10 and S10+, on the other hand, will be released on March 8 there, starting at about $700 for the cheapest model.

How is the double difference in price between the least expensive S10 E and the most expensive S10 X 5G justified? Well, the Korean publication reiterates that we will have six cameras in total on the 5G model - four at the back and two in the front - as well as 10GB RAM and up to 1TB storage.

So far so good, we've heard such jaw-dropping specs mentioned before but what caught our attention was the eventual 5000 mAh battery capacity listed in this latest rumor installment for the Galaxy S10 X. That's way more than the rumored 4000 mAh piece in the S10+ and would be the largest battery Samsung has placed in a flagship, but then again the model has to cope with connecting to a 5G network and will sport the largest, 6.7" display, in the upcoming Galaxy S10 model family.

The other new bits of info about the most souped-up and most expensive Galaxy S10 model is that it will sport Samsung's new Exynos 5100 5G modem on the hardware side (what else). When it comes to software features, the S10 X might adopt something called "Life pattern" (working title) that learns and seamlessly adapts to your usage style, trying to automate everyday tasks you do with your phone. 

As to why only in South Korea at? Well, that country is shaping up to employ 5G on a national scale first in March, hence the Galaxy S10 X exclusivity there. Fret not, though, this puppy will be coming to the good ol' USA before long, too.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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34 Comments

1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The price madness continues. No phone is worth 1400USD even though I am sure that Samsung will offer excellent hardware. Not sure if buying 5G will make sense this year. Limited network availability and very high phone prices and I don’t see the emmediate advantage of 5G over LTE under the condition that you live in an area with good to very good LTE coverage.

6. middlehead

Posts: 467; Member since: May 12, 2014

I'm sure buying 5G won't be worth it this year. Or next year. It took years for LTE to be worth it, it's going to take years for whatever 5G's code name is to be worth it.

31. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Better off buying a Moto Z3 with the 5G mod. Glad I have one as my backup phone.

19. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

This gon sell like 7 units.

32. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wow coming from an isheep! Go and feed your dirty daddy

27. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

My $900 Note 8 dropped about 16 to 18 inches onto concrete and the whole front screen cracked. It was devastating to see $900 shatter so easily. I wouldn't want to carry a similarly fragile $1,400 object with me. Just not worth it for a phone that fails and/or gets replaced every year or two.

33. Marcwand3l

Posts: 456; Member since: May 08, 2017

At least it's the first 5G phone on the market. And I'm sure that it's price will go do in time.

2. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Thanks to Huawei und Co Samsung finally decided to install larger batteries in their devices too! My guess is that without those competitors Samsung would still be releasing super thin devices with super tiny batteries...

3. OneLove123

Posts: 1259; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

$1600 ain’t bad for 1tb.

8. middlehead

Posts: 467; Member since: May 12, 2014

1600 is awful for ANY phone with ANY capacity. You need to reevaluate your spending habits.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Why are you worried about how he spends his money? If he has the disposable income to spend on a phone like this, what do you care?

20. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Why are you so salty?

23. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Because salt is delicious. Deal with it.

24. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Gee, I don’t know. Rebutting someone who is the one complaining about someone else’s spending habits is salt? Value is subjective relative to our own disposable income. What might seem far fetched and out of our reach; is perfectly reasonable and within reason for someone else. This is why we have different phone tiers for different budgets. If I do plan on getting something, it will be the less expensive S10+

26. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Thank you for that. Agreed 100%. I generally buy the Note series, if I was in the market for the S, I would also get the lowest priced S10+.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

LOL at paying $1400 for a phone that will be obsolete after 12 months, and stopped being supported after 24 months.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you really think a phone like this will be obsolete after 12 months, you're brainwashed like so many others. Just because a new version comes out, it doesn't make the previous version obsolete. Also, these phones are being supported for 36 months, not 24. They get OS updates for 24 months. That being said, I wouldn't spend $1400 on a phone either. Just not worth it.

29. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The laptop I bought 8 years ago still receives software updates from Microsoft (full disclosure: I did buy a license for Windows 8, back when a free upgrade to 10 was offered). I paid ~$1400 because it was a higher end gaming laptop. I'd like to see what the S10 is like after 8 years. Either way, my comment still stands. Samsung will mostly forget about this phone after the next generation of S comes out. Security updates will be less frequent compared to the newest version and OS updates will lag months behind the latest phones.

30. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You're comparing a laptop to a phone. That's your first mistake because one is clearly made to last a lot longer than the other. Also, your second point doesn't stand because every generation of S has received an OS update after the next one came out, so they clearly weren't forgotten (even though, admittedly, they were put on the backburner).

15. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It will be obsolete after 6 months after Note release.

5. Whitedot

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Go home you drunk !

10. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Holly cow! $1500 for a phone? that's insane.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Hope the larger battery isn't to offset 5g having more power draw, first generation LTE devices were HORRIBLE.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will pass on the 5G for the S series but may be worth it for the Note 10...

13. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Oh my... $1.5k for a phone... If you consider this phone for the 4 cameras on the back, you get better value for money buying a DSLR camera

17. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Wrong comparison. Even if dslr sensor is better, you can't play music, browse internet, store office files, make text and calls, play games or organize schedules in your dslr. Most casual users don't care owning a dslr, people buy phones for the over-all usage.

14. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

This is ridiculous! Only apple can charge more than $1000. Android just sticks to $699. They’re all garbage. Apple is the only premium phone ever.

21. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

They can charge 1000 dollars but just like every S series phone, it'll be selling for 500 within a year.

16. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Were getting to that point where you need to own your phone for 3 years to get the use of $1000+

22. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

why would anyone buy that when the technology won't be up and perfected til 2025? NEXT !

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