Galaxy S10+ to be Samsung's thinnest flagship in years despite large battery

Galaxy S10+ to be Samsung's thinnest flagship in years despite large battery
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ concept renders

During the initial smartphone boom, manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple often touted the thinness of their flagship devices. Since 2015, though, device thickness has slowly increased in order to accommodate more components and bigger batteries. But with the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung could once again move towards a thinner design.

As revealed by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be Samsung’s thinnest flagship in years. More specifically, the device will measure in at just 7.79mm, making it the company’s thinnest device since 2016. 

To put this further into perspective, Samsung has produced just five flagship devices that are thinner than the upcoming Galaxy S10+. These are the Galaxy S6 (6.8mm), the S6 Edge+ (6.9mm), the regular S6 Edge (7mm), the Galaxy Note 5 (7.6mm), and the Galaxy S7 Edge (7.7mm). 

Samsung’s latest feat comes despite the presence of a large 4,000mAh battery inside the Galaxy S10+ and multiple cameras on the rear. Neither of which were found on the devices listed above. In fact, all of the aforementioned models included just one rear camera and significantly smaller batteries.

When it comes to the regular Galaxy S10 and its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S10E, it appears Samsung has also chosen to push the boundaries with thicknesses of 7.85mm and 7.94mm respectively.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The best phone of 2019, till August, when the Note 10 dropz.

2. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

No doubt. I'll buy it and use it until the beast cometh.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I thought about that, but my Note 9 will keep me good until the 10.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1262; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My note 9 will be good for a few years, but I'll probably get Note 10.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I actually plan to keep my Note 9 regardless. It's that one device I don't want to part with. My 256 gig card is in it, and it's a 512 I flat out own.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep I do wish they would stop with the how thincan we get it. Leave a litle thicker and go bigger battery

7. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah, am going for the 10+ hopefully 5G edition if its available in the uk.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I went back to my XS Max until February so that S10+ with that one ui will feel really fresh when it gets to my hands.

13. MisterX

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

F the note! Why would you want a monster phone in your pocket? Just buy a laptop..

8. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Who cares about the thickness. It's the price that will make or break any phone. I expect the prices for the S10 to be sky high. So Samsung can look fwd to another year of dismal sales.

11. wickedwilly

Posts: 747; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

For a phone packed with the latest tech, a large battery and no camera hump this will be a fine achievement. I would rather have features and better battery life over a slightly thinner phone but to have both is perfect. Take note Apple, why do you have to have a huge camera hump, when you have fewer features and small batteries

14. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

I would clearly have preferred an even larger battery!

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