Biggest Galaxy S10 leak yet seemingly reveals every last detail

Biggest Galaxy S10 leak yet seemingly reveals every last detail
Leaked Galaxy S10 & S10+ press renders

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 GSMArena have obtained what is claimed to be a detailed spec sheet of the lineup which seemingly 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 is impressive low-light photography. Nevertheless, a number of other improvements have also been made.

For one, Samsung has seemingly improved its Super Slow Mo video capture option. More specifically, Galaxy S10 users will reportedly be able to record a burst of 0.8s at 960fps. This might not sound like much but it should translate into a video that is 27.6 seconds long, or double the length possible with the Galaxy Note 9. Speaking of which, an option to record a shorter 0.4s (14.8 seconds) should be available to users too.

According to this leak, Galaxy S10 owners 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. In fact, it should be able to recognize up to 30 scenes, 10 of which are new. The Galaxy S10 series will bring improvements to AR Emojis and Live Focus too.

Returning to the camera specifications, all models are set to arrive equipped with a secondary 16-megapixel camera coupled with a wide-angle lens, according to this leak. Similarly, the Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+ are rumored to include a third 12-megapixel telephoto camera which supports autofocus and optical image stabilization.

Completing the camera setup will be a 10-megapixel selfie camera on all devices. According to the spec sheet, this will be the world's first selfie camera capable of 4K video recording. However, this isn't the case as there are already a variety of devices that support the feature. The Galaxy S10+ also boasts a second 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.

In the case of the Galaxy S10e, consumers can expect a compact 5.8-inch panel that boasts flat edges, a punch-hole in the top corner, and minimal bezels around the sides. A pixel density of 438 pixels-per-inch is to be expected too, thanks to the 2280 x 1080p resolution.

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 1440p which translates into an impressive 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 rather than beneath the display.

Bucketloads of storage, lots of RAM, big batteries

Moving over to the internal characteristics, the variants described aren’t the US-bound models. Instead, they are the international versions 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.

In addition to this, limited edition Galaxy S10+ model, which is made out of ceramic rather than glass, looks set to offer a whopping 1TB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM.

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. 

When it comes to the batteries, this leak points towards a 3,100mAh battery inside the Galaxy S10e. The regular model, on the other hand, will reportedly gain access to a 3,400mAh cell while the larger Galaxy S10+ is set to include a huge 4,100mAh alternative. All three models should support fast charging via USB-C in addition to wireless and reverse wireless charging support.

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+ will have the choice of two finishes dubbed Luxurious Ceramic Black and Luxurious Ceramic White.

All three devices look set to be released on March 8th in most international markets. However, a later launch of March 15th has been teased for the ceramic Galaxy S10+.

Moving on to the topic of pricing, leaks suggest that the base Galaxy S10e model will retail for around $750 in the US. The Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+ may cost $900 and $1000 respectively. In terms of the ceramic edition of the latter device, previous reports have hinted at a price tag in the region of $1500, although this remains to be confirmed.

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 "duel 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 and Max J. who have a history of accurate Samsung leaks have all commented on the matter. Roland Quandt, the source of the first Galaxy S10 press renders, has also spoken out, while Ishan Agarwal has referenced the situation too. This does not, however, mean the information shouldn’t be taken with your usual pinch of salt.



1. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The most important aspect that will determine whether I would buy or not; is it still Android? If it is, it's an immediate NO. Samsung, I'm currently an Apple user (the most lucrative customer there is) and looking for interesting and exciting operating systems and ecosystems that I could switch too. PLEASE give us consumers a better operating system than Android so we can chose from more than just Apple! You're leaving the best customers to Apple. You should be fighting for them.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4322; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apple has the market on restricted and limited OSs. Don't need another one.

12. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

We desperately need more operating systems and if they are more like iOS than Android, all the better. I don’t want another OS like android because that’d be another OS not to buy! We need more iOS like operating systems rather than more crap like android. The market is completing lacking in competition.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You have got to be kidding. More operating systems and if they are more like iOS than Android? Really? An OS that limits you an restricts you, to not only the type of development you can do, but what the OS can actually do. Which is the most restrictive OS on the planet. Apple still limits your monetization, as well as your AI endeavors, to your default settings, to your multitasking capabilities, and more. When people talk about wallgardens, then Apple is the one that wrote the book on limitations and restrictions. Please only a die hard Apple zealot would say that they would want an OS that limits them. Mrochester stick to your iOS devices, and leave the other 85% of the global mobile users wanting more than the limiting crap that Apple makes. Mrochester why are you here again? If you want iOS then buy it and get lost. Leave the real OS to the big boys. Enjoy your you OS iOS and get lost.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

s/your you OS iOS/your toy OS iOS/s

32. Vancetastic

Posts: 1761; Member since: May 17, 2017

All he did was state an opinion. Apparently, if it differs from yours, that’s a terrible thing, and he has no right to be here.

25. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Another OS will flop, it won't have apps....

29. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

We dont need another ios like s**t, sorry!

38. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You can't even check an email and have a YouTube video open at the same time on iOS. Give me a break with all the limitations please. Or am I wrong?

41. Marcwand3l

Posts: 456; Member since: May 08, 2017

We had such a OS, it was called Windows Phone, Windows 10 mobile. It failed.

5. androiduser

Posts: 514; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Of course its android, anyway it will be slow to get updates and will only get 2 years of android support, but that's 2 updates less than the pixel 4 and 1 update less than the pixel 3, which is one of the reasons I'm gonna skip it.

27. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And the Pixel 6 will still be playing catch up on software so what's your point?

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

As if any pixel is playing catch up. More like others including a fruit company always play catch up.

42. Marcwand3l

Posts: 456; Member since: May 08, 2017

Samsung's flagships get 3 years of software support(2 new major OS versions).

6. j_grouchy

Posts: 186; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

What a pointless and ridiculous question.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Samsung is no longer the only major face of Android. Samsung phones can't survive without android. Tables have turned. Their Tizen is a joke. They tried really hard but gave up. They know software is something they suck at. As for alternative to Android, forget about it. Not happening for at least for a decade more. Infact Google is creating competition for itself with Fuchasia OS. This way they don't have to face competition outside the home. And btw, why do you even assume that S10 series will come without Android? Like why? Seriously? LOL And iOS a better OS than Android? Yeah, good joke.

13. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It’s a sad world we live in when there’s no competition in the market.

34. cmdacos

Posts: 4322; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's hard to compete with an 85% global market share.

8. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

"Waiter? I'll have whatever mrochester is smoking."

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The real question is "WILL IT SELL WELL???"

15. RevolutionA

Posts: 481; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

The real question is "do we need this failing company in this world? "

33. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Yea we dont need apples failing sh*t at all.

36. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Lmao They seam to forget that apple is not doing as well also.

10. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Wow. This comment was pointless.

16. midan

Posts: 3117; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You said it very well! I really wished that WP would have made lot bigger impact in the market. We definately need more choices, but sadly it's not possible. Two players are way too big and people wouldn't buy anything else.

21. jmonteiro829

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Are you actually happy that you pay top dollar for less features using an Apple device? Also what makes you think that Apple has the best customers? To me Apple has the dumbest customers as they settle for whatever Apple tells them. "Strongest glass on a smartphone" rings a bell. Along with adding features that the Android community has had for years but Apple users think they are innovating! Give me a break!

26. RoryBreaker

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

@mrochester sounds really silly. "The most lucrative customer there is???" Dude we are talking phones here not mega yachts...chill out! IOS works for you & that's fine, for those of us that enjoy choice, customization & flexibility the majority of us are fine with Android. And as far as I'm concerned Apple doesn't have the "best customers" just the ones "best" followers!

2. alligator

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

I'm actually looking for the real price! This is deal breaker for me. 8 days left.

3. Lukelondon

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Of course it's still Android.

14. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

What a shame then. Samsung’s opportunity to attract Apple customers. Another phone release squandered. Are Apple’s customers ever going to see effective competition in the market?

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