Biggest Galaxy S10 leak yet seemingly reveals every last detail
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
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.
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
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+.
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.