Samsung Galaxy S10e leaks out in full

Samsung Galaxy S10e leaks out in full
The Samsung Galaxy S10e, the most affordable in the family of upcoming S10 phones by Samsung, has now leaked out in both real-life hands-on pictures and in high-res photos weeks before the official reveal.

The high-res renderings come from one of the most reliable leaksters out there, Rolandt Quandt of, while the hands-on photos show a prototype S10e from an anonymous source. Combine them together and you get a very comprehensive picture of what the Galaxy S10e will actually look like.

So here is a round-up: all leaks agree that the Galaxy S10e will be the most affordable among the new S10 phones, much like the iPhone XR stands to the XS series. The main stand-out features of the S10e will be a flat display which appears to have slightly larger bezels, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button on the side, and a dual rear camera. The more expensive S10 and S10 Plus, on the other hand, will feature curved screens, fingerprint scanner embedded inside the screen and a triple camera system.

The Galaxy S10e will be offered in the same three colors like the S10 and S10 Plus: a white, green and black model.

Galaxy S10e, front:

Galaxy S10e, back:

S10 Models At a Glance

Another 5G S10 model is rumored too, but that one shapes up to be a super premium, limited edition phone that could cost ~$1,500

So how does the Galaxy S10e compare against the flagship S10 and S10 Plus models?

There will be a noticeable difference in the price, but at the fundamental level, all three phones will share the same Snapdragon 855 processor and the base models of all three phones will feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This ample amount of storage is great news and it will be one competitive advantage Samsung will hold over iPhones that offer only 64GB of on-board storage, with no option to expand that.

So far, the leaked photos reveal a Galaxy S10e with two cameras, a main one with variable aperture (f/2.4 during the day and f/1.5 at night, similar to S9 and Note 9) and a secondary telephoto camera for portraits. The Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, on the other hand, will feature a triple-camera system with the third one being an ultra-wide angle camera that will cover a wide, 123-degree field of view. Up front, the S10e and the S10 will have single punch-hole cameras for selfies, while the S10 Plus will feature dual front cameras with the secondary one allowing the phone to capture wide-angle group selfies.

The other big difference will be in the screen and battery sizes. The S10e will have the tiniest battery at 3,100mAh, while the S10 will up the ante to a 3,400mAh battery size and the S10 Plus will have the largest battery at an impressive 4,100mAh capacity.


Real-life Galaxy S10e Photos

And if you are not still convinced that the Galaxy S10e will indeed look like the images above, someone in China photographed a prototype Galaxy S10e that they had and it looks exactly like the renderings.

The only thing that is more striking in these hands-on pictures is how big the selfie camera looks on the S10e compared to the renderings.

You can also see that Samsung has definitely settled on the S10e name and all previous rumors about this being called an S10 Lite should probably be put to rest. After all, it does not make much sense for Samsung to name a premium phone that costs more than $700 a "Lite" edition, and the phone itself has top-tier processor and cameras, so it would not fit well in a "Lite" brand name.

So... what do you think about the Galaxy S10e?

Do you think Samsung's version of the iPhone XR will be successful? Would you be willing to save $250 dollars to get this model rather than the higher-end S10 and S10 Plus?

Related phones

Galaxy S10e
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. pecapello

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

The chin doesn't look that bad at all... but if it was symmetrical it would be a better looking phone for sure

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1077; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yeah, I don't mind the chin either. I would actually say that, thankfully, the bezels overall look noticeably smaller than on the iPhone XR.

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Why don't you mind the chin Victor? If it was on iPhone would you mind? I actually mind this ugly looking asymmetrical bezel design. This is 2019. If cheap Chinese phones can do it why can't Samsung do a nice refined design...?

29. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Piyath are you angry because you are trying to make your iPhone XR look better than this device, which costs roughly the same price as this S10e. Yet this device has the latest SD 855 SoC, with faster AI, and GPU. Not to mention it has double the RAM and Storage compared to your XR. Plus it has dual rear camera compared to only the one on the XR, the S10e will support 4k video live HDR, which no iPhone currently supports. The display on this S10e is AMOLED and has a higher resolution than the low resolution XR LCD display. Also the S10e has USB-C, and it even supports 4k video out of its port. No iPhone supports that, yet. Do I dare say the iPhone XR is overpriced. Oh yes, I do.

36. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Asymmetry is on iPhone piyath. Adding a uni-brow to the bezel in the form of a big notch also wrecks perfect symmetry...

17. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

They should put HOLE slightly to the right for symmetry.

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Bruh, enough with the chins and the foreheads. They've gotten so small, it's tickytack to even talk about them

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This design is soooo ugly looking with that asymmetrical hole in the display. This is essentially a 2017 smartphone design now, nothing new here. Also the display colors look dull and there is a clear chin on the bottom. Why can't they still figure out a way to avoid that if Apple could do it in 2017? LOL

19. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

You sound awfully mad at something you're not even going to buy. You need to complain why apple is still using essentially a 2017 design as well. I also wouldn't worry about the display since it will probaly be the best display on the market again. The chin is not a problem since it doesn't protrude in the display; i feel like that was something apple fans complain about because majority of the people are flaming the notch.

26. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you're really ignorant enough to think that you can tell what the display colors look like while looking at the device on another device, you really just need to stop talking tech. You can't be that dumb.

37. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

And the funny thing is, he's most likely viewing it on his iPhone.

35. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

piyath, you can't afford the S10e anyway, don't be so jealous.

38. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

they are dull because you're looking at it on a cheap iphone display.. upgrade your display tech fool

3. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ugly Pink display

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If the display looks pink to you, it's clearly whatever garbage phone you're using causing it. You should return it.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

TRUE. There is an awkward hue in this display. I can't tell what color though but it's definitely there. It's looking very dull and white balance seems way off unlike iPhone's displays.

20. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

You're judging a phones display by looking at the garbage display in your hand, Funny ain't it? If you believe that's how the display going to look in real life you're even stupider than I thought.

4. kotan24

Posts: 312; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I wonder what the PPI or resolution would be on the S10e screen.

25. LAgurl

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

@Donone41 garage display my Azz , note 9 here and just used my moms iphone Xs max and it does look pinkish , same with my dads motorola phone. It looks pinkish on all 3 phones so dont assume and talk shyte about the phones we have because u know nothing! Hopefully it doesnt look like that in real life! Because my note 9 sure as hell doesnt look pinkish .

33. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

I'm not sure what you're arguing against, re-write your essay and come again.

5. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The battery is the biggest drawback. Actually, the only drawback. I'm sure sammy did this by design. Even if they put in a 3500-3700 it would be SO MUCH better

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1077; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yep, the small battery definitely looks like the biggest downside of the S10e. Strange because the iPhone XR actually has outstanding battery life.

22. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

This has a bigger batter than the Xr doesn't it? Plus the new chip, smaller display and optimize software will have this thing going like a Energizer bunny.

31. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Bigger Battery than the XR yes, but the difference is the screen tech. Samsungs S10e will use OLED vs the XR using LCD. look at the battery tests comparing the XR to the XS MAX.

34. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

The Xs max have a higher resolution display than the Xr's, hence the reason it was shorter interms of battery stamina.

30. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The SD 855 is more efficient than its predecessor. Plus if they go with LPDDR4X ram instead of LPDDR4 ram, then there is a huge savings in power consumption as well. Especially when LPDDR4X operates at 0.6 volts compared to 1.1 volts for the non Compete ram. Remember Victor who supplies most of the ram to OEMs. It is Samsung.

32. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

I'm not sure what you're arguing against. Re-write your essay and come again.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Does anyone know what phone is the one in the comparison picture ? I am interested in order to do a size estimate of the S10e. It looks very compact, even smaller than iPhone X/S.

18. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Mi8 lite?

23. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I actually think it's an Asus Zenfone 5.

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