Samsung confirms several key Galaxy S10 features in official teaser videos

Samsung confirms several key Galaxy S10 features in official teaser videos
Samsung is ramping up the hype for that February 20 Unpacked event that would be highly anticipated by the entire mobile industry... if we didn't already know everything the company is planning to unveil in San Francisco. 

Of course, it never hurts to hear from an official source that the Galaxy Fold (or Galaxy F, or Galaxy Flex) is indeed coming next week, along with a more mainstream Galaxy S10 family cryptically teased on YouTube by the tech giant's Vietnamese branch.

Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner




While terribly brief and mysterious, three fresh promotional videos seem to corroborate new and old rumors regarding key Galaxy S10 features. First, the in-display fingerprint scanner we've known about for several months now. Interestingly, the title and description of the otherwise generic clip specifically mention "ultrasound" technology, essentially confirming Samsung will be able to adopt a faster, more accurate method of "invisible" fingerprint recognition than many of its Android device-making rivals.

Reverse wireless charging


Apart from ultrasonic in-screen biometric authentication functionality, these teaser videos suggest the battery and cameras will also be crucial selling points of the S10 and S10+. As a side note, the lower-end, lower-cost Galaxy S10e is expected to come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which might be a big strategic error on Samsung's part.


Front-facing camera with OIS and 4K video recording


Back to the battery and imaging features seemingly confirmed in Vietnam, these have actually been rumored not that long ago. The Galaxy S10 will apparently allow you to "share impressive wireless batteries", a characteristic otherwise known as reverse wireless charging, while sporting a "4K camera with professional vibration." That would have been a slightly harder nut to crack were it not for recent gossip of top-notch selfie camera prowess including 4K video recording abilities and optical image stabilization. Pretty exciting stuff, but does Samsung have anything else up its sleeve?

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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 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
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

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18 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

You guy's are going to love the S10. Samsung hit it out of the park with this one! Having had the S10+ in my hands it's the best phone not out yet!

3. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

How would you rate the camera? Is it better than the Pixel 3, or Huawei P20 Pro/Mate 20 Pro?

5. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I really doubt its gonna be better than the pixel 3 sadly, imagine how good the pixel 4 camera will be.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'd say slightly better than the pixel and I cannot compare to the p20 as I have not spent any time with that device. Also remember I was working with pre-production software as well.

15. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Based on some samples, the S10 night sight will hit the competition strong.Ois 4k front camera too.This S10 will be a killer.

4. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

No you don't, do you really? Also to me it seems like a small upgrade over the s9, is it? How's the performance on it? Idk if its worth getting it over the pixel 4 considering its a Samsung phone and they are the worst in performance, and are slow to get updates, the pixel 4 has stock android, gets day 1 updates and 3 years of update support, that's 1 more year than the s10 but it will actually get 2 more updates since it will launch with android q while the s10 will launch with android p. Oh and the s10 won't have ufs 3.0 and ddr5 ram, I don't know if the pixel 4 will have ddr5 ram but I feel like it will have ufs 3.0 since its gonna be launched at the end of the year and even the oneplus 7 has it.

8. lee480 unregistered

Yes. Nothing revolutionary compared to other flagships. If Mate 20 Pro price drops further it will be a better deal than the S10 plus anytime.

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 469; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...considering its a Samsung phone and they are the worst in performance..." LMAO! Says who? "...the pixel 4 has stock android..." And? Stock is boring & I have out performed many of Pixel 3/XL's on my almost 2 year old Note 8. As for the rest of your comment, the Pixel comes out more than 6 months after the Galaxy S so our should be better since it had a head start.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sounds great, but i am waitimg on the note 10.

2. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

They shrunk the bezels so it's worth considering for myself. Although I am not a fan of the software or the software bugs that come with it.

6. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Same, I want to wait for the pixel 4 and essential phone 2, I'd get the oneplus 7 but its huge so I'll skip it

10. pimpin83z

Posts: 469; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Expound on software bugs.

14. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

Some of the issues I had with my S8 was I couldn't play music with phone in my pocket or it would skip songs as I jogged. It would overheat in my pocket for no apparent reason. It would turn on on its own draining the battery. The charging port went to crap a few months after so I needed to replace the unit. Coming from an oppo vivo one plus user where build quality is excellent and software wasn't as trouble some i expected more.

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 469; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Overheating, power cycling & battery drain are all hardware issues which are indicative of a bad unit, not software bugs.

18. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

I believe it was a combination of both.

11. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I think software bugs comes with Pixels and iPhones. Did they?

7. Krazyass69

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 09, 2019

They always make phones that are truly worth the money unlike the other overpriced garbage who makes people pay extra for a dongle and fast charger and yet nothing justifies a 1000 dollar price tag on what it offers.

13. Knownhost

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

The MSRP is 1,000 dollars, but no one pays that price and receives just the phone. It is either bundled with other merchandise or sold at a discount. On Black Friday 2018, I bought the Note 9 for 599. Today, you can find it for about 700 dollars with no bundles. Compare that to other 1000 dollar phones.

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