The 2019 Samsung flagship series boasts of a new arrival known as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. With this premium smartphone, Samsung redefines the display of its flagship smartphones. Also, the phone comes with new killer features in all aspects ranging from punch-hole design, in-display fingerprint sensor, reverse wireless charging, and a five-camera setup including dual selfie cameras. For the records, it is the first Samsung Galaxy flagship phone with dual selfie cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Key Specs & Features
- 6.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1440 X 3040 pixels (522 ppi)
- Always On Display, HDR10+
- Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI with 12GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (USA, China, Latin America), Octa-core Exynos 9820 (EMEA)
- 128GB / 512GB / 1TB built-in storage and support memory card up to 512GB
- 12MP + 12MP + 16MP tri rear camera and 10MP + 8MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
- Fast Wireless Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 4,100mAh non removable Li-ion battery
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus establishes an upgraded version of the Infinity-O design due to the dual selfie camera sensors at its top right. Instead of taking the O shape like the Galaxy S10, the cutout takes the form of a pill. Nonetheless, it’s still called the Infinity-O display.
How this new design impacts the phone’s appearance is evident in the top and bottom reduced bezels. Physical buttons are arranged at the right and left sides of the smartphone. Volume buttons and the Bixby button are placed at the left side while the power button stays at the right.
Samsung’s inclusion of the Bixby button is questionable to an extent. Since the AI (that is Bixby) can be called to action through voice activation, a dedicated button seems unneeded. On a few occasions, the Bixby button is mistaken for the volume controller. In such cases, an attempt to reduce volume could see you prompting Bixby. Well, a little more attention should mitigate such occurrences.
To unlock the smartphone, you don’t have to move your index finger to the back anymore; instead you’ll only place your thumb at the lower third of the smartphone’s screen. That’s the advantage of the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the first smartphones to feature an HDR10+ screen. HDR10 is common to flagship phone, but HDR10+ is popular among top smart TVs. This feature is supported on a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED touchscreen balanced with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.
What’s more, the display gets a curved feel to itself for more aesthetics. Not only the display enjoys Corning Gorilla Glass protection (version 6), the phone’s back is also guarded by Gorilla Glass 5.
When talking about the big guns with the best cameras, you can’t help but think about this smartphone. There’s a total of five stunning cameras on this device – two at the front and three at the back.
Starting from the front, 10MP and 8MP shooters are left in charge of taking mind boggling selfies. While the 10MP camera attends to regular photography, the 8MP sensor infuses depth information for smart bokehs. Given the absence of the iris scanner, the selfie cameras here offer Face identification on the smartphone.
On the reverse, triple cameras are arranged horizontally in like fashion as the S10. The main shooter in this pack is the 12MP primary sensor with variable apertures of f/1.5 and f/2.4.
Right next to it is the telephoto camera with 12MP lens and 2x optical zoom to influence portrait pictures. The ultra-wide lens makes it to the Samsung Galaxy premium lineup for the first time thanks to the 16MP ultra-wide sensor.