Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e were launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event, which began at 12.30am IST on Thursday, February 21, 2019 (11am PT, Wednesday, February 20). The South Korean consumer electronics giant also announced that the company has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones. Samsung also showed off the Galaxy S10 5G, a variant of the company's flagship smartphone that supports 5G, which will launch later this year. Samsung also launched three wearables during this event. These are the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds.
Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications
The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's phone with a folding display. The smartphone has two displays, an exterior 4.6-inch display and an interior 7.3-inch display. The Galaxy Fold supports three-app multitasking. The company claims that WhatsApp, Microsoft Office, and Facebook are among the apps that are optimised for the folding display. The Galaxy Fold has a 7nm processor and 12GB RAM. It has 512GB onboard storage and support for universal flash storage 3.0, Samsung claimed. The smartphone has numerous software tweaks to make the folding display work with Android 9 Pie, with Samsung's OneUI on top.
Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch QHD+ Infinity-O Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display supports HDR10+ and reduces blue light too. The smartphone is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in some regions or the Exynos 9820 processor in others. The dual-SIM smartphone has 8GB RAM and two storage variants - 128GB and 512GB, apart from support for expandable storage. The smartphone has a triple rear camera setup -- featuring a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens camera. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has a 10-megapixel selfie camera too. The Galaxy S10 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a 3,400mAh battery. The Galaxy S10 has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. This smartphone has Android 9 Pie with Samsung's One UI on top. The smartphone supports reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a larger 6.4-inch display, a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has the same processor as the S10. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in some regions or the Exynos 9820 in others. The display supports HDR10+ and reduces blue light too. The Galaxy S10+ has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone has an 8GB RAM variant along with a 12GB RAM variant. It has three storage variants -- 128GB, 512GB, and 1TB -- with expandable storage support. The S10+ has a triple rear camera which are the same as the S10. The front camera setup on the S10+ is different. It has two front cameras and is powered by a 4,100mAh battery. The smartphone supports reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S10e specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch Infinity-O Display and will be available with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The smartphone will sport either a Snapdragon 855 or an Exynos 9820 SoC. The Galaxy S10e features a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 16-megapixel fixed focus sensor on the back. On the front, the Galaxy S10e has a single front camera, which is the same as that on the Galaxy S10. This Galaxy S10e will feature two storage variants -- 128GB and 512GB -- along with microSD card support for expandable storage. This smartphone has a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the back and not the in-display fingerprint sensor seen on the other two S10 smartphones. The Galaxy S10e has a 3,100mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e price in India
Samsung Galaxy S10 price starts at $899.99 (roughly Rs. 64,190), Galaxy S10+ price starts at $999.99 (roughly Rs. 71,320), and Galaxy S10e price starts at $749.99 (roughly Rs. 53,490). Samsung might announce the price of these three phones during the event. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980 (roughly Rs. 1.41 lakhs) in the US and it's going to be available from April 26.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Fit e, and Galaxy Buds
Samsung has also launched a few wearables along with its smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a smartwatch that can track blood pressure, activity, heart rate, sleep, and also your stress level. It has automatic workout detection, supports 39 activities, and is compatible with Android and iOS. The Galaxy Watch Active price is $199 (roughly Rs. 14,190).
The Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are activity trackers that support notifications too. The two wearables are water resistant up to 5ATM. These two wearables also support automatic workout detection and are geared towards those who don't want to wear a big smartwatch and prefer a sleek form factor. The Galaxy Fit's price starts at $99 (roughly Rs. 7,000).
The Samsung Galaxy Buds are a pair of truly wireless in-ear headphones with a battery life of up to six hours. This pair of headphones come with their own charging case and it can be charged via the USB Type-C port or wirelessly. The Galaxy Buds are priced at $130 (roughly Rs. 9,300).
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