Samsung released its Galaxy S10 phone series recently and it is amazing. One of the phones launched at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco was the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Samsung could have created a mere S10+ variant, but instead, it crammed its first 5G phone with pretty much every conceivable spec. The largest and most powerful handset Samsung has ever built, the Galaxy S10 5G’s modem might be the least intriguing part about it. Here are five reasons why you might actually want to buy one.
Its display is huge
Samsung’s first 5G smartphone is also one of the biggest it’s ever made. But despite its 6.7-inch display, Samsung’s first 5G phone only measures 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm, just 5 mm taller and 3 mm wider than the S10+. That means it has a bigger screen than the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max.
It has four rear cameras
Samsung’s S10 is the company’s first flagship phone to sport triple rear cameras, but it’s already been bested by the S10 5G. The four cameras on the back, three of which are the same as on the S10: 12MP telephoto, f/2.4, OIS, 12MP wide-angle, f/1.5-f/2.4, OIS and 16MP ultra-wide, f/2.2 It also adds a third 3D depth-sensing lens for superior portraits and AR applications. Samsung didn’t get into much detail about the camera’s capabilities.
The front camera has a time-of-flight sensor
The S10 5G has a dual camera like the S10+, but the two selfie systems are not created equal. On the S10 5G, the second camera is a 3D depth-sensing lens, which theoretically could be used for secure facial unlocking.
It has the perfect amount of RAM and storage
While you can get the S10+ with 12GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage, no human really needs those specs in a phone. Instead of jamming tons of storage and RAM in the S10 5G, however, Samsung focused on the sweet spot: 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. If that’s not enough space for you, then you’ll need to consider the 512GB S10 or 1TB S10+, because the S10 5G doesn’t have a microSD card slot to expand the storage. With unlimited cloud drives and huge leaps in onboard storage, microSD cards are becoming less crucial. Samsung is betting that 256GB of space is plenty for most people.
The battery is massive and it charges very fast
If you thought the 4,100mAh battery on the S10+ was big, the S10 5G is large. Samsung has squeezed a 4,500mAh battery inside its new phone, the largest we’ve ever seen in a Galaxy phone. You’re going to need a giant battery to handle 5G, but with the modem turned to LTE, you should be able to get nearly two days of battery life. Because it’s going to take a lot of power to fill it up.
By Damilola Faustino