After months of waiting — and near-constant leaking — Samsung has finally unveiled its new Galaxy S10 series including its more affordable and smaller Samsung Galaxy S10e. Available from March 8 for $1,199.
Samsung appears committed to providing its premium new flagship at a more affordable price, making the device more accessible in the market both here and abroad.
The device features a 5.8-inch display and lacks some of the more advanced features of the rest of the range, but doesn’t make users compromise too much.
Unlike the S10 and S10+ which feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, the S10e’s fingerprint sensor is located on the power button.
Instead of the three rear cameras, the S10e features two: a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view.
It doesn’t feature the telephoto lens but Samsung says that users will be able to shoot 4K video in HDR+.
Samsung says the screen has been certified for HDR10+ and features “Full HD+” resolution, i.e. 1080p with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The tech giant didn’t skimp on the specs by including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and Android 9 Pie software with Samsung’s One UI.
The S10e is available with expandable 128GB of storage with 6GB RAM, in Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White
Galaxy S10e is built for those who want all the premium essentials in a compact package on a flat screen.
Pricing starts at $1,199 and pre-orders begin February 21 and shipping commences March 8, 2018.
For a limited time in select markets, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a pair of Galaxy Buds for free.