The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphones including a new foldable phone called the Galaxy Fold in San Francisco, stealing the spotlight from the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Along with Galaxy Fold, Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone in three variants. Samsung also launched three wearables, including Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds.
Samsung’s groundbreaking phones would also come with a premium price-tag when they arrived in India from March, and not all buyers would be willing to invest in first generation flexible smartphones before they proved themselves.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Unpacked event started by revealing the Samsung ambitious project which was named Galaxy Fold. It was a much-anticipated smartphone with a 4.6-inch screen on the front and it can be opened up like a book to reveal a 7.3-inch foldable screen which has no gap near the folding area. Talking about cameras, the phone feature six cameras. It will come with a special edition of Google’s Android software to support its two screens. The Galaxy Fold, which uses a sophisticated hinge with interlocking gears that click into place. It will be thicker than a standard smartphone, but still small enough to sit inside a pocket.
Samsung S10 series
After the impressive demonstration of Galaxy Fold, Samsung unveiled its next iteration of flagship smartphone in four separate variants – Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ is a flagship device where we expected drastic design changes. Though Samsung provided the same design from its previous S-series smartphone, it does improve on a few things. The company is using an Infinity O display which comes with punch hole selfie cameras. While the Galaxy S10 and S10e comes with a single front camera, the S10+ sports dual front camera, and it has a circular diameter cutout or pill-shaped camera cut on the top right corner. On the back, the S10+ and S10 feature triple rear camera including telephoto and wide-angle sensor. However, the Galaxy S10e lacks telephoto camera module but includes a wide-angle sensor. There are a separate Galaxy S10 5G variants to support the next generation 5G network with download speeds up to 20 times faster than 4G.
Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
Dynamic AMOLED Display with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Samsung is always known for making the best screen for a smartphone. This time they raised it further by introducing the world’s first Dynamic AMOLED display. As the first HDR10+-certified smartphone, the display delivers vivid digital content, a wider range of colour, and a realistic picture. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display is also VDE-certified for vibrant bright colours and extraordinary contrast ratio for even deeper blacks and brighter whites. Galaxy S10’s also feature unique Infinity-O display that packs an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in-one display.
Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint – not a 2D image of it – for improved anti-spoofing. With the world’s first FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification, this next generation biometrics authentication offers vault-like security to keep your device safe.
Samsung’s flagship smartphones always excel in the camera department. It features Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture. Now, Galaxy S10 introduces a new camera technology and advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take shots and videos.
Ultra Wide Lens: Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view, as the human eye, so what you see is what’s in the frame. It can take impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even fitting the entire extended family into the photo.
Steady & High-Quality Video Recording: Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady recording with digital stabilization technology. Digital stabilization technology uses software to determine the shakes and stabilize the video. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in up to UHD quality, the rear camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+6.
AI Camera: Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU.
Wireless PowerShare: Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShares on Galaxy S10, making it possible to easily charge Qi-certified smartphones and even compatible wearable devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 can charge the second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare.
Performance: The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature. Leveraging AI-capabilities, Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently used apps faster.
Faster and smarter Wi-Fi: Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fi that allows for uninterrupted connectivity and can easily switch between Wi-Fi and LTE. Galaxy S10 also supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, making it possible for better Wi-Fi performance.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Last year Samsung unveiled Galaxy Watch, and this unpacked event Samsung introduced Galaxy Watch Active which has a smaller, sleeker aluminium design. It’s more rounded than the Galaxy Gear Sport, and also misses widely popular rotating dial. The Galaxy Watch Active gives the watch a style that’s more like a traditional watch. There’s only a 40mm size option for the Galaxy Watch Active but comes with a 5 ATM water-resistance rating, so it’ll be able to handle a dip in the pool with ease. Like most of Samsung’s wearable range, the Galaxy Watch Active is running Samsung’s proprietary Tizen operating system with One UI.