Samsung has on three occasions (Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S9 Plus) released a Plus variant of the standard Galaxy S devices and 2019 gives us the fourth edition, the Galaxy S10 Plus.
This is the second-most-advanced variant in the S10 series after the Galaxy S10 5G model and like others before it, the Galaxy S10 Plus represents the epitome of the company’s smartphone innovation by packing premium specs and features live up to the hype. The Infinity O display is the standout feature, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
To make it really stand out from the crowd, Samsung has included a tri-lens camera on the back, a dual-lens selfie shooter, a massive 4000mAh battery that supports reverse wireless charging that we saw earlier in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and to ice the cake, you get a massive 6.4-inch Curved Dynamic AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner and up to 12GB RAM and 1TB of expandable internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs
- 6.4-inch 19:9 QHD+ (3040×1440) Curved Dynamic AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor
- 8GB or 12GB RAM
- 128GB, 512GB or 1TB expandable storage, up to 512GB
- Tri-lens main camera: 12MP (OIS, Dual Pixel AF, f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture) + 12MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, Dual Pixel AF) + 16MP (ultra wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture)
- Dual-lens selfie camera: 10MP (f/1.9, Dual Pixel AF) + 8MP (RGB depth sensor, f/2.2 aperture)
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 9 Pie with One UI
- Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, fast wired and wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, Wi-Fi 6, IP68 dust and water resistance, AR Emoji, in-display fingerprint scanner, face recognition, heart rate sensor, etc.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is in many ways identical to the Galaxy S10. In fact, apart from the screen size, battery capacity and the second lens on the front-facing camera, these two are one and the same phone.
The specs sheet above says it all – that the S10 Plus is one of the premium-most handsets you’ll see this year. The company put lots of emphasis on the camera and indeed, the handset is the real deal in matters of photography. Of course, this matter is subject to debate.
The fact that you can expand the available storage by up to half a terabyte is just amazing. Samsung also managed to keep the 3.5mm audio jack and USB-C port, a combination that has become rare these days. If you want the 12GB RAM variant, though, note that it’s limited to the Ceramic edition.
One little tweak that Samsung has included in the S10 Plus is the ability to remap the Bixby button out of the box. This means you can use it to summon the Google Assistant or any other app/action you prefer. The Galaxy S10 Plus also includes support for Adobe Premiere Rush for superior photo editing tools.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is already available for purchase in the U.S., UK, India and a host of other countries across the globe following its March 8th release. Here is a summary of the pricing details and where to buy the Galaxy S10 Plus in these major markets.
|Region||Price||Where to buy|
|USA||$1000 (8/128GB) | $1100 (8/512GB) | $1200 (1TB)||Samsung website, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, Best Buy|
|UK||£899 (8/128GB) | £1099 (8/512GB) | £1399||Samsung store, EE, O2, Three, Sky Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile|
|Europe||€999 (8/128GB) | €1249 (8/512GB) | €1599 (12GB/1TB)||Amazon and other local Samsung partners|
|India||INR 73,900 (8/128GB) | INR 91,900 (8/512GB) | INR 117,900 (12GB/1TB)||Samsung store|
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