Samsung Mobile Has Officially Unveiled Galaxy fold, S10, S10e and S10+
Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated series of smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S10+, samsung Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Foldable Smartphones with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovative funk that has beset the smartphones market. But it’s far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will spark the creative renaissance the smartphone market apparently needs.
The Galaxy Fold, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26. Consumers willing to pay that hefty price will get a device that can unfold like a wallet so it can work like a traditional smartphone with a 4.6 inch screen or morph into something more like a mini-tablet with a 7.3 inch screen.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Price
- Galaxy s10+ 1TB (Unlocked) $1599.99
- Galaxy S10+ 512GB (Unlocked) $12499.99
- Galaxy S10+ 128GB (Unlocked) $999.99
- Galaxy S10 512GB (Unlocked) $1,149.99
- Galaxy s10 128GB (Unlocked) $899.99
- Galaxy S10e 256Gb (Unlocked) $849.99
- Galaxy S10e 128GB (Unlocked) $749.99
- Galaxy S10+ 1TB (Verizon) $1599.99
- Galaxy S10+ 512GB (Verizon) $1249.99
- Galaxy S10+ 128GB (Verizon) $999.99
- Galaxy S10 512GB (Verizon) $1,149.99
- Galaxy S10 128GB (Verizon) $899.99
- Galaxy S10e 256GB (Verizon) $849.99
- Galaxy S10e 128GB (Verizon) $749.99
- Galaxy S10+ 1TB (T-Mobile) $1599.99
- Galaxy S10 5G (Crown Silver, Verizon) 512GB $1399.99
- Galaxy s10 5G 256GB (Crown Silver, Verizon) 256Gb $1299.99
When fully unfolded, the device will be able to simultaneously run three different apps on the screen. “Get ready for the dawn of a new era,” declared DJ Koh, who oversees Samsung’s smartphone division. The new phone, he said, “answers skeptics who said everything has already been done.”
Samsung is hoping the Galaxy Fold will spur more people to upgrade their phones and reverse a recent slump that saw its smartphone sales fall 8 percent last year. But some analysts were skeptical.
Phones like the Galaxy Fold “are likely to sell to a very limited market of technology because people who like big screens and have big wallets,” said IDC analyst Ramon Llamas.
Samsung also released new Galaxy S10 phones that boast fancy cameras, sleek screens covering the entire front of the devices and at least 128 gigabytes of storage which is important features to consumers shopping for phones.
The new phones are able take wider-angle shots than previous models and can charge other devices, including wireless headphones and smartwatches. A fourth S10 model, due out this spring, will have faster wireless speeds through the emerging 5G cellular network.
But those improvements aren’t a big leap from the smartphones released during the past few years by Samsung, Apple and other top manufacturers. With the pace of smartphone innovation seemingly locked in baby steps, consumers are holding on to their existing devices for longer periods than they have in the past.
That’s the main reason worldwide smartphone sales dropped 4 percent last year, according to the research firm International Data Corp. Consumers’ reluctance to upgrade has been compounded by smartphone sticker shock, which the Galaxy Fold seems unlikely to alleviate.
Prices for some existing phones models have soared above $1,000. Samsung is offering a slightly smaller S10 model for $750 in an attempt to make smartphones more affordable, but the higher-end models sell for $900 and $1,000.
Two of Samsung’s new models, the S10 and the S10 Plus, are largely incremental upgrades of last year’s S9 and S9 Plus, although they are designed differently. They are about the same size as last year’s models, but will have more display space, as Samsung found additional ways to eliminate waste around the edges. As a byproduct, the top right of the display has a circle or oval cut out for the front-facing cameras.
The lowest-priced “essentials” model, the S10e, has most of the same features, but is 5 percent smaller than the S10 in volume. The S10e also lacks curved edges, a signature feature for many Samsung phones.All three S10 models will come out March 8, with pre-orders starting Thursday.
Samsung trumpeted its 10th anniversary lineup ahead of a major mobile device conference in Barcelona next week. Huawei, which is threatening to overtake Apple as the world’s second biggest seller of smartphones, has promised to use the Spain showcase to preview its own device with a foldable screen and the ability to connect to 5G networks as they become operational during the next few years.
Most Important Features
- Smart and Durable
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- Guaranteed Security
The Galaxy S10 sets new standards for security innovation, with Ultrasonic Fingerprint ID that protects access, Knox defense-grade security from the chip up and configuration capabilities that keep you in control.
- Customized for your Business
Leverage the power and flexibility of Samsung’s mobile device portfolio and business services. Our experts will work with you to custom build tailored solutions that are tuned to the needs of your business environment.
- Wireless PowerShare
Give colleagues or clients a boost when they’re low on power, or go on a business trip without half a dozen different chargers. Simply place your earbuds, smartwatch or smartphone—even one that isn’t Samsung—on the back of your Galaxy S10 to transfer your battery’s charge.
- Intelligent Daily Routines
Learning from the way you work, the Galaxy S10 monitors apps in the background to optimize how they serve you. Bixby anticipates what you need before you need it, you to your set routines, and maybe even recommending a new one. Observant, helpful intelligence that helps maximize your work day.
- High Performance Battery Life
With the Galaxy S10 for business, you get our most intelligent battery yet, designed to keep you working longer. Using machine learning, the Galaxy S10 tracks your habits, intuitively monitoring when you need battery life the most, and loading what you need and closing what you don’t to drive performance.
- Expandable Storage
Choose from the standard 128GB storage with options up to 1TB, all of which can be expanded up to 512GB more with a MicroSD Card.
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- High RAM Acceleration
Accelerate your mobile performance with the Galaxy S10’s RAM Up to 12GB of RAM (Galaxy S10+) allows you to multitask quickly and effortlessly.
- Water Resistant: water resistent phonesConquer the elements with the Galaxy S10 for business With an IP68 Rating, the Galaxy S10 is water and dust resistant so your team can use it worry-free.
- Fast Wireless Charging: Avoid the wires and power up quickly by placing your phone on a Fast Wireless Charger.