Every spring, Samsung releases an upgraded version of its famed Galaxy S line. This year, the company went about it a little different. Instead of introducing two new models, it introduced three: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e.

There's a lot to discuss regarding Samsung's newest devices, from their gorgeous designs to their in-display fingerprint sensors. Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy S10.

The latest Galaxy S10 news

The Galaxy S10 5G launches in the US and it is not cheap

You can now buy the Galaxy S10 5G in the US. The long-awaited release has been anticipated since Samsung unveiled the next-gen smartphone at its February Galaxy S10 event. The S10 5G is just exactly as its sounds: a 5G variant of the S10 line with a few upgraded features like the bigger 6.7-inch display and four-camera system.

Then there's the 5G connection that promises to jump on the ultra-fast 5G networks carries are building up. However, keep in mind that carriers are still in the process of rolling out 5G. If you live in a smaller city, chances are you won't be able to take advantage of the faster network any time soon.

The Galaxy S10 5G will be available through Verizon and will start at $1,299 for the 256GB variant and $1,399 for the upgraded 512GB model. Getting it on an installment plan drops down the price to $54 and $58 a month over 24 months.

That is not cheap by any standard, but it is the price of adopting a new technology. You want in on 5G, you are going to have to pay for it.

The Galaxy S10 5G should launch on May 16

We've heard rumors that the Galaxy S10 5G will launch in the US with Verizon in Q2, and the latest leak from AndroidHeadlines suggests that May 16 will be the day.

Previous rumors have suggested that May 16 would be the day and the date shown on the front of this render further reinforces this date. Other reports point towards April 18 as the day when pre-orders will open.

The Galaxy S10 5G is already available in South Korea, and we're expecting that Verizon's exclusive over the new phone will only last a few weeks with the phone set to launch withT-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T later in Q2.

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Galaxy S10 review

Missed our review of the Galaxy S10?

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S10, we were excited to take the company's newest devices for a spin. Turns out, our excitement for the Galaxy S10 was warranted, because the device is everything we wanted and more.

Find out why we love the Galaxy S10 so much in our review.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 price and release date

The Galaxy S10 starts at $900, while the Galaxy S10+ retails for $1,000. The Galaxy S10e is a little more affordable at $750. Prices vary depending on how much internal storage you want.

The Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e come in Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green, and Flamingo Pink. You can also pickup the Galaxy S10+ in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White, and the Galaxy S10e in Canary Yellow.

All three devices are available now.

Galaxy S10

Galaxy S10+

Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10 comes in three versions

They say two heads are better than one. Samsung decided to shuck convention and introduce a three-headed monster with the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e.

It essentially works like this: the Galaxy S10 is for everyone; the Galaxy S10+ is for diehard Samsung fans; and the Galaxy S10e is for someone who is looking to get acquainted with what Samsung has to offer.

The approach is similar to what Apple did last year with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Each of Samsung has plenty to offer, but they're aimed at different crowds.

What's great about there being three models is consumers have more choice than ever. You can go all out and get the Galaxy S10+ or take a more measured approach and get the Galaxy S10.

There's also the Galaxy S10 5G

If you want to prepare for the inevitable 5G future, Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G is for you.

The Galaxy S10 5G features an enormous 6.7-inch display, 4,500mAh battery, 25W Super Fast Charging, and support for 5G networks, making it Samsung's most advanced Galaxy S device ever.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 5G features 3D depth camera on the front and back for a more enhanced augmented reality (AR) experience.

The Galaxy S10 5G is rumored to launch on Verizon on May 16.

Galaxy S10 specs

As expected, Samsung's Galaxy S10 line features some of the best specs on the market. Below is a breakdown of each device.

Category Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S10 5G
Operating System Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.1
Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.1
Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.1
Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.1 | Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.1
Display 5.8-inch AMOLED
2280x1080 (19:9)
6.1-inch AMOLED
3040x1440 (19:9)
6.4-inch AMOLED
3040x1440 (19:9)
6.7-inch AMOLED
3040x1440 (19:9)
Processor Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos 9820 Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos 9820 Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos 9820 Snapdragon 855
Memory 6/8GB 8GB 8/12GB 8GB
Storage 128/256GB 128/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB 256GB
Expandable storage microSD microSD microSD No
Primary rear camera 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4
Telephoto rear camera N/A 12MP, OIS, f/2.4 12MP. OIS, f/2.4 12MP, OIS, f/2.4
Ultrawide rear camera 16MP, f/2.2 16MP, f/2.2 16MP, f/2.2 16MP, f/2.2
Front camera 10MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel AF 10MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel AF 10MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel AF 10MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel AF
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, 2Gbps (Cat20) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE Wi-Fi 6, 2Gbps (Cat20) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE Wi-Fi 6, 2Gbps (Cat20) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE 5G NR, 2Gbps (Cat20) LTE, Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Audio Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Battery 3100mAh 3400mAh 4100mAh 4500mAh
Water Resistance IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Security Side fingerprint sensor
Face recognition
Side fingerprint sensor
Face recognition
Side fingerprint sensor
Face recognition
Side fingerprint sensor
Face recognition
Dimensions 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm
150 g
149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm
157 g
157.6 x 74.1 x 7.4mm
175 g (Ceramic: 198g)
TBD
Colors Flamingo Pink, Prism Blue, Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Green (global) Flamingo Pink, Prism Blue, Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Green (global) Flamingo Pink, Prism Blue, Prism Black Prism White, Prism Green (global) TBD

Galaxy S10 design

One of the biggest selling points of the Galaxy S10 is its revamped design. While it features the same all-glass design of the Galaxy S9, it introduces a few changes.

First, the Galaxy S10 features an Infinity-O display, so instead of a notch, there's a small hole punch in the upper right-hand corner where the front-facing camera lives.

Samsung's approach isn't as distracting as the notched displays we've seen over the past several months, but there's still a hole in the screen, which is particularly noticeable when watching video.

Another change Samsung made this year was to the fingerprint sensor. Instead of one on the rear, Samsung placed a fingerprint sensor beneath the display, similar to what we saw on the OnePlus 6T.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ use Qualcomm's ultrasonic technology, which the company says creates a 3D model of your fingerprint.

Note: A recent report demonstrated the Galaxy S10's fingerprint sensor can be fooled by a 3D printed fingerprint.

These two features set the Galaxy S10 apart from other Android devices—but they also make Samsung's devices expensive, as we mentioned above.

Samsung Galaxy S10 accessories

Unless you're a maniac, you're going to want to pickup protection for the Galaxy S10. One wrong drop and the all-glass design will shatter into a million pieces. Luckily, we have some recommendations for you to check out.

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