Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series smartphones may pack a lot of features… but there’s one feature that most of them don’t support: 5G wireless networks.

That makes sense, since those networks are just now starting to come online. But if you do live in an area with 5G coverage, you might want a 5G-ready phone… and Samsung’s got you covered there with the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

Not only does it support the new networking standard. It’s also bigger than other 10 series phones, has a larger battery, and has an additional depth-sensing camera. It also comes with a 25 watt fast charger.


The Galaxy S10 5G features a 6.7 inch, quad HD+ curved Dynamic AMOLED display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage (but no microSD card slot. It packs the same 7nm octa-core processor as other S10 series phones.

On the front of the phone, there are two cameras in a hole-punch cut-out in the screen:

  • 10nm selfie camera with 80 degree wide angle lens, with dual-pixel autofocus
  • 3D depth-sensing hQVGA camera

The back has a quadruple-camera system:

  • 12MP camera with dual pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization
  • 16MP ultra-wide camera
  • 12MP telephoto lens
  • 3D hQVGA depth camera

Samsung says the rear camera system supports 0.5X to 2X optical zoom or up to 10X digital zoom, and the depth-sensing camera allows you to apply effects including real-time background blur while shooting video.

The other thing that sets this phone apart from its siblings is the large 4,500 mAh battery which helps power the bigger display and the 5G modem. And while the hallmark feature is clearly the 5G capability, you can also use the Galaxy S10 5G on 4G LTE networks — it has LTE Cat. 20 support with theoretical download speeds as high as 2 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Samsung hasn’t announced the price or release date for this model yet.

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3 replies on “Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has 6 cameras, a big screen, and a big battery”

  1. It’s big to accommodate a big battery and it needs a big battery because of 5G.
    5G is not something you wanna touch in the first couple of years, it needs to mature before it’s truly ready.
    Ofc this device will be at least 1.2k$ so it’s not really of any relevance.

  2. This looks like a solid upgrade over the SGS7, S8 and S9 phones. It’s definitely making the Huawei phones look like expensive toys, and the iPhone’s look outdated.

    However, from a usability point, its still annoying to have the device get longer, curvier on the sides, slipperier, more fragile, with a monospeaker and lack of good DAC. Plus they used a weak sensor (and no OIS) for the 125′ Wide-angle camera, but wasted a better sensor and OIS on just the Bokeh/telephoto lens. Even Google can pull off one of the best Bokeh effects with just smart algorithms. I don’t see why Samsung couldn’t pull the same design with a 16:9 aspect ratio (instead of 19:9) for a more compact mobile device. Or if they couldn’t squeeze in a second earpiece/speaker at the bottom bezel. Or both!

    1. I agree, Samsung needs to concentrate more on making their phones easier to hold. I’ve owned the Note 1, 2, 3, and 4. Then the S7, S8, and S9+. I think their phones became much more slippery, and harder to hold firmly around the time of the S7, and became worse with the S8 and S9.

      But I don’t believe the lack of OIS on the wide-angle camera was a mistake. That is actually a good choice (if they do indeed need to pick one over the other, even for cost cutting). If you think about it, a shaky hand will have less effect on a wide angle picture, as 1-degree of motion will result in a smaller “smear” on the screen, compared to a telephoto lens, in which the same amount of motion could result in smearing 2x or 3x larger.

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