Last week, Sony Singapore introduces its latest smartphone to the Singapore market – Xperia 5 II.
The Xperia 5 II sports triple camera lens that paired with ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for the Sony Xperia 5 II. The triple camera system, with 3 different focal lengths: 16mm/24mm/70mm, is versatile to capture objects from a varied distance – be it a close-up or zoom in on distant objects.
Designed with technology from Sony Alpha series of camera, the Xperia 5 II is capable of capturing fast moving people and animal. The Real-time Eye AF is able to keep the focus on the moving people or animal even when one eye is covered.
Xperia 5 II offers Photography Pro which was developed in collaboration with professional photographers, giving advance features to more sophisticated users to manually control camera setting such as ISO, Shutter Speed and EV Indicator. At a look of it, the interface resemblance a lot to a Sony Alpha camera’s.
Other Physical Attributes
Unlike other smartphones we have seen in the market, the Sony Xperia 5 II sports a 21:9 display ratios which is very unusual from the standard 16:9 display we seen in other smartphones. At just 68 mm wide , the Sony Xperia 5 II is much more elongated and it is certainly, in the ergonomic sense, easier to hold with one hand. The wider display also gives a more cinematic viewing experience.
The Xperia 5 II is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with a fast charge that charges up to 50% in about 30 minutes.
It is also IP65/68 certified with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both front and back sides.
The Xperia 5 II is already in store at SGD 1, 349 and it is available in Black, Pink and Blue. During the Sony Days 2020 Year-End Promotion, a WH-H910N wireless noise cancelling headphones worth SGD 399 will be given for every purchase of Xperia 5 II (obviously while stock last).
Today, OnePlus launches its latest flagship smartphone – OnePlus 8T. 2 takeaways from the launch of new OnePlus 8T – One, its 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display and Two, Warp Charge 65.
Warp Charge 65 – A Day’s Power in 15 Minutes
One of the biggest selling points of OnePlus phone is its Warp Charge technology. The new Warp Charge 65 offers a full day’s power in just 15 minutes. It utilizes twin-battery charging technology to rapidly replenish the large total capacity of 4,500 mAh and takes just 39 minutes to complete a full charge under normal usage. Why do we still bother to charge our phone overnight these days?
To circumvent heating issues from charging, the OnePlus 8T is equipped with 12 temperature sensors, along with an extra encryption chip in the adapter and cable, to keep charging temperatures at a comfortable level while operating at a peak output of 65W.
120Hz Fluid AMOLED Display
The OnePlus 8T’s 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display is the first flat 120Hz display ever to earn an A+ rating from DisplayMate. Every swipe or scroll across the panel will deliver astonishingly smooth visuals, so users can enjoy the most intense games with remarkable fluidity and browse effortlessly through social media feeds on the immersive display panel.
With a Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) of around 0.3, the OnePlus 8T display has the highest colour accuracy in the industry. The FHD+ 2.5D flexible display also features a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits, delivering clearer visuals even under bright sunlight. In addition, the OnePlus 8T has 8,192 levels of brightness, making the transitions between various brightness settings feel natural and comfortable.
Superior Power and Performance
The OnePlus 8T is equipped with the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with a Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which enables staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, professional-quality photography at Gigapixel speeds, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, and intuitive AI experiences. The superior computing power is further complemented by dual-mode NSA + SA 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support for faster, more reliable data speeds.
With up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage, the OnePlus 8T delivers faster and more stable performance. The exceptional hardware enables smoother 4K video capture and playback with reduced battery drain, allowing users to take advantage of 5G network speeds to stream HD videos or play performance-demanding games while on the move.
Advanced Quad-Camera System
The OnePlus 8T features a robust and versatile camera kit designed to efficiently capture any and every moment in crisp detail. The quad-camera system includes a 48MP main camera with optical, a 16MP lens, and dedicated macro and monochrome lenses, letting users enjoy studio-level photography on the go.
The 123-degree ultra-wide lens on the OnePlus 8T provides a new perspective for framing shots so users can confidently capture vast landscapes, expansive architecture, and other wide-angle subjects in full view. The lens delivers clear images in various lighting conditions – even at night or in the dark due to the improved Nightscape mode.
OxygenOS 11 – Android 11
OnePlus 8T is the world’s first non-Google-manufactured smartphone that comes with the latest Android 11 fresh out of the box. Their new OxygenOS 11 has optimized the Android experience making one-handed operation easier.
Pricing and Colours
The OnePlus 8T is available in two new breathtakingly beautiful colourways: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver.
The phone will be available for exclusive pre-order on Lazada from 17 – 23 October 2020. Customers who place their pre-order will receive a OnePlus 8T Bumper case (worth S$39.30). The phone will be available islandwide from Saturday 24 Oct 2020 at OnePlus Lazada and Shopee online flagship store.
The OnePlus 8T comes in Aquamarine Green with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, and is priced at S$899; and Lunar Silver with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM, and is priced at S$1,099.
Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced that the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition will arrive in June.
The exclusive Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition will be available from 13 June on the Samsung Online Store at a recommended retail price of $3,388.
Pre-sales will open from 2 June for UOB Reserve, Privilege Banking, Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Metal credit card members and Club21 Members.
The Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition, which features the designer’s signature red, white, and navy brand colours, draped on a pebble grey exterior pulled straight from the runway, will be debuted in a limited edition of 200 sets. To complete the look, the special edition also comes with custom designed Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Watch Active2.
This collaboration with the iconic New York fashion brand combines the best of art and technology. As respective leaders in fashion and technology spaces, the limited-edition Galaxy Z Flip makes a bold statement with Thom Browne’s signature aesthetic and Samsung’s state-of-the-art foldable technology.
Key Product Highlights:
The smartphone is the first of its kind to be encased in glass while sporting a matte look that is soft to the touch and effortless to hold. When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition reveals even more design details inside, including:
Iconic blinds, a reference to the mid-century office aesthetic at the centre of the Thom Browne world, which appear onscreen every time the phone is turned on and off;
Pre-set app icons, labelled in classic text, as well as custom wallpaper which create an elemental Thom Browne uniformity;
Distinctive sound cues including a typewriter for the keyboard, an analogue ringtone, and a shoe tap on a marble floor, that tie the entire experience together.
The Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition also comes with Galaxy Z Premier Service. This specialised care offering provides customers with the most premium product experience possible, which includes:
24-hour concierge support via Samsung Members App
One-time screen replacement or repair with a deductible of $180 (including GST)
Door-to-door pick-up and delivery service for device repair (up to two times only)
Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition customers can also enjoy additional complimentary customer service benefits, such as 30-day 1-to-1 exchange for functional defects1, data transfer assistance1, diagnostic checks1, one-time 1-to-1 in-box accessories exchange1, and dedicated and priority queue at Samsung Customer Service Centre at VivoCity.
Galaxy Z Flip Screen Protector Application Service
Samsung will also be launching a complimentary screen protector application service for all new and existing Galaxy Z Flip customers. This service is valid within 12 months from date of purchase. Interested customers can pre-book an appointment via the Samsung Members app before heading down to any Samsung Customer Service Centre.
The new iPhone SE comes in three beautiful colors — black, white and (PRODUCT) RED— and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 17, 8PM SG time from SGD 649 onwards.
The new iPhone SE is armed with A13 Bionic chip, the one that is used in iPhone 11 series. When comes to camera, there is a slight upgrade from its predecessor, the new iPhone SE features a single 12MP rear camera. The front-facing camera is powered by a 7MP sensor.
Apple has also improved the iPhone SE with features such as wireless charging and water resistance of IP67 rating. You can literately wash your iPhone to disinfect. Unlike the iPhone 11 series, Apple has also brought back the popular physical home button which you could use the Touch ID to unlock and make Apple Pay transactions.
What is missing here is the Face ID which I believe Apple is trying to use that feature to distinguish the premium iPhone series from the budget SE series. Anyway, you don’t need your face to access to your apps so it is not a must-have.
The display has got larger. The new iPhone SE is now powered by 4.7 inch LCD display. Note that this is not the OLED display used in the iPhone 11 series. Well, Apple has to find way to cut corner to lower the price, but I don’t think that will affect the whole Apple experience greatly. Anyway, how much difference between LCD and OLED, in terms of quality, can you spot?
In view of the current Covid-19 situation, Apple has lowered sales forecast in the near term. It is not surprising that the new iPhone SE could be a nice alternative for the current users who are retiring their old iPhone 7/8.
We all know that Huawei’s latest Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will not come with Google Mobile Services and that mean customers outside China who bought their latest flagship phones will not be able to use Youtube or Google Maps.
In the early October, Huawei Singapore has finally released the price plan for the Singapore customers. The new Mate 30 Pro is selling at SGD 1,298. Customers can now register their interest for the Mate 30 Pro which comes in either Black or Silver color.
As part of its early bird special, interested buyers who bought the phone will be invited to an exclusive private event and on top of that, they will receive a set of free gift worth SGD 463.
We have heard good reviews about the Mate 30’s camera. No doubt, the Mate 30 is a high-quality phone. However, we don’t just use our smartphone for photography only. We use that for other purposes which is why we need Google Play to download other essentials apps to suit our needs.
Now, Google Play has been taken away and Huawei customers have to get accustomed to their in-house Huawei Mobile Services. To the Android users, this is a switching cost and that’s bring back to one question, “Is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro worthy enough for that switch?”
Personally, I am adopting a “wait-and-see” approach to see how Singapore market reacts to this. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have some unique insights on this matter. I will love to hear from you.
For those who are interested in the phone, here are the key things to know to get your hands on the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro:
STEP 1: Register your interest online here from 5 -15 October, 2019 STEP 2: You may receive a call or email between 16 – 24 October 2019 with an invitation to a private event (limited to 200 successful registrants, selected at random) STEP 3: Upon invitation, you may attend a private event to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro and receive an exclusive gift bundle worth $463 NOTE: Those who did not receive the invitation will be informed of the next opportunity to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro.
Thing isn’t pretty in Singapore. Mobile phone shops are lowering the price to attract more sales. In the secondary market, it is not hard to find Huawei smartphones selling at huge discount on the Popular consumer-to-consumer marketplace Carousell. A quick check – it is not hard to find Huawei P30 Pro selling at about SGD 600 (approx. USD 440).
Sound like a good time to snap the good deal if you are considering buying a new phone huh. Is it? Weeks ago, I gave my opinion during a Chinese TV interview about US boycott on Huawei. Although there are new developments since then, I believe whatever I have said still hold till now. I understand that some of my international readers may not understand so I am providing a translated transcript here. I have also embedded the video below.
Q1.Google is not going to support Android update for Huawei phones. To a Huawei phone owner, does that mean the phone is not longer “usable”?
My answer: Android is an open system i.e. to say, it is available to all phone manufacturers including Huawei. The situation arises when Google is not providing any technical supports to Huawei for the future Android updates of its phones. Huawei will have to provide the updates by its own but that does not mean the phone becomes “un-usable”. Current Huawei phone owners could still use their phones without the latest Android version.
Q2. What will happen to Google Services Application without those updates?
My answer: Google has been clear that future Huawei phones will not come with Google Services including YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail and etc. However, Android has commented that this will not affect the current Huawei phone models in the market. In other words, current Huawei owners could still enjoy their YouTube video even though the YouTube app is not running the latest version.
Q3.Will the security be compromised for Huawei phone owners?
My answer: Indeed, it is a risk for the Huawei users. Huawei is offering another solution – to release its own proprietary operating system. However, it is still too early to tell.
Q4.What’s the challenge that Huawei faces in developing their new OS?
My answer: Developing its own OS makes strategic senses. However, to build an entirely new ecosystem that could be as good as Android’s, I believe it is going to take a couple of years.
Back to the discussion, should you still buy a Huawei phone? Huawei has been very clear in their positioning – camera. Indeed, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have received very good critique (for the camera). If you are a camera-person, I believe you should take the advantage to buy the Huawei P30 or Mate 20 at a discount (Just make sure the one you bought from the e-commerce sites is 100% original and comes with local warranty).
A few days ago, Huawei Singapore has also rolled up EMUI 9.1 update for its Mate, P and NOVA series. I believe that gives more assurance to the current Huawei phone owners. Local electronic giant retailer Challenger has also shown their support to Huawei by giving 100% money-back warranty if you buy Huawei’s devices from Challenger from now till 31st August 2019. The warranty which is not given by Huawei Singapore guarantee Huawei users of 2 year protection of Google Apps.
To end off, I just want to tell current Huawei phone owners that they need not have to worry that much. To potential Huawei consumers out there, you might have been over-reacting. A good smartphone should be able to last you for the next 2 years. By the time is up, you probably would want to get a new one. Personally, I am still using an old Xiaomi phone (as a spare phone in the office) that goes without updates for the last 2 years! By the way, it is still functioning!
The future of Huawei phones
that come after the P30 series is very unpredictable. However, the ones you see
in the market now should be still “use-able” in the next 1 ½ year.
SINGAPORE, MAY 9, 2019 – Yesterday, Huawei rolled out their latest EMUI 9.1. updates. As part of the update, HUAWEI P30 and P30 Pro users will be accessing to one of the most exciting and innovative features offered in the smartphone camera space: dual-view camera mode.
With this capability, users can create split-screen videos by simultaneously using the phone’s primary camera and zoom lens, showing two perspectives at once on the screen.
Huawei is bringing
professional-grade photography and videography functions to its users through
the award-winning HUAWEI P30 Series camera. Top features of the dual-view mode
in the P30 and P30 Pro include:
Capturing a wide view with more of the background and surrounding objects
Simultaneously zooming in on desired subjects via the split screen
Shooting two different angles, panoramic and close up, at the same time
Ability to adjust the magnification level
Taking artsy and creative shots for a vivid recollection of special moments
Samsung excites the world with its Galaxy Fold but Huawei steals the stage with its Huawei Mate X, the most expensive foldable phone. Both phones have foldable screens and that shocks the global tech community, but LG seems to have a different way to fold the phone. Simple, put 2 screens on a same device. LG Electronics (LG) introduced its first 5G phone, LG V50ThinQ 5G.
Dual Screens for Richer 5G Experience
To take user
immersion and convenience to new heights with its first 5G smartphone, LG
developed Dual Screen as an optional accessory for the LG V50ThinQ
5G. Designed to resemble a cover case, Dual Screen opens up to give LG V50ThinQ
5G owners a second 6.2-inch OLED display for double the viewing, gaming and
multitasking experience. The Dual Screen display and the LG V50ThinQ
5G can be used independently, allowing for many interesting usage scenarios.
For example, users can watch a movie on one screen while simultaneously
searching IMDB on the other.
With Dual Screen
attached, an icon appears on the display of the LG V50ThinQ 5G which
can be tapped to power on the second display or switch effortlessly between the
two screens. A multi-window feature divides each screen in two, making it
possible to display and use multiple applications at the same time. In select
games, the Dual Screen can be used as a dedicated controller, resolving the age
old problem of thumbs getting in the way of the action. The Dual Screen can be
positioned in two convenient angles – 104 and 180 degrees – and because it runs
off the phone’s battery, there’s no need to charge it separately.
The Perfect Smartphone for the 5G Era
Giving consumers the ability to enjoy all 5G
has to offer as soon as service becomes available, the groundbreaking LG V50ThinQ
5G has been carefully crafted to provide an
exceptional user experience. LG’s first 5G handset will exceed expectations,
offering uncompromising reliability and allowing users to experience
high-quality content at 5G speeds, expected to deliver up to 20 times the speed
LG has gone all out
to boost the display and audio performance of LG V50ThinQ 5G. A
6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio offers users a heightened sense of immersion whether
they’re viewing a video or enjoying a game.
Audio has been
upgraded to produce a superb stereo performance that can be enjoyed with or
without headphones. With DTS:X technology onboard, LG V50ThinQ 5G
allows users to experience surround sound that enhances the quality of any
content to create a realistic soundscape with suburb clarity and depth. The phone also supports Qualcomm® aptX™
and aptX HD audio technology for premium Bluetooth audio quality and low
latency ideal for immersive listening experiences over headphones or earbuds.
LG’s 5G smartphone
features optical innovations that enable users to take extraordinary pictures
and videos of the highest quality. Looking beyond still images, LG implemented
Video Depth Control in both the front and rear cameras to ensure that moving
subjects remain in focus. By analyzing distance and depth with Dual FOV
technology, users can capture exactly what they see making it possible to
produce videos that look incredibly polished and professional.
LG’s first 5G device
is powered by the newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with
the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and LG’s optimized
software to deliver the advanced processing power required for 5G. The phone is
also equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, 20 percent larger than in the V40ThinQ,
and a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system which is more effective than
conventional heat pipes to keep internal temperatures low and support sustained
apps processing performance even when multitasking.
Inheriting the V
series’ thin, stylish design, the LG V50ThinQ 5G is only 8.3
millimeters in thickness and weighs only 183 grams. To maintain its sleek
profile with uninterrupted lines, the rear lens housing on the new V smartphone
are completely flush with the back of the phone. All this is achieved without
sacrificing the durability of the LG V50ThinQ 5G, which continues to
comply with 14 U.S. military MIL-STD 810G standards.
In preparation of
the rollout of its first 5G phone, LG is partnering with 10 major carriers in
markets where 5G service will be launched this year, including the United
States, South Korea, Australia as well as a number of European countries.
LG V50ThinQ 5G
Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC /
Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
Colors: Astro Black
Other: Full-range Stereo Speakers / Boombox Speaker
/ AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / Super Far Field Voice Recognition /
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust
Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm®
Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio
Screen for LG V50ThinQ 5G
Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED FullVision (2160 x 1080)
BARCELONA, Spain—February 24, 2019—At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the the World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. Reflecting the innovative DNA of the HUAWEI Mate Series, the HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish. When folded, the device is a huge display smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, it turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen. The new multi-form factor revolutionizes both productivity and entertainment experiences on a mobile device.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG, said, “The HUAWEI Mate X’s revolutionary form factor is achieved by Huawei’s relentless effort in R&D. It represents a voyage into the uncharted. As a new breed of smartphones, HUAWEI Mate X combines 5G, foldable screen, AI and an all-new mode of interfacing to provide consumers with an unprecedented user experience. The HUAWEI Mate X will be the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living.”
Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge Strikes a Balance
Between Technology and Aesthetics
A result of Huawei’s bold testing
with novel smartphone form factors, the 2-in-1 smartphone and tablet HUAWEI
Mate X features a high strength flexible OLED panel and a falcon wing
The 6.6-inch dual display panel
equipped on the HUAWEI Mate X is a true FullView display. When unfolded, it
transforms into an 8-inch tablet only 5.4mm thick. Images are displayed with
great clarity and detail, and the panel itself is safe, durable and features
outstanding cooling performance. As light as it is appealing, the foldable
smartphone comes in a new Interstellar Blue that epitomizes the beauty of
technology and sets a higher bar for future smartphones.
With an exemplary design that
blends style with technology, the revolutionary Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge
supports movement, balancing between the overall aesthetics and technology.
When unfolded, the screen is a perfectly flat surface; and when folded, the two
halves of the screen fit snugly to the frame. The two modes—smartphone and
tablet modes—transition seamlessly from one to another.
5G Smart Living with a Bigger Screen
HUAWEI Mate X is a multi-form
factor that unlocks a new page of 5G interfacing era to reinvent productivity
and entertainment. The innovative flexible OLED foldable FullView display,
unique falcon wing mechanical hinge and the industry’s best 5G modem chipset Balong 5000 combine to
deliver a new mode of interfacing, in which the large-screen experience and
portability co-exist in harmony.
The expansive viewing area lends
well to both productivity and entertainment scenarios—everything from editing a
document to reading feels better on a larger screen. In addition, consumers are
able to drag images from their photo gallery to their emails in split-screen
mode. The larger screen allows consumers to do more with their time.
Huawei’s flagship smartphones
have always come with powerful cameras, and the HUAWEI Mate X is no different.
Inside the smartphone’s slim body is the latest Leica cameras, supporting the
most advanced imaging features to date. The foldable design makes it possible
for the camera system to play the role of both front and rear cameras. When
folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides, so even the
subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process.
Moreover, the HUAWEI Mate X comes
with an integrated Fingerprint Power Button that enables users to power up the
device with one tap, offering a secure and convenient experience.
Powered by Next-Generation 5G Modem Chipset
Equipped with the world’s first
7nm 5G multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, the chipset has unprecedented 5G
download speeds, at 4.6Gps on the Sub-6GHz band (theoretical). Balong 5000 is
also the world’s first chipset to support both SA and NSA architectures, users
will not need a device upgrade to continue enjoying 5G connectivity. The HUAWEI
Mate X’s dual SIM feature supports both 4G and 5G.
Massive Battery Supporting HUAWEI SuperCharge
A new, purpose-designed 4,500mAh
battery is packed in HUAWEI Mate X’s 5.4mm-thick body, combined with the AI
smart power saving technology, fulfilling the demand for greater battery
performance in the 5G era. 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge tops the battery up quickly
to minimize downtime for those who prefer a fast-paced lifestyle. In just 30
minutes, HUAWEI SuperCharge is able to charge the battery back to 85 percent.
At MWC 2019, Huawei launched a series of new products, including the an updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, new mainstream notebook PCs HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14, as well as the HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro. At the advent of the 5G era, Huawei is committed to delivering new all-scenario smart living experiences to consumers.
The wait of the new Galaxy S10 is over. This year, Samsung is doing a little different from the past. Instead of introducing 2 variations of Galaxy S10 (standard S10 and S10+), they are launching another a more affordable S10e.
The Galaxy S10
is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance
and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experiences. For consumers
looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy
S10+ takes every spec – from display, to camera, to performance – to the
next level. Galaxy S10e is built for
those who want all the premium essentials in a compact package on a flat
screen. Anticipating the implementation of 5G network this year, Samsung also introduces
an extension of the Galaxy S10+ – Galaxy
Samsung’s stand for front camera is clear – no notch and
so, to get full edge-to-edge display experience or Infinity-O display as coined
by Samsung, the company has developed a “punch-hole” front camera that flushed
with the display panel. The notification bar blends well with the front camera without
affecting the viewing experience of the display. Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Display packs
an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can
maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.
Galaxy S10’s 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
Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and
advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos:
Wide Lens: A first for the S Series, Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens
with a 123degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s
in frame. Perfect for impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even
fitting the entire extended family into the photo, the Ultra Wide Lens ensures
that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene.
Steady & High-Quality Video Recording: Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady
recording with digital stabilization technology. Whether you’re dancing in the
middle of an amazing concert or trying to record every detail of a bumpy bike
ride, Super Steady allows you to capture the moment. Both front and rear
cameras can shoot in up to UHD quality, and in an industry first, the rear
camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+.
AI Camera: Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) so you can get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings. Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU. And with Shot Suggestion, Galaxy S10 offers automatic composition recommendations so you can frame your photo better than ever.
PowerShare: Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S10, making it
possible to easily charge Qi-certified smartphones and even compatible wearable
devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second
device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular
charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip.
Performance: The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes
battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone
and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities,
Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently
used apps faster.
Local Pricing and Availability
Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+
The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ will be available in
Singapore from 8 March 2019, at
local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), major consumer
electronics & IT stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
The respective recommended retail prices for the devices are as follows:
The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ (128GB1) will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green. The Galaxy S10+ (512GB1 and 1TB1) will be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.