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Samsung launches Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e smartphones; introduces revolutionary foldable phone

Updated : February 21, 2019 08:36 AM IST

Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at its Unpacked event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here after weeks of detailed leaks and rumours.

The company hasn't announced the India pricing of the devices.

Samsung's rival to the iPhone XR is the Galaxy S10e that doesn't have all of the features of the pricier Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, including the new in-screen fingerprint scanner, the advanced cameras or the curved displays. However, it does have the same brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and the most affordable price, starting at $749 (roughly Rs 53,000).

The price of Galaxy S10 starts at $849 (roughly Rs 60,000) and it packs in almost all of the same features as its high-end sibling Galaxy S10+, except for a slightly smaller display and a front-facing camera with portrait mode.

The South Korean tech major also unveiled the Galaxy Fold with six cameras and two batteries for $1980. This is Samsung's first truly flexible device which converts from a smartphone to a tablet and will be available on April 26. (Credits: IANS)

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Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The Galaxy Fold will go on sale on April 26 and take advantage of new and faster 5G mobile networks. Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development said at the Samsung event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The Galaxy Fold will go on sale on April 26 and take advantage of new and faster 5G mobile networks. Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development said at the Samsung event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
With the foldable phone, Samsung is going on the offence on two fronts in the smartphone race: It is offering an eye-catching new feature with the big, bending screen and the first 5G connection in a premium phone, a feature analysts do not expect Apple to match until 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
With the foldable phone, Samsung is going on the offence on two fronts in the smartphone race: It is offering an eye-catching new feature with the big, bending screen and the first 5G connection in a premium phone, a feature analysts do not expect Apple to match until 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that seem unlikely to reverse a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that seem unlikely to reverse a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Features of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone are displayed during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. The S10 line-up unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco all boast fancy cameras, sleek screens covering the entire front of the device and at least 128 gigabytes of storage, the most important features to consumers looking for a new smartphone. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Features of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone are displayed during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. The S10 line-up unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco all boast fancy cameras, sleek screens covering the entire front of the device and at least 128 gigabytes of storage, the most important features to consumers looking for a new smartphone. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the color options of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the color options of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, left, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications talks with Instagram product head Adam Mosseri during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, left, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications talks with Instagram product head Adam Mosseri during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Elina Vives, Senior Director of Marketing, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Active and Fit watches during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Elina Vives, Senior Director of Marketing, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Active and Fit watches during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Drew Blackard, product marketing manager, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Drew Blackard, product marketing manager, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones can be seen on a wall arrangement at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones can be seen on a wall arrangement at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed in a demonstration room after an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. The price of Galaxy S10 starts at $849 (roughly Rs 60,000) and it packs in almost all of the same features as its high-end sibling Galaxy S10+, except for a slightly smaller display and a front-facing camera with portrait mode. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed in a demonstration room after an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. The price of Galaxy S10 starts at $849 (roughly Rs 60,000) and it packs in almost all of the same features as its high-end sibling Galaxy S10+, except for a slightly smaller display and a front-facing camera with portrait mode. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The S10 brings three rear cameras -- a 16MP ultrawide sensor with fixed focus, a main 12MP dual aperture wide-angle lens with OIS and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS. It has a 6.1-inch display and it is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S10+, which has a 6.4-inch display. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The S10 brings three rear cameras -- a 16MP ultrawide sensor with fixed focus, a main 12MP dual aperture wide-angle lens with OIS and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS. It has a 6.1-inch display and it is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S10+, which has a 6.4-inch display. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo from left are the new Samsung Galaxy S10, the S10+ and the S10e during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo from left are the new Samsung Galaxy S10, the S10+ and the S10e during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Samsung would reportedly sell a super premium model with a stronger ceramic body, 12GB RAM and a massive 1TB of storage out of the box apart from the $999 (roughly Rs 74,000) variant with 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Samsung would reportedly sell a super premium model with a stronger ceramic body, 12GB RAM and a massive 1TB of storage out of the box apart from the $999 (roughly Rs 74,000) variant with 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo are a pair of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. At left is the S10e and at right is the S10. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo are a pair of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. At left is the S10e and at right is the S10. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo illuminated cases for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones are displayed during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo illuminated cases for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones are displayed during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo the wireless power charging feature for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones is demonstrated during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo the wireless power charging feature for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones is demonstrated during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo are the new Samsung Galaxy Buds during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Tuesday, February 19, 2019, photo are the new Samsung Galaxy Buds during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The company also unveiled the Galaxy S10 5G phone, which has the largest screen of the bunch, measuring in at 6.7 inches. The Galaxy S10 5G has a 4,500mAh battery and comes with 256GB storage with 8GB RAM. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The company also unveiled the Galaxy S10 5G phone, which has the largest screen of the bunch, measuring in at 6.7 inches. The Galaxy S10 5G has a 4,500mAh battery and comes with 256GB storage with 8GB RAM. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this November 7, 2018 file photo, Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
In this November 7, 2018 file photo, Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Samsung's introduced the new
Samsung's introduced the new "Infinity-O" screen has a tiny cut-out for the camera hole on top of the display. That means users don't have any sort of "notch" as you see on iPhones. The costliest of the lot is Galaxy S10+ that adds a 6.4-inch screen and a selfie camera for portrait selfies. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smart phone which features the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that works with the next-generation 5G networks is seen in this image released in San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smart phone which features the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that works with the next-generation 5G networks is seen in this image released in San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smart phone which features the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that works with the next-generation 5G networks is seen in this image released in San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smart phone which features the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that works with the next-generation 5G networks is seen in this image released in San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
The South Korean tech major also unveiled the Galaxy Fold with six cameras and two batteries for $1980. This is Samsung's first truly flexible device which converts from a smartphone to a tablet and will be available on April 26. San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
The South Korean tech major also unveiled the Galaxy Fold with six cameras and two batteries for $1980. This is Samsung's first truly flexible device which converts from a smartphone to a tablet and will be available on April 26. San Francisco, California, US February 20, 2019. Courtesy Samsung/Handout via REUTERS
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