The many rumors whirling aroundpaint an image of a flagship Android phone that enhances the 2018s with multiple rear cameras, an "ultrasonic" fingerprint reader on the screen and one new screen with an O-shaped "notch" turned out so that the self-image camera can look through. But when I think about what I really want from the Galaxy S10, I can't help but draw inspiration from our favorite Android phone of the year, family and Samsung own .
Don't make me wrong. I'm excited to see the S1
The Galaxy S10 means huge for Samsung's fortunes in 2019. The specifications that enter the rumored phone will shape Samsung's response to intensifying pressures from other phone companies. As its 10th birthday Galaxy phone, the Galaxy S10 will earn applause if it can reinvent the Galaxy S line and sharp criticism if the device carries too many similarities with last year's model.
And even though Samsung is still the world's largest smartphone maker, Huawei has replaced Apple as its second largest brand. Weak sales of the Galaxy S10 can break the door of Huawei, a Chinese challenger whose rising friction with global governments and carriers escalated only when the CFO was arrested in Canada on Washington's allegation that Huawei broke US sanctions against Iran. It is in contrast to this background that the Galaxy S10 must wow and inspire, even though the handsets become more expensive each year, and buyers wait longer. before replacing old phones.
Some features that add to my Galaxy S10 wishlist are a long time. Others are more personalized stretch targets for Samsung's flagship. Please include your own most requested Galaxy S10 specifications in the comments below.
1. A very good depth-sensing 3D camera
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S10 will have a fingerprint reader on the screen. And while I want it, it's also critical that S10 has a quality 3D depth sensor camera to keep up with it. The Galaxy line is already two generations behind Apple's
iPhone XS iPhone ID and so on, and Samsung needs to enter this face map game if it wants to be competitive.
The phones in the Galaxy S9 andalready have a built-in iris scanner that can verify your identity and securely pay for mobile goods and services. But Samsung also panicked last year and introduced a hybrid version of iris scanning and face unlocking on the Galaxy S9, called Intelligent Scan, which is not sure enough to verify a cash transaction.
A 3D selfie camera is useful for things other than unlocking your phone with your face and approving mobile payments though. This type of depth sensor also opens up different types of portrait photos, which can enhance self-confidence while providing new effects, such as replacing the background or using a cool color filter on it.
A good depth-of-the-art camera can also upgrade the Galaxy S9's awful AR Emoji feature to challenge Apple's picturesque Memoji. Finally, a 3D selfie camera can lead to some pretty interesting AR abilities down the line.
The good news is that the processor we suspect will run the Galaxy S10, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset, is equipped to support a 3D front-facing camera. Samsung will have to program around the rear component to get its version of Face ID up, but the chip supports the feature.
I still want the Galaxy S10 to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen as well as a 3D face lock. One of my biggest complaints about using iPhone X was that if Face ID fails, there is no biometric backup to unlock your phone (you must use the password). Samsung could have it both ways.
2. Pixel 3-Level Images
The Galaxy S9 took us with an innovative rear camera with a lens that automatically changes the aperture (how much light it gives) when it feels weak lighting conditions. But the camera that takes our breath belongs to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Externally, there is nothing special about the lens on the back of Google phones. But the software inside gives us the clearest and most detailed, best contrast on any phone you can buy right now. An extra mode calledtakes it a step further and consistently produces the best low-light images we've ever seen. It really is, as CNET reviewer Lynn La said, "amazing."
On paper, the Galaxy S9's double blender resembles cooler. Some CNET editors will also defend their ability to properly adjust to fit the scene. However, I have struggled to be a fan. The pictures often look pale and soft when I expect them to be clear, and scenes I expect to capture tend to be blurred when you (or the subject) don't keep quiet. Most of the time, the Galaxy S9 shots are still very good, especially when taking pictures in the broad daylight.
Samsung enhanced on Galaxy S9's camera with Not 9's AI software optimizes the settings depending on the scene by hand. This would be a worthy addition to the Galaxy S10 as well. But for Samsung to tighten up the image processing, the Galaxy S10 will probably not take over Pixel 3's photo skills, but at least I will see the Galaxy S10 coming close.
3. 128 GB Startup Storage
Samsung often reserves its best specifications for the exclusive Galaxy Note line, but the 10-year-old cell phone deserves some of the limelight. I hope the base model Galaxy S10 comes out of the 128GB storage port to match the Galaxy Note 9.
Realistically, this will be a stretch, as Samsung will keep the Galaxy S10 cheaper than Note 9. A phone with such a large original stock will give a strong statement against the $ 1000 iPhone, starting at 64 GB, especially if Samsung could hold costs lower.
At an age when people take and store multiple large picture and video files, the amount of built-in storage you get with a phone increases significant value.
4. Embrace AR with Google's help
Samsung's Gear VR headset makes it a remarkable player in the virtual reality scene, but the AR on the phone has not been the brand's strong suit (see AR Emoji above). Improved reality has not caught much on any phone, but Google laid the foundation this year for friends to play the same AR game on an iPhone or Android device.
The Galaxy S10 could take the opportunity to move AR forward. It has global and monetary management to work closely with Google's AR and Android teams. Want it? Probably not. AR does not excite everyday purchasers as a good camera does, so investing in AR will not translate into much-needed sales. On the other hand, no one will get excited about AR before they see a must-have app or game leading the fee.
When and if that happens, Samsung will be wise to position itself at the tip of that spear, rather than following Apple or Google.
5. Solve the little things
Every phone has its quirks, and myappraiser has more than a few little things here and there that don't always work the way I want them to. 19659003] For example, copying and pasting does not always work across programs that I expect. Sometimes I can't copy, or I have to try to paste several times. At other times, I have to tap the same spot on the screen over and over to get the cursor on the front of a field, because the screen curve, as beautiful as it, cares for the phone's ability to identify the fingertip.  So it's a weird mistake I've experienced on the Galaxy S9 Plus that I've been using since March, and not on any other phone I've tested or owned. Gmail closes when I press the Send arrow – not every time, but often enough that I get annoyed when I have to open the app again and double check that my message has been sent. Samsung says this is not an error they've heard before and suggested I remove the app's cache. I did, but the problem persists.
Some of this Gmail idiosyncrasy and others can be a side effect of the Galaxy Experience rhythm on top of Android. Or it may come entirely from Google's app, Android OS, or something weird about the way it works on this phone. Without a company that controls both hardware and software, it is difficult to find the source of bugginess.
These little bumps in the road do not ruin my experience more than a bud with undissolved brown sugar would ruin a tasty delicious chocolate cake cookie, but they keep this Galaxy S9 Plus at least from being the best it can be.
Fortunately, Samsung has a new interface to float on top of Android 9 Pie in the Galaxy S10: Samsung's One UI. The electronics giant showed One UI in November at Samsung's annual developer conference, where I got a quick look. Hopefully, One UI will be able to deliver an even cleaner, more polished interface that truly corrects all Galaxy S9's quirks.
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