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Samsung Galaxy S10 finally revealed - camera uses AI to help compose the perfect shot

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has finally arrived after months of Galaxy S10 leaks and rumors and it's brought along some friends to the party. 

Not only did Samsung reveal the Galaxy S10 at its Unpacked event, but four variations of the S10 range. 

In total, there is the: Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10e and the might Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. 

It's this last one that's the most exciting for camera fans, but for that one you are going to have to wait. 

What is 5G? And what does it mean for photographers?

But all the phones have impressive camera smarts and new features such as Best Shot. This, according to Samsung uses machine learning to analyse 100 million professional photos to make sure you get the 'best shot' out of the camera.

The following are the official camera specs for the four handset on show. 

Samsung Galaxy S10 camera specs

Samsung Galaxy S10E

  • Rear Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (Wide/F1.5/F2.4), AF
  • Front Dual Pixel 10 MP AF (F1.9)

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is has reduced camera setup when compared to the rest of the line-up. In short: it's an iPhone XR contender with  two camera on the back: a 16-MP Ultra Wide lens cameras alongside a 12MP telephoto lens. 

Flip the phone over and there is one Dual Pixel 10MP selfie camera that's a punch-hole.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10+

  • Rear 16MP (Ultra Wide/f2.2), FF
  • Rear Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (Wide/F1.5/F2.4), AF
  • Rear 12MP OIS (Tele/F2.4), AF
  • Front Dual Pixel 10 MP AF (F1.9)
  • Front 8MP AF (Depth/F2.2) (S10+ only)

The Galaxy S10 and ?S10+ have three cameras on the rear. These consist of a dual pixel 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto zoom lens. These are the same megapixel count as what was on the Samsung Galaxy S9+. 

The ultra-wide angle shooting mode is the star of the show here, though - an added ultra-wide 16MP lens.

It's a similar lens that was found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and goes down to 0.5x to get really close-up shots. It also means you can get lovely wide vistas too. 

On the front of the S10 is on dual-pixel 10MP camera (the same as the Samsung Galaxy S10e).

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ on the other hand has been given a further 8MP (Depth/f2.2) lens. This is essentially the bokeh lens. 

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

  • hQVGA (3D depth sensing time-of-flight camera)
  • Rear 16 MP (Ultra Wide/F2.2), FF
  • Rear Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (Wide/F1.5/F2.4), AF
  • Rear 12MP OIS (Tele/F2.4), AF
  • Front Dual Pixel 10 MP AF (F1.9)
  • hQVGA (3D depth sensing camera)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the reason you may want to wait for the ultimate camera phone. It isn't out until sometime in the summer but it comes packing a whole lot of tech. 

Included are all the rear cameras that can be found on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ but the 5G variant comes with a brand-new hQVGA 3D Depth sensing camera. 

This is a (ToF) Time of Flight camera which will massively improve AR and VR on the handset, as well as depth sensing capabilities. 

The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available from 8 March 2019. 

Pricing starts at £799 for Galaxy S10, £899 for Galaxy S10+ and £669 for Galaxy S10e. Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G are TBA.