Samsung Galaxy S10 | S10+ | S10e news: Bugs, Issues, Problems, and new updates
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[Misc] Yes, you can hide the camera cutout
You need to go through Settings => Display => Full screen apps => toggle Hide front camera.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung may prohibit third party themes on S10
XDA has reported that the US unlocked Galaxy S10+ does not allow third-party overlays to be used. However themes from Galaxy Store are working fine.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy S10 will have factory pre-installed screen protector
[UPDATE] First software update for Galaxy S10+ brings Bixby button remapping and Instagram mode
European S10+ phones are reportedly getting a new update, which adds Bixby button remapping feature.
Spotted by SamMobile, the version number of this new update is G975FXXU1ASBA/G975FOXM1ASBA and it weighs about 500 MB. February security patches are also included with it.
The update also enables Instagram Mode, so that you can send the photos you clicked from the stock camera app directly to your Instagram story.
If you need to grab the older firmware which can be flashed via ODIN, then see here.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Wanna embrace the punch hole? Try these wallpapers out!
@Mattcabb has created some stunning nerdy wallpapers which can blend with the punch holes on your S10.
— Matt B (@Mattcabb) February 27, 2019
— Matt B (@Mattcabb) March 1, 2019
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Remap Bixby button to launch Google Assistant
With the recent update, it can be possible to remap the Bixby button. But Samsung is limiting the choice of apps you can launch with the button.
XDA guys have found a solution to bypass the restriction, so that you can directly launch Google Assistant – check it out.
[Misc] S10 durability test by JerryRigEverything
(Spoiler alert: Don’t scratch up the screen too much!)
[Misc] S10 lineup is now HDR10 certified by Netflix
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Google Camera port is working on Snapdragon Galaxy S10+
Fan of Google Camera’s HDR+ and portrait mode? Someone just tested Arnova82’s Gcam port on Snapdragon Galaxy S10+. Read here for details.
[OFFICIAL INFO] The iKONIK outfit within Fortnite will be exclusively available for Galaxy S10 players
Samsung has announced that it will be making the iKONIK outfit and Scenario emote available from March 8 to those who have bought Galaxy S10. The outfit is designed by major Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and based off the looks of pop idol group iKON member Jung Chanwoo.
Users need to install the Fortnite app through the Samsung Game Launcher to receive the outfit and emote.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy S10’s display is hugely praised by DisplayMate, grabbing “highest ever A+ grade”
The new Dynamic AMOLED display of Galaxy S10 family has got DisplayMate’s “highest ever A+ grade” the same title that was given to the Pixel 3’s display last year.
According to DisplayMate, S10 offers significantly better outdoor visibility, power consumption, color accuracy, HDR+ and more. The peak brightness at 1215 nits is brighter than any other smartphone.
[Misc] S10 pre-orders are reportedly shipping early
Seems that Samsung Store is processing the orders way quickly- the phones should arrive as early as Wednesday.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung Good Lock is coming to Galaxy S10
Samsung developers have announced that the upcoming March 8 update of Good Lock app will bring One UI compatibility and many new features for Android Pie. As a result, Galaxy S10 users will be able to customize the user interface of their phones easily, even without rooting.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Experience app for Galaxy S10 gives users the first impression of the flagship
Want to experience the new features of S10 on your phone? The Galaxy S10 Experience app walks you through the core features of the new device, albeit virtually.
[Misc] JerryRigEverything tears down S10 once again to show us the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
Samsung has made the charging port permanent on the S10. So if you ever need to replace that port (to charge your phone, or access your data) it wont be possible without advanced soldering techniques.
[Misc] Unlocked international dual SIM S10 models are already discounted on eBay
Credit goes to Android Police for noticing the deals. The listings are from eminent eBay seller never-msrp, so there is nothing spooky about them.
The seller ships from Texas, United States to worldwide (excluding multiple countries, so check the list yourself before ordering). These are Exynos 9820 powered GSM models, so CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint will not work with them.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] S10’s ultra-wide lens is supported by Google Camera port
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung is going to launch Galaxy S10 today in India
Indian fans, today’s the day!
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) March 5, 2019
Samsung President DJ Koh will launch the iconic Galaxy flagship in India.
— SamsungNewsroomIN (@SamsungNewsIN) March 5, 2019
To view the live webcast, click here.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Hide those holes with these wallpapers
Now that Samsung Galaxy S10 series has been launched, we’re seeing some amazing wallpapers that cleverly absorb front facing camera punch holes into their design. We have collected some of the most stylish, clever, and hilarious ones. See here for more details.
— Matt B (@Mattcabb) March 5, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 users spot mysterious blinking pixel; Notification LED feature via cutout animations incoming
Samsung is reportedly planning to bring animations around the camera cutout of Galaxy S10 to imitate the notification LED. Meanwhile, several users have noticed an odd blinking white pixel on the display. Take a look here to know more about these scenarios.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 pre-order shipment and delivery delays
In USA, users could register to buy Galaxy S10 since mid-February. Some of them are now reporting about astonishing delays. See here for more details.
[Misc] More teardown, this time from iFixit
iFixit is known for their elaborate teardown write-ups and fixing guides. They have disassembled the regular S10 as well as S10e and given the repairability score 3 out of 10 due to excessive use of adhesives and soldered charging port.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 to get T-Mobile spam call verification
Dubbed as Caller Verified, it is T-Mobile’s implementation of the STIR and SHAKEN standards for detecting scam callers.
The feature is live today on Galaxy S9 and S9+ and will come soon to the Galaxy S10 family.
[UPDATE] First software update for international Galaxy S10 brings camera and fingerprint reader improvements
After S10+, Galaxy S10 is now receiving it’s day-one patch, which packs February 2019 security updates along with camera and fingerprint reader related fixes. See here for more info.
The US Snapdragon models are also getting the day-one OTA update with same version number.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung officially launched Galaxy S10 in India
The wait is finally over for Indian Samsung fans.
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) March 6, 2019
Talking about pricing, the cheapest Galaxy S10e is available at ₹55,900. The regular Galaxy S10 starts from ₹66,900 while the flagship Galaxy S10+ costs about ₹73,900. It goes up to ₹1,17,900 for the top end 12 GB RAM / 1 TB storage variant.
The S10 lineup will go on direct sale from March 8, via Samsung’s own site, popular online e-commerce platforms and select offline stores.
Buyers can avail several launch offers, which include Samsung Upgrade exchange bonus, Galaxy Buds with a fairly substituted price, cashback rewards from partners and free data plus other value added services from carriers.
[Misc] You can now buy open box unlocked Snapdragon dual SIM S10 models
However, they are not as cheap as the eBay deal we mentioned earlier.
You can get the 128 GB storage variant of S10e for $791, the S10 for $955 and the S10+ for $1,082. Other RAM/storage variants are also available. See here for more details.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] S10 Wide angle support in Google Camera broken on retail units
Google Camera modder cstark27 has bought an unlocked Galaxy S10e. Unfortunately the wide angle lens is not working currently with GCam ports, although it was working on the store demo units.
However, he has shared S10 optimized settings for GCam ports, so that other users can enjoy the ports without messing with the configs. Read here for details.
[Misc] It’s possible to see the fingerprint scanner of S10 with the naked eye
You need to have a very strong source of light though.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 AR Emojis are capable of reflecting your body movements in real time
Remember the AR emojis? Galaxy S10 packs an updated version of it, which can reflect your movements in the digital avatar.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Good Lock 2019 update is here
[BUGS & ISSUES] Indian users missing Galaxy S10 promotional offers due to bug in Samsung Shop app
Samsung Shop app reportedly unable to read OTP, which is vital to get the Galaxy Buds with a discounted price in India as part of Galaxy S10 pre-book/launch offers. Give this a read to know more.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy Buds are now available for purchase on official Samsung store
[Misc] Gaming cryptocurrency Enjin Coin is partnering with Samsung Galaxy S10
Enjin, the Singapore-based company behind Enjin cryptocurrency and Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 are confirmed to be involved in a partnership, as reported by CoinDesk.
There are rumors about the same – dating back to 25 February, when a leaked video of the Samsung Mobile Business Development Summit featured Enjin’s logo.
Samsung Mobile Business Development Summit : They are serious about blockchain. Also features @enjin logo as a partner, confirming rumors in my video https://t.co/n1OpOP1fEF. Exciting times! pic.twitter.com/5t7TRWg0pc
— Boxmining (@boxmining) February 25, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Users getting Samsung Galaxy S10 boxes with broken seal
Several users, who pre-ordered the Galaxy S10, have got the phone boxes with seals broken. Carriers have experienced the same. Take a look here to know more.
Preordered s10+ was delivered with broken seal box and OTG plug was outside the phone box and charger did not have any new plastic case. Samsung email support page is also broken. Check screenshot. pic.twitter.com/FxHHH0Bbnr
— Ankit Agarwal (@Ankit_148) March 7, 2019
[Misc] Galaxy S10 users getting YouTube Premium access free for 4 months
Samsung Galaxy S10 users can enjoy four months of free, uninterrupted, ad-free access to YouTube, and Google’s new music streaming service, YouTube Music. The offer is available globally where Samsung Galaxy devices and YouTube Premium are available.
To redeem the offer, click here.
[Misc] 6 months free trial of Spotify Premium, only for US Galaxy S10
US Galaxy S10 models come with pre-installed Spotify. To sweeten the deal, Spotify is now giving 6 months of Premium access absolutely free.
The eligibility criteria are somewhat rigid though. The Galaxy S10 smartphone must be purchased in the USA. Moreover, the user must be new to Spotify Premium.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy S10 lineup is officially launched in global markets
After the end of the pre-order period, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e in markets around the world.
The 10th anniversary Galaxy S smartphone will be available in online/offline stores on and from March 8, in approximately 70 countries, including the U.S., Canada, India, China and all of Europe, and will roll out to about 130 markets by the end of the month.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung delays the Fortnite iKONIK outfit release
Update: In order for Galaxy S10 users to have the best experience redeeming the iKONIK outfit and Scenario emote, both Samsung and Epic Games are taking extra time to further review this process before making the promotion widely available. We apologize for any inconvenience and will share updates on the outfit’s availability at www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-s10/fortnite/.
Possibly the earlier accidental leak is the reason behind the delay. 😜
— arkheops (@itsarkheops) March 5, 2019
So people randomly got a 1,000 skin for free and get to keep it? Yet we can't keep our Honor skins, k den epic booty. pic.twitter.com/mAwVI1d1zH
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) March 7, 2019
According to Samsung Germany, the revised date of arrival is 16th March.
Right. Has been changed today to 16.03.2019. ^PH
— Samsung Deutschland (@SamsungDE) March 8, 2019
[Misc] Revieve and Samsung to bring personalized skincare advice to Bixby Vision with Galaxy S10
Finland based beauty-technology company Revieve partners with Samsung to offer Samsung Galaxy S10 consumers with the opportunity to receive an individualized skin analysis by taking a selfie with Bixby Vision, Samsung’s intelligence platform.
— Sampo Parkkinen (@SampoParkkinen) March 8, 2019
Sampo Parkkinen is the CEO of Revieve
[Misc] Grab a free Samsung Gear Sport while buying Galaxy S10 from Amazon
Amazon.com is currently selling carrier unlocked Galaxy S10/S10+ with a free Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch for the same price as pre-order.
[BUGS & ISSUES] You can easily fool Samsung Galaxy S10 series’ facial recognition
It’s coming to light (via AndroidPolice) that Samsung Galaxy S10 series’ facial recognition has been fooled using a video, image, or even a family members’ face in one case.
To begin with, here’s Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy fooling the feature using a video being played on another device:
Then comes apk teardown queen Jane Wong, who reported their S10+ device couldn’t differentiate between faces of family members:
Apparently S10+ thinks we look the same
But we don't…? pic.twitter.com/COAS9QJodK
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 9, 2019
And finally, a video from an Italian blog showing S10 facial recognition being fooled through an image:
It’s worth mentioning that this problem is not specific to Galaxy S10 series as other devices in the past have had similar issues. This is just another example that shows facial recognition tech isn’t as secure as other security systems like fingerprint and iris scanners.
[Misc] First ever Exynos 9820 die photo is up for grabs
Credit goes to Chiprebel guys.
First die shot ever of Samsung's #exynos9820 extracted from the #GalaxyS10 more details here https://t.co/L7JGJcZ5yM and a teardown of the #S10 https://t.co/VGip2j52jc more updates soon… pic.twitter.com/jblmDdZNbD
— Chiprebel (@chiprebel) March 8, 2019
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Wide angle support in Google Camera fixed after day-one patch
The March 8 update allowed me to open the wipe angle one above. Seems to work okay though the viewfinder image is much brighter and washed out compared to the output.
[Misc] Samsung Blockchain Wallet is here, but you can’t store Bitcoin in it
Reported by CoinDesk Korea,the Samsung Blockchain Wallet is currently compatible only with ether (ETH) and ethereum-based ERC20 tokens.
Surprisingly Bitcoin is not yet supported, although the logo of the it was there on the pre-release presentation images. The wallet, however, supports four decentralized apps (dapps) out of the box: crypto gaming platform Enjin, beauty community Cosmee, crypto collectibles platform CryptoKitties and merchant payments service CoinDuck.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] You can now unbrand/convert the US Galaxy S10 carrier models
Thanks to the availability of the ODIN flashable packages, US users can now unbrand Galaxy S10 models and update manually without waiting for carriers. See here for details.
[Misc] When charging the S10 and wireless powersharing with a Galaxy Watch, you can get the battery status of both on the watch
The feature, however, may not work with older smartwatches (Gear S3 Classic or Frontier) without a system update.
[Misc] Samsung Malaysia sent a bunch of Galaxy S10 phones to the outer space
The curious stunt was reported by Mashable SE Asia. Before you ask, probably because sky is the limit?
[Misc] Galaxy S10 outperforms S10e And S10+ in SquareTrade drop tests, still inline with last year’s S9/S9+
According to SquareTrade, a series of “DropBot” tests confirmed that Samsung’s three new Galaxy S10 devices are all susceptible to cracking. Interestingly, the regular Galaxy S10 performed better than the S10e and S10+.
[Misc] Samsung kind of officially advises to prefer the Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanner over the face unlock for security reasons
The shortcomings and vulnerabilities of the face unlock method in Galaxy S10 is already known widely. You can go to Settings => Biometrics and security => Face recognition and toggle off Faster recognition, which make face recognition a little slower but adds up security.
Now Samsung has sent an official statement to Techradar regarding the fiasco:
Face recognition is a convenient action to open your phone. For actions requiring strong security, Samsung recommends using the new in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint that unlocks only with your physical fingerprint.
The Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner has been certified by FIDO Alliance with the world’s first Biometric Component Certification that recognizes its vault-like security and industry best-practice for biometric-enabled devices.
[Misc] Carphone Warehouse is giving £50 eGift Card with a purchase of Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+
If you’re from the UK, then don’t forget to check out this awesome deal.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] BREAKING: Samsung Galaxy S10 camera ring notification light support arrives via third party app
2019’s Galaxy S10 series does not feature a notification LED. A third party app now brings in-display camera cutout animation as an effective alternative.
Check out details here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 screen may not be properly visible through polarized sunglasses
Some users found that this problem went away by removing the screen protector that came bundled with the Galaxy S10 series phones. Read this article to know more.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Check out these apps and mods to customize the your Galaxy S10
Unleash the inner artist of you with these wallpapers, mods and apps to customize your brand new Samsung Galaxy S10. Go through the list of a bunch of lesser known goodies and apply them to make your phone a unique one.
[Misc] Indian S10 users are eligible for 4 months of free YouTube Premium access
Google officially unveils YouTube Music in India today. They have also rolled out YouTube Premium subscription.
As a bonus, Samsung Galaxy S10 users can enjoy 4 months of free, uninterrupted access to YouTube Premium, which includes access to YouTube Music.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy S10 Exynos kernel source codes are now available
Developers can now grab kernel source codes for the Exynos 9820 powered Galaxy S10 models directly from Samsung Open Source Release Center. You have to search by the full model names (SM-G970F for S10e, SM-G973F for S10 and SM-G975F for S10+) and download the package.
As the Exynos models have an unlockable bootloader, these codes will help developers to craft TWRP as well as custom kernels and ROMs.
[UPDATE] The day-one update is rolling out widely to unlocked US Galaxy S10 models
It’s the same ASBA update we mentioned earlier, and US unlocked Galaxy S10 users are part of the wider rollout.
Apart from the fingerprint and camera fixes, it should bring automatic brightness improvements as well.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Users reporting accidental touches and random wake-up inside pocket with their Galaxy S10
Several Galaxy S10 users are reporting about accidental touches on their phones, which start random activities and make the phone hot inside pocket. Give this a read to know more.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 5G trials show fascinating results in South Korea
[BUGS & ISSUES] Try these user-suggested tips if you’re facing problems with Galaxy S10’s fingerprint scanner
Has the ultrasonic fingerprint reader in Samsung Galaxy S10 failed to meet your expectations? You may give these solutions a try.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung demonstrates 10 firsts and 10 bests of the Galaxy S10
The 10th anniversary Galaxy S phones come with some seriously ground-breaking techs. Now Samsung has decided to highlight them by creating a stunning infographic.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 Ceramic vs. Glass back drop test
The guys over CNET have conducted another drop test – this time comparing the regular glass back with the premium ceramic back.
The end result is kinda predictable though.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Snapdragon Galaxy S10 kernel source codes are available too
After releasing the kernel source codes for the global Exynos Galaxy S10, Samsung has published the same for Snapdragon models as well.
Visit Samsung Open Source Release Center to download them. As a drill, you need to search by the full model names (SM-G970U for S10e, SM-G973U for S10 and SM-G975U for S10+) and download the appropriate package.
Unlike the Exynos models, the US Snapdragon models can’t be bootloader unlocked. The codes are still helpful for developers having the Latin American/Chinese variants, which are bootloader unlockable.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 clicking noise from camera is not an indicator of failure
We are talking about the clicking sound you can hear while opening the camera.
It is caused by the variable aperture lens of the primary camera. For detailed analysis, give this a read.
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 Super Steady mode is a solid attractive feature
Samsung Galaxy S10 introduced a new video recording mode called Super steady. Users are fascinated to see the action cam like performance with it. Read our article about it.
[Misc] Samsung will provide more fixes to the fingerprint scanner via software update
A Samsung official has told The Korea Herald that the company is aware of the performance issues of the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor of Galaxy S10.
The accuracy has been improved through the first update of software recently just in one week since the launch, and we will continue providing updates to make the scanner work better.
[Misc] The cryptocurrency wallet in Galaxy S10 is available only in selected regions
US users can not find the wallet app under Galaxy Store.
Doesnt appear that US S10's can even download it. Zero search results for Samsung Blockchain on my S10s galaxy app store.
— Insanity (@InsanityCrypto) March 13, 2019
The official Samsung Australia account even acknowledges the fact:
Sorry to see you go, Dan – though it's not looking likely that our Australian market will be added to the select few markets that are getting the crypto wallet.
— Samsung Australia (@SamsungAU) March 12, 2019
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung recognizes the punch hole wallpaper trend
The South Korean company has created a new category inside the Galaxy Themes app for the cutout wallpapers, intended for Galaxy S10 lineup.
They are campaigning on Twitter as well.
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) March 14, 2019
Samsung actually encourages the users to DIY:
Want to make your own? Props to Reddit user /u/DarkRoasst for making some templates. Check it out: https://t.co/Ed9XxcELgw
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) March 14, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 Edge Lighting not working as expected? You aren’t alone
Several users have reported glitches in the Edge Lighting feature of the Galaxy S10. We have tried to find the root cause by looking at the past. Take a look at our article to know more.
@SamsungCanada ur edge lighting doesn't work on ur new s10 plus… please fix it.
— . (@freddytoskala) March 13, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 Bluetooth problems & issues reported with Galaxy Buds and cars like BMW Mini
Galaxy S10 owners are facing Bluetooth pairing issues with their cars. Moreover, there are multiple reports about occasional pauses while streaming when the screen turns off. For details, see here.
[Misc] Official Marvel branded smart covers for Galaxy S10 are here
Moreover, users will get dedicated themes and screen unlock animation effects for corresponding to the back covers.
[OFFICIAL INFO] The iKONIK outfit is finally here for players with S10
An Epic games account is required. To redeem your iKONIK outfit, please follow the instructions below on your Galaxy S10. You will need to first install Fortnite. Only one iKONIK outfit is granted per device.
[Misc] Cryptocurrency Bancor (BNT) is now available for Galaxy S10 crypto wallet
Bancor (BNT), has declared its integration with Samsung Galaxy S10 Enjin (ENJ) wallet.
— Bancor (@Bancor) March 17, 2019
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 wallpaper subreddit has more subscribers than Galaxy S10 on Reddit
Believe it or not, it’ the harsh truth! If that wasn’t enough, there’s now an S10 wallpapers focused Android app as well. Check our story to know more.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 proximity sensor acts glitchy during calls, users say
Users are getting frustrated after discovering a new kind proximity sensor bugs in their brand new S10 phones. To be precise, it is different from the previously reported accidental touch protection related glitches. Read on to know more!
[BUGS & ISSUES] Sprint Galaxy S10 data / LTE connectivity issues officially acknowledged, workaround discovered
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e users on Sprint network have been reporting network connectivity issues ever since the devices launched. The problems include data OR LTE connectivity failure.
A Sprint employee recently acknowledged these issue. Read our latest story for details.
[Misc] Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy Buds & Incipio ultra-protective cases
Android Central is giving away a 128 GB Galaxy S10 (White) along with many other goodies in collaboration with Incipio. Only US users are eligible though.
The giveaway is open through March 25, 2019. To take part, visit here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Post purchase enrollment to Samsung Premium Care seems impossible for S10 users
Samsung Premium Care is an exclusive extended warranty and in-person support program by the Korean OEM.
With Samsung Premium Care, you get more than just protection for your Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, S9 and S9+ —you get a team of experts ready to come to you. Just pick the time and place, and they’ll meet you for setup, troubleshooting, repairs and replacements.
As reported by Android Police, the enrollment after purchasing is not open yet for the Galaxy S10 family, raising frustration among end users who missed it while purchasing.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 users are finding troubles with Android Auto
The guys over SamMobile have spotted a number of reports on Android Auto crashes with Galaxy S10.
Meanwhile, Android Police has noted that Samsung’s One UI (Android Pie), in general, forces Android Auto to display a constant night mode. Thus this issues is not just limited to Galaxy S10, but older Galaxy S and Note phones are also affected.
Fortunately, Google is aware of the issue and their team “… is working with Samsung on a fix”.
[Misc] S10 users want to screen record? Use this trick
The old trick to record screen using Game Launcher is still applicable on Galaxy S10. Head over to the SamMobile tutorial to know more.
[Misc] Another giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S10, protective cases and Speck’s GrabTab
This time, it is from Engadget. They are giving away one Galaxy S10 smartphone (128 GB) along with a set of Spect Presidio cases and one Speck GrabTab.
To take part and know the rules, visit here. Only US residents are eligible though.
[Misc] ZeroLemon brings new battery cases for S10 lineup
ZeroLemon has introduced a beefy 5000 mAh battery case for Galaxy S10 and S10+. They also offer even more gigantic 8000 mAh (for the S10) and 10,000 mAh (for the S10+) packs.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 front camera zoomed in? Here’s what you need to know
Users across the world are reportng about front camera zoomed in issue with their Galaxy S10. Is it Samsung or the third party app developers responsible for the bug? To read our analysis, click here.
bro the snapchat for the s10 is actually ass why is it so zoomed 😭😭
— chelsea (@coopitan) March 19, 2019
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 root achieved on global Exynos variant
A group of developers have achieved root access on the Samsung Galaxy S10 global model. They have also compiled TWRP for the phone and booted AOSP GSI successfully. Give this a read to know about the development progress.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 restarts every night? Random reboot or crash issue affecting many
Apart from random reboots or crashes, some S10 users have faced “Modem Crash Dump” error as well.
Give our article a read to know more.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 lineup does support HEIF format while taking pictures
XDA people found the evidence of native HEIF support in S10 camera even before the announcement of the phone. The Korean OEM shipped it eventually.
High Efficiency Image File Format aka HEIF can save considerable space compared to standard JPEG/JPG while retaining quality. Video recording in HEVC format is supported since Galaxy S9.
[OFFICIAL INFO] S10 screen replacement costs are considerably higher than its predecessors
The top end Galaxy S10+ screen replacement will cost a whopping 320 AUD/7,100 TWD (~230 USD). Well, you may grab a decent mid-ranger with that amount.
[Misc] The 5G variant of S10 certified in South Korea
Reported by The Korea Herald, the Galaxy S10 5G model (SM-G977N) has passed the signal verification test of National Radio Research Agency. If everything goes well, the phone may be released in the coming weeks in South Korea, and later in the US.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 SD card issue with moving apps officially acknowledged by Samsung
Some Galaxy S10 users are unable to move more than 8 apps to the sdcard.
After a brief session of miscommunications, Samsung has acknowledged the issue. Take a look here to get a proper insight of the situation.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 Fortnite iKONIK skin bundle: Saga of greed, mishaps & adventure
Samsung teamed up with Epic Games to present an exclusive skin called iKONIK for Galaxy S10 Fortnite players. However, the plan went haywire and started multiple controversies.
We have explored the whole scenario in this article.
[Misc] Fortnite v8.11 patch fixes Galaxy S10 full screen support
Epic Games has released a new patch for their popular battle royale game, Fortnite. Besides tons of new new features and bug fixes, the v8.11 update has also brought full-screen support for Galaxy S10.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 LED case turns off after sometime, users report
Samsung launched a LED back cover with ‘Moon lighting’ effect exclusively for 2019’s Galaxy S10 lineup.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 18, 2019
Buyers found multiple imperfections, such as the LED effects stopped working after a while.Give this a read for more details.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 5G going to be launched in South Korea on April 5
Customers can get it via carriers or pick directly from retail channel. Expected price tag is 1.5 million won (~$1,300) in South Korean market.
[Misc] Grab a free Samsung Wireless Charger Duo with S10e
B&H is giving a sweet deal with Galaxy S10e – customers can get a free copy of Samsung Wireless Charger Duo worth $99.
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