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 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.
[Misc] Seeing the silhouette of the fingerprint scanner of Galaxy S10 under bright light is normal
At least the official manual from Samsung says so.
— Andrew Hopper (@Andrew_Hopper) March 13, 2019
[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:
This stage it is only available to the US, Canada and Korea. If any updates are available you will be notified.
— Samsung Australia (@SamsungAU) February 28, 2019
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] Prism Blue S10 phones are coming to O2, as well as the 5G variant
UK carrier O2 will be the only UK carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S10 devices in Prism Blue color variant. Customers can pre-order the S10 range in Prism Blue from the 28th March, before it goes on sale in stores and online from the 4th April.
O2 will also sell the upcoming 5G capable S10 model, but no ETA has been given about the arrival.
[Misc] Vodafone India is offering one year free netflix subscription for Galaxy S10 users
Vodafone RED postpaid customers are now eligible to get one year free Netflix subscription after purchasing a new Galaxy S10.
[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.
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 camera cutout notification support update reportedly delayed
The long awaited software update to bring camera ring notification support in S10 may be delayed further.
Head over to this article for further details.
[Misc] This Galaxy S10 billboard can charge your phone
Notebookcheck has found a really innovative advertising method to promote the Wireless Powershare feature of Samsung Galaxy S10.
Spotted in Sydney, Australia, the static billboard is nothing but a fancy charger for your Qi-enabled phones. But the cleve representation is appreciable.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 battery drain likely due to buggy sleep mode and high CPU utilization
Galaxy S10 users are bugged with high battery drain issues, particularly on global Exynos variants. VoIP calls are allegedly forcing the CPU to wake up. Give our article a read to know more.
[Misc] Save up to $200 while buying Galaxy S10 from Costco
Until March 27, Costco’s member-exclusive in-store deal allows you to purchase the Galaxy S10e with flat $100 off. For regular Galaxy S10, the savings amount is $200.
No trade-in and/or new connection are required. See here to to know more.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Remove bundled bloatware apps from your S10 without root
Like every other smartphone in the market, Galaxy S10 comes with a number of pre-installed apps and bloat. However, there is a way to get rid of them. Check our article to know more.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 settings turning off / on automatically
Galaxy S10 settings like Caller ID and spam protection, Do not disturb, Night mode, Blue light filter etc. are toggling automatically, as reported by multiple users.
For details, see here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 battery life: what users are saying
The reception of the battery life of the Galaxy S10 series is mixed among the customers. End users are trying to find the adverse factors which may affect the battery life causing abrupt drains.
Give this article a read for more details.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Energy Ring creates a battery indicator around the camera cutout of Galaxy S10
Adds a configurable Energy Ring around the camera lens indicating current Battery level. Dive into the various configuration options, not only you can quickly glance and get the battery info but, Energy Ring adds an accent to your phone’s camera lens.
S10e and S10 are currently supported, while S10+ support is being planned. Get the app from Google Play.
[Misc] Jimmy Fallon films an entire Tonight Show Episode on the Galaxy S10+
[UPDATE] New update reportedly fixes Galaxy S10 deep sleep issue, should contain Sprint network fix as well
Samsung is currently rolling out a new OTA update (build number ends with ASC8) for Galaxy S10 series. Along with the March security patches, the update contains additional fixes to Wireless Powershare and camera stability.
The deep sleep issue on Exynos models is reportedly fixed with this update. The same update is likely to come on Sprint Galaxy S10 variant to fix the LTE connectivity issue. See here for more details.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung demonstrates the AI capabilities and camera features of Galaxy S10
samsung talks about the groundbreaking features of their camera implementations in Galaxy S10 in this official press release. A next-generation Neural Processing Unit (NPU) helps to detect objects more accurately, while shooting without shakes and bumps.
The AI features are also useful for faster app loading and intelligent power saving, as described by Samsung in this article.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Galaxy S10 5G achieves 1 Gbps speed over KT Corporation’s commercial 5G network
Using 3.5GHz frequency deployed in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, the 5G variant of Galaxy S10 successfully achieved 1 Gbps speed over the air using KT’s 5G commercial network.
Another South Korean carrier, SK Telecom recently reported that they had tested their 5G-LTE aggregation technology with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. By combining both 5G and 4G LTE bandwidth, it hit a peak speed of whopping 2.65 Gbps.
[BUGS & ISSUES] US Galaxy S10+ users reporting major signal issues
Apart from Sprint, Galaxy S10+ users on other US carriers are suffering from LTE signal issues as well. The incident was reported by Android Police.
[UPDATE] Sprint users are getting the March update, pulled back from other regions
However, the same update (ASC8) is currently rolling out for US Snapdragon models – starting with the Sprint branded variant.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 users find Pro mode video recording missing
The absence of the Pro mode while video recording annoys many Galaxy S10 users. The glitch is originated from the One UI design.
Samsung is well aware of the situation, but rolling the fix is not a priority for them now. For details, head over to our article.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 users can change the display orientation of Always On Display
As reported by SamMobile, Galaxy S10’s One UI 1.1 allows you set AoD in landscape mode as well.
[Misc] Latest update of the Always On Display app reportedly improves fingerprint sensing speed
[UPDATE] A new build of March update is rolling for global Exynos S10 variants
The changelog remains unchanged though.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Galaxy S10 users can block ads without root using Adhell3
System-wide ad blocking is not easy for non-root users. However, Galaxy S10 users can use Adhell3 which is powered by Samsung Knox to achieve it.
See here for details.
[Misc] Samsung may bring a dedicated low light camera mode and better charging support in S10
The ‘Bright Night’ mode is probably going to receive some improvements, as suggested by Ice Universe. Samsung may add 25W charging support in future as well.
The president of Samsung Greater China said that it is considering opening the Galaxy S10's charging power to 25W and developing the handheld super night mode to the S10 series.👍 pic.twitter.com/Z1QDEn3flK
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 28, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Premium Care glitch for Galaxy S10 users is finally fixed
Samsung has confirmed Android Police that users need to go through Samsung Members App => search for Premium Care => Check eligibility and finally enroll their phones.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Energy Ring now supports Galaxy S10+
Download the app from the XDA thread or directly from Google Play.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Sprint Galaxy S10 still facing permanent voice/data loss need to be RMA’d
Sprint has officially acknowledged the LTE / data connection issue with Galaxy S10.
The US carrier now suggests to opt for RMA if the ASC8 update can’t solve the bugs. Give our article a read to know more.
[BUGS & ISSUES] The noise you hear while shaking your Galaxy S10 is originated from camera
Remember the camera clicking sound due to autofocus in Galaxy S10?
Well, the same hardware design is responsible for the ‘loose part’ noise when you shake your phone. According to Samsung:
However, the Camera module is fitted with a “Stopper” part to limit lens unit movement within the space for the Camera module. When the Lens and Stopper touch, when shaking the Galaxy S10 Series, a minute noise may occur – however, this is normal due to the operation of the Auto Focus feature of the camera. The sound made may differ slightly by device types and model.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung is investigating Galaxy S10 mobile data/WiFi issues
As suggested by a Samsung EU moderator, Samsung is now looking for error reports with log files from Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ users to diagnose the connectivity issues.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Summit IMS Service automatically installed on your Galaxy S10? You are not alone
Another update of Messanger+ is currently rolling out, which should fix the glitch.
[Misc] Someone spotted ‘S10f’ in wild (again!)
The mysterious ‘S10f’ has appeared again – this time redditor u/rooser1111 has stumbled on it.
Internal codename for accessories? Probably so.
Samsung Galaxy S10f… 🧐 F?! Spotted on S10e cases the first time I saw them. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/0rSnYJdhrE
— John 'BM' McCann (@JJMcCann) March 7, 2019
[Misc] Wireless PowerShare now lights up the Galaxy S10 heart rate sensor
The latest software update (ASC8/ASCA) for S10 mentioned improved Wireless PowerShare support. For the visible change, the heart rate sensor of S10/S10+ now glows up to indicate reverse wireless charging.
FYI, the Galaxy S10e does not feature a dedicated heart rate sensor.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Interview with Galaxy S10 design team
Samsung Newsroom has published an interview, where the design team members behind the Galaxy S10 reveal how they created “a Galaxy for Everyone”. Check it out by clicking here.
[Misc] A lot of new details of the 5G Galaxy S10 leaked ahead of official release
According to ETNews, the 256 GB variant will be priced at KRW 1,390,000 (~$1,220), and the 512 GB variant will be priced at KRW 1,550,000 (~$1,360).
Meanwhile, DealNTech reports that the dimension of the Korean variant should be 162.2 x 77.1 x 7.8 mm. If the information is true, then it would be slightly shorter and thinner than the global variant (162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm).
The color options are Majestic Black, Royal Gold and Crown Silver. The 8 GB/512 GB model should be available in Crown Silver, but the availability of Majestic Black for the particular variant can not be confirmed.
[Misc] The 25W charger for Galaxy S10 5G variant is here
The upcoming Galaxy S10 5G is one of the first Samsung phones to support 25W wired charging via Samsung EP-TA800 model of charger.
This is Samsung's new 25W charger EP-TA800, which uses the Type-C to C data line interface and will be used in the Galaxy S10 5G , A70, A90. Of course, if the S10 can be upgraded to 25W, you can also use it. pic.twitter.com/so7V0lVxW9
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 29, 2019
[Misc] You should re-register your fingerprints after the latest update on Galaxy S10
According to a number of user reports, the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner works much faster if you re-register your fingerprints after the recent March OTA and the Always On Display app update.
[Misc] Samsung support confirms Google Night Sight like features coming soon for Galaxy S10
After reported by Ice Universe, Samsung Poland support has now confirmed that Bright Night mode will get long exposure support in near future.
Take a look at our article to know more.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Official screen protectors for Galaxy S10 lineup is now available in the US
This 2-pack of identical replacement screen protectors includes all the required tools for proper application of a new protector including a microfiber cleaning cloth, dust removal stickers, and a soft-edge squeegee for smooth application.
[Misc] Grab a free Samsung Gear Sport or Gear Fit2 Pro while buying Galaxy S10 from Best Buy
Best Buy is currently offering a Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch with the purchase of US unlocked Galaxy S10+. On the other hand, the regular Galaxy S10 and the compact sized S10e buyers will get the Gear Fit2 Pro activity tracker absolutely free of cost.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 RCS not working on T-Mobile, future update should fix it
RCS is reportedly not working on unlocked US models of Samsung Galaxy S10, especially with T-Mobile. A future update will fix it, as per official channels.
— Fray (@knicks20) March 20, 2019
Head over to our article to get more info.
[OFFICIAL INFO] 5G variant of Galaxy S10 is officially announced by Samsung
After a number of leaks, Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase in Korea starting April 5, 2019.
Meanwhile, a reddit user has got their hands on the 5G model and compared it with Galaxy S10+.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 getting hot/warm: here’s what you should know
The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S10 is reportedly getting hot under different circumstances. Is it a design flaw or can it be possible to fix the glitch? Take a look at this article for further details.
— Craig goulden (@goulden_craig) March 30, 2019
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Waiting for Samsung Galaxy S10 updates? Frija can be useful
Frija is a successor to SamFirm. This free application is able to query Samsung OTA servers and download software update packages to be flashed manually.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 Bluetooth issues reported with BMW Mini officially acknowledged by Samsung
Warning: Not a April Fool joke!
For proper Bluetooth pairing, it is advisable to use your vehicle to search and pair with your Mobile Device rather than the reverse way.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung promises monthly security updates for the Galaxy S10 series
Samsung has updated their security update page – the Galaxy S10 phones are now eligible for getting monthly security patches.
[UPDATE] Verizon is rolling out March update for Galaxy S10
After Sprint, Verizon is now distributing the March OTA update for Galaxy S10.
It should be noticed that Verizon opts for the newer ASCA build, whereas Sprint rolled out the older ASC8 build. The changelogs are identical though.
[Misc] Grab unlocked international dual SIM Galaxy S10 phones from eBay with huge discounts
eBay seller never-msrp is back again with irresistible offers.
These are Exynos 9820 powered GSM models, so CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint will not work with them.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 Best shot automatic capture feature gone, users say
Samsung silently removed the Shot suggestions auto capture functionality from the Galaxy S10 stock camera with an update.
For more details, see here.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Exynos Samsung Galaxy S10 Google Camera (Gcam) port status: here’s what we know
Google Camera ports can dramatically improve camera performances. However, it is difficult to get them working on Exynos models, such as global Galaxy S10.
In this article, we highlight current development status of Google Camera mods on Exynos powered phones.
[Misc] Samsung Clock app has got the Celebrity Alarm functionality
After the latest update of the stock clock app, Galaxy S10 users can set celebrity voice snippets as alarm tones.
[Misc] Samsung is offering $200 trade-in value for purchasing a new Galaxy S10 against any Android/iOS device
For a limited time, you can get a sweet deal by exchanging any Android/iOS device against a new Galaxy S10 and get $200 exchange value.
The old phone needs to have a working battery, but cracks on the screen are not a concerning factor.
[UPDATE] T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S10+ running new software update spotted online
The T-Mobile branded Galaxy S10+ is allegedly getting a new software update with the build number G975USQU1ASD3. The build contains March security patch.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Chainfire reveals Holey Light, an app to emulate the missing notification LED of Galaxy S10
Bring forth the "Holey Light" ! S10/S10e/S10+ Notification LED emulation, by flashing the camera cutout edges in various colors. Much beta, such ouch, work in progress. Free, sauce included. https://t.co/xqX2fFWnaa pic.twitter.com/pCoeVPi8fi
— Chainfire (@ChainfireXDA) April 3, 2019
Remember that, the app is still in beta. Thus early adopters should keep an eye on the XDA support thread for further developments.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 adaptive brightness issues / problems: what company says
According to multiple users, the adaptive brightness feature of the Galaxy S10 trio is not working as intended. Samsung has responded with an explanation.
Take a look at this article for further details.
[Misc] Google Duplex is now available for US Galaxy S10 users
As reported by XDA Developers, Google Duplex is now rolling out in the USA for non-Pixel phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S10.
Part of Google Assistant, the AI powered Google Duplex can conduct natural conversations to do things, like schedule certain types of appointments.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Interview with Galaxy S10 camera team
Samsung Newsroom has published an interview, where the camera team members behind the Galaxy S10 talk about the AI infused functions of the ultra-wide-angle camera, including Live Focus and Panorama.
They also highlight the Super Steady enhanced video stabilization mode of S10.
Check it out by clicking here.
[Misc] Verizon Galaxy S10 5G release date leaks!
The big red may bring it on April 16. And the news comes from none other than evleaks!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 3, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 ultrasonic fingerprint sensor can be fooled by 3D printed fingerprint
The Qualcomm designed ultrasonic fingerprint scanner of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is reportedly vulnerable to 3D printed fingerprints.
For more details, give this a read.
[Misc] More details on Verizon Galaxy S10 5G release
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Verizon exclusive Galaxy S10 5G will be available online starting April 18 in the USA.
They should be available offline on and from May 16, as hinted by evleaks earlier. Other carriers will bring it later in 2019.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 5G retail box unboxing
Thanks to a South Korean user, we have the opportunity to look inside the retail packaging of Galaxy S10 5G.
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 4, 2019
As leaked by Ice Universe earlier, the phone comes with a new 25W capable charger.
The retail box comes with a 25W charger and a Type-C to Type-C data cable. The last image shows the size comparison of S10 5G with regular S10+ (the one on the left is S10 5G while the other is S10+)#Samsung #SamsungS10 #GalaxyS105G pic.twitter.com/Q9E6E6eYlZ
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) April 4, 2019
[Misc] Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S10
Android Central is giving away a brand new Galaxy S10.
Unlike most other giveaways, this one will end after 3 months. It is only applicable for US residents.
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy S10 internal March update improves fingerprint scanner on US models
A leaked build of March update (ASD3) for Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ US carrier variants reportedly improves the fingerprint scanner performance.
See here for more details.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 dual GPS support reportedly crippled in US models
Dual frequency GNSS is supported by the chipset and can be found in Galaxy S10 Hong Kong variants. However, the US models reportedly don’t support this feature.
[Misc] Everyone is giving away Galaxy S10!
Visit the pages to know about the rules and regulations.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 alarm not going off after reboot? You are not alone
A number of Galaxy S10 users are reporting that the alarm does not go off/ring after reboot, after the latest update of the Samsung Clock app.
Rolling back to the factory installed version of the app is proven to be a working solution. For details, see here.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 root guide available for global Exynos models
Late night Canary release! Check this new page for rooting Samsung Galaxy S10!https://t.co/W9E9sk86a0
— John Wu (@topjohnwu) April 6, 2019
[Misc] Galaxy S10 5G: Teardown & firmware
PBKreviews guys have done a fine teardown of the Galaxy S10 5G variant – revealing the 3D ToF sensor as well as a mysterious unpopulated connector.
Meanwhile, first firmware (build number G977NKSU1ASD1) for the Korean edition Galaxy S10 5G is live. Courtesy to SamFirmware, you can grab it from here.
[Misc] Binance Coin (BNB) is now available on Galaxy S10 crypto wallet
Changpeng Zhao’s Binance Coin (BNB) is now one of the 16 default coins supported by Galaxy S10.
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 7, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy Buds low volume with Samsung Galaxy S10? Here’s what you should know
Galaxy Buds users have found a few tricks that can be useful to boost the low sound when paired with the Samsung Galaxy S10. See here for more details.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ TWRP and root available for Exynos models
After the arrival of the rooting guide from the developer of Magisk, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ (Exynos) users now get unofficial TWRP support.
Take a look at this article for further info.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Besides Sprint, T-Mobile Galaxy S10 LTE / signal issues bugging users as well
T-Mobile Galaxy S10 users are facing several connectivity issues. The recent March update may fixes some of them, while disabling bands can be effective. Details here.
Meanwhile in the fastest growing region https://t.co/sf8lJe57UJ in the USA, No. 1 Best City to live in @austintexasgov, Home of @sxsw @F1 @MotoGP @acltv etc… can't even go beyond 10-20Mbps from 8am-8pm even with S10+.
NO ENHANCEMENTS/UPGRADES for YEARS!
ALL promises & lies! TY! pic.twitter.com/QpyT1ioFfN
— Simo Häyhä Jr. (@ItsMe70486345) April 4, 2019
[Misc] Verizon Galaxy S10 5G render and release date hint
Posted by Android Headlines, we can clearly see the UWB (Ultra wide band) logo in the status bar. However, no Verizon branding can be seen on the phone itself.
The lock screen date (May 16) can be an indicator of the release date.
[Misc] Galaxy S10 can be $150 cheaper, bundled free Wireless Charging Pad
128 GB S10 & S10+, along with all models of S10e is flat $100 off. You can save upto $150 with higher storage variants.
As a free accessory, buyers will get the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad worth $50.
[UPDATE] Verizon Galaxy S10 lineup is getting March update
Release date: 04/08/2019
Android™ Security Patch Level: March 1, 2019
Software Version: PPR1.180610.011.G973USQU1ASD3
The current software update provides your device with:
– The most up to date Android security patches
– System enhancements
– Performance improvements
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 camera app reveals upcoming low light photography mode and more
Digging through the stock Samsung camera app reveals tons of new camera modes coming for Galaxy S10, including a dedicated Night Sight like low light mode.
Head over to this article to know more.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 replacement screen protector not covering camera cutout? You’re not alone
The replacement screen protectors of Galaxy S10 series are reportedly different from the original one, as they can’t cover the front camera section.
[Misc] Samsung advertises Wireless Powershare feature of Galaxy S10 at Singapore bus stops
Reported by The Drum, Samsung has partnered with JCDecaux Singapore to turn bus stops into wireless charging stations.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 immersive mode: Here’s how you can properly achieve it
Getting full screen immersive mode support in the Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ is not an easy task. However, community members have found a way to get things done.
Take a look at our article to know the details.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Pay opening randomly on Galaxy S10
According to several reports from Galaxy S10 users, the Samsung Pay app keeps opening in background or even right after unlocking the phone.
Head over to this article to read about the issue.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Some Samsung Galaxy S10 units died / not
Multiple user reports suggest that the failure rate of Samsung Galaxy S10 (device dead/not turning on) is way too high for a newly launched flagship. Give our analysis a read.
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung India now lists cost of the spare parts
Reported by Gadgets360, Samsung India support page now has a dedicated section to show replacement costs for key components of its smartphones, including the Galaxy S10.
To view the full list, see here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Early adopters of Galaxy S10 5G are facing network issues
According to a recent report published by Business Korea, Galaxy S10 5G users are facing 5G to LTE (and vice-versa) switching issues in South Korea.
In areas where 5G signals are not detected, the Galaxy S10 5G is expected to be automatically switched to an LTE signal, connecting to the internet, but it was continuously disconnected, they said. They complain that that they have to reboot several times to connect to the network again.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Holey Light by Chainfire updated with Always On Display and screen off support
With the release of v0.40, the following changes have been incorporated inside Holey Light:
– Screen off + battery functionality enabled
– Migration from fake lockscreen to AOD-base
– Migration from application to accessibility overlay (Google frowns on this, though)
– Any notification can now be used for LED. The ones that don’t ask for LED show up under Colors as black by default.
– Lottie renderer has been replaced by a sprite-sheet based rendered (up to 5x CPU reduction)
– Battery saving animations added (up to 3x CPU reduction), blinking and pie-chart (decided based on full or on-tap AOD)
– Several leaks and crashes have been fixed (and undoubtedly new ones created)
[UPDATE] AT&T Samsung Galaxy S10 users finally getting March security update
After Verizon, AT&T became the last remaining US carrier to give March software update for the Galaxy S10 series. The update is now reportedly rolling out.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 custom font support arrives via Wings Font Installer
Samsung blocks third party themes and fonts on Galaxy S10 running One UI. However, the latest testing version of Wings Font can install custom fonts.
Please follow this link to read our exclusive interview with the lead developer of the Wings Font [Samsung] project.
[UPDATE] Samsung is gradually pushing a new fingerprint reader update for S10/S10+
This is different from the typical OTA software updates, as it is solely intended for the biometric components.
The fingerprint scanner is reportedly working way better after installing the update.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 trade-in issues bugging genuine customers
Reported by Android Police, a number of users have faced various kind of anomalies while trying to trade-in their old phones for a new Galaxy S10.
Hey Samsung just wanted to know why my trade-in wasn't accepted. It states that the reason being is it isnt a Note 8 when in fact is the Note 8 I bought directly from Samsung. pic.twitter.com/UJyer61zFU
— Ezequiel (@double_petey) March 27, 2019
[OFFICIAL INFO] Samsung will soon launch the 5G Galaxy S10 in the US
Travis Warren, Senior Vice President and Head of Carrier Sales and Operations, Samsung Electronics America said the following in an official press release:
We design our Galaxy devices to open up incredible opportunities for users, and the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S10 5G are taking that legacy to a whole new level.
It is further mentioned that the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for the USA consumers starting in May, with pre-orders starting soon.
[UPDATE] Canadian Samsung Galaxy S10 still waiting for updates, as US unlocked gets March OTA
Carrier branded Galaxy S10 models are getting delayed updates than the global unlocked variants. In case of S10 Canada, it might be postponed till April 15.
Meanwhile, the US unlocked variant is finally getting the March security update.
[Misc] Dedicated camera night mode should be available on Galaxy S10 in late April or May
The previously rumored long exposure mode for better low light photography is coming to S10 lineup by April or May, as hinted by leakster Ice Universe.
Samsung is redesigning the camera "Night" mode for the Galaxy S10 series. This option is isolated, just like the Video, Pro independent mode. In addition, the camera algorithm has also been updated, this major update will be launched in April or May. pic.twitter.com/fQddhkENUq
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 12, 2019
[Misc] Win a Galaxy S10 by designing creative wallpaper utilizing the punch hole
Samsung Chile is asking fans to create innovative wallpapers for the Galaxy S10 lineup that cleverly utilize the punch hole. The best entry will be rewarded a brand new Galaxy S10!
La mejor pantalla del mundo busca el mejor wallpaper para usar en Galaxy S10e, S10 y S10+. Diseña un fondo de pantalla aprovechando de forma creativa su cámara frontal. El mejor ganará el nuevo #GalaxyS10. Solo debes subir en tus redes sociales tu diseño junto al HT #WallpaperS10 pic.twitter.com/QIQvtfoQYj
— Samsung Chile (@SamsungChile) April 11, 2019
The best screen in the world looks for the best wallpaper to use in Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10 +. Design a wallpaper using your front camera creatively. The best will win the new #GalaxyS10 . You only have to upload your design with your HT in your social networks #WallpaperS10
[Misc] The Blockchain Keystore in S10 is available for random US users
Looks like Samsung has started a staged server side rollout of the Blockchain Keystore in the USA region.
Samsung pushed 2 updates today and suddenly it’s there now. Go into settings biometrics and security
[UPDATE] Sprint to roll a new update on April 16
Sprint has confirmed a new update will be pushed out on April 16. This update is aimed at solving intermittent voice or data issues. Here’s the exact words from the carrier:
4/12/2019 UPDATE: As always, Sprint and Samsung continue to closely monitor concerns about intermittent or total loss of voice or data with the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e handsets. There will be a software release available on Tuesday, April 16th that will prevent the device from experiencing intermittent voice or data. Please update your device as soon as this release becomes available.
[Misc] Someone tried to compare the fingerprint scanner performances before and after the recent biometrics update
Well, the improvement is not just placebo!
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera Shutter Sound: Here’s what you should know
Some users don’t have the option to turn off the camera shutter sound in their Galaxy S10.
Wireless carriers and regional laws are the reasons behind this scenario. See here to know more.
[Misc] 10 Samsung Galaxy S10 must have apps you should know about
From hiding the punch hole to system-wide ad blocking, here are ten must have apps for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 that can bring the difference.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 biometrics update: T-Mobile delay, installation failure, high battery drain and more!
Samsung is rolling out a new biometrics patch for improving the performance of the fingerprint scanner of the Galaxy S10/S10+. Read this article to know the aftermaths, like installation issues and delays in rollout.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 autofill or clipboard popup while typing issue comes to light
After the latest March update, Galaxy S10 users have noticed that single tapping in a text field now automatically brings up the context menu.
Is it a new feature or a bug? Details here.
[UPDATE] Canadian Galaxy S10 lineup is finally getting March update
Canadian carriers finally started to rollout the March update (build ASD3).
[Misc] EdgeLighting+ update from Samsung brings partial notification LED emulation on Galaxy S10
Remember that the usual restrictions of Edge Lighting are still present, which means the feature only works if a particular app tries to wake the screen.
[UPDATE] Sprint Galaxy S10+ is getting LTE improvement fix, April security patch
As per previously announced schedule, Sprint is currently rolling out a new update (build ASD5) for Samsung Galaxy S10+ to fix LTE issues. It also brings April 2019 security patches.
[Misc] New Good Lock plugin brings native screen recording feature Galaxy S10
Using the newly released Good Lock plugin named Nice Shot, S10 users can now natively record the on-screen contents.
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the new topper in DxOMark listing
Thanks to the dedicated ToF sensors in both front and rear positions, the 5G variant of Galaxy S10 scored 112 in rear camera review (same as Huawei P30 Pro).
— DxOMark (@DxOMark) April 16, 2019
The selfie camera, on the other hand, got 97 points, and became the new king.
— DxOMark (@DxOMark) April 16, 2019
[BUGS & ISSUES] Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 data issues continue to persist, even after April update
Sprint rolled out a new OTA for Galaxy S10 to fix connection issues. However, users are still facing the same glitches, even after upgrading to the build.
Read this article for further details.
[Misc] T-Mobile anti-robocalling feature comes to Galaxy S10
T-Mobile and Comcast is now rolling out new anti-robocalling feature powered by STIR/SHAKEN standards to a number of phones, including Samsung Galaxy S10e , S10 and S10 Plus.
We're making it easier to know which way to swipe. 😉
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) April 17, 2019
[Misc] Grab Galaxy S10 5G stock wallpapers
[BUGS & ISSUES] New Galaxy Buds update problems and issues; info on shipping delay in UK
Samsung is rolling out a new update for the Galaxy Buds, which reportedly brings some bugs.
Meanwhile, UK Galaxy S10 users are still plagued with Galaxy Buds late shipment issues. Details here.
[UPDATE] Galaxy S10 night mode update arrives with April security patch on global Exynos models
Global Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy S10 phones are now getting a new OTA update with April security patch and camera night mode support.
For camera samples and further details, see here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Sprint Galaxy S10 units need replacement due to LTE/data issues
Sprint has officially announced to replace the Galaxy S10 units having LTE/data connection issues.
Meanwhile they pulled back the Android Pie update Galaxy Note 8 for similar bugs. Details here.
[Misc] Samsung has released new AR based measuring tool – only compatible with Galaxy S10 5G
Quick Measure by Samsung is yet another AR based measuring tool.
This one is more accurate than the others, as it utilizes the ToF sensor of the 5G variant of Galaxy S10. However, because of the same reason, the app is currently not compatible with LTE models of S10.
[Misc] You can still get a free Galaxy S10e while buying Galaxy S10 via Verizon
The deal is back on Verizon, where customers can pick a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ and become automatically eligible to get a Galaxy S10e from the carrier (or get $750 off Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy Note 9).
The prerequisites are as follows:
1. Add any two Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy Note9 phones with monthly device payments to your cart.
2. Add one of these phones as a new smartphone line on any Unlimited plan to your account.
3. Get your $750 credited to your account over 24 months.
[UPDATE] Galaxy S10 may get pocket mode fix and more camera enhancements in upcoming update
Galaxy S10 users are now getting new camera night mode feature along with April security update. A handful of fixes and new features are scheduled next, as hinted by an announcement in Samsung Korea forum.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Gcam_6.2.024_Advanced version 2.0 brings dual aperture support for Galaxy S10
With this version, dual aperture switching finally works on phones like Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10. However, this is a generic mod, thus device specific optimizations are not present in this variant.
[Misc] International giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S10
Android Authority is giving away one Galaxy S10 smartphone, courtesy of the AA Deals Store.
To take part and know the rules, visit this link. This giveaway is applicable for users across the globe.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 / One UI custom theme support available via ‘Custom OneUI Theme Installer’
After the arrival of a custom font installer, a group of developers called PROJECT [vivid] Development has created a new no-root custom theme installer for Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup.
Read our interview with recognized themer envy~ and his new themes for Galaxy S10 series that can be used with this ‘Custom OneUI Theme Installer’.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 user stuck at 720p with Netflix? Here’s what you should know
Some users reportedly can’t stream Netflix beyond 720p with the latest app version on their Samsung Galaxy S10 phone.
Netflix is aware of the situation, but they do not give any estimated time of the fix to rollout. For further details, see here.
[Misc] Linux on DeX now officially supports Galaxy S10 series
The previous version (v1.0.49) worked fine on S10 series though, so this is more of a formal announcement. Besides S10, Galaxy S9, S9+ and Tab S5e are now supported as well.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] NiceLock Downloader Companion app can download Good Lock modules on unsupported regions
This companion app can be used alongside NiceLock to download and install various Good Lock modules from mirrors.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 low battery notification sound can’t be turned off, possible One UI bug
According to user reports, the low battery notification sound in Galaxy S10 can’t be turned off as the relevant option is grayed out. Is it a One UI bug?
See here for further info.
[Misc] Verizon Galaxy S10 5G pre-order is live
Verizon has finally started the pre-ordering process of Galaxy S10 5G.
The 256 GB model will cost $1,299 while you have to pay $1,399 for the 512 GB variant. Pre-order bonus includes a pair of Galaxy Buds, a Samsung wireless charging battery pack and a water bottle (?) with an estimated value of $225.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Energy Ring now supports Galaxy S10 5G
The developer of Every Ring, jagan2, has added support for the 5G variant of Galaxy S10 in the latest update of the app.
The changelog of newest beta (v6.1) of Energy Ring is as follows:
* More accurate placement around Camera lens.
* Energy Ring now supports Galaxy S10 5G!
* Energy Ring now runs as an Accessibility Service, which is a ‘must’ to be displayed on Lock Screen. Please re-enable Energy Ring if you’re upgrading from a previous version.
[UPDATE] Unlocked Snapdragon Galaxy S10 (Hong Kong) models are getting April update
A number of redditors have reported that their non-US Snapdragon powered Galaxy S10 phones are now receiving the April security patch from Samsung.
[Misc] Microsoft’s Your Phone now supports Galaxy S10 lineup
The Your Phone app supports screen mirroring (Phone Screen) from Android phone to PC via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for select devices. With the latest version update, Galaxy S10 users can now taste the same feature.
You need to have the latest May 2019 Windows 10 update (1903) installed on your PC to use the mirroring functionality. For notification mirroring, latest Insider builds of Windows is required.
[Misc] Samsung India is offering attractive cashback offers on Galaxy S10
On purchase of the Galaxy S10e from Samsung India online store, consumers are offered an instant ₹5,000 cashback. HDFC credit card users will get an extra ₹4,000 cashback on EMI, making the effective price of the device from ₹55,900 to ₹46,900.
The regular Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus models are eligible for ₹5,000 – ₹9,000 flat cashback. HDFC EMI payment option will add further ₹6,000 cashback.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Spotify lockscreen controls not working on Samsung phones (including Galaxy S10), company investigating
Spotify users with Samsung S10, S9, S8, S7 and Note9 devices say the app controls (like skip or pause) are not working when accessed from lockscreen. The company is aware of the issue.
For more details, see here.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10 / One UI custom font support arrives on themeGalaxy & GxFonts
An indie developer has created a method to install custom third party fonts on Samsung phones running Android Pie based One UI, such as Galaxy S10.
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy S10 April update should fix accidental touch protection, developers say
According to a Samsung forum moderator, the pocket mode accidental touch protection fix for Galaxy S10 should be rolled out via latest software update (ASD6?). Details here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] MMS over WiFi reportedly broken on Galaxy S10 and other Samsung phones running One UI
Galaxy S10 (S8 and S9 as well) users on Xfinity Mobile have been complaining of MMS over WiFi not working on Android Pie/One UI. For further details, see here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Someone’s Galaxy S10 5G exploded out of the blue
Bringing the haunting memories of the Galaxy Note 7, a South Korean user has shared pictures of his exploded Galaxy S10 5G unit.
In a statement issued to CNET, Samsung suggests that the cause of the damage wasn’t a malfunction.
After retrieving the device from the customer, Samsung has closely inspected the device and concluded that the damage was caused by external impact.
[Misc] International dual SIM Galaxy S10 phones from eBay are crazy cheap right now
eBay seller never-msrp is nailing it!
[Misc] Save up to $200 on Galaxy S10 via Best Buy deals
At Best Buy, the unlocked 128 GB versions of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ cost $549.99, $699.99, and $799.99, respectively, which is a flat $200 less than the original price.
To avail the deal, you need to activate them when you buy them with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.
[Misc] Samsung Galaxy S10 Snapdragon vs Exynos battery test video reveals what we already know
YouTuber PhoneBuff organized a controlled test environment to judge the battery drain of Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S10 variants. The phones were running March update patches, and he would update the result after installing April OTA update.
See here to know more about the experiment.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Galaxy S10 touch sound change after April update gets thumbs down
After the recent April update, Samsung Galaxy S10 users across the world found the new touch sound utterly annoying. There is no way to change it.
Head over to this article to know more about this annoying issue.
[Misc] Save $400 on Galaxy S10 via exclusive trade-in deal
Unlocked Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ from Samsung US store can now be bought with an incredible $400 trade-in deal.
Eligible devices for the trade-in deal are Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9/S9+, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Google Pixel 3/3 XL and LG V40.
[UPDATE] Canadian Galaxy S10 users should receive the next update on May 13
Canadian wireless carrier Telus has updated their OS update schedule page. According to it, the Galaxy S10 lineup will receive the next (April?) security patch update on May 13.
[Misc] Selling/purchasing Samsung Galaxy S10 Fortnite iKONIK Skin? Here’s what you should know
Worldwide Fortnite fans are mad to get their hands on the Galaxy S10 exclusive iKONIK skin. They are targeting social media for buying/selling.
Take a look at our article to know more about the situation.
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy S10 April update for US models leaked, grab it now
Someone managed to leak the upcoming April security patch update for carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S10 US models.
The camera night mode is still absent in this update. For further details, see here.
[Misc] Paytm Mall Samsung Super Sale cashback offers on Galaxy S10 lineup
Indian e-commerce site Paytm Mall is offering up to ₹14,000 cashback on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series of phones as part Samsung Super Sale. Moreover, the online portal is also offering no-cost EMI options and exchange offers.
[Misc] US Unlocked Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ are $100 Off at Amazon
Amazon is offering carrier unlocked version of US Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon) models with an incredible deal. You can grab the regular Galaxy S10 for as little as $799 while the Galaxy S10e and S10+ are available for $649 and $885, respectively.
[Misc] Samsung brings Galaxy S10 Enterprise ready variant to Spain
The Enterprise variant is identical to regular models in terms of hardware, but the software is capable of handling Enterprise management and deployment tools such as Knox Configure, Enterprise Firmware Over-The-Air service (E-FOTA on MDM) etc.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Galaxy S10 camera Instagram mode reportedly broken for some users
Some Galaxy S10 users are unable to upload photos using the built-in Instagram mode of stock camera, as it loops back to the Instagram app camera interface.
For details, see here.
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy S10 April update is rolling on Verizon and T-Mobile branded phones
As a matter of fact, the build (ASD7) is identical to the leaked OTA.
[Misc] Follow these cool tips from Samsung while vlogging with your Galaxy S10
Samsung highlights the camera enhancements in Galaxy S10 lineup, such as Super Slow-mo, Super Steady Mode, Hyperlapse and AR Emoji, which can be pretty useful to improve the quality of the vlogs.
[MOD/DEVELOPMENT] Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+ (Exynos) got official TWRP support
- Galaxy S10e (codename: beyond0lte): Download
- Galaxy S10 (codename: beyond1lte): Download
- Galaxy S10e (codename: beyond2lte): Download
The unified support thread can be found here.
[Misc] 5 Samsung Galaxy S10 must have root apps/tweaks/mods you should know about
From changing the splash screen to modify the One UI, here are five must have root apps and mods for your Samsung Galaxy S10.
[UPDATE] April update for Galaxy S10 series is rolling out in Canada
FYI, separate night mode in stock camera is still not present in this update.
[UPDATE] US unlocked Galaxy S10 models are getting April update with a slightly new build
Galaxy S10 US unlocked variants are now receving a new build (ASD8) as April update.
[UPDATE] UK users are going to get the 5G Galaxy S10 on and from June 7
Samsung also mentioned in the press release that EE and Vodafone would be the first 5G compatible networks to carry the phone.
[UPDATE] Latest Verizon Samsung Galaxy S10 5G firmware up for grabs
Verizon customers can now try the next gen connectivity with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. The first firmware build is also available for manual flashing. For details, see here.
[BUGS & ISSUES] Samsung Messages emoji sending/receiving currently broken in some cases
A number of Samsung users are unable to send/receive emoji characters using the stock messaging app (Samsung Messages).
Read on to know more.
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy S10 May update out in US, brings only security patch (no Night Mode)
Sprint and T-Mobile are currently rolling May 2019 security patch update for US Samsung Galaxy S10 models. Camera night mode is still absent.
[Misc] Samsung launched Olympic Games Edition S10+
To celebrate the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympic 2020, Samsung released a special variant of Galaxy S10+ in collaboration with with Japan’s NTT Docomo.
Besides the Tokyo 2020 logo on the back, the glass model (not ceramic) of Galaxy S10+ is identical with the regular one.
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