Samsung has been rightly heralded for its impressive trio of 10th-anniversary smartphones: the Galaxy S10 (details), Galaxy S10 Plus (details) and Galaxy S10e (details). But a surprising shortcoming has been discovered which suggests you’d be better off waiting for the (even more ambitious) Galaxy Note 10…
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 conceptTechConfigurations
A teardown by TechInsights has revealed that Samsung cut a significant corner with its entire Galaxy S10 range: performance. All three Galaxy S10 models are fitted with three-year-old UFS 2.1 storage, despite UFS 3.0 being twice as fast, commercially ready and launching in premium smartphones from April.
And Samsung is among the companies jumping aboard. UFS 3.0 is confirmed on Samsung’s official Galaxy Fold specification page and that phone launches on April 26 – just seven weeks after the Galaxy S10 line-up.
Moreover, UFS 3.0 is about more than just speed. Yes, its leap from the 11.6Gbps of UFS 2.1 to 23.2Gbps is dramatic and apps will load and respond faster, but UFS 3.0 is also more efficient thanks to a new 2.5V power supply. In short: you’re getting a huge performance boost for less power consumption, which means longer battery life.
Samsung UFS 3.0 storage chipsSamsung
And if you want these benefits while avoiding the Galaxy Fold (which costs $2,000), it’s a shoo-in for the August arrival of the Galaxy Note 10.
We already know Samsung is pushing the boat out with its Galaxy Note 10 upgrades and UFS 3.0 will be the icing on the cake. So take note, given the Galaxy S10 price increases, the smart move is becoming clear: Wait.
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