Samsung launches 10 Galaxy S10 smartphones into the stratosphere

  • TECH
  • Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Local celebrities Serena C and Jenn Chia at the press conference announcing Samsung's launch of the S10 into the stratosphere. — CHRISTOPHER FAM/The Star

Samsung has launched a total of 10 Galaxy S10 smartphones into the stratosphere.


When the phones reach a height of 80,000ft above ground, they will capture panoramic shots of the earth with their triple cameras which are capable of recording videos in HDR10+.


The feat is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Galaxy range, and the company is inviting users to be a part of it.


They can enter the Be Unbeaten contest which requires them to guess where the 10 phones will land after taking the pictures by pinning their locations on a map.


Ten users who place their pins closest to the actual landing sites will win a Galaxy S10.


Samsung claims this is the first time a smartphone has been sent into the earth's stratosphere.


For more details on the contest, visit the official contest website. The contest will run until March 4.


Galaxy S10 roadshows will also be held from March 8 to 10 at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Aeon Tebrau City in Johor Baru and Queensbay Mall in Penang.


Those who get a S10e with 128GB at the roadshow will get a pair of Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds worth RM499, while the S10 and S10+ with 128GB will come with a pair of Galaxy Buds and Screen Protection Plus worth RM779.


Customers who purchase the S10+ 512GB will get a Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and Screen Protection Plus worth RM1,079.


The Galaxy S10 with 6.1in display and S10+ with a 6.4in display feature an embedded ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that reads the 3D contours of a fingerprint for added security.


The Galaxy 10e comes with a 5.8in screen and a fingerprint reader on its power button.


The Galaxy S10 and S10+ feature triple cameras on the back – a 16-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide angle lens, 12-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens and 12-megapixel sensor with telephoto lens.


The Galaxy S10+ 128GB and 512GB models cost RM3,699 and RM4,599, respectively. The Galaxy S10 is priced at RM3,299 and the S10e at RM2,699.


All three models will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green.

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