Samsung is celebrating 10 years of their Samsung Galaxy S line-up. Before I get nostalgic about using the first of the Galaxy devices, the original Samsung Galaxy S is now 10 years old. So how do the Big Blue celebrate 10 years of their most successful product series yet? A very fitting launch of their Galaxy S10. No, not the product launch fanfare thing, literal launching of the Samsung Galaxy S10 on a rocket to see the world from the actual galaxy (80,000ft. Above ground).
What makes it more special is that it launched from Malaysia in tandem with Malaysia’s chapter of getting the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. LlThe Samsung Galaxy S10 family will be officially on sale from the 8th March, 2019 onward in Malaysia. Before that though Samsung is running a contest for you to get a chance to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 for yourself.
The “Be Unbeaten” contest runs from the 1st (today) to the 4th of March, 2019. You get to predict where the launched Samsung Galaxy S10 lands when it comes down. The closest pin to the actual landing site gets the grand prize.
If you forgot, the Samsung Galaxy S10 family comes in three flavours; the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the smallest and cheapest of the bunch with a dual camera and single punch-hole camera up-front. It still packs Samsung’s powerful Exynos 9820 so it is not like you are getting less power for MYR2,699 asking price.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the middle child of the bunch. Not that it comes with middle child syndrome, because it should be the Samsung Galaxy S10 that Malaysians love most with triple camera and a large Infinity-O display. Yes, the Exynos 9820 powers this Android 9.0 Pie with OneUI device. You get 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM for the same price as the Samsung Galaxy S9 at their own launch at MYR3,299.
Then the daddy, the biggest displayed Samsung Galaxy device so far – the Samsung Galaxy S10+. This one comes in two flavours; a 6GB RAM plus 128GB of storage and an 8GB RAM with a 512GB storage. It is also the only Galaxy S10 with dual front cameras for Live Focus shots. They both retail at MYR3,699 and 3,599 respectively.
The road show for the first sales of the Samsung Galaxy S10 family will be held in three locations; Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, AEON Tebrau City in Johor Bahru, and Queensbay Mall in Penang. Getting the devices at the roadshow entitles you to some very interesting freebies too, while stocks last that is. If you get the Samsung Galaxy S10e, you are eligible for a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds (MYR499). The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ (128GB+6GB) entitles you to a free Galaxy Buds and Screen Protection Plus insurance worth MYR779. The range topping Galaxy S10+ with 512GB storage and 8GBB RAM will get you a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active with the Screen Protection Plus insurance worth MYR1,079.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung teased their very anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold at Malaysia’s official launch gambit in Genting Highlands. Unfortunately, that is all the information we get on the foldable device. There are no mentions on price or even availability date. Watch this space though as we continue to keep our ears close to the ground.