So you’ve just seen a torrent of news about the Samsung Galaxy S10 and you’re now thinking, “Hey, I should get myself that phone.”
After you’ve picked the Samsung Galaxy S10 that you want, the next natural question would be, “What accessories should I get?” As befitting the Galaxy name, Samsung has built a system of accessories around its latest flagships.
WIRELESS CHARGERS – SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 ACCESSORIES
One of the key features of the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e is its impressive fast wireless charging capability. With a max power output at 15W, it’s now just as fast to charge your Galaxy S10 wirelessly as it would via a connector.
The Wireless Charger Duo supports Fast Charge 2.0, Samsung’s latest fast wireless charging standard. It has a compact design that won’t take up a huge space on your desk or night stand. There are two pads where you can put your device, one of which is Fast Charge 2.0-capable, while the other remains at Fast Charge only. It’s also wireless Qi charging compatible, so it’s not limited to charging just your Samsung phones and accessories.
For those who are always on the go, there’s also the Wireless Combo Charge. It’s also a fast wireless charging pad, but in a power bank form. Additionally, it itself supports fast charging input and output.
COVERS – SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 ACCESSORIES
Ready yourself for this one because there’s a LOT of covers available for the Galaxy S10 family.
First up, there’s the LED Back Cover which you can customize with different animations and styles. You also get the usual notifications, but it’s hard not to find it just be a really neat gimmick to look at.
The LED View Cover also makes its return in case you would want those LEDs to be at the front instead. The Clear View Cover is more practical in that it utilizes the Always-On Display function of the phone itself to shine information through the translucent cover.
More conventional covers are also available such as the Leather Cover, Protective Standing Cover, and Silicone Cover.
Unfortunately, not all covers will be available to the Galaxy S10e such as the LED Back Cover, Leather Cover, and Silicone Cover.
There will also be a range of Galaxy Friends x Marvel Back Covers. Like the LED Back Cover, each design has a unique animation at the back. Interacting via NFC, the cover also customizes your phone’s UI elements, such as the Always-On Display, lock screen, home screen, dialer, and messaging app. Available designs include Iron Man, Spider Man, Captain America, and Avengers.
GALAXY BUDS – SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 ACCESSORIES
The Galaxy S10’s new reverse wireless charging feature isn’t just a neat party trick to show-off to your friends. The Galaxy Buds are wireless earbuds that come with their own charging case which you can place on your Galaxy S10 to wirelessly charge. Battery life lasts up to 6 hours of playback and 13 hours with the charging case. These were tuned by AKG so they should sound fantastic as well.
The Galaxy Buds are priced at P6,990, but can be had bundled with the Galaxy S10 or S10e if you pre-order it from February 22 – March 3.
WEARABLES – SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 ACCESSORIES
Moving on to the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E. Both were quoted to have up to a week of battery life and are 5 ATM water resistant, which means it can remain submerged up to a depth of 50 meters. They monitor exercise, sleep, and stress, and also receives notifications and can send quick replies. The main difference between the Galaxy Fit and the Fit E are the displays. The Fit has a 0.95″ 120×240 Super AMOLED display while the Fit E has a smaller and simpler 0.74″ 64×128″ PMOLED display. The Galaxy Fit is also capable of wireless charging, but the Fit E charges via a connector.
On to the more sophisticated Tizen-based Galaxy Watch Active, it also has all the fitness monitoring found on the Galaxy Fit but with an added heart rate monitor. Needless to say being an Active model, it has IP68 water and dust resistance as well as MIL-STD-810G certification. The display has a 1.1″ 360×360 screen resolution and a battery quoted to last up to 45 hours. Qi wireless charging is also supported and so takes advantage of the reverse wireless charging on the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. The Galaxy Watch Active is priced at P11,990, with pricing for the Galaxy Fit and Fit e to follow.