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Samsung Galaxy S10. (Image: Samsung)

The stunning inflation of premium-model smartphones has continued in earnest, as Samsung revealed the newest member of the long-running Galaxy series.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 landed on the tenth anniversary of the company’s popular Galaxy series at an event in San Francisco.

For now the S10 comes in three different variants: the S10e, which is the “smaller” form with a 5.8-inch screen; the S10, which is the standard form with a 6.1-inch curved screen; and the S10+, which has a massive 6.4-inch curved display.

Samsung Galaxy S10. (Image: Samsung)

The S10+’s most loaded variety comes with a massive 1 terabyte (about 1000GB) of storage, which is the equivalent of many portable hard drives for backing up computer data. But this comes at a price – $2,399 recommended retail, to be precise.

Here are the Australian prices for the S10:

  • Galaxy S10e (128GB), available in Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White: RRP $1,199
  • Galaxy S10 (128GB), available in Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White: RRP $1,349
  • Galaxy S10 (512GB), available in Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White: RRP $1,699
  • Galaxy S10+ (128GB), available in Prism Green, Prism Black, Prism White: RRP $1,499
  • Galaxy S10+ (512GB), available in Ceramic Black, Ceramic White: RRP $1,849
  • Galaxy S10+ (1TB), available in Ceramic Black, Ceramic White: RRP $2,399
Samsung Galaxy S10. (image: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy S10+. (image: Samsung)

Apple caused some consternation last year with its iPhone XS Max, which costs $2,369 for its highest variant with 512GB of storage. Now its biggest rival has also pushed on through the $2,000 barrier.

The S10 is already available for preorder, with the phones to be released in Australia on March 8.

A fourth S10 model, simply named 5G, will be released in Australia exclusively through Telstra initially. No price or precise release date has been announced for that one.

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