Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 5G: What We Know So Far
Samsung is bracing for the launch of its 10th generation Galaxy Note smartphone which is expected to happen in the month of August. Similar to what was seen with the Galaxy S10 lineup, the Galaxy Note 10 is also reported to be launched in four variants. The four different models of the flagship handset will allegedly be called Galaxy Note 10e, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Pro and Note 10 5G.
Similar to the Galaxy S10e, the Note 10e will be the most affordable device while the 5G variant of Note 10 will be the most expensive and spec laden handset out of the bunch. Even though the expected launch date of the upcoming devices is still far, several details about them have been revealed via unofficial sources.
The Note 10e is reported to sport a 6.28 inch display while the standard Note 10 is reported to sport a 6.7 or 6.75 inch display. In terms of design, the upcoming devices are speculated to be significantly different than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9. Leaked renders and screen protector images exhibit that the future Note 10 smartphones will have negligible bezels around the display and high screen to body ratio. Like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Note 10 5G and Note 10 Pro are reported to have a display that tapers towards the side.
The key distinguishing feature of the Note 10 smartphones is told to have is a centre-mounted punch hole for the front facing selfie camera. Similar to what was observed with the S10 lineup, all smartphones in the 10th Gen Note range are assumed to have an in-display fingerprint scanner except for the Galaxy Note 10e. The latter is expected to have a side mounted fingerprint scanner which will be built into power button.
Galaxy Note 10 Camera, Chipset and Battery
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lineup is reported to have multiple rear cameras(1). One highlighting aspect of the camera which was leaked on Twitter is the presence of variable aperture camera sensor. Speaking of the chipset, all variants in the upcoming lineup are assumed to be kitted Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820, depending on the region.
Past leaks claim that the standard Galaxy Note 10 will have a 4,500 mAh battery which is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor that features a 4,000 mAh pack. All the smartphones in the lineup are also expected to support fast charging which may range from 15 W to 25 W.
To provide the devices with a supreme usability experience, they might feature UFS 3.1 ultra fast storage. This features was first seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro which is an obvious contender to Samsung’s offerings. Staple to Note series of handsets, the upcoming devices will also have a stylus which will provide for several nifty features like wirelessly clicking selfies or drawing on the display.
Unlike past claims, the devices were reported to retain a 3.5 mm sensor which is a big sigh of relief for music lovers who enjoy their music on high end headphones.
Even though the price of the smartphones is currently unannounced, the Note 10e is expected to retail for € 800 while the flagship Note 10 5G may cost € 1,300 for the base variant.
Taking all the leaks into account, Note 10 smartphones seem to be worthy flagship devices. The launch date is currently not revealed but a Cnet report hints of a 7th August US launch which will be followed by the global launch on 23rd August.