Since the launch of the Galaxy S8 in April 2017, Samsung has used two chip suppliers for its flagship devices. All units destined for international markets such as Europe and Latin America benefited from the company’s Exynos processor line. Those that will be sold in the US and China, on the other hand, has remained with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series.
This strategy continued this year with the launch of the Galaxy S10 series and is expected to also go to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. But according to the Evan Blass series leaks, Samsung has planned a rather dramatic change.
Snapdragon for Verizon and Exynos for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint
According to information provided today, only the Galaxy Note 10 units destined for Verizon will be shipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 inside. To clarify, this is the standard version that is currently within the Galaxy S10 line, not the Plus alternative that was announced a few weeks ago and was previously rumored to cut. As for the Galaxy Note 10 models that will be sold through AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, it looks like they will come with the new Samsung Exynos 9825 which will also be present in international units.
Although at this stage it is unclear whether there will be a noticeable difference between the Exynos and Snapdragon chips in terms of performance, Samsung’s new offering should improve things considerably compared to the Exynos 9820 of the Galaxy S10. This is because the next-generation Exynos 9825 is based on the 7-nanometer manufacturing process instead of the 8-nanometer alternative. This will result in additional power and a higher level of efficiency, the second of which should result in better battery life.
The change in Samsung’s chip supply in the US has not yet been made official, so the reason for this change is unknown. However, it could have something to do with recent earnings and revenue declines and ultimately be an attempt by Samsung to improve the current situation within the company. As to why only Verizon models seem ready to include Snapdragon chips, this is probably related to network compatibility.
Everything Else Inside And Out Must Be The Same
Despite the different processors, all Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ models should be identical in any other way, regardless of the operator. This means that consumers can expect to find at least 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. However, if this were not enough, it is said that there are other variants with a maximum of 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage space.
Externally, the standard Galaxy Note 10 and Plus models feature 6.3 inch and 6.7-inch variations of the same Infinity-O display respectively. This AMOLED panel is characterized by curved edges on each side, extremely thin frames and a small hole in the middle that houses a 10-megapixel selfie camera. Compared to the rear design, Note 10 leaves the horizontal setup of Note 9 in favor of a new vertical design that houses three cameras. But as a further advantage for the Note 10+, there is also a fourth time-of-flight sensor.
The completion of the package on both Galaxy Note 10 devices must be Android 9 Pie and One UI directly from the beginning. Both smartphones will support 4G LTE networks and include an updated S Pen with features such as Air Gestures. As for the batteries, the smaller model includes a 3,600 mAh cell and a 25W fast charge support, while the larger version opts for a 4,300 mAh alternative and a faster recharge of 45 W.
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