Now that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is ready, it’s time to wait for the next largest OEM smartphone for the world’s largest mobile devices: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Typically, Samsung releases the last entry in the S line at the beginning of the year and then releases the last item in the note line towards the end. While the S line generally has the latest processor and many premium features, the Note line is generally equally powerful but with more features integrated. This makes the Note line the most expensive in the Samsung list (apart from the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which does not have a release date yet).
It’s only been a little less than a month to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 9‘s follow-up last year, so now we have a great idea what to expect. So today you will find out all the credible information relating to Note 10.
Name And Release Date of Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung internally called the Galaxy Note 10 “Da Vinci” and assigned it the model number SM-N975F.
Although Samsung has kept alive its numbering scheme for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the possibility exists that it will abandon the idea of naming the next note as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
There are some reasons for the possibility of a different name. The first and most obvious is the fact that a Note device already exists with a “10” in its name: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which was launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. Although more than seven years have passed since the launch of that device, Samsung may wish to avoid any marketing confusion that could occur with two devices that have similar names.
The second reason why there could be a name change is that Samsung can launch more variants of Note 10. Since the Notes line has always been a device with every version, Samsung may find it appropriate to launch a new line this time.
Whatever the name of the device, we know it will be launched on August 7th, 2019 at Barclays Center in New York. We know this because Samsung has already sent invitations to the event. It is interesting to note that the invitation to the event does not confirm (or deny) that the device will be called Note 10.
Design of Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The biggest criticism of both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is that both devices seemed very similar to their predecessors. In light of this, Samsung has drastically redesigned the Samsung Galaxy S10, adding perforated front-facing cameras, on-screen fingerprint sensors, triple-lens cameras, and more unique features.
With that, it’s a good bet that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will also see some dramatic changes in design. Some of these changes could be removed from the Galaxy S10, while others could be completely new.
It is relatively true that the Galaxy Note 10 will be very different from the Note 9, just as the S10 is very different from the S9.
With the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung has opted for on-screen fingerprint sensors. Therefore, it is very likely that the Galaxy Note 10 also includes an on-screen sensor, since no other biometric security system will have passed it when the Note 10 lands.
It is likely that the Note 10 includes an Infinity-O screen, the design of the Galaxy S10’s perforated camera or perhaps even the New Infinity display, which has no bezels, no notch or cutout. Samsung revealed this screen design in late 2018 but has not yet launched a phone with it. However, we are much more likely to see Infinity-O.
It appears that there may be two variants of the Note 10 and both may not have headphone jacks.
The source of the headphone jack voice also said that the Galaxy Note 10 could get rid of the physical buttons. This is supported by ETNews, which claimed that Samsung could opt for capacitive buttons, like the HTC U12 Plus. However, @UniverseIce says the opposite, and previous returns seem to be quite normal so it’s a difficult decision if this rumor is true or not.
Consequently, it seems that Samsung has planned to launch the Note 10 without physical buttons but with backspace at the last minute. This is from an anonymous source that talks to Android Police.
However, the biggest change in the Notes line could be the introduction of different sizes, according to SamMobile. Current rumors suggest that the so-called Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a huge 6.7-inch screen, which is the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. To not frighten consumers who simply don’t want such a big phone, Samsung could also offer a smaller version of the Note 10, possibly with a 6.4-inch screen, like the one in Note 9. However, a recent file The FCC discovered from Nashville Chatter Class revealed a screen size of 158.2 mm, which is equivalent to 6.22 inches.
We also have very credible evidence that Samsung will also launch a Note 5G model. According to a Verizon executive, the country’s largest wireless service provider plans to bring a Note 5G device this year. In fact, an entry from ET News suggests that there may be four variants of the Note 10: two LTE models in two different sizes and those models of the same size, but each with 5G support. To be clear, it is entirely possible that the 6.7-inch Note 10 is the 5G version, while the 6.4-inch model is the 4G LTE version. However, there could also be three versions: a large LTE 4G model, a smaller LTE 4G model and therefore an additional 5G model. This would align with what Samsung has done with the S10 line.
Adding credibility to the idea of four models, SamMobile has found four model numbers pointing to different models of Galaxy Note 10. SM-N970 and SM-N975 are the two main models of Galaxy Note 10, while SM-N971 and SM – N976 are its equivalents of 5G. This means that we would have two models and four variants of the Galaxy Note 10.
Even more, credibility was Mobile Fun, which reported that a 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is underway. It is interesting to note that Mobile Fun also stated that the cases for the normal Note 10 Plus fit the 5G variant. As for the cases, Mobile Fun has also reported that there will be no new accessories for Note 10 phones. Instead, expect transparently and LED cases, among others, for the Note 10 series.
The device seems to confirm that the largest variant will be called Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It also seems to confirm several design elements, including the hole of a single camera on the screen.
In early July, we saw some filtered print performances that give us an idea of what colors we could see with Note 10 (through WinFuture and Ishan Agarwal). So far, we have seen an expected black color, plus a bright gradient that closely resembles the color of a Huawei P30 Pro.
The press reports also suggest that the Plus variant of the Note 10 will have more cameras than the vanilla model. See below for more information on the specifications!
More recently, we have finally seen some leaked official press reports from the Note 10 family. These press reports come directly from Samsung and should be an accurate representation of how the Note 10 family will look. As expected, the official returns are similar. much to the filtered returns we’ve already seen:
The same source for those images has also revealed some print performances of the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which we hope to launch together with the Galaxy Note 10.
Specs And Features Of Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Although at the moment there are few items on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, there are some things we can be almost certain about the specs and features of the device.
The first is that the Galaxy Note 10 will surely come with the Samsung stylus, the S Pen. With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has updated the S Pen to have the Bluetooth functionality, which has made an already useful tool even more powerful.
Since the S Pen is practically synonymous with the note line, we cannot see any reason why an S Pen with Bluetooth is not included in the next note. However, the S Pen could certainly see some new features, although we still don’t have credible rumors about what they could be.
We can also be almost certain that the Galaxy Note 10 will come with the latest and best Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 855. This chipset is found in all versions of the Galaxy S10 series, so it would be quite surprising if Samsung left with something else for note 10.
It is also a good bet that the Note 10 will come with at least 8 GB of RAM and at least 128 GB of internal memory. In the S10 family, each device has at least 128 GB of storage space and only the Samsung Galaxy S10e has an option of 6 GB of RAM, while all other iterations have at least 8 GB. It is very unlikely that Samsung will push a Note device with less RAM and internal memory than the basic S10 device.
As for the Note 10 rear camera system, we have some information here. According to SamMobile, the Note 10 Plus will be the Galaxy S10 Plus and will have four rear cameras. This would put the Note 10 Plus on par with the Galaxy S10 5G, which also has four rear cameras and also offers twice as many cameras as the Note 9. However, the previous performance suggests that the phone will only have a front sensor while Galaxy S10 Plus and S10 5G have two each.
We also have information suggesting that the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will come with a 5x optical zoom lens on the back. This would use a periscope method, similar to the one we saw in the Huawei P30 Pro.
Price of Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The Samsung Galaxy Note line of smartphones is the most expensive of the company’s flagships (apart from the fold). While the rumor that there may be several variants of Note 10 could mean that prices could be a bit wider than normal, one thing is relatively true: The Galaxy Note 10 will not be cheap.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 started with a reference price of $ 1,000 for the model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. The model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space costs $ 1,250.
Also, here’s the price of the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 series:
- Samsung Galaxy S10e – $749.99 (128GB), $849.99 (256GB)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 – $899.99 (128GB), $1149.99 (512GB)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – $999.99 (128GB), $1249.99 (512GB), $1599.99 (1TB)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G —$1,399 (512GB), $1,299 (256GB)
From these prices, you should not expect the base model of the Note 10 to be cheaper than $ 1,000. If Samsung launches two different Note 10 models, it is possible that the smaller model starts at $ 1,000 but with more RAM and internal memory than Note 9.
That’s all we have for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for now. Leave a comment if you are not excited about this phone.
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