After a spate of leaks, the Korean tech giant Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy Note 10 and wait for it…a Note 10+. Yes, this year, we have two different size variants of the phone. The phones will be available starting August 23rd in the U.S. The Note 10 is priced at $949 (Rs 67,300 approx.) for its sole variant which comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The bigger Note 10+ starts at $1099 (Rs 78,000 approx.) for the lower configuration that comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s another configuration with 512GB of storage that costs $1199 (Rs 85,000). The India launch is still pending so stay tuned for am update on Mr. Phone.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: design, display, and S-Pen
The Galaxy Note 10 has a new smaller 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2280×1080 (401ppi). There is also a punch-hole camera bang in the center. The bigger Note 10+ has a 6.8-inch display with a souped-up resolution of 3040×1440 (498ppi). Both the Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O panels come with support for HDR10+ content.
The Note 10 has dimensions of 71.8 x 151.0 x 7.9mm and it weighs only 168g. The Note 10+ is wider, taller, and heavier with dimensions of 77.2 x 162.3 x 7.9mm and a weight of 196g. As for the colors, you get five options: Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Pink, and Auro Blue. The Aura prefix is for the cool new psychedelic effect like shimmer you get on the rear panel.
The biggest update to the Note 10 series is definitely the new S-Pen with comes with a 6-axis motion sensor with an accelerometer and a gyroscope. You can use gestures to control the UI. Samsung has also opened up the SDK to app developers and there are a few gestures that are already available on the YouTube app.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: hardware specs and software
Internally, the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+ run on the new 7nm Exynos 9825 or the SD855, which differs according to the region. Moreover, the Galaxy Note 10 is powered by a 3500mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a larger 4300mAh unit. You get a 25W charger in the box for both the phones. But, the Note 10+ supports 45W fast charging and you will have to buy the charger separately.
Coming to the cameras, you get a triple camera setup on the Note 10:
1. Ultra-wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
2. Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
3. Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
On the front, you get a 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°). The camera setup is mostly the same on the Galaxy Note 10+ save for the additional DepthVision camera that can do 3D tracking in real-time. There are a couple of cool new features in the form of a Live Focus mode and AR Doodle. You can also quickly edit videos on the upgraded video editing suite.
The most important new addition is the two new 5G variants for the phones. But, this will be limited to carrier support in your region and there will be far fewer units.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: editor’s thoughts
The Galaxy Note 10 phones are upping the game with the features on offer. I truly believe that it is a solid upgrade over the S10 phones. It is funny that people were actually predicting the demise of the Note line and Samsung has just thwarted all rumors with two phones! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these beauties for a detailed review. The only pity is that it lacks a headphone jack.
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