Update: Samsung India brings its latest flagship series — the Galaxy Note 10 devices to the country. The Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ are available for pre-order in the country starting at Rs 69,999 for the Galaxy Note 10 (8GB+256GB variant), and the Galaxy Note 10+ starts at Rs 79,999 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage variant. There are EMI options, and HDFC Credit Card offers available for both the Galaxy Note 10 devices.
Earlier: (August 7th, 2019)
Samsung has launched its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 10 series in the US. For the first time, the Korean tech giant has unveiled not one but two Galaxy Note 10 devices — the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones. These Galaxy Note 10 devices from Samsung share identical specs and design; nonetheless, there are significant differences as well. There are 5G models of these Galaxy Note 10 devices introduced by the company, which include — the Galaxy Note 10 5G and the Note 10+ 5G too.
As stated earlier, the new Galaxy Note 10 devices come in two different screen sizes, which include a 6.3-inch Cinematic Infinity-O FHD+ display (2280×1080) on the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+ packs in a 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity QHD+ display (3040×1440). The pixel density on these Note 10 and the 10+ devices translates to 401ppi and 498ppi respectively. Both the displays are said to be HDR10+ certified and are said to be TUV Rheinland certified — meaning the displays on these Note 10 devices will reduce the effects of blue light emitted from the super big screens on the flagships. The new Dynamic AMOLED Cinematic Displays on the Note 10 devices make the display look more edge-to-edge than its earlier Galaxy S10 series.
On the whole, the new Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+ design looks stunning, and the multiple color variants make the latest flagships from Samsung more appealing. The interesting design change with the new Galaxy Note 10 devices is that the company had ditched the power button entirely, which usually sits on the right side of the flagship phone, and is now entirely replaced with the Bixby button. Yes, the Bixby button simultaneously acts as the power button on the new Note 10 devices and when long pressed brings up Samsung’s Bixby assistant as well.
Under the hood, both the Galaxy Note 10 devices come with the newly introduced Samsung Exynos 9825 SoC(built on 7nm process) for the global variants unlike the Galaxy S10 series, which came with Exynos 9820 SoCs (built on 8nm process). However, other markets like the US would be featuring the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. In terms of storage, the Galaxy Note 10 is offered with 8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. And, the Note 10+ comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB built-in storage. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10+ comes with microSD expansion as well. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10 5G will be available with 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage variant and the larger Note 10+ 5G would be coming with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage as well.
In terms of optics, both the Galaxy Note 10 devices share same camera sensor options featuring triple rear cameras; however, the Galaxy Note 10+ has an additional advantage with fourth DepthVision camera as well. The triple rear cameras on both the Galaxy Note 10 devices include — a 16MP Ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture coupled with a 12MP wide-angle camera with dual aperture modes (f/1.5 and f/2.4 mode) and a 12MP telephoto camera with an f/2.1 aperture. As stated earlier, the Note 10+ comes with a VGA DepthVision camera as well. Upfront, both the flagships come with a 10MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture.
The rear cameras on the Galaxy Note 10 devices come with other features including — Scene optimizer, shot suggestions and flaw detection and different camera modes including — panorama, pro mode, portrait, slow-mo, super slow-mo, hyperlapse and more. As for the video recording capabilities, the Galaxy Note 10 devices are capable of recording of upto 4K UHD at 60fps, slow motion of upto 1080p at 240fps and Super slow-mo of upto 720p at 960fps. The video recording capabilities also including HDR10+ recording, super steady mode, tracking AF (autofocus), and more.
For authentication, similar to the Galaxy S10 trio of devices, the new Note 10 and the Note 10+ also feature Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor hidden under the display.
The Galaxy Note devices aren’t complete with the S-Pen, and the new flagships also have one. The new Bluetooth enabled S-Pen on the Note 10 devices is said to be IP68 water resistant with up 10 hours of battery standby time. It has pressure levels of up to 4096 with a pen tip diameter of 0.7mm. The new S-Pen on the latest flagship devices come with new features such as Air actions with which you can control your Note 10 device’s camera that includes — clicking photos, zooming in while video recording or shooting photos, switching cameras and more. The S-Pen also supports screen off memos, Samsung Notes, Smart select, and a bunch of other notable features as well.
The Galaxy Note 10 is kept alive by a 3500mAh battery and the larger Galaxy Note 10+ packs in a decent 4300mAh battery. While both the devices support Samsung’s Super Fast Charging, the Galaxy Note 10+ has an additional advantage of Super Fast Charging 2.0, which utilizes 45W quick charge, wherein the adapter is sold separately. Both the flagships support Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare along with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0.
The Galaxy Note 10 duo devices ship with Android Pie-based Samsung’s One UI out-of-the-box. The flagships’ connectivity options include 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, supports Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS. Samsung for the first time has also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on its Note series with the new Galaxy Note 10 devices. Nonetheless, the new flagships support ultra high quality audio playback and also feature stereo speaker surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology developed by AKG. Bot the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+ are IP68 rated as well.
The Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ announced in the US are said to be available from August 23, and the pre-orders begin starting tomorrow. As for the pricing, the Galaxy Note 10 starts at $949 for the LTE model and $1049 for the 5G model. The Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1099 for the LTE model and $1299 for the 5G variant. There are several color options for these Galaxy Note 10 models; the Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Blue color variants. And, the Galaxy Note 10 will be featuring in Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, and Aura Red variants. The Indian launch of these Galaxy Note 10 devices is yet to be known. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.