After countless leaks, rumours, and renders Samsung has finally unveiled the 10th generation Note series smartphones namely the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at the at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ offer visually appealing displays, exceptionally great performance, massive storage, enhanced S Pen features, faster wireless charging, and a plethora of interesting features.
So here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung galaxy note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+.
Design And Display
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ sport a complete glass and metal construction that looks premium and these smartphones will be available in Auro Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black colour variants. Additionally, Samsung has also introduced individual colour variants for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The glass back is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and this smartphone has IP68 water and dust resistance.
The Galaxy Note 10 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10+ sports a bigger 6.8-inch Quad HD+ display with a resolution of 3040×1440 pixels. The displays on both these smartphones are Dynamic AMOLED panels with support for HDR10+ and dynamic tone mapping. There’s a punch hole at the top centre of the Galaxy Note 10’s. So even after having a massive display, the form-factor of Galaxy Note 10 is similar to that of the Galaxy Note 5.
The overall display quality of the Galaxy Note 10 is great and since it’s almost bezel-less it feels as if you are holding the display and not the smartphone.
Performance And Storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a flagship smartphone and it’s powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm processor or the Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9825 7nm processor. These two flagship processors can effortlessly handle heavy multitasking and long gaming sessions. In addition to being powerful, these processors are also highly power-efficient due to the 7nm manufacturing process.
The standard Galaxy Note 10 comes with 8GB RAM coupled with 256GB storage (UFS 3.0) storage. Unfortunately, there’s no option to expand the storage of the Galaxy Note 10.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10+ comes with 12GB RAM coupled with either 256GB or 512GB storage (UFS 3.0). Furthermore, the storage of Galaxy Note 10+ can be expanded to 1TB with microSD.
Software And Camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box and it comes with One UI custom skin. The Note 10 smartphones come with many Samsung services like Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX. The last one i.e. Samsung DeX now requires only a single USB Type-C cable connection and Samsung has collaborated with Microsoft to improve the compatibility with Windows 10.
The Note10 has triple rear camera setup consisting of a primary 12-megapixel Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture(f/1.5-1.8-2.4) primary sensor, 16-megapixel Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view and a 12-megapixel Telephoto lens. Additionally, there’s a 10-megapixel Dual Pixel front-facing camera. The Note10+ features the same triple camera setup coupled with an additional DepthVision or ToF rear camera that is dedicated for 3D rendering.
As for people who shoot videos on their smartphones, Samsung is offering a super steady mode to overcome shaky footage. Furthermore, Samsung is also offering a full-fledged video editing application with the Note 10.
Connectivity And Battery Life
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + comes with the Snapdragon X50 modem that supports 5G. As for connectivity, the Note 10 series comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, MST, USB Type-C. Unfortunately, Samsung has finally removed the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10 series. That said, in the box, you will find a pair of USB Type-C earphones and Samsung also sells an adapter for an extra $10.
The standard Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 3,500mAh battery while the Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a bigger 4,500mAh battery. The Note series support fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging. Lastly, Samsung has also included the Wireless PowerShare feature using which you can charge your wireless earphones or smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Best Features
One of the major highlights of the entire Galaxy Note series is the S-Pen. Well, this time around the Note 10 comes with a uni-body Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled S Pen. The new S-Pen also a built-in 6-Axis gyroscope with support for Air actions customizable gesture controls. The S-Pen has built-in Lithium-titanate battery that lasts 10 hours with a single charge.
The next major highlight of the Galaxy Note 10 is the in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of user’s physical thumbprint. Well, this ultrasonic scanner is more secure and faster as compared to an optical sensor. Overall, Galaxy Note 10 is a great smartphone and it will definitely boost your productivity.
Pricing And Availability
The pricing for the different variants of the Galaxy Note 10 are listed below
- Samsung Galaxy Note10 8GB + 256GB – $949.99 (Rs. 69,999 In India)
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 12GB + 256GB – $1099.99 (Rs. 79,999 In India)
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 12GB + 512GB – $1199.99 (Rs. 89,999 In India)
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G 12GB + 256GB – $1299.99
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G 12GB + 512GB- $1399.99
The Pre-orders for the The Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ will begin from August 8th, 2019. This flagship smartphone will be launched globally on August 23rd, 2019.
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