We are less than a month away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and there’s a lot we already know about it. This flagship phone from Samsung is scheduled to be unveiled on August 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and it’s going to be quite a bit different from its predecessor- the Note 9. Here are all the rumors we know about the Galaxy Note 10 so far.
The Bad News First
The Headphone Jack- Gone
Let’s start with some of the new changes on the Note 10 that you may not be so fond of. For the first time in any Samsung flagship phone (if you don’t count the Galaxy Fold), the 3.5mm headphone jack will be gone. We had been hearing about this rumor for quite a while now, but the recent live image leaks of the Note 10 confirms the news.
The Infinity-O Notch
Then, there’s the Infinity-O display (or simply a hole punch display). While many of Samsung’s competitors have moved away from notches and hole punches, Samsung will be sticking to the notch, at least for the Note 10.
The bad news- the hole punch is likely to be shifted over to the center. Basically, it will look more or less like a tear-drop notch that we are used to seeing in many Chinese Android phones.
Exciting New Changes
The naming makes sense as the company has been using the same naming scheme for their Galaxy S lineup of phones for years now.
While the Note 10 and the Note 10+ will have a different sized screen, both of them are going to share the same resolution of 3040×1440.
Like the S10 and the S10+, the Note 10 will be using Samsung’s in-house Dynamic AMOLED displays. For those of you who might think the larger phone display might not be as sharp, there’s really no reason for you to worry about.
The 3040×1440 resolution should look very sharp even in a display that is 8″ or so. Both the phones will also be HDR10+ compatible with excellent viewing angles.
As with all the other Samsung Galaxy flagship phones we have seen in the past, the display on the Note 10 and the Note 10+ should be amazing. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if DisplayMate calls the display on the new Note phones to be the best in the industry.
The 4 Cameras At The Back
As if three cameras weren’t enough, Samsung is looking to implement four cameras on the back of the Note 10. If this rumor turns out to be true, we wouldn’t be surprised.
The Galaxy S10 5G packed 4 cameras on the back and the same modules are supposedly coming to the Note 10.
However, don’t be too excited. Not all the variants of the Note 10 will get it. The 5G Note 10 and the Note 10+ are the likely candidates for the 4 rear camera setup.
The Note 10 series will have the following cameras on the back:
- 12 MP f/1.5-2.4 primary module with OIS
- 12MP f/2.4 52mm telephoto camera with OIS
- 16MP f/2.2 12mm wide-angle camera
- 3D Time of Flight camera (as on the S10 5G)
Powerful SoC And Plenty of RAM
Since the Galaxy Note represents Samsung’s most powerful lineup of phones, you can rest assured that the Note 10 will rock the very best hardware. The phone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC (or Exynos 9820 depending on region) and 8GB of RAM. There’s also a rumor that the 5G variant of the Note 10 will come with whopping 12GB of RAM!
Large battery and 45W Fast Charging!
The Galaxy Note 9 packed in a 4000mAh battery, the S10+ came with a 4100mAh cell, and the new report from Sammobile suggests that the Note 10 will pack in even larger 4300mAh battery.
And it that wasn’t enough great news, Samsung is stepping up its game by supporting 45 watts of wired charging. This will not only make it charge faster than its predecessor, but it will make it one of the fastest charging solutions in the industry. In addition to that, the Note 10 will be able to charge wirelessly at 20W. The reverse wireless charging will be faster too, but there’s no exact information about by how much.
Pricing and availability
Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 10 on the 7th of August. Samsung will take pre-orders on its new phone on the 9th of August, just two days after the launch event. According to Yonhap News Agency, the phone should be available for purchase directly from Samsung starting 23rd of August. The same source claims that the base variant of the Galaxy Note 10 will start at $1000 while the larger Note 10+ will start at $1200 and will come with 256GB of internal storage.