Last week Samsung announced updates to its S-series flagship line in the Galaxy S10, a well as the foldable Galaxy Fold. But Note 10, due in August this year, could be the real Samsung phone to watch in 2019.
Some of the upgrades seen in those launches will almost certainly filter through to the Note 10, currently codenamed Da Vinci. Sammobile has already confirmed it will get a quad-lens camera, though it might not be the exact same model as seen in the Galaxy S10 5G. We bet it will get the second selfie camera at the front, too, with S10 Plus now specifying a 10Mp + 8Mp duo.
There’s also the faster Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855 processor, potentially with 5G support, and up to 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM. It will also run the same enhanced software setup, with the new and simplified One UI interface applied over Android 9 Pie.
The S-series design has seen some interesting updates, with more screen estate than ever thanks to slimmer bezels, a taller 19:9 aspect ratio, and larger Infinity-O panels that use Dynamic AMOLED tech. With the Galaxy S10 Plus now up to 6.4in we can see the Note 10 moving up to mirror the 5G version at 6.7in. Also new in Galaxy S10 is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.
Traditionally a larger-screened version of the Galaxy S series with a higher-capacity battery, S Pen stylus and various improvements to the likes of the camera, a new Galaxy Note rarely fails to impress (unless it explodes, of course).
Early rumours for the Note 10 point to a larger 6.66in (up from 6.4in) AMOLED display, and we expect with even slimmer bezels for a truly edge-to-edge experience with an 8% greater surface area.
Less welcome is news that the Note 10 could be the first flagship phone from Samsung to come without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And more shocking is the idea it might not even be branded ‘Note’ at all.
One of the more out there rumours for the Note 10 is that Samsung will ditch the new Infinity-O panel and move the selfie camera to the S-Pen stylus. We’re not convinced, but there is a patent that backs up the theory.
When is the Galaxy Note 10 release date?
Samsung typically unveils its new Note-series flagship in August, a few weeks ahead of IFA. Expect a familiar pattern in 2019 with the Note 10 launching in early August.
How much will the Galaxy Note 10 cost?
We’ve not heard any rumours to suggest pricing will change for 2019.
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