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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Launched

Pre-Orders open today (8th August 2019) for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, which also comes in a 10+ sizing, and will be priced from £899 and £999 respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Note line-up can be consolidated into a few lines, with the bulk of the guts of the device being ported from the already established Galaxy S10 line of smartphones, with one obvious differentiator; the S Pen. We’re talking evolution not revolution here, but that might not be a bad thing.

The device that perhaps coined the phrase “phablet phone” returns with the S Pen in tow for another outing, building on previous successes in the line-up as well as borrowing from its smaller, more consumer-focused siblings. If there is one reason to purchase a Galaxy Note 10 or 10+, other than being the new shiny toy, then it’s for the productivity delivered via the S Pen. Let’s take a look at the specs.

Specifications

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display – 6.3-inch FHD+ AMOLED 2280×1080 (401ppi),19:9
    • HDR10+ Certified
  • Camera Rear – Triple Camera
    • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
    • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
    • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
    • Video – Up to 4K@60FPS
  • Camera Front – 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°)
    • Video – Up to 2K@30FPS
  • Dimensions – 71.8 x 151.0 x 7.9mm, 168g
  • CPU – 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Exynos or Snapdragon region-specific)
  • Memory – 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
  • Battery – 3,500mAh
    • Fast charging: Wired @ 25W, Wireless @ 20W
  • OS – Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Features:
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • GPS
    • Fingerprint scanner under glass
    • Samsung DeX
    • Type-C 3.1 port
    • NFC
    • Dolby Atmos audio
  • Display – 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED 3040×1440 (498ppi),19:9
    • HDR10+ Certified
  • Camera Rear – Triple Camera
    • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
    • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
    • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
    • Video – Up to 4K@60FPS
  • Camera Front – 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°)
    • Video – Up to 2K@30FPS
  • Dimensions – 77.2 x 162.3 x 7.9mm, 196g
  • CPU – 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Exynos or Snapdragon region-specific)
  • Memory – 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage
  • Battery – 3,500mAh
    • Fast charging: Wired @ 25W, Wireless @ 20W
  • OS – Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Features:
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • GPS
    • Fingerprint scanner under glass
    • Samsung DeX
    • Type-C 3.1 port
    • NFC
    • Dolby Atmos audio
    • IP68

Overview

The regular Note 10 is the most wallet-friendly of the line-up, starting from as little as £899 when it’s available for pre-order on August 8th, with the main difference from it’s larger stablemates being the presence of a 1080p AMOLED display, with the Note 10+ delivering a 1440p (2K) display. There’s also a smaller battery with a 3,500 mAh capacity versus the 4,300 mAh in the Note 10+.

There are further changes in charging technology with the smaller of the three devices delivering a 25W wired fast charging and 12W wireless charging versus the 45W and 15W charging found in the larger Note 10+.

Whether the cheaper price offsets the reduction in the specifications for the professional content creators who are likely to be drawn to such a device remains to be seen.

Furthermore, there’s a lack of a 3.5mm audio jack, which might not hamper media consumption, but might well bother those who look to monitor their audio whilst recording vlogs; an area the Note devices were strong in, in previous years.

On paper, however, the Galaxy Note 10/10+ are powerhouses, whether you get the Exynos or the Snapdragon SoC-powered units, and those looking for sheer speed won’t have to look far to receive it, courtesy of those CPUs, a healthy dose of RAM and very fast UFS 3.0 storage.

To top it off, the Note 10 will be available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black, with the early favourite in the office being the Glow – shiny, shiny, shiny!

Finally, there is a 5G version which is essentially a Galaxy Note 10+, with 5G capabilities.

Let us know in the comments whether you’re excited by this device launch, whether you’ll be looking to purchase one, and what you’ll be using it for.

About Craig Bradshaw

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