Updating: A Samsung employee has reportedly said the Note 10 series will land in August, while we have heard elsewhere that a microSD card slot may be reserved for the Note 10 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 needs to improve its game to get the smartphone series back in the spotlight, and we're starting to hear quite a few Galaxy Note 10 leaks and rumors that things might go well.
We have also compiled a list of what we would like to see from Samsung and its next flagship to get the handset to the top of every phone fan's wish list.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is packed with technology, along with some new functions. But in many ways, the phone still feels like a small upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from the year before.
So while we look forward to the next version of the remarkable Samsung phone, we hope for more from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. We want significant, impactful changes and upgrades that justify the inevitably huge price tag.
We have listed some of our specific expectations below, but for that you will find rumors and educated guesses against the release date, specifications and features of the Galaxy Note 10.
We have a potential launch date: August 7, per report, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is the same location and the same date as last year, making it all the more likely that this date is real. We are waiting for Samsung to confirm …
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next flagship of the Samsung stylus
- When will it be out? Potential 7 August 2019
- What will it cost? More than most other phones
Date and price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10
It is likely that the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be somewhere in August 2019, since Samsung has announced new Galaxy Note handsets in August in recent years. Not only that, but a Samsung official has reportedly said so much, adding that the delay of the Galaxy Fold has no influence on it.
We even have a few possible dates. A recent report suggests that it could start on August 7. August 10 is also rumor, but we take the last one with a pinch of salt, not least because it is on a Saturday, which is an unusual day to launch a phone.
That said, that date comes from a South Korean source, so due to time differences it is possible that the date would be August 10 in South Korea but August 9 for much of the world. That is quite possible, because the Galaxy Note 9 was announced on August 9 last year.
In any case, even if the Galaxy Note 10 is announced, it will probably take at least a couple of weeks before you can buy it, so don't be surprised if it doesn't go on sale until the end of August or September 2019.
Regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price, the Note 9 starts at $ 1,000 (£ 899, AU $ 1,499) and it becomes even more expensive if you want more storage space and more RAM.
Since the prices of smartphones generally seem to be higher, we would expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to cost this at least as much.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 design and display of rumors
Our closest look at the possible design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 can be seen in the video below.
You can see it has a curved screen, a camera with one lens and a perforated hole on the front, a triple lens camera on the back, a metal frame and no Bixby button or headphone jack.
The phone apparently also has 12 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset, depending on the region.
The source adds that the screen is apparently 6.3 inches, probably with a resolution of 1440 x 3040, and that the dimensions can be 162.6 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm – although we all have that with a pinch take salt because it has a smaller screen and yet a larger body than the Note 9. Plus, another rumor we've heard is that the Note 10 will do apparently have a 6.66-inch screen. And we didn't hear that once, but twice already!
That is from 6.4 inches on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and while we believe this with a pinch of salt, it is credible, given that phone screens are getting bigger, and considering that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is 6.4 inches and we expect the next note to be larger than everything in the S range.
However, it is possible that there will be two different Samsung Galaxy Note 10 models, since we have heard rumors that as well as a 6.75-inch phone Samsung will only release a smaller Note 10 in Europe.
The larger of the two (or more) models can be the. Are called Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro, because that is a name from which we now heard the rumor.
The screen of this Pro is apparently 6.75 inches, 1440 x 3040 and says it supports HDR10 +, while the rest of the specifications apparently contain up to 12 GB RAM and a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset, depending on the region.
It is worth noting that leaked case returns for both models the designs above correspond, so they can be very good.
But there are other sources that say the Note 10 will have a 6.4-inch screen while the Note 10 Pro has a 6.8-inch – which is slightly larger than we had previously heard. Finally, they add that the Note 10 will start in a 128 GB size, while the Note 10 Pro will start at 256 GB, rising to 1TB.
Another source says that while the Note 10 Pro has a microSD card slot, the standard Note 10 will not win.
The Note 10 probably also has a curved Super AMOLED screen. You can probably also expect watertightness, since all the recent Samsung flagships have that.
A few different rumors have given us a clearer picture of the color choices that Samsung could offer for the Note 10. It seems that the company will offer a red version and a gradient finish, which we expect to be the silver version of the phone.
Other rumors in color are Black, White, Silver and Pink, suggesting that we will not get a Lavender Purple version like we did on the Galaxy Note 9.
There may be some hope for those who want to keep the headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, because another case seems to have a small notch for a headphone jack. Another source has also said that he has one, but for now we are not sure whether it works or not.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera rumors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro can have a quad lens camera according to one report.
That is a claim that we have heard several times now. We even showed leaked renderers four lenses, along with a design that is otherwise similar to leaks from the standard Note 10.
The camera hardware is now apparently the same as the Note 9 (although that does not necessarily exclude extra lenses).
The source of these renders says the extra lens is a Time of Flight (ToF) depth perception, with the other lenses apparently being a 12 MP head-one, a 12 MP telephoto lens one, and a 16 MP ultra-wide.
A source says that the camera position is for both the front and rear lenses will be different on Note 10wherein the back moves from a horizontal to a vertical arrangement that would match most leaks.
According to the source, these camera changes are the most important design changes in the phone, so the Galaxy Note 10 looks a lot like the Note 9.
She has since followed up the source of these claims with sketches of what looks like the camera block of the Note 10 (below), and shows the vertical arrangement with three lenses. They also claim the front camera will only be a single lens, as we have seen elsewhere.
One respected leaker has also suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 ' s main camera will have three apertures, from f / 1.5, f / 1.8 and f / 2.4, instead of the usual cameras with one aperture smartphone. This would make it very versatile when shooting in different lighting conditions and for different fields of view.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumors about the battery life
We also have heard rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (or at least the Pro version) could have a 4,500mAh battery – higher than 4,000mAh on the Note 9. And it can charge quickly, with multiple sources suggesting it is more than 25W (only the Galaxy S10 is 15W). One claim indicates this reaching as much as 45W.
Once again, another source disputes that, saying it will actually only be 25W, so we're really not sure at the moment.
There is also some discussion about the size of the battery, where a source says that both the Note 10 and the Note 10 Pro will have a 4,170mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 functions and spec rumors
A report says the Note 10 has the model number SM-N975F. Note: Handsets usually have a & apos; 0 & apos; as the last number, so there is speculation that this could mean a 5G variant.
We are now almost certain that there will be a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 because Verizon said the same thing. Plus, the mention of a 5G model is also found in Samsung source code.
a report has a radical prediction: the Note 10 has no physical buttons. Instead, the phone uses touch sensors, such as the capacitive pads that we have seen on the computer Nubia Red Magic Mars and elsewhere, for users to fiddle with volume and power. Probably it would also replace the infamous Bixby button with a touchpad.
To have said that, another source has disputed this claim, saying that there will actually be physical buttons. Moreover, the leaked renders have seen all show buttons.
Another less radical but still impressive feature is Sound-on-Display (SoD), which means that the screen vibrates to create sound instead of a front speaker, and we've heard that the Galaxy Note 10 possible. We have already seen SoD in a few phones, namely the Huawei P30 Pro and the LG G8 ThinQ, but it is still an important function if the phone ultimately has the device.
In vague news, the Galaxy Note 10 is apparently codenamed and Da Vinci & apos;.
Given that Leonardo da Vinci was a famous painter who could offer an indication of upgrades to the S Pen, although exactly what those upgrades would be is unclear. However, Leonardo da Vinci was also very talented in many other ways, so this could just as well be a suggestion that the Note 10 will be a very versatile phone.
Apart from that, we can make some good estimates about what the Note 10 could offer. For one thing, based on past form, it will probably use the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy S10.
That means either a snapdragon 855 or an Exynos 9820, depending on where you are in the world. However, they are both top class.
The Galaxy S10 also has a fingerprint scanner in the screen and a camera crop on the screen instead of a notch or large edges, so those are probably features of the Note 10. Both things have indeed rumors.
What we want to see
Although there is no Samsung Galaxy Note 10 news yet, we have a good idea of what we want from it. Below you will find our seven most important suggestions.
1. A customizable Bixby button
As much as Samsung would like us to use Bixby in favor of Google Assistant, the reality is that it is largely not that good, and Google has so much head start that we doubt it will ever be.
That would not be a problem, except that Samsung insists on placing a physical Bixby button on its Note phones, so for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 we want it to be removed or made customizable so that you can set it to something start differently than Bixby.
The good news is that this has to happen because it's a feature that since writing this wish has brought Samsung to its phones – maybe the South Korean company is really listening to us.
2. HDR video recording
Many advanced handsets can now record HDR video, but the Galaxy Note 9 cannot. It is a shame, because it is a noticeable weakness in a camera that is fine.
So we really want to see HDR recordings offered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. And not just another HDR, but 4K HDR (which is also offered by some rivals), so it can make videos that look just like that look good if the photos will certainly do.
3. A fingerprint scanner on the screen
The Note 9 has a fingerprint scanner on the back, which makes thin rings on the front possible (although it is still a lower bezel than we had hoped for), but it's probably a bit harder to reach than a scanner on the front.
We also noted in our review that it is too small and too close to the camera, making it easy to accidentally store and stain the lens.
So for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 we want the scanner at the front, but instead of being under the screen, we want it to be built into the screen like the Galaxy S10 and some other phones do now.
4. A completely new look
The Note 9 is a nice looking phone, but it is also similar in design to the last pair and the bezels start to feel a bit much compared to that of the iPhone X and the Huawei P20 Pro.
So we would like a design revision for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. It can retain the water resistance and the curvy screen, but hopefully the rest of the design will change to something cooler and more modern.
5. A lower price
The fact that the Note 9 is a very, very expensive phone is unavoidable and we expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be at least as expensive.
But we hope it won't be. If Samsung can shave a few hundred dollars / pounds from the price, it can have a much wider appeal.
6. Improved face recognition
The Galaxy Note 9 has both an iris scanner and face recognition, but – as we note in our review – even combined, these sensors do not combine a match for Apple's Face ID, so we would like to see real improvements here for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
That probably means that more and better front cameras and sensors need to be packed so that it can build up an accurate 3D image of our face.
That can be expensive and make it more difficult to remove the mount, but if it leads to a fast, secure scanner that works with almost all lights, then it might be worth it.
7. An even longer battery life
For the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung increased the range of the range to 4,000mAh, which resulted in a daily lifespan.
That's a good job, but we want to see further improvements to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, especially given that batteries are worn out over time, so if you plan to hold the phone for two years or more, you notice possibly a considerably shorter battery life. end.
On that note, if Samsung allowed the battery to degrade more slowly, that would also be appreciated.
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