Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Codenamed “Da Vinci” Revealed a Month After Note 9 Launch, indicates S pen improvements

The Galaxy Note 9 successor is reportedly codenamed "Da Vinci".

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been in the market for just about a month now but details regarding its successor have started surfacing online already. In a report published earlier today, South Korean publication ‘The Bell’ News has revealed the codename of the Galaxy Note 9 successor, which will likely be launched as the Galaxy Note 10.

Galaxy Note 10: Codenamed “Da Vinci”

According to the report, Samsung has codenamed the Galaxy Note 10 as “Da Vinci”. Leonardo Da Vinci, as almost everyone knows, was considered a “Renaissance Man” and is known for several famous masterpieces such as the ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’, and the ‘Vitruvian Man’. The current Galaxy Note 9 was codenamed “crown”, while the Galaxy upcoming Galaxy S10 is codenamed “Beyond”.

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Galaxy Note 10: Tipped to Offer Improved S Pen Features

The report suggests one of the main highlights of the Galaxy Note 10 will be an improved S Pen. This is not surprising, however, as the S Pen is the single most unique feature of every Galaxy Note series device. The Galaxy Note 9, which was made official in August this year, comes with a vastly improved S Pen with some exciting new features, including Bluetooth connectivity. It is likely that some of the features that Samsung debuted with the Galaxy Note 9 this year will be further improved next year, which should help make the Galaxy Note 10 an even more impressive productivity powerhouse. Thanks to built-in Bluetooth connectivity, the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 9 can be used as a remote control to activate functions such as taking pictures, play/pause YouTube videos, navigate through slides in PowerPoint, and more. The S Pen can be charged in less than a minute, simply by inserting it into the Galaxy Note 9. The ultra-fast charging speed is made possible by the use of a Super Capacitor.

Galaxy Note 10: Expected Specifications, Features

Samsung’s Galaxy Note flagships are more or less identical to the Galaxy S series flagship models released in the same year in terms of hardware specifications. We expect the Galaxy Note 10 to be no different. The Galaxy Note 10 will likely be running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset in the US, while the international variant could be powered by the company’s own Exynos 9820 chipset. In the memory department, the Galaxy Note 9 successor is expected to come standard with 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the flagship device will likely be available with up to 512GB of internal storage.

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As for the display, we are hoping that Samsung will be able to achieve a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio next year, which should allow it to pack a slightly larger display in the same physical footprint as the current Galaxy Note 9. Another key difference could be the integration of an in-display fingerprint sensor. In the camera department, rumours suggest the Galaxy S10 is expected to feature a triple-camera setup at the rear. If the rumors are accurate, we can expect the Galaxy Note 10 to also feature a triple-camera setup, perhaps with slightly improved image processing. On the connectivity front, the Note 10 could be Samsung’s first Galaxy Note series smartphone to come with 5G connectivity. Battery life is another area where we expect to see an improvement, although it might not be a huge upgrade over the current model as Samsung will need to make the phone even thicker to accommodate a 4000mAh+ capacity battery.