After launching the Galaxy Note 9 (review) last year, Samsung’s next successor in the Note series would be the Galaxy Note 10. The rumor mill had already started churning out leaks concerning the upcoming Note phone that is dubbed to launch in August this year. Now, the latest report by 91Mobiles in association with @OnLeaks gives us a sneak peek into the design (CAD renders) of the phone alongside key specs. There’s also a 360-degree video that offers an all-around look at the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 CAD Renders Reveal Triple Rear Camera Setup
Going by the leaked renders, it seems that Samsung has retained the same punch-hole design that it used on the Galaxy S10 series. The only change made is in terms of the positioning of the punch-hole i.e., in the center instead of the right side. The leaked renders hint that the screen size of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 is 6.3-inches (slightly smaller than Note 9) Dynamic AMOLED display with 1440×3040 pixels resolution and HDR 10+ support. Moreover, the display has curved edges on either of the sides with minimum bezels around.
Other design elements include power and volume button on the left side while the right side is left untouched. At the bottom, we get S-Pen, mic, speaker grill, and USB Type-C port. The top side of the phone has a SIM card tray, mic, and seemingly an IR blaster. The phone measures 151 x 72 x 7.9mm. The leak also suggests that the Galaxy Note 10 would likely have an ultra-thin metal frame that goes a bit thicker for the buttons.
On the rear, the phone embraces an entirely new look than its predecessor. We see triple camera setup aligned vertically on the top right corner. The leak does not reveal anything about the camera specifications, but the rear panel lacks a fingerprint sensor that means there will be an In-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 9.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 To Ditch 3.5mm Headphone Jack Along with Bixby Button
Furthermore, it is revealed that Samsung is finally taking a step towards ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10. Thankfully, it is also getting rid of the Bixby button that was never really liked by Note fans anyway. Doing away with the 3.5mm headphone jack puts Samsung in the same league as OnePlus, Google, and Apple. We do hope that the company adds a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box.
Other Galaxy Note 10 specs revealed in the report include a Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 chipset with up to 12GB of RAM. On the software front, Note 10 would most likely ship with Android 9 Pie-based One UI. The report also hints at the probability of another phone to launch in the series, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro. The Pro variant is tipped to come with a larger display at 6.75-inches, quad-camera setup on the rear with ToF sensor, UFS 3.0 storage, and support for 45W fast-charging. The Pro variant might also have capacitive or pressure-sensitive buttons in place of physical buttons on the other Note 10 variant.