Samsung usually launches its Galaxy Note series smartphones in August, and this year seems no different. According to a report from CNET, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series will be launched in New York on the August 07 of 2019. The phone will reportedly be unveiled on during the Unpacked event at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. This is the same venue where the Galaxy Note 9 was launched last year. While this report seems plausible, plans sometimes change closer to the launch, depending on various things.
It is being rumored that Samsung could launch two devices in the Galaxy Note 10 series: Galaxy Note 10e and Galaxy Note 10 Pro. Let us have a look at the expected features and specifications of both smartphones.
Galaxy Note 10 Pro, Note 10e Expected Features, Specs
The Galaxy Note 10 Pro is expected to feature a 6.75-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with QHD+ resolution, HDR10+ playback, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection. There will be Qualcomm’s under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Unlike the Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro’s selfie camera punch hole will be in the middle of the top portion. It is also being reported that Samsung will use the display as the earpiece rather than a conventional earpiece. The company is also removing a 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy Note series phone for the first time. Yes, the Galaxy Note 10 series won’t have a dedicated headphone jack. It will continue having a stereo speaker setup, though. As usual, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will come with an S Pen stylus for jotting down notes and to draw. Other features include Bixby, Samsung DeX, Samsung Pay, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy Note 10 Pro will have a quad-camera setup at the rear, featuring a 12MP wide-angle sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, a 16MP ultrawide-angle sensor, and a 3D ToF sensor, similar to the Galaxy S10 5G. At the front, it will have a 10MP selfie camera. The phone will run Android 9 Pie-based One UI software. It will reportedly be equipped with the Exynos 9825 processor which could be fabricated using Samsung’s new 7nm EUV process. This chipset will be more energy efficient than the Exynos 9820, which uses an 8nm FinFET process (more like optimized 10nm). The Galaxy Note 10 Pro could be launched in 4G and 5G variants, depending on the market. In the US and Chinese markets, the phone could be powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It could come in two memory configurations: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. There will be a microSD card slot, too.
The phone will reportedly be powered by a 4500mAh battery, which can be fast charged through the USB Type-C port at 25W or through compatible 15W Qi wireless charger. The Galaxy Note 10e could come with a smaller Dynamic AMOLED screen, smaller battery, a dual-camera on the rear, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Galaxy Note 10 Will Compete With iPhone 2019 Series
The Galaxy Note 10 will compete with not only Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup, which consists of three phones but also with Google’s Pixel 4 series, Huawei’s Mate 30 series, and OnePlus 7 series. All of Apple’s upcoming iPhones are expected to feature OLED screens with a notch, dual or triple-camera setups, and newer processors. Google’s Pixel 4 series phones will come with a dual-camera setup as well, a first for a Pixel phone.