Samsung officially introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+. Compared to its predecessor, the most striking thing at first glance is the design, which consists almost entirely of a display and a glass back. Since the surfaces are strongly rounded, the mix looks practically frameless as a high-end smartphone and tablet. Since the front camera is integrated in the Infinity O-display, Samsung could do without a notch.
The regular grade 10 has a 6.3-inch display with 2,080 x 1,080 pixels resolution (pixel density 401 PPI), the South Korean company uses a 6.8-inch display with 3,040 x 1,440 pixels resolution (pixel density 498 PPI) for the grade 10+. Both Dynamic AMOLED panels support both HDR10+ and Dynamic Tone Mapping for a particularly colorful display. The maximum display brightness is 1,200 Nits, the contrast ratio is 2,000,000:1.
Gas cooling for permanently high performance
According to Samsung, a newly developed gas cooling system will ensure that the Galaxy Note 10 models will be able to deliver their maximum performance even after long periods of use. In addition to business users, gamers should also be addressed in this way. The European version of the smartphone comes on the market with the Exynos 9825 SoC, which Samsung has developed itself, as is already customary with Samsung. Customers in the USA and Asia will receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.
The main memory of the Note 10+ offers 12 GByte capacity, the smaller brother always has a good eight GByte. The internal memory is either 256 GByte or 512 GByte, a maximum of 1 TB is possible if the memory is expanded with a microSD card. The battery of the Note 10 offers 3,500 mAh capacity, of the Note 10+ it is 4,300 mAh. The batteries of the smartphones are charged wirelessly by induction with a maximum of 15 watts, with the Note 10+ 25 watts per cable are possible. According to Samsung, the battery life is up to about ten hours.
External hardware such as the Galaxy Buds but also other Qi-compatible devices from third-party manufacturers can be charged by placing them on the back of the smartphone.
Camera equipment on a high level
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 10 models offer “a pocket-sized photo studio.” Both smartphone versions are equipped with identical cameras.
In addition to the 10 megapixel Selfie camera, which is integrated in the display, the devices have four cameras on the back:
- 16 Megapixel Ultra Wide Angle (123°)
- 12 megapixels Wide angle
- 12 Megapixel Telephoto lens
- VGA Time-of-Flight (ToF)
Samsung has also introduced a number of new features for videos, including a bokeh effect that could previously only be used on photos. In addition, the microphones are supposed to record more sounds from the image area when zooming in. In addition to HDR10+, Dynamic Tone Mapping is now also available.
Input pen S Pen with new functions
The stylus, also known as the S Pen, has been enhanced with additional functions that allow it to control the smartphone with gestures without having to touch the display. For example, it is possible to change the zoom level of the camera by moving the pen in front of the display in a circular motion, or to scroll through images in the gallery by moving the pen to the left or right. The drawing and writing functions already known from the predecessor models remain unchanged.
Prices and release date
The market launch of the new Samsung flagship will take place on August 23. However, the smartphone can already be pre-ordered via the official online shop. The following versions are available:
- Galaxy Note 10 256 GByte for 949 Euro in
- Galaxy Note 10+ 256 GByte for 1,099 Euro
- Galaxy Note 10+ 512 GByte 1,199 Euro
- Galaxy Note 10+ LTE 256 GByte 1,199 Euro
For pre-orders up to 22 August, there is an exchange premium of 100 Euro for an old smartphone as a discount campaign.