There’s a lot of things to know about the Galaxy Note10. Now that the phone has been confirmed, here are some of the highlights
Different Models and Displays – There are two versions of the Note. There’s the Galaxy Note10, and the Galaxy Note10+. As expected with the names, the Note10 Plus has a few more features. They both have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip. The Note10+ is slightly larger than the regular Note10 with a 6.8-inch Quad HD screen versus a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen. The battery sizes are obviously different, as well. The Note10 has a 3,500 mAh battery, while the Note10+ has a 4,300 mAh battery.
Cameras – The Galaxy Note10 has three rear cameras, while the Galaxy Note10+ has four rear cameras. They have the same cameras, except the Note10+ has a VGA Depth Vision camera for AR and 3D scanning. The Note series cameras are still great for creating content on the go. There’s a new Live-Focus Video mode, that allows you to get a nice bokeh effect in video. You finally have a wide-angle camera on the Note, and Night Mode for low-light selfies. Camera specs:
Rear: Quad Camera
– Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
– Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
– DepthVision Camera: VGA (on Note10+ only)
Headphone Jack and External Storage: Both models, Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ don’t have a headphone jack. So that rumor was true. However, the Note10 doesn’t have a microSD card slot either. The Note10+ does have it though. So if you get the regular Note 10, you’re maxed out at 256GB. But if you get the Note10+, you have the option of 256GB or 512GB with expandable storage. The phone doesn’t come with a USB-C to headphone jack dongle. You’ll get usb-c headphones. Also, no more dedicated Bixby button!
Work Hard. Play Hard: At the Samsung Unpacked event, they announced Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft. The partnership brings new features to Samsung DeX and to work seamlessly across devices. You can connect your Note10 to your PC with just the USB cable. The Galaxy Note10 will have an optimized and integrated Outlook app. You can use the S-Pen for features, such as o get short previews when hovering over emails, calendar events, and contacts. Samsung Gallery offers the option to sync with Microsoft OneDrive services. Link to Windows is built into the Galaxy Note10’s Quick Panel, so it’s simple and convenient to send messages, manage notifications, sync photos and mirror your phone on users’ PCs.
With a near bezeless dynamic AMOLED display, 8GB or 12GB of RAM vapor chamber cooling system, which delivers optimal performance during gameplay, The Note10 is a great phone for mobile gaming. That being said, it doesn’t work with the latest Gear VR headset.
S-Pen: The stylus, AKA, S-Pen is what makes the Note10 unique from other phones. With the Note10+ hovering at a nearly 7-inch display, you can get a lot done. You can take notes and have them converted to text. The S-Pen has been upgraded to do more. Besides the usual taking notes, you can control some features of the device, using air gestures, called Air Actions. The S-Pen has an accelerometer and gyroscope. Air Actions, you can swipe through different camera modes, take a selfie, and zoom in and out.
Those are the major features of the Note10. As expected some will use some features more than others. The Note10 and Note10+ will be available on August 23rd starting at $949.99 retail. The phone is already available for preorder. Looking to buy one? Check out the pricing, plans, and offers:
Pricing and Offers
Carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as Samsung themselves, are offering pre-order Buy-One-Get-One deals.
Samsung: Between August 8, 2019, and August 22, 2019, consumers can get a $150 Samsung credit with a Galaxy Note 10+ or Galaxy Note10+ 5G and a $100 Samsung credit with a Galaxy Note10. Preorder customers can create their own Galaxy kit by choosing from select mobile accessory bundles or smartwatches like the Wireless Charging Duo pad or Galaxy Watch Active, plus eligible customers can get up to 6 months of unlimited music with Spotify Premium on your Galaxy Note10
T-Mobile: The Galaxy Note10 256GB model starts at $0 down, $39.59/month (Full Retail Price: $949.99), the Note10+ 256GB model starts at $149.99 down and $39.59/month (FRP: $1099.99) and the Note10+ 512GB model starts at $249.99 down, $39.59/month (FRP: $1,199.99)
Verizon: Galaxy Note10+ 5G (6.8”) Available first on Verizon, the 5G variant of the Note10+ gives you access to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network for unparalleled speeds and connectivity.256GB: $36.11 for 36 mo. or $54.16 for 24 mo. ($1299.99 retail)512GB: $38.88 for 36 mo. or $58.33 for 24 mo. ($1399.99 retail)
Galaxy Note10+ (6.8”) has the largest screen on a Galaxy smartphone and the power and performance to match.
- 256GB: $45.83 for 24 mo. ($1,099.99 retail)
- 512GB: $49.99 for 24 mo. ($1,199.99 retail)
Galaxy Note10 (6.3”): 256GB: $39.58 for 24 months ($949.99 retail)
The phone feels amazing. I played with some of the features, as you can see. As with most phones, I expect that I’d enjoy the camera and its features the most. Mobile photography is fun and the Note10 has a lot of features for the cameras.