Samsung Galaxy Note 10: one to four models, 5G and everything we think we know about it

We have updated the post with a last leak about the absence of buttons and the hole in the screen.

Summer has not yet started and promises to be moved, but now that we are almost halfway through the year and many of the main manufacturers have already presented a first round of flagships there are already rumors of what is to come for "the new course " The mobile that usually anticipates this second round of releases is the Note of each year, and for this we expect a somewhat different Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

In fact, what is considered quite firmly (which can be had by speculating) is that not only will there be a Note, but at least we will see two models (and even four). Different sizes, different functions but an S Pen that will dominate them all that also promises to be updated with respect to what we saw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

From a single model to four options (and 5G)

Four Samsung Galaxy S10s this year filled the brand's stand at the Mobile World Congress (along with that Samsung Galaxy Fold behind the showcase that later had worse luck). The brand has diversified its Galaxy S range like never before, giving various options for those looking for a first-line smartphone from the manufacturer, and it seems that this strategy will not stop in the S10.

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There is talk of several Galaxy Note 10, following precisely this trail. Two serial numbers appeared, SM-N970 and SM-N975, which could correspond to a standard version and a more advanced version ("Plus", "Pro"?). But that does not end there, since according to the rumor that both would have an alternative version with support for 5G there would be a catalog of four Note models:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

Although that does not quite fit with what has been recently leaked, and it does fit somewhat more with the previous steps that the brand has followed. Just like we had Samsung Galaxy S10e, it seems that there could be a Note 10e with a 3,400 milliamp / hour battery, which would be more content.

This is all based on leaks and is not official. In fact, although it is pointed out that it would be a variant with a camera less than the standard Note and / or Plus, it is something that collides a bit with what the Note range has meant per se during all these years: a larger option that gives meaning to the use of a pointer and that can bring certain extras to the experience with respect to the Galaxy S. And a Note 10e ... Wouldn't it be an S10 or an S10 + by this logic (the S10 battery is 3,400 mAh )? We'll see what happens.

Thus, according to the sources that point to those four models (standard and Pro with its 5G variants), the standard Note 9 would integrate a screen with a 6.28-inch diagonal and that the Plus / Pro would be larger, with a screen of 6 , 75 inches. Some supposed benchmarks of the 10+ version with 5G (which would have the serial number SM-N976V) show that the screens would have a resolution of 1,440 x 3,040 pixels, thus giving 536 pixels per inch of density for the standard version and 498 dpi for the advanced.

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As we saw in the S10, the Note would inherit the perforated screen (or Infinity-O, as the brand calls it) to place there the window through which the front camera appears, as it has been seen very well in a 360-degree video at from some renders from OnLeaks. And what they also pointed out by those benchmarks is that there would be a change in the aspect ratio, going from 18.5: 9 in the Note 9 to 19: 9 in the S10.

What is not talked about, but is assumed

Having already seen it in the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and with the announcement of the mass production of that memory, it is expected to see Note 10 models with up to 12 GB of RAM. For the processor it is almost certain to think that we will see variants with the Snapdragon 855 and the Exynos 9820, since it is not the Note that releases the processor, but its predecessors.

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In Forbes they also ventured to say that the Note 10 will have the UFS 3.0 system, which was already in the Galaxy Fold but it has not yet been released (nor is it yet known if it will and when after what happened) . By precedents, for the next Note we hope to see in terms of storage memory that there is at least 1 TB, without resorting to microSD for said volume unlike the Note 9.

Four cameras?

The year is well served at the rear camera level, and in fact Samsung already had precedents in the mid-range of three and four rear cameras talking about the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) and A9 (2018). In the Galaxy S10 we have seen triple rear camera and double front camera, so it is possible to think that this will be the minimum of the / the Note / s.

What has been said about this via Ice Universe (a well-known filter) and PhoneArena among others is that the Note 10 (or all of them) would have a single front camera with a 10 megapixel sensor (perhaps the Dual Pixel 10 MP AF f / 1.9 of the S10). To the rear it is said that there will be a configuration of four cameras: one with a standard sensor, one with a 16-megapixel sensor with a 123-degree wide-angle lens, one with a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto and a ToF sensor (Time of flight).

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What has also caught the eye is the placement of the camera scheme, because the horizontal arrangement is being quite characteristic of Samsung's first-line smartphones. Being four cameras and talking about the change perhaps we will see something more Galaxy A9 style, or Huawei P30 Pro, taking into account the leaked images.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018).

According to the filter, Samsung is working on a 10x optical zoom system (perhaps similar to what we have seen with OPPO) but it will not be ready for the next Note. In addition, by precedent the brand has always kept the big camera updates for the Galaxy S (such as the double camera or the variable aperture).

Bigger battery, an evolving S Pen and ... Goodbye buttons?

In Note 9 the guest star was the S Pen. It was more so than ever when receiving important updates and expanding its usability, thus serving to give the Note range more reason to be now that the Galaxy S is being subdivided (and enlarged). The S Pen is still talked about as a fatigue partner for the Note 10, but with a new function called Air Mouse, probably related to the S Pen acting as a mouse at a greater distance in combination with a new mode called DeX Live.

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For the battery there is talk of a battery of 4,500 milliamps / hour, which would be on paper superior to what we saw in the previous Note (speaking at least of the standard model). A battery that would be powered by a fast charge of more than 25 watts, something that is more likely to see the support to the 100-watt fast charge that they recently announced already placed on a smartphone this year.

And something quite recent is the information that arrived yesterday about that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 would not have any physical button. That is, neither the power button, nor the volume button, nor the controversial button dedicated to Bixby. Information that already began to emerge in March and that points to there being capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas, probably highlighted by some type of texture in the frames of the mobile. Oh, and goodbye to the 3.5mm jack.

There will probably be more doses of leaks in what remains until this smartphone is presented, assuming that there are no changes in this regard. If the manufacturer maintains customs, we will see this or these terminals in August (the Note 8 was announced on the 23rd and the Note 9 on the 9th of that month), so we will see how Samsung's refresh us.

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