We’ve seen Samsung set new bars of what is technologically possible with their Galaxy S10. However, that isn’t going to be their only flagship in 2019. Launching on August 7th, we will get to see possibly one of the best smartphones to come out this year, the Galaxy Note 10.
In case you didn’t know, Samsung launches two flagships each year. The first one being from the Galaxy S series, that comes out in March. The second one is a jacked up version of that particular flagship from the S series and is presented to us as the Galaxy Note series. The Note phones may not be the best selling Samsungs but there’s no denying that they are one of the best smartphones money can buy.
Because of that, the Galaxy Note device is one of the most awaited phones every year and the hype only grows with time. As I’ve mentioned earlier, the device from the Note series is based on the device from the S series of the same year. This means that we can speculate on what the Galaxy Note 10 might be packing. Thankfully, we can take some assistance from online leaks.
As far as performance is concerned, we are certain that the Note 10 will have a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 processor paired with an Adreno 640 GPU under the hood. This is the best combination out there and will do the job just fine. The international variant might have an Exynos 9820, however, there’s a chance Samsung might come out with a new 7nm CPU for this device.
According to rumors, there will be two versions of the Note 10 series, which is a first. There will be a “regular” Note 10 and then a Note 10 Pro, the latter of will be of a higher tier. Both devices will feature the hole-punch front camera setup that debuted in the Galaxy S10. This time, however, there will only be a single front camera and it will be in the center of the screen.
As you can see in the render below, we have a regular Note 10 with its triple camera setup. They’re now placed in a vertical manner on the left side, like the iPhone XS. The Note 10 Pro will have an additional Time-of-flight Camera. The rest of them being the standard camera, a telephoto and an ultrawide, just like in every other flagship.
The standard Note 10 will have a 6.3″ while the larger Note 10 Pro will have a 6.75″ display. Both the panels will be AMOLED with a 1440p display. The Note 10 Pro’s display might also feature a 90Hz refresh rate to rival that of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Since there are practically no bezels, there won’t be any room for a top-mounted speaker. To counter that, Samsung is expected to use Sound-on-Display technology that was introduced in the Huawei P30 Pro.
Lastly, we come to the battery. Now, in previous years, the Note series smartphones were larger than their rivals and thus had an advantage of supporting larger batteries. Now, however, most rivals are of the same size or even larger. The base Note 10 will probably use the same 4100 mAh battery found in the Galaxy S10+. The Note 10 Pro, however, might take things further with a possible 4300 mAh battery that might just be enough to beat the legendary P30 Pro in a battery test.
That’s all that we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note series yet. Most of it, as you can tell, is pure speculation. But hey, it’s based on rumors from authentic sources like OnLeaks, who’ve been right about phones before. Maybe they’ll be right this time too.