After all the rumours and leaks, the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone has officially been unveiled. The Note 10 was launched the at the Galaxy Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York.
Samsung unveiled 3 models of the Galaxy Note 10: the regular Note 10; Note 10 Plus and a 5G version of the Note 10 Plus. The Note 10+ 5G is just the same as the Note 10+. Obviously, the only difference is the 5G modem residing inside.
And this is the first time the Samsung company is unveiling multiple versions of its Galaxy Note 10 series.
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Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (regular)
The regular Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch display. Its selfie camera resides right on the screen (hole punch) inside a dark dot. The battery capacity of the Galaxy Note 10 is 3500 mAh and it supports wireless charging.
Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t put any slot for a microSD card in the regular Note 10, so there is no storage expansion feature. Its RAM is pegged at 8GB. The storage capacity that can’t be expanded is 256GB.
There’s an upgraded S Pen to operate the phone with. The S Pen features a new makeup which makes it lighter and more rounded than past S Pens. Samsung is also rooting for the death of the headphone jack as it is absent in the Galaxy Note 10.
The back carries 3 cameras. The rear cameras include a 12 MP wide-angle lens, a 12 MP lens for telephoto, and an ultrawide 16 MP lens. The selfie camera housed right on the display is 10 MP.
For sensors, we have the fingerprint scanner underneath the display. There are also sensors for gyro, compass, barometer, proximity, and accelerometer.
The Samsung Note 10 is powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or the Exynos 9825 chipsets. It runs on the Android 9 Pie OS, joined with Samsung’s own One UI.
Features of the Galaxy Note 10+
The bigger Galaxy Note 10+ and its 5G version have similar features with the regular Note 10. Still, there are a few differences in them.
For the similarities, we have both the Note 10 and Note 10+ not having the headphone jack. Both phones also have the selfie camera placed right on the screen. The two phones run the same Android 9.0 Pie.
They rock the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, or Samsung Exynos 9825 processors. Both phones also have the same camera features and megapixels: 12-megapixel dual-aperture lens; 16-megapixel wide-angle lens; 12-megapixel telephoto lens; and 10-megapixel front-facing camera.
The only exception with the camera is that the Note 10+ has a fourth one for 3D depth sensing.
The screen of the Galaxy Note 10+ is measured at 6.8 inches with a resolution of 3,040 x 1,440 pixels.
For battery capacity, the Note 10+ has 4300 mAh and it supports wireless charging as well. Just like the Note 10, the Note 10 Plus also comes with an S Pen, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, and the same sensors as the Note 10.
One notable feature on the Galaxy Note 10+ is the presence of microSD card slot. Remember this is not on the regular Note 10.
The Note 10+ also comes in two variations with respect to internal storage capacity. There is the 256GB model and a 512GB model. It has an upped 12GB RAM.
In all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the bigger Note 10 Plus are superb mobile devices running on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset or the Samsung Exynos 9825 chipset. Their rear appearance is a sleek rainbow reflecting, shining glass back.
The regular Galaxy Note 10 is priced at $949 while the bigger Note 10 Plus is going for USD 1,099. Currently, the price for the Ghanaian market isn’t available. We’ll update as we learn of it.