Samsung at a global Unpacked event in New York launched the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. This is the first time that Samsung introduced two different sizes of Note variants, differentiating them by the screen size. Samsung took a similar approach of Galaxy S series which was launched in regular and plus variants.
“From the very beginning, the Galaxy Note has stood for the best-of-the-best technologies and features. The Galaxy Note10 re-imagines this promise for the modern Note fan who uses their smartphone to take their productivity and creativity to the next level, and who effortlessly flows between ideas and endeavours at a moment’s notice,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Every element of the Galaxy Note10 was designed to help users achieve more. Whether they’re finishing a big project for work, capturing and editing a video, or playing their favourite mobile game, the Galaxy Note10 will help them do it faster and better.”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ share a lot of similar specs, the Note 10 and Note 10+ will have the new Exynos 9825 processor. This is an upgraded version of the processor found in the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus. The Note 10 devices come in 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM. The storage options are between 256GB and 512GB.
Both the Note 10 and the Note 10 Plus has three rear cameras. The primary camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor with variable f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture. Then there is a telephoto lens camera with an aperture of f/2.1 with a 12-megapixel sensor. And finally, there is an ultra-wide lens camera with an aperture of f2.2 and a 16-megapixel sensor. On the front, both the phones have a 10-megapixel sensor inside a punch-hole. While the main camera setup is the same, the Note 10+ has an additional VGA rear camera that uses ToF technology.
There are several key differences between the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. One is the screen size. The Galaxy Note 10 sports a 2280×1080 pixels 401ppi display while the one of the bigger Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a 498ppi 3040×1440 pixels resolution display. Both are Dynamic AMOLED panels with support for HDR10+ and dynamic tone mapping. The battery size is different. The Note 10 has a 3500 mAh battery while the Note 10+ comes with a 4300 mAh battery. Another difference is that the Note 10+ supports microSD card, while the Note 10 doesn’t. Finally, Samsung has done what we were fearing, the Note 10 devices finally come without 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus will be available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black starting from August 23rd.