The Galaxy Note 10 has been officially shown off and we now know when we can get our hands on the device in Australia and for how much. Coming in three different models (the Note 10, Note 10+, and Note 10+ 5G), the Note 10 sports a 6.3-inch display on the standard model and 6.8 inches on the two plus size models but Samsung has unfortunately ditched the headphone jack this time around. Aside from the Infinity-0 Display in the center at the top, the screen is very nearly completely occupying the entire front of the phone and the in-screen thumb print scanner has returned.
The Note 10 range being bigger than the S10’s allows for the devices to sport more powerful batteries (aside from the S10+ 5G). The base Note 10 has a 3,500mAH battery, the Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G boast 4,300mAH batteries. The Note 10 range comes with a 25W charger for fast charging and a 45W fast charger will be available for purchase later in the year. Finally, on the charging side of things, Wireless Powershare makes it way here from the S10.
Powering all the devices is the Exynos 9825 processor and the base model starts out at 8 GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Note 10+ also starts with 256GB storage and has the option of 512GB but the RAM is upped to 12GB. The 5G model has 12GB RAM as well and is available with 256GB or 512GB storage. There is no expandable storage options for the Note 10 and MicroSD expansion only available on Galaxy Note10+ and Galaxy Note10+ 5G (for more information see Samsung’s official page. )
All three Note 10 models have essentially the same camera set-up as the high end S10 phones, aside from the second dual 10MP and 8MP cams on the front of the S10+. It has a triple rear setup (12MP telephoto, 12MP wide-angle and 16MP ultra-wide) and a single 10MP front-facing camera. The Note 10+ and 10+ 5G add to this by adding a fourth VGA 3D Depth Vision Camera that can scan an object and transform it into a movable 3D render.
Night Mode is returning to allow for better looking selfies in low lit areas and video is getting an upgrade with Live Focus Video which allows users to blur the background and focus on whatever the subject you’re shooting is. Stabilization is improved and now available in Hyperlapse mode, a Zoom-In-Mic that will minimize background noise while amplifying the in-frame audio, and built-in video editor can be used alongside the S-Pen by selecting what you want to trim rather than tapping.
The Galaxy Note 10 line of phones are currently available (as at 8th August 2019) for pre-order and will release August 23rd. The base Note 10 starts at $1,499, the Note 10+ costs $1,699, and the Note 10+ 5G is available for $1,999. All three models come available either in Aura Glow or Aura Black.
Anyone who wants to pre-order from certain retailers between now and August 22nd will earn a free pair of Samsung’s newly announced AKG Wireless Headphones, which have an RRP of $499.