Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: Everything you need to know!

The much-awaited flagship from Samsung has been launched. At the Unpacked event in New York on Wednesday, Samsung unveiled not one but two Galaxy Note 10 devices. The 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will offer the S-Pen experience in a relatively compact form factor. The 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ carries on the tradition of the Note family by being the biggest Galaxy Note display till date. Samsung with its Note series used to bring one single model but this year we have two. Regular Galaxy Note 10 has some compromises and sadly both the models do not have a headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: Quick Comparison

Features        Samsung Galaxy Note 10   Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Display Type 6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1
Weight 168g 196g
Processor Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9825
RAM Capacity 8GB (LPDDR4X) Up to 12GB (LPDDR4X)
Storage Capacity 256GB UFS 3.0 256GB/512GB UFS 3.0 + MicroSD slot up to 1TB
Speaker System
  • Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
  • Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
  • Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Headphone Jack
  • No
  • Active Noise Cancelling USB C earbuds in the box
  • No
  • Active Noise Cancelling USB C earbuds in the box
Front Camera 10MP F/1.7 10MP F/1.7
Rear Cameras Triple Camera

  • Ultra-Wide: 16MP F/2.2
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS
  • Telephoto: 12MP F/2.1 OIS
Quad Camera

  • Ultra-Wide: 16MP F2.2
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS
  • Telephoto: 12MP F/2.1 OIS
  • DepthVision Camera: VGA
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 4300 mAh
Fast Charging 25W charger in-box 25W charger in-box (Support for 45W Fast charging)
Biometrics Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner
Water and Dust Resistance IP 68 IP 68
Software Android 9 Pie with One UI Android 9 Pie with One UI

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series: Everything you need to know!

Design and Software

Samsung’s design standards change every year with minor updates. The most important difference presented in the Note family is the front camera is in the middle of the screen. Samsung’s Infinity-O display continues after Galaxy S10 family. The bezels are shrunken to give a large immersive look. At the back, both the models have vertical triple camera layout with Galaxy Note+ having extra sensors and ToF camera. Both at front and back, Samsung has used Gorilla Glass 6 for better protection. The device runs on Samsung’s own One UI on top of Android 9 Pie.

Camera

The Galaxy Note 10 has a triple camera setup on the rear with a 12-megapixel f/2.1 telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 45-degree field-of-view. Then there’s a wide-angle lens with a 12-megapixel sensor with a variable aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4) and a 77-degree field-of-view as well as optical image stabilisation. Finally, there’s the ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field-of-view paired with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 sensor, which lacks any kind of stabilisation.

Apart from this triple-camera assembly, the Galaxy Note 10+ packs an additional sensor at the back, next to the flash. Samsung is calling this VGA sensor the DepthVision camera, and it will let you take 3D scans of objects. On the front, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ pack a 10-megapixel f/2.2 camera with autofocus and an 80-degree field-of-view.

Improved S-Pen

The new S-Pen headline feature here is Air Actions. By pressing and holding the button the S Pen and moving around the stylus, you can trigger certain actions within apps. For example, you can swipe up or down in the Camera app to switch the cameras, left or right to go to the next/previous mode and much more. All of these actions can be customised on a per-app basis from Settings. Samsung has also made it easier to select handwritten notes and convert them to text, as well as export them to a variety of formats like Microsoft Word, PDF, plain text, or image.

Other Features

Samsung Dex offers the big screen experience with the Type-C cable that comes in the box. This lets you connect your Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ to a Windows machine or a Mac and use the phone apps alongside the computer’s native apps. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ pack an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and all other sensors. Both the models have 25W fast charger in the box, the Galaxy Note 10+ has 45W of fast charging support which is sold separately.

Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price is set at $949 (roughly Rs. 67,400), while the Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 78,100) for the 256GB storage variant, and $1,199 (roughly Rs. 85,200) for its 512GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G model is priced at $1,299 (roughly Rs. 92,300) for the 256GB storage version and $1,399 (roughly Rs. 97,400) for the 512GB storage version. The device will be launched in India soon with similar pricing and will be available on sale on August 23.

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