Samsung Note 10 & Note 10 Plus Launched; S-Pen with gestures and a missing 3.5mm jack

Samsung has finally unveiled the most anticipated flagship of 2019. Or rather flagships. Like the S10 series, Samsung gives the users to choose from three Note models – the regular Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and the Note 10 5G. These models share some features and include some of their own.

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The regular Note 10 has a 6.3 inches Cinematic Dynamic AMOLED HDR10 Display with a 90.9% screen-to-body ratio. The screen resolution has been reduced to full-HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) but Samsung makes gorgeous displays so it won’t be a deal-breaker. Another sacrifice hits the micro SD card department, as users will have to be content with the 256GB model only. It has 8GB RAM.

Note 10 Plus, on the other hand, has a 6.8 inches Cinematic Dynamic AMOLED HDR10 Display with a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It has the usual Samsung Quad-HD+ display we have gotten used to since the Note 4. Unlike the vanilla Note 10, the Plus model does have expandable storage up to 1TB but users can choose between 256GB or 512GB base storage. Also, the Plus model has a 12GB RAM, which doesn’t depend on the storage option you choose.

As for the battery, Note 10 has a 3,500 mAh battery with support for 25W charging, wireless charger 2.0, and reverse wireless charging for charging the Samsung watch, earbuds or any other wireless supported devices. Note 10 Plus has a mammoth 4,300 mAh battery that Samsung claims will last an entire day. If it does not, which may happen, you can quickly top it up with the 25W charger provided in the box. In addition, Note 10 Plus also supports 45W charging but you will have to buy the adapter separately.

Coming to what both these phones have in common, and there are tonnes of things. Both the models are powered by either Exynos 9825 7nm chipset or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 7nm chips depending on the region. They both have the same GPU – Mali-G76 MP12 (Exynos) or Adreno 640 (Qualcomm). The cameras are also similar. It’s technically the same S10 camera but the larger Note has a few new tricks like the Live Focus Video, AR doodle, and the 3D AI. Both these models lack iris scanning but there’s the under-display fingerprint scanner for security. Also, Samsung has nixed the headphone jack. So, it’s either USB audio or Bluetooth headphones.

Samsung Note 10 & Note 10 Plus Launched; Nixes the 3.5mm jack and and a S-Pen with gestures
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The S-Pen makes the Note a phenomenal series. This year, Samsung has introduced gyroscope in the S-Pen. Users can now control various aspects of the phone with the stylus itself. It can be charged fully in 10 minutes by just slipping it back.

D.J. Koh, President, and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said, “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 favorite mobile game, the Galaxy Note10 will help them do it faster and better.”

On the camera side of things, the Note 10 has triple rear cameras that include a 12 MP, f/1.5-1.8-2.4, wide lens, another 12 MP, f/2.1, telephoto lens, and a 16 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide lens. However, Note 10 Plus has a fourth camera which is TOF 3D VGA camera. Both the phones can shoot 4K at 60fps. The selfie camera on both the Notes are a 10MP lens which shoots in 2K at 60fps.

The S-Pen makes the Note a phenomenal series. This year, Samsung has introduced gyroscope in the S-Pen. Users can now control various aspects of the phone with the stylus itself. It can be charged fully in 10 minutes by just slipping it back. As for the colors, the regular Note 10 comes in Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Pink, and Aura Red, while the larger Note 10 Plus comes in Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, and Aura Blue.

Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will be launched in India on August 20 but Samsung India’s website has already revealed the price. The regular Note 10 Note will cost ₹69,999 while the Note 10 Plus will cost ₹79,999 for the 256GB model. The website does not mention the 512GB model. Consumers can pre-book the Note 10 models. It is rumored that the pre-booked phones will be delivered to the users by the end of August.


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