Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

A decade ago, phones with 4-inch displays were a norm until the time when South Korean giant Samsung broke the glass ceiling in 2011. The original Galaxy Note equipped a 5.3 inches Super AMOLED display and was trolled in return. Many critics had laughed at the thought of using a device with a 5-inch screen. Who knew it could dominate our future! Since then, Samsung has launched its predecessors with innovative features, giving the world a new dimension to explore. In 2020, devices have displays up to 7-inches, comfortably placing them in the tablet-like segment. Even iPhones adapted the concept of a huge display, which is saying something.

Apart from the size, the Galaxy Note series boats a unique accessory that no other rivals have managed to include it in their phones. The S-Pen, or more commonly known as the stylus, is the reason why the smartphone is referred to as ‘Note.’ The intention is to treat our mobiles as communicating devices as well as jotting down notes in the most unlikely situation. The S Pen’s development was crucial for the survival of the Note series and still is. So functionalities such as Bluetooth integration and gyroscope made its way into the stylus.

Fast forward to 2020, the latest Galaxy Note 10 Plus features a huge display, powerful processor, huge storage options, cameras that never disappoint, and a 12 GB RAM. Considered to be a direct rival to the iPhone, OnePlus, etc., Note series offers some unusual features every year. Although Galaxy Note20 isn’t official yet, we can expect Samsung to make it more exciting. But before that happens, here’s a list of all the Note devices the South Korean giant has launched over a decade.

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

Galaxy Note fans will get brief information about all the Note devices launch from its inception till today. Without wasting any time, let’s take a note (pardon the pun) of all the S-Pen toting devices Samsung has launched so far!

1. Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: CNET

The original Samsung Galaxy Note was launched back in 2011 when phones with a 4-inch display were considered to be ordinary. Breaking the barrier, Samsung made way for huge displays that we keep scrolling on.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.3 inches Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Exynos 4210 Dual, 45 nm
  • Android: Android Gingerbread, Jelly Bean
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16/32 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 2 MP | Rear – 8 MP
  • Battery: 2500 mAh, removable

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Exynos 4412 Quad, 32 nm
  • Android: Jelly Bean, KitKat
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16/32/64 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 1.9MP | Rear – 8MP
  • Battery: 3100mAh, removable

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: PhoneArena

Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Exynos 5260 Hexa
  • Android: Jelly Bean, Lollipop
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 2 MP | Rear – 8 MP
  • Battery: 3100 mAh, removable

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

The Galaxy Note 3 introduced an infrared sensor that lets users a myriad of remote controls on the device.

Specifications –

Display: 5.7 inches Super AMOLED

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 28 nm / Exynos 5420 Octa, 28 nm

Android: Jelly Bean, Lollipop

RAM: 3GB

Storage: 16/32/64 GB, expandable via a microSD card

Camera: Front – 2 MP | Rear – 13 MP

Battery: 3200 mAh, removable

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: PhoneArena

The first-ever fingerprint scanner debuted on the Note 4. The sensor needed a swipe gesture to get into the phone.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 28 nm / Exynos 5433
  • Android: KitKat, Marshmallow
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 3.7 MP | Rear – 16 MP
  • Battery: 3220 mAh, removable

6. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: Android Authority

The Galaxy Note Edge is Samsung’s first phone with edge display. It has a fingerprint scanner on the top.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.6 inches Super AMOLED Curved edge screen
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 28 nm
  • Android: KitKat, Marshmallow
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 3.7 MP | Rear – 16 MP
  • Battery: 3100 mAh, removable

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

Specifications

  • Display: 5.7 inches Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Exynos 7420 Octa, 14 nm
  • Android: Lollipop, Nougat
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32/64/128 GB, Not expandable
  • Camera: Front – 5 MP | Rear – 16 MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh, non-removable

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: TechRadar

Samsung ditched the number 6 and instead went with 7 to sync with the Galaxy S series. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 7 met its untimely demise as many models burst into phones due to a major issue in its 3500mAh battery. The Iris Scanner was introduced with this phone.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.7 inches Super AMOLED, HDR10
  • Processor: Exynos 8890 Octa, 14 nm
  • Android: Marshmallow
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 5 MP, 2 MP dedicated Iris Scanner | Rear – 12 MP
  • Battery: 3500 mAh, non-removable

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fan Edition)

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
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Launched as a fan edition in a few countries, Samsung kept all the features the same except for the reduced battery size.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.7 inches Super AMOLED, HDR10
  • Processor: Exynos 8890 Octa, 14 nm
  • Android: Marshmallow
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 5 MP, 2 MP dedicated Iris Scanner | Rear – 12 MP
  • Battery: 3200 mAh, non-removable

10. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: PC Mag

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was the first Note phone to come with an IP68 rating and a dual rear camera.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.3 inches Super AMOLED, HDR10
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm / Exynos 8895 10 nm
  • Android: Nougat, Pie
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 8MP, 2 MP dedicated Iris Scanner | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto
  • Battery: 3300 mAh, non-removable

11. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: TechCrunch

Samsung introduced Bluetooth integration in the stylus that lets the user click instant selfies. Moreover, Galaxy S9’s stereo speakers were carried forward in the Galaxy Note 9.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.4 inches Super AMOLED, HDR10
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 10 nm / Exynos 9810 10 nm
  • Android: Oreo, Android 10
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/512 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 8 MP, 2 MP dedicated Iris Scanner | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, non-removable

12. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: PhoneArena

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a mid-range Note device that competes with the likes of OnePlus 7T. It equips an in-display, optical fingerprint sensor. Unlike the flagship Note 10 devices, the Note10 Lite does retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.7 inches Super AMOLED, HDR
  • Processor: Exynos 9810, 10 nm
  • Android: Android 10
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 32 MP | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto 3. 12 MP Ultra-wide
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, non-removable

13. Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

With the flagship Note10 phones, Samsung discontinued the 3.5mm headphone jack.

All the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones include an under-display, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Expanding on the Bluetooth integration, the Note10 phones add accelerometer, gyroscope.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.3 inches Dynamic Super AMOLED, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm / Exynos 9825, 7 nm
  • Android: Pie, Android 10
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB, Not expandable
  • Camera: Front – 10 MP | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto 3. 16 MP Ultra-wide
  • Battery: 3500 mAh, non-removable

14. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020

Except for 5G support, the Note10 5G has the same features as the Note 10.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.3 inches Dynamic Super AMOLED, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm / Exynos 9825, 7 nm
  • Android: Pie, Android 10
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB, Not expandable
  • Camera: Front – 10 MP | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto 3. 16 MP Ultra-wide
  • Battery: 3500 mAh, non-removable

15. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: Android Authority

Specifications

  • Display: 6.8 inches Dynamic Super AMOLED, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm / Exynos 9825, 7 nm
  • Android: Pie, Android 10
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 10 MP | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto 3. 16 MP Ultra-wide 4. 0.3 MP, Time of Flight, 3D Depth sensor
  • Battery: 4300 mAh, non-removable

16. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: TechZilla

Except for 5G support, the Note10 Plus 5G has the same features as the Note 10 Plus.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.8 inches Dynamic Super AMOLED, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm / Exynos 9825, 7 nm
  • Android: Pie, Android 10
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512 GB, expandable via a microSD card
  • Camera: Front – 10 MP | Rear: 1. 12 MP Main sensor 2. 12 MP Telephoto 3. 16 MP Ultra-wide 4. 0.3 MP, Time of Flight, 3D Depth sensor
  • Battery: 4300 mAh, non-removable

17. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Unofficial)

Samsung Note Series List: Samsung Galaxy Note Series 2011 to 2020
Image Source: Android Headlines

Keep in mind that the Note20 device(s) isn’t official yet. All the features listed below are based on rumors so take the information with a pinch of salt.

Specifications

  • Display: 6.7-6.9 inches Dynamic Super AMOLED, HDR10+
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 7 nm+, Exynos 992,7 nm+
  • Android: Android 10
  • RAM: 8/12/16 GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512 GB
  • Camera: Front – 10-40 MP | Rear: The main sensor, an ultra-wide sensor, and a telephoto lens. It is rumored that the Note20 could nix the ToF sensor.
  • Battery: Possibly between 4000-5000 mAh

Conclusion

This was the entire Samsung Note Series List that had launched from 2011 till 2019. We aren’t officially considering the Note20 yet as the features are based on rumors. I have been a fan of the Note series since I started using the Galaxy Note 2 and am currently wielding a Note 10 Plus. I have had a great experience in using these devices over the years and hope that Samsung offers the Snapdragon processor in India as well.

Have you been a fan of Samsung devices? If not, what is it that you would like Samsung to change? Let us know in the comments below.


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