Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. The Korean manufacturer revealed not one but two Galaxy Note 10 devices. The 6.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers S-Pen experience in a relatively compact factor while the 6.8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ carries the largest display till date.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ Galaxy Note 10+ features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ has similar specifications with difference in display size, battery, RAM and storage capacities. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3 inch display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and 401ppi brightness. The Galaxy Note 10+ on the other hand sports a 6.8 inch display with a resolution of 3040×1440 pixels and 498ppi brightness. Both the devices have Dynamic AMOLED panels with support for HDR10+,dynamic tone mapping and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy Note 10 houses a Samsung Exynos 9285 and paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage in international markets. Samsung’s home market is getting a 5G variant with 12GB RAM. The device lacks a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is powered by the same Exynos 9285 with 12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB internal storage. It will also be getting a 5G variant in South Korea and has microSD card option. There is no headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones.
On the front, both the smartphone pack a 10MP f/2.2 camera with autofocus and an 80 degree field-of-view placed on a punch hole in the middle. The Galaxy Note 10 has a triple rear camera setup with a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS and 45-degree field-of-view. It is paired with a 12MP wide-angle lens with a variable aperture (f/1.4-f/2.4) and a 77-degree field-of-view with OIS and a 16MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and 123-degree field of view. The Galaxy Note 10+ packs an additional VGA sensor placed next to the flash which Samsung calls “DepthVision”. It allows you to take 3D scans of objects.
The cameras have four live focus modes-Blur, Big Circle, Color Point and Glitch that let you apply effects to the background in your photos and videos. Like the name suggests you can see the effects live as you take picture or record video. There is one new camera-related feature called Zoom-in Mic that lets you tap any person in recording and have their sound enhanced in the recorded video. This will surely come handy while recording in concerts with lot of background noise. The Galaxy Note duo also ships with a brand new video editor app that lets you edit videos on-the-go. The app brings support for S-Pen and you can doodle text on videos and use the stylus to make certain operations intuitive and faster.
Coming to S-Pen, it has a new feature called Air Actions that take shortcuts introduced in the Galaxy Note 9. Now by pressing and holding the S-Pen and moving around the stylus you can trigger certain commands within apps. Samsung will open the SDK to third-party developers allowing them to integrate this feature into their own apps. The company said it made easier to select handwritten notes and convert them to text and export to other formats. The unibody S-Pen is claimed to have a stand-by time of 10 hours.
Other features include Samsung Dex, which offers big-screen experience with your phone. Now, you can connect your device to a Windows or Mac and use the phone apps alongside the computer’s native apps. There is a new Quick Panel that allows to share messages, see notifications, make phone calls,view recent photos on computer and mirroring the phone’s screen wirelessly. It also has a “AI-based Game Booster ” feature to enhance performance in compatible games.
They run on Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie. The Galaxy Note 10 packs a 3,500 mAh battery while the Note 10+ gets a bigger 4,300 mAh battery. The Note 10+ comes with support for 45W fast charging though both models ship with a 25W charger in box. The handsets will be available in Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black color options with an additional Red and Pink for the Galaxy Note 10 and a Blue option for the Note 10+.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy Note 10 is priced at $949 (Rs 67,500 approx) while the Galaxy Note 10+ is priced at $1,099 (Rs 78,000 approx) and $1,199 (Rs 85,000 approx) for the 256GB and 512GB variants. They are available for pre-order in US from today and start shipping from August 23. Both the variants are expected to make it to the Indian market but no dates are announced. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G model is priced at $1,299.99 (Rs 92,300 approx) for the 256GB variant and $1,399,99 (Rs 97,500 approx) for the 512GB variant. It will be available for pre-order exclusively via Verizon in the US from August 8 midnight and start shipping from August 23.
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