We’re only days away from the announcement of Samsung’s latest mega device; the Galaxy Note 10, and rumours suggest it'll bring a stack of improvements to the larger than life smartphone series.
In anticipation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 being announced on Thursday, we’ve rounded up the key features we expect to be a part of this years’ Note device.
Twice is Nice
Expect two versions of the Note 10 to be announced on Thursday; a ‘smaller’ 6.3-inch Note 10, and a slightly more deluxe (and of course bigger) Note 10 Plus that features a massive 6.8-inch display.
For comparison, the Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch screen, with the S10 Plus offering a 6.4-inch panel, meaning that standard Note 10 will be slightly smaller than the larger S10 Plus and last year’s Note 9, which also features a 6.4-inch screen.
Both models will feature Samsung’s Infinity-O displays, with razor-thin top bezels achieved by putting a single hole-punch camera smack bang in the middle of the front display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be unveiled on-stage at the Galaxy Unpacked Event on August 8, 2019 at 6am AEST.
In the days following the Unpacked Event, the Galaxy Note 10 will become available for pre-sale, with orders to be dispatched in late August (the exact date is still unknown).
An Extremely Pretty Screen
Samsung brought its beautiful Infinity-O display design to their Galaxy S10 range earlier this year, and it comes as no surprise that the infinity-O display will find its way to the Galaxy Note 10.
It is however expected for the circular O-shape cut-out to take a central position at the top middle of the display, rather than being pushed into the corner, like the Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus.
Camera On Point
It goes without saying, the quality of smartphone cameras continue to reach new heights with each release and the camera of the Note 10 is no exception.
Both models of Note 10 are set to include a triple-camera system; featuring three lenses on the back with a 12-megapixel main lens that can adjust between f/1.5, f/1.8 and f/2.4, an ultrawide 16-megapixel lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.
The front-facing camera will be a single 10-megapixel lens giving you plenty of firepower for those lovely selfies!
Headphone Jack? - Nope!
Samsung appears to be saying au revoir to the headphone Jack, with the Note 10 set to become the first flagship Samsung phone to kill the headphone jack. This likely means the company’s future smartphones won’t include one either.
The good news is there’s a dongle expected to be included with the Note 10, so you can continue to use those beloved wired headphones, should you be that way inclined.
Both the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will have 4G & 5G-enabled counterparts, meaning there will be technically four Note 10 models.
At this stage, 5G models have been confirmed with US provider, Verizon, so it's unclear how the 5G devices will be unveiled in Australia.
Based on how the 5G version of Galaxy S10 was released, it’s more than likely a souped-up, 5G enabled version of the Note 10 (with basically identical specs) will be released in addition to the 4G versions of the device.
The Galaxy Note 10 should get some solid bump ups when it comes to its engine, with the device set to be powered by the Samsung-built Exynos 9820 providing, super-fast processing, and superior battery life.
Rumours from reliable German tech-site WinFuture, indicate the Note 10 will feature a 3,500 mAh battery, 12W wireless charging, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
The Note 10 Plus, will reportedly have a massive 4,300 mAh battery, 20W wireless charging, 12GB of RAM, the same 256 GB storage, but with an additional microSD slot included.
As reported by WinFuture, the 256GB variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is expected to start at €999 ($1640 AUD), with the Galaxy Note 10+ coming in at €1,149 ($1885).
While we can’t guarantee these figures will marry up with the final prices, they’re close to what was released last year, so should give you a fair idea on what to expect price-wise.