The next big smartphone on it’s way to the market is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. It will be the 12th handset of the series that gave birth to the phablet craze back in 2011 and the successor to the last year’s Galaxy Note 9. Like every year, Samsung is most likely to introduce the upcoming smartphone in August.
Now CAD-based 360-degree concept renders and video based on leaks have been shared, alongside leaked specifications couple months before the launch. Let us break them down one-by-one.
Based on the concept renders, the phone is seen to sport a hole-punch display in the top right corner of the screen. The selfie camera hole is placed in the middle on the top part of the display, instead of the right as seen in the current Galaxy S10 series. We also see thin bezels at the top and bottom, as opposed to a 100 percent full-screen design.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is reported to sport a 6.3-inch (1440×3040 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED panel. This makes the display slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 9. Key specifications may also include Snapdragon 855 SoC/Exynos 9820 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM. The The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is seen to sport a glossy reflective back panel with triple rear camera setup. If it’s anything like the earlier flagships, then we can expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to offer a normal/ultra-wide/telephoto trio here.
The most interesting bit is that the dedicated Bixby button integrated into recent Samsung flagships isn’t making a comeback on the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung is reported to have killed off the dedicated Bixby button, finally pulling back in its efforts to pursue users to use its voice assistant.
The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and the speaker grille, S Pen, mic, and USB Type-C port are seen at the bottom edge of the phone. The SIM card tray, the mic, and a possible IR Blaster are placed on the top edge of the phone. The report states that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 measures 151x72x7.9mm.
Out of the two Galaxy Note 10 models that Samsung is expected to launch, one will be a high-end version with a bigger price tag while the other will be a budget phone and a toned-down rendition.There’s expected to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro variant as well that will sport a larger 6.75-inch display, a quad camera setup that will come with ToF sensor, UFS 3.0 storage that was supposed to debut with the Galaxy Fold, and 45W fast charging support. Apart from these two models, a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 is also expected.
Rumours have it that the possible price range of the Galaxy Note 10 could be around $1100-$1200 (INR 76,000 – INR 83,000). The price was quoted by Russian website Hi-Tech which features industry insiders familiar with pricing details. There is no mention as to which variant of the smartphone or the pricing is for, among the high-end and the entry level versions.There’s also a rumour that claims that the Galaxy Note 10 variant will have capacitive buttons, instead of physical ones.