Samsung has unveiled not one but two Galaxy Note 10 devices in a event in the New York. The 6.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the biggest Galaxy Note in the family till date and 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 will offer the S-Pen experience in relatively compact form. The pre booking for Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ has already started and it will start shipping on August 23rd. The device will be sim free and price starts at Rs. 67,400 ($949) for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and goes up to Rs. 97,400 ($1399) for Galaxy Note 10+ ( 512 GB) version. The official Indian pricing has not been revealed yet and it is expected to come out in next few days. The pre-ordering can be done via Verizon in the US from midnight on 8 August.
The Galaxy Note 10 will be available in a single 8GB RAM and 256GB storage LTE variant in international markets, with Samsung’s home market (South Korea) also getting a 5G variant, which will pack 12GB of RAM. There’s no microSD card slot on the Galaxy Note 10.
Do note that not all colours will be available in all markets, so we will need to wait until the India launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ to find out which of these colours will be available in India and at what price.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ specifications
As rumoured, there’s no headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 duo. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ax with support for VHT80 MU-MIMO and 1024QAM, which enables theoretical upload and download speeds up to 1.2Gbps; LTE with up to 2Gbps download speeds (and 5G in Korea); Bluetooth v5; USB Type-C; NFC; and GPS, Galileo, Glonass, as well as BeiDou.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ pack an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner; an accelerometer; a barometer; a gyro sensor; a geomagnetic sensor; a hall sensor; a RGB light sensor; and a proximity sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ cameras
The Galaxy Note 10 has a triple camera setup on the rear with a 12-megapixel f/2.1 telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 45-degree field-of-view. Then there’s a wide-angle lens with a 12-megapixel sensor with a variable aperture (f/1.4-f/2.4) and a 77-degree field-of-view as well as optimal image stabilisation. Finally, there’s the ultra-wide lens with a 123 degree field-of-view paired with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 sensor, which lacks any kind of stabilisation.
Apart from this triple camera assembly, the Galaxy Note 10+ packs an additional sensor at the back, next to the flash. Samsung is calling this VGA sensor the “DepthVision” camera, and it will let you to take 3D scans of objects.
On the front, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ pack a 10-megapixel f/2.2 camera with autofocus and an 80 degree field-of-view.
Four live focus modes — Blur, Big Circle, Colour Point, and Glitch —let you apply effects to the background in your photos as well as videos and, as the name suggests, you can see them live even as you take the picture or record the video.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ price
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price is set at $949 (roughly Rs. 67,400), while the Galaxy Note 10+ starts at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 78,100) for the 256GB storage variant, and $1,199 (roughly Rs. 85,200) for its 512GB storage variant. Both the models will go up for pre-orders in the US from today itself, and will start shipping from August 23.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G model is priced at $1,299.99 (roughly Rs. 92,300) for the 256GB storage version, and $1,399.99 (roughly Rs. 97,400) for the 512GB storage version.