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Highsnobiety / Bryan Luna
Highsnobiety / Bryan Luna

At Unpacked 2019, Samsung unveils not one, but two new models from their Note series: the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. With a similar design aesthetic as the Galaxy S10, the new flagship phones feature edge-to-edge displays, more cameras than any Galaxy phone to date, and the largest screen on any Note phone ever.

Speaking on the devices, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, says, “From the very beginning, the Galaxy Note has stood for the best-of-the-best technologies and features. The Galaxy Note10 re-imagines this promise for the modern Note fan who uses their smartphone to take their productivity and creativity to the next-level, and who effortlessly flows between ideas and endeavors at a moment’s notice.”

With two different names, comes two different spec sheets. Both Note models have a 64-bit Octa-core processor under the hood, but the Note 10 Plus has 12GB RAM with 256GB or 512GB internal storage, while its little brother has 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage. Both will feature 5G connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0 functionality.

“Every element of Galaxy Note10 was designed to help users achieve more,” says Koh. “Whether they’re finishing a big project for work, capturing and editing a video, or playing their favorite mobile game, the Galaxy Note 10 will help them do it faster and better.”

The newest Note models are the best of its kind, improving upon all aspects that made us fall in love with the Note 9 model. Check out the main features for both models below.

Design

When it comes to an edge-to-edge display, no one is doing it better than Samsung. The Note10 models feature what is being called the Cinematic Infinity Display. The front screen is nearly bezel-less, however includes an in-display cut out for the front camera (similar to the Galaxy S10) and is centered for a balanced design. So, it isn’t fully bezel-less, but it’s a step in the right direction for those looking to  getting rid of the infamous notch trend.

Both phones will also come in either Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black colorways.

Display

Known for having the best displays in the market, Samsung continues to up to live up to their reputation with the Note10 series. Both models feature the award-winning Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ certification and Dynamic Tone Mapping. Users will be able to browse photos, videos, and apps with wider color ranger and brighter, more stunning visuals.

Both models will differ in the size of their displays and resolution. The Galaxy Note10 will have a 2280 x 1080 (401ppi) 6.3inch FHD+ display, while the 10 Plus will include a whopping 3040 × 1440 (498ppi) 6.8-inch Quad HD+ display.

Camera

The Note 10 is getting an updated triple-camera system, with three lenses on the back: wide-angle 12-megapixel main lens that can adjust from f/1.5 to f/2.4, a 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide lens, and a 12-megapixel f/2.1 telephoto lens. Of course, the 10 Plus takes it one step further and adds fourth lens that is used to support DepthVision, which can take a scan of an object, and instantly turn it into a movable 3D rendering.

Also, both phones have a single 10 megapixel front-facing camera.

Battery

The difference between the two Note 10s isn’t just screen size and camera, but also battery size. The Note 10 will feature a 3,500 mAh battery, while its larger brother will include a 4,300 mAh battery. The Note 10 Plus will also have the “super fast charging feature, which will allow the device to “last through the day” with just a just 30 minutes of charge.

Wireless PowerShare also comes to the Note, allowing you to wirelessly recharge a Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, or another Qi-enabled device with the Galaxy Note10.

S Pen

Similar to the upcoming Google Pixel 4, the Note 10 will focus on using hand/air gestures with the upgraded S Pen. Building on the Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled S Pen capabilities introduced on the Galaxy Note 9, “Air actions” have been added to give users the ability to control certain aspects of the device using gestures without touching the screen. By opening up the Air actions SDK, developers can create customized controls, which will give users the ability to play games or use their favorite applications using gestures.

Release Date & Price

Pre-orders for both devices being tomorrow, August 8, at 12:01 am ET  with option of choosing either  colorway (Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black) in carrier and Unlocked by Samsung versions. The Note 10 Plus will also be available in Aura Blue exclusively at Best Buy and Samsung.com.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G version will be available through Verizon Wireless exclusively for a limited time on August 23, 2019. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will launch at a later date.

Pricing starts at $949.99 for Galaxy Note 10 and $1099.99 for Galaxy Note 10 Plus for both carrier and unlocked versions.

For more information regarding the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, head over to Samsung’s website.

Words by Kyle Hodge
Staff Writer

New York based writer that pops flavor and drips sauce.

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