Although not much of a surprise, Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 series has finally been unveiled at its Unpacked event in New York. This is the first time we are getting two phablet-sized flagships, each aimed to help users achieve more.
Samsung Galaxy Note10: Design
For those wanting a compact form factor, the smaller Galaxy Note10 comes with a 6.3-inch 2,280 x 1,080 FHD+ Cinematic Infinity Display. The larger Galaxy Note10+ boasts the biggest Note display ever with a 6.8-inch 3,040 x 1,440 QHD+ Cinematic Infinity Display.
Both the smartphones share Dynamic AMOLED displays with HDR10+ certification and Samsung’s Infinity-O display design. Due to the edge-to-edge design, the display is nearly bezel-less for a seamless experience when it comes to viewing and creating.
Samsung Galaxy Note10: S-Pen
Arguably the reason why we buy Note devices, the Note10’s S-Pen sees new technologies and enhanced capabilities in a redesigned uni-body construction. A new feature allows users to instantly convert their handwriting to digital text in Samsung Notes. This can then be searched and exported to different formats, including Microsoft Word.
Building on the S-Pen’s air actions capabilities from last year, this year, developers can create customised gesture controls. By doing so, users will be able to play games or use their favourite applications without touching the screen. Productivity also spans across Samsung’s DeX for PC where it can now connect to laptops and the ability for the Note10 to directly link to Windows 10 PCs via USB-C. This will allow you to see notifications, interact with messages and review recent photos seamlessly and without looking at their phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note10: Camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note10 has a triple 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto lens. On the Note10+, you get an additional VGA DepthVision sensor on top of the other three cameras. In combination, both phones allow you to capture pro-grade video without any extra gear. A new Live Focus Video adds depth-of-field adjustments allowing for background blur. In addition, the Zoom-In Mic feature amplifies the audio in frame and pushes background noise. The phones also come with a new Super steady video feature that is now available in Hyperlapse mode.
To fully utilise the camera’s capabilities, they integrate bleeding-edge AR and 3D capabilities. The Note10+’s 3D scanner allows you to take a scan of an object and instantly turn it into a movable 3D rendering. For streamers and vloggers, the screen recorder is a great way to capture content you’re looking at. Footage can then be edited easily via Adobe Rush using the S-Pen. On the front, both Note variants share a centred 10MP AF shooter. With this, you can capture selfies in any condition with its new Night Mode.
Samsung Galaxy Note10: Power
Although different in size, both phones pack formidable specifications. The Exynos 9825 octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz powers them with 12GB RAM on the Note10+ and 8GB RAM on the Note10. On-board storage starts at 256GB but there is an option for a variant with 512GB of storage. This is aside from support for up to 1TB of microSD expansion that only the Note10+ supports this year. With such hardware, gaming on the Galaxy Note10 poses no issue. In fact, the phone sports the world’s slimmest vapour chamber cooling system for optimal performance. Its AI-based game booster also optimises performance and power consumption when gaming.
Owing to the difference in size, the Note10 sports a smaller 3,500mAh battery while the Note10+ packs a 4,300mAh cell. The Note10+ also supports Super Fast 45W wired charging, delivering a day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes of charge, although this charger is not included in the box. The phones also come with wireless charging and recharging capabilities using Wireless PowerShare, enabling you to charge other Qi-enabled devices with the Galaxy Note10.
Samsung Galaxy Note10: Pricing
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note10 series are live online and in stores. The Galaxy Note10 is available for Dh3,499 whereas the Note10+ starts from Dh3,999. Both the smartphones will be available in glow, black and white colours. With pre-orders, you will get a free pair of Galaxy Buds, two-year warranty and 50 per cent off Note10 accessories. Here in the UAE, you can get the Note10 for as low as Dh291 per month on 0 per cent instalment plans too.