Galaxy Note 10 might not arrive as soon as everyone thought
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 should launch next month, on August 7 to be more exact. While it is not totally impossible for it to launch at that date, the release of the handset might just take a little longer than usual. Samsung might need to delay the production of its flagship device due to the ongoing trade dispute between South Korea and Japan. The South Korean company relies on Japanese imports in quite a high quota, so the disputes could seriously endanger the production of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10. At this point, there is only third-party information that Samsung cut the production of Exynos chipsets by 10%, and it should produce the missing chipset next month, however, there is no way to know whether things won’t get any more difficult for the South Korean tech giant.
The company did not confirm any information regarding the disruption of production yet, but industry watchers consider that the trade dispute will certainly influence the production of the Galaxy Note 10 as the South Korean smartphone manufacturer could soon run out of chemical products that are crucial for the production of the Exynos 9825 chipsets without which there can be no Galaxy Note 10. To be more exact, Samsung relies on fluorinated polyimide and hydrogen fluoride imported from Japan. Due to the trade dispute, Japanese companies can not export these to South Korea without the Japanese government’s approval. Unfortunately for Samsung, the approving process can take up to 90 days.
Besides the aforementioned Exynos 9825 chipset, the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 is going to feature a 6.3-inch display (6.7-inch in the case of the Galaxy Note 10+), up to 12GB of RAM and the top tier version could offer an amazing 1TB of internal storage according to rumors. As for the cameras, the upcoming Galaxy Note devices will sport triple and quad setups, punch hole front-facing cameras and in-display fingerprint sensors. The Bixby button seems to be gone, just like the 3.5mm audio jack Samsung kept for a long time after the major manufacturers gave it up.
The upcoming Note 10 and 10+ will definitely not be affordable smartphones. The most powerful model’s 5G variant could cost as much as $2,000, according to rumors. The vanilla variant should be less expensive but it will certainly cost more than $1,000 too.