Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smaller and more affordable than the previous version
Samsung finally unveiled its new handsets and other hardware at the Unpacked event on August 7. While all of them are extremely interesting and impressive, the devices the majority of us we were most waiting for are the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. While Samsung went big with the Note 10 Plus and delivered a handset with a huge, 6.8-inch display that costs $1,300, the Galaxy Note 10 is actually slightly smaller than last year’s Note 9. It’s only a 0.1-inch difference when it comes to the screen of the handset but the body of the smartphone itself got even smaller. Even though the tendency seems to be towards growing, it is actually nice to have a smartphone that doesn’t require a purse for it to be carried around.
The Galaxy Note 10 looks extremely well with its all-screen design. The top and bottom notches are almost invisible, as the top notch doesn’t house the selfies camera anymore. Instead, Samsung opted to place a punch-hole camera on the front of its device, which doesn’t take up too much space. The 6.3-inch display is a Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Naturally, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 10 carries a lot of power in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, or the Exynos 9825, depending on the market. Both the Snapdragon and the Exynos models offer 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. Unfortunately, the microSD card slot is now history, so users can’t rely on additional storage anymore. Then again, 256GB is already quite a lot, so they probably won’t need more anyway. Still, it was always comforting to know that in case of need, the microSD card slot could save the day. Now, what you see is what you get, there are no upgrades.
Speaking of upgrades, the camera setup of the new Galaxy Note 10 is definitely an upgrade from the Note 9’s setup. The Galaxy Note 10 sports a triple camera setup on the back. Besides the two 12MP sensors we already had on the Galaxy Note 9, the new model also has a 16MP ultrawide lens which will work together with the other sensors in order to capture excellent images. On the front, there is a 10MP sensor which is also an upgrade compared to the Galaxy Note 9’s 8MP selfie camera.
The fingerprint sensor is now under-display and the audio jack is also gone. The battery of the new model got a little smaller too, as the Note 9 sported a 4,000mAh battery and the Galaxy Note 10 only comes with a 3,500mAh energy pack. The S Pen also got a boost, with some additional features we already reported on. Overall, the Note 10 seems to be a really good device. Naturally, the larger, more expensive Galaxy Note 10 Plus is even more powerful. In only a couple of weeks, the devices will become available for purchase.