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Samsung announces its new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones

The new Galaxy Note 10+ packs everything including the kitchen sink, and 5G, too

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 7, 2019 @ 23:15 CDT

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones, but there were also a few surprises along the way, something that includes the Galaxy Book S -- the world's first with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx.


Both of the new Note 10 handsets feature Samsung's new Exynos 9825 SoC on the 7nm node, while the Note 10+ will have 5G support, and both have an "all-new" S-Pen stylus. The smaller Note 10 features a 6.3-inch display with a native 2280x1080, which is a lower resolution than the Note 9 from last year, but the larger Note 10+ packs a huge 6.8-inch display with a native 3040x1040 OLED panel.

Samsung's larger Galaxy Note 10+ doesn't just have a larger and higher-res display, but it features the Snapdragon X55 modem from Qualcomm for 5G connectivity, a quad-camera rig, and a huge 4500mAh battery. The smaller Note 10 has a much smaller 3500mAh battery, so the Note 10+ is definitely a huge upgrade in many areas.

The new Galaxy Note 10 has 8GB of RAM while the Note 10+ has 12GB, and both come with 256GB of storage by default while the Note 10+ is also offered in 512GB.

Both of new Note 10 handsets have in-screen fingerprint sensors, IP68 ceritifcation, Wi-Fi 6 support, and USB-C connectivity. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack here sorry (damn you Samsung, damn you!) but then the Bixby button is gone, so there's that.

Samsung always keeps its eye on camera technology inside of its smartphones with the Note 10 having a triple-camera rig while the Note 10+ has a quad-camera setup. The Note 10+ also rocks a ToF (Time of Flight) 'DepthVision' camera, as well as its 16-megapixel ultra-wide, 12-megapixel wide-angle, and 12-megapixel telephoto lenses.

Samsung continues with its DeX support on the new Note 10 and Note 10+ handsets, but has worked closer with Microsoft this time pre-installing its Your Phone app onto the new phones.

As for price, Samsung will be selling the Galaxy Note 10 starting from $949, the Note 10+ starts at $1099 while the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G has 512GB of storage for $1399.

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