Ever since Samsung started releasing a Plus variant of its Galaxy S flagship phones, one of the features that used to make the Galaxy Note series unique is no longer a factor.
For years, the Galaxy Note offered the biggest display screen on any Samsung flagship phone, but lately, things have been taking a twist thanks to the increasingly popular Plus variants. The latest Galaxy S10+ has a massive 6.4-inch display screen, the same size as the latest Note device, the Galaxy Note 9.
The S10+ goes even further to ship with the same battery capacity as a device that is meant to be a powerhouse, leaving the S Pen as the only standout feature of the Note 9. This wasn’t the case a while back and apparently, these margins are set to grow even smaller with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
According to a report published by Slashgear, the Galaxy Note 10 will ship with a screen size that is bigger than the current Note 9 but potentially the same size as the Galaxy S10 5G. The publication points to a source familiar with the subject, claiming that the 6.66-inch panel will stick to the same QHD+ (1440×3040) resolution as the 5G variant of the S10, suggesting that the panels will be of the same size.
What is still unclear, though, is whether the panel will also come with a wider cutout to house a dual-lens selfie camera akin to the S10 5G, but the report notes that we are looking at a screen-to-body ratio of over 89%.
Also, the report doesn’t sound solid on whether the Galaxy Note 10 will be the first Samsung device to come with 5G as the standard modem, but even if it doesn’t, we are still looking at the potential use of the same processor as the Galaxy S10 series. It’s also possible that the Note 10, like the S10, could get a 5G-specific variant.
On the photography front, once again, the report draws similarities with the Galaxy S10 5G. This means that the Note 10 may come in with up to four lenses on the back, the fourth being a 3D ToF sensor. The front could also get the same dual-lens treat as the S10 5G.
Of course, the S Pen will still keep its place, potentially making it the only remaining unique feature of the Note series. It will reportedly keep all the goodies of the Note 9’s S Pen as well as add some new features and improvements here and there.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled in August 2018 and apparently, the Note 10 will also get an August launch date. The report says this will happen on Thursday 8th, with availability set for August 23rd, but then again, nothing here has been approved by Samsung, so be sure to take this with a grain of salt.
With prices of smartphones ever on the rise, we are once again looking at yet another price hike for the Note 10, meaning the base model could start at above $1000.
We still have months between now and August, so expect more of these Note 10 rumors to come your way.