Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 on the 9th of August 2018, a year after the launch of the Note 8. Similarly, a certain Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is expected in August of 2019 and even though a long way to go, stories about this device are already doing rounds on the web.
On this page, we bring you all the latest news, rumors, leaks, possible specs, features, pricing, and availability info, and all there is to know about the Galaxy Note 10, reportedly codenamed Da Vinci – all in brief. To make things easier, we’ll have the post in several sections namely: Design, Display, Performance, Camera, Battery, Software, S Pen, and Price and Availability. Each section will be updated regularly when we get new info.
At the moment, nothing is out there regarding the design of the Galaxy Note 10, but of course, we do expect a few changes here and there now that we’ve seen more of the same design language in two iterations of the Note series – the Note 8 and Note 9.
One of Samsung’s selling points with respect to Galaxy Note handsets is the quality of Super AMOLED display. With the Galaxy Note 9 housing one of the best there is coupled with all the good stories doing rounds regarding the top-notch Samsung-made Google Pixel 3 XL OLED panel, all seems great in the Galaxy Note 10 camp as far as the display quality is concerned.
As for the size, it has been rumored that Samsung is planning on going bigger with a 6.66-inch panel with an aspect ratio of either 19:9 or 19.5:9, which is just about all we know regarding the Note 10 display.
Like every other year, the Galaxy Note 10 will ship with the top flagship processor of 2019, presumably the Snapdragon 855 in the U.S. and Exynos 9820 in other markets, but we don’t know much about the memory options. With the Note 9 having jumped to a base memory combo of 6/128GB alongside a superior combo of 8/512GB for the first time, we won’t be surprised if the Note 10 arrives in the same memory options.
Of course, room to expand will still be present, however, it has been rumored that the Note 10 will ditch the much-loved 3.5mm audio jack.
The Note 9’s dual-lens setup is great, but recent history tells us that Samsung no longer uses the Galaxy Note series to introduce new features. Instead, the Galaxy A family has taken over, something that suggests the Galaxy Note 10 could debut with three or even four camera lenses on the back, just like the Galaxy A7 2018 or Galaxy A9 2018.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a 4000mAh battery unit, the biggest in any Samsung phone. Given that the Snapdragon 855 is expected to be even better at power consumption, it’s likely the Note 10 will keep the same unit and still deliver better battery life. However, with Huawei having launched the Mate 20 Pro with a 4200mAh battery, the pressure is all on Samsung to deliver something better.
Here’s to hoping the Galaxy Note 10 comes preinstalled with Android Q and not Pie, but of course, expect the usual Samsung Experience-inspired customizations on top of AOSP.
Having seen the biggest improvements in the 2018 iteration, it has been reported that the next-gen Galaxy Note 10 will focus more on ways of improving the experience of the S Pen. How exactly this will go down is still unknown, but we should know more with time.
Price and availability
- Starting price could be $1000
- Should release worldwide at launch
The Galaxy Note 9 launched at $1000 for the base model. When the Note 10 hits the shelves, expect nothing less. In fact, be ready for another possible price hike, you know, because it happens every year. As for when this device will be available, tradition tells us that it’s August 2019, but we still don’t know if Samsung has other plans.