South Korean giant Samsung will take the wraps off its second flagship of the year – the Galaxy Note 10. The device is slated to be launched on August 7th at an Unpacked event in Brooklyn, according to CNET, citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Samsung is yet to confirm the launch date, which could still change in the weeks to come. Last year’s Galaxy Note 9 was launched on August 9th at the same venue. The Galaxy Note 10 series will launch in standard and Pro edition this year.
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As per the leaks and rumors, the Note 10 series is expected to come with an edge-to-edge display making it almost bezel-less. The Pro variant will feature a large 6.75-inch display while the regular variant is expected to come with a smaller 6.3-inch screen. Both the devices will likely come with a Dynamic AMOLED panel bearing QHD+ resolution and HDR 10+ support. Design-wise, the Note 10 series will sport a vertically-aligned rear camera setup, instead of horizontally as seen on the Note 9. While the Note 10 Pro will feature quad rear cameras, the Note 10 will feature triple cameras. Samsung has moved the punch hole selfie camera to the middle instead of top-right corner placement on the Galaxy S10 series. There is no physical fingerprint scanner on the back which pretty much confirms the presence of in-display fingerprint scanner
The bottom of the Galaxy Note 10 series houses an S-pen slot, microphone, loudspeaker grill, and a Type-C port. Samsung will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack and Bixby button on both the Note 10 models.
As for the rest of the core specifications, the Note 10 series is expected to house a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset depending on the region. The devices may be launched in different RAM variants up to 12GB. Reports also suggest that the Note 10 series will feature UFS 3.0 storage and will be backed by up to a 4,500mAh battery with support for fast charging.
After the company’s Galaxy Fold debacle, Samsung will look to bank on the Note 10 series to attract customers. We expect more leaks and details to surface online in the run-up to the official announcement.