The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro is one of two models that’ll likely be released in late August, 2019. The full reveal date for these devices will likely hit somewhere in the first week and a half in August. For now, we’ve got the next best thing: a set of renderings done using original CAD drawings, showing all sides of the Galaxy Note 10 Pro from all perspectives. Today we’ve also got a rundown of release dates and pricing for the lot.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro and family
The Samsung Galaxy Note family is expanding again, this time with a “Pro” model. This is a little different from what Samsung generally brings to the table with their Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note is generally a sort of refinement and solidification of what’s appeared earlier in the year with the Galaxy S series. As such, it’s generally “refinement, not revolution,” as my colleague Chris Davies said in our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on and first impressions.
Above and below you’ll see some renderings of the Galaxy Note 10 Pro (save the first image, the camera array image, and the Note 9 image below). These images come from a post this morning with images from OnLeaks, the same source as the images delivered yesterday (see the timeline of links below). You’ll also see the Galaxy Note 10 Pro next to the Galaxy Note 10 – the Pro is the larger of the two. The smaller 10 will have a 6.3-inch display (0.1-inch smaller than the display on the Note 9). The larger Pro will have a 6.75-inch display.
Inside the Pro you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC and up to 12GB of RAM. It’s quite likely this Pro device will have many of the same specifications as the standard 10, like UFS 3.0 data storage, and 45W super-fast battery charging with USB-C.
Much like the 10, the 10 Pro will have (at least) three camera lenses on its backside. Unlike the 10, the 10 Pro will almost certainly also sport a TOF sensor. The camera arrangement would then be thus:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro Backside Cameras:
• 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
• 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
• 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
• TOF camera (Time of Flight, 3D sensor)
This camera arrangement is the same as that of the Galaxy S10 5G. It MAY be that the Galaxy Note 10 Pro has an improved array by the time August rolls up – but we shall see. The Galaxy S10 5G’s camera array has enough sensors/camera lenses to account for the design of the Note 10 Pro, here, with three big lenses, one small lens, another sensor, and an LED flash – so it might just be a new configuration.
The Galaxy Note 9 is shown below is from our full original Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review, available now for your perusal. You might also want to take a peek at our Samsung Galaxy S10 Review for a better idea of what technology we’ll be seeing with the Note 10 and 10 Pro in August.
Galaxy Note 10 Price
What’s unclear at the moment is whether the Pro version will include 5G connectivity, or if there’ll be a Pro 5G edition released later. Given the potential price structure below, there’s a chance that there is YET ANOTHER model yet to be revealed.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro will likely have a starting price at around $1,299.99-$1,399.99 USD for a 256GB edition. Verizon per-month pricing will likely start at around $54.17/mo for 24mos for the lesser of the two models. The more expensive model will start at around $58.34/mo for 24mos with Verizon (that’s for a 512GB edition). There may also be a 1TB/2TB edition for a higher price (around $1,599.99 USD).
Given the above price structure, the Galaxy Note 10 (non-pro) will stick closer to between $999-$1,100 USD. That’s with a starting internal storage size of 128GB. A 512GB edition will then cost $1,349.99, and there won’t likely be an higher-storage version. Once you get past 512GB, you start into Pro territory.
Galaxy Note 10 Release Date
The reveal date – the big event generally tagged Samsung UNPACKED – for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Pro will likely hit August 8th, 2019. That’s the same Thursday of the month as last year (the second Thursday of the month), though last year’s appeared on the 9th.
If tradition holds true, the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Pro release date will be August 23rd, 2019. Given Samsung’s speed at delivering the Galaxy S10 and S10+ this year, it would not be a shock to find both the Galaxy Note 10 and the new model, 10 Pro, appearing for sale on the same day. Unlike what the OnePlus 7 Pro delivered in May, Samsung will release both the 10 and the 10 Pro at the same time, in the same regions. No non-US-only funny business here.