Another year, another Galaxy Note, but for 2019 Samsung has two versions of its segment-founding phablet. The Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen in roughly the same footprint as a Galaxy S10, while the Galaxy Note 10+ gets a 6.8-inch screen. That makes it the biggest display on a Note series phone so far.
Both use an Infinity O Dynamic AMOLED panel, HDR10+ certified, with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. No more fumbling on the back to scan your finger. Later in the year there’ll be a Note 10 plus 5G, initially a Verizon exclusive.
As you’d expect it’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 inside, and Samsung gives some crazy memory options. You can have up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage, more than most laptops come with. Only the Note 10+ gets a microSD card slot, mind.
Redesigned and easier to hold, the updated S Pen remains the Note’s biggest selling point. Now it supports Air Actions, with sensors tracking your gestures. Not only can you use the S Pen as a remote control to take a photo, for instance, you can also control zoom and camera modes. Samsung is hoping third party developers will pick up its Air Actions SDK for their own apps.
As you might expect, none of this cutting-edge tech will come cheap. The Note 10 will start at $949.99, while the Note 10+ starts at $1,099.99. They’ll both start shipping come August 23.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Camera Samples: