The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of the best smartphone ranges out there. It combines great design with great performance, offering pretty much everything you need or want from a smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 9 is an excellent device but Samsung didn't change much on the design front compared to the Note 8. Does that mean the Galaxy Note 10 will shake things up? Here's what we want to see, coupled with all the rumours surrounding the 2019 device.
Galaxy Note 10 release date and price
- August 2019
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 isn't likely to arrive until August 2019. We'd expect an announcement within the first couple of weeks, with availability starting towards the middle of the month, assuming Samsung follows the same release pattern as the Note 9.
The Galaxy Note 9 was announced on 9 August, hitting shelves with a starting price of £899 on 24 August. It's unlikely the Note 10 will be any cheaper.
Galaxy Note 10 specs: What we want and expect
- Reduced bezels
- Glass and metal body
- Built-in S Pen
- Larger display
- Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor
- Punch hole front cameras
- Triple or quad rear camera
- Qualcomm SD855 or Exynos 9820
- At least 8GB RAM
- 1TB storage option
- MicroSD support
- Around 4000mAh battery
- Reverse wireless charging
- AKG-tuned speakers
Galaxy Note 10 rumours: What's happened?
25 April 2019: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will come with a 5G model
Verizon's CEO, Hans Vestberg confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will have a 5G model.
The comments were made during a quarterly earnings call, where he stated: "The Note and the Galaxy coming this year will both have 5G."
5 April 2019: Larger Note 10 could get quad camera
Korean website, The Bell, claimed the larger model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will have a quad camera, while the smaller model will have a triple camera. The site also supported previous claims that one of the Note 10 models will have a 6.75-inch screen.
1 April 2019: Two models of Note 10 rumoured
Korean media have reported that Samsung is working on two models of a completely redesigned Note 10. The information comes from sources in the supply chain and one model is said to have a 6.7-inch display, as has been rumoured before, but the other size was not detailed.
26 March 2019: Buttonless design for Note 10?
ETNews reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might feature a "keyless" or "buttonless" design, ditching the power, volume and Bixby buttons for touch or gesture controls. No further details were provided however.
7 March 2019: Renders appear of Note 10 based on preliminary information
PhoneArena published some renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, said to be based entirely on preliminary information. The renders show a quad-camera on the rear, coupled with a dual punch hole camera on the front.
There is no fingerprint sensor to be seen, suggesting it will be under the display like the Samsung Galaxy S10 devices. As you would expect, the renders also show the built-in S Pen and a dual curved display.
16 October 2018: Note 10 screen to increase
The Bell reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will increase its display size to 6.66-inches, which is 0.26-inches larger than the Note 9. This would make sense given the Galaxy S10+ is now 6.4-inches, treading on Note territory.
We'd expect the display to be an Super AMOLED panel with HDR compatibility and at least a Quad HD+ resolution.
15 October 2018: Note 10 might drop 3.5mm headphone jack
MySmartPrice reported that a South Korean publication has claimed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might ditch the 3.5mm headphone port in favour of USB Type-C. Apparently the information came from an "insider", though no further information was given.