The Galaxy Note10 is fast approaching, and we have a roundup and breakdown of various rumors about the key features of the upcoming launch and features of the phone. Check out our Q & A style guide below to learn all about Samsung's new note in a easy-to-read, digestible format
Q: When will the Note10 launch?
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note9 on August 9th in 2018, and it is rumored by CNET that the next Note will be released on August 7th this year. Given CNET is a large, reliable publication with a good track record on rumors, you can probably make August 7th the date you mark in your calendar. While phone launches can always be postponed, they are generally planned very well in advance and require significant venue, service, and travel arrangements to be coordinated, meaning once a date is picked, it's not trivial to change it. As it's just two days before the same time the Note9 launched last year, history is also on the side of this rumor.
Design and appearance
Q: What will the Note1
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A: These renders and photos basically tell us.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung's new phones have been posted relentlessly in 3D-rendered form by talented rendering artists with access to leaked CAD data. The best look at the Note10 + is the following video below, but check out this post for pictures
You can find similar renders of the smaller Note10 presented in a similar fashion right here .
Some photos of the Note10 + also leaked, though the quality of the images leaves something to be desired. They do not tell us much, but they're shown above. We can confirm the circular, centered front-facing camera cutout (meaning the Note10 has just one front-facing camera), and it appears that the larger Note10 will not be called "Pro" after all but the Note10 +.
Q: How much will the Note10 cost?
A: We do not know, but we can guess ($ 1000-1200 seems likely)
No Galaxy Note10 or the larger Note10 + model (previously thought to be called the Note 10 "Pro") has still leaked. While one Russian site claims a starting price between $ 1100-1200, it is possible that they are converting from the Russian currency so that they can publish a newsworthy figure for western readers. In fact, the best insight we can offer is to look at the phones Samsung has on sale right now
The Galaxy S10 + went on sale at full MSRP for $ 1,000 when it was initially announced. Samsung has since discounted it frequently, and its current sale on Samsung's official US website is available for $ 900 unlocked. Given that we expect two Galaxy Note10 models, I would be sincerely doubtful about the "smaller" 6.28 "Note10 that is rumored to be more expensive than the initial $ 1000 MSRP 6.4" Galaxy S10 +. More likely, I expect Samsung will price the smaller Note10 at $ 1000 and keep the price of the Galaxy S10 + at or below $ 900 going forward. As for the larger 6.75 "Note10 +, which is rumored to add an SD card slot and an additional depth-sensing camera, I would not be surprised to see a asking price of $ 1150, possibly slightly more – though I I think that even $ 1200 would be a step too far
I think these prices are probably for one, simple reason: Apple The 64GB iPhone XS and XS Max are priced at $ 1000 and $ 1100, respectively, and I find it extremely unlikely Samsung will be considerably higher than Apple, but for the fact that the Note10 + is expected to start at 256GB of storage, while the regular version will be assumed to be at 128GB when Apple's new iPhones are launched in September. So, if the Note10 + does not start at 256GB of capacity, that gives Samsung some breathing room to justify a price delta over $ 100 between the smaller and larger models, not mentioning the bigger display, battery, microSD slot, and fourth rear camera. Expect 512GB and 1TB models too hough prices on those harder to pin down. Samsung charges $ 150 premium for the 512GB S10 + over the 256GB model, and $ 350 on top of that for the 1TB version. So, it's entirely possible and the 4G Note10 + could be up to the north of $ 1700 in the top configuration
As to the 5G versions of Note10 +, it's a bit harder. Samsung offers the Galaxy S10 + 5G in the US for $ 1300 on Verizon and Sprint, and it is a bit smaller (6.70 ") than the alleged-6.75" Note10 +. While the Note will probably be packed with better cameras and a stylus (of course), I'm unsure if that will be enough to raise it beyond the $ 1300 mark, or if the price of the S10 + 5G will simply be lowered to make room for it in carrier lineups. The carriers will have a say in how the 5G Note is priced, of course
Models / variants  Q: How many Note10 models will there be
A: Three (in the US)
In the US, we have 3 Galaxy Note10. The smaller 6.25 "Note10, the larger 6.75" Note10 +, and the Note10 5G (expected to be similar to the 4G "+"). At this time, it's unclear how many physical differences – if any – there are between the Note10 + and the 5G model, though I expect we may see the 5G variant coming in a bit thicker to accommodate a larger battery. Android Police's own sources indicate that Verizon intends to launch all three versions of the phone (Note 10, Note10 +, Note10 5G). At this point, the plans of other carriers are largely unknown, though I imagine some snooping for model numbers will reveal who will and will not get the 5G version of the note.
Q: Which carriers will offer the Verizon, others TBD
We can confidently state that Verizon will get the 5G version of the Note10 +, probably at or very soon after launching the 4G versions. Other carriers remain in the air. Sprint seems like a good bet as it is already selling the S10 5G, so while we have no confirmation, you can probably count them in. AT & T sells the S10 5G too … but only to business customers. AT & T seems to be pretty gun-shy about launching its 5G network to the public yet, so it's impossible to say whether it will be ready enough for the Note10. T-Mobile will allegedly carry the S10 5G later this summer, but big-mouthed John Legere has been uncharacteristically mum about his company's 5G device launch plans so far. So, while T-Mobile can get a Note10 with 5G, it's hard to say when it might actually go on sale – with the same thing being true of AT & T
Q: Does the Note10 have a headphone jack
According to very reliable sources, we have learned that the Galaxy Note10 and Note10 + will not feature headphone jacks, and first for the Galaxy Note series. They will, however, still have proper volume and power keys. Samsung will ship a pair of AKG-branded USB-C headphones in the box with every Note10 and Note10 + to ease the transition to type C audio as well as a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone dongle for those who want to continue using their traditional headphones
While this is a major departure for Samsung, the continued need for battery and component space inside smartphones makes the headphone jack an ever-more desirable target for removal. (19659032) SD card slot
Q: Does the Note10 have a microSD card slot?
19659004] A: Only the Note10 +
According to a reliable source, we can confirm that only the Note10 + will have a microSD card slot. This was previously rumored. The smaller Note10 will not have a microSD slot. As for the 5G version, we are not sure, but I would be lean in the direction it has one given we believe the Note10 + 5G will be based on the 4G Note10 +. Why would Samsung remove the SD card slot from the smaller phone? It's anybody's guess – it could be a way to upsell the bigger device, or a space limitation, we just do not know. It will be the first note without an SD card slot since the Note5
Q: How big will the Note10's battery be?
A: Too many conflicting rumors to know but probably between 4000 -4500mAh depending on model
Rumors to date have suggested that Note10 and 10+ could have batteries ranging between 4000 and 4500mAh. One site – a not-very-reliable one, I might add – even claims both the smaller and bigger Notebooks will share 4170mAh batteries, which seems incredibly unlikely. Samsung insider IceUniverse suggests The 4G Note10 + could have a 4500mAh battery and faster 25W charging, while the Galaxy Club (not what I call a reputable source) even suggests the utterly improbable scenario that the smaller phone will have 3400mAh battery
Here's what we can tell you: it's very, very, very likely that Samsung is deliberately obfuscating the size of the battery in devices used for testing by carriers and technical assurance partners so that leakers has conflicting with one another. This is standard prototype data obfuscation, and you see it very commonly in unreleased phones during testing. Until we see specifications leaked from marketing or technical materials, these numbers are basically placeholders as far as I'm concerned, apart maybe from IceUniverse, who I am more inclined to trust.
S-Pen  Q: What's changing with the S Pen? Will it have that crazy built-in camera?
A: We do not know about new features, but no, it probably does not have a camera inside
PatentlyMobile published a story earlier this year that set blogs on the web claiming that Samsung could put a camera inside the Galaxy Note's S Pen. Speaking to our sources to date, everything indicates that the Pen's Galaxy Note10's will be largely indistinguishable from the S Pen of the Note9, which was the first major overhaul of the pen's design in some years. A hidden camera, therefore, seems incredibly unlikely. Such a feature sounds extremely finicky, costly, and probably very unreliable. The S Pen does not even have a proper battery – just a supercapacitor with extremely limited life outside the phone.
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