In Short: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will ship with a 6.66-inch display, at least according to a Korean publication ‘The Bell’. Samsung has, allegedly, ordered 6.66-inch display for the Galaxy Note 10 from Samsung Display, one of its departments, basically, which is considered to be a separate company. These displays were allegedly ordered earlier this month, though that’s all the info that was provided by the source on the matter. As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 9 has a rather large display, it sports a 6.4-inch display, so if the provided info is accurate, Samsung is planning to increase the display size on the Galaxy Note 10 by 0.26 inches. It is worth noting, though, that the Galaxy Note 10 will almost certainly sport thinner bezels than its predecessor, as the company is expected to make some significant changes in the design departments next year, as the Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 are extremely similar in terms of the design.
Background: Earlier report, from last month, suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 carries the ‘Da Vinci’ codename. Now the Galaxy Note 10’s display will probably sport a different aspect ratio than the Galaxy Note 9’s, as the Galaxy S10 is rumored to arrive with a display with an aspect ratio of 19:9, instead of 18.5:9 as is the case with the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 9. Samsung has been releasing devices with a display aspect ratio of 18.5:9 for quite some time now, while an industry standard is more or less 19:9 now, at least when flagship phones are concerned. This will allow the company to keep the width of the Galaxy Note 10 in check, while it will allow it to include a larger display, which will, in all honesty, be taller than the one on the Galaxy Note 9, if there’s any truth to the provided report. This means that you will have to deal with a larger Galaxy Note 10, in general, even though its width will be similar to the one on the Note 9, though we’re only guessing at this point. The phone’s thickness will probably remain more or less the same as well, and as a reminder, the Galaxy Note 9 is 8.8mm thick.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is expected to arrive in August next year, a year after the arrival of the Galaxy Note 9. As already mentioned, Samsung is expected to make some more significant design changes when it comes to that phone, though chances are it will not sport a display notch, as the company still did not release a single phone with a notch, and some consumers really appreciate that. The phone will sport a curved display, almost certainly, as every single Samsung flagship does, and consumers seem to like it, even though Samsung tweaks the curvature degree with each new iteration. The Galaxy Note 10 will likely sport thinner bezels than its predecessor, while it’s expected to include an in-display sensor, as more and more OEMs are including such sensor in their devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will probably arrive in two SoC variants, just like its predecessor, one variant will be fueled by Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8150 aka Snapdragon 855, while the other one will be fueled by Samsung’s very own Exynos flagship which will be introduced in the future. The Snapdragon variant will ship to the US and China, along with some other markets, while most other markets will receive the Exynos variant, including Europe. The Galaxy Note 10 will likely be made out of metal and glass, though it’s too early to tell. It remains to be seen how many cameras will the company pack into the phone, but expect no less than two. The phone will ship with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, though both variants are available, and a rather large battery is also expected, a battery that will be at least 4,000mAh in capacity, but probably more. The Galaxy Note 10 will support fast charging, and fast wireless charging, while the phone will either ship with Android 9 Pie, or the upcoming version of Android that will be introduced next year, but Android 9 Pie route is more possible, that’s for sure.
Impact: The design of the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and the Note 10 is still quite a mystery, but piece-by-piece, rumors are popping up. One thing is for sure, though, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and Note 10 will be quite similar in terms of the design, as Samsung has been using the same design language for its flagship lineup of devices for years now. The Galaxy Note 10 will certainly be larger than the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, as the phone is expected to sport a 6.66-inch display, while the Galaxy S10 Plus (the larger one of the two Galaxy S10 phones), is expected to include a 6.44-inch display. Samsung is expected to bring some sort of new tech to the table next year, in addition to a new design, as the company has a tendency of sticking to the same design (more or less) for two years, before significantly refreshing everything, and next year is the year when the company is expected to do just that. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are expected to arrive during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, and once those two phones surface, we’ll pretty much know what to expect out of the Galaxy Note 10 in terms of the design, at least in general, as the Note 10 will not look identical to the Galaxy S10 phones. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus rumors will start popping up more intensively in the coming months, while you can expect the Galaxy Note 10 info to start “raining” in mid-2019, so there’s still plenty of time until that happens, which is not surprising considering that the Galaxy Note 9 got announced merely two months ago. All in all, the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to be a more notable step-up from the Galaxy Note 9, than the Galaxy Note 9 was compared to the Galaxy Note 8, but it remains to be seen what exactly is Samsung planning, of course, so stay tuned.