Samsung Galaxy Note10 To Surprise No One With A 5G Variant

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Considering that Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 5G, a 5G variant of the Galaxy Note10 is also expected, and some new info pretty much confirmed that will happen later this year. Samsung had recently published the kernel source code for the Galaxy S10 series of devices, for Exynos variants, and folks over at XDA Developers managed to dig out some Galaxy Note10 5G info in there.

A leak that surfaced a while back claimed that the Galaxy Note10 is codenamed “davinci”, well, the Galaxy S10 (SM-G973F) source code mentions “davinci5G”, and if the codename leak is accurate, and “davinci” is indeed the Galaxy Note10, then this source code clearly refers to a 5G variant of that device.

That’s not all that XDA Developers managed to dig out, though, as another handset was spotted in the code. The source managed to find references to a “luge” handset, and that was once thought to be a prototype foldable smartphone from Samsung, though not the Galaxy Fold, as the Galaxy Fold was codenamed “winner”.


So, this “luge” handset may be one of Samsung’s upcoming foldable devices, as the company is allegedly working on two additional foldable smartphones which are set to arrive in early 2020. Those two devices are actually said to be considerably different compared to the Galaxy Fold. One of them will sport a similar design to the Huawei Mate X, as it will fold outwards, while the other one will utilize a clamshell design, at least according to a recent report.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is expected to arrive in August, as its predecessor launched in August last year, though there’s still a chance Samsung may push this year’s launch to September, but it’s not as likely. Samsung will probably want to organize a separate event prior to IFA in Berlin, as it did last year. The company actually did the same for the Galaxy S10 series this year, as those devices were introduced on February 20 in San Francisco, not in Barcelona as part of the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

As you can see, the Galaxy Note10’s announcement is still months away, and not much info regarding the phone surfaced thus far. A rumor did hint that the device will include four cameras on the back, similar to the Galaxy S10 5G, and that it will sport a 6.66-inch display. If we had to guess, we’d say that it will ship with a similar design to the Galaxy S10+, which means that it will be made out of metal and glass, sport a curved QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, and include two front-facing cameras which will be placed in the display… which means you can expect to see display holes in the Galaxy Note10 as well.

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The phone will almost certainly arrive in both Exynos 9820 and Snapdragon 855 variants, depending on the market, and it will include 8GB of RAM, though it’s possible that Samsung may announce more than one variant of the device. A regular variant of the phone will support 4G LTE connectivity, not 5G, and it will ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Galaxy Note10 is also expected to include a rather large battery on the inside, while a new version of the company’s S Pen stylus will also be included in the package.