Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ flagships yesterday, two phones that have been leaking like crazy for weeks now. This is the second time ever that the company introduced two Galaxy Note flagships at the same time, the first time since 2014.
Having said that, the Galaxy Note 10+ is the company’s pride and joy, the two phones do look almost identical, but the Galaxy Note 10+ is more powerful, it has more to offer. That fact makes the Galaxy Note 10+ a perfect candidate to compare to the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note phone for 2018.
This will not be your classic comparison, even though that comparison is coming as well, this is more of a look where the Galaxy Note 10+ offers improvements over its predecessor. What better way to do that than with an infographic, just take a look at the image below the article.
As you can see, the Galaxy Note 10+ brings a sharper display to the table, a QHD+ panel with a resolution of 3040 x 1440, compared to a 2960 x 1440 display on the Galaxy Note 9. The company’s Dynamic AMOLED panel has been further tweaked to offer better contrast and colors, even though it offers lower ppi due to the sheer size of this display. Speaking of which, the Galaxy Note 10+ offers a 6.8-inch display, while the Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch panel.
The Galaxy Note 10+ is both taller and wider than the Galaxy Note 9, which is probably a negative for most people, but the difference is not that noticeable. The Galaxy Note 10+ is thinner than its predecessor, and it’s also a bit lighter.
The Galaxy Note 10+ also brings some improvements in the camera department. We still do not know what sensors exactly Samsung opted to use here, but the Galaxy Note 10+ doubles the number of cameras the Galaxy Note 9 offered. The Galaxy Note 10+ sports four cameras, one 16-megapixel unit (ultrawide), two 12-megapixel ones (the main one and a telephoto one), and a DepthVision sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is fueled by either the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810, depending on the region, and the Galaxy Note 10+ ups the ante with the next-gen flagship SoC. The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with either the Exynos 9825, or the Snapdragon 855… unfortunately, Samsung decided not to include the Snapdragon 855 Plus in the Snapdragon variant of the device.
Samsung’s brand new flagship also offers huge improvements in the RAM department, as it doubles the RAM that the Galaxy Note 9 offers. The Galaxy Note 9 packs in 6GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 10+ ups that to 12GB. In the storage department, the Galaxy Note 9 is available in 128GB and 512GB variants with expandable storage up to 512GB… well, the Galaxy Note 10+ comes in 256GB and 512GB options, with expandable storage up to 1TB.
The Galaxy Note 10+ also comes with a larger battery, a 4,300mAh unit compared to a 4,000mAh one, which is not surprising considering it’s a larger device. The Galaxy Note 10+ offers huge improvements in the charging department, it supports 45W wired charging (though a 45W charger is not included), while the Galaxy Note 9 caps out at 15W. The same 15W wireless charging is on board, while the Wireless PowerShare is also available, like on the Galaxy Note 9.
4G LTE Category 20 is included in the Galaxy Note 10+, and an enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 7CA. This is also an improvement over the Galaxy Note 9’s Category 18 4G LTE, and 5CA. An iris scanner is no longer a part of the Galaxy Note series, but the Galaxy Note 10+ does include an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is also worth noting that both devices are IP68 certified. If you’d like to take a closer look at the infographic, it’s included down below.