The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ might actually represent better value for consumers than the previous entry in the series, based on newly leaked pricing from WinFuture's Roland Quandt. The newly rumored price for a 256GB variant of the standard Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is going to fall in at around $949. For the larger Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, the cost will be set at an MSRP of $1,099.
Those costs apply to the unlocked, U.S. variant of the devices, Mr. Quandt says.
Where's the value?
For the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, the suspected price is notably higher than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 started at, with a cost of $999.99 when it landed on August 24 of last year. The price of that earlier gadget went as high as $1,249.99 too. But that doesn't tell the entire story here, either.
Last year's models were, to begin with, launched at that price at just 128GB of storage. So users will be getting double the storage in the Galaxy Note 10+ for a comparable price. The smaller Samsung Galaxy Note 10, conversely, starts out at around $50 less for double the storage.
So there is value there even before factoring in the remaining expected specifications and design enhancements for the two gadgets.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in either the plus or standard version, users in the U.S. are also getting a Qualcomm-built Snapdragon 855 SoC — European regions will see an in-house Exynos 9825. That's coupled with a healthy 8GB RAM or 12GB RAM for the 'Plus' variant.
Differentiating the devices further, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will deliver a 6.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED panel, in place of the FHD+ 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel found on the smaller of the two phones. For both models, a 5G variant will be available as well.
A single in-display sensor is packed behind a hole-punch cutout in the display on either, while on the opposite side users will gain a three-sensor vertical camera array, likely similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. It is expected the Galaxy Note 10+ will also pack in a ToF sensor for more advanced features.
Faster charging than previous devices, the now-standard S Pen stylus in a color to match the frame, Android 9 Pie with One UI overlay, and other new features will undoubtedly be a part of the package too.
The sole drawback to the new design seems to stem from the fact that leaks have hinted at the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack entirely from both devices. Instead, Samsung will reportedly include a USB-C adapter dongle for wired audio in the box at launch.
Right or wrong, we'll all know soon enough
Leaks about the new line of Samsung Galaxy Note devices have been heavily reported over the past months but the veracity of those won't be known until August 7. The South Korean tech giant is holding its event to launch the two new phones and their accessories just ahead of IFA 2019.
More information will certainly be made available about the specifics of both phones leading up to its sale — presumably in late August although exact carrier pricing won't be known until pre-orders kick off shortly after the event.