Samsung had introduced two new flagship smartphones today, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. Samsung did not introduce two flagship Note-branded flagships since the Galaxy Note 4 series back in September 2014.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Galaxy Note 10 specifications, while we’ll talk more about the Galaxy Note 10+ in a separate article. The Galaxy Note 10 looks almost identical to the Galaxy Note 10+, but it’s smaller of the two, and its internals are different compared to its larger sibling, to a degree.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch fullHD+ (2280 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED display, which is curved. That display features a ppi of 401, and it is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6, in case you were wondering. On top of all that, the display is HDR10+ certified.
The Galaxy Note 10 comes in two SoC variants, the Exynos 9825 fuels the phone in Europe and several other markets, while the Snapdragon 855 is included in the US variant of the device. Both of those processors are 64-bit octa-core chips. Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on the Galaxy Note 10, along with Samsung’s custom UI.
The Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 3,500mAh battery, which is not removable, and the device does not support 45W wired charging like the Galaxy Note 10, it seems like you’ll be limited to 25W wired charging on the Galaxy Note 10.
The phone supports wireless charging as well, and we’re looking at 12W wireless charging (with a compatible charger), compared to 15W on the Galaxy Note 9, so that’s a downgrade for the Note 10. The Galaxy Note 10 supports reverse wireless charging too, like the Galaxy S10 series, and it’s called Wireless PowerShare. Samsung still did not share exact charging speeds of Wireless PowerShare either just yet.
The device comes with 8GB of LPDDR 4X RAM on the inside, and 256GB of internal storage. Samsung opted to utilize USF 3.0 flash storage this time around, the same one it used in the Galaxy S10 5G. In its official spec sheet, Samsung did not mention that the Galaxy Note 10’s storage is expandable, as it doesn’t seem to have a microSD card slot.
There are three cameras included on the back of the Galaxy Note 10. You will find one 16-megapixel (123-degree ultrawide angle, f/2.2), and two 12-megapixel cameras on the back. One of those two 12-megapixel cameras is the phone main sensor with f/1.5-f/2.4 variable aperture and 77-degree lens, while the other one comes with a telephoto 45-degree lens (f/2.1). All three cameras come with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
A 10-megapixel Dual Pixel camera sits on the front side of the Galaxy Note 10, we’re looking at an f/2.2 aperture here (80-degree lens), and front flash which comes from the phone’s display, actually, its brightness will increase when necessary.
A brand new S Pen stylus is also a part of the package, and it comes with support for 4,096 pressure levels. Its tip is 0.7mm in size, and the S Pen is IP68 certified, just like the phone itself. New S Pen features are also a part of the package, but we’ll talk more about that in a separate article.
The device comes with stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, while Dolby Atmos audio is also included in the package. It is worth saying that a 3.5mm headphone jack is not included here, though.
The Galaxy Note 10 does support 4G LTE, while it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is included below the phone’s display, while the device can also unlock by scanning your face. The Galaxy Note 10 measures 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, and weighs 168 grams.
UPDATE: Wireless charging info has been corrected.