For the longest time it was just one Galaxy Note with an S Pen by its side. Samsung switches things up with the Galaxy Note 10 as we now have two versions — the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+.
The two Notes will be powered by Snapdragon 855 on US devices and Samsung’s new Exynos 9825 elsewhere in the world. There are also a few more differences. Here’s a breakdown.
|Note 10||Note 10+|
|Rear Camera||16MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Wide, 12MP Telephoto||16MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Wide, 12MP Telephoto, DepthVision Camera|
|Memory and Storage||8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB||12GB/256GB, 12GB/512GB|
S Pen improvements
They do share several features. There’s Air Actions that lets you control your device using the S Pen. Right now it only works on a handful of apps but Samsung says they’re opening up an SDK so 3rd party apps can use Air Actions too.
Note taking also gets an upgrade. With machine learning in tow, the Galaxy Note 10 series will be able to turn your handwritten scribbles into text when you send them over to Microsoft Word. It should be smart enough to decipher what you’ve written even if you don’t have the best handwriting in the world. The feature currently has support for 62 different languages.
Something for video creators
There’s been a lot of focus on making videos. For anyone who enjoys going live, the Live Focus feature that was previously only available in photos is making its way to videos. This means you get that bokehlicious effect real-time as you broadcast.
There’s also a new feature called Zoon-In-Mic that focuses the audio on the subject you zoom in on. Video stabilization has been improved and a Hyperlapse feature has been added. Taking it to the next level though, Samsung says the native video editing app should more than enough to handle your basic video editing needs. If that’s not enough, you can download Adobe Rush which is also optimized for the Note 10.
Desktop to mobile and vice versa
You can now connect the phone to a PC or Mac to use via a standard USB Cable and use Samsung Dex for PC to use phone and PC apps side by side. From there you can simply drag and drop content between devices.
Samsung is also working on a feature called Play Galaxy Link that lets you remotely play your PC games on your mobile device. A very interesting concept if it works. Hopefully we’ll have the full details in time for our review.
Pricing and availability
The Note 10 will retail for US$ 949 while the Note 10+ is priced at US$ 1099 and will be available in stores starting August 23.
Pre-orders for the Note 10 start on August 8th right after midnight Eastern. If you opt to pre-order you get a US$ 100 and US$ 150 credit for the Note 10 and Note 10+ respectively which you can use on Samsung.com
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Unboxing
Everything that comes with a retail package
Because you asked for it, here is our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Unboxing.
This is everything that comes with a retail package. The Galaxy Note 10+ retails for $1099 unlocked.
For more on the Note 10 check out our Hands-On video.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Review
Is it still the most desirable Android phone it used to be?
This is our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ Review, our longest video yet, but definitely worth watching till the very end.
In 2019, with the flashy Galaxy Fold on the horizon, is the Note 10 still the most desirable Android phone it used to be? How does its camera perform vs the S10+, P30 Pro, or the Google Pixel 3? Should you get the Note 10+ or the smaller Note 10? And is it your GadgetMatch?
Marvel cases also coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Available for both the Note 10 and Note 10+
Officially called the Galaxy Friends Marvel Smart Cover, these cases more than just change the exterior of your phone. When slapped on, your entire theme changes to the superhero of your choice. Available for the Note 10 and Note 10+ are Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, and Deadpool.
He even shared wallpapers for the Iron Man and Spider-Man cases. Both which are pretty much the same ones on the Galaxy S10s.
These cases and the tech behind it was first introduced alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. They were also applied to the cases of the BLACKPINK edition both for the Samsung Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80.
There’s no official word yet from Samsung on when these cases will hit the market but we’re crossing our fingers that it happens soon!
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note+
The Samsung Galaxy Note and Note 10+ will be powered by the company’s Exynos 9825 processor. There are also plenty of improvements. A lot of which are on the Galaxy Note’s staple — the S Pen. It now features Air Actions that lets you control your device without holding it and just through the S Pen. Video makers will also love all the upgrades and features put into capturing, editing, and sharing video. Lastly, it’s now even easier to go from desktop to mobile and vice versa with Samsung Dex.
Watch our Hands-On video to see everything that this new flagship has to offer.
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