The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ with a screen size of 6.8 inches will be much bigger than its predecessor the Note 9, but that only applies to the display. Because Samsung greatly reduces the margins around the screen in the Galaxy Note 10 series, the Note 10 Plus is basically the same size as the predecessor, even if the display increases by about one centimeter in diagonal.
Specifically, the new model features a 6.8-inch infinity display, which uses the so-called Dynamic OLED technology and achieves a pixel density of 498 PPI thanks to a resolution of stately 3040×1440 pixels. The panel supports HDR10+ and will be protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The panel also has a section of Samsung called “Infinity-O” centered just before the upper edge, in which one accommodates the front camera.
Floating S-Pen allows operation with gestures
A special feature of the new Galaxy Note 10+ is of course the Samsung’s own S-Pen, which comes up in this generation of devices with a significant innovatio. The S-Pen allows the operation of the smartphone with gestures, without touching the screen surface. So you can use the stylus to perform some gestures without even touching the screen. The pen has 4096 pressure levels and is also water resistant thanks to IP68 certification. The pen input latency is less than 70 milliseconds.
Samsung also integrates an ultrasonic-based fingerprint reader, which is under the display and is safe, quick and reliable which should unlock the device fast. Also the well-known always-on feature of the Samsung AMOLED screens is here again on board, to display incoming messages, time, date and other information even in standby mode.
Three cameras – and a time-of-flight sensor
The cameras of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus are, of course, like the smaller sister model Note 10. It comes with 12 megapixel primary sensor on the back, which supports three different physical aperture sizes. These range from F / 1.5 to F / 1.8 to F / 2.4 to allow the best possible exposure of the photos taken with the device.
In addition, there is a wide-angle sensor with 16 megapixels resolution and a F / 2.2 aperture, while another camera sensor in combination with a Telephoto provides for a 2x optical zoom. This works like the main camera with 12 megapixels and has an F / 2.1 aperture. There is a time-of-flight sensor is included. This collects additional depth data and should thus allow additional effects.
An optical image stabilizer helps to allow shake-free recordings. Again HDR10+, 4K videos with 60 FPS and features like scene recognition and various special photo modes are supported. The front of the Note 10+ sits as mentioned in a circular cut in the middle of the front screen. It features a 10 megapixel sensor with dual-pixel autofocus and HDR10+ support, as well as an F / 2.2 aperture. As usual, the screen replaces a dedicated front camera LED flash.
Note 10+ will come with the new Samsung Exynos 9825 Octacore-SoC, which will probably be manufactured on a 7 nanometer scale and thus not only stronger, but also more power efficient. The chip features two Samsung-adapted high-end cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.7 GHz, with two additional ARM cores up to 2.4 GHz. In addition, there are four other cores that work with a maximum of 1.4 GHz and should therefore take over simple tasks, for which not much performance is needed.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Western Europe mainly in a storage version. It basically has 12 GB of RAM combined with 256 GB of ultra-fast UFS 3.0 flash memory. In addition, according to previous reports, variants with 512 GB and even a terabyte of flash are planned, while the base variant will have 8GB of RAM.
MicroSD card slot will remain in Note 10+
A big difference to the “small” Note 10 is the fact that only the Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes with a MicroSD card slot, which allows a memory extension. As with the normal Note 10, there are always two Nano-SIM slots available. Of course Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and for the first time also WiFi 6 belong here to the standard. Stereo speakers with AKG branding are also part of the equipment, as well as support for Dolby Atmos.
When it comes to battery Samsung puts on a huge 4300mAh power storage, the manufacturer on top of that also can load extremely fast. According to the datasheet available to us, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus SM-N975F can handle a full 45 watts, which the manufacturer has newly developed. This not only offers the opportunity to provide the smartphone with energy, but is also on top of that provided with support for USB power delivery, so that it can load as needed also equipped notebooks and tablets with up to 45 watts.
Wireless Charging with up to 20 Watts
Another difference to the base model of the Galaxy Note 10 series is that Samsung allows even faster wireless charging in the Plus version. Together with a parallel appearing new dock, you can charge up to 20 watts into the new smartphone to finally ensure wireless fast charge.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is 162.3x77x8 millimeters in size and weighs around 198 grams. The device will once again come in glass with a metal frame and is of course IP68-certified and thus waterproof and dust-proof. In this country, it will initially be available only in the colors silver / white and black, with Samsung being inspired at least by the bright version of the Huawei P30 and seems to rely on a clearly discernible color gradient.
The operating system is Android 9.0 “Pie” with the Samsung One UI. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus will take place along with the smaller sister model and the 5G variants on 7 August, and the sales will start from 23 August. The starting price will probably be around 1150 euros.