The Galaxy Note10 is getting closer and closer, and we have a summary and breakdown of rumors about key aspects of the upcoming launch and features of the phone. Read our Q & A style guide to get the latest information on the new Samsung Note in an easy-to-read, easy-to-digest format.
Q: When will the Note10 be released?
A: August 7
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note9 on August 9, 2018. According to CNET, the next note will be released on the 7th of August this year. Given that CNET is a large, reliable publication with a good track record of rumors, you can probably make August 7 the date you mark on your calendar. Although phone starts can always be delayed, they are usually planned very early and require significant coordination of venue, service, and travel arrangements. That is, once a date is selected, it is not trivial to change it. Since it is only two days before the start of the Note9 last year, the story is also on the side of this rumor. This seems pretty safe.
Design and Appearance
Q: What will the Note1
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A: These renderings basically provide information.
It's not surprising that Samsung's new phones have been inexorably posted in 3D form by talented rendering artists with access to leaked CAD data . The best view of the Note10 Pro is this video below, but check out this post for pictures.
You can find similar renderings of the smaller standard Note10 in a similar way here. No official press photos have been leaked yet, and we're likely to get the clearest and most accurate look at Samsung's design language.
Q: What does the Note10 cost?
No idea, but we can guess (1000-1200 US dollars probably seem).
No reliable information on the price of the Galaxy Note10 or the larger Note10 "Pro" has yet been leaked. While a Russian site claims a starting price of between $ 1,100 and $ 1,200, it is (probably) possible for it to convert from Russian currency to publish a meaningful number for Western readers. In fact, the best insight we can offer is to take a look at the phones that Samsung currently has on offer.
The Galaxy S10 + was sold at the time of the first announcement for $ 1000 full EIA. Samsung has since reduced it often, and a recent sale on Samsung's official US website has unlocked it for $ 900. Given the fact that we expect two Galaxy Note10 models, I sincerely doubt that the "smaller" 6.28-inch Note10 model, which is supposedly more expensive than the original 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 + with $ 1000 MSRP. More likely, Samsung will charge the smaller $ 10 for $ 1,000 and keep the Galaxy S10 +'s price at or below $ 900 in the future. As for the larger 6.75-inch Note10 Pro, which supposedly contains an SD card slot and an additional depth-sensing camera, I would not be surprised to see a price of $ 1150, possibly slightly more think even 1200 dollars would be a step too far.
I think these prices are likely for one simple reason: Apple: The prices for the 64GB iPhone XS and XS Max are $ 1000 and $ 1100, respectively, and I find them extreme. It is unlikely that Samsung made a significant difference However, due to the fact that the Note10 Pro is expected to start at 256GB of storage space, while the regular version is expected to start at 128GB, it will have 128GB of storage space. So, if the Note10 Pro launches with 256GB capacity, Samsung has some room to justify a price delta of over $ 100 between the smaller and larger models, not to mention the larger display, the battery, the microSD slot, and the fourth Rear View Camera: Expect a 512GB and 1TB model even though prices are more difficult to track. Samsung calculates a premium of 150 USD for the 512 GB S10 + over the 256 GB model and an additional 350 USD for the 1 TB version. So it's quite possible that a 4G Note10 Pro reaches a maximum far north of $ 1700 in the top configuration.
It's a little harder for 5G versions of the Note10 Pro. Samsung offers the Galaxy S10 + 5G in the US for $ 1300 at Verizon and Sprint and it is slightly smaller (6.70 ") than the supposedly 6.75" big Note10 Pro. While the note probably contains better cameras and a pen (of course), I'm not sure if that's enough to surpass the $ 1300 mark, or if the price of the S10 + 5G is simply lowered to make room for it in carrier constellations. The operators will of course have no idea what the price for the 5G grade is (Samsung probably will not sell an unlocked model in the US). So we'll have to wait until we see it.
Models / Variants  Q: How many Note10 models will be available?
A: Three (in the US)
In the US, there are in all likelihood 3 base models of the Galaxy Note10. The smaller 6.25 "Note10, the larger 6.75" Note10 Pro and the Note10 Pro 5G (probably the same size as the 4G Pro). It is unclear how many physical differences exist between the Note10 Pro and the Pro 5G, although I can assume that the 5G version is slightly thicker to accommodate a larger battery. According to the sources of Android Police Verizon intends to start all three versions of the phone (Note 10, Pro, Pro 5G). At this time, other operators' plans are largely unknown, although I can imagine that some research into model numbers will reveal who will receive the 5G version of the hint and not.
Q: Which operators offer this? the 5G version of the Note10?
A: Verizon, Other TBD
We can confidently say that Verizon is likely to receive the 5G version of the Note10 Pro, or very soon after the launch of the 4G versions. Other carriers stay in the air. Sprint seems to be a good bet as the S10 5G is already being sold. We do not have confirmation, but you can probably include it. AT & T also sells the S10 5G … but only to business customers. AT & T still seems rather shy to introduce its 5G network to the public, so it's impossible to say if it will be ready in time for the Note10. Allegedly, T-Mobile will be shipping the S10 5G this summer, but the big-mouthed John Legere has been unusually impressed with his company's 5G product introduction plans so far. While T-Mobile gets a Note10 with 5G, it's hard to tell when it actually goes on sale – the same goes for AT & T.
Q: Does the Note10 have a headphone jack? ?
According to very reliable sources, we learned that the Galaxy Note10 and the Note10 Pro have no headphone jacks, a first for the Galaxy Note series. However, they still have the right volume and the right on / off buttons. With each Note10 and Note10 Pro, Samsung will include a pair of AKG branded USB-C headphones to facilitate the transition to Type C audio, as well as a USB C-to-3.5mm headphone dongle for those who wish to continue using conventional headphones.
While this is a major departure from Samsung, the continuing need for battery and components inside smartphones has made the headphone jack an increasingly desirable target for removal. The big question is whether this change will be applied to the Galaxy S11 series next year, and we're not sure yet.
SD card slot
Q: Does the Note10 have a microSD card slot?  A: Only the Note10 Pro
According to a reliable source, we can confirm that only the Note10 Pro has a microSD card slot. This had been rumored before. The smaller Note10 does not have a microSD slot. We are not sure about the 5G version, but I would lean in the direction in which there was one. We believe the Note10 Pro 5G is based on the 4G Note10 Pro. Why should Samsung remove the SD card slot from the smaller phone? It's everyone's opinion – it could be a way to improve the larger device, or a space restriction we just do not know. It's the first note without SD card slot since the Note5.
Q: How big will the battery of the Note10 be?
A: Too many contradictory rumors, but probably between 4000 -4500mAh depending on the model
Previous rumors suggest that the Note10 and 10 Pro batteries could have between 4000 and 4500mAh. One side – a not very reliable, I would add – even claims that both the smaller and larger Notes 4170 mAh batteries have in common, which seems unbelievable unlikely. Samsung Insider IceUniverse suggests that the 4G Note10 Pro could have a 4500 mAh battery and faster charging at 25W, while Galaxy Club (not what I would call a reputable source) even has that extremely unlikely scenario suggests that the smaller phone will have a battery with 3400 mAh.
Here's what we can tell you: It's very, very, very likely that Samsung intentionally obscures the size of the battery in devices used by network operators and technical security partners for testing, so that leaks are in conflict. This is a standard prototype data obfuscation that often occurs on non-shared phones during testing. By the time we realize that specifications have leaked out of marketing or technical materials, those numbers are basically placeholders, except for maybe IceUniverse, which I tend to trust.
S-Pen  Q: What's wrong with the S-Pen? Will it have this crazy built-in camera?
A: We do not know anything about new features, but no, it probably has no camera inside.
PatentlyMobile has earlier this year released a story in which blogs have been posted on the Internet burning the claim Samsung could stick a camera in the S Pen of the Galaxy Note. Everything indicates that the S Pen of the Galaxy Note10 from the S Pen of the Note9, which was the first major revision of the pen design in several years, is hard to distinguish. A hidden camera seems incredibly unlikely. Such a feature sounds extremely fussy, expensive and probably very unreliable. The S Pen does not even have a real battery – just a supercapacitor with extremely limited life outside the phone. A camera with such a tiny power source seems to be almost impossible.
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