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Samsung Galaxy Note10: behold, the king of flagship is here

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Samsung Galaxy Note series has never failed to impress us, and the Galaxy Note10 is set to claim the throne in 2019. But does it differ much from the Galaxy S10? Let’s check it out.

With great power comes great responsibility, and so do they say. For comparison purposes, let’s first take a look at the Galaxy S10 which was released earlier this year back in March:

  • 6.1-inch Quad HD+ with Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio and ~550 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dustproof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Infinity-O display
  • Always-on display
  • Backglass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Fingerprint and heart rate sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS and 2x optical zoom + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera with 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call and Auto-HDR
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 512GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery with Fast battery charging, Qi wireless charging and Reverse charging
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 8th March 2019 release date
  • 899 USD for 128GB internal storage or 1,149 USD for 512GB internal storage

As you can see from the above, the Galaxy S10 raises the bar for everyone and gets the ball rolling for the Korean manufacturer – but all that for a price of course.

With that in mind, here’s to the Galaxy Note10 to see how much we have come since then:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~401 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dustproof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Infinity-O display
  • Always-on display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint (under display) sensor
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/China processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 12MP with f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and Dual OIS + 12MP with f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, Dual OIS and 2x optical zoom + 16MP with f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm, LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama
  • 10MP Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call and Auto-HDR
  • 256GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging, Qi wireless charging and Reverse charging
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 23rd August 2019 release date
  • 945 USD price tag

Well, well, well, what do we have here? As you see browse through the Note10, you can see a lot of similarities between it and the S10? Coincidence?

The first thing that you will notice is its slightly bigger 6.3-inch size with Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED technology behind it. Then there’s the high-polish metal and glass that meld seamlessly to give us a truly impressively slim design.

The IP68 certification ensures that the Note10 gets the protection that it deserves. Not to mention the fingerprint sensor that is found under the display for us to unlock it more easily.

Under the hood of the Note10 is something similar. The Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with a speedy Kryo octa-core processor, great graphics and a whopping 8GB RAM. This means you can run just about everything that you can throw at it, and still hungry for more.

Camera-wise the triple camera is there, with the 12MP+12MP+16MP primary camera that is fully loaded on everything. It has all the camera essentials, from the dual aperture lens to the Ultra-Wide Camera, Live focus, and even Scene Optimizer. Then comes the 10MP selfie camera to complete the package.

In this day and age of video, why not make your videos as high as your still photos? You can now adjust the blur and add bokeh and special effects to make your videos look just as amazing as your photos. The Note10 comes with advanced technology takes away the shake in your footage for a super smooth video.

A whopping 256GB of internal storage is available, although there won’t be an expansion slot this time around.

With a 3500 mAh battery capacity, the Note10 is more than capable of supplying you with enough juice for a full day of charge. Better still, there’s the wireless charging feature, and the ability to charge other devices for fun with the power bank feature.

For audio aficionados, the Dolby Atmos sound system found on the Galaxy Note10 is sweet music to your ears. Large screen and great sound make for an enjoyable experience watching your favourite videos or listening to your selected songs.

Conclusion:

If you compare everything that the Samsung Galaxy Note10 has to offer, it sure is irresistible. But when you compare it with the Galaxy S10 which has already been out for almost half a year, then you might feel disappointed with it.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 is slated for release this upcoming August 23rd. It will be available for a 945 USD price tag and comes in five delightful colours: Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Pink and Aura Red.

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