While many consumers were eagerly awaiting the Samsung Galaxy S10 line, others had their sights set on another Samsung Galaxy series that is expected to be released later this year. No, not the Samsung Galaxy Fold
. Like Sammy's current flagship range, this highly anticipated phone line also has the number 10 in its name. The Galaxy S10 5G
? Nope. It is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The Samsung Galaxy Note
was the first smartphone from a major manufacturer to carry a 5-inch display. But the large screen-size isn't what brings buyers back to the device, it's the S Pen. We've seen a number of comments from experienced phone buyers who said that they would pass on the Galaxy Fold
because they can get a large screen with the Note 10 and the S Pen. This year, we could see as many as four different Note 10 models with up to two 4G LTE variants and two with 5G support
. The screen sizes of the units are rumored to measure 6.28-inches and 6.75-inches.
A publication from Korea known as KC
(via GSM Arena
) has posted a photograph of the battery that it claims will be used in one version of the Galaxy Note 10
. This model will be known as the 4G LTE enabled Galaxy Note 10 Pro and will carry the SM-N975 model number (the Galaxy Note 9
is SM-N960). The battery in the photo has a 4500mAh capacity, which is a 13% bump over the capacity of the 4000mAh battery that powers the Galaxy Note 9
. It also is the same size as the battery that will power up the Galaxy S10 5G
. The part number is EB-BN975AB and it was recently certified by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology. According to a tweet from tipster IceUniverse
(@UniverseIce), the fast charger on the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will weigh in at 25W. That compares with the 15W fast charger used with the Galaxy S10 line. It also matches the 25W charging available with the new Galaxy A70
Samsung is no longer constrained by the memories of the Galaxy Note 7
The latest rumor has Samsung introducing the Galaxy Note 10 series in August
. The more expensive Pro variant is said to feature the same hexa-camera setup that the Galaxy 10 5G sports. That includes four cameras on the back (12MP primary with OIS + 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom + 16MP ultra-wide angle+ depth sensor) and two selfie snappers in front. The basic version of the Galaxy Note 10 will reportedly have a penta-camera setup that includes everything on the Note 10 Pro except for the depth sensor. The U.S. version of all Note 10 units will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, equipped with at least 8GB of memory.
Picture of the 4500mAh battery that will allegedly be used on the 4G Galaxy Note 10 Pro
Talking about the Galaxy Note and batteries still brings up the bad memories of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
. That phone, launched in August 2016, was on its way to becoming one of the most successful handsets released by Samsung. But a problem with the 3500mAh battery in the device caused several units to explode. As a result, Samsung twice recalled the model, first replacing the battery employed on the phone. After the second recall
, Samsung stopped production of the Galaxy Note 7 and recalled all units owned by the public. Some owners of the device refused to exchange it for another Samsung phone forcing the company to send out updates that essentially prevented the phone from working. To bolster the public's confidence in the model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
came with a smaller 3300mAh battery. By the time the Galaxy Note 9 was launched last year, the Galaxy Note 7 debacle was forgotten by most consumers allowing the manufacturer to equip it with a 4000mAh battery.
25W fast charging is tipped for the Galaxy Note 10 Pro