Galaxy Note 10 Pro tipped to be a new member of Samsung's Note line

Galaxy Note 10 Pro tipped to be a new member of Samsung's Note line
It’s only April, but the gaze of tech journalists and enthusiasts alike is slowly turning away from the Galaxy S10 devices and to the upcoming Galaxy Note 10. As usual, at the forefront of early news about unreleased phones are leakers. This time, one of the most prominent of them, Ice universe, has a tiny scoop of inside information about the upcoming Samsung flagship.

Samsung’s naming scheme just got more confusing


In his usual style, Ice Universe didn’t offer a lot of context to his statement, but everyone who’s been paying attention can immediately guess what his tweet, containing only “Note10 Pro”, means. Which is, that besides the regular Galaxy Note 10, we’ll also get a Note 10 Pro as well. Now, we already knew from previous reports that this year Samsung is planning to expand the Note line with at least one, but possibly three other devices.

While the “pro” moniker is often used in the smartphone industry, its appearance on the Note line is somewhat confusing. The Galaxy Note is pretty much as “pro” as a phone can get. It seems, however, that with the 2019 line, some models will be more advanced than others. That could mean that the rumored Note 10e, a smaller variant of the Note 10, can come out simply as the Note 10, while the bigger model will be the Note 10 Pro.

The other option is that Samsung will make all three models: Note 10e, Note 10 and Note 10 Pro. This will align the Note line perfectly with the S line in terms of models, with just the Plus tag switched for a Pro tag. This change we can agree with, considering all phones are expected to have displays larger than 6 inches. There’s something else to consider as well, however.

To 5G or not to 5G


So, where does 5G come in? Will it be only on a separate model, like with the Galaxy S line, adding a fourth, Note 10 Pro 5G? That’s one way Samsung can go about it, obviously. The other option is to just have one of the extra features of the Pro be the 5G connectivity. The more likely scenario seems to be that there will be a Note 10 5G and a Note 10 Pro 5G as well, bumping the lineup to 5 devices if the Note 10e is really coming.


What will be different about all those phones?


Well, we already mentioned the display sizes. According to the previous rumors, the smallest Note 10 will have a 6.28-inch display, the mid-sized one will have a 6.4-inch one and the largest is expected to be a 6.75-inch one. Besides that, we can expect different RAM options, the Pro model can easily fit 12GB of memory and will likely come with 512GB of storage on the base version, while 10 and 8GB seem fitting for the smaller versions.

Cameras could also be a differentiator, but we don’t expect even the smallest one to have fewer than three cameras on the back. On the high-end of the scale, four should be the maximum number of rear-cameras, as we’ve already seen on the Galaxy S10 5G.

The big question is about the S Pen. Will it find its way on all devices, even the smallest one? Some rumors suggest it might not, but it being the standout feature of the Note line, that seems unlikely. It is possible that the cheaper Note 10e could come with a simpler version of the S Pen, perhaps the same one as that on the Note 9, while the new models get an upgraded one.

Either way, it appears that Samsung wants to offer a Note 10 device for every need and budget. If the Note 10e joins the lineup, we might even see a sub $1000 Note device this year. That would definitely be a welcomed device, but for now, all we can do is have our fingers crossed that this is Samsung’s plan. We don’t doubt that we’ll have almost all the details long before the expected August launch of the Note 10 line, so stick around for future leaks.

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31 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

What I can see is Samsung doing same thing as Huawei with P and Mate series. But the difference is Mate always gets new and more powerful chip than P while Note series gets aging SD. I am aware there are other benefits that Note series get too. Anyway, curious how Samsung will differentiate S regular and E versions from equivalent Note tiers.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Samsung should just rename the fold to the note series and get it over with. The note series is too redundant in it's current state and I don't know why they are delaying the obvious. Make necessary adjustments like increase the folded display, trim it down, put a pen in it, rename it the note and get it over and done with. Nothing screams to be called an actual note like the fold tbh. Then for more profit they could make 2 versions, the mini and plus version. Any other thing is a deliberate waste of time and resource at this point. Price it at $2,500 people will be all over it.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They could also call it the Bankz Edition Note Fold. Like how Apple has that Bankz edition iPhone X...oops never mind.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It would be stupid for Samsung to change the fold to the note and not have a regular note phone. Not all note fans are going to want a folding phone so. Now if they made a fold and a regular note that would be different, you would have a choice.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. Keep the Note like it is, and now we also have the Fold.

2. Guseinguliev

Posts: 115; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

the main autonomy of the smartphone was doing normal. in s10e very bad autonomy.

3. geordie8t1

Posts: 298; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Maybe the pro version will be a souped up, 12gb ram, 512gb storage 6.8" screen, 5G, 6 cameras, 4+2 layout, new infinity display, no cutouts, perhaps a modular popup camera tho ToF sensors, ultra fast charging, entirely buttonless as per a few rumours circulating, faster reverse charging, maybe even a name change, as there is already a galaxy note 10.1 tablet, they might rename the whole line for the 10th edition device

8. TadTrickle

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Lol that would be more expensive than the Fold

27. geordie8t1

Posts: 298; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

not really, i mean most of those specs are already on the s10 5G, well 6 camera setup is, 5g 6.7"+ screen, faster charging is, 512gb storage is an option, the only few things are buttonless which is just a rumour, 12gb ram, which is on the fold, and pop up camera, which is on the A80 is it? and it is a cheaper device. besides this is a pro version, it has to be more superior to the standard line so who knows

10. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

This is the definition of overkill. Especially the pop up camera. Samsung won't add this to its flagships because it ruins durability and any chance to have water resistance.

28. geordie8t1

Posts: 298; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

you never know with Samsung, and there is no reason to think a pop up camera couldnt exist in a more stylish version, its already on the Samsung A80, and there is no reason to think that durability for water resistance is their priority, this could be more of a powerhouse with a next level dex experience, and plenty of manufacturers are starting to reinvent their camera systems to chase that full screen experience at the cost of waterproofing, we just dont really know, all speculation, but they were my own wishes/guesses for a note pro device rather then what may actually happen

4. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Great way to make people pay 200 bucks morenfor features they remove in the regular version.

6. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Here I am thinking the note was the pro for the s line... silly me

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note is the Note for the Note line...yup silly you. It’s also the best line out there.

7. TadTrickle

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

If notes go up to 1500 like I believe they are, then to me the note line has become what nvidia titan cards are. Something you don't even consider buying

15. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Something you don't even consider buying" For you maybe, but not for everyone. A true note fan will still buy the phone , I know I can't wait.

9. strawberry

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

even with $2000 price tag, samsung fans will buy as it’s a Note series

17. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Nah. I've had every Note since the Note 2, but that would be a pass for me. It's not even that I couldn't afford it either. It's a matter of value. You could get phones that are 95% as capable for a 40% of the price at that point.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on the King.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The KING is getting closer. Husband got a s10+ this weekend and I have been playing with it, love it.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think the Note is gonna be killer.

25. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You say the same s**t about the same phone every year...why don't you just wait for the Note 12 because I'm sure it'll a killer king... You and sissy are the biggest dick riders out of anybody else here

16. Orion78

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

My next phone.

18. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

No more Note line for me. I really don't use the spen and i'll settle for 0.3 less display inch. The only reason i bought my note 5 was for a 0.2" increase. I just can't stand the idea of a pen inside my phone that i don't use. Its like wasted space, wasted material. S11 Pro is surely my next device. No question. Unless huawei really surprise me with the P40 Pro and make me favor it over S11 Pro.

26. BuffaloSouce unregistered

What the f**k is a S11Pro or are you one of those people just make things up?

23. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

i can't decide between the yellow and green. Those are great colors. Probably not for the majority of people, but I love them.

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