Galaxy Note 10 best feature? Even the base model will have 256GB of storage

Galaxy Note 10 best feature? Even the base model will have 256GB of storage
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is coming and it will arrive in two flavors, a regular Galaxy Note model and a "Pro" slash "Plus" model (leaks argue over the named). The two phones will be packed with features and will boast a brand new styling with a beautiful color gradient, a discreet center punch-hole design for the front camera, and almost invisible bezels. But the best thing about this phone is just how future-proof it will be and taking care of that is not only the fast, Snapdragon 855 processor, but also for the first time on a Samsung phone, 256GB of storage in even the base model.

And to think that just three years ago some companies like Apple offered their base flagship phone with a measly 16GB of on-board storage is really shocking in hindsight.

Is 256GB overkill? Maybe a bit, but if you consider that people stick to their phones for much longer these days (many people change phone once every three years), and how photos, videos, games and what not will just pile up after a year or two... it might actually be the most reasonable decision that a phone maker has made recently.

Samsung is also expected to keep the microSD memory expansion slot, so you can further add to this ample storage allowance, but unfortunately, rumors say that the Note 10 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

With overall better design, faster chips and more storage, the Note 10 will be one premium flagship. The prices for it have just recently leaked and rumors say they will be the following:

  • Galaxy Note 10 base model, 256GB storage: $1,000
  • Galaxy Note 10, 512GB storage: $1,150

Keep in mind that so far, leaks have only specified that the Germany-bound Note 10 specifically will have 256GB storage in the base version, and we are not sure whether Samsung will deliver the same model globally, but that's what we do expect and hope for.

Are you excited about the upcoming Note 10? Are you planning on getting one?


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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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18 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

When's the last time PA did a poll on how much storage people actually use? Even amongst the tech geeks, I would be very surprised if that many people used anywhere near that much storage on their device.

3. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Agreed. Sure, there are people who use this much storage on their phones, but they represent such a small portion of the overall users that I don't see a reason for this to be the base. It would be great if I could pay less for a 64GB version since that's more than what I need anyway.

5. marinebio444

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2016

Storage is getting cheaper and cheaper, so the jump down from 256 to 64 wouldn't be much at all in terms of price. Hell, I can get a 1TB NVME solid state drive for less than $100 now. Trust me, the increase in storage space is not costing us much of anything.

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I get that, but companies routinely charge $50-150 to bump the storage up to the next step. It doesn't cost them much, but they charge us way more. If they can do that, I should be able to pay the same amount less for a smaller capacity in theory.

11. marinebio444

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2016

That's marketing. They're banking on people not caring about the price of storage, so they'd mark up the higher storage model for increased margins.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

140G used currently for me

15. Mike88

Posts: 227; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

My iPhone X was 256 gb and I was able to feel around 168gb in an year so I had to buy a 512gb iPhone XS to make space for my existing data and the new data I'll generate while using it this year. At least 256 gb memory is really important in 2019.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 881; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Snapping that up

4. Tipus

Posts: 819; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You can't call it best feature. For Note series storage was never a problem. It's for the phones with no sd card slot :)

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Exactly fingers crossed Sammy never remove SD card slot :(

7. vgking9699

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

The 5g model of the galaxy s10 already doesn’t have a sd card slot and neither does the galaxy fold

14. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

vgking9699 - Yes but at least the Note series have the SD card slot so im guessing S11 series will aswell apart from the expensive model. pimpin83z - and they brought it back to S7 edge due to fans not liking it and complaining. Samsung at least listen more compared to others.

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

You mean again, cause they talked it from the 2015 S & Note models.

12. Vogue1985

Posts: 415; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Considering how big updates are becoming ,and alot of the major apps are becoming data mongers,256 is a nice amount. Kicks competition in the face,who are still have offering 64gb as base storage option on a premium item

13. pogba

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 13, 2018

It makes a lot of sense for a 1k dollar device.

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Makes sense. Both my XS Max and P30 Pro are 256GB, and I am filling them up with a lot of high quality music, pictures and 60FPS videos.

17. talon95

Posts: 990; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Currently using 160 gig of 365 total.

18. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

How exactly is 256GB overkill? Phones tend to be factory set to take the highest resolution photo. Those files are larger considering many never deleted them. Apps are large too. Some games take over 3GB now. Then these phones record in 4K, which also makes big files. And having your media library on the device, so you don't have to pay and arm and a leg for unlimited data, wasting it on streaming your own music. Then when you consider many use the Note as a business tool, notes, PDF, and so much more. Don't be jealous Samsung is setting the storage bar, while others cheap out and charge you more for a phone with less. So now when you compare the Note 10 to the next whatever, now you can consider the Note, not a phone on this planet, match its specs. Not even the Galaxy S.

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