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Hot on the heels of yesterday's Note 10 specs leak
hollering from Greece, today comes a confirmation from another trusted source, Roland Quandt, whose insiders reiterate
that the 6.3" phone
will come with a 1080p display.
We actually welcome this decision, as the display's pixel
density and sharpness to the eye of the beholder will be enough, all the while 1080p phones last 20-30% more than 1440p phones on a charge when normalized for the battery capacity. Thus, the Note 10 will most likely have the same battery life as the 10+ with its 4300 mAh battery, and we can move on to analyze the finer points of the specs sheet.
While the rest of the specifications in Roland's report have been previously leaked, the only missing piece of the puzzle - the actual Note 10 dimensions - have us salivating now. How about 5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm)? To put these raw numbers in perspective, the Note 10 will be the most compact true flagship out there (what, 1080p phones can't be flagships you say?), how's that for a hyperbole.
Our cold, hard calculations returned 91% screen-to-body ratio which is a record among brand-name phones in our database. It turns out that all those rumors how Samsung has managed to significantly shrink the top bezel of the Note 10 are turning out to be true. The Note 10 is, in fact, smaller than the already compact LG G8
or Honor 20 Pro
, all the while it has a larger display.
Here we arrive at the kicker - the Galaxy Note 10 will be negligibly larger than the Galaxy S10
and will compensate for that with a bigger display, increasingly blurring the range of what's possible in "all-screen" designs.
What's even better, this most humble for the screen diagonal footprint comes courtesy of a narrow body, in addition to the shaved-off top bezel, so the Note 10 is shaping up to be the perfect fit in your hand, as far as 6+ inchers go. What do you think?