Galaxy Note 10 to one-up the iPhone XS Max with the largest ever display on a Note

Galaxy Note 10 to one-up the iPhone XS Max with the largest ever display on a Note
Out of nowhere for Samsung, its Note 9 member of the family that started the whole "phablet" category, is now with a smaller screen than Apple's largest iPhone XS Max, at least on paper. Apple advertises the 6.46" display as a 6.5-incher, while Note 9's 6.44" panel has to be listed as a 6.4-incher. Damn you, math laws for rounding up!

Samsung is determined to right this wrong, it seems and has placed orders to its display subsidiary for a 6.66" OLED display that will go into next year's Galaxy Note 10, reports Korean industry media today, citing insider sources.

The current 6.4" panel of the Note 9, on the other hand, would eventually make it into the largest member of the rumored Galaxy S10 trio of phones, the S10+, or whatever Samsung names it. The codename given to the handset by Samsung is tipped to be DaVinci, hinting at a start of its development, and some general idea what it will stand for, given that the name belongs to a famous artist.

Now, a 6.7" display may sound like an overkill and lead us to an enormous handset, but the Note 10 is also rumored to arrive without a 3.5mm audio jack, so there could be drastic design changes as well. Instead of planting a notch on top, and saying "look, Ma, a 6.7" panel," Samsung could slim the bezels even further, and end up with a Note 10 that is almost completely screen at the front. 

The manufacturer will most likely refrain from the notch-y way, too, as it is now one of the few major manufacturers whose phones stand out in a sea of unsightly top bezel protrusions. Samsung showed that stellar screen-to-body ratio can be achieved notch-less, with the flagships it released this year and could double down on this trend next year. In any case, we are excited that there will be a Note 10 at all, after the rumors that Samsung may be merging the Galaxy S and Note lines.

source: The Bell (translated)

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21 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Apples might be a hair bigger, but they cut a big ugly notch into it reducing usable screen space.

14. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

And because of notches it's now getting to the point where they should market their screens in terms of total square inches, instead of just corner to corner...

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I would really like a 7 inch Note.

3. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I think that would be an overkill. Already it's just too long.

4. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

For you.

6. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I agree completely

5. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I was given a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as an "incentive" at work, and I must say I love it but the screen is already big. Don't go any larger Sammy, I have pretty big hands and fingers and sometimes it's almost impossible to me to reach the top with one hand

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

It's a phone with an S-Pen. It's not intended for one-hand use. Also, there is a one-handed operation mode.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Introducing the Galaxy Dongle. Bye bye HPJ.

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

And remember the days when android mocking the non replaceable batteries, no headphone jack, and no sd storage. Soon they’ll get rid of them.

9. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well the non replaceable battery sucks but it is significantly less cost to replace then the fruit phones. Samsung is giving you 128 base so that softens the blow a little. Headphone jack will be very disappointing. Show me any phone and I will show you compromises. I guess time will tell if us Samsung users will be eating a turd sandwich like everyone else or if we can keep nibbling on the edges of it.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cut the excuses dude. Samsung is doing the very sht they mocked Apple for doing. GTFOH with those weak ass excuses. I still remember the Samsung commercial mocking Apple for moving the headphone jack to the bottom. Where is the headphone jack currently located on the Galaxy and Note line?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They did with SD, but got blasted so hard they brought it back. Soon I think they’ll abandon it.

15. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Like I said if they pull the headphone jack and the sd card we will be eating turd sandwiches like everyone else. Not sure how eating a turd sandwich can be construed as a good thing.

18. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

At least they did it with 32gb entry and a 64gb option. I remember the iPhone 6 that was available in 16, 64, and 128. 16 was too small, and instead of offering a reasonable 32, Apple was content with forcing you to 64 and gouging you in the process.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And in the process, the world kept spinning...didn’t it?

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Galaxy Note 10 to have the largest ever display on a Note" Fixed, cause i'm quite sure Samsung's not worrying about one upping Apple in display size. This was just another article to kiss Apples' ass.

16. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

No head phone jack rumor again. Time will tell. See what the S10 brings first.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Right now it is a rumor they will remove it. This rumor has been said about the note 8 the s8, s8+, s9, s9+ and the note 9.. I will beleave it when its closer to release time and there is concrete proof.

21. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

666 is the number of the beast. Are they trying to say this is going to be a beast of a phone?

22. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

OM flippin' G! Samsung, If you want to play the "mine is bigger" game, give us two options then. I've had 4 notes 1,2,4, & 5 and was laughed at during 1 & 2 at having a "HUGE" phone and you know what I've been perfectly happy w/ a 5.3-5.7in screen. Please listen and give me a 5.7 inch Note in a smaller body than my Note 5.

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