Full Note 10/10+ specs leak outs new S Pen features, colors, and battery capacities

Full Note 10/10+ specs leak outs new S Pen features, colors, and battery capacities
Well, well, well, unlike their design, so far we've been having educated guesswork on the Note 10 and its larger 10+ sibling's specs, but a new report from a source that has been right in the past, comes to fill in the blanks.

Armed with insider, the Techmaniacs holler from Greece to tip the final list of the Note 10's specifications. The battery capacity of the alleged smaller 6.3" model is a bit of a letdown, but Samsung will compensate with a 1080p display resolution, so battery life should be commensurate with the one of the larger, 6.8" version. 

We'll spare you the introductory piecemeal comments, and have made a convenient comparison table for the TL;DR crowd, as there is just too much new info to wrap our heads around here:

New Note 10 and 10+ features

The last few options merit a bit more explanation. Apparently, the new and improved S-Pen on the Note 10 will have more hovering Air Command options than before. You will, for example, allegedly be able to swap photos without touching the screen in the Gallery. 

Other cool new features include the S Pen making a highlighter sound when you, well, highlight, in line with its new sound-emitting capabilities. That jibes with a recent tip by a Samsung exec who had a few good words to say about the new S Pen: "The S-pen in the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 scheduled to be launched in August will show a much improved performance." There you have it.

As to what new features will the ToF sensor on the back bring, we recently learned that Samsung is actually planning to make the time-of-flight sensors mainstream for its phones, starting with the Note 10 in August. It is so bent on employing the camera technology going forward, say industry sources, that it has allegedly secured a second supplier of ToF sensors just to be on the safe side. The main supplier is expected to ramp up in the August-September period, or just around the initial Note 10 sales push.

Samsung's ToF camera sensor may have debuted with the most souped-up Galaxy S10 model in a mid-February Unpacked event, but the Note 10 is next in line with more such sensors, that may actually trickle down to the midrange A-series, too, tip insiders. There was a rumor that Samsung will employ a quad-camera setup on the back of the Note 10+ that is similar in specs to the one in S10 5G, but at the front there will be a true ToF sensor instead of the RGB depth one on the S10 5G. Unfortunately, barring some clever hiding trickery, the leaked design renders show only a single selfie camera at the front, so we'll have to wait and see if and how a front ToF would pan out.

Sadly for those who loved it (anyone out there?), the dedicated Bixby button will be gone on the Note 10, as it is on the new A-series. You will be able to replicate its action with the home button, though, so no harm, no foul. All in all, the smaller Note 10 is shaping up to be as exciting as the larger Note 10+, as Samsung has seemingly made a good tradeoff in specs in order to achieve a smaller footprint, so we can't wait to get our grubby mitts all over this puppy.

Related phones

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 256GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh



1. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Should be QHD and 4K.

10. QuantumRazer

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

4K would be pointless on a 6.8 inch display. I'd rather have better battery life.

20. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

You have a phone that does 4K HDR 60fps, you prefer to take time to mirror on tv than watching 1s after you made it. If Samsung was the #1 4K, I am sure nobody would say that. Same way the QHD was called stupid when Vivo and LG started to use.

36. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 776; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No. Sony has been doing 4K for years. No one cares and no one is following because they realize how pointless it is at this time.

55. AlienKiss

Posts: 314; Member since: May 21, 2019

Ever heard of VR? That's why Sony did 4K. Because you need a high DPI density to have a high quality VR. Welcome to the present grandpa! In a few years everyone will be using 4K on their smartphones, just like waterproofing, 2K etc. Even I who use a Samsung admit that. Keep the hate for yourself or huawei :))

59. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 776; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No one's hating. I'm just speaking the truth. I'm not saying 4K won't have an application later on down the road. I'm just saying that if it mattered now, every company would be doing it.

41. oldskool50 unregistered

So then you drop the resolutions down. Doesn't mean it can't be 4K as an option. Right? And how bad you think the battery life is gonna be? My device last 1.5 days on a single charge with QHD+ resolution on all the time. I rarely ever lower it, because it is pointless. iPhone's have terrible battery-life when you consider how less features that have and a processor that isn't as busy as an Android one.

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2512; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I would imagine the main reason against offering this would be the price. If the choice is between offering 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage or having a 4K screen, I think people would choose the former. Not to mention production yields. Sony sells a fraction of the devices that Samsung sells with the Note. It might be that 4K screens of that size also take longer to produce.

45. Be_Mine unregistered

4K is a bit overkill even on a 13 and 15 Inches Laptops. So, it is a bit pointless to have it on a 6+ Inches devices. Increasing the Refresh rate seems more like the better choice. Maybe, when battery technology make a huge improvement. OEMs can all start using it on their phones just for sake of having it.

2. Foxgabanna unregistered

Damn so if i want better battery life, I gotta pay for a +? Sheesh

7. Dbosss unregistered

Wat qn is this... bigger mobile has obviously the bigger battery!

11. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

6.3" 19:9 must be very similar area of 6" 16:9 ... With 3500 mAh and 1080p, it will easily last a lot. As much as devices like XA2 Ultra, A7 2018

17. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

1080p with 3500mah may result in better battery life than QHD with 4000mah.

47. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Not really. My Note 8 (set the screen in 1080p) with 6.4 inch display and 3300 mah lasts no more than 3 and half hours of screen time.

3. LawnBoy

Posts: 204; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Regular Note it is. The plus and every other phone out there is too damn big

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This.. I think If I ever considered a note, this has to be it but I'm more of a pixel guy so..

4. Xavier1415

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

im sooo getting the Note 10 Plus

15. QuantumRazer

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

I wish I could but it's way too big for my hands and the camera setup doesn't impress me..

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Me too, plus version is my go to. Especially as it's supposed to be the same size as the s10+

42. oldskool50 unregistered

The S10+ doesn't fell big at all. But I think because the design is sleeker and more curved vs the Note, the S10+ feels smaller. But the Note 10+ may actually feel a bit bigger i think. Even though to me the Note 8 and 9 fell alot like the Note 7, You can certainly feel and the the difference in size.

5. SugitPupillam

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2019

I've come to the sad realization that the gn10 won't be getting the 5x optical zoom. I would have still purchased the 10 + with a 3X optical zoom. Unfortunately, it seems like they are only sticking with the 2x optical zoom and that isn't enough to get me to cough up 1200 and some change. At least I will get to save three or four hundred dollars by getting the OnePlus 7 Pro so there's that.

12. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

3x means 78mm. This would require Samsung to go from 1/3.4" to 1/4" .... Even worse sensor.

6. djinn911

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

If the regular Note 10 costs 1000 Eur\$ and it comes with a FHD display, I would be really disappointed. Also the fact that it has only 3500 mAH battery. From what I see, the plus version should be starting at 1000 whereas the regular should go for 800-850

9. Dbosss unregistered

Agree to that! Ders no fukcin logic tat it has 1080p and it costs 1000$. I think the leak is wrong abt that

13. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Iphone costs more than 1000, with 1080p and much smaller batery.

16. QuantumRazer

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

It's 1242p display actually.

21. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

That can only play 1080p videos

14. NyWhovian

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 12, 2015

Getting ready to put my S10+ up for sell soon to prepare.

18. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Only FHD? Note 10 and 3500mAh rly in big screen?!

22. User123456789

Posts: 1345; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Different ratios make screen smaller. 6.3" 19:9 is not same size of 6.3" 16:9 .... It is smaller. Much closer to 6" 16:9

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