Note 10+ hops on the subway, first live action leak ensues


We've seen plenty of CAD-based schematics, case-maker renders, and even official images of Samsung's upcoming Note 10 and 10+ so far, but real-life photos or even better, videos, have been few and far between.

Well, thanks to the requirement for connectivity testing in the underground tunnels where half of the city pours mornings and evenings to go to work - the subway - we now have what is purportedly a video of the Note 10+ used in the wild. 

Recorded on the sly by an "influencer" account called "Sunny Lin water bottle," apparently a fan of the local Sunny Lin celeb, it is showing someone running a video on the Note 10+ and messing around with the player's controls.

The side signage depicts the email address of a Samsung employee, and the phone is obviously a late engineering prototype with a flat screen in a testing "mule" disguise, but the unique mid-hole positioning of the front camera can't be mistaken, as well as the One UI interface below it. 

One thing is for sure - this thing is positively huge - and we hope that this will be just the prototype mule case talking here, as the actual dimensions of the Note 10+ - 6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches (162.3 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm) - are a tad humbler than those of the Galaxy S10 5G even.

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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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20 Comments

1. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

2 more days until the announcement. Can't wait!

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Damn.....if only it came with a flat screen

10. oldskool50 unregistered

The screen is flat. It just has curved sides. You can always get a Note 5 if not having rounded edges bothers you so much. For me the edge screen actually does make the device look an feel slightly smaller than it actually is, makes it very comfortable to hold and really makes it look more appealing an less boring.

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

the best smartphone design ever. cant wait for the galaxy S11 with N10 design but without the hole.

7. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

I read somewhere, that S11 will still have punch-hole, but noticeably smaller.

8. Fred3

Posts: 588; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

S11 will have the hole. It will be small like the Note 10 though

4. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Person using this phone like they've never held a smartphone in their life. Looks like a staged video. Either way, Wednesday can't come soon enough.

13. darkwintercloud

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

As if theres a "right way" of holding or using the phone, Steve Jobs.

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It'll looks much better, and much smoother if it's staged. Because that person will plan something beforehand.

6. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

In before "I can tell it's lagging" because of TouchWiz.

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

TouchWiz? Still stuck in 2016?

9. oldskool50 unregistered

This isn't a leak. It's obvious this was on purpose. You can also tell this was on purpose and its a pre-production model, with the guys email address on the sides of the phone. Let's get the hype train going. I'm not excited as I use to be, but I am looking forward to seeing what is next. Samsung's phone releases for me an the Unpacked evens haven't been as exciting since the Galaxy S6 and the Note 7. Every Unpacked since has been very, let's say boring. When you think about the fact this isn't even the 10th Note model, but actually the 9th model, it really kinda takes away the thunder. That an everything in this device for the most part is already in the S10, you really don't have much to look forward too.

11. oldskool50 unregistered

A leak is when you are trying to sneak early information out to the public. The guys email address shows he/she works for Samsung. If it was a leak, he/she would likely lose their job considering they can see exactly who this is in the video by the email address. This was most certainly done to get attention. As you can see, in Korea, no one else on train ever cares, They just se eit as a person using their phone on the train. Like anyone else....lol

12. iphart

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 17, 2018

Wow, that is one massive phone. Does not look like Note 10.

16. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 765; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's because it's not. It's the Note 10+ like the headline says.

23. AlienKiss

Posts: 280; Member since: May 21, 2019

Wow! Just shut up and take me money! I love that display. So glad to see that the corners are not excessively big!

24. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Ya Note 10 is so ugly that sammy would send in an apology letter soon....

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