Note 10 ends the iPhone XS design exclusivity in the premium segment

Before Samsung's introductory promo video above, we thought that the Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ sport Gorilla Glass 6 on aluminum action, but right around the 15 seconds mark, Samsung casually mentions they are built on a stainless steel frame. 

You might have missed it in the press release and subsequent hands-ons simply because Samsung doesn't make a big fuss about it, just nonchalantly confirms the uberpremium status of the Note 10's design. 

The other cool phone we can think of that carries a stainless-steel-on-glass design is the Nokia 8 Sirocco but Nokia still has some eating to do until it occupies the top of the smartphones' food chain.

If you recall, Apple was adamant to explain that the XS and XS Max are built around the tougher and more durable stainless steel instead of the usual aluminum alloy frame, and Samsung is now getting in on the steel action, too. 

The official introductory video also runs the gamut of the new or improved features of Android's finest, so be sure to check it out in its entirety.

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 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh
iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)



1. twens

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16. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

iPhone XS is still the most beautiful phone ever

17. wickedwilly

Posts: 747; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

How, just the huge notch puts it out of the running in the looks department?

18. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 391; Member since: Apr 12, 2015


19. sissy246

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2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

So what?

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I know, right! Samsung's Gear watches have been stainless steel for years as well, and they don't have aluminum watches. No big fuss, all watches should be stainless steel. Oh, wait but Apple has made a market out of making cheaper aluminum smart watches. Apple even charges extra for stainless steel cased Apple watches. Apple has a good scam going on there.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They didn't make a big deal out of it because they didn't have a phone bending issue that it avoids.

6. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Yeah they didn’t mention FOLD and Bixby too.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Look! Up in the sky! It's a turd. It's insane. It's...Deflector! They also didn't mention producing the best smartphones in the world for the past five years, but that could be because it's common knowledge.

11. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lol that gave me a good laugh. Deflector could for sure be a satirical superhero. lmao

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1262; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

So what? My LG V10 has stainless steel way before they iPhone did. Ya'll forgot?

7. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

What’s LG?

12. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

the V10 and V20 were sooooo intriguing to me. I was a poor recent college grad and couldn't afford them though :(

5. saifuddinadnan

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 12, 2019

sony xperia z5 premium had the stainless steel way everyone else.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Motorola RAZR had a stainless steel frame WAY back.

10. CableTelcontar

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

The talking drum used in my ancestor's village also had a steel rim. Since we are talking about waaaay back

13. Whitedot

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Its just a piece of steel worth a dollar. I don't get it what is so enriching about it.

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 1771; Member since: May 17, 2017

It’s heavier than aluminum, so that’s cool, I guess.

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