Live Galaxy Note 10+ photos show no headphone jack, corroborate dimensions

Live Galaxy Note 10+ photos show no headphone jack, corroborate dimensions
Less than 24 hours after official press renders of the Galaxy Note 10+ appeared online, live photos of the flagship which corroborate everything previously seen have now been published by the FCC (via XDA Developers).

Noticeably larger display but barely any difference in size 


Looking at the front of Samsung’s next-gen flagship, today’s photos don’t really showcase anything new. That’s partially because the unit pictured has its display turned off, therefore, making certain design elements hard to see, but primarily because previous leaks have essentially revealed all that there is to know about the Galaxy Note 10’s design.

According to reports, Samsung is fitting the bigger Galaxy Note 10+ with a huge 6.75-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. Today’s FCC filing doesn’t confirm the resolution of this panel but it does corroborate the presence of extremely thin bezels. Curiously, though, the dimensions of the display don’t exactly match up.

As shown by one of the photos, the FCC’s measurements point towards a large display with a diagonal of 170.1mm. This is the equivalent of 6.7-inches and essentially means the screen on the Galaxy Note 10+ is 0.05-inches smaller than first expected. Naturally, it’s possible the FCC’s measurements are off by around 1mm but considering the regulatory agency’s strictness, this seems extremely unlikely. As such, the Galaxy Note 10+ will probably carry the same size display as the Galaxy S10 5G.

Last year’s Galaxy Note 9, as some of you may remember, features a noticeable smaller 6.4-inch display. However, thanks to Samsung’s efforts to reduce the size of bezels, the Galaxy Note 10+ is actually not that much bigger. In fact, measuring in at 162.5 x 77.6mm, the flagship is just 0.6mm taller and 1.2mm wider than its predecessor.

Lots of cameras on the back


If we take a look at the other images of the flagship, perhaps the most noticeable design element is the redesigned camera setup on the back. For the past couple of generations, Samsung has selected a horizontal layout for its Galaxy Note flagships but this year the company is replacing it with a new vertical setup in the top-left corner.

As revealed previously, the main camera module will contain a total of three sensors. There will reportedly be a primary 12-megapixel snapper paired with a new three-stage variable aperture lens, a 16-megapixel super-wide-angle camera, and another 12-megapixel sensor paired with a telephoto zoom lens that supports 2x optical zoom.

Towards the right side of these sits a separate column of components. Here, Samsung has seemingly implemented an LED flash and an extra Time-of-Flight sensor that should improve portrait photography and also help with AR content.

The headphone jack definitely isn't there


Like most other flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Note 10+ features an aluminum frame. The left side of this houses the company's usual volume rocker but, rather than pairing it with a dedicated Bixby button, Samsung has now ditched the unpopular feature entirely and replaced it with the power key, therefore freeing up the right of the device in the process.

Speaking of ditching things, another feature being removed on the Galaxy Note 10+ is the noticeably more popular 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung has stayed loyal to the port over the years despite other industry leaders shying away from it, but it now seems as though the South Korean giant can no longer justify its presence.

Completing the external setup of the Galaxy Note 10+ is a USB-C port along the bottom and a speaker next to it. Samsung’s trademark S Pen is also present, although the upgrades that are planned for this year aren’t yet clear.

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Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB
  • Battery 4170 mAh

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37 Comments

1. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Again, as long as it comes with Galaxy Buds as a preorder freebie or they battery is bangin enough to provide true all day use for me to be able to use wired headphones in the Type C port, I don't care if the headphone jack is gone.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am not to happy about it, I use my headphone Jack alot still so, something I will have to get use to.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Brains have definitely met beauty with the Note 10. This is the best designed phone since the iPhone 4 period! What Samsung has done design wise is a work of art, the squareish body with curved glass and camera placement look amazing. I know people are going to knock them for removing the headphone jack but honestly I don't see alot of people using it any more and most have moved to Bluetooth anyway since Bluetooth has gotten so good now days. I use my galaxy buds everyday and I have to say they are good and will have you forgetting about the headphone jack plus how else is Samsung going to get everyone on their buds if the jack is still there? At least they give you a free pair to get you on the kool-aid with no risk of passing out after you tip the cup to your lips! And to be able to charge them right there on the back of the phone makes them a super convenient companion to have. Pre-order purchase for me as this beauty and beast will hands down be the best phone of the year looks and performance wise hands down..

4. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Too bad part of the screen is missing. Of course none of these companies consider it when they claim their phones have % screen to body ... For example, the usable portion of s10+ screen ( no hole, no edges) has 5cm2 less than a same diagonal/ratio flat screen without hole.

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

A very small part of the screen is missing.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree I will be preordering this year, I usually wait to pickup once best buy has them.

14. iloveapps

Posts: 715; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Is preorder a thing in Samsung? Its always been like two months then Samsung makes a drop of their prices due to poor flagship sales.

19. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Samsung is the android brand that sell more flagships. If Apple had an iphone 10c ( something like Pixel 3a), sales of Xs would not be even half.

5. LawnBoy

Posts: 154; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

2019......RIP Note Series

7. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO RIP , not even close. Best of 2019

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Exactly!

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I wish we could say 2019.....RIP uneducated comments but you're proof that that won't happen.

24. Youngquenga41

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Weren't you fools saying the same thing two years ago?

10. dmdzordilla

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

Heart rate monitor is ditched?

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

The phone still hasn't been announced so we'll see. Or look to see if the S10 has one.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sucks the jack is gone but the fact that I rarely plug into charge anymore means the usbc takeover for headphones will work fine when I need a wired pair which rumors are spreading will be an improved noise cancelling series in the box. 95% of the time I'm using my Galaxy Buds anyway.

15. iloveapps

Posts: 715; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Did you comment that when apple removes the jack? Bet no stupid.

21. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No because iPhone didn't wirelessly charge and you had to be a wall hugger in order to get through your day and have a pocket full of dongles. Some companies like Apple move forward at the expense of user experience, others actually care about their customers. You can evaluate who the stupid one is but pretty sure you see her in the mirror.

23. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

How does having wireless charging get Samsung off the hook for having no headphone jack on the Note 10? Your reply makes no sense.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because the usbc port is 100% free for headphones instead of wired charging. You can't be that dense? Can you? Nevermind. I know the answer.

30. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So then a dongle will be needed to use headphones that have they typical connector. And you’re still tethered to the device. So yeah, you’re dense.

31. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's not necessary, that's a choice. However if you use wired headphones with an iPhone 7 and need to charge, you're using a dongle like an animal. It's hard to deal with people with zero common sense.

32. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes, it is difficult dealing with you.

35. cmdacos

Posts: 3969; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's weak. Just admit you lost this one because you don't understand technology in the slightest.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That's exactly how I feel. Galaxy Buds are so good that I rarely use the wired headphones.

13. OneLove123

Posts: 881; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I’ll wait for the 5G to come to T-Mobile.

20. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Rumors say only for Verizon. In case you live in USA.

16. alanrock

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Handsome Jack is also gone forever ... too bad, so sad.

22. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

2016 : Xperia xz. Ugh. So boxy, so square, so dated. Looks uncomfortable. 2019 : Note 10. Wow. So sleek, sharp sexy corners. So professional. Best design yet.

27. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

All Xperia phones are ugly, regardless of year.

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