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 inches
    3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI



37. deleon629 unregistered

Can someone please explain why almost no tech outlets will mention how much of that screen real estate is totally inaccessible to the S-Pen, due to the curved design...And why this is just something to overlook?

28. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Welp that settles it. I'm officially looking for a new primary device. No headphone Jack automatically disqualifies it from being a daily driver. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's an amazing device, but if you can't check every possible situation without a suitable solution (in this case if my bluetooth headset dies) then you are not daily driver material. I was looking forward to this phone too. Seems the V50 is the device to get. Sorry Samsung I love you, but with this move on my beloved Note line, you've been relegated to second place.

34. pimpin83z

Posts: 651; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...(in this case if my bluetooth headset dies)..." Your current headset or the Buds that'll be a preorder freebie? Also, the battery should be more than enough to get you though the day to where you could use the Type C headset that comes with the phone.

26. oldskool50 unregistered

For me I still use both wired and wireless headphones. Sometimes I forget to charge my wireless ones and I have 2 pair, so that if I forget one, the other is charged. But sometimes I forget both. When I go riding, I wear my wireless ones and if they run out of juice on a long ride, I have my wired ones with me as backup. I usually wear my wired headphones when I ride in the city, because bumps eventually shake buds out my ears. Wired buds even if they pop out, won't fall to the ground since it has a cord. Once I am out the city on a bike path, then I switch to my Buds or PowerBeats 3. Having the versatility to be is a bonus. I know the Jack will go at some point. But it doesn't have too. Also there is a smaller jack they could use. If they drop the jack there is nothing we can do except complain. But unlike Apple fans, when Samaung dows something we dont like, we stop buying. The S6 had low sales do to the fact Samsung dropped the SdCard and water resistance that the S5 had. The S6 as nice as it was, had low sales. As soon as the S7 brought both back those things, the S7 sold very well and better than the S6 did. Apple fans suck it up and get mad and still buy like a bunch of mindless zombie. If any. rand of phone drops a feature that is important enough for me, I won't buy it. As much as I love the iPhone, Apple pulling 32bit app support where I could no longer install older apps on new iPhone was a significant problem for me and my work. I can live without the jack. But I see no reason to remove it.

25. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

For a phone aimed at so called ‘enthusiasts’ I can’t see why a headphone jack would be necessary. Us enthusiasts moved to Bluetooth headphones years ago.

22. monoke

Posts: 1213; 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 unregistered

All Xperia phones are ugly, regardless of year.

33. pimpin83z

Posts: 651; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

1. The Note had had a rectangular design since the 3. 2. The Xperia still has big @$$ bezels. Do your research before commenting, playa.

36. rocker91

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

It's just the Samsung fan boys thing. Now they are okay with absence of headphone jack which they been trolling everyone from Apple to one plus until a couple of weeks back. They are okay with punch hole too wait until Samsung launch phones without punch hole they will call it ugly or so as probably Apple and cheaper phones will continue to have those in their phones

16. alanrock

Posts: 344; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

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

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1329; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

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

20. User123456789 unregistered

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

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; 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: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

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

21. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; 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: 2198; 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: 4421; 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: 2198; 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: 4421; 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: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes, it is difficult dealing with you.

35. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; 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: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

10. dmdzordilla

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 31, 2018

Heart rate monitor is ditched?

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 651; 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.

5. LawnBoy

Posts: 204; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

2019......RIP Note Series

7. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO RIP , not even close. Best of 2019

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014


9. pimpin83z

Posts: 651; 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: 82; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

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

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; 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..

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