The latest Galaxy Note 10 Pro leak just verified an important feature
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is expected to arrive later this year jampacked full of flagship features and specs. To many, however, the most important aspect of these phones will be their respective displays. Speaking of which, today one key detail has been verified.
A tall aspect ratio just like the Galaxy S10 series
Spotted first by the folks over at MobielKopen, an unreleased Samsung smartphone going by the model number SM-N976V recently became the subject of an HTML5test benchmark. These listings are pretty common as they allow developers to test certain browsers against others and, while they unfortunately don’t reveal much about the performance of the devices, they do corroborate certain display characteristics.
According to the listing, the display on the benchmarked smartphone sports a resolution of 412 x 869p. By today’s standards, these numbers are extremely low, but in actual fact, they represent a scaled-down version of the display’s true resolution. If the numbers are blown up, it can be determined that the smartphone actually boasts a resolution of 1440 x 3040p, the same number of pixels found on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs. Galaxy Note 9
Circling back to the model number mentioned above, it actually belongs to the Verizon-bound Galaxy Note 10 Pro 5G. Rumor has it this particular model will feature a huge 6.75-inch display, and thanks to the listed resolution, it seems likely that it’ll also adopt a 19:9 aspect ratio, just like the Galaxy S10.
Thinner bezels and a display hole are likely too
As seen previously with the jump from the Galaxy S9 to Galaxy S10, the taller resolution on the Galaxy Note 10 Pro suggests Samsung is aiming for significantly smaller bezels on the Note 10 series. This move shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Galaxy Note devices often follow in the Galaxy S lineup’s footsteps, but today’s benchmark listing does serve as the first piece of solid information which corroborates the rumors.
Moving away from the bezel situation, the expectation is that all Note 10 smartphones will also sport display holes. It’s unclear where on the panel these will be positioned, but a recent rumor suggested Samsung could move them to the center of the display, perhaps in a bid to better differentiate its next flagships from the Galaxy S10 series.
Out with the old bezels and in with the new ones
As you’d expect, these display holes are set to house the front-facing cameras on all devices. Details about these are quite scarce at the moment, but the expectation is that the Galaxy Note 10 will feature just one selfie snapper while the Note 10 Pro will gain a second depth sensor.
The Galaxy Note 10 series should feature multiple rear cameras
While on the topic of cameras, it’s also worth pointing out that the Galaxy Note 10 series is rumored to include multiple sensors over on the rear. Specifically, the regular Note 10 should borrow the Galaxy S10’s triple-camera layout while the Note 10 Pro may also gain access to the Galaxy S10 5G’s fourth sensor.
If this information is accurate, consumers can expect to find a 12-megapixel variable aperture camera on both devices alongside second 12-megapixel sensor that is coupled with a 2x telephoto zoom lens. Paired with all of this should also be a 16-megapixel camera, although this time the expectation is that it’ll arrive complete with a super-wide-angle lens. Lastly, the larger Galaxy Note 10 Pro will most likely feature a dedicated Time-of-Flight camera that should improve bokeh imagery and AR content by collecting depth information.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G