Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will feature a quad rear camera, rumor says

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will feature a quad rear camera, rumor says
Samsung has already announced five high-end smartphones this year - Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G, and the super-expensive Galaxy Fold - but there's at least one other high-end handset that the company should introduce later in 2019. We're talking about a new Galaxy Note, which will succeed the Note 9 of 2018 and may - unsurprisingly - be called Galaxy Note 10.

The latest rumor concerning the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has it that this could feature no less than four rear cameras, up from two on the Note 9. This information comes from SamMobile (usually a reliable source), and, for now, it obviously cannot be confirmed. Anyway, assuming this detail is accurate, the Note 10 will not be the first high-end Samsung phone with a quad camera, as this honor belongs to the Galaxy S10 5G (pictured above).

On the Galaxy S10 5G, the quad rear camera is comprised of a 12 MP regular camera, a 12 MP telephoto one (for 2X optical zoom), a 16 MP wide-angle shooter, and a 3D Depth camera (useful for 3D scanning, Augmented Reality, or gesture control). Since the Galaxy S10 5G won't be released for at least a few more months, we don't know how well its camera performs. In any case, it's likely that the Note 10's quad camera will have a similar configuration, perhaps with some improvements.

The Galaxy Note 10 may have distinct 5G and 4G variants


Another interesting detail shared today about the Galaxy Note 10 is that one of its model numbers is SM-N975F. Traditionally, regular Galaxy Note phones had model numbers ending in 0: SM-N960 (Note 9), SM-N950 (Note 8), SM-N930 (Note 7), and so on. The existence of an SM-N975 could mean that this is a 5G variant of the Note 10, while there should also be a 4G-only version in the making, possibly with the model number SM-N970.

It makes a lot of sense for the Galaxy Note 10 to have both a 5G and a 4G version, as 5G networks are only beginning to light up this year, and it'll be a while before they can serve most of the US population. This is the reason why we have a distinct Galaxy S10 5G model, while the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ that are launching in the next few weeks are 4G-only handsets.

Other expected Note 10 features


Quad rear camera and 5G aside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 should bring plenty of other improvements over the Note 9, including a Snapdragon 855 processor (the same that's powering the S10 series in North America), up to 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage space, and an enhanced S Pen stylus. According to a recent rumor, the upcoming smartphone will sport a 6.75-inch display - the largest ever in the Note series. However, thanks to Samsung's new Infinity O displays that are already in use on the Galaxy S10 line, the Note 10 should have thinner bezels, thus it could be about the same size as the Note 9 (with its 6.4-inch screen). We won't be surprised if the Note 10 ends up looking a lot like the Galaxy S10 5G (seen below), which itself sports a 6.7-inch display.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price and release date expectations


Last year, the Galaxy Note 9 was announced and released in August, so we're guessing that August 2019 is when the next-generation Note will be launched. As for the new phone's price, this might be higher than ever. Samsung is currently asking a whopping $1,599 for the Galaxy S10+ with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage space, and it's very likely that the top-of-the-line Galaxy Note 10 model (which should offer the same insane amounts of RAM and storage space) will cost at least as much. Hopefully, though, Samsung will also have a Note 10 variant priced at $999.99 - to match the price of last year's Note 9 128 GB.

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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. LawnBoy

Posts: 189; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Only if they incorporate the 10x zoom function.

2. Nionx

Posts: 203; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

At last some news on the Samsung phone I actually want

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now we’re talking. Let’s get on to the best of 2019...5G Note 10, 12 gb of RAM, 1Tb of storage plus sd. Bruh, count me in.

4. Orion78

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

This is the phone I'm waiting for. Will the spen have a camera so no punch hole nonsense? We'll see.

5. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 144; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

How many cameras do you need?

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Nokia put five cameras on their Nokia 9 Pureview (not counting front) and so far I’ve seen a ton of praise for the camera system. (So much so that I myself have decided to make it my first Nokia device since the old school prepaid days.) So if you do it right, than I suppose you can have as many cameras as you want.

7. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

So far 1 camera from Google still trump them all.

15. JuanAndPedro

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 25, 2019

Xs Max captures more natural colors.

8. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The Note 10 should be 7" which would be Bigger than the S10+ 5G since the Note is the Top Samsung Phone in their Lineup. Also, it should be Only 5G instead of 4G & 5G.

16. Vogue1985

Posts: 459; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Exactly, there needs a differentiating factor between the Note and the Plus other than size and the spen. I want to seethe cameras 8 plus cameras lol, that new Nokia the Penta cameras is killing it. Currently using my Note I don't see the need to upgrade to S10 plus. However, looking at current prices I don't think ill afford Note 10 lol.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You guys mentioned in the article that the first Samsung phone to have a quad cam is the Galaxy S10 5G. Untrue, but I don't blame you for forgetting the unremarkable A9 2018.

10. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Can't wait to see the confirmed specs and models of the Magnificent Note 10. Still holding on to my Note 8. Skipped 9 to get 10 or 11.

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1064; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Make it 7in.

12. Meeya

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Wasn't the A9 the first Sammy device to have 4 rear Cams?

13. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It was. I mentioned it earlier.

14. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

I think Note 10 wil be as same as S10 plus 5G with more rectangle shape, improved camera and ofcourse.....with SPen Hey sammy...i have an advice..dont put punch hole camera in display, rather put a camera in S Pen for selfies

17. Chumley

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Honestly, with 3 different S10's the need for a Note is shrinking. With the exception of the pen what's the point? Samsung is caught here - as you guys pointed out, make it 7", more cameras, bigger battery, etc to distinguish it and it will be $1500+. There will certainly be those who want/need that but it really is a niche product at that point. If they rolled out an S10+ in the fall with a pen there would be zero need for a Note 10.

18. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

10x zoom,f1.9 wide,infinity o in the middle and gentleman we have a boner right here

19. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

might as well have an f'n notch with a pill that size... all off to the side and shiiii

20. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that the S10 5G is probably going to be a good look at what the Note 10 is going to be like.

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