Samsung to launch not two, but four Galaxy Note 10 models in August

Samsung to launch not two, but four Galaxy Note 10 models in August
Samsung has already outlined its strategy for its next lineup of flagships – Galaxy Note 10, and it involves a lot more than just two phablets. Our most recent report concerning the Galaxy Note 10 series claimed Samsung plans to launch two models in Q3 2019, temporarily dubbed Note 10e and Note 10+.

The reason behind Samsung's decision to launch a smaller Galaxy Note 10 this year is probably related to the success of the Galaxy S10e. Samsung has yet to disclose any Galaxy S10 sales numbers, but we do know the volume of the units shipped in the first day of availability was 120% of the Galaxy S9.

Now, a new report coming from the South Korean media claims Samsung will launch not two, but four Galaxy Note 10 models. That's because the smartphone giant doesn't want to miss the 5G bandwagon and at least two Note 10 variants will include the new technology.

Along with this piece of information, the report contains some details about the Galaxy Note 10 configurations and the reason Samsung has decided to come out with at least four models rather than just one or two.

At least two different LTE models and with 5G support

The first thing mentioned in the report is that the two LTE-only Galaxy Note 10 models will boast 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch displays. They are not mentioned by names, but they might as well refer to them as Note 10e and Note 10+. These “cheaper” Galaxy Note 10 smartphones will have triple and quad camera setups, but there are no details about the battery.

A third Galaxy Note 10 model will feature 5G support and the specifications of the display and the rear camera “are almost the same as those of the LTE model,” sources familiar with Samsung's plan claim.

The fourth Galaxy Note 10 variant that isn't mentioned in the report could be the smaller Note 10e that popped up early this month, which is rumored to sport a 6.4-inch display. Apparently, all Note 10 models will include larger than 6-inch displays and the Note 10e should be the smaller of them all.

To summarize the latest rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 10, the South Korean company plans to launch two or three LTE models and one 5G variant, which will only be available in those markets that already benefit from 5G network coverage.

Based on these reports, it appears that Samsung will apply the same marketing strategy as it did with the Galaxy S10 lineup, but that's quite unusual for the Note family. While Samsung's Note series remain premium, we can't help but wonder what many fans of the phablets will think when they will be give the option to choose from multiple Note 10 variants with less than stellar specs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 availability and price

The report outed by the South Korean media earlier today mentions that industry source claim Samsung plans to unveil the new Galaxy Note 10 devices on August 8. Although we expect the smartphones to be available for pre-order shortly after the official announcement, they might not hit the shelves until late August.

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As far as prices go, there's little to no information about how much the Galaxy Note 10 will cost, but we don't expect these to go lower than $1,000. Considering that the cheapest Galaxy Note 9 was available for $1,000 and the most expensive $1,250, there's a high chance that the “lesser” Note 10 models will cost around the same amount.

The Galaxy Note 10 5G variant is an entirely different matter and while we're certain that it will be the most expensive of the four, the final price remains a mystery for now.

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