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.

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


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.

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.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.8"
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB

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23 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1726; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The success of the S10e comes primarily from its size but also from its price. I can't see how Samsung can launch a compact and cheaper Note 10, it would not make sense just for a stylus as differentiator to the S10e.

9. oldskool50

Posts: 503; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

It's not gonna be cheaper. It's gonna be lower in cost vs the larger siblings. The starting price of a Note 10e would still be (and i'm guessing $999-$1050 for the base and as much as $1600 for the 5G/1TB option. The smaller Note will sell more do to its seemingly lower price. When in fact Samsung is basically doing what Apple is doing. You make the siblings more expensive, and drive most sells to the lower cost option. Now if Something was smart, they would make the Note 10e start at $899 for like 128GB, that way the 2 siblings could remain roughly what they cost now.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2252; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope they don’t price it as $1000 for the Note 10e and $1250 for the Note 10+, but part of me thinks they might so that they aren’t pricing it in the same ballpark as the S10. Would be a real shame though.

4. ReticentHamster

Posts: 150; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

This is my biggest concern when it comes to the Note10 this year. I've always loved these phones, but their prices have become prohibitive to me ever since the Note8. With the S10+ reaching $1000 this year, a $1200+ Note10 seems likely :C

3. ReticentHamster

Posts: 150; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Goodness, so many Flagships this year! (assuming this is true) It seems like it would be very odd to release a Note phone that's significantly smaller than an S phone, but maybe it's the shake up that they need. I think a flat screened Note10e with flagship specs and a 6.28" display would do great. They also have to make the S-pen even more valuable of an accessory to motivate a Note10 purchase over an S10. Whatever the case, I'm eying that 6.75" model, or whichever one ends up being the biggest. Better start saving up...

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This thing is going to be a monster!

10. oldskool50

Posts: 503; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

It already is and has been since 2010. Nothing has changed, but the exorbitant pricing.

14. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And the King of all phones. Can't what to get mine in white or yellow if those colors are available.

6. Nionx

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I want to update my Note 8. Bring on the Note 10 5G!!

7. mahima

Posts: 714; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Same here

8. oldskool50

Posts: 503; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

So we really need to make phones any bigger? The Note is now an almost 7" handheld tablet, without the girth of a tablet. I mean the Note 9 is big enough. I know a couple MM's aren't gonna be a huge deal. am sure they will gain at leats 1MM from making the bezels smaller. Waiting for the true King 10 Pin to show this fall. I'm already board with my Note 9 and wished I had just kept my Note 8. After the 10, I won't be buying a new phone for awhile. Gonna swing for the 1TB option. Even with 2 year upgrades, the phones just aren't gonna change much. Faster hardware yes, and maybe a new feature. But at today's prices, even with 24 months financing or using a credit card, they are simply to costly. Even if they are worth the price on some level to have basically a full computer in your pocket, the price is just too much. A smaller Note is a good idea. But I think a smaller Note at 5.8"-6.1" would be better.

18. LiveFaith

Posts: 348; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Yep, I am super stoked about a smaller Note. The thing has grown so long that it's unwieldy at times. I was hoping for a 5.8-6" option. Hopefully it's smaller than 6.4.

11. Guseinguliev

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

I think it would be right to release one note of 10 LTE and a folding note of fold 5G.

12. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Can't wait to see Huawei's mate 30

22. x88yunkw

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

i do wish huawei release smartphone with stylus too.

13. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

I'll be tempted to go back to Samsung if they release a smaller Note with a flat screen. I'd even be happy with it being 128GB and still running 4G LTE because I'm not some dope jumping on the 5G bandwagon right now since it most likely won't be widely available for another year or 2. Also, if I want more storage I'll buy an SD card

15. CEDEOTB

Posts: 342; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I could see the N10e having maybe a dumbed down stylus, three camera's (periscope zoom on the flagship), flat lower res screen, and side mounted fingerprint scanner again.

19. rkoforever90

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Don't think so. It will have features as much as the regular galaxy s10. The larger phone may have better optics and some additional features

23. x88yunkw

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

the S Pen features of Note 5 are more than enough, and i confirmed Samsung wont downgrade their S pen quality. a 5.5 to 6 inches full HD is more than enough also. Please Samsung... a bigger battery and faster charger are mandatory.

16. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I’ll take that 1tb Note 10

17. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2118; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung is making a grave mistake on pricing their high end product near $1300-$1500. Of course the 10e’s will outsell their higher end Note 10. I see the strategy, but this won’t be effective on selling their more expensive unit. I see the 10e taking away S10+ sales. Essentially they will add a stylus to a S10+ and call it a 10e and slap $1000 sticker on it.

20. oldskool50

Posts: 503; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

I seriously doubt, Samsung will ever merge the S and Note series. The Note is designed for a specific group of people. It's attraction is to people who use ot use Palm, Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices. Samsung has not ever look for the Note to have as high of sales as the S. It is a niche product , not meant for everyday consumers. It is a business phone or for people who need advanced capabilities, where using a stylus is better suited. It's not a toy, like you are use to using.

21. x88yunkw

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

i have been waiting for years for samsung to release smaller Note series. Good Move Samsung. Samsung Note 10e could be my next smartphone.

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