The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could arrive this August with one huge change

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could arrive this August with one huge change
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information

The Galaxy S10 series was released less than three weeks ago but that isn’t stopping rumors about Samsung’s next flagship. And today, a new report by ET News suggests the Galaxy Note 10 could introduce one big change.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might skip all physical buttons


As many of you will remember, a couple of years back Samsung replaced its iconic physical home button with a digital alternative. This move was met with a bit of backlash initially but was ultimately welcomed because it allowed for larger displays, thus paving the way for the Infinity-O panels found on the Galaxy S10 lineup.

Like most other smartphones, though, Samsung’s devices continue to feature physical power keys and volume rockers. In fact, certain models even include dedicated Bixby buttons. But today’s report suggests these too could be replaced with digital alternatives on the Galaxy Note 10.

Details remain scarce at the minute, but Samsung is said to be researching “keyless” touch-sensitive modules that can be embedded within smartphone frames. These remove the need for any physical buttons and result in a “buttonless” design, which is apparently Samsung’s next smartphone design goal.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information

According to the information, one of the first devices to feature this new design will be the Galaxy Note 10. However, it’s claimed that certain mid-range devices will eventually take advantage of the tech too. 

The removal of all physical keys from Samsung’s next flagship would represent a massive change, and probably one the company wouldn’t take lightly. As a result, it’s worth taking this piece of information with a grain of salt. 

As many as four cameras and possibly an upgraded processor


Elsewhere in the design department, a separate report released earlier today suggests the Galaxy Note 10 will resemble the concept renders PhoneArena created earlier this month. Up front, The Investor expects a pill-shaped cutout which is home to two front-facing cameras, while on the rear it anticipates a total of four cameras aligned horizontally.

Presumably, the Galaxy Note 10 will borrow the Galaxy S10 5G’s cameras. If this happens, the upcoming flagship should come equipped with a main 12-megapixel variable aperture camera paired with a second 12-megapixel telephoto alternative. The Galaxy Note 10 should also feature a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with a wide-angle lens and a Time-of-Flight sensor that will help with depth sensing for bokeh images and AR content. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept render based on leaked information

This particular report didn’t provide any further details about the Galaxy Note 10, but one previous rumor did point towards an improved processor inside Samsung’s next-gen flagship, more specifically the Exynos 9825.

At the moment, there are very few details about this upcoming chip, but it was claimed that it could be built on Samsung’s 7-nanometer manufacturing process. This means that the chip could be both more powerful and more efficient than the Exynos 9820, which can be found inside the Galaxy S10 lineup is built on an 8-nanometer process.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release date and availability


Like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy Note 9, today’s second report expects Samsung to announce the Galaxy Note 10 in August. As is often the case, pre-orders of the smartphone should commence immediately after the event prior to a release later on in the month or in early September.

As per usual, there should be a number of storage configurations available to consumers. But with 5G now becoming increasingly important for Samsung, a special 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 10 seems likely – recent code suggested such a model was on the way.

This particular version will probably go on sale at a later date, although consumers shouldn’t have to wait too long. After all, by then most major carriers will have 5G networks up and running in certain parts of the US and other global markets.

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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20 Comments

1. strawberry

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

big change like no earphone jack?

5. libra89

Posts: 2206; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hopefully they wouldn't do that.

17. vgking9699

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Mostly likely, it’s already noted that the 5G s10 doesn’t have a headphone jack and also no sd card either

2. pimpin83z

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

This is not going to happen. Never in the history of Note-dom has the Note launched with a drastic change from the S model that preceded it. Upgrades yes, but not physical changes.

14. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I would argue the Galaxy S5 looks a lot different than the Note 4.

18. Subie

Posts: 2269; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yet both s5 and Note 4 had removable backs and batteries.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

And yet the Note 4 had the better processor (805 vs 801), more RAM (3 GB vs 2GB), a better screen (QHD vs 1080p), a better camera (with OIS and Sony sensor), and the software ability to have dualscreen apps. The Note 4 was like a totally different beast than the Galaxy S5.

3. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

samsung still uses quick charge 2. They need to upgrade chargers. ı expect quick charge 4 devices next year.

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 333; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I'd like to see a less curve on the sides of the screen. Throw in UFS 3.0, 4500mah battery, Periscope Telephoto Lens, LPDDR5 Ram, The signature stylus and everything the S10+ is and they got a winner.

6. LawnBoy

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

X10 zoom and have the stylus come out of the top

7. Georgio

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I want 75 cameras on the note 10! 4 - 5 cameras are not enough

8. foreverNOOB

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Hmm, What about the HTC U12+, Vivo Apex 2 and Meizu Zero?? They are all designed with these same concept. Didn't they're deserve to be mentioned here in this article?

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1283; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Yes they do... typically this site does that with just apple stuff but this article is clearly missing the one who pioneered this already. but this is dumb... what are you going to do about cases??? rocking a phone without a case is just a way to squeeze money out of you.

12. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 620; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Use your imagination. There are many cases with button cutouts. It also wouldn't be incredibly difficult to put a material on the case over those touch sensitive areas that the charge of your finger could go through.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1283; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yes... they could create cases that cover just the corners or something... but to me that's limited. from a financial stand point i wouldn't want anyone to use a case if i was working for samsung

16. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 620; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Cases that just cover the corners? Did you even read anything I wrote?

11. pimpin83z

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

They don't compare.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get ready, here comes the King.

13. axc06j

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

getting ready to see what it brings to the table!

19. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could arrive this August with one huge change" Samsung listened to customers and added all the stuff that they removed over the years like IR-blaster, user-replaceable battery, notification-LED etc... All connectors finally professional grade (AKA gold-plated). Oh wait... I got it... the first phone costing over 2000 bucks!

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