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