Crazy Galaxy Note 10 rumor suggests Samsung will do the unthinkable

Crazy Galaxy Note 10 rumor suggests Samsung will do the unthinkable
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro are shaping up to be nothing short of impressive. In fact, the flagships could potentially become the best smartphones of 2019. But according to a new rumor, Samsung might be about to disappoint its most loyal fans.

The Note 10 could say goodbye to the headphone jack


The headphone jack used to be a standard feature on all smartphones, no matter how cheap or expensive. But after Apple removed the port on the iPhone 7 almost three years ago, other manufacturers quickly began ditching it on their most expensive devices.

One by one, Google, Huawei, Sony, HTC, and more recently OnePlus all dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack. Throughout this entire process, though, Samsung has continued to please fans by including it on all recent flagships, even this year’s Galaxy S10 series. However, if today’s information is anything to go by, it seems the South Korean giant may finally be preparing to say goodbye. 

According to information shared with Android Police by sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack entirely. A reason for this decision was not provided, but it’ll likely help the company achieve the 3,400mAh and 4,500mAh battery capacities that have been rumored for each device. Also, on a related note, Samsung is said to be including a pair of USB-C headphones in the box.

Curiously, the removal of the headphone jack was first reported way back in October of 2018. But at the time, the decision was far from final because Samsung was still unsure about when to ax the port – it was reportedly choosing between removing it on the Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S11.

Physical buttons might soon be a thing of the past


According to the same source, Samsung’s plans for a sleek new design don’t stop at the headphone jack’s funeral. In fact, the South Korean giant will apparently be burying all physical buttons at the Galaxy Note 10’s announcement later this summer.

Replacing the Bixby, power, and volume keys we know today look set to be capacitive or pressure-sensitive alternatives. Concrete details are yet to be shared, but it seems as though Samsung will highlight the area with a raised ‘bump’ or a textured area. Alternatively, it may employ a combination of the two.

Once again, this design change has been reported once in the past with very little detail. Samsung was, however, said to be planning similar designs for its future mid-range devices.  The removal of all physical buttons from the next-gen flagships will probably surprise recent reports, but if recent reports are to be believed, Samsung won’t be alone because the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL might embrace the new buttonless trend too.

Two Galaxy Note 10 models – big and small


Corroborating previous information, the source also mentioned Samsung’s plans for two Galaxy Note 10 sizes this year rather than the usual one – the Galaxy Note 10 Pro should offer a 6.75-inch display while the standard model will settle for a 6.28-inch panel.

Per leaked information, the Galaxy Note 10 series will adopt an all-new front panel design that includes a single front-facing selfie camera placed inside a centered punch hole. This will very likely be paired with a totally redesigned rear that embraces a vertical camera layout in the top-left corner. The Galaxy Note 10 Pro is expected to feature a total of four cameras on the rear, all of which will be borrowed from the Galaxy S10 5G. The standard Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, may settle for a triple-camera layout inherited from the Galaxy S10+, although this is far from confirmed and Samsung may choose to include a fourth sensor too.

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro will probably be announced in early August at a standalone Samsung event. Pre-orders should commence immediately ahead of a release later that month.

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72 Comments

1. Godlymansean

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Uh oh.... Awkward..

2. Rocket

Posts: 636; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Dont do that stupid move Samsung! grr

3. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Nothing new as always ..... After s3 Samsung started a lot to copy instead of new stuff.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

To their credit, they have retained the port on all recent flagships. Other companies removed it two to three years ago but Samsung avoided the trend.

32. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 919; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Google did bring it back

64. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 589; Member since: May 26, 2011

Even if Samsung decides to actually remove these features, they may end up bringing them back. Just look at what happened when they removed the micro sd card slot from the S6 series and then brought it back for the S7 series and so on.

66. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Exactly they held out for so long And im hoping they bring it back like they did when they took out the SD card on the S6 edge and returned it into the S7. Samsung listens to their fans alot on forums So fingers crossed this wont be permanent. Just make the phone slightly thicker.

68. izim1

Posts: 1595; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

To their credit, this rumour has popped up before the release of every major flagship since the s9, and 3 releases later(s9, note 9, s10) and the mini Jack is still there...

7. MEeee

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Same comments people are saying with the S10 without the headphone Jack. So by what you're saying, everyone copy Samsung with Oled screens.

8. blingblingthing

Posts: 919; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Nothing new AS ALWAYS? Come on, Samsung has brought so much to the table. Air gesture, multi window, AMOled advances, wifi 6, HDR displays, water proof, Iris ID, folding phone etc. You can't label so many of the things they do as gimmicks then claim they did nothing new.

27. Budhainthemood

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Air gesture - patents of MS and Intel, multi window - Android, AMOled advances - OK, wifi 6 - WIFI association, HDR displays - SONY, water proof - many others, Iris ID - awful, unlike Face ID, folding phone - total failure, patents by Apple, Samsung, some Chinese copycats, etc.

48. ramdroid

Posts: 129; Member since: May 21, 2016

Revise your information. Air gestures and split screen apps were Samsung years before ms and android applying them, add to that the spen as we know it now. The multi window screen apps HDR 10+ and so many others

50. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

multi window wasn't part of android until samsung brought it out on their "touchwiz" As for water resistance, it's been part of all japanese market phones long before anyone else Iris Scan is actually pretty good. I still use it on my note 8

63. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Multi window was on the Note 10, Galaxy S3, and Note 2 from 2012. Google added multi window to Android in like 2017.

37. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Microsoft 950 had Iris scanner and desktop mode in 2015. Not counting those rugged phones, in 2012 Xperia V had waterproofing. Xperia Tablet P 2012 was a tablet that could close like laptop.

24. pimpin83z

Posts: 391; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Super Amoled display = new stuff Curved display = new stuff Big @$$ phone trend = new stuff All the S-Pen features = new stuff Water resistant flagships = new stuff

38. User123456789

Posts: 666; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

There were few phones with IP rating before S4 active and S5 .... Curved screen has no benefits, just negative points. I said "after s3" ...

53. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

What you said is complete bull%$#/ and you know it. Samsung devices have had better EVERYTHING vs any OEM regardless of platform. You don't have to follow when you sell more product then ANY single OEM. Period. They all copy, but out of the biggest brands, Samsung certainly has not done the most. You just sound hateful and uneducated.

70. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

compared to all the mobile hardware tech advances that samsung does within, apple cant touch samsung...samsung smartphone are mostly samsung made parts...apple iphone componants are part samsung and other android oems LOL

4. kplayon

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 02, 2018

im not surprised. why do you think they're giving the galaxy buds when you pre order the phone. duh

20. Fred3

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Right, they even stated last year that the S10 line will be the last within the Note and S series to have a headphone jack

67. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I never once heard them state this. Any proof?

34. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The same buds they gave with the S10 line, that HAS a headphone jack.

54. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Well the S10 has a jack, and they still gave them. So your point is pointless and dumb.

6. Rocket

Posts: 636; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Not everyone is ready to buy new headphones, speakers etc, etc

9. blingblingthing

Posts: 919; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Let's be honest, Infrared allowed us to use our phones as TV remotes but slowly, they are getting phased out. LG might be the only company still giving you headphones jacks and IR blasters. Are they selling well? Nope. So as customers, we're telling LG to change their formula. They'll soon ditch IR and headphones to as TOF cameras etc.

12. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

The reason lg are not selling is not the inclusion of 3.5mm jack Stupid logic

60. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

More like the inclusion of the 3.5mm jack didn't affect sales one way or the other. If your phone is terrible or flawed, adding the 3.5mm jack, IR blaster etc won't boost sales. So their accountants thought it would be better to just remove it.

55. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

With Samsung you won't have to buy them. They will give you a pair wireless. In fact they could include them. No other OEM with or without a jack has ever included wireless headphone in the box or foe free. SAMSUNG gave them away with the S10.

71. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

but it did say it will come with usb type c headphone...as far as using speakers, i think all or the majority are connecting via bluetooth...all current model stereo receivers can connect to smartphones via bluetooth as well. i havent used the headphone jack in a while now, have gone bluetooth ;o) to me, moving from headphone jack to usb c type headphones or bluetooth is like going from cable/satelite to online streaming services.

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