Leak reveals U.S. pricing range for the entry level Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Leak reveals U.S. pricing range for the entry level Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Many in the market for a new smartphone are eagerly awaiting the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Earlier today, we passed along renders of the "standard" version of the phone, which will apparently feature a punch-hole selfie camera in the center of the display. On the back is a vertically mounted triple-camera setup, which is a departure from the horizontally placed cameras seen on the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S10 line. And while physical buttons still are found on the render, there is no sign of a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Earlier this year, there was speculation that Samsung would offer four different versions of the Galaxy Note 10, which could include a pair of units that support 5G connectivity (SM-N971 and SM-N976) and pair of "standard" Galaxy Note 10 models (SM-N970 and SM-N975). Recently, two 5G Galaxy Note 10 handsets were benchmarked, including the top-of-the-line version stuffed with a Qualcomm 855 Mobile Platform and 12GB of memory. This unit, SM-N976V, is most likely heading to Verizon (hence the "V"). The international variant of the same model (SM-N976B) is powered by an Exynos 9825 SoC and is equipped with 8GB of memory.

Most likely, you're wondering about the price of the Galaxy Note 10. According to an unnamed source "familiar with the plans" that was cited by T3, the entry-level variant of the Galaxy Note 10 will be priced in the neighborhood of $1,100-$1,200. That's a pretty pricey neighborhood, to say the least, and is approximately $100-$200 more than the $999 price tag found on last year's Galaxy Note 9. As a comparison, the 64GB Apple iPhone XS Max is priced at $1,099 and goes as high as $1,449 for the 512GB unit.

The standard version of the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch curved AMOLED display. Units headed to the U.S. will sport the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform while the Exynos 9820 will be found under the hood in other markets. There is an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, and to warm the hearts of many Samsung fans, there will apparently be no Bixby button. The Galaxy Note 10 Pro will be equipped with a 6.75-inch display and a quad-camera setup on the back. There will be both 4G LTE and 5G versions of these two models, which gets us to the four different variants rumored earlier this year.

Expect to pay no less than $46 a month for the Galaxy Note 10


We expect Samsung to unveil the new Galaxy Note 10 line in August. The phone will support a 45W fast charger which is triple the power used to fast charge last year's Galaxy Note handset and this year's Galaxy S10 line. The Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to sport a 3400mAh battery while a much larger 4500mAh battery is expected to power the Galaxy Note 10 Pro.


The Galaxy Note has come a long way since 2011's first-generation model. The OG Galaxy Note featured a 5.3-inch screen, which seemed gigantic at the time. The first Galaxy Note introduced the S Pen, which was revamped for last year's Galaxy Note 9. The S Pen now features support for Bluetooth LE, which allows it to act as a remote shutter for the camera, control some media playback functions, and remotely navigate a slideshow. It will be interesting to see whether Samsung gives the S Pen some new capabilities this year.

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is shaping up to be a powerhouse, especially the Galaxy Note 10 Pro, it also is going to be priced accordingly. So if you are thinking about purchasing the phone, expect to pay no less than $46 a month over 24 months for the entry-level version of the device.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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43 Comments

40. Nml_92

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2019

Could some one tell me or give me the link of the wallpaper used on Noye 10? Its so beautiful. I thought that is the stock from note 9. But couldn't find on any forums.

35. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Unimpressive, I don't really care about the price is higher ... again, but I expect higher price = better and more features. This looks like a feature downgrade compared to a Note 9. Not that I didn't expect it to happen, I still keep the small ounce of hope alive "this could not be true" "final product might be better".

24. Vogue1985 unregistered

For the first time in a long time,ill probably not be buying the note. My experience with a crap warranty and sh@t customer service. It's a no no,last Note 8 bricked after update pie.

21. strawberry

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

samsung fanboys will still buy, even if it’s 50% higher priced

23. oldskool50 unregistered

countrymen.. no different from anyone else. If they want to, why shouldnt they. It's their money. At least for $1100, you get your monies work. Look how lacking certain other phones are at the same price. If the phone I want costs over $1000, even though I dont like to pay it, if I want it I have to pay it. Just like every one else, no matter what the price is. Maybe I don't want to wait until the prices drop. The earlier I buy it, the sooner I can get the next model. I get bored fast and I simply just like new things. If I could trade my car every year and get y0% of what I paid and sold it to get another. I would.

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4412; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep. Sure will. Because there's value. Not just emojis, colors and yesterday's features...

26. adecvat

Posts: 673; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

> value > after six months price is under 500$ LOL

28. Vogue1985 unregistered

lol, actually more like 4months

29. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Three if you count the promos.

33. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hey strawberry, a 50% higher priced Note phone will still be more useful than Apple's piece of metal that they call a "Pro display stand" priced at $1000. For a $1000 this must be a special stand, right strawberry. Nope, its sole purpose is to hold a $5000 monitor and that's ALL the stand does. Let me use a comparison that you can relate to since you can't seem to see beyond the words on your screen, this stand cost more than the iPhone X. Hmmm, let's think about that one for a second.

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4412; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Take my money. It's less expensive than a less capable iPhone. Not sure what the concern on pricing is.

20. oldskool50 unregistered

IKR? You dont hear criticize the iPhone price as much and the Note has no equal. Period. The iPhone has been dome over by so many OEMs, that its boring. Now people are copying Samsung look

15. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The more leaks about Note 10 I see them more I'm turned off off by it

12. CEDEOTB

Posts: 491; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Good luck selling them at that price.

11. superguy

Posts: 480; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Sammy's blurring the lines between the S10 line and the Note 10 line. S10+ actually has a bigger screen than the vanilla Note 10 (assuming the specs are correct). Seems like the main difference will be S-Pen support. Also confirms the OP7 Pro is a big-A phone if it'll be bigger than the vanilla Note 10.

10. User123456789 unregistered

Probably Note 10 = smaller screen, single front camera, three rear cameras. Note 10 Pro = 5G, bigger screen, selfie + ToF, three rear cams + ToF.

7. oldskool50 unregistered

The entry level Note, is the Note 10, just like the Note 9 you have in tour hand. So this model like the Note 9 and 8 will remain the same, while they introduce higher priced and higher featured models like more storage, larger array of cameras and 5G on what is likely the ultra premium model. Hopefully you wasn't expecting the Note 10e would start at $999. Because that would be stupid when you consider the S already is at this price point. The Note would have to be priced higher which I expected it to start at $1100. If I get this one, I will get the one just below the 5G model and I won't be buying another phone for at least 3 years. At today's prices, it time to get on that 3 year upgrade path.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I might be keeping my Note 9, if the 10 isn't a big enough upgrade to justify that price jump.

9. User123456789 unregistered

No phone is worth buying every year.

19. oldskool50 unregistered

Sure there are. Because if I want to I can. It not about value to you. I may not need to upgrade, but that doesn't mean I dont want too. In my case I always only keep my device one year, sell it and get 60% back and must get another. I pay $1000 and own 2 phones vs only one for 24 months

30. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I usually upgrade every two years because the upgrades from one year to the next are usually marginal. However, you said "no phone is worth buying every year" and I'm here to say coming from an S9 and upgrading to an S10+ provided the S9 is paid for in full would be worth the upgrade. The S10+ has so many more things that the S9 doesn't such as a telephoto lens with 2x optical, wide angle lens, increased battery capacity from 3000mAh to 4100mAh, Ultrasonic FPS, reverse wireless charging, secondary selfie camera, twice the standard storage (128GB) and RAM (8GB), etc. That's one hell of an improvement from one year to the next regardless of whether they are the same model or not because are still from the same series in my opinion. Other people will still feel that's not enough and for those people then so be it.

31. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I here that, the rumored additions combined with the additions the Note 10 will inherit from the S10 series just doesn't seem like that would be enough for me either to justify the price increase if I were coming from the Note 9. Now if I were coming from the Note 8 then that's a different story entirely.

43. oldskool50 unregistered

Like me we always say that, but know we end up doing the opposite. I had zero plans ot get the Note 9, but after VZW offered a BOGO deal, that maee it worth it enough for me. I showed my wife the Note 10 looks and she likes that white one and I do too. I'm hoping for the same colors as the S10. She loves the Flamingo color with that wallpaper of the S10+.

4. Blazers

Posts: 790; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They have an opportunity to take advantage of Huawei's situation, and this is how they respond? By pricing themselves out? They know the majority of Note users will be going for the Pro model, of which the base model will probably be $200+ more than the "standard" Note 10. Great job Samsung. I was planning on getting this as an upgrade to my Note 8, but I think I might have to wait and see what the Pixel 4XL offers.

6. Carlitos

Posts: 706; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

The Note series was never meant to be priced at that range. It's always been a luxury

16. Georgio

Posts: 338; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Samsung note series used to be the phone for geeks( with the most powerful specs) ; now the want to make the note a luxury phone? hahahahahahahaha; never... Now all geeks will go back to google phones.

18. oldskool50 unregistered

Stop trying to explain. They will NEVER understand. They dont understand that the Note is not a toy. They have it confused with some other phone. The Note picks up where Palm and RIM broke off. The Note is what BlackBerry should have had.

36. Blazers

Posts: 790; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I've been using Notes since the Note 2, so don't tell me I "don't understand". If the base model of the Pro is $1400, that is outrageous. That means the top model could easily cost $1600. So STFU old man.

3. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 422; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Thank god Samsung's A series models are priced and specced competively now, offering buyers cheaper alternatives with not to many compromises

2. kennybenny

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Shortly after January 2020 will be my phone upgrade, I know for sure it will be a phone that costs $300-400 CAD. My $1000 CAD S8 already has a crack on the screen and I refuse to pay any more for repairs. If my phone gets more busted up or my device balance is within reasonable cost I will pay it off, go no contract/prepaid and buy a new phone at a reasonable price.

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