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.

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10


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 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB

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43 Comments

1. 7thlvl

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

Lol, Samsung is hanging itself now.

13. Cat97

Posts: 1759; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If those prices are real, it will be dead on arrival. However, I did notice that Samsung drastically lower its prices about 1-2 months after release. In Europe any S10 variant is around 30% cheaper than the launch price. In the US the situation is not the same, however. Discounts are significantly lower. Thanks to Huawei's absence from the market (or maybe to royalties paid to Qualcomm for their SD855 chipset).

22. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

The funny thing is we say this all the time with iPhone’s. Even the S10+. But people bought those. People will buy the phone if they’ve been looking forward to it. My dad for example, he’s become extremely accustomed to the S-Pen. He’s had every generation of the Note. I’m betting he’ll do the same this year. I’ll probably pick one up too, cause the Note line has been my favourite Samsung phone series since Gen 1.

27. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 545; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's called financing the phone for those of you who think everything needs to be paid for in full. So the Note 10 will absolutely sell because many people can afford the monthly payment. If not then just give it a few months because just as the S10 series would drop by $100-$200, the Note 10 will do the same.

37. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 662; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The difference between Samsung and Apple prices are that Apple's products keep their value much better than Samsung phones. It doesn't matter whether you buy the latest iPhone on release day or 6 months later. It will cost you the same. A Samsung phone has lost 40% of its value in these 6 months. That means one should never buy a Samsung phone directly after its release. Wait at least 8 weeks, better even 12 weeks.

38. YonnyMestampo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

There is no competition in IOS. So you will pay more for less. In Android prices drop because new, better products come out every week. That's why you can get much better hardware and advanced features and pay a lot less compared to any Apple product. It also happens in desktop PC, tablets and laptops.

41. oldskool50

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

The truth is, we get full value for the device we pay for out the box and you don't. And the reason we can't get as high a value is simply because their are more options to compete with on price. But every year, whatever the retail price was at release, I've never gotten less than 60%. Just because you pay a high price, it doesn't mean it's worth it. Products not available in huge quantities tend to sell for a higher price...DUH!!!!!!! When yoiu hve only 220M iPhones to choose from with one models, vs over 1.2B Android phones per year to choose from, then price is your only bargoning tool. That si why Samsung puts so much imnto their device. So you wanna brag about paying more for a phone that has a smaller battery, slower charger, worser camera, less storage, a backwards limited user interface and other bad things, then have at it. The fact that my phone is better than yours and cost less too, is a win-win for me,. A good deal is a good deal bruh.. Only idiot would brag about paying more to get less. Yet you keep doing it every day like a programmed computer. Grow a brain dude.

39. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

All variants of Galaxy are any where from $550 to about $700 on eBay. Phone makers have become stupidly confident that their phones will be selling at the asking prices like hot cakes, that is not the case.

42. oldskool50

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Wait. OEM's have always taken advantage of having the cost high at release, for it to fall later. That is how they make a lot of money from the beginning. Stop acting like no one does thsi accept the phone industry. Every industry charges more out the gate vs later. It's called talking advantage of early demand. Yes it is great that after a month or 2, a brand new phone can be gotten for even cheaper. Who would speak against that? If it wasn't for carriers offering iPhone deals, Apple would never offer you one. They keep the same price until the next new model, just like Samsung does. The lower costs are always from carriers and 3rd parties. Those deals are rarely 1st party. A good deal is good no matter who is going it too you.

32. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 545; Member since: May 26, 2011

You might have a point if Samsung was trying to market a $1000 phone stand to hold the Note 10 or Note 10 Pro upright, but they're not Apple.

2. kennybenny

Posts: 203; 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.

8. User123456789

Posts: 536; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Those that do not have any interest in S-Pen wont buy Note. If they want Samsung good phone they buy S series. Even S10+ can be found for less than $900.

14. Cat97

Posts: 1759; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

In Europe you can find the S10+ for 660 EUR (down from 900 EUR). It's just a waste of money to buy any Samsung phone less than 1 month after release. Just wait a little, the Note will probably be around 800 EUR after 1-2 months.

34. chenski

Posts: 744; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

That's actually the majority of population

3. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 356; 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

4. Blazers

Posts: 719; 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: 645; 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: 184; 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

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

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: 719; 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.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30825; 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

Posts: 536; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

No phone is worth buying every year.

19. oldskool50

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

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: 545; 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: 545; 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

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

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+.

7. oldskool50

Posts: 703; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

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.

10. User123456789

Posts: 536; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

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

11. superguy

Posts: 409; 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.

12. CEDEOTB

Posts: 359; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Good luck selling them at that price.

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