Samsung Galaxy Note 10 renders leak revealing drastic redesign

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series constitutes one of the most highly anticipated flagship lineups this year. And today, exactly one year after he leaked the Galaxy Note 9, Steve Hemmerstoffer is back alongside 91Mobiles to give us our very first look at what the standard Galaxy Note 10 will look like

Not one, not two, but three cameras on the rear

Representing a huge change in direction for Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup, the renders of the upcoming flagship show that it ditches the horizontal camera setup found on previous devices in favor of an all-new vertical layout that’s positioned in the top corner. Unlike mid-range Galaxy A models that utilize a rectangular module, though, this particular setup is noticeably more rounded. 

The Galaxy Note 10, as can clearly be seen in the CAD-based renders, looks set to include a total of three cameras on the rear. According to rumors, the smartphone will borrow its camera technology from the Galaxy S10 series Samsung announced earlier this year. The news means that the flagship will arrive equipped with a primary 12-megapixel sensor paired with a variable aperture lens for improved low-light shots.

Accompanying the main camera should be a second 12-megapixel snapper that uses a 2x telephoto zoom lens. Additionally, for the first time on a Galaxy Note smartphone, Samsung is expected to include a super-wide-angle alternative that offers a 16-megapixel resolution. 

Completing the setup should be the usual LED flash which in this particular case is positioned towards the left of the cameras. Curiously, there appears to be no sign of a heart rate monitor, suggesting Samsung is ditching the feature which has been around since 2014’s Galaxy S5. 

Say goodbye to the headphone jack and Bixby button, hello to Infinity-O

Taking a look at the front of the rendered Galaxy Note 10, the most noticeable detail is perhaps the phone’s overall shape. Over the years, the Galaxy Note line has adopted a more rectangular look while the Galaxy S series has openly embraced curves. But with this year’s model, Samsung seems to be taking this to a whole new level with sharper edges and what appears to be a flat frame above and below, thus allowing the device to stand up by itself. 

Moving over to the display, the Galaxy Note 10 will apparently include a 6.3-inch curved AMOLED panel paired with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, razor-thin side bezels, and impressively small upper and lower bezels. Unsurprisingly, there’s no sign of a notch with Samsung instead opting for a punch hole design. But unlike the Galaxy S10, the single 10-megapixel selfie snapper has been positioned in the center rather than in the corner of the panel. Additionally, the size of the hole appears to be slightly smaller.

Circling back to the aluminum frame, along the bottom there’s a speaker which should form a stereo setup when paired with the in-ear alternative. Also present is a USB-C port and, of course, the all-important S Pen. But, corroborating previous rumors, there’s no sign of a headphone jack. Regarding the top of the phone, Samsung appears to have included an IR Blaster.

Separate reports claimed recently that Samsung would ditch all physical buttons on the Galaxy Note 10 lineup in favor of capacitive touch alternatives. However, today’s renders debunk those rumors by showing the presence of a standard volume rocker and power key. There isn't a Bixby button, though.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release date and availability

The Galaxy Note 10 is expected to go official at some point in early August alongside a larger and more expensive Galaxy Note 10 Pro, the latter of which is rumored to feature a 6.75-inch display and four cameras on the rear. 

Presumably, pre-orders for both Galaxy Note 10 devices will commence immediately after Samsung's introduction event. Then, around two weeks later, shipments of the smartphones should commence. As you'd expect, the flagships should be available internationally with the US receiving a Snapdragon 855-powered variant while Europe and other international markets will receive the Exynos 9825 variant.

Samsung is rumored to be developing 5G versions of both Galaxy Note 10 offerings, but details are relatively scarce at this point. Additionally, sales may start at a later date.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Looks like a phone for business professionals. It just has that professional look. Unfortunately I won’t be getting this when it’s out. iOS 13 feels so refined on my Xs max. May keep it for another year.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Not sure what refinements you are talking about but keen to now.

27. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Oprah Memoji

59. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wonder if the Note 10 will have a time of flight camera?

2. Demo-jay

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

Looking very perfect!!still hate the boxy shape though

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well I don't know why they are not getting rid of them curves. What's the point? I am still hoping that we can get a flat screen Note.

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I don't think a flat screen Note is going to happen. This is the cheapest model that'll be on sale this year.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It looks good but I'm definitely curious about what the alleged Pro version will look like. Also, anyone notice the 3rd pill like shape on the top?

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Probably IR Blaster

28. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


55. oldskool50 unregistered

You don't need an IR Blaster because Samsung controls TV's over Wifi-Direct/Wifi where the phone has a direct connection to the TV. works with other TV's too. But I know you're joking. ;-)

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Regarding the Note 10 Pro's design, that should look virtually identical, the only difference being the larger display and extra Time-of-Flight camera on the rear.

4. ex.trimist

Posts: 8; Member since: May 23, 2019

punch hole looks ugly. note 9 looks better imo.

5. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Why did they mock Apple for removing the headphone jack if they were going to do it anyway?

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'm sorry, but that mocking happened like two or three years ago when Apple first removed the port. This idea of 'you said X so you can't do Y' is ridiculous. Companies, just like people, are allowed to evolve and change their mind over time.

37. QuantumRazer

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

It's not ridiculous, if a company had been mocking others for years for starting/following a stupid trend, they need some valid reason to show why they suddenly changed their mind and decided to follow that stupid trend. And no, "extra 400mAh battery" or "A new fast charging technology" won't cut it.

40. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

2-3 years ago? It was less than a year ago, 10 months exactly and 10 months isn’t enough time for a company to change their mind about a headphone jack. Get your facts straight before you try to defend your beloved Samsung.

46. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Those ads are all about the notch, storage, and multitasking. What does that have to do with the headphone jack? And yes, 10 months is enough time for a company to change its mind about something. Back in October Samsung still hadn't decided whether to remove the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S11. Sooner or later it was going to be removed, at least they kept it around for an extra three years unlike other brands.

49. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

It was around the same time that they uploaded a video about dongles and headphone jacks. Also, if they knew they were gonna remove it, why mock in the first place? You’re gonna come up with more excuses and still defend Samsung but whatever floats your boat lol Also, here’s the link to all of the “Ingenius” videos they posted:

52. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'm not coming up with excuses, I really couldn't care less what they do with the headphone jack because I use Bluetooth headphones and won't be buying this phone. But I think the company deserves credit. Sony, HTC, and many others ditched the port soon after Apple, while Samsung has retained it for an extra three years almost. You also need to realize that marketing departments don't usually know what's coming up in a year, they find out a few months ahead of launch when it's time to prepare the media campaigns for devices, once everything has been finalized. As I mentioned above, just because a company previously said 'X' doesn't mean they can't ever do 'Y.'

41. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That’s a ridiculous excuse. I’m sure if Apple did the same thing, you people would ridicule the company to oblivion.

16. geordie8t1

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Its no difference to apple mocking samsung for having large screen devices citing that there wasn't a market for them! or for having a pen for example as there was no need for it, apple now have both, its called going with the times.....oh and btw, this is a RENDER not an actual product, we don't know if the jack will be removed yet

42. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Lol you do realize that this all was said by a Different CEO? Twos CEOs don’t have to agree on a certain point, you know.

35. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 203; Member since: May 29, 2019

Why did companies like SEGA trash Nintendo even though their own marketing hype for the Genesis didn't make any sense in terms of computation? Whatever makes them money the fastest, and no I'm definitely not in the budget range to buy a Galaxy Note 10, and either way I'm not defending any company (funny how credit where it's due works) who does this. I use a cheap Nokia, but not sold on a flagship from them without a headphone jack.

56. oldskool50 unregistered

Why did Apple mock the surface, and now they are doing it anyways? Why did Apple mock big displays, but now they are doing it anyways? Why did Apple mock the x86 platform, but now are doing it anyways? Why did Apple mock many industry standards, but are now doing them anyways?

6. VasiliS7

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Almost the same screen size of Note 9 with less screen to body ratio! This will be the perfect Note. Also I believe the power button will act as a bixby button as well.

13. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, the Galaxy Note 10 (151 x 72 x 7.9mm) is noticeably smaller than the Note 9 (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm). In fact, it's not that much bigger than the standard Galaxy S10 (149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm).

34. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Where are you getting those dimensions for the Note 10? If those are indeed correct, that would make it shorter and narrower than my Note 5, but have a .6" larger screen. That would be perfect.

39. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

From Steve Hemmerstoffer himself. The source article initially included what are probably the Note 10 Pro's dimensions (162.6 x 77.4 x 7.9mm) by mistake, so I spoke to him and he provided the correct measurements for the Note 10.

53. morgeus09

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

6.7 inch S10 5G screen to body ratio is %89.26 with these dimensions (162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94 mm). This means 6.75 inch Note10 Pro screen to body ratio will be higher, even %90+

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