Samsung Galaxy Note 10 said to be equipped with a devilish 6.66-inch 4K screen? (UPDATE)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 said to be equipped with a devilish 6.66-inch 4K screen? (UPDATE)
When the 4.3-inch HTC HD2 launched back in 2009, many said that the smartphone display could not get any bigger. But just a couple of years later, the Samsung Galaxy Note broke the 5-inch barrier with its 5.3-inch screen. Now, we have the Galaxy Note 9 carrying a 6.4-inch display (see image at the top of this article) and there is even a 6.5-inch Apple iPhone XS Max. Screen sizes are primed to get even larger next year if reports out of Korea are right.

According to one website that cites unnamed Korean sources, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is expected to be equipped with a 6.66-inch 4K resolution display. The handset reportedly has been given the code name of "DaVinci," and the U.S. model will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 Mobile Platform. The phone is expected to bring support for 5G, and feature a triple-camera setup on back. The Galaxy Note 10 will allegedly be available in the middle of next year as opposed to the series' traditional Q3 release. 

UPDATE: Apparently the source has removed any reference to the Galaxy Note 10 having a 4K screen, so perhaps we should dial down expectations for the moment.

While a 6.66-inch display sounds massive, it won't be the largest screen from the manufacturer to fit in one's pocket next year. Samsung's Galaxy F foldable device will have a 7.3-inch screen when fully opened.

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56 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

6.66” should be OK. Mate 20 X has 7.2”. But Mate 20 X costs only $730 buying from China and it's a flat screen. Note 10 will cost at least same as Note 9 and possibly over $1000, also with the curved screen I hate about.

16. thatguybern

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 17, 2018

i actually own one myself. just came in about a few days ago and works fine on tmobile. huawei is really pushing the envelope with the mate 20 x. i love it!

41. oldmoney

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hey bro where did you buy it from and how much?

44. thatguybern

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 17, 2018

i bought it off ebay from seller lujiameng. I bought the 8gb ram 256gb rom version. and they are the chinese version as well. it took me a while but i was able to download all the the google services to make it work for me. other than that, it's been an amazing phone with superb battery life!

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

4k finally. Now i can see my 4K videos at native resolution in the palm of my hamd. Am sure thats gonna be an expensive display since its not mainstrem yet. But hopefully the phome will not be more than it costs now.

7. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"Finally" only for some manufacturers. Sony has had 4K displays available on some of their phones for _years_.

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I never said they were first. I am aware Sony has a 4K display on mobile. But right now no one make a display better than Samsung. This isnt the days of the Trinitron or Jumbotron.

17. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If it weren't for the battery capacity issue, there are much brighter displays that could be used (they are used in the cinematography/videography world). Hopefully a battery revolution will make that possible in the future for mobile phones.

55. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Soooooo, you are worried about batterylife in a device you can fast charge at anytime? That will last at meast a work day with normal usage? I have a higher resolution than every iPhone and my phone last 2 full dsys with a QHD+ display. Samsung also allows you to adjust the resolution. So you can use 4K only when you wanr too Please give it a rest about battery drain. At least its draining for a reason. Not like phones with lesser resolutions that dont eveb last as long. Think about it. Even at QHD+, the iPhone XS Maz only lasted 20 mins l ok longer on most battery drain tests.

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Unless the phone has HDR and 120hz refresh rate, you aren't going to notice a difference on that tiny ass screen.

11. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I don't think 120Hz refresh rate is going to be even that noticable. HDR and high brightness are the two biggies, really (and go hand in hand).

33. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

120Hz screen is way more noticeable than ppi increase IMO, after trying one, other screen looks laggy. lol. 2K on tiny 6"-ish display is more than plenty enough.

36. Leo_MC

Posts: 7243; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

HD is plenty enough, unless humans suddenly developed eagle eyes.

51. _deeuk

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

Im not sure why people keep saying this coz i can notice 2k content on my note 8 much more than viewing HD content on my note 8.

35. Leo_MC

Posts: 7243; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Didn't you know that Phonearena has some eagles amongst its users?

12. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

2k is already over killed for phones. The 4k will drain the battery like crazy, then there will be more people complaining about the battey isn't big enough. :P

27. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Samsung 1440p display uses less power then the panwl used in the Note 3. Dont you think tbey can make a 4K display that uses the same enoujt of power as their 1440p display?

29. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's possible but if staying at 1440p could get you another 2 ~3 hours of screen-on time on the same battery, which one would you choose?

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 7243; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A great feature in Samsung phones is the ability to change the resolution.

34. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

thing is it's the GPU that drains the battery than the screen itself. couple that with high brightness, it definitely will drain battery. with no necessary benefit.

45. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I can understand your concern. But like now, the upcoming samsung phones will surely come with resolution modifying option. Screen with FHD+ resolution for normal usage and 4k+ during AR/VR usage..

50. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yeah but running outside the screen native resolution will result in some blurriness, i can see it on my S8. side by side with native 1080p panel vs FHD+ on S8 it's less sharp.

3. Blazers

Posts: 734; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Come on now.... I know witchcraft is getting big around the world, but couldn't they bump it up to 6.67?

43. mufasa07

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

I thought I was the only one to catch that... I may pass on it for that reason

4. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

So as per usual, the Galaxy Note rumors always starts off with some exciting,unheard of rumors months away, then as announcement draws closer, the reality starts to be painfully ordinary. Even the design that a big deal has been made of will seemingly have a freaking display hole, the SoC is 8nm, the battery would be nothing revolutionary, would most probably not beat the pixel and Huawei in the camera department. Honestly, I won't be surprised if Huawei p30 wipes the floor with the so much hyped anniversary model next year. Most of the time these manufacturers forget that the rivals wouldn't just sit down and fold their arms. Even as it stands now, the mate 20 pro is ahead of the gs10 in some ways.. how much more the p30.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, just like every year, it'll be the best, most functional, most powerful phone on the market, and the haters will cry.

20. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Just like every year, will sell 1M.

21. Tipus

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

But still will be the best phone of year :)

52. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here's one of the first sobbers.

23. lyndon420

Posts: 6745; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Did everyone forget about the Dell Streak 5?? Wasn't it the first with a 5" screen? I loved that phone (at the time...before I lost it)...pretty damn sure it acquired the phablet moniker first.

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