The standard Galaxy Note 10 may actually resemble a Note 10e

The standard Galaxy Note 10 may actually resemble a Note 10e
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro concept render

The fact Samsung has two Galaxy Note 10 models in the works at the moment is certainly no secret. The larger model is understood to be the Galaxy Note 10 Pro which will inherit most of the Galaxy S10 5G’s technology, while the other should be a regular Galaxy Note 10 model. But if a new leak is anything to go by, the latter may not be the device everyone was expecting.

A noticeably smaller battery inside the Galaxy Note 10


According to information obtained by Galaxy Club, the standard Galaxy Note 10 will arrive equipped with a small 3,400mAh battery, representing a decrease of 600mAh over last year’s Galaxy Note 9. Previously, the presence of a 4,300mAh battery was reported, but this now appears to be exclusive to the 5G variant, a device that should be considerably thicker.

The news of a smaller battery inside the Galaxy Note 10 may be disappointing to many, but the move actually seems quite logical. As mentioned multiple times before, the Galaxy Note 10 should arrive equipped with a 6.28-inch display. The panel is still pretty large, but it means the flagship will be physically smaller than the Galaxy S10+ Samsung introduced earlier this year. Also, thanks to the minimal bezels, the model should be considerably more compact than last year’s Galaxy Note 9. In fact, it could be the smallest Galaxy Note device in generations.

The aforementioned offerings both include 4,000mAh batteries, but due to the Galaxy Note 10’s reported size, a battery this big is virtually impossible. Nevertheless, the smartphone is still expected to be a little bigger than the standard Galaxy S10 which includes a 3,400mAh battery, meaning that a capacity in the region of 3,700mAh could certainly be achieved. However, this isn’t the complete picture.

Although the Galaxy Note 10 could theoretically include a battery this big, that would involve removing Samsung’s S Pen from the mix, a standout feature on all Galaxy Note devices that will undoubtedly make its way into the next-gen flagships too. Hence why a 3,400mAh battery isn’t as crazy as it seems.

The Galaxy Note 10 may resemble a Galaxy Note 10e


Smaller batteries are often seen as a negative thing, especially when they represent a decrease over the previous capacity. But in this particular case, the move could be good news for Galaxy Note fans on a tighter budget.

If previously leaked information is accurate, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will feature a large 6.75-inch display. Compared to the 6.4-inch panel found on last year’s Galaxy Note 9, the new diagonal represents a huge increase. But in actual fact, the smartphone will match the size of the Galaxy S10 5G pretty closely, a device which itself is almost the same size as the Galaxy Note 9 thanks to its smaller bezels.

In addition to this, the Pro variant is expected to include a huge 4,500mAh battery, the same size battery found inside the Galaxy S10 5G. Naturally, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will feature Samsung’s S Pen, meaning that a 4,500mAh battery would be impossible. But as recent leaks have shown us, the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will adopt a repositioned rear camera module, something that creates more room for a battery.

In turn, all of this suggests that the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will be a direct successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 9 and will be priced accordingly. The standard Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, will presumably cost less and act more like a Galaxy Note 10e, making it a more attractive purchase to those on a slightly tighter budget or people who aren’t fans of massive smartphones.

Aside from the smaller battery and display, the Galaxy Note 10 may also ditch the time-of-flight sensor that is expected to be present on the Galaxy Note 10 Pro in favor of a triple-camera setup much like the one found on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. It's unclear, however, if Samsung has plans to remove its curved display from the model.

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Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB

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12 Comments

1. Elvis358

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

So three note 10 versions? Note 10 e, Note 10 and note 10 pro?

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Two. The standard Galaxy Note 10 will probably be priced like a Note 10e, although it may not be called that. The true Galaxy Note 9 successor is probably Galaxy Note 10 Pro.

6. matistight

Posts: 956; Member since: May 13, 2009

So the Note10 will be called the Note10 Pro and cost more, and the Note10e will be called the Note10 and cost $1k like the Note9...nice?

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'd image Note 10 Pro will cost $1k like Note 9 and the Note 10 maybe $850/900. If they price the standard Note 10 at $1K the only reason to buy it would be S Pen. You might as well get an S10+ (which can be found cheaper nowadays) and benefit from a larger display, bigger battery, and extra front camera.

12. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 589; Member since: May 26, 2011

Maybe a Note 10, Note 10 Pro and a Note 10 Pro 5G.

2. pimpin83z

Posts: 393; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

(Im)patiently waiting for the leaked images to surface.

4. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I was about to scrutinize the "Note 10e" but the more I think about it, the more I would prefer this device over the Note 10 Pro. Compact design, S-Pen, middle single hole punch, possibly a flat display, and affordable. Sign me up!

7. matistight

Posts: 956; Member since: May 13, 2009

Note sure if the screen will be flat. You can buy aftermarket iPhone X screens (flexible ones too) for around $120, so the market for flexible screens in getting cheaper as time goes on. If they become too easy to manufacture, they'll go for that because it's a plastic screen rather than glass, making it much harder to break, but much easier for the customer to add blemishes to the screen. Either way, I doubt they'll be going back to the "True Flat" design that they stopped using after the Note 3 / Galaxy S5

5. jarfin

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 18, 2019

im dissapoinment, NO popup front camera. still better than S10 series,but still hard cover spycamera. i hope all phones have popup camera so spying end..or its make harder. nad. iris scanner only job is spying.

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 393; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

You can still get your low key spy on with the rear camera.

9. mel0524

Posts: 65; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung, Give us flat screen note 10 and it will be hot seller :)

11. CEDEOTB

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Never understood why the Note lineup needed a curved screen. It has a stylus and is just counter productive having it slide off the edge.

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