Galaxy Note 10/+ leak reveals all: detailed spec sheet, features, release date, more

UPDATE: A detailed spec sheet has now emerged online for the Galaxy Note 10+ alongside a list of features and a release date. The updated story continues below:

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series has leaked extensively since the beginning of June and today, with just over two weeks to go until the official announcement takes place, every last detail has appeared online representing the mother of all leaks.

Samsung has important camera upgrades planned


As mentioned countless times before, the standard Galaxy Note 10 model will feature a total of four cameras and the larger version will gain a fifth. One of these is positioned on the front of the flagships while the remaining ones are aligned vertically on the rear. The former constitutes a 10-megapixel sensor that supports dual-pixel autofocus technology, an f/2.2 aperture, HDR10+, and 4K video recording at 30fps. The latter, on the other hand, consists of a more complex setup.

Acting as the primary rear camera will be a 12-megapixel sensor that’s fundamentally the same as the Galaxy S10’s offering. But to keep up with the competition, Samsung has reportedly fitted it with a new three-stage variable aperture sensor which switches between f/1.5, f/1.8, and f/2.4 when lighting conditions require it. Paired with this looks set to be a super-wide-angle shooter complete with a 16-megapixel resolution and f/2.2 aperture. Also present is a 12-megapixel sensor coupled with a new telephoto lens that supports 2x optical zoom and an f/2.1 aperture, something that should allow for noticeably better images – the Galaxy S10’s zoom camera offers an f/2.4 aperture and therefore can’t capture as much light. 

Regarding the extra camera on the Galaxy Note 10+, today's report points towards the presence of a Time-of-Flight sensor much like the one found on Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G which collects additional depth data for portrait photography and AR content. All rear cameras will reportedly support HDR10+, AI scene optimizations, an action cam mode, and optical image stabilization. Other details include support for 4K video recording at 60fps, ultra-slow-motion video recording, and various other modes such as ‘Instagram,’ ‘Food,’ ‘Hyperlapse,’ and the usual Pro, Panorama, and Night modes.

All-new front panel design and a more useful S Pen


Accompanying the Galaxy Note 10’s upgraded cameras should also be an updated display. The smaller variant will reportedly boast a 6.3-inch Infinity-O display that’ll be marketed as a “Dynamic AMOLED” panel and offer a Full-HD+ (2280 x 1080p) resolution plus a pixel density of 401ppi. The larger version, on the other hand, boasts a 6.8-inch panel which offers a higher Quad-HD+ (3040 x 1440p) resolution that translates into a pixel density of 498ppi. 

The screens themselves reportedly support HDR10+ content and are covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6. Beneath all of this sits an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor much like the one found on the Galaxy S10. The devices will also support Samsung's Always-On display feature.

As you’d expect from any Galaxy Note smartphone, the Note 10 includes the trademark S Pen. The updated stylus supports 4096 different pressure levels and boasts a 0.7mm tip thickness in addition to a latency of under 70 milliseconds. Other features should include Bluetooth, IP68 water and dust resistance, and “Air Action” gestures that’ll allow users to navigate the UI via the S Pen without actually touching the display.

Better processor, lots of storage, faster charging


Moving over to the internal side of things, the US variants will come equipped with either the Snapdragon 855 or the gaming-focused Snapdragon 855 Plus. Separately, the European versions should be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9825.

This new chip is built on the 7-nanometer manufacturing process rather than the 8-nanometer alternative used by the Galaxy S10’s Exynos 9820. It should introduce some noticeable efficiency and performance improvements which will be achieved by employing two of Samsung’s high-end cores clocked at 2.7GHz, two others clocked at 2.4GHz for demanding day-to-day tasks, and four additional ARM-designed cores clocked at 1.4GHz for the slightly simpler tasks. The exact architecture and GPU Samsung plans to use is still unknown, however.

In Europe, this new processor should land coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage on the Galaxy Note 10. This configuration may differ by region and Samsung could also choose to offer more premium models. Regardless of the variant chosen, though, UFS 3.0 memory which results in a speedier experience and can currently be found inside the OnePlus 7 Pro is to be expected. As for the Galaxy Note 10+, 12GB of RAM seems to come as standard alongside 256GB of storage, although  a more expensive version with 512GB is reportedly in the works.

Like Samsung's recent flagships, the larger variant will continue to offer microSD storage expansion. The standard Galaxy Note 10, however, won't receive the same treatment and will skip support. Instead, the smartphone will feature dual-SIM compatibility as standard in addition to Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 4G LTE networks. Completing the internal setups look set to be 3,600mAh and 4,300mAh batteries respectively. The regular model will support 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging while the plus-sized offering should increase these to 45W and 20W. Both Galaxy Note 10 models are expected to ship with Android 9 Pie and the latest version of One UI straight out of the box. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series announcement, release date, pricing


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will go official on August 7th alongside the larger Galaxy Note 10+. Pre-orders for the next-gen flagships are expected to kick off immediately after the event and will precede a release on August 23rd, according to WinFuture.

In Europe, the smartphones are expected to retail at €999 and €1149 respectively. Official US pricing hasn’t yet been revealed but it’ll likely be $999 and $1149. Regarding colors, the  smartphones will be available in black and the silver gradient. A red Galaxy Note 10 model is apparently in the works too, although this one will be limited to a handful of markets. 

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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 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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40 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 906; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Then Note 10+ it is. Removable storage is a must for me :)

18. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

If the standard was 1TB for the base model would you still need removable storage?

19. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I don't think it has to do with the amount of storage. Sometimes having certain files saved on a SD card feels more secure than having it on the internal storage or in the cloud

30. pimpin83z

Posts: 597; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

This, 100%.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes. .

29. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Personally I want removable storage regardless of how much internal there is, it isn't a must have, but I'd like to have it. I prefer my camera save to it, and it's convenient for file transfers and backups. I've also pulled the micro sd card out of my Nikon and thrown it into my phone to edit/upload photos while traveling.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So for the same price as when the Note 9 was released, you get a smaller screen, smaller battery, HD+ resolution instead of QHD and no removable storage. Now you have to pay even more on the plus model to get things that should be standard on all Notes

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Better design, better camera, and better spen,

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Still doesn't justify having to pay more for the pro just to get the same things that were standard on the 9.....

8. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Better design, better cameras and better spen came as standard upgrades with each year's Note without such ridiculous price increase

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I agree. If the Note 10 releases at $1000, it would be a complete rip-off considering all the things you're losing and downgrading to coming from a Note 9. It should be $900 max and even that seems too high considering the last Note to have less than QHD resolution was the Note 3. They're basically forcing you to buy a Note 10+ if you're coming from a Note 9. I'm going to pass this year.

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I think I'd sacrifice the S-Pen and get the S10+ just because it has all those updated features that should be on the Note. If you're a smart shopper they can be picked up for $599 through Best Buy. Hell, I can get the 256GB and it'll still be cheaper than the stripped down Note

31. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I'll take the smaller version all day. I like SD expansion just in case, but it's not a deal killer. The daily usage value of using a manageable phone will far outweigh the lower specs. QHD resolution etc, for example, is absolute overkill unless you have VR or use your phone with a magnifying glass. I run my Note8 at lower rez all the time for speed and increased battery life. Smaller battery powers less wasted pixels and smaller OLED. Battery life between the two will probably be near identical. SD expansion is slightly desirable. The biggest loss is the 5th cam and "slower" max charging speeds. I would like both even though this will charge must faster than what I use now. Lower price will be welcome. Still for me, the Note's length has gotten flat out unwieldy. I've been begging for a smaller version for 2-3 years. So, I'd better step up.

36. Vogue1985 unregistered

This model will appeal to new consumers,who are not aware what were past standard features. Why pay more for less and then 6 months later it's not a flagship anyone,the lesser S11 will be better. As for me as a long term Note user,currently not impressed with Samsung,buggy software,Pie is nice visually but it downgraded Note 9 the camera,battery life,slower upload speed and bricked my note 8 ,plus NO customer service,its NOT worth it,sad to say,add to the coming Note 10 is a wannabe Huawei P,just not as nice looking. Anyways,each to their,not buying a downgrade.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Pre-ordering Note 10+! Let's see if my carrier or Samsung will have the better trade in deal for the S10+...

37. Vogue1985 unregistered

Just keep your s10 plus,wait for the s11 or Note 11.

6. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

Are Samsung doing the same as OnePlus and offering a smaller and slightly crippled version while the Pro/+ version has a glorious no notch screen? No? Oh, I guess they'll have to wait a bit longer until I get another Samsung then.

9. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

No. It is not like OnePlus. OnePlus's affordable variant(OP7) is cheaper compared to last year's(OP6, 6T) one unlike Samsung that is asking more price for a downgarded variant.

13. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Wrong. The OP6 debuted at $530 for the base version. The OP6T and the OP7 both debuted at $550. We don't technically know for sure what the price of the Note 10 will be, but if $1000 is correct, that's the same as the debut price of the Note 9.

24. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

LOL no! OP7 debuted at $470 in India and even lesser in China. Infact even in most other countries OP7 starts at $499. So that makes OP7 an improved version at lesser price. Note 10 is a downgraded variant at higher price. Complete opposites.

25. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

In my country, the prices I quoted are correct.

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It's definitely a similar situation. I'm thoroughly unimpressed by the Note 10 and the Note 10+ will be too expensive, likely debuting at $1150 or more.

12. haydenb

Posts: 139; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

If the Note 10 comes in at $1000 then the Note 9 youll get alot more bang for your buck. A high resolution display a 4000Mah battery and you'll probably be able to get a good deal on a Note 9. As good looking as the 10 will be this is a pass if i want another Note ill get another 9

14. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I'm with you. As far as I'm concerned, Note 9 > Note 10 all things considered, so why not spend less money for a better phone?

32. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

It's friggin huge. A lot of people want a phone that's more functional as a mobile device. Cameras will be better. Display will be better. Speed and fluidity will be better. Design looks even better to most. Charges faster. Battery life may be better even on smaller device.

35. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

A lot of things you mentioned are subjective. I think the difference in size is negligible personally. Cameras will better, sure, but the average person won't know the difference. Display will be better? Possibly, but it has a lower resolution and a hole in it. Speed and fluidity? The Note 9 doesn't lag at all. You can't get much faster than that. I doubt the battery life will be better.

15. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Samsung needs to return to 16 megapixels so that 16:9 photos are higher than 8 megapixels.

28. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Maybe next year. Big camera upgrades are supposedly coming with the Galaxy S11

16. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Anyone know how well FaceID will work on this thing? It seems to be missing a lot of the necessary sensors on the front.

27. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's no different to the Galaxy S10

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