Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with a vertical camera setup pictured in new design renders

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with a vertical camera setup pictured in new design renders
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will arrive this summer chock-full of flagship features, in a rainbow of dazzling colors, and in four—yes, four—different variants, if rumors are to be believed. Contrary to previous reports, the Note 10 lineup won't be a radical departure from its predecessors and the Galaxy S10 models in terms of design, but rather serve as a further improvement to the formula. In other words, the Galaxy Note 10 won't be a foldable device and it won't have an under-display camera, though Samsung has been confirmed to be working on the latter. Instead, Samsung's 2019 flagship phablet will focus on refinements to the already incredibly sleek designs the company is producing, and, of course, top it all off with incredible specs.

Galaxy Note 10 will have a hole-punch camera, but smaller and centered

Earlier this year, we envisioned what the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may look like, based on current information. Prolific leakster Ice Universe then chimed in to tell us that the Note 10 will, indeed, have a display punch-hole, but it will be for a single camera and smaller than that of the Galaxy S10. Most intriguing of all, perhaps, that it will also be centered.

Opinions differ on the positioning of the S10's selfie camera, though we like the offset placement, as the camera blends in with the status bar and is less obtrusive. However, a recent post by Steve H. (@OnLeaks) seems to corroborate @UniverseIce's previous claim that the selfie camera of the Galaxy Note 10 will, in fact, be centered.

Vertical camera setup

The Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to have four cameras on its back. According to the latest rumors, the quad camera setup may be positioned vertically on the back of the Galaxy Note 10, instead of horizontally. If this is really the case, then the camera module is very likely going to be offset to one side. A centered vertical module will take up too much precious space inside the device, which is needed for the Note 10's rumored 4,300 mAh battery.

With this in mind, we arrived at the design that you see above. If the camera arrangement remains horizontal, we're expecting something in the vein of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ 5G. We're rather conflicted about which one we like better – horizontal or vertical. Of course, simply coming up with a design is one thing, and tying it to the insides of an intricate device is a whole different story. With the Note 10, Samsung will have to find a place for four lenses, a flash, and a heart rate sensor, all the while leaving as much room as possible for the massive battery inside, and not making the back of the phone look (too) ugly.

A rainbow of colors

Both the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9 initially launched in four color options, which were subject to availability. But with this year’s Galaxy Note 10, Samsung is reportedly preparing a total of five finishes that’ll include both old and new colors.

Borrowing from the Galaxy S10, the Note 10 will reportedly be available in Prism Black, Prism White, and Flaming Pink at launch. It’s unclear if other Galaxy S10 colors will be available post-launch, but it isn't out of the question, seeing as it's happened in the past.

Like the Galaxy Note 9 that precedes it, Samsung’s next flagship is also set to be sold in a Cloud Silver finish. Completing the lineup will apparently be an all-new red color, which, unfortunately, may be available in select markets only. According to recent leaks, there may also be gradient blue and silver color options, but we don't know anything about those yet.

Disclaimer: the images featured in this article are based entirely on preliminary information about the handset and have no pretense of being fully representative of the device's final design.

Background images by Paweł Czerwiński

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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



1. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

For some reason, I really don't like to Note design! Cant even put my finger on it, but its too "square" for me. S-series is way better looking (except that god awful horizontal camera setup).

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Other rumors have said that the Note 10 is going to have two time of flight cameras this time around. They are great for AR, VR, and other things as well. Just like the latest LG G8 has a time of flight camera as well.

11. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

AR, not VR

7. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"...but its too "square" for me." This is exactly what I love about the design.

20. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018


54. smajilya

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I bought Note9 only for square like design. After upgrading to pie I sold it for rounded looks One UI. I think one ui is developed for rounded S series.

29. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I love the square design of note series and horizontal camera set up...this one look like A9 and every other Chinese iphone knockoff

38. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 376; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I'm digging the industrial design, sharp lines, boxy shape, a slight homage to Sony's omni balance design

51. TadTrickle

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

"God awful "..... Is it really that serious. I don't care about the note, just saying

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not really feeling these renders.

8. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

That vertical camera setup is throwing me off.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah I definitely like the horizontal cameras better. Still can't wait for the beast to get here.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, give me horizontal. vertical wouldn't stop me from buying it though.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, me too.

3. legar123

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Vibranium back and earth shattering record high price tag will make the Note 10 the best selling phone for the next 3 years, minimum!

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Give me that Green.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Liking the blue.

5. Guseinguliev

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

It seems to me the horizontal location of the camera is the original Samsung, and vertically it is a copy of the iPhone.

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

The iPhone was not the first dual vertical camera setup on a phone.

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Don't tell him that, bringing up facts isn't the cool thing to do around these parts....

22. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Ok, Tim cook.

23. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 376; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Don't you mean Tim apple lol

14. axc06j

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

i like the one near the bottom, the black looks stunning.

15. carlito666

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

please no more rounded screen edges, make one version with good old flat screen and you have my money...

16. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

D@mn you Samsung & that curved screen we're expected to write on w/o the pen sliding off the screen

28. oldskool50 unregistered

I have written directly to the bare edge of the phone. harder to do? Sure. Impossible? No! But the fact is, you have 90% screen to write on, why do you need to actually write on the edge? Oh that's right, YOU DON'T!!!

40. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Why do you feel the need to defend the idiocy of a curved screen on a device that has a stylus? Do you buy paper that's curved at the edges?

41. wickedwilly

Posts: 723; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Do you write edge to edge when you use paper? Ever heard of margins? Not that you cannot do it on the Note, you can, as Oldskool says.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta have the S-Pen. It makes the Note so much more versatile.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I have never once "slid of the edge of the screen" while writing on the Note 7,8 or 9.

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