Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy Note 10 line on August 7th

Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy Note 10 line on August 7th
A couple of weeks ago, we passed along the speculation that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center (yes, the same arena that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving now both call home). Today, Samsung confirmed this with a post on its website that read, "On August 7, 2019, Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem’s connectivity to the next level." Technically, this will be another Samsung Unpacked event. We should see the manufacturer introduce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+. There will be a 4G LTE and 5G variant of each phone bringing the total number of units to be introduced to four. This will be the first time that Samsung is selling more than one version of the Galaxy Note at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970 for the 4G LTE model, SM-N971 for the 5G version) is expected to feature a 6.3-inch curved AMOLED display. In the states, you'll find the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform driving the device while just about everywhere else it will be the Exynos 9825 under the hood. The triple camera setup on back will include a 12MP camera with variable aperture, a 12MP telephoto camera, and a 16MP Ultra-wide camera. The Galaxy Note 10 will have an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and a 3400mAh battery. Pricing will reportedly start in the $1,100-$1,200 range.

One variant of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will sport 12GB of RAM


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975 for 4G LTE model, SM-N976 for the 5G variant) will have a larger 6.7-inch curved AMOLED display. Besides having the same three camera sensors used on the standard version of the Galaxy Note 10 on the back, the Galaxy Note 10+ will feature a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor. This is used to measure depth more accurately to produce an improved bokeh effect on portraits. The battery on this model will be a larger 4500mAh and a 25W fast charger will come with the unit out of the box.

The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G has twice appeared in benchmark tests. One model (SM-N976V) was the Verizon version of the phone and included 12GB of memory and the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. The international version (SM-N976B) of the phone came with 8GB of memory and the Exynos 9825 under the hood.


All four models should support the PowerShare reverse wireless charging feature that will allow the Galaxy Note 10 to be flipped face down and used as a wireless charging pad. The Galaxy Buds carrying case and a compatible phone can be powered up in this fashion. There is one major caveat: the battery life of the host phone will be reduced as power is drained from that handset to the one receiving the charge. And of course, all four models will come with an S Pen. Last year Samsung made some big changes to its pen stylus, adding Bluetooth LE connectivity. Assuming that no other changes have been made, the S Pen will remotely open the camera app on the Galaxy Note 10 from up to 30 feet away and snap the shutter or reverse the camera. It also can be used to control streaming music or video on the phone.

The Galaxy Note 10 will feature Samsung's Infinity-O display. That means that there is a punch-hole camera in front for selfies that allows the handset to have a high screen-to-body ratio. Unlike other models from Sammy that use this design, on the Galaxy Note 10, the punch-hole will be in the top center of the screen instead of being found on the left or right side of the display. This has been seen in what are alleged to be live photos of the device. And the other major design change is also camera-related; the rear cameras will be mounted vertically along the left edge of the phone's back panel. Last year's model had the rear cameras placed horizontally along the upper portion of the phone's rear panel.

Related phones

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
Galaxy Note 10+
  • Display 6.8" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4300 mAh

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20 Comments

1. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

"new devices designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem’s connectivity to the next level." So connectivity to 5g ?

2. wh0car3s

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 02, 2019

You didnt mentioned the expected price for the note10+.

4. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

it will be outrageous that's for sure.

9. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Price will still be below Xs Max. Dont worry.

3. bacano

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 24, 2019

"There is one major caveat: the battery life of the host phone will be reduced as power is drained from that handset to the one receiving the charge." Really?

13. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

He probably means that the host phone Battery will be reduced at a faster rate compared to the phone receiving the charge. At least that’s what I hope he really means lmao

5. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Actually it won't be the first time samsung announce more than one galaxy note at the same time. Remember galaxy note4 & galaxy note edge?

6. Jmal25

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2019

Anyone else get the feeling these pro or + phones just another greedy way to get their filthy hands on more money..how about taking care of updates and software on a timely manner for the thousands of phones already out there samsung

10. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Like Apple did to 7+. If you just wanted bigger screen you had to also pay for dual cam and more RAM. No matter if you need them.

11. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I believe it's better to have the option than not to. But I agree regular software updates + keeping existing users satisfied should take priority.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As a customer, I'm very satisfied. And if I'm not mistaken, Samsung has been at the top of smartphone customer satisfaction surveys in recent years, even ahead of iPhone users. I get regular Android security updates, I'm on Android P, and I've got what is for my money the best phone on the market. Where they could use some improvement is in customer service around promotions, etc... Several times I've had to fight to get a promo that was part of the deal when I bought, and their first line CS reps have zero authority to fix any issue.

18. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I'm glad I went from a Note 5 to a Note 9, this bad boy is incredibly satisfying for videos, music, and photo editing. Makes an iPhone look like cheap crap in comparison. That being said, there's more value for the price than other brands, so even if they do a special God tier version for $1,200 you get much more for the money than any other series.

7. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

It's ridiculous that the battery capacity in the normal model will decrease by that much....what the hell Samsung!?

8. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I hope they change the way they do the event. Last year I felt I was watching iphone announcement.

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I know we all complained about the S10/+ punch hole placements and got used to it after awhile. But that centered punch looks like a forehead pimple and your eyes are always glued to the center of the display, regardless of height. I can see it being even more potentially distracting and glaring

15. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I very much doubt I'll get the Note 10 because of the hole. No holes, no notches. It's just bad design, all compromise with very little advantage.

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

How is it a bad design? Because of a hole punch that you'll only know I'd there on an all white display? The display is so damn big the hole is barely taking up any of the screen. If you have a preference of no holes/notches that's one thing; that doesn't mean it's a bad design.

17. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

That display is too big to always gravitate to the top. I'm typing on my Note 8 now & I have to purposely look up to see the top of the screen & where I'm typing is in the middle. Theory proved to be false.

19. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I wonder if they did any kind of internal data polling that led them to the conclusion that a centered punch would be more preferential than a right edge placed one from a consumer reception standpoint. Because the sudden decision to move it seems random. Oh well, the sales will tell and if it’s not something people will like, it probably won’t make it to the S11. I know I personally won’t be investing in this because of the hole placement.

20. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

If it wasn't for that hole I'd be tempted. But sadly it's there so I'm not.

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