Rumored Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ prices are not that bad... when you think about it

Rumored Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ prices are not that bad... when you think about it
The "regular" Galaxy Note 10 sure looks gorgeous in a silver color with a gradient effect

High-end smartphone prices have been getting a little out of hand lately, leading us to expect some big numbers for the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 and Note10+. After all, the radical redesign of Samsung's pen-wielding flagship stopped being a secret a while ago, and if the Galaxy Note 9 started at a whopping $1,000, it felt safe to assume its substantially upgraded sequel would cost significantly more in an entry-level configuration.

But WinFuture's Roland Quandt, who happens to be one of the most reliable sources of confidential information in the mobile tech business, has a couple of predictions (based on word from retailers) that don't sound all that bad when put into the right context. Unfortunately, these starting price points are not etched in stone yet, as "markets and other factors" could still impact them between now and a commercial release expected in the second part of next month.

The "regular" Galaxy Note 10 might cost $1,000 with 256GB storage


It's funny, but what seemed pretty much inconceivable just a few years ago is now beginning to sound, dare we say it, affordable. Namely, according to Quandt, European retailers are currently anticipating a €999 tag for a 6.3-inch or so Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with an Infinity-O display, centered "hole-punch" front-facing camera, a triple rear shooter setup, and perhaps most intriguingly, a full 256 gigs of local digital hoarding room.

 

That last part is especially notable because both the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10+ are typically available at $1,000 a pop with half that amount of internal storage space. And while €999 technically converts to around $1,125, that's not how smartphone prices usually work. Instead, with certain taxes out of the equation, we expect the Note 10 to start at $1,000 stateside... if the €999 European tag sticks.

As much as we hate to associate such typically hard to swallow numbers with adjectives like "affordable" and "reasonable", you have to consider the value proposition of a 256GB Note 10 before turning your back on it on pricing grounds. If all the recent speculation pans out, this bad boy will ditch both the headphone jack and dedicated Bixby button while picking up a blazing fast Snapdragon 855 processor (in the US), 8GB RAM, extra-large 4,300mAh battery, in-display fingerprint sensor, and Sound on Display technology that doesn't require a traditional earpiece to produce sound.

The Galaxy Note 10+ will be $150 costlier


If Roland Quandt is correct and the current expectations of European retailers come to fruition, the 6.7-inch or so Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus will fetch €1,150 on the old continent, which is likely to translate to $1,150 in the US. Once again, that may sound excessive, but we're talking about an even larger Android powerhouse here with the same top-notch specifications in tow as the standard Note 10 and presumably a few important upgrades.


A bigger battery is obviously guaranteed, although given the bigger screen, it might not technically constitute an improvement in terms of running time between charges. That leaves us expecting crucial differences between the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus in imaging features, even though the two variants are tipped to share the same number of rear-facing cameras.

One possible advantage of owning the Note 10+ could come from a shooter with three-stage variable aperture, while other rumors are pointing towards a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor sitting on the back of the plus-sized model only. Whatever Samsung has in store here, it's interesting to highlight the expected $150 gap between the Note 10 and Note 10+ would be larger than the $100 separating the Galaxy S10 and S10+. That makes us extremely excited to find out exactly what the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has going for it in comparison with its little brother.

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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
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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27 Comments

1. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

No more note line, welcome S11+ :) Coming from a note 5 user. the only problem with the note line is its spen. I do not want spen on my device. Can't wait for S11+.

4. Xavier1415

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

if you dont want the note then get the Galaxy + lol

19. Orion78

Posts: 212; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Lmao he's just being a troll.

12. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

How long have you felt this way about this 'problem'? If you didn't want the S-Pen, you should've gotten the S6 Edge+.

2. legar123

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Such an expensive price for a nominal upgrade from Note 9. I will pass it for the OP7 Pro with its 90Hz AMOLED screen

13. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

90Hz AMOLED screen also = nominal upgrade from Note 9. *Also, I think you need to look up the word nominal.

18. legar123

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Sorry for making yourself stupid. Nominal: very small; far below the real value or cost.

20. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Right. And the difference between the Note 9 & Note 10 is NOT nominal. Much better camera(s) Better display Better processor Better battery More storage Plus everything else that we don't know about the phone. Who looks stupid now? Lol.

24. legar123

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

I used nominal because these sound like minimal or negligible upgrades to me. The only huge difference is the jump in price tag. Better battery? You forget to mention it has a larger display. Better display? In the what ways? 90hz screen? Better CPU? Exynos 9820 lags behind SD855. More storage? As far as I know, note 9 has an 512GB option. Honestly I thought you were laughing at my vocab lmao. But it's turns out you're an insecure Samsung fan. It's good to be a little insecure about something you love but bad when it's make your look dumb.

26. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

In the what ways? 90hz screen? So far tests between the OP7+ & the S10+ show there's no noticeable difference. Better CPU? Exynos 9820 lags behind SD855. I'm in the US so get snap dragon processors out the box. #winning More storage? As far as I know, note 9 has an 512GB option. Man enough to admit I was wrong about that. Right about everything else, plus what hasn't been announced yet. Again, not nominal. But keep thinking you know what you're talking about.

27. legar123

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Reviewers say they saw a difference with the 90hz screen. You also didn't share what is the upgraded screen about. You also ignoring the fact the larger battery is to power up the larger screen. You're nitpicking to make yourself look better, but unfortunately it backfired and made you look stupid instead.

3. JackWolfe

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 06, 2018

That punch-hole really ruined it for me..

14. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Everyone had their preference, even if it is an overreaction.

22. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Get the note 9 then

5. Allison28

Posts: 19; Member since: May 04, 2013

I was legit worried it was going to be in the $1500-$1600 range. Im happy to see it will be reasonably priced for the new hardware and features.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung can’t afford to go up on pricing as they as they are seeing quarterly declines in shipments and revenue.

9. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

There is no decline, what are you drinking? S line has more than 10% better sales than predecessor. The decline comes from Semiconductor dpt not from mobile devision.

25. legar123

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Galaxy S9 sales are low compared to the S8, which sold less than the S7. So being 10% better than the S9 doesn't really wow anyone tbh.

7. Georgio

Posts: 274; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

It looks like a Huawei

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1841; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That's light work! Pre-ordering is a major major major go!

11. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 192; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Love Flossy Carter Videos!

10. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

In a few months it will come down in price. Just look at the S10

15. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

True. Just look at every phone, cause they all do that.

23. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Except for apple and Google(sometimes)

16. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

Gimmie the plus size any day

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Meh, unused storage doesn't accomplish anything. I'd rather have the headphone jack back than superfluous storage.

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