While we definitely seem to know everything there is to know
about the two main variants of Samsung's "next big thing"
, a third model reportedly headed to the US as well hasn't been quite as present in the rumor mill over the past couple of months. We're talking about the Galaxy Note 10+
5G, which is expected to be sold exclusively by Verizon
in as many as three different storage configurations
The absolute powerhouse is in the spotlight today, as legendary mobile tech leaker Evan Blass
has been able to procure a promotional image confirming a number of important details ahead of an August 7 event
where the entire Note 10 family is supposed to see daylight.
Initial Verizon exclusivity and a crazy pre-order deal
Much like the Galaxy S10 5G
, it appears that the 5G-enabled Note 10 Plus will be available first at Verizon before other US carriers are eventually allowed to join the party. Of course, we don't know exactly how long it might take Samsung to expand this S Pen-wielding beast nationwide and whether or not it will ultimately hit all big four US wireless service providers.
The Galaxy S10 5G launched first on Verizon, slowly expanding to all big four US carriers
In the meantime, we should be happy we get to check out today all that screen real estate of the jumbo-sized Note 10+ in crystal clear quality, along with a snazzy blue S Pen and the eye-catching backplate of a small Note 10 with a gradient finish. In case you're wondering why the front panel of the Note 10 Plus is paired with the rear cover of the Note 10 for this promotional pic, that's actually because Verizon apparently plans to throw in the latter with pre-orders of the former in a 5G-supporting variant. The deal is likely to come with the usual strings attached (monthly installments and a new line of service), but it still sounds pretty awesome.
What to expect in terms of specs, features, and pricing
While the Galaxy S10 5G
is different from the S10
in a number of key ways, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is rumored to largely mimic the spec sheet of the 4G-limited Note 10 Plus. According to the latest gossip
, that's likely to include a massive 6.8-inch display (with a centered hole punch), a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 4,300mAh battery capacity, microSD support, a state-of-the-art quartet of rear cameras with the same main triple setup as the Note 10 and an additional Time-of-Flight sensor, and possibly, up to a whopping 12GB RAM
coupled with between 256 gigs and a full terabyte of internal storage space.
The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is expected to look pretty much identical to the non-5G variant rendered here
That's incredibly impressive but also fairly similar to what the 5G-enabled Galaxy S10
has going for it, so we don't reckon any big price hikes are in the pipeline. Our guesstimate is that the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will start at around $1,400 outright, which sounds like a lot but if you hurry and take advantage of the aforementioned introductory special offer, it's actually not that bad.
By the way, it's worth highlighting that the Note 10 Plus 5G will come powered by a slightly faster SoC
than the S10 5G, but a separate modem will still be needed to tap into the next-gen cellular standard. So, yeah, the two beasts will be very, very similar, at least as far as their internals are concerned.