Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on pictures leak, confirming design change

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on pictures leak, confirming design change
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 inching closer, we're pretty confident in saying that Samsung's phablet flagship has (once again) been thoroughly leaked to death well ahead of its official release. We already know that the Note 10 will have a selfie hole-punch camera, much like the S10 and S10+, but it will be centered, instead of off-set. We also know that there is going to be a Note 10 model with four main cameras, that the S-Pen won't be much different from last year, and that the design will have sharper corners than previous iterations.

What we also assumed to know, but actually got wrong, was Samsung's naming scheme for the Note 10. Rumors suggested that this year, there would be a handful of Note models, including a base version, and "Pro" and 5G variants. As it turns out, however, Samsung decided to stick with its Galaxy S-series naming convention, so the Galaxy Note 10 Pro is actually going to be called the Galaxy Note 10+.

 
This was revealed in a set of hands-on pictures of the Galaxy Note 10, leaked by TechTalkTV on Twitter. As is the case with all early hands-on image and video leaks, the quality of the pictures is absolutely horrible, but there are telltale details that lend them credibility.

Just as we expected, the Note 10 seems to have a centered selfie camera, and it appears to be somewhat smaller than the one on the Galaxy S10. Taking a closer look at the two pictures where the front-facing camera is visible, there seems to be a factory protector pre-applied on the screen. The edge of the camera cut-out in the protector is also visible in both shots, as it catches a reflection from the overhead light. Moving around the back—in true early-hands-on-leak fashion—the only photo we have of the camera on the Note 10+ is an absolute mess of motion blur and compression artifacts. Still, the rumored quad-camera is visible and (fairly) recognizable from what we've seen from renders.


We haven't yet been able to confirm the legitimacy of the leaked images, but from what we've seen, this may very well be our first real look at the Galaxy Note 10+. A blurry and low-resolution look, but our first nonetheless.

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75 Comments

1. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Hot af

28. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Agree! The centered hole punch will be no different than the S10. Software will hide it most of if not all of the time pre-order purchase for me..

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Hideous

29. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

Keeping my Unlocked Note 9 until they go camera below the screen.

3. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Cyclops.....at this point I'd rather have a notch

4. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Yeah, that’s why Samsung putting the most beautiful notch in Galaxy FOLD.

15. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Notches are hideous. If you have to have something, why not have the smallest possible thing? That tiny hole is as small as it gets for tech right now. Probably performs just slightly better in the middle too from a centering perspective.

33. LiveFaith

Posts: 487; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Good point. But pop-up, pop-up & rotate, flip up, or under screen cams are available or in the pipeline. Hopefully one of those rules the day soon.

17. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Looks better than everything out right now, including the OP7 Pro.

32. LiveFaith

Posts: 487; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

You can always order a black sticker to go around the punch hole, take as much space on your screen as you want to block off in order to get you a notch. This could actually be seen as a flexibility feature. You could change your notch to any number of sizes whenever you want. And nobody will know it's actually that horrific punch hole camera!

43. oldskool50 unregistered

So you rather have a inch wide notch vs a tiny whole? I would be stupid to believe that, which is why I don't. And if you actually believe what you said, I question how your logic works. How is a wide notch that blocks a larger part of a display better than a tiny hole? It shouldn't have a hole ot a notch. the Note is plenty big enough for it to be that way. That have a phone that doesn't have either. Why not put a full display on this phone? I like it, but I likely won't be buying it. I do want a new phone this year, but it won't be an iPhone for sure and I won't be gettign the new Note either.

47. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

How well does Samsung’s Face ID work?

52. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

What does that have to do with his comment?

61. oldskool50 unregistered

It works pretty well in fact. Like Apple's Face ID, it can be fooled. Iris Scanner cant be fooled so easily, just like fingerprints. How well is Touch ID working on the latest iPhones. Oh wait. Apple took a safer form of biometrics and replaced it with one that is less secure and lied and claimed otherwise and you all believed it. Hey. The Face Unlock on my Surface, can't be fooled by twins, or 2 people who simply have similar features, but arent related. The iPhone fails on both of those. So how well does Face ID work? It's no better or worse. The only thing is, you're basically forced to use it because you don't have FPS. But I still do. You Apple zealots are just stoned off Apple BS as people are now gonna be in all 50 States, when they all legalize marijuana. I think you've had quite a bit already.

66. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Great, glad to hear they are catching up with Apple. Finger print readers are such a pain when you’re used to Face ID!

69. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

How well does Apples' in-display fingerprint scanner work?

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Why didn’t they keep the hole punch center right... it does look ridiculous on an otherwise beautiful phone

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep. Was much better offset on the side but there were so many reviewers that bitched it should be centered and looks like Samsung caved to the reviewers instead of users.

12. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

What if more users wanted it centred?

44. oldskool50 unregistered

How about it looks better centered. makes more sense to be centered.

41. oldskool50 unregistered

You have zero way of knowing that. And I agree it should be centered. It does look cool on the side on the s10. A centered one for the double camera would have been cool as well.

18. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

It looks better centered IMO. Makes it look more uniformed.

34. LiveFaith

Posts: 487; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I'm not sure i understand this. I'd rather have a pop up / flip cam. But, how is a punch hole in the center so bad. It's symmetrical. I don't prefer right side or centered punch hole.

63. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because lower brings more chance of interrupting useable elements of media and games. It's bad design like a unibrow.

6. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Now it's like a pimple staring at you all the time. What. Sammy. Should. Have. Done.... Take the Note 9 design, thin the top and bottom bezels but keep the symmetry. And, keep the camera in the bezel. The Note Series should be unique from the S Line. All that's different at first glance is camera placement. It used to be when you looked at a note, you knew what you were looking at.

19. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

How many unnecessary comments are you gonna post? Should've just edited your first 2 comments above. We get it, you don't like it. That all could've been said in one comment above.

8. Sategi

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 06, 2019

If this is true i in am going to buy oneplus 7 pro. Why Samsung going to use single camera cutout in MIDDLE of the upper screen and not hide it somewhere to the corner.... I still hope that smaller NOTE 10 will brings at least smaller FLAT screen...

27. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

In that case wait for the 7t. I have the 7pro and I feel the 7t will be the one to get.

45. oldskool50 unregistered

I question how it would be hidden in the corner or not?!

9. Xavier1415

Posts: 207; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Gorgeous!!

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