Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release date may have been revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release date may have been revealed
Galaxy Note 10 rumors, both credible and... slightly less so, have been floating around for several months, making it only a matter of time before we got the full picture of Samsung's "next big thing." We always expected that to happen well ahead of the actual August 7 announcement, and lo and behold, the last few days seem to have pretty much completed the puzzle with key pieces like full design confirmation courtesy of high-quality renders and certification documents, European pricing information, and now some rock-solid speculation on a commercial release date.

Although brief, the latest Korean media report concerning the Note 10 and Note 10+ covers several major topics, from expected domestic prices to a few key specifications, a crucial distinction between variants of the two phones set to be released in Samsung's homeland and their "international" counterparts, and last but not least, the aforementioned date on which sales are anticipated to begin by sources at "local mobile carriers."

A fairly predictable launch schedule

More than two weeks before Samsung made the August 7 Unpacked event official, we forecasted the Galaxy Note 10 would be unveiled on the 8th and rolled out to early adopters on August 23. While our announcement prediction almost came true, Yonhap News is giving us reason to believe the other educated guess could be right on the money. Now where's our prize?


Of course, it didn't take a rocket scientist to look at last year's Galaxy Note 9 release date and move it up one day to avoid the weekend. At the same time, it's worth highlighting that Korea's carriers can only speak to a regional launch, so technically, we don't know anything about Western markets yet. But Samsung has made a habit in recent years of simultaneously debuting its flagships in the US and South Korea, and we have no reason whatsoever to expect the company to break with tradition next month.

Meanwhile, if waiting between August 8 and August 23 sounds hard, you should find at least a little comfort in speculation that pre-orders will start just two days after the Note 10 is formally announced.

Pretty reasonable prices... all things considered

There's nothing wrong with being predictable when it comes to the launch timeline of a radically redesigned high-end smartphone duo with impressive specs and a bunch of groundbreaking technologies in tow, but in terms of pricing, we're sure glad we're about to be proven wrong by Samsung. The 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 is expected to start at around €1,000 in Europe and 1.2 million won in Korea, which strongly suggests a US tag of no more than $1,000 for an entry-level 256GB configuration.

That's a lot less than our gloomy $999 guess for a 128 gig variant, with the 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 10+ tipped to fetch €1,150 on the old continent and 1.4 million won in Samsung's backyard. That's likely to translate to around $1,150 with certain taxes removed from the equation, and naturally, we now expect the larger S Pen powerhouse to accommodate at least 256 gigs of data internally as well.

But what's perhaps most interesting about the Korea-bound Note 10 and Note 10 Plus is that they are both projected to support 5G connectivity only, unlike "global" models, which will let you choose between 4G and 5G speeds. That means the Note 10 duo in Samsung's home market will hold a big advantage over the same phones released overseas. Of course, it makes perfect sense to rely exclusively on the new cellular standard where adoption numbers are high and... not so much in the US, for instance, where network deployment continues to be incredibly slow.

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



1. Xavier1415

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Note 10 plus here I come!

2. oldskool50 unregistered

If I decide to buy this Note, it will be the last one for 2 years which means I will probably get the 5G model. It just looks so beautiful. I like the original wallpaper that showed in an early leak vs what is showing now. Other than the phone looking wider, it looks so elegant. Even though Samsung has made several phones that have looked better than others have, especially the S6, S8 and Note 9; the 10 is gonna be hard to top. The iPhone X should not have been short of being more amazing than it is. Even though the physically iPhone X is awesome and stunning, the software runs it. The only people who care about sales is tou, because you have nothing else to brag about with Apple. Hang on to tour sales love, because it short lived. Especially when Apple tops out at only 220M phones in a year with zero competition on their platform, while Samsung sold 435M in a single year with nearly 100 competition OEM. Get over yourself bruh. You've got nothing.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2378; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If you’re not into the S-Pen optimized software of One UI, is it honestly worth getting this device when next generation display panels, SoCs, camera modules and such are 7 months down the line via the S11? Seems like the Note series just takes several months old components from the S series and just makes them run a little more optimally and efficient:

4. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes, bring on the best smartphone for the second half of 2019.

5. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The design kinda reminds me of previous omniblance Sony design.

6. Foxgabanna unregistered

Yo the Note 10 is incredibly good looking. This will be in my pocket come this fall.

7. sebstin

Posts: 192; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

S10 series also around 6.2".. Note series also around 6.5". Whats the difference?.. Atleast regular phones would have been 5-5.7" form factors and Note series 5.8 to 6.5" size..

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