Galaxy Note lineup has come a long way since the days it was once a disaster on the market. Back in 2011, the release of the original Galaxy Note led us to the belief that Samsung had lost its confidence, rushing to beat top rivals out there. However, to our surprise, the original Galaxy Note quickly gained its popularity on the market, with 10 million units sold.
It’s been nearly 8 years since Samsung unveiled the first Galaxy Note model. And the Note series has changed so much since day one, getting bigger in sizes while adding a bunch of new things underneath the surface. In 2016, Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 following reports of exploding batteries, and the company had a hard time back then. The release of the Galaxy Note 8 helped Samsung recover its damaged reputation after the Note 7 disaster. The Note 8 was the best-selling smartphone last year, with 8 million units shipped during its first weeks of availability. The Galaxy Note 9 has been out on the market for a while. And, as the successor to one of the most critically-acclaimed smartphones, the Note 9 is expected to be a giant hit this year.
Samsung took steps to achieving that goal when the Note 9 has received mostly positive reviews, with praise directed at its stunning screen, superb camera, and Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen. However, Note 9 did not see an overhauled design change compared to its predecessor, so the Note 10 is expected to come with a revamped look at launch. In reality, we have started to hear a lot of rumors hinting at the impressive changes coming into the next-gen Note device.
In this article, we have compiled everything we know so far about the Note 10 from reports to fan theories and rumors floating around the Internet.
Release date and price
The Galaxy Note 9 was released to the public on August 24th, sooner than we had expected prior to the event. Indeed, the Note 8 made its debut on August 23 and hit retail stores on September 15th. Launching the Note 9 early aims to take on Apple’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max out there. Sources say that the Note 10 may hit shelves in August 2019. However, it remains unknown when exactly we are seeing the device. Some reliable sources claim that the Note 10 will see the light of day in early August and ship to the public in late August.
When it comes to pricing, the Note 10 won’t come cheap at launch. Indeed, the Note 9 is the most expensive Galaxy Note model ever released to the market. The Note 9 starts at $1,000 for the model with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the model with 512GB and 8GB of RAM retails for $1,250, an increase of $70 compared to the Note 8 launch price.
Sources say that the Note 10 will carry the same price tag as the current Note 9 as Samsung has no reason to increase its Note prices. In reality, the iPhone XS Max is the priciest phone on the market as it sets you back $1500 for the model with 512GB of internal storage.
The Note 9 did not change so much on the outside as Samsung focuses on hardware upgrades and camera features. In reality, the Note 8 is already stunning and visually appealing, so that makes sense seeing that Samsung retains the same design language on the Note 9. The upcoming Note 10 is expected to come with a brand new design at launch. Some reports claim that the South Korean firm has been testing some prototypes which appear to the next generation Galaxy Note 10. Rumors say that the Note 10 will maintain glass body and curved edges at launch.
Sources also claim that the Note 10 won’t come with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, which will pave the way for a device with smaller bezels. Besides, fingerprint scanner will be removed from the phone to make room for an in-display fingerprint reader. In reality, Samsung has long been rumored to adopt a fingerprint sensor that works under the display. However, it is nowhere to be found. Samsung has been working on an under-display fingerprint scanner for months, but the firm needs more time to make sure things go well at launch. Samsung’s main rival, Apple is believed to integrate the technology into its 2019 iPhones. When it comes to the display, the upcoming Note 10 will feature a 6.6 inch Super AMOLED display with support for HDR and Quad HD+ resolution. There is a good chance that the Note 10 will keep the display at Full HD to save more battery life.
The current Note 9 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood, allowing for a better overall performance. In reality, the Note 9 can handle every task you throw at it ranging from editing heavy videos to playing graphics-intense games. The next generation Galaxy Note is expected to include the Snapdragon 855 processor, which is scheduled for 2019 release. Besides, the device will have 8GB of RAM at launch, a boost from 6GB of RAM inside the Note 9. Besides, there will be a Note 10 model with 6GB of RAM at launch. Like the Note 9, the Note 10 will feature at least 256 GB of internal storage and microSD support for storage expansion.
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