The anticipated Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event happened yesterday (this morning in Singapore) in New York with Samsung unveiling its flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ during its unpack event.
This is also the first time Samsung has released two different Note models, and there’s more than just screen size differentiating the two.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers a 6.3″ dynamic AMOLED screen while Note 10+ is slightly bigger at 6.8″. For comparison sake, Note 9 has a 6.4″ super AMOLED display screen.
For storage space, like Note 9, Note 10+ comes with microSD card slot and can store 256GB with option to expand up to 1TB. Note 10 however do not have the microSD card slot and has a fixed capacity of 256GB.
Both Note 10 and Note 10+ comes with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Note 10+ has 12GB RAM while Note 10 has 8GB. For comparison, Note 9 has dual channel RAM of 6GB and 8GB.
The Galaxy Note 10 will be available in two colours – Aura Glow and Aura Black. The Galaxy Note 10+ models will come in the same colours, as well as Aura White.
Note 10 and Note 10+ has the same specifications for selfie camera at 10MP. However, the Note 10+ has 3 cameras, while Note 10 has 2 cameras on the rear.
The 2 rear cameras on both Note10+ and Note 10 are the 12MP wide-angle shooter with variable aperture that automatically switches between f/1.4 and f/2.4 to capture images in tough lighting conditions, a 16MP ultra-wide with a 123° field of view and a 12MP telephoto camera.
The Note 10+ comes with additional DepthVision Camera.
For the first time, Note 10+ also allows users to bokeh the background in video mode.
The Note 10+ has a battery capacity of 4,300mAh, which is an upgrade from Note 9, which only has 4,000mAh. The Note 10 however only has 3500mAh of battery life.
Just for fun: Samsung Note 7 (The phone that exploded) has 3,500mAh.
Improved S Pen
Samsung has added six-axis sensors into the S Pen to bring new gestures. For example, flicking the stylus left and right in the Gallery app (like a wizard at Hogwarts) allows you move from one photo to the other.
These movements, also known as the Air Gestures is open to third-party developers. Hence, some interesting applications might appear in the app store in months to come.
Galaxy Note 10 Sale
Pre-order: From today (8 August 2019, 1500hr)
Collection: 24 August 2019
Where: Samsung Experience Store, Various Telcos
Note10 (256GB): S$1,398
Note10+ (256GB): S$1,598
Note 10+ (512GB): S$1,898