Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series has officially launched with flagship-grade specs and some cool new features. This year, the Note lineup is bifurcated into three tiers – Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus 5G. The latter is simply put – a 5G-equipped Note 10 Plus.
The Note 10s are powered by either Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset based on region. The Plus variant is clearly positioned as the crème de la crème with significantly better specs than the Note 10. The Unpacked event was tightly orchestrated with glam and pop, leaving out nitty-gritty details.
So, we have curated a list of frequently asked questions by our audience along with the answers. Find them below.
Kindly note: The Q&A is focussed around the Note 10 Plus. The questions and answers, if not mentioned otherwise, are applicable to Note 10 as well unless explicitly stated.
Galaxy Note 10 series Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What are the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus 5G specs?
A. Here’s a clear comparison between the specs of both Notes. FYI, the Note 10 Plus 5G is as the name sounds a 5G-equipped variation of the Note 10 Plus. So, it shares every specification and the features of the Note 10 Plus.
Galaxy Note 10 vs. Note 10 Plus specs comparison
|Model||Galaxy Note 10||Galaxy Note 10 Plus|
|OS||Android 9 Pie One UI (out of the box)||Android 9 Pie One UI (out of the box)|
|Processor||Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855||Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855|
|Internal||256GB UFS 3.0||256/512GB UFS 3.0 and Expandable up to 1TB (Hybrid slot),|
|Front Camera||10MP (f/2.2) Dual Pixel PDAF||10MP (f/2.2) Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Battery||3500mAh with 25W fast charging support, USB Power Delivery 3.0, 15W Wireless charging and 9W PowerShare||4300mAh with 45W fast charging support (not bundled), USB Power Delivery 3.0, 15W Wireless charging and 9W PowerShare|
Design and Display
Q. How’s the design of Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Galaxy Note 10 adorns a unique central Infinity-O cutout which confers a cinematic view. The form factor is more boxed than its predecessors. The 3.5mm headphone jack and dedicated Bixby button are removed. There is an S-pen slot at the bottom.
Q. Exactly, how big is Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a phablet in the true sense of the word. It extends to 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm in dimensions. In terms of footprint, it is slightly wider but shorter in height than the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, it is relatively handy than the OnePlus, in dint of a rectangular boxed design as well as svelte design.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus have a dark mode feature?
A. Yes, the Galaxy Note 10 features native dark mode support, which could be turned on from the One UI Display settings. You can also set it to automatically turn on and turn off (Sunset to Sunrise, custom schedule).
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus have a Glass, Plastic or Metal body?
A. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a glass sandwich body where the front and rear glass with an aluminum side frame.
Q. What is Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus dimensions and weight?
A. Note 10 Plus:162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm (height x width x thickness). It weighs around 196 grams.
Note 10: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (height x width x thickness). It weighs around 168 grams.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus offer Gorilla glass protection?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 Plus display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus feature an in-display fingerprint scanner?
A. Yes, it does support an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
Q. What is that new hole right next to the card slot at the top of Note 10 and Plus?
A. Well, its a secondary speaker hole, which is meant for stereo audio output from the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. The earpiece, which is otherwise used a secondary speaker is too tiny this time around. Hence, the substitute.
Q. Do you get a USB Type C or Micro USB with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Yes, it has a USB Type-C port.
Q. Does the Note 10 Plus feature a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Unfortunately, Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Q. Do you get a USB Type-C earphone within the Note 10 Plus box?
A. Yes, you get an AKG tuned USB-C earphone within the retail box.
Q. Has Samsung included a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle with the box?
A. No, the USB-C dongle is not included with the box. It will be sold separately allegedly around 49.99 Euros.
Q. How is the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Display?
A. You get a large 6.8-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED screen on the Note 10 Plus with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 91% screen-to-body ratio. The standard Note 10, on the other hand, is a 6.3-inch panel, with a lower Full HD+ screen, a 19:9 aspect ratio and around 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Further, Samsung offers HDR10+ and Always-on display feature as well.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus support Auto brightness?
A. Yes, it does support Auto-brightness.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus feature an Always-on-display?
A. Yes, it does come with an Always-on-display. You can customize the clock style.
Q. Does the Note 10 Plus come with an eye protection filter?
A. Yes, it features a blue-light filter and night mode within the settings under Display section.
Q. Is the Galaxy Note 10 Plus dust and water-resistant?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 comes with IP-68 dust and water resistance.
Q. Is the battery of Galaxy Note 10 Plus removable?
A. No, the battery is sealed inside the phone.
Q. What colors are the Galaxy Note 10 Plus going to be available in?
A. You could choose between Aura black, Aura Blue, Aura Glow, and Aura White colors.
Q. Which mobile processor is used in Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Galaxy Note 10 runs on a 2.8 GHz Octa-core (7nm) Snapdragon 855 chipset or a 2.73 GHz Octa-core (7nm) Exynos 9825 SoC.
Q. What are the RAM and storage variants available with Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus?
A. Galaxy Note 10 comes in 8GB LPDDR4x RAM plus 256GB UFS 3.0 ROM combination.
Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes in 12GB LPDDR4x RAM plus either 256/512GB UFS 3.0 storage options.
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G also comes in 12GB LPDDR4x RAM plus either 256/512GB UFS 3.0 storage options.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus support Liquid/Vapor Cooling Chamber?
A. Yes, Note 10 Plus packs a vapor cooling chamber for heat dissipation during long gaming hours.
Q. Which Android version runs on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus? Will Note 10 Plus get Android Q update?
A. Galaxy Note 10 Plus Plus runs on Android 9 Pie-based One UI. Although Samsung hasn’t mentioned any timeline regarding the Android Q update, we expect it to get Android Q update.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Note 10 support MicroSD card storage expansion? Is it a dedicated slot?
A. While the Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t support expandable storage. The bigger Galaxy Note 10 Plus as well as the Note 10 Plus 5G support expandable storage upto 1TB using a dedicated micro SD card.
Q. Which is the default launcher on Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. The default launcher on Galaxy Note 10 is the One UI Launcher which supports an app drawer and many other features.
Q. What is the battery size on Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus? Does it support fast charging? Is the fast charger bundled?
A. Galaxy Note 10 packs a 3500mAh battery that supports a 25W fast charging. The Note 10 Plus carries a 4300mAh battery that supports a huge 45W super-fast charger (sold separately). Out of the box, you get a 25W charger with Note 10 Plus as well.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 Plus supports a 20W wireless charging and PowerShare reverse wireless charging too.
Q. Does the Galaxy Note 10 Plus offer navigation gestures?
A. Yes, you can manually activate Full-Screen Gestures by going to Navigation Bar settings.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus feature App cloning or Parallel Dual Apps?
A. Yes, it has Dual Messenger feature in the settings.
Connectivity and Others
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 Plus is equipped with Dual SIM (nano) Dual VOLTE. So, you can use two Jio SIMs in tandem without a problem.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. No, Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.
Q. What sensors are there in Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Galaxy Note 10 Plus has bagged sensors like an ultrasonic Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2, face unlock.
Q. Does the Galaxy Note 10 Plus support USB OTG?
A. Yes, you can connect external pen drive using USB OTG feature.
Q. Does the Galaxy Note 10 Plus support NFC?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 Plus does support NFC.
Q. What are the connectivity options available with Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Galaxy Note 10 Plus supports these connectivity solutions – dual-band A-GPS,Galileo, Dual SIM Dual VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot.
Q. Does Note 10 Plus support FM Radio?
A. Yes, it is available only in the U.S. and Canada.
Q. What are the new S-Pen features on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. The brand new S-pen acts as a remote control for your Note 10. With this stylus, you can enjoy Air Actions to command cameras functions such as the shutter button, switch between different shooting modes, and zoom in/out from a distance. You can convert handwriting to text format and share it in varied formats. For in-depth knowledge, you may jump to the S-pen tips and tricks.
Q. Where is the Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Pressing the “Side Key” button to the left activates Bixby by default.
Q. How to customize the Bixby button/Side Key?
A. Side Key offers 2 customizable options:
- Press & Hold: Wake Bixby, Power Off menu
- Double-Tap: Quick Launch, Open Bixby, Open App (any)
To customize the Side Key, go to Advanced Features within the phone Settings menu. Therein you will find a Side Key option.
Note: Simply pressing the key, turns on and off the display.
Q. How can you switch off or power off the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Either you can turn it off by –
- Long pressing a combination of Volume down and Power button
- Using the software power button at the top of the quick settings menu
- Press & Hold the Side Key (if you’ve customized the Side Key)
Q. How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. You can take a screenshot by pressing a combination of Volume down and Power button in quick succession. Alternatively, you can do a whole left/right swipe across the screen to capture a screenshot on Note 10 Plus and Note 10.
Q. What is the camera setup on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus?
A. Both Note 10 and Note 10 Plus pack a 10MP front camera. At the back, you get 12MP+12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto+16MP ultra-wide sensor stack. The Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus 5G variants bear an additional 3D VGA ToF sensor.
Q. What are the new camera features on the Galaxy Note 10 series?
A. On the Note 10 Plus, you can use the Live Focus on Videos to add real-time bokeh and lighting effects. This works with the help of that 3D ToF VGA depth-sensing unit. Then there is the “audio zoom’ feature, which lets you zoom in to a video and focus the audio in that region.
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus support PDAF focusing technology?
A. Yes, Galaxy Note 10 Plus is equipped with Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus).
Q. Does Galaxy Note 10 Plus has face unlock?
A. Yes, you get Face Unlock in Galaxy Note 10.
Q. Does the Galaxy Note 10 Plus front camera support Portrait shots?
A. Yes, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus front camera feature portrait shots to capture beautiful bokeh snaps.
Q. Can you record slow-motion videos on Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Yes, you can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps.
Q. What are the AR applications on Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. The AR doodle feature lets you draw on objects or people on the camera frame and AR will map it real-time as they move. Further, on the Note 10 Plus, you can scan a real-world object into a 3D virtual model. This is possible because of the 3D ToF VGA depth-sensing unit. This way, the AR emoji will mimic your moves.
Q. Can 4K videos be recorded on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?
A. Yes, you can click UHD 4K (2160)@60FPS videos.
Pricing and Availability
Q. What’s the price of Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G?
A. The Note 10 Indian price is reported to be Rs. 69,999 while the Note 10 Plus starts at Rs. 79,999 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB variant. The price of high-end 512GB model is Rs. 89,999 in India.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 starts at $949 and Note 10 Plus at $1,099. Both the phones will hit the shelves from August 23, 2019, in the U.S. Indian launch date is set for August 20.
- Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G starts at $1300 as Verizon exclusive in the U.S.
Q. When’s the release date of the Galaxy Note 10 series in India?
A. Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus sale will begin from August 23 in India. The pre-booking starts from August 8 in India. It will be available via all major offline outlets and online sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, Samsung Online Store, and Tata Cliq.
Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus FAQs
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