At the Unpacked 2019 event in New York, Samsung debuted the Galaxy Note 10 series, putting an end to months of leaks and rumors. DJ Koh, Chief, Samsung mobile division unveiled the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus 5G phones. But that’s not all!
Besides the three phones, Samsung announced a Galaxy Book S laptop as well.
TLDR? 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 yet to be revealed. The sale in India will begin from August 23.
Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019.
Unpacked 2019 highlights
1. Galaxy Note 10 series
This is the first time we are witnessing three variants of a Note, i.e. Note 10 (standard), Note 10+ or “Plus” and finally a 5G edition, which is basically the top end with 5G prowess.
Let’s start off with the Note 10 Plus features:
Interestingly, this is a year of many firsts for a Samsung flagship. You get a neoteric Infinity-O display that sports various features to its credentials such as Dynamic AMOLED panel, HDR10+ support, WQHD+ resolution, a huge 91.0% screen-to-body ratio, Gorilla Glass protection.
Samsung has embedded a next-gen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screen. Unlock the phone and you’ve One UI based off Android Pie (9.0) software experience.
This software layer runs atop the Exynos 9825/Snapdragon 855 chipset, coupled with upto 12gigs of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. You also get to expand the storage using a microSD card upto 1TB (hybrid slot). The Vapor cooling chamber is there within the device to keep the device cool during gaming hours.
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus runs on a 4300mAh battery which claims to endure all day long. This is compatible with a 45W Super Fast Charging adapter. However, we only get a 25W charging head within the box. There is fast wireless charging 2.0 support and PowerShare reverse wireless charging as well.
All of these is packed in a glass sandwich with an aluminum frame. You get to pick the device in multiple colors such as Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black.
The rear houses three cameras stacked vertically, which queues a primary 12MP + 12MP telephoto sensor plus a 16 MP ultrawide sensor equipped with AI and AR. Right next to the vertical island is a tiny ToF 3D VGA sensor augmenting AR emoji and other applications. The front camera has a 10MP sensor. The videography is also on focus as you get to apply real-time portrait blur and lighting effect on videos.
Moreover, the “audio zoom’ feature, Note 10 lets you focus on the audio whilst zooming videos. The AR doodle feature looks cool as it uses the 3D depth-sensing unit on the Note 10 Plus to scan a real-world object into a 3D virtual model. So this AR emoji is capable of mimicking your moves.
And finally coming to the S-pen, which is a creativity and productivity ninja thanks to a galore of features. The brand new S-pen acts as a remote control for your Note 10. With this stylus, you can enjoy Air Gestures, command cameras and scribble seamlessly on your Note. You can convert handwriting to text format and share it in varied formats.
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Rest all the three phones will bring IP68 dust and water resistance, USB-C port, Dolby ATMOS 3D sound, AKG Tuned Stereo Speakers, and Bluetooth 5.0. Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Note 10 lineup.
Here’s how the Note 10 differs from the Plus variant –
Galaxy Note 10 vs. Note 10 Plus specs comparison
|Model||Galaxy Note 10||Galaxy Note 10 Plus|
2280×1080 Cinematic Infinity-O, Gorilla Glass
HDR10+, in-display fingerprint scanner
3040×1440 (WQHD+) Cinematic Infinity-O, Gorilla Glass
HDR10+ in-display fingerprint scanner
|OS||Android 9 Pie
Samsung One UI (out of the box)
|Android 9 Pie
Samsung 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, 20W Wireless charging and 15W PowerShare||4300mAh with 45W fast charging support (not bundled), 20W Wireless charging and 15W PowerShare|
Galaxy Book S
Galaxy Book S is a 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop powered by a Snapdragon CPU. It comes with LTE connectivity, Type-C, an octa-core 7nm based Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor clocked at 2.86GHz along with long battery life (around 23 hours).
Pricing & Availability
- 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.
- Galaxy Watch Active 2 starting at $280 going on sale from September 13
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Book S is priced a $999 and will be available from September.