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The Android space can sometimes feel like a crowded mess when going to buy a new phone, but year after year, there are some devices that manage to stand out above everything else being offered. For a while now, Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has managed to do just that.
Samsung uses its Galaxy Note line to show off the best it has to offer, making it a consistently great choice for power users. Not only that, it’s still one of the only smartphone options if you want a built-in stylus experience.
In 2019, we’re expecting Samsung to continue this legacy with the Galaxy Note 10. From the latest news, rumors, pictures, and more, here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10!
- There might be four different models
- What will the phone look like? We aren’t sure
- The specs should be impressive
- Expect the Note 10 to be very expensive
- It’ll likely launch in August or September
- And lastly, don’t count out the Note 9 just yet
How many models are we expecting?
Ever since the first Galaxy Note was released in 2011, there’s only been one version of the phone released at a given time. This year, however, Samsung might be looking to shake things up.
According to a report from ET News, Samsung is planning on releasing as many as four different models of the Note 10. This includes two LTE options, one with a 6.28-inch screen and another with a 6.75-inch screen, and two 5G ones.
This would be one of the biggest changes we’ve ever seen to the Galaxy Note’s release formula, but if it worked well for the Galaxy S10 which also got four models, it’d make sense for Samsung to bring that over to the Note 10, too.
A May 30 report claimed something a bit different, saying that Samsung will only launch two different versions of the phone, so we’ll have to wait and see how things shake out.
What’s it going to look like?
As of right now, we haven’t seen any leaked renders or pictures that give us a real idea as to what the Galaxy Note 10 will look like. Even so, we can make some assumptions.
For starters, it’s safe to say that the Note 10 will have a hole-punch cutout of some kind in its display to accommodate the front-facing camera(s). This is something we saw on the Galaxy S10, so we expect it to carry over to the Note 10 as well.
A glass back also seems likely seeing as how that’s something Samsung’s been doing since the Note 5, and we can also expect there to be at least three rear cameras on the back.
Something that could prove to be very interesting is the potential lack of buttons on the phone. A report from March 29 suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 will ditch traditional buttons in favor of pressure-sensitive sides that mimic the feel and function of them. This point was reiterated on May 30, along with the notion that the Note 10 could ship without a 3.5mm headphone jack.
What specs will it have?
Specifications for the Galaxy Note 10 remain a mystery, but similar to the design, there are a few assumptions we can safely make.
It only makes sense the phone will ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. The Note 10 is also usually home to a lot of RAM, and this year, we can expect anywhere between 8GB and 12GB.
Reports indicate that two of the Note 10 models will have display sizes of 6.28-inches and 6.75-inches, in addition to triple and quad camera setups on the back. Lastly, in regards to connectivity, Verizon confirmed on April 25 that the Galaxy Note 10 will support 5G.
How much will it cost?
Flagship smartphones have always been expensive, but in recent years, prices hikes seem to be happening more and more often. For context, here’s the MSRP of some past Galaxy Note phones:
- Galaxy Note 5: $700
- Galaxy Note 7: $834
- Galaxy Note 8: $930
- Galaxy Note 9: $1000
For the Galaxy Note 10, I’d imagine we’ll get a starting price of $1000 once again, with some of the other rumored models going for as much as $1500 — if not more.
Carrier financing will certainly help lessen the burden, but if you plan on buying the Note 10 outright, you’ll want to start saving your money ASAP.
When can I buy it?
Samsung typically launches its latest Note phone in either late August or mid-September. Past release dates include the following:
- Galaxy Note 5: August 21, 2015
- Galaxy Note 7: August 19, 2016
- Galaxy Note 8: September 15, 2017
- Galaxy Note 9: August 24, 2018
We have no reason to believe Samsung is changing its release cycle for the Note 10, so expect it to arrive around the same timeframe.
What about the Galaxy Note 9?
The Note 10 will undoubtedly be a better smartphone than last year’s Galaxy Note 9, but that doesn’t mean you should count the Note 9 out quite yet.
If you don’t care about having the very latest and greatest, the Note 9’s a pretty great phone here in 2019. It’s still plenty fast, has pretty great dual rear cameras, one of the best AMOLED displays around, and it’s since been updated to Android 9/Samsung One UI.
The best part? Since its release, you can now buy it for considerably less money compared to its original MSRP of $1000.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
A great purchase for thrifty shoppers.
Not concerned about owning the very latest phone as soon as it comes out? The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely still worth a look. It’s every bit as fast, powerful, and stunning now as it was when it was first released, the only difference being it now costs a heck of a lot less.
Whether you pick up the Galaxy Note 9 now or plan on getting the Note 10 when it comes out, the following accessories will help to make your experience even better.
Add some space
Samsung EVO Select 128GB
MicroSD cards are a great way to expand your phone’s storage without spending too much money, and one of our favorites is this 128GB card from Samsung. It adds a good amount of space and is easy on the wallet.
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Whether you get the Note 9 or Note 10, the Galaxy Buds are a perfect companion. They’re truly wireless earbuds that offer good sound quality, a comfortable fit, and long battery life.
Samsung Fast Wireless Charger
Wireless chargers are always great to have, and it just so happens that Samsung makes one of the best you can buy. The company’s Fast Wireless Charger delivers fast charge speeds, an LED indicator light, and a built-in cooling fan.