The Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones are here! There are three different models: Note10, Note10+ and Note10+ 5G. All three beautiful devices have fantastic upgrades and new features.
One of the most talked about changes is the removal of the headphone jack. Type-C earphones come with all of the phone models, but a headphone dongle does not. You can purchase one separately for $10 if you wish to continue to use your wire headphones. With the popularity of wireless ear buds, the loss of the headphone jack is not as shocking as it was for Apple in 2016.
Everyone can agree that the S Pen is the signature differentiator between the Note devices and all other flagship phones. This year, the stylus got the addition of air actions and remote photos. This means that you can set the phone on a tripod, or even prop it up on a table, and control it from across the room. No more setting a timer and running to get in a group pic; simply pose and click the end of the S Pen to snap the perfect photo. Another cool addition is the ability to turn your handwritten notes into text. Samsung claims that charging the S Pen for six minutes will give you ten hours of battery life.
The cameras have undergone great upgrades. From top to bottom, the Galaxy Note10 has a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. The front facing camera is 10-megapixels, perfect for selfies. On the back, the dual aperture lens allows for great low-light pictures.
Video for the Note 10+ now boasts Live Focus, meaning that you can blur out the backgrounds and create great depth of field. You can also use AR Doodle to draw on videos, where the drawings will ‘stick’ to the subjects. Additionally, video now has Super Steady stabilization to eliminate shaky videos. All models come with a native video editor that work with a version of Adobe Premier Rush.
Samsung’s Bixby button moved in with the lock screen button. Simply hold the button down to trigger Bixby. The Note10 also boasts the same in-screen fingerprint reader that the Galaxy S10 has. Additionally, the Note10 phones run off of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. However, only the Note10+ model supports Samsung’s super-fast charger and contains a microSD card slot.
The Note10 phones are available for pre-order now and will be available in-stores on August 23rd.
If you’re purchasing a Note10, don’t forget to get your warranty through Upsie!