Samsung’s Galaxy Note flagships are always one of the most hotly-anticipated new releases every year, and this year we’re getting two of them.
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. As with previous Plus phones from Samsung, the Note 10+ is larger than the Note 10. The Galaxy Note 10 is packing a 6.3-inch 2280×1080 Dynamic OLED display, while the Note 10+ offers a 6.8-inch 3040×1440 Dynamic OLED screen, making it the largest screen on a Note phone to date.
No matter which size you choose, you’re getting Samsung’s Infinity-O display. That means there’s a hole-punch centered at the top of the Note 10 and Note 10+’s screens where the 10MP front-facing camera lives. This allows Samsung to push the bezels further, giving you an edge-to-edge display. Both displays also feature HDR10+ certification.
Speaking of cameras, that’s another area where the Note 10 is different from previous models. Both the Note 10 and Note 10+ boast a triple rear camera setup that includes a wide angle 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel camera with OIS and an adjustable aperture that goes between f/1.5 and f/2.4. Also included is a 16MP ultra wide angle camera with a 123-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture and a 12MP telephoto camera with optical zoom and OIS. The Note 10+ adds a rear DepthVision sensor that can scan an object and turn it into a movable 3D rendering.
Samsung is also touting that the Note 10 and Note 10+ have “pro-grade” camera features to help you capture better photos and video. These include Zoom-In Mic for amplifying the audio in frame and reducing background noise while recording video, Super Steady for stabilizing your video capture, Screen Recorder, and Night Mode, which helps you take better low-light photos and is now available on the Note 10’s front-facing camera.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Note phone without an S Pen, and both the Note 10 and Note 10+ include Samsung’s stylus. The S Pen on the new Note phones support Air actions that let you do things like control your phone’s camera, media, and other apps by tapping, swiping, or rotating the S Pen in your hand. You can also use Screen Off Memo to jot down notes without even turning on your Note 10’s screen, and the Samsung Notes app can convert your handwritten notes to text.
Another pro-style feature of the Note 10 is Samsung DeX. We’ve seen DeX supported on previous Samsung phones, but on the Note 10 you can just plug your phone into a computer to get a desktop-style environment that supports dragging and dropping files onto your Windows machine, running apps, and more.
Inside the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. The Note 10 is also equipped with 8GB of RAM, while the Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G both get 12GB of RAM. When it comes to storage, the Note 10 comes with 256GB, while the Note 10+ has 256GB and 512GB options as well as a microSD card slot that’s not available in the standard Note 10.
Powering the Note 10 is a 3500mAh battery, while the Note 10+ gets a bigger 4300mAh battery. Both phones have fast charging support, but the Note 10+ supports up to 45W Super Fast Charging with a separate charger.
Other notable features of the Note 10 and Note 10+ include an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, USB-C charging, and NFC and MST for Samsung Pay support. Unfortunately, Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Note 10 and Note 10+, but Samsung tells The Verge that doing so allowed it to pack a larger battery and improved haptic feedback into the new Note phones.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will support T-Mobile’s array of 4G LTE features, including 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and 600MHz Extended Range LTE.
Looking ahead, T-Mobile will get the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G in Q4 2019. This phone will have access to T-Mo’s 600MHz 5G spectrum, which is a feature missing from the Galaxy S10 5G that T-Mobile launched earlier this year. Interestingly, though, while T-Mo says that its Note 10+ 5G will support low-band and mid-band 5G, a report from PCMag (which was later confirmed by T-Mobile Support) says that it won’t support the mmWave spectrum that T-Mo is currently using for 5G in six cities.
T-Mobile will launch both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ on August 23. If you want to guarantee yourself one of the new phones, you’ll be able to pre-order starting tonight, August 7, at 9:01 pm PT/12:01 am ET.
Color options from T-Mobile will include Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black for the 256GB Note 10 and Note 10+, while the 512GB Note 10+ will be sold in Aura Black only.
Here’s what T-Mobile’s pricing for the new Note 10 phones looks like:
Galaxy Note 10
- 256GB: $0 down and $39.59 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, $121.99 down and $35 per month for an 18-month JUMP! On Demand lease, full retail for $949.99
Galaxy Note 10+
- 256GB: $149.99 down and $39.59 per month for 24 months on EIP, $199.99 down and $38 each month on an 18-month JOD lease, $1,099.99 full retail
- 512GB: $249.99 down and $39.59 per month for 24 months on EIP, $245.99 down and $40 per month for 18 months on a JOD lease, full retail for $1,199.99
T-Mobile has confirmed that it’ll offer a couple of deals on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, including one that’ll offer a free Note 10 via bill credits when you buy a Note 10. You can read more details about those two offers right here.