Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ official, launching at T-Mobile on August 23


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.

Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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    The JOD price doesn’t seem to make sense. The down payment is way higher then the EIP price and the monthly payment isn’t lower enough to make up for the extra money down… I know with JOD they have different down payments though.

    • JBBxWolf

      The term length is 6 months longer on eip. Meaning they can spread out the money better.

      • THXULTRA

        JOD has a balloon payment though at the end (usually around $200). If you buy the phone at the end of JOD you pay the balance of the phone off so the total price either way would be the same if you did JOD or EIP.

        • Albert Orange

          But if you are using JOD as originally advertised, you if you are a frequent upgrader, phone changer… the down payment sucks hard.

        • skywalkr2

          Right. I don’t use JOD until the phone has been out for awhile and they have dropped the down payments to 0

        • Android_God

          Isn’t there an additional $10 a month service fee to remain in the jump on demand program? Plus, you have to have insurance on the phone to right? I say that because while on the program the phone breaks you’re screwed without the insurance

        • Paul

          Jump on demand doesn’t have a service fee, you are not required to get insurance but if you damage the phone it’s subject to a fee for the damage. I had to pay 350.00 for a cracked screen on an iPhone 8 plus because I had no insurance or apple care before I jumped to a different phone, yes a dumb move on me. The program with a monthly fee required is jump 2.0 and that has the insurance included.

        • THXULTRA

          I agree 100%. Miss the days of no down payment. Will wait till it is no down payment then may upgrade. Be pixel looks tempting too.

  • Vlad

    Exactly, there’s completely doesn’t make.
    I have S10+ right now. On which with my T-Mobile history I’ve paid much less down then eip .
    Now if I want to trade it for note 10 plus Which is almost same phone with stylus.
    I will pay $200 just for stylus and in the process loose couple of features including headphone jack .
    Is this a joke from t-mobile?
    And this year no freebies from Samsung.
    Last year received free wireless buds

    • skywalkr2

      Yep got the s10+ without down payment, and no way I would upgrade with JOD.

      • Vlad

        You sure? S10 plus? It’s still has down payment right now.

        • skywalkr2

          Some deal – can’t remember when exactly.

        • marque2

          TMobile has business plans. Sometimes on the business plan they don’t force things like down payments.

    • blakew595

      The freebie is $150 Samsung gift card and 6 months of Spotify/ 4 months of YouTube music

      The s10+ is currently $179 down
      While the note 10+ is $89 down

  • nappent

    I was going to upgrade from my S9 to the smaller Note 10, but the screen resolution is a joke. That’s a lower resolution than my S9. Why in the world would Samsung do this? Just to save some battery life? No upgrade for me this year….

    • Vlad

      Exactly… Raise some specs and lower others .
      Now it sounds like iPhone bs

  • Android_God

    Damn! There is a sucker born every minute with this jump on demand bulshit. You’re getting bent over and ridden hard

    • skywalkr2

      I don’t think very many buy with JOD during the required down payment required times.

    • blakew595

      I’ve had jod since 2014
      I’ve yet to pay full price for a phone
      When it’s time to leave tmo I plan to jump to their cheapest phone and keep it so that I don’t have some outrageous amount to pay when I leave

  • Android_God

    What a fucking racket the mobile industry is becoming. You buy a $950 mobile phone only to have it become obsolete in 2 years.

  • Trevnerdio

    Why would they add sub-6GHz 5G, only to take away mmWave? sub-6GHz is way more useful, but why not have the best of both worlds? Sure, extra cost, but the thing is already crazy expensive anyway.

  • skywalkr2


  • Peter Mellenjello

    This is nothing but a straight money grab!! Samsung do better than this!

  • If you have the note 9 there is absolutely no reason to upgrade at all this year. Plus when Samsung sees their sales tank they’ll put the headphone jack back in next year for sure.

    • Re Lundy

      I was going to buy the 9 when the price dropped as soon as the 10 came out. Guess what? The Note 9 is no longer listed on Tmobile’s website!

      • marque2

        Find out the TMobile model number and then buy it on eBay. Be sure it is a TMobile or is universal unlocked and supports all of tmobile’s bands.

      • Bklynman

        Also checkout Samsung itself,they might still sell it,throw in some extras. Check it any big box stores near you. You might want to check any Tmo stores near you,most of the time even if the phone is eol on the site ,the stores will still be selling them.

      • blakew595

        Note 9

        can get it as an installment plan only
        No jod for it
        Tried to switch back to note 9 but only note option was note 10

  • Android_God

    Is jump on demand still available to new subscribers? If so, isn’t there also a $10 per month fee to be in that program?

    • Yes. That $10 monthly fee plus mandatory insurance makes it a bad deal compared to just trading in last year’s model. I did the math. T-Mobile’s Jump on Demand is not a good deal compared to trading in prior year models..

  • riverhorse

    The new fastest ram is not part of this, but you can get it next year, along with the mmwave… maybe… Or maybe S11 and Note 11 will get one each only, and be missing some other Tmo /Android feature that will only be added to Note 12, but which will unexpectedly lose some already established key band or feature.

    But do keep upgrading every 6 months, Samsung needs help because share price is sinking.

    And those on budgets, keep upgrading to each year’s new 3/32gb release…it should stay at those specs even though flash pricing going down.

    And LG, please keep monkey following your compatriots & both flagship and budget.

    And Moto, likewise with your budget phones.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same…and consumers follow in lockstep, being yanked by the chain attached to their nose rings.

    “if we make the perfect, ideal model; it will kill our future sales” anonymous ceo.

  • I’m disappointed in T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10/10+ trade in offer compared to both their offer last year and what everyone else is offering (Samsung, BestBuy, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint).
    Last year, T-Mobile offered a $500 trade in credit for exchanging their Galaxy Note 8 for the Note 9. Now they only offer a measly $300 dollar trade in credit for the Note 9, a $1000 phone!. Really? Furthermore, they don’t even discount the full $300 but instead split it between a time of sale discount and a gift credit card. The amount of the split isn’t disclosed.

    By comparison, the other competitors listed above offer from $450 to $600 for trading in last year’s Note 9. T-Mobile’s comparatively tiny trade in offer may why they are the only major carrier not listed on BestBuy’s website with a Note 10 pre-order deal.

    T-Mobile needs to do better.

  • Don Turner

    I definitely need to get rid of my Note 8 but the deals for the Note 10 or 10+ suck for existing costumers


      Samsung is giving good trade in deals worth checking out getting the phone from them.

      • Don Turner

        Thank you :-)

  • Ellay

    It seems like you all would be better off with Samsung upgrade.


      If you aren’t on JOD and want to stick with Samsung phones Samsung is a much better deal. Better trade in values and you get the phone unlocked.

      • Ellay


      • Ellay

        I do wish we got the red……that thang is FIRE