This afternoon, South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series China. At the press conference, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G phones. This is the first time Samsung is offering two sizes of the Note flagship series. The Galaxy Note 10+ uses a 6.8-inch display while the Note 10 makes do with a 6.3-inch display.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note10+ details
The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a 6.8-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440p + (498ppi). The smaller Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p + (401ppi). Both screens support HDR10+ and dynamic tone mapping. In addition, the display also uses a punch-hole camera at the middle of the screen.
Both smartphones use the same triple rear camera setup. However, the Galaxy Note 10+ has a fourth sensor. The main camera is a 12MP sensor which supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and dual aperture (f/1.5 & f/2.4). There is also a 12MP telephoto camera that also supports OIS. The third sensor is a 13MP super-wide-angle camera (123°). In addition, the Galaxy Note 10+ features a 3D ToF sensor that can be used by 3D scanner applications to create 3D models of real objects. For selfies, both phones come with a 10MP 80° lens with autofocus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10 comes with the Snapdragon 855 processor. Its storage options include 256GB of storage and a 512GB version. The Galaxy Note 10 comes with 8GB of RAM while the Note 10+ 5G with 12GB. In addition, the Note 10+ has a MicroSD slot that supports cards up to 1TB.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has a built-in 4300 mAh battery which supports 45W ultra-fast charging. Samsung said it only takes 30 minutes to complete the charging. However, you need to buy the 45W charger separately because it comes with a 25W charger. As for the Note 10, it has a built-in 3500 mAh battery which supports 25W fast charge. Both support fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is equipped with stereo speakers, a USB-C headset in the box, but no 3.5 mm audio jack. The sound quality of the speakers and headphones is calibrated by AKG.
The S Pen comes with a new design which adds a dangling gesture feature that allows the user to control some of the phone’s functions by gestures. In addition, S Pen now supports converting handwritten content to text. In addition, the function of the DeX intelligent docking station has been expanded. By connecting to a computer via USB, users can drag and drop files between the mobile phone and the computer, or run applications on the mobile phone. Samsung’s new Windows Link feature integration will synchronize notifications, messages, and photos with Windows 10 PCs, which can be enabled from the Windows Quick Panel.
Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series Bixby has also been upgraded. It is now richer and more convenient. 3D scanned animations can be posted to make videos more interesting and creative.
At the press conference, Samsung said that Samsung Pay has three electronic payment accounts, including WeChat payment, Alipay payment, and JD Financial Payment. It support 145 bank cards, including: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, China Postal Savings Bank, China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, China CITIC Bank, China Everbright Bank, Hua Xia Bank, China Minsheng Bank, Guangfa Bank, Industrial Bank, Ping An Bank, Bohai Bank and Suning Bank.
In terms of transportation cards, Samsung Pay supports 11 transportation cards covering 257 cities, and the traffic card has nearly one million transactions per day. The specific support transportation cards include Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Intercommunication Card, Shanghai Public Transportation Card, Lingnantong, Wuhantong, Jilintong, Jiangsu Traffic Card, Hebei Traffic Card, Xiamen e-Tong Card, Hefeitong, Shenzhen Tong and Harbin Traffic Card.
In addition, Samsung Samsung Pay also supports smart door cards, which can be accessed through the community.
Galaxy Note 10 Series Pricing & Availability
The Galaxy Note 10 comes in an 8GB + 256GB variant and it will sell for 6599 yuan ($934). As for the Note 10+ 5G, it comes in 12GB +256GB in China and will sell for 7999 yuan ($1132). These smartphones are available in Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black. All models commence official sales on September 12.