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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Confirmed for 8 August Launch – What We Know So Far

Samsung just revealed that the next Galaxy device will be officially announced on 8 August 2019 (adjusted for local time in Malaysia). Chances are, it is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and the teaser released by the Korean company is certainly pointing to that direction.

As expected, there are already quite a number of leaks and rumours surrounding the Galaxy Note 10; it’s shaping up to be quite the flagship smartphone. Here’s what we know so far about it.

Looking at leaked images of the supposed Galaxy Note 10, it’s possible Samsung will continue to use its Infinity-O display on the upcoming phone. In fact, even the teaser itself is putting emphasis on a single camera sensor, which will very likely be placed at the top of the display.

But unlike the Galaxy S10 smartphones’ hole-punch cutout, the Note 10 may have the selfie camera placed right in the middle of the screen like smartphones with a notch. This gives the phone a much more symmetrical look, in our opinion.

Interestingly, alleged images of the Note 10 also show a very small camera cutout on the front of the phone – even smaller than the Infinity-O cutouts on the Galaxy S10 devices. Hopefully, the minimal camera cutout will make it onto the production phone. It really gives the phone a clean, all-screen design.

Much like the Galaxy S10 series, we expect Samsung to release several variants of the Note 10. The Galaxy Note 10+ is supposedly in the picture, along with a standard Note 10 model. Earlier rumours also pointed at a more affordable Galaxy Note 10 variant not unlike the Galaxy S10e, though we haven’t heard of any new rumour regarding that particular model.

Personally, we would love for there to be a compact, more affordable model of the Galaxy Note 10. After all, the compact form factor of the Galaxy S10e is one of its biggest appeals. Even though the Galaxy Note series has always focused on offering big displays, we’re still holding out for a Note 10e variant.

Other alleged specifications of the Galaxy Note 10 include the same Exynos 9820 chipset found under the hood of the S10 series, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, either a triple or quad camera system (the latter could be similar to the Galaxy S10 5G‘s camera configuration), and of course, Samsung’s signature S Pen.

Speaking of which, the S Pen found on the Note 9 added Bluetooth support, which allows it to work like a remote to control the phone. As for the S Pen on the Note 10, many are expecting some form of new feature on top of this. Heck, some are even expecting a camera module to be integrated into the S Pen itself.

Bottom line is, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 shows a lot of promise, even though we’re only judging it based on leaks and rumours. The Note 10 will be unveiled in New York next month, and the launch event will be livestreamed on 8 August at 4AM Malaysia time.

If you’re keen, you can even register your interest for the phone over here to receive regular updates ahead of the event.