Samsung’s latest flagship is here, announced to eagerly awaiting fans at the company’s Unpacked event in New York on the 7th of August.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (and 10 Plus) are the first in the Note line to feature a full, all-screen display, whilst a small circular cut-out for the front-facing camera is the only distraction in an otherwise clear screen.
The Note 10 has a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a full HD resolution and includes HDR 10+ technology that both adapts to bright light conditions but also minimises harmful blue light to reduce the impact of disrupted sleep. Its screen is vibrant and partnered with the hyper-fast 7nm processor on board, its 12GB of RAM, (Note 10 Plus, 8GB on the Note 10), and 5G chip, the device can handle anything from advanced gaming to full-quality streaming on the go.
Both devices offer expandable storage of up to 1TB, and Samsung has positioned the Note 10 and 10 Plus as ‘laptop storage, without the laptop.’ Whilst the claims are bold, Samsung has worked hard to knock down the barriers between mobile device and computer, by also upgrading the capabilities of Samsung DeX. Now, users will be able to transfer files, reply to messages or run mobile apps directly onto their Mac or Windows PC through one single cable, making life easier for those working across multiple devices.
The infamous S Pen has also received an upgrade. Traditionally used as a stylus, the S Pen can turn writing into text, whilst its Bluetooth capabilities turn the pen into a remote control, ideal for presentations. In addition, the pen will continuously charge, whilst its 6-axis giro sensor onboard will allow users to enable touch-free gesture control.
It is, however, the camera that has seen the most notable improvements. For the first time, a live focus capability will bring special effects to video across both devices, whilst Samsung’s Note 10 Plus will offer a separate DepthVision lens to its camera, allowing users to adjust the blur of their photos and ensure a consistently high viewing experience across the board.
Battery intelligence ensures that the 3,500mAh (Note 10) or 4,300mAh (Note 10 Plus) powers you through your day and if you need additional power, super-fast charging can give you the necessary boost within 30-minutes, quickly becoming a standard component of any modern-day flagship device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus will be available in the UK from August 23rd, starting at £724.17 (ex-VAT).