Everything we know so far about the Galaxy Note 10!

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The Android space can sometimes feel like a crowded mess when going to buy a new phone, but year after year, there are some devices that manage to stand out above everything else being offered. For a while now, Samsung's Galaxy Note series has managed to do just that.

Samsung uses its Galaxy Note line to show off the best it has to offer, making it a consistently great choice for power users. Not only that, it's still one of the only smartphone options if you want a built-in stylus experience.

In 2019, we're expecting Samsung to continue this legacy with the Galaxy Note 10. From the latest news, rumors, pictures, and more, here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10!

How many models are we expecting?

Ever since the first Galaxy Note was released in 2011, there's only been one version of the phone released at a given time. This year, however, Samsung might be looking to shake things up.

According to a report from ET News, Samsung is planning on releasing as many as four different models of the Note 10. This includes two LTE options, one with a 6.28-inch screen and another with a 6.75-inch screen, and two 5G ones.

This would be one of the biggest changes we've ever seen to the Galaxy Note's release formula, but if it worked well for the Galaxy S10 which also got four models, it'd make sense for Samsung to bring that over to the Note 10, too.

A May 30 report claimed something a bit different, saying that Samsung will only launch two different versions of the phone. This point was further reiterated on June 6, with 91Mobiles claiming that Samsung will launch the regular Galaxy Note 10 and a Galaxy Note 10 Pro.

What's it going to look like?

On Thursday, June 6, we got our first look at the Galaxy Note 10 thanks to CAD renders provided by 91Mobiles.

There's a lot to digest here, with one of the biggest changes being the Note 10's display. The bezels surrounding its 6.3-inch screen have been shrunk down considerably, and as you can see, the Note 10 uses Samsung's Infinity-O panel with a cutout for the front-facing camera smack dab in the middle. It's an incredibly clean aesthetic, and with no fingerprint sensor found on the back or side of the phone, it's likely embedded underneath the screen similar to the Galaxy S10 and S10+.

Speaking of the back of the phone, this is also where we see the Note 10's three rear cameras. The specs of these cameras remain unclear, but we're likely dealing with a primary, telephoto, and ultra-wide sensors.

And, last but certainly not least, the Note 10 is dropping two features from the Note 9 — the Bixby button and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The former of those two things might actually be praised by a lot of people, but the absence of the headphone jack is bound to cause some irritation among many Note fans.

What specs will it have?

Final specifications for the Note 10 obviously still haven't been confirmed, but according to the same source that provided the above renders, here's what we're currently expecting:

CategoryGalaxy Note 10
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
Samsung One UI
3040 x 1440
Dynamic AMOLED
ProcessorSnapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820
MemoryUp to 12GB
Rear CamerasPrimary sensor
Telephoto sensor
Ultra-wide angle sensor
SecurityIn-screen fingerprint sensor
Dimensions151 x 72 x 7.9mm

In addition to the regular Note 10, it's also reported that Samsung will launch at least one other model in the form of the Galaxy Note 10 Pro. For that version, it's rumored we'll see a bigger 6.75-inch display, four rear cameras, UFS 3.0 storage, and an impressive 45W fast charge system. Furthermore, it's said that the Note 10 Pro could ditch traditional buttons in favor of pressure-sensitive areas of some sort — similar to what we saw on the HTC U12+.

How much will it cost?

Flagship smartphones have always been expensive, but in recent years, prices hikes seem to be happening more and more often. For context, here's the MSRP of some past Galaxy Note phones:

  • Galaxy Note 5: $700
  • Galaxy Note 7: $834
  • Galaxy Note 8: $930
  • Galaxy Note 9: $1000

For the Galaxy Note 10, I'd imagine we'll get a starting price of $1000 once again, with some of the other rumored models going for as much as $1500 — if not more.

Carrier financing will certainly help lessen the burden, but if you plan on buying the Note 10 outright, you'll want to start saving your money ASAP.

When can I buy it?

Samsung typically launches its latest Note phone in either late August or mid-September. Past release dates include the following:

  • Galaxy Note 5: August 21, 2015
  • Galaxy Note 7: August 19, 2016
  • Galaxy Note 8: September 15, 2017
  • Galaxy Note 9: August 24, 2018

We have no reason to believe Samsung is changing its release cycle for the Note 10, so expect it to arrive around the same timeframe.

What about the Galaxy Note 9?

The Note 10 will undoubtedly be a better smartphone than last year's Galaxy Note 9, but that doesn't mean you should count the Note 9 out quite yet.

If you don't care about having the very latest and greatest, the Note 9's a pretty great phone here in 2019. It's still plenty fast, has pretty great dual rear cameras, one of the best AMOLED displays around, and it's since been updated to Android 9/Samsung One UI.

The best part? Since its release, you can now buy it for considerably less money compared to its original MSRP of $1000.

Still good

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

From $678 at Amazon

A great purchase for thrifty shoppers.

Not concerned about owning the very latest phone as soon as it comes out? The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely still worth a look. It's every bit as fast, powerful, and stunning now as it was when it was first released, the only difference being it now costs a heck of a lot less.

Whether you pick up the Galaxy Note 9 now or plan on getting the Note 10 when it comes out, the following accessories will help to make your experience even better.

Add some space

Samsung EVO Select 128GB

$22 at Amazon

MicroSD cards are a great way to expand your phone's storage without spending too much money, and one of our favorites is this 128GB card from Samsung. It adds a good amount of space and is easy on the wallet.

Wireless buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds

$128 at Amazon

Whether you get the Note 9 or Note 10, the Galaxy Buds are a perfect companion. They're truly wireless earbuds that offer good sound quality, a comfortable fit, and long battery life.

Easy charging

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger

From $40 at Amazon

Wireless chargers are always great to have, and it just so happens that Samsung makes one of the best you can buy. The company's Fast Wireless Charger delivers fast charge speeds, an LED indicator light, and a built-in cooling fan.

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