Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. This is the first time the Korean Tech giant is releasing two Note phones at the same time.  There are a few notable differences between the two new devices, not just their screen size. Here are the key differences:

  • Display size: The Note 10 Plus has a 6.8 inches display while the Note 10 has a 6.3 inches display.
  • MicroSD card support: Galaxy Note 10 does not have a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, supports the use of a microSD card.
  • Storage options: There is only one storage option for Galaxy Note 10 – 256GB. Note 10 Plus, on the other hand, has two storage options – 256GB and 512GB.
  • RAM: The Galaxy Note 10 has 8GB of RAM while the Note 10 Plus has 12GB of RAM.
  • Battery: Samsung Note 10 is powered by a 3500mAh battery with 25W wired fast charging support and 12W fast wireless charging support. Note 10 Plus is fueled with a 4300mAH battery with 45W wired fast charging support and 15W wireless fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pricing

The price of the Note starts at $949, which translates to around KSh. 95,000. Price of the Note 10 Plus with 256GB onboard storage start at $1049 which translates to approximately KSh. 101,000.

Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Photo courtesy: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 And Note 10 Plus Quick facts

  • No headphone jack – After Apple ditched the 3.5mm jack, Samsung insisted that it will continue to make good flagships without taking away this port from the user. They have now decided otherwise.
  • Punch-hole display – The Galaxy Note 10 has a punch-hole cutout near the top of the screen, in the middle. This hole house the front-facing snapper.
  • Slimmer, lighter design – Samsung Note 10 is generally slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 even though it has a larger screen.            
  • No Bixby button – Samsung has removed the Bixby button. Long pressing the sleep/ wake button is the new way to activate Bixby.
  • S Pen Stylus – As with preview note devices, the Galaxy Note 10 comes with an S-pen stylus. This pen has new features and the app has been improved. The improvements should make the new notes more appealing.  
  • Cameras improvements – The Note 10 comes with a triple-lens rear camera consisting of a Telephoto lens, a wide-angle lens, and an ultra-wide lens.
  • Under display fingerprint scanner – The fingerprint scanner is now in-display, just like in the latest Samsung S series phones. There is no Iris scanner.
  • DeX improvements – Samsung recently teamed up with Microsoft to include Office apps in Note 10. These apps have been integrated with Dex, making it possible to share files between the Galaxy Note 10 and a PC or Mac. The user no longer needs a dedicated monitor. Instead, DeX allows users to use both PC or Mac apps with Note 10 applications alongside each other.
  • Fast wireless charging 2.0 – The first time this was witnessed was on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung Note 10 colors
Photo courtesy: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus Specifications

 Note 10Note 10 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie with
One UI 1.5
Android 9 Pie with
One UI 1.5
ProcessorSnapdragon 855Snapdragon 855
Display6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED
2280 x 1080 pixels, HDR10+
6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3040 x 1440 pixels, HDR10+
RAM8 GB12 GB
Storage256 GB256/512 GB
Rear Camera12MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV
16MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV
12MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV
12MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV
16MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV
12MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV
VGA DepthVision
f/1.4, 72° FoV
Front Camera10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoV
auto focus
10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoV
auto focus
Battery3500mAh
25W wired
12W wireless
4300mAh
45W wired
15W wireless

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