Samsung India today announced their latest addition to the Galaxy Note10 series at their iconic Samsung Opera House store in Bengaluru. The Galaxy Note10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ duo will go on sale in India next week and while both phones vary in terms of size and hardware parameters, Samsung has tried to ensure that both devices offer the best of Galaxy Note features at different price points.
Starting with the Galaxy Note 10, the phone features a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display and is powered by Samsung’s 7nm Exynos processor. In India, only one variant will be on sale, which will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It will have 3500mAh battery and a triple camera setup at the back with a 12MP f1.5/f2.4 OIS main sensor complemented by a 16MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto. The front facing is a 10MP f/2.2 sensor.
When it comes to the Galaxy Note10+, the phone has the same processor but bumps the RAM to 12GB with an option of going with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. The display is bigger as well, which now stands at 6.8-inches and is a Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O panel.
Interestingly, the camera setup on the Galaxy Note10+ is very similar to its smaller sized sibling except the Galaxy Note10+ adds another DepthVision
VGA camera. The battery capacity is also jacked up to 4300mAh.
Both phones can charge the phones at 25W but a special super fast charger by Samsung will allow the Galaxy Note10+ to support up to 45W that will fully charge the device in around 30 minutes.
However, this is where the differences between the Galaxy Note10 and the Galaxy Note10+ end. The edge-to-edge designed devices are packed with features like Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Wireless PowerShare that allows to charge other Qi-supported devices wirelessly, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Pay and improved Samsung DeX that does not require the dedicated dock to work.
Samsung has also improved the S Pen that brings in more gestures to use and control many aspects of the phone. Furthermore, the phones have features like zoom-in mic that amplifies audio when you zoom in the video; Live-focus blurs the background while shooting a video; and comes with a screen-recorder AR Doodle, 3D Scanner and more.
We managed to get our hands on the Galaxy Note10+ and seems like a big jump over the previous Galaxy Note9’s design. The Aura Glow colour shows a variety of different shades when light reflects on its surface. The huge display is a non-issue as Samsung has in fact, managed to shave the phone’s thickness by a few millimeters and made it lighter compared to the Galaxy Note9.
Interestingly, Samsung is the latest company to give the 3.5mm headphone jack a miss but bundles USB-C AKG earphones.
The Galaxy Note10 is priced at Rs. 69,999 (8GB+256GB) whereas the Galaxy Note10+ is priced at Rs. 79,999 (12GB+256GB) and Rs. 89,999 (12GB+512GB).