Samsung’s newly-launched flagship series – the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are now official and we already know that both these phones will be going on sale starting August 23.
Samsung has now begun handing sending out invites for the India launch of the device on August 20 at 11:30 am at the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.
This is the first year where Samsung has introduced two variants of the Galaxy Note. The smaller model is called the Galaxy Note 10, while the bigger, standard model will be branded as the Galaxy Note 10+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+: Price in India
The Galaxy Note 10 is set to start at a price of INR 69,999 for the variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The variant will be up for grabs in Aura Black, Aura Glow, and Aura White color options which essentially covers all the variants in which the phone was launched.
As for the the larger model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ price in India starts from INR 79,999 for the base variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The company has not revealed the price of the top-end 12GB RAM variant with 512GB storage yet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+: Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the new model introduced by Samsung this year. Samsung clearly figured out that the one size fits all approach does not work anymore and that it needs a smaller model for customers with regular-sized hands – an approach they followed for the Galaxy S10 series as well earlier this year.
The display size has been dropped from last year’s 6.4-inch unit to a smaller 6.3-inch and so has the resolution which has come down from QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) to an FHD+ unit (1080×2280 pixels).
This move should also see benefits when it comes battery life as there’s fewer pixels to push and a smaller 3,500 mAh battery inside as well.
Meanwhile, unlike the Galaxy S10 series this year, the ‘+’ branding really works well for the Note 10+ model.
The Galaxy Note 10+ features a gigantic 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity-O display (Dynamic AMOLED) which is quite large compared to both the older Note 9 and the smaller model we have this year.
Inside we find a similar hardware package, with a 7 nm Exynos 9825 SoC clocked at 2.73 GHz but it packs in 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. The advantage with the Plus model over the smaller model is that you also microSD card expansion up to 1 TB, but you will have to sacrifice one SIM slot for it.
The camera setup also gets an upgrade. There’s a 12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP rear camera setup with a 10 MP selfie camera. But the rear camera setup gets an additional ToF 3D VGA camera as well.
The battery finally gets an upgrade, from 4,000 mAh in the Note 9 to a better 4,300 mAh in the Plus model. The phone surprisingly is also lighter than the previous Note, at 198 grams (vs 201 grams) despite being larger in size. The phones come in a variety of colors, including Aura White, Aura Black, and Aura Blue.