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Samsung Note 10/Note 10 Plus, India Launch, Top Features Camera, Gaming, S-Pen, Dex


Update – 13/Aug/2019

Samsung Note 10/Note 10 Plus – All Details – At a sparkling event in New York, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. It is the first time that Samsung has launched 2 Note devices instead of one.

The Note Series differs from the Samsung flagship S10 and S10 plus, as it comes with a stylus for writing notes.

Samsung is holding an event in India on 20th August to launch the Note 10 / 10+ in Bengalore. The event is happening at 11:30 am and you can also catch the live stream here at Candytech. 


I never found the S-Pen (stylus) useful, but many find it extremely convenient to use.

There are several new features and upgrades in the New Galaxy Note 10/10 Plus, that I will talk a bit later, but first looks at the variants and pricing.

Samsung Note 10/ Note 10 Plus – India Price, Launch Date, and Availability

The Galaxy Note series is the creme-de-la-creme of the Android world and comes with ultimate specs that you can get on any Android phone.

The Samsung Note 10 comes in following single variant:

  1. 8 GB Ram and 256 GB internal Storage – Price Rs.69,999 or $949.

There is a 5G version with 12 GB ram which will launch in South Korea, and the price is currently unknown. Indian and global version of Note 10/Note 10 Plus comes with only 4G support there is no 5G support.

The storage space on the Note 10 non-expandable, there is no micro-SD card slot present on it.

The Samsung Note 10 Plus Variants –

  1. 12 GB Ram and 256 GB internal storage – Price Rs. 79,99 or $1099
  2. 12 GB Ram and 512 GB internal Storage – Price Rs. 89,999 or $1199
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The storage is expandable up to 1TB using the micro-SD card slot. There will be a 5G variant that will launch in only South Korea.


Availability and Sale Date, Discounts and Offers

Samsung Note 10/Note 10 plus is already up for pre-orders in India on Flipkart and shipping will start from 23rd August 2019.

There are some exciting discounts and offers on S10/S10 Plus currently, Flipkart listing shows 5% discounts using the Axis-Flipkart card. You can buy using HDFC credit card and can get Rs. 6000 discount.

Further, you can pre-book the Note 10/10+ and get the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for Rs. 9,999. The watch is otherwise available for Rs. 19,990.

Moreover, Samsung India has an India launch event for Note 10 where they may announce more discounts. I will update this article, and you can sign-up for my newsletter to get updates.

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Both devices will be available in Auro Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black colors.

Key Specs and Details Samsung Note 10

  • 6.3 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with FHD+ Resolution
  • Exynos 9825 Octa-Core Processor / SD 855 for the US.
  • 3500 mAH Battery with Fast Charging 25 Watts
  • Samsung One UI and Android 9.0 Pie
  • Front Camera – 10 MP Dual Pixel, f/2.2
  • Triple Rear Cameras – 12 MP (f/1.4-f/2.5), 12 MP Telephoto (f/2.1), 16 MP (f/2.2)
  • Improved S-Pen with Air Gestures
  • Ultra-Sonic In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dolby Audio and Stereo Speakers
  • Zoom-in Mic for clear audio
  • IP 68 Rating (Water and Dustproof)
  • Weight – 168 grams  

Key Specs and Details Samsung Note 10+

  • 6.8 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with QHD+ Resolution
  • Exynos 9825 Octa-Core Processor / SD 855 for the US.
  • 4300 mAH Battery With Fast Charging 25 Watts
  • Samsung One UI and Android 9.0 Pie
  • Front Camera – 10 MP Dual Pixel, f/2.2
  • Triple Rear Cameras – 12 MP (f/1.4-f/2.5), 12 MP Telephoto (f/2.1), 16 MP (f/2.2), ToF VGA, f/1.4
  • Improved S-Pen With Air Gestures
  • Ultra-Sonic In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dolby Audio and Stereo Speakers
  • Zoom-in Mic for clear audio
  • IP 68 Rating (Water and Dustproof)
  • Weight – 196 grams

 Biggest Omission from the Note 10 Series

Samsung was the only flagship manufacturers who were still having the 3.5 mm headphone jack, till the S10 series was launched.

Apple, Oneplus, and Google have already removed in favor of additional battery space and use of wireless headphones.

Unfortunately, Samsung has also gone Apple way and removed the 3.5 mm headphone jack from both Note 10 and Note 10 plus.

Moreover, it is an indication that the brand will remove it from the upcoming S11 and S11 Plus when they launch in March 2020.

Why Samsung launched two Variants for Note 10?

This year Samsung has broken a tradition which they have been following for almost nine years.

They launched 2 Note devices – one a huge phablet which people will find hard to pocket and the other one which you can fit in your jeans pocket.

Some people love huge screen phones, but I find these difficult to carry and use, and they don’t fit comfortably in my jean’s pockets.

Top 10 Key Features of the Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10 Plus

1). Design

Note 10 is near bezel-less from all the four sides. There is a tiny selfie camera at the top-center which is even smaller than the punch hole camera we have seen on the S10.

The sim card tray houses at the top and can carry two sims or in case of Note 10 Plus you can use it as a hybrid micro-SD cardholder.

The display is curved at the sides, and bottom side also has very thin bezels. There are highly polished metal sides that seamlessly merge into the glass back.

The phone is thin, has a 7.9 mm thickness and curved edges improve the grip on the otherwise slippery glass back.

The backside has vertically aligned camera assembly and Samsung logo. Notably, there is no Bixby button on the side or a headphone jack at the bottom.

There is USB-Type C port at the bottom to charge the phone or listen to music, pairing it with type C buds.

2). Display

Samsung Note 10/Note 10 Plus

Undeniably, Samsung makes the best displays in the world. Even Apple buy it from them. The Note 10 comes with a gorgeous 6.3 Inch Super AMOLED infinity-O display, as Samsung calls it.

Note 10 has an immersive display that comes with FHD+ resolution (2280×1080 pixels, 401ppi) and has HDR10+ support and dynamic tone mapping.

On the other hand, the Note 10 plus is a step above, with its 6.8 inches, Quad-HD+ resolution display (3040×1440 pixels, 498 PPI).

The Note 10 Plus clearly has more pixels but the FHD+ panel on Note 10 will help it save some battery in day to day use.

For the naked eye, it is tough to find a difference between the displays on both devices.

If you pixel peep, you may notice some difference in sharpness.

3). Cameras and Features

Rear Cameras

Triple Rear cameras are becoming a norm with most phones, and Note 10 is no different. There is a primary 12-megapixel camera with a variable aperture of (f/1.4-f/2.5). The camera can take great images in any lighting conditions. The lens has OIS support and 77-degree field-of-view.

The second lens also has 12 MP resolution and comes with f/2.1 aperture and is a telephoto lens, with OIS and 45-degree field-of-view.

Lastly, we have a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle camera that comes with an f/2.2 aperture. It lacks OIS (optical image stabilization) and comes with and 123-degree field-of-view.

Note 10+ – Quad Rear Cameras

The Note 10+ has the fourth camera for depth sensing, and it helps you click 3D scans of objects. It is a VGA sensor that Samsung calls “Depth Vision.”

Selfie Camera

At the front, there is a 10 Megapixel front camera, with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, and 80-degree-field-of-view.

While manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oneplus and Realme are racing to 100 MP cameras on mobiles Samsung is still not bothered to use a 48 MP lens.

Why? Because it doesn’t make any difference to the image quality.

Special Camera Features of Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

Live Focus Support

Most mobile can click photos with background blur; on Note 10, you can even shoot videos with bokeh.

There are 4 presets Blur, Big Circle, Colour Point, and Glitch that you can use on videos and still imaging.

Three Cameras Offer Versatility

You can shoot portrait modes with excellent edge detection.

And, good Night shots with the wide f/1.5 aperture and OIS support.

The ultra-Wide angle camera is particularly useful in daylight conditions when shooting landscape images.

4K Videos and Editing

Samsung Note 10/10+ offers 4K Video recording support with incredible details and best in class stabilization.

You can even record the 960 FPS slow-motion videos.

Editing and sharing your videos is fun with the built-in Samsung Video editor App.

It is one of the best video editing apps that I have used on the mobile which offers basic features and some special effects at the press of a button. Easy and intuitive.

4). Dolby Audio, Zoom-in Mic

There is a new Zoom-in Mic feature that can control the sound that you record. For example, if you are recording a singing performance, you can focus on recording the song, and less of background noises.  

There are Dolby Audio support and a pair of loudspeakers to enhance your music experience.

5). Performance

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (For The US) Octa-Core Processor or the new Samsung Exynos 9825 (other countries) which are top of the line chipsets.

To make gamers happy, Samsung has thrown in a thin vapor cooling chamber to ensure better thermal efficiency and less heating.

There is also a game mode that optimizes the Note 10 background processes and improves the frame rate in the games.

There is not going to be any issues playing PUBG or Fortnite at highest settings.

6). Battery Life

The S-Pen takes some space in the Note series but this year removal of the headphone jack has helped Samsung to squeeze in more battery capacity.

The Note 10 comes with a  3500 mAH capacity whereas the Note 10+ has a 4300 mAH capacity battery.

The Note 10 plus supports up to 45 watts of charging, and the Note 10 offers upto 25 Watts but the supplied charger offer 25 watts maximum.

Both the devices support wireless charging – 12 Watts for Note 10 and 15 Watts for the Note 10 Plus.

7). S-Pen with Air Gestures

The S-Pen has stood the test of time and is still a major selling point for the Note series.

The primary function of taking notes is still there but with advancements. You don’t need to open any app to take notes or can even convert handwritten notes to typed text, makes it even more useful.

Last year Samsung introduced the low energy Bluetooth technology that converts the S-Pen into a remote to click pictures, open apps, and so on.

This year Samsung has added 6-axis sensor, (a gyroscope and accelerometer) into it.

The benefit is we can use motion gestures to wave it like a magic wand, straight out of Harry Potter movies.

Some of the things you can now do with the S-Pen Air gestures:

  1. You can change camera Modes by pressing the S-Pen button and waving it left and right.
  2. Move it up and down to change between the camera lenses.
  3. Rotating it offers zoom-in or zoom-out function.

Pretty nifty! There will be more additions happening to this from Samsung and third-party App developers.

8). Samsung One UI and Android Pie

Samsung has improved the user experience on its phone in the last 3-4 years.

The transformation from the Samsung Touch Wiz to Samsung experience and now to the One UI is day and night.

The software comes with better icons, fast and fluid UI.

Of course, Bixby and Google assistant is fighting to become your next companion.

9). Ultra-Sonic In-display Fingerprint Scanner

There is a fast ultra-sonic under-display fingerprint reader which can quickly unlock the device.

Further, there is fast face unlock, thanks to the front punch hole camera.

10). Samsung DEX

The Samsung DEX help you use the Note on the large screen of your laptop or even pair it with a PC.

You can drop and copy files and edit them quickly.

What is the Difference Between the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

Specifications Galaxy Note 10 Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Display Size 6.3 inch Super AMOLED 6.8 inch Super AMOLED
Resolution FHD+ (2240*1080) QHD+ (3040*1440 pixels)
PPI (Pixel density) 401 498
Battery Capacity 3500 mAH 4300 mAH
Charging Speed 25 Watts Up to 45 Watts
Rear Cameras Triple Rear Cameras Quad Rear Cameras
Internal Storage 256 GB 256 GB or 512 GB
Micro-SD card support No Yes, Hybrid
Weight 168 grams 196 grams


Samsung Note 10 Vs. Note 10 Plus – Which is a Better Choice?

Based on the above details, you have got a fair idea about the differences in both the phones. You will get a similar battery life; Note 10+ can have slightly more.

The cameras are nearly the same; you are not missing much. Additional Ram or storage is not going to make any real-life difference in performance.

Notably, you have a higher storage option with the Note 10 and can even increase it to 1 TB using the Micro-SD card.

I am more inclined to pick up the Note 10 instead of the Note 10 Plus for its manageable size and ease of use.

The 6.8 inches, 198-gram phablet, is a bit hard to carry around or use with one hand, for me, maybe not for you.

If you love the large QHD+ display and can carry it, buy it. It is the quintessence of Android mobiles.

 Should You Upgrade to the new Expensive Note 10 and Note 10 Plus?

Alright, Note 10 and Note 10+ are not affordable. You can really buy a Honda Activa and still save money to buy a Redmi NOTE 7 Pro.

I know you already have a Hyundai Creta, so you are not worried about the price. It is an excellent upgrade at least for people using the Note 8 or Samsung S8/S9 series.

You may not find it to be a leapfrog update if you already have an S10 or a Note 9. Previous gen iPhone users will love the hardware but may take some time to adjust to the Samsung UI.

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