Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Completely new design
Samsung orients itself with the appearance of the Galaxy Note 10 neither on the predecessor Galaxy Note 9 nor on the Galaxy S10 Plus. Here, the company provides an independent design, which sets itself apart from the other models of the brand, but also from the competition clearly. The front is covered by a huge 6.8-inch display, which reaches a maximum of 1200 Nits brightness and thus can be read well in any lighting situation. The presentation quality has been improved again. The front camera is now in the middle, creating symmetry that is missing from the S10 models. The edge panel remains in place, so in combination with the thin edges, you basically only have one screen in your hand.
The top and bottom are flat and no longer rounded. Is known in the form of the Huawei P30 Pro . The sides are curved and the transition between the front and back glass is flush. This should make the Note 10 Plus comfortable in the hand. In general, the big smartphone is relatively compact and weighs 196 grams (4G) and 198 grams (5G) is not too heavy.
Other important details:
- The dedicated Bixby button falls away. Samsung does not want to let the language assistant die completely. Bixby is still accessible via the power button and can be used.
- There is no 3.5 mm jack available. Instead, Samsung adds USB-C headphones.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus still has a microSD slot, in contrast to the normal Touch 10, with which the internal memory can be extended by up to 1 TB. Alternatively, you can insert two Nano SIM cards.
- Stereo speakers are still available.
The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is 4,300 mAh. The energy storage can be charged wirelessly with up to 45 watts per cable and 20 watts. Samsung only adds a 25-watt power supply, so that you can not exploit the full potential and additionally have to buy a power adapter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: S Pen with new tricks
Of course, the pen is the big selling point of the Note series. In the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Samsung has given the S Pen new features:
- Notes can be more personal. Words can be highlighted, the color, font or strength adjusted.
- The smartphone can now be comprehensively operated by gesture control with the S Pen. By a certain movement, the mode of the camera can be changed. Samsung also extends the operation with the Bluetooth pen to other apps like the music player. Users can also customize the operation individually and Samsung opens to developers who can customize their apps for it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: The new quad camera
While the Galaxy Note 10 only has a triple camera, Samsung has installed a quad camera on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. So there is now in addition to the normal camera with variable aperture, zoom and wide angle, a time-of-flight camera. This allows the distance to objects to be precisely measured. Samsung also uses the new sensor for exciting e-functions. In videos, a bokeh effect can now be created. So far this was only possible with photos.
There is also an audio zoom function known from HTC smartphones. For example, if someone plays the piano at a certain distance and you zoom in with the smartphone in the camera app, only the sound from the piano is recorded – without ambient noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus gets the Actioncam image stabilization of the Galaxy S10 and a better video editor donated. The self-made videos should be easier to edit directly on the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus with more power
In the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Samsung has installed the Exynos 9825 with a higher performance and better efficiency compared to the Galaxy S10 smartphones. The memory is now 12 GB of RAM and should provide in combination with fast UFS 3.0 memory of 256 or 512 GB for a noticeably better performance on Android 9 Pie.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus can be pre-ordered from 7th August 2019. The following models are offered:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory for $ 1,099
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory for 1,199 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory for 1,199 euros