Samsung made it official: The company will announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 in Brooklyn, New York. Samsung sent official invitations to media this evening. The company’s pro-grade flagship is expected to be the star of the event, which will take place at Barclay’s Center for the second year in a row.
The invitation provides us with two distinct clues that together form an exclamation point. The S Penstylus, long the Note series’ defining characteristic, is standing straight up above a camera lens.
“Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem’s connectivity to the next level,” read part of the invitation.
The shape of the S Pen looks to be identical to that of last year’s Galaxy Note 9, though the coloring is different. The Note 9 featured lavender and yellow S Pens, depending on the color of the phone itself. The S Pen in the invitation is a glossy black.
The single camera is definitely a curiosity. Many expect the Galaxy Note 10 to adopt a triple- or even quadruple-camera design, as seen on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Could the single lens refer to the selfie camera? Possibly.
Galaxy Note 10 takes shape
Thanks to a steady stream of leaks, we already have some information about the Note 10. The first renders appeared in early June and showed a device without a 3.5mm headphone jack (Boo). A second set of images revealed Samsung might also get rid of the dedicated Bixby button. Other rumors pointed to the possibility of cameras with multiple apertures.
The phone will almost certainly be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
More recent reports have introduced a cavalcade of data that may or may not be accurate. Some expect the phone to feature a new or refreshed design. Others note that the phone may come in two different sizes, including a Note 10 Pro variant. Yet others believe a 5G variant could be on deck. Then there’s the idea that it might come with a 5x optical zoom lens to better compete with the Huawei P30 Pro.
Some specs we can expect for sure. The phone will almost certainly be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, accompanied by 8GB or more of memory and 128GB or more of storage. The battery may rate as much as 4,500mAh. As for the screen, well who knows. The Note 9 already has one of the top displays on the market. Other than increase the refresh rate (to 90Hz or 120Hz), there’s not much Samsung can do to improve upon its astounding screen tech.
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