Just a few days after its launch in the US, Samsung Philippines has brought the newest additions to the Galaxy Note lineup to local shores. Welcome the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
The Galaxy Note 10 series boast a new design that’s elegant, premium, and more symmetrical at the same time. Both pack eye-candy Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O displays – 6.3-inches FHD+ for the Note 10, and 6.8-inches WQHD+ for the Note 10+, the largest screen in a Note device to date.
Both devices are powered by the Exynos 9825, the Note 10 with 8GB of RAM and the Note 10+ with 12GB. As for storage, you can 256GB on the former, and up to 512GB on the latter.
For optics, the Note 10 sticks to a triple rear camera setup, while the Note 10+ has an additional DepthVision camera for better depth sensing and for use in AR applications. That’s on top of its wide-angle, ultra wide angle, and a telephoto lens.
There are a number of new features such as Live Focus Video, Zoom-in Mic, which allows you to focus on an audio source in the frame, and Super Steady video. You still get the usual goodies like Live Focus and Dual Aperture. For selfie lovers, Live Focus is also available for the front camera.
The re-imagined S-Pen can now recognize six new gestures called Air Actions that can be used when it’s away from the phone. For instance, you can now swipe up to switch the camera from rear to front. Wave it left or right to switch modes, and swing it in a clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust the zoom. It can also deliver up to 10 hours of standby time in a single charge.
The Note 10 series features an AI-powered game booster to enhance performance. Now, there’s screen recorder for capturing your best highlights in-game, and PlayGalaxy Link which allows you to stream PC games onto the phone.
Both devices run on Samsung’s OneUI. The Note 10 packs a 3,500mAh battery, while the Note 10+ has a 4,300mAh power pack compatible with 45W super fast charging. Both are capable of charging other devices via the Wireless Power Share feature.
|Galaxy Note 10||Galaxy Note 10+|
|Display||6.3″ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 2280 x 1080||6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 3040 x 1440|
|HDR10+ Certified||HDR10+ Certified|
|Processor||Exynos 9825||Exynos 9825|
|Rear Camera||16MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2, 123°)||16MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2, 123°)|
|12MP Wide (f/1.5/f/2.4, 77°)||12MP Wide (f/1.5/f/2.4, 77°)|
|12MP Telephoto (f/2.1)||12MP Telephoto (f/2.1)|
|Front Camera||10MP (f/2.2, 80°)||10MP (f/2.2, 80°)|
|OS||Samsung OneUI||Samsung OneUI|
|Battery||3,500mAh||4,300mAh with 45W Fast Charging|
|S-Pen Battery||Up to 10 Hours Standby||Up to 10 Hours Standby|
|Bluetooth 5||Bluetooth 5|
|Live Focus||Live Focus|
|Zoom-in Mic||Zoom-in Mic|
|Night Mode (Front and Rear)||Night Mode (Front and Rear)|
|Dual Aperture||Dual Aperture|
|Live Focus Video||Live Focus Video|
|Super Steady Video||Super Steady Video|
|Screen Recorder||Screen Recorder|
|AR Doodle||AR Doodle|
|Air Actions||Air Actions|
|AI-Powered Game Booster||AI-Powered Game Booster|
|Samsung DeX||Samsung DeX|
|Wireless Power Share||Wireless Power Share|
|Wireless Charging||Wireless Charging|
Samsung also launched a number of new cases for the Note 10 series, including the very popular LED case.
Pricing, Pre-Order and Availability
Pre-order for both devices will last until August 18. Both will be available in stores starting August 23, 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes in two colors – Aura Glow and Aura Black, and will retail for PhP53,990 (8GB + 256GB). Those who will pre-order a unit can choose between a FREE Galaxy Buds or a Store Token worth PhP3,000.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will come in three colors – Aura Glow, Aura Black,and an Aura White (Note 10+ exclusive). It will be priced at PhP60,990 (12GB + 256GB) and PhP72,990 (12GB + 512GB, Pre-Order Exclusive). Those who will pre-order the 512GB variant will get a 43″ Samsung UHD TV for FREE. Those who will pre-order a 256GB variant can choose between the following:
- A FREE upgrade to a 512GB variant
- A FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0″
- A FREE Store Token worth PhP4,000
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.