Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 plus announced with 2 different screen sizes, improved S Pen
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ during the
company's Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. The Galaxy Note 10 is a
part of the company's latest efforts of making the Galaxy Note series
accessible to more users with two different screen sizes. The Galaxy
Note 10 and Note 10+ come with a new "asymmetric" design language that
includes a punch hole positioned in the centre for a 10MP selfie camera.
The phone boasts upgraded "Infinity-O" display for the Note 10 and Note
10+ that supports HDR10+ for better contrasts and colours. The Galaxy
Note 10 has a smaller 6.3-inch FHD+ display, while the Note 10+ sports a
larger 6.8-inch quad HD+ display.
The two high-end models use ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that promises more security. On the Galaxy Note 9, the fingerprint scanner was built on the back of the device. Having an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner allowed Samsung to cut down on display bezels, thus allowing for a higher screen to body aspect ratio.
Not surprisingly, the camera hardware on the Galaxy Note series is identical to the Galaxy S10 series. On the Note 10+, which offer five cameras in total, you will get a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 3D depth lens to handle things like augmented reality. The Galaxy Note 10 feature nearly the same set of camera, barring the 3D depth lens on the back. Samsung has also added a new number of new camera features including a new "Zoom-in-Mic", which focuses on audio recording to where you're recording in a video, as well as a built-in video editor for editing clips on the go.
The new Galaxy Note 10 lineup comes with an improved uni-body S Pen, which slides into a lower right corner. Besides allowing you to jot down notes and sign documents, the S Pen doubles as a remote control that can perform thinks like snapping selfies or use the button to transition through presentations. In addition, there's something called Air Actions that allows you to use the S Pen for controlling the camera and playing music. Open the camera app, then press the button and hover your hand left or right to switch camera modes, or up and down to switch to the selfie camera. Samsung says you can customize these "air gestures" for first-party, and some third-party, apps.