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A cheaper Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be in the works after all

A cheaper Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be in the works after all. (Image source: @BenGeskin)
A cheaper Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be in the works after all. (Image source: @BenGeskin)
If Galaxy Note 9 and S10 prices are anything to go by, then the Note 10 will likely come in at around US$1,000. Samsung may have a remedy for this though if you do not fancy digging that deep into your pockets.

More information has appeared online about some form of cheaper Galaxy Note 10, which may be called the Note 10e. In April, Forbes reported that a source in South Korea had revealed that Samsung would be releasing a more affordable version of the Note 10, which "will have a reduced screen size with Samsung sourcing parts for each model separately".

Since then, coverage has focused on what cameras Samsung's next phablet will feature and whether it will support ultra-fast charging speeds. These leaks and rumours may have been referring to the SM-N972 and the SM-N975 though, which Dutch website GalaxyClub asserts are the regular Note 10 and the Note 10 Pro. These two devices are alleged to have 4,300 mAh and 4,500 mAh batteries respectively, which would be 12.5% and 7.5% larger batteries than the Note 9 has.

GalaxyClub also claims to have seen information relating to an SM-N970, which has only a 3,400 mAh battery. This device carries the product code EB-BN970ABU. This battery capacity points towards Samsung releasing a smaller version of the Note 10, which ties with the claim made by Forbes that the South Korean company is developing a more affordable Note 10 with a smaller display.

There is no word yet on what size display the Note 10e will have. The Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch display with a 3,400 mAh battery, while the S10e has a 3,100 mAh battery and a 5.8-inch display, so it would be reasonable to expect the Note 10e to have something around this mark. What do you think about the prospect of a cheaper Note 10?

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Alex Alderson, 2019-05-30 (Update: 2019-05-30)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.