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Galaxy Note 10: Dummy units offer a more precise look at the differences between the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

The dummy units are apparently 95% representative of the final retail versions. (Image source: Slash Leaks)
The dummy units are apparently 95% representative of the final retail versions. (Image source: Slash Leaks)
We are but a few weeks away from the next Galaxy UNPACKED event, where Samsung is due to unveil the Galaxy Note 10 series. Leaked press renders and alleged live photos have given us a good idea of what the successor to the Note 9 should entail, but two dummy units show off just how compact the standard Note 10 will be and the additional hardware that the Note 10 Plus will have.

Waiting with baited breath for the Note 10? Well, feast your eyes on a pair of Note 10 dummy units, which have surfaced online today. The units are allegedly based on the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, with TechTalkTV reporting that they are "about 95% similar" to the retail versions.

Both have a mirror black finish, although recent leaked press renders suggest that Samsung will sell the Note 10 series in several colours just as it does with the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 series. The larger of the two dummy units has a pill-shaped cut-out at the centre of the top of the display, which has got many people on Twitter talking. Some have speculated that this could be for a time of flight (ToF) sensor that could have a variety of uses including richer bokeh effect photos, although we cannot confirm that at this stage. Either way, it seems that the Note 10 Plus has additional hardware within its display compared to its smaller sibling, as it does on its rear too.

The larger of the two dummy units has two additional apertures next to its triple rear-facing camera housing, indicating that perhaps Samsung will distinguish the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus by camera hardware along with display size. The smaller of the two dummy units seems to lack a hole for where a heart-rate sensor would be with some suggesting that Samsung plans to integrate this within the new S-Pen. All shall be revealed on August 7 at Galaxy UNPACKED 2019, where we also expect Samsung to unveil the Exynos 9825 SoC. The chipset will probably power the Note 10 series in all but North America, where Samsung typically uses Qualcomm SoCs instead.

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(Image source: Slash Leaks)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-07-23 (Update: 2019-07-23)
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.