Galaxy Note 10 locked in for August 7 Unpacked event in New York
Samsung's hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 10 will debut almost one year to the day after the launch of the excellent Galaxy Note 9 at the same New York venue, according to CNET's sources. The Barclay's Center in Brooklyn is currently the preferred venue, although plans could still change with around 7 weeks till the Korean giant pulls the covers off what is expected to be at least two Galaxy Note models for the first time. Along with a smaller 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10, Samsung is also expected to launch a larger Galaxy Note 10 Pro model with additional RAM, storage and 5G onboard.
Leaked renders of the Pro look stunning, with ultra-thin bezels and a curved 6.75-inch QHD+ Dynamic Super AMOLED display that drops away more sharply than on the Galaxy S10 range. It apparently features a revised Infinity-O display that has a smaller opening for its selfie camera that is centered towards the top of the panel. As a productivity-first device, Samsung appears to have made the decision to avoid dual-front facing cameras as seen on the similarly sized Galaxy S10+. It may also, for better or worse, be the first Samsung flagship to drop a headphone jack.
As with the Galaxy S10 range, the Galaxy Note 10 models in the US and Chinese markets are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 while the rest of the world will receive Samsung's similarly powerful Exynos 9825, a 7nm variant of the 8nm Exynos 9820 -- that said, Samsung could split the chipsets between the standard and Pro variants this time around. The regular model will pick up at least 8GB of RAM while the Pro variant could get a hefty 12 GB of RAM. The Pro model is also expected to pick up a battery with at least 4500 mAh and ultra-fast UFS 3.0 storage. Coupled with the latest incarnation of its signature S-Pen and DeX capability, it will be a powerhouse.