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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and iPhone XR 2019 leaked together in hands-on photos

This shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ seems to have been taken with an iPhone XR 2019. (Source: Ice Universe)
This shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ seems to have been taken with an iPhone XR 2019. (Source: Ice Universe)
Famed leakster Ice Universe tweeted photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in the wild that were forwarded by an unknown leaker and interestingly, they seem to be taken by what could be the iPhone XR 2019 that is reflected in the Note 10+'s screen. The Galaxy Note 10+'s photo looks to be the real deal and seems to be in line with what we've been expecting so far, but it's authenticity cannot be verified at this time.

The official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is just under a week away and although we know a fair bit about the features and specifications by now, the leaks just don't seem to stop. While we have a good idea as how the Note 10 would look like thanks to renders and dummy cases, famed leakster Ice Universe has now tweeted what appear to be 'real-enough' pictures of the Galaxy Note 10+ that were sent to him by an unknown person. What is more interesting in this leak is that another phone's image is seen in the Note 10+'s reflection, possibly that of the iPhone XR 2019.

The Note 10+ shots seem to confirm what we've been expecting so far — a nearly bezel-less design with a punch-hole camera, the volume rocker and a Bixby button to the left, and a clear forehead indicating the possibility of a Sound on Display (SoD) feature instead of the traditional earpiece.

Information about the iPhone XR 2019 that is reflected in the Note 10 Plus's display is still scarce. We do know that the iPhone XR 2019 (or iPhone 11, if you will) could sport a square and bumpy camera module as seen in recent case renders and we see that here as well. However, this could be a cheap iPhone clone as well so we'd advise some caution here. The area where one would typically expect to find the Apple logo seems to be covered. Also, while the reflection of the cloudy sky in the Note 10+'s screen seems to be pretty clear, the iPhone's reflection looks somewhat doctored.

Another report indicates that the cut-outs in the transparent plastic sheet aren't symmetrical, which does raise a few eyebrows about the authenticity of the photo. We cannot confirm the legitimacy of the leak at this time so do take this with a pinch of salt. That being said, the phone will eventually land up with many carriers and early reviewers so expect to see more such leaks as the launch date nears.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is expected to be quite a beast of a smartphone with a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, an Exynos 9825 or a Snapdragon 855 Plus under the hood, a 12+12+16 MP triple camera setup, a 10 MP selfie camera, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, and a 4,300 mAh battery. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-08- 1 (Update: 2019-08- 1)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.