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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets fancy codename, foreshadows innovative designs

A concept of the upcoming Note 10 featuring a bezel-less curved display. (Source: Wang Haiyin@Behance)
A concept of the upcoming Note 10 featuring a bezel-less curved display. (Source: Wang [email protected])
As Samsung pushed hard to introduce the first foldable phone this year, the S10 and Note 10 flagships did not receive significant upgrades, leaving the real innovations for 2019. The Note 10 will be among the first 5G smartphones from Samsung and it could come with a new bezel-less display that integrates an ultrasonic fingerprint reader.

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While the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 turned out to be decent devices, it is clear Samsung did not put much effort into its flagship smartphones this year. Apparently, the Korean company has been focusing more on the launch of the first foldable device, the Galaxy X, which should be revealed in November. Rumor has it that some technologies that would be featured in the Galaxy X could be included in next year’s S10 and Note 10. Moreover, a new tweet from notorious leaker Ice Universe seems to confirm this, at least for the Note 10 phablet.

Ice Universe recently revealed that the codename for the Note 10 device is “Da Vinci,” suggesting the arrival of some innovative technologies in the 2019 phablet. Everyone was expecting a new design this year, but, unfortunately, Samsung decided to make minimal upgrades to the S9 and Note 9 models. The S10 is supposed to be the first device to integrate the in-display fingerprint scanner (unless it gets featured in the Galaxy X first), and the Note 10 is most likely going to get this feature, possibly even a better ultrasonic version.

The in-display fingerprint scanner should also bring a totally new OLED display, so there is a chance for a completely bezel-les screen. Of course, all 2019 flagship models would integrate 5G connectivity and improved SoCs, not to mention better imaging components like the rumored rear triple-camera setup. Fans have been asking for improved wireless charging, as well, so Samsung is bound to release more powerful wireless chargers next year.

Were this year’s flagship models lacking in innovation? It may appear so, but Samsung had its reasons. We will see if this detour was warranted with the November launch of the Galaxy X.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-09-12 (Update: 2018-09-12)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.