Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumor roundup: Alleged Geekbench appearances show different SoCs; gaming potential; concept render given the thumbs up
For Samsung Galaxy Note 10 observers thirsty for information, we have three aperitifs of information to drink up. Firstly, MySmartPrice has reported that the SM-N976V and SM-N976B, which are codenames for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro 5G (with the “V” standing for “Verizon”), have been found on Geekbench. The SM-N976V record states this device comes with Android 9, 12 GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 855 SoC. The entry for the SM-N976B model shows Android 9 Pie again, but this variant only seems to feature 8 GB RAM and is believed to sport a 7nm Samsung Exynos 9825 chip.
Of course, Geekbench records are sometimes bogus, so it’s best to take the above information with a suitable amount of pinched salt. NashvilleChatterClass has opined that the “B” model could be for “Boost Mobile”, though. Another persistent rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is that it could feature some fierce gaming chops. An innocuous-looking tweet from Ice universe showing a picture of an old Tetris-style stacking game has led to many comments that this is a subtle hint that the Note 10 will have more in common with a gaming smartphone than a business phablet. This could be true, or it could be simply the noted Note leaker feeling nostalgic.
A concept render (see below) of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 created by Ben Geskin could be what the final product ends up looking like. The designer seems to have been closely following the numerous leaks and rumors, and he has come up with a render that Ice universe has called “correct”. Considering the industry insider and tipster is somewhat notorious for his ambiguous or cryptic messages, this seems a rather direct confirmation of what the Note 10 will eventually look like.