At its massive Unpacked event in the US, South Korean smartphone company, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10 series. Yes, it's a series this time around as the company launched two phones under the Galaxy Note 10 lineup- the standard Galaxy Note 10 and the premium Galaxy Note 10+ which brings in additional features compared to the former. Samsung also announced that the prices of these phones start at Rs 69,999 in India and they'll be up for sale starting August 23. Pre-orders for both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note+ already started in India and several other countries. For the customers who pre-order the device, Samsung will be providing its Galaxy Watch Active for just Rs 9,999, down from its original price of Rs 19,999. There are other cashback related offers as well on both the phones. Let's find out the specs and offers available on the Galaxy Note 10 series in detail.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: Specifications and Features
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ share a similar design language, but the display on the Note 10+ is bigger. The standard Note 10 has a 6/3-inch Full HD+ display, whereas the Note 10+ features a bigger 6.8-inch Quad HD+ screen. That said, Samsung is calling the panels on the Note 10 series as Dynamic AMOLED screens, and both of them support HDR10+. They come powered by Exynos 9825 chipset with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Note 10 comes in a single variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. On the flip side, the Note 10+ features 12GB of RAM and comes in two variants with 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. Notably, the Note 10+ offers a microSD card slot for storage expansion and the Note 10 lacks it.
Samsung has omitted the 3.5mm headphone jack from both the phones, which is a bummer considering the Galaxy S10 devices have it. Rest of the specifications are pretty much identical. Both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones feature triple rear camera setup comprising of 12MP primary sensor with variable aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4), a 16MP wide-angle lens with 123-degree field-of-view and a 12MP telephoto lens. All the three sensors feature Optical Image Stabilisation. Additionally, the Note 10+ has a Time of Flight sensor which is not present on the Galaxy Note 10. Upfront, they both feature a 10MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, 80-degree field-of-view and autofocus support. And yes, there's support for S-Pen and it now brings various new features to the table including air gestures.
The Galaxy Note 10+ has a whopping 4300mAh battery and it supports 45W fast charging which is a first on any Samsung smartphone till date. It also supports 15W wireless charging speeds. On the other hand, the Note 10 has a smaller 3500mAh battery with 25W wired fast charging support and 12W wireless charging speeds. Inside the retail box, both the phones come bundled with 25W wired fast charger. Lastly, the Note 10 series boot Android 9 Pie-based One UI 1.5 out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: India Pricing Revealed
At the same event in the United States, Samsung announced the Indian pricing of both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones. As mentioned above, the Galaxy Note 10 comes in a single variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, and it costs Rs 69,999. The Note 10 can be picked up in three colour options- Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White.
The Galaxy Note 10+ comes in two models with 12GB of RAM being the common feature in both the variants. The 12GB+256GB variant of Galaxy Note 10+ can be purchased for Rs 79,999. Samsung did not reveal the price of the 12GB+512GB variant of the Galaxy Note 10+ though. The Note 10+ will also be available in three colour options- Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White. Samsung will also launch a Blue colour variant of the Note 10+ in the coming days.
As for the pre-ordering details, the Note 10 and Note 10+ are already up for pre-booking in India and it will continue until August 22. Interested customers can head over to Samsung Shop Online, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall, Tata CliQ and retail stores to pre-book any of the Galaxy Note 10 devices.
Samsung also announced some offers for pre-booking customers. Users will be able to get a Rs 6,000 cashback if they purchase the handset using HDFC Bank Debit or Credit cards at the retail stores. The same amount of cashback will be given if they purchase the phone through online stores. Also, Samsung will provide the Galaxy Watch Active at just Rs 9,999 for the pre-booking customers, down from its regular price of Rs 19,999.