Samsung’s next Galaxy Note is coming next month, and what better way to get psyched up than a new set of leaked, “official” renders? These new leaks come by way of Winfuture and leakster Ishan Agarwal, and both renders show off the regular Galaxy Note 10 and the bigger Galaxy Note 10 Plus in their full glory.
One of the first things you’ll notice with the Galaxy Note 10 is that Samsung has redesigned the back of the phone. Gone is the horizontal camera strip from last year, replaced by a vertical camera module set off to one side and in one photo, a very Huawei-looking gradient finish.
The front of the Galaxy Note 10 shows off that incredibly small punch hole notch, which houses what we expect to be a 10-megapixel front camera.
Now the physical renders don’t show a fingerprint scanner anywhere, so it’s safe to assume that both versions of the phone will have an under-display fingerprint reader which is fast becoming standard on flagship devices.
Another big upgrade in this year’s model is the use of a 12-megapixel primary camera, with variable aperture technology. While Samsung’s previous flagships already have variable aperture tech allowing the primary camera to switch between an f/1.5 aperture and an f/2.4 aperture lens, the Note 10 can reportedly switch between three – f/1.5, f/1.8 and f/2.2.
Aside from that, the bigger Galaxy Note 10 Plus will have a time-of-flight sensor like the P30 Pro, and both versions of the device will have a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto zoom lens.
Speaking of the Galaxy 10 Plus, it’ll have a substantially bigger display – the regular Note 10 will have a gorgeous 6.3-inch panel, while the Note 10 Plus will have a mammoth 6.75-inch display.
As for hardware, rumors point to the Galaxy Note 10 series housing Qualcomm’s new flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to start in North America, while much of the world get phones with Samsung’s own Exynos 9825 chipset built on a 7nm process for a slight boost in performance and efficiency compared to the Snapdragon variant.
Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus on August 7.