Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note 10 Pro Purported Price, Specs, and Features

Insider information about the upcoming 2019 Samsung Galaxy Note stylus-toting phablet models are now starting to surface online -- and almost all of them sound good to me except one.

According to a few serial gadget leakers who have already proven their reliability through the years, the Korean Giant is slated to release two new Galaxy Note handsets this year named Samsung Galaxy Note10 and the larger Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro.

If it's true, this won't be the first time that Samsung would launch two Galaxy Note models at the same time. If you remember, in 2014, the company released both the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge simultaneously.

Samsung Galaxy Note10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro

As a big fan of the S-Pen and a very happy Samsung Galaxy Note8 owner, I like most of the things that I'm hearing about the 2019 iteration to this line.

I particularly love the fact that the Note10 and 10 Pro will mostly have these three cameras at the back, similar to what we are currently seeing on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+:

1. 12 MegaPixels, f/1.5- f/2.4 Dual Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.55" Sensor Size, 1.4µm Pixel Size, Dual Pixel Phase Detection AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization
2. 12 MegaPixels, f/2.4 Aperture, 52mm Focal Length, 1/3.6" Sensor Size, 1.0µm Pixel Size, AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization, 2x Optical Zoom
3. 16 MegaPixels, f/2.2 Aperture, 12mm Focal Length, Ultra-Wide

On top of that, these new models will definitely be able to shoot 4K videos in Super Steady mode using both the primary camera at the back and the front-facing camera. This is certainly great news for vloggers and Youtube content creators -- like me.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S10+, though, both Note 10 and Note10 Pro are not expected to have Dual Front Facing cameras, which could result in slightly inferior depth of field capabilities when shooting selfies. The sole front cam of these phablets will be located right smack in the middle of the top of the screen, which is different from the placement of the selfie-snappers of the S10 and S10+.

As for other technical specifications, insiders say that the Samsung Galaxy Note10 would have a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, 128GB of base internal storage, and a large 4,170 mAh battery. On the other hand, the larger Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro will sport a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, 256GB base storage option going as high as 1TB, and the same-sized 4,170 mAh battery on the Galaxy Note10 Pro.

In terms of design, these two 2019 models are said to look largely different from their Note8 and Note9 predecessors. Aside from donning three cameras at the back arranged in column, these phablets will also have a flat tubular design language that's kind of similar to the look of Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which - for me - is quite easily one of the most gorgeous smartphones ever released.

Of all of the rumors that are circulating about the Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Pro, there's one that doesn't particularly sit well with me: It's the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. I know it's becoming a trend but I don't think Samsung should follow suit. One thing I love about the Note8, Note9, S10, and S10+ is that I can easily and conveniently plug a lapel microphone to them for better audio when vlogging or doing interviews; No need for a dongle. If there's one rumor that I wish won't pan out true, it's definitely this one.

Finally, as regards the price of each version, I'm personally not expecting the Note10 base model to cost less than PHP 59,000 when it lands. I mean, Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB already has an official suggested retail price of PHP 55,990. Both Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Pro will definitely be more expensive than that. I think the Note10 Pro will sell for around PHP 65,000 upon launch; Just a hunch.

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