The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the long awaited successor to a series that has seen some stagnation. The last few Note devices have been more of the same, so we’re excited to see Samsung making some big changes.
The Galaxy Note 10 comes in two flavors: The standard Note 10 and the higher end Note 10+. Both come with a new version of the Infinity O display with a smaller hole punch dead center with the same ultrasonic fingerprint sensor underneath. They also come with a new S Pen with a few tricks up its sleeve. It has a full 6 axis motion suite, which allows you to use gestures to control the phone. This includes the camera, YouTube, and more with the upcoming SDK. You can also convert handwriting to text and export in popular formats like PDF or Word.
The company is also innovating in the camera department. The Note 10 has added some interesting features like Super Steady, which is video stabilization via AI, and sound zoom, which focuses on sounds as you zoom into video. There’s also a bokeh effect in video with various effects you can add to the background, something that’s been done but is a great addition nonetheless. And you’ll be able to edit it all on the phone with the new editing suite.
Samsung integrated the S Pen into video creation with AR Doodle, which allows you to draw in 3D in video. Whether it’s drawing on faces, or throwing out water droplets that reflect their surroundings, you can see your drawings in 3D space. It can also scan 3D objects and manipulate them in video, or even 3D print them.
The Note 10 features a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 855+ processor, 25W fast charging, wireless charging with reverse wireless charging for your earbuds and watch, and Microsoft integration with a Link to Windows button. Later this year that integration will include phone calling on your laptop. The Note 10 Plus bumps the screen size up to a crazy 6.8-inches and 45W Super Fast charging. There’s also a Note 10 5G model coming later.
The Note 10 and Note 10+ will be launching on August 23 for $949 and $1099 for the standard and Plus models respectively. You can pre-order yours starting tomorrow, including at the Microsoft Store.