Galaxy S10 will be surpassed by Samsung’s newest smartphone tomorrow
Galaxy S10 was Samsung’s first 2019 flagship – four flavours of the hardware were revealed back in February.
Each member of the S10 family is appealing for its unique form factor, features and price – the Galaxy S10e is a tantalising prospect for those not wanting to break the bank with their next smartphone purchase but also want a device they can comfortably use in one hand with ease for instance.
At the time, the S10 was easily one of the most powerful Android flagships on the market.
However, it seems the device will be surpassed tomorrow when Samsung takes to the stage in New York City to reveal its next premium handset, the Galaxy Note 10.
Galaxy Note 10 has been plagued by leaks ahead of its debut, meaning its design and a number of features have seemingly already been outed.
First and foremost, the device is anticipated to break from Samsung tradition by releasing in two models: the standard Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+.
The former has been tipped to be a smaller, more accessible, device from the South Korean tech giant while the latter is presumed to provide a full fat Note experience for Android fans.
Samsung’s smaller Note 10 model has been tipped to boast a 6.3-inch display while the larger Note 10+ has been claimed to come with a colossal 6.75-inch panel.
Alleged images of each flavour that have leaked ahead of release have shown the duo with all-screen designs and extremely small bezels.
Moreover, it also appears the hardware will have a cutout within its display for a single front-facing camera, similar to Samsung’s S10 series.
Unlike the S10 however, supposed photos of the devices have suggested the hole punch will be positioned in the middle of their displays at the top rather than off to the side.
Internally, the Galaxy Note 10 had been rumoured to come with new processors from Qualcomm and Samsung itself from a number of tipsters.
Samsung typically varies the chipsets housed inside its flagships depending on the region they are sold – the firm’s S10 series is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 silicon in the US while in other territories, such as the UK, the handset comes with Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 processor.
Qualcomm has already announced a successor to the Snapdragon 855 called the Snapdragon 855 Plus – the new silicon was claimed by the manufacturer to have a higher clock speed and be more capable with regard to intense tasks such as gaming.
Samsung has also been tipped to be planning a mid-year chip refresh of its own called the Exynos 9825.
Alleged benchmarks of the South Korean tech giant’s new silicon recently surfaced courtesy of Ice Universe – the hardware was exhibited to be more capable than the Exynos 9820 in terms of single and multi-core performance.
Galaxy Note 10 has been plagued by leaks ahead of its debut
It seems the Note 10 will receive Samsung’s upgraded silicon in some territories but in others it will not be treated to Qualcomm’s new processor.
Tipster Evan Blass initially tweeted out claimed US specifications for the Note 10 that declared the hardware would come equipped with the Snapdragon 855 Plus.
He said: “Galaxy Note 10 – 6.3-inch AMOLED at 60Hz and powered by SD855 Plus with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. 3600mAh battery with 45w charging and 15w charge share.
“Note 10+ is 6.8-inches, with 4300mAh, microSD, and an extra depth-sensing camera. Both feature a pen with air gestures, thus the teaser image.”
However, the leaker later amended his post by stating US models will come with a standard Snapdragon 855 processor and not the 855 Plus.
Blass went on: “I feel really stupid whiffing on this twice now, but I’d rather set the record straight, because my credibility takes a hit either way.
Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 10 at an event in New York City tomorrow
“Anyway, speaking to two people with firsthand knowledge of US carrier stock, it seems clear that US devices will have SD855 across the board.”
In addition to its processor, the Note 10 has also been tipped to come with an upgraded main camera boasting a three-stage variable aperture instead of the two-stage present on the S10 series.
This could allow the device to let in more light depending on the circumstance and take better overall photos.
And of course, both phablets are anticipated to tout fresh features for its signature stylus, the S Pen.
Samsung will take to the stage in New York City tomorrow, August 7, where it will reveal its new Note 10 series in full.
Proceedings will kick-off at 9pm – Express.co.uk will be bringing you all the announcements live.