It’s been 8 years since the Note series came in to existence. After 8 years, the month of the 10th iteration of the series aka the Note 10 is finally here. On the 7th of August, the phone was made public and globally the phones are set to release on the 23rd of August. For Nepal, the price for Note 10 for pre-order is at Rs. 116,000 and the Note 10+ is set at Rs 135,000.
The phones will surely be coming to us and we will definitely be reviewing them after but for now let’s have a look at the top 10 features that have gotten me pumped up for this year’s Note:
The Note has always been sort of like a standalone device in its division. This time , Samsung has released 3 models for the device. The 3 variants are priced accordingly to fit the low, mid and high tier status. All of these phones look premium, have boxy outlook and seem to have good weight distribution overall.
Infinity O display
The Infinity O display on both the phones look stunning. The Note 10+ is 6.8” has a large screen with a resolution of 3040 x 1440 while the Note 10 is a bit smaller at 6.3” with 2280 x 1080 resolution. The advantageous feature that tags along with the infinity O display is the removal of notch. The Note 10 and above unlike the Note 9 will not be having the notch. Instead there’s a small cut out for front camera which by this time has been integrated into almost all applications. So, ciao notches!
In previous notes, a major difference between the Exynos and snapdragon was power. The Exynos somehow lacked behind but not this time. This time the Note 10 and Note 10+ will be available with Exynos 9825 which is definitely going to be more powerful and up to the level of snapdragon 855.
The Note 10+ (12/256 or 512) GB has better memory than Note 10 (8/256) GB. At 12GB/512GB, the Note 10+ definitely has better performance and RAM management, the same can be said for Note 10+ as well.
The Magical S-Pen
Every year the S-Pen is upgraded and features something new. This time S-Pen has become sort of a magical wand. The improved S-pen includes motion controls and air gestures which allows you to control certain aspects without having to actually touch the phone.
The UI, apps or switch lenses and camera modes in the camera are some parts that can be controlled without touching the screen. The feature of writing notes in the always on display has also been added which will definitely be convenient.
3D depth camera
The Note 10+ features a quadruple camera setup with the fourth lens being a 3D depth vision camera. With the 3D depth vision comes the AI doodle which allows you draw things in AR and attach it to a person. Another cool feature with the 3D depth camera is 3D scanning.
You can basically scan a real-world object and create a 3D model in your phone. On the downside this 3D Depth sensor will not be available in the Note 10 which is a disappointment. The AR doodles are present on the rear of the Note 10 but without that 3D depth camera, it’s feels kind of dull.
Amazing video capabilities
There are some really interesting video capabilities with the Note 10 and Note 10+. Firstly, there’s going to be a portrait video mode, this will basically let you take videos with the bokeh or portrait feel. Another cool feature and the feature that I like the most is zoom in audio. With this feature, when you zoom in to a particular aspect of the video, the camera will focus on the audio surrounding the object by minimizing the other sounds.
There are a few changes in the outer buttons. The power button has been moved to the left which is fine. The dedicated Bixby button is also gone and in order to trigger Bixby, you’ll need to long press the power button. However, to shut down the phone, you’ll either have to long press the volume and power keys or do it from the notification bar which is going to be a drag.
Battery and quick charging
The Note 10+ comes with 4300 mAh battery life and a whopping 45W fast charging. A day’s power in half an hour easily. The Note 10 on the other hand is left behind with a battery of 3500 mAh and a 25W fast charging. Decent, but out shadowed by the Note 10+ ‘s battery and fast charge capabilities. The Note 10+ also support reverse charging to charge other devices and a 20W wireless charging which is pretty cool.
Goodbye headphone jack
The Note 10 and the Note 10+ are the first in the flagship series to relinquish the headphone jack. The box does include a type C headphone but I doubt that it will be able to fill the void left by the headphone jack.
There are some features this device has inherited from its previous line of phones and that is a good sign. Features like surrounded speakers, IP68 certification, wireless charging, reverse charging and Micro SD support does make the phone more desirable.
Well these were the top 10 features that have gotten me hyped for this year’s Note series. Are these features enough for you to buy the Note 10 and Note 10+? If you’re still not sure do wait for the upcoming review of the device. That’s it for this article do feel free to check some other amazing contents in site.