Earlier today, Samsung announced for the first time, two new versions of its flagship Galaxy series of smartphones -- the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+ -- during their Unpacked event in New York.
Both are available for preorder in Canada starting today, and for purchase starting August 23, through Samsung Experience Stores, online, and through major Canadian carriers and retail stores.
Starting at $1,259.99 CAD, the Galaxy Note 10 boasts 8GB of RAM, 256GM of storage, and 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor, powered by a fast-charging 3500mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 10+ promises to provide users with more RAM, storage, and battery life with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, powered by a 4300mAh battery for $1459.99 CAD, and 512GB of internal storage for $1,599.99 CAD. Both phones feature screens with minimal bessel, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display, and HDR10+ certification, with a resolution of 6.3-inch FDH+ for the Note 10 and 6.8-inch Quad HD+ for the Note 10+.
Making things interesting, Samsung has a few colour options on offer to fit your personal style. The Note 10 can be had in Aura Black and Aura White, while the Note 10+ comes in Aura Glow and Aura White. Sadly, the 513GB version of the phone can only be had in Aura Black. A limited number of the Aura Black 512GB and the Note 10+ Aura White will only be available in Samsung stores, with Aura Glow and Black available at all major retailers.
The biggest change many users will notice this year is the exclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack. While it is disappointing to see it go, Samsung will be including a set of USB-C headphones in the box. Should you want to use headphones you already own, you can purchase a dongle for an additional $10 directly from Samsung.
While only slightly improved over last years Galaxy Note 9, both versions of the Note 10 line will feature a 12-megapixel dual aperture lens, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 10-megapixel front-facing camera. And as seen in the S10 range of phones, through the software you will be able to switch between the cameras when taking your photos.
The Note 10+ also includes a new 3D depth-sensing camera on the back of the phone. This new camera can be used for not only better portrait photos, mimicking the look of a DSLR with a blurred background, but can also be used for a new feature called AR Doodle. The AR Doodle is the real stand out feature this year, giving the ability to draw in 3D space using the stylus, fixing it to the subject even as they move.
CGMagazine will have more on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in the coming weeks, along with a full review of the new, exciting smartphone.