- The Samsung Note 10 series has almost the same configuration as the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus
- It also comes in two screen variants – Note 10 has 6.3 inch and Note 10+ has 6.8 inch screen
After announcing the Galaxy Note 10 series earlier this month, Samsung is now making its debut in the Indian markets. The new smartphones are going to be announced today and will be available in stores online and offline from August 23 for those who have already booked. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 + will be available at the starting price of Rs 69,999 and 79,999 respectively.
The hurry to introduce the phone in India makes sense because it is still one of the few markets that is growing, at a time when shipments in major markets such as China have been declining. According to a recent IDC report, the India smartphone market grew by 9.9% year-on-year (YoY), while shipments to China declined by 6% over the same time period.
The Note 10 series has the same configuration as the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. It also comes in two screen variants – the Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen and the Note 10+ has a 6.8-inch screen, while the S10 has a 6.1-inch screen and the S10 + has a 6.4-inch screen. The Note series has always been known for larger screens and with a 6.8-inch screen, the Note 10 Plus offers the largest screen on the market right now, until Samsung relaunches the Galaxy Fold which has a larger 7.3-inch screen. Which can be folded from the middle. The recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro, which is one of the important competitors in the premium segment, has a 6.67-inch screen.
Apart from the huge AMOLED screen, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 + have a lot to offer for them. The stylus, as the Samsung S Pen states, makes this a one-of-a-kind productivity smartphone for creators, designers and professionals in the move.
In addition, Samsung has trimmed bezels to accommodate larger screens in a single form factor. Also, the punch hole design seen in the S10 is used here, but with a slight change in position that makes it less distracting. It is now placed in the top center of the screen, not in the center on the right.
The Samsung Note 10 series also offers more storage than the S10 series and even in the base model users are likely to get 256 GB of storage with the option to expand to 512 GB via microSD card.
The Note 10 series in India is likely to run on Samsung’s Exynos chipset which was used on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Units launched in the US will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
The India launch of the Galaxy Note 10 series will begin at 12 noon at Samsung’s Opera House store in Bangalore.
Experts are of the opinion that the Galaxy Note 10 is going to get Lullaward response initially as many customers want to wait and see how the Galaxy Fold saga unfolds. Going to hit stores by critics a few weeks ago, Samsung had to postpone delivery of the foldable handset.