Samsung to Hold Event on August 7 to Unveil Galaxy Note 10

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Samsung yesterday announced plans to hold an event on Wednesday, August 7 in New York City, where it will unveil the next-generation Galaxy Note device.

Samsung splits its smartphone unveilings into two events each year, and in February unveiled its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The Galaxy Note line is Samsung's larger smartphone equipped with a stylus, and the Note 10's unveiling will come just about a month ahead of when we're expecting to see Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup.


There were no details provided about the upcoming device, but Samsung says it is going to "unveil new devices designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem's connectivity to the next level." The event's invite features an S-Pen and a camera lens.

Rumors and leaked design renders suggest the Galaxy Note 10 will feature 6.28 and 6.75-inch glass bodies (two sizes are rumored) with the same boxy design used in previous note devices. The front is said to feature an edge-to-edge display with a single center hole punch camera while the back is said to include a quad-camera setup.


There are three traditional cameras (12-megapixel wide-angle, 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle, and 12-megapixel telephoto) along with a fourth time-of-flight 3D depth camera, which is a feature that rumors have indicated Apple will bring to the iPhone in 2020. It's also supposed to include an under-display fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy S10, and 5G variants may be offered as well.

Samsung may also use its upcoming August event to provide more detail on when we can expect the delayed Galaxy Fold to launch. Samsung planned to release it earlier this year but then canceled its debut after multiple poor reviews from media sites.

Samsung has also shown off a Bixby smart speaker several times, which is designed to compete with the HomePod. The Galaxy Home speaker has not yet launched and little has been said about it recently, but we could hear more at the Unpacked event.

We don't know when Apple will unveil its own 2019 smartphone lineup, but based on past years, we can expect the Cupertino-based company to hold an event somewhere around the first or second week of September, with September 9 or September 10 being likely possible candidates.

Apple plans to offer its 2019 iPhones in three sizes, identical to the current iPhone lineup. The two higher-end devices will continue to use OLED, while the iPhone XR successor will feature an LCD and a cheaper price tag.


The iPhone XS and XS Max successors will use triple-lens cameras, while the XR successor will feature a dual-lens camera. The camera updates will be the biggest changes to the iPhones in 2019.

No 5G connectivity is coming this year, but faster WiFi and LTE is expected, as are some neat little tweaks like bilateral wireless charging for charging AirPods and other devices with the iPhone. A much more substantial update with 3D cameras, new sizes, and 5G is expected in 2020. For more on the 2019 iPhones, make sure to check out our roundup.

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Art Mark

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Exactly. It’s amazing to me that anyone cares. Apple events didn’t matter to most people for years and years. Releasing a new phone isn’t deserving of such an event every year. Apple knows this and I’m sure they are trying to figure out a way around it. Samsung is a hack appliance company. Do they hold refrigerator release events. Industrial drill events? Only for people who care about that specific thing. This is soooo silly. But it makes Samsung and the Korean Govt. feel like they matter in some way, as if they are moving anything forward. They are a component maker. The only people I know and have met who seem excited or energized Andre Samsung Sales Reps. They feel like they are part of a company anyone cares about for a few minutes each time. I hope they give everyone on e of those cool foldable phones they bragged about...
 

justperry

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Samsung gets the rear-mounted multi camera layout and aesthetic. Apple, not so much.
Who would have thought that Samsung would eventually beat Apple on aesthetics?
Samsung Galaxy design of the back of phones is Fugly, I prefer a non name Logo, much better than Samsung or whatever brand with a name, heck, I think Blackberry had a really nice Logo as well.
 
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Darth Tulhu

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One of my favorite devices.

My Note8 is still a fantastic, do-it-all device. Split-screen multitasking, dark mode, back button, headphone jack, DEx, fingerprint and retina sensors for login, USB-C, the obvious pen, and a superior mail app are the daily-use differentiating features that make it hard for me to go back to iPhone.

But nevertheless, I may, MAY give iPhone a shot this fall for 2 years. Let's see what happens at the keynote.
 

heov

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Man, Apple's bezels look thicker each passing year. I don't think they need to go any smaller, but when you see an iPhone X next to some of modernthe Androids, it sort of stands out.

This is shaping up to like the s8/iPhone 7 year, where Samsung's flagship just looks so much better. the iPhone 7 looked like a dinosaur next to the s8.
 

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One of my favorite devices.

My Note8 is still a fantastic, do-it-all device. Split-screen multitasking, dark mode, back button, headphone jack, DEx, fingerprint and retina sensors for login, USB-C, the obvious pen, and a superior mail app are the daily-use differentiating features that make it hard for me to go back to iPhone.

But nevertheless, I may, MAY give iPhone a shot this fall for 2 years. Let's see what happens at the keynote.
Aren't you concerned that this year's iPhones won't have 5G? You'd be stuck with 4G for a few years.