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The first official photos of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 10 device appear to have been leaked onto the web, courtesy of MySmartPrice's Ishan Agarwal. After the Galaxy S10 and S10+, the Galaxy Note line is Samsung's larger smartphone equipped with a stylus. The Note 10's unveiling will come on August 7, so about a month ahead of when we're expecting to see Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup.

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The image shown above reveals the Galaxy Note 10 will come in a pearlescent silvery-blue color, while a second leaked image reveals an additional black version will also be available. Otherwise, as per previous rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 adopts the same curved-screen, glass-body design used in previous Note devices, but the front now features an edge-to-edge display with a single center hole punch camera.

Over on the back of the device we can see a triple-camera array. This suggests either that rumors of a quad-camera setup - including a fourth time-of-flight (ToF) 3D depth camera - are wide of the mark, or that what we're looking at is the smaller 6.28-inch model, as claimed by WinFuture's Roland Quandt.

Samsung is said to be releasing a second, larger 6.75-inch Note 10 next month. If that model does include the quad-camera array with ToF, the company will be debuting the world-facing 3D depth-sensing tech a full year in advance of Apple, which is rumored to be introducing it in its 2020 iPhone line-up. If the bigger device additionally features 5G support (also rumored), that will be two tech flags that Samsung can raise at least one year ahead of Apple.

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There's no visible fingerprint sensor in these images, suggesting the Note 10 will inherit an under-display fingerprint sensor from the Galaxy S10. Another notable change is that this device has one less button than the Note 9, suggesting either a relocated power button below the volume rockers or a lack of a Bixby button.

We can't see from these leaked images if the Note 10 is ditching the headphone jack, as has also been rumored. If so, users will have to decide for themselves whether that jives with Samsung's claim that these new devices are "designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem's connectivity to the next level." (Samsung famously killed the headphone jack in 2018's Galaxy A8s after years of mocking Apple for doing the same thing.)

In addition to debuting the Note 10, 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.

We don't know exactly 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.

2019iphoneswhitebg.jpg

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. As suggested, no 5G connectivity is coming this year, but faster WiFi and LTE is expected. For more on the 2019 iPhones, make sure to check out our roundup.

Article Link: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Revealed in First 'Official' Leaked Images
 

ParaShot

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I would love to have XI cameras like this rather than the leaks of that hideous triangle design of Apple's. But we'll see if they have a convincing reason to do like that.

But for that front camera, I still prefer notch over this. Cannot stand a hole in the screen like a dead pixel. Yes, you may get used to it afterwards but we still need a solutions for that full screen problem.
 

Craigwilliam

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Those screens that are kind of round on the side never really appealed to me. For some reason I think they look interesting enough in pictures but not so much in person. Not sure how well that front facing camera will work with an actual interface under it rather than a marketing image as well.
 

mwidjaya

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love to have XI cameras like this rather than the leaks of that hideous triangle design of Apple's.

Most of us may not like the looks of the sqump (square camera bump) expected in next iPhone but it will be distinctive and recognisable instantly as the new one. Apple knows what they are doing.

Leaked Note 10 looks so bland/boring/meh to me. No personality at all.
 

ParaShot

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Most of us may not like the looks of the sqump (square camera bump) expected in next iPhone but it will be distinctive and recognisable instantly as the new one. Apple knows what they are doing.

Leaked Note 10 looks so bland/boring/meh to me. No personality at all.
Yeap, probably you are right. Most of the Apple products can be known from really long distance and with the sqump they're doing the same think I guess. In 2020 we can say "Yeah it's XI definitely.".
 

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The first official photos of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 10 device appear to have been leaked onto the web, courtesy of MySmartPrice's Ishan Agarwal. After the Galaxy S10 and S10+, the Galaxy Note line is Samsung's larger smartphone equipped with a stylus. The Note 10's unveiling will come on August 7, so about a month ahead of when we're expecting to see Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup.

samsung-galaxy-note-10.jpg

The image shown above reveals the Galaxy Note 10 will come in a pearlescent silvery-blue color, while a second leaked image reveals an additional black version will also be available. Otherwise, as per previous rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 adopts the same curved-screen, glass-body design used in previous Note devices, but the front now features an edge-to-edge display with a single center hole punch camera.

Over on the back of the device we can see a triple-camera array. This suggests either that rumors of a quad-camera setup - including a fourth time-of-flight (ToF) 3D depth camera - are wide of the mark, or that what we're looking at is the smaller 6.28-inch model, as claimed by WinFuture's Roland Quandt.

Samsung is said to be releasing a second, larger 6.75-inch Note 10 next month. If that model does include the quad-camera array with ToF, the company will be debuting the world-facing 3D depth-sensing tech a full year in advance of Apple, which is rumored to be introducing it in its 2020 iPhone line-up. If the bigger device additionally features 5G support (also rumored), that will be two tech flags that Samsung can raise at least one year ahead of Apple.

samsung-galaxy-note-10-black.jpg

There's no visible fingerprint sensor in these images, suggesting the Note 10 will inherit an under-display fingerprint sensor from the Galaxy S10. Another notable change is that this device has one less button than the Note 9, suggesting either a relocated power button below the volume rockers or a lack of a Bixby button.

We can't see from these leaked images if the Note 10 is ditching the headphone jack, as has also been rumored. If so, users will have to decide for themselves whether that jives with Samsung's claim that these new devices are "designed to take the Galaxy ecosystem's connectivity to the next level." (Samsung famously killed the headphone jack in 2018's Galaxy A8s after years of mocking Apple for doing the same thing.)

In addition to debuting the Note 10, 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.

We don't know exactly 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.

2019iphoneswhitebg.jpg

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. As suggested, no 5G connectivity is coming this year, but faster WiFi and LTE is expected. For more on the 2019 iPhones, make sure to check out our roundup.

Article Link: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Revealed in First 'Official' Leaked Images
About the rumored ToF, Samsung usually releases it first and Apple usually gets it right first. But we will see.
 

Sasparilla

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Samsung no longer copies Apple - they now copy Huawei. As an Apple investor, should one be relieved or concerned?:confused:

Was thinking the same thing - although its a beautiful paint job to copy. So why not. They copied the camera lens area too (looking at the P30).

I wouldn't mind Apple copying those paint jobs as well, the red / orange one is gorgeous. Saw it mentioned back before the iPhone, Sammy copied BlackBerry's design and name (I think they called theirs the BlackJack or something)...they've always been that way.

Speaking of which Huawei, had the raised marshmallow / sqump camera bump on prior phones, although it was centered on the back of the phone and the camera flash lenses were arranged symmetrically so it didn't look so bad like the Apple and Google upcoming phones. Looks like Huawei got away from it with their newer phones (P30 etc.), it'll be interesting to see if Apple / Google stick with it beyond 2 / 1 years since its so ugly (saying that as someone who will certainly be buying one of the raised marshmallow sqump iPhones this fall).
 
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falainber

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About the rumored ToF, Samsung usually releases it first and Apple usually gets it right first. But we will see.
Was note Samsung's first phablet (Note 1) done right right away? What about NFC, dual cameras, triple cameras, barometer, OLED, multicore CPU etc?
 
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nburwell

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Love love love the colour, and much prefer that camera layout to the XI (?) layout. Other than that... eh. Hate how square it is.

Have to agree here. I much prefer the camera layout to the XI as well. It looks like a premium product from the pictures as well.
 
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