Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (stylized as Samsung Galaxy Note10) is a line of Android-based phablets designed, developed, produced, and marketed by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy Note series. They were unveiled on 7 August 2019, as the successors to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.[2] Details about the phablets were widely leaked in the months leading up to the phablets' announcement.[3]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
CodenameDa Vinci
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganExperience Innovation.
SeriesGalaxy Note
ModelInternational models:
SM-N970x (Note 10)
SM-N971x (Note 10 5G)
SM-N975x (Note 10+)
SM-N976x (Note 10+ 5G)
SM-N770x (Note 10 Lite)
(Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Japanese models:
SCV45/SM-N975J (au, Note 10+)
SC-01M/SM-N975D (NTT Docomo, Note 10+)
SM-N975C (Rakuten Mobile, Note 10+)
Compatible networks
First releasedAugust 7, 2019; 22 months ago (2019-08-07)
Availability by regionAugust 23, 2019; 21 months ago (2019-08-23)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Note 9
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Note 20
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy Fold
TypeSmartphone (Note 10)
Phablet (Note 10 Lite and Note 10+)
Form factorSlate
DimensionsNote 10 & Note 10 5G:
151 mm × 71.8 mm × 7.9 mm (5.94 in × 2.83 in × 0.31 in)
Note 10+ & Note 10+ 5G:
162.3 mm × 77.2 mm × 7.9 mm (6.39 in × 3.04 in × 0.31 in)
Note 10 Lite:
163.7 mm × 76.1 mm × 8.7 mm (6.44 in × 3.00 in × 0.34 in)
  • Note 10: 170 g (5.9 oz)
  • Note 10+: 198 g (6.98 oz)
  • Note 10 Lite: 199 g (7.02 oz)
Operating systemOriginal (Note 10 & Note 10+): Android 9.0 "Pie" with One UI 1.5
Original (Note 10 Lite): Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Current: Android 11 with One UI 3.0
System on chipWorldwide: Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9825
USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Latin America (Except Brazil) : Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Note 10 Lite: Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810
2*2.73 GHz Mongoose M4
2*2.4 GHz Cortex-A75
4*1.9 GHz Cortex-A55
1*2.8 GHz Kryo 485
3*2.4 GHz Kryo 485
4*1.7 GHz Kryo 485
GPUExynos: Mali-G76 MP12
Snapdragon: Adreno 640
MemoryNote 10 Lite: 6 GB/ 8 GB RAM
Note 10: 8 GB/ 12GB RAM
Note 10+: 12 GB RAM
StorageNote 10 Lite: 128 GB UFS 2.1
Note 10: 256 GB UFS 3.0
Note 10+: 256 GB/512 GB UFS 3.0
Removable storageNote 10 Lite: microSD card support up to 1 TB
Note 10: non-expandable
Note 10+ & Note 10+ 5G: microSD card support up to 1 TB
  • Note 10 Lite: 4500 mAh, 25W charging
  • Note 10/ Note 10 5G: 3500 mAh, 25W charging
  • Note 10+/ Note 10+ 5G: 4300 mAh, 45W charging
Data inputsSensors:


  • Physical sound volume keys
  • USB-C charging/audio port
  • S Pen
External displayAlways On
Rear cameraNote 10 & Note 10+:
  • 12MP Telephoto Camera OIS
  • 12MP Wide-angle Camera OIS
  • 16MP Ultra Wide Camera
  • VGA DepthVision (Note 10+ & Note 10+ 5G)

Note 10 Lite:

  • 12MP Telephoto Camera OIS
  • 12MP Wide-angle Camera OIS
  • 12MP Ultra Wide Camera
Front cameraNote 10 & Note 10+: 10MP
Note 10 Lite: 32MP
SoundDolby Atmos stereo speaker tuned by AKG
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax
Water resistanceNote 10 & Note 10+: IP68, up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 minutes
Note 10 Lite: None
OtherSamsung Galaxy S10
WebsiteGalaxy Note10 & Note10+ - Official Samsung Galaxy Site

In 2020, a midrange variant, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, was introduced with lesser specifications and features.




The Galaxy Note 10 line comprises two models with various hardware specifications; Note 10 / Note 10 5G feature 6.3-inch 1080p (Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G feature 6.8-inch 1440p) "Dynamic AMOLED" displays with HDR10+ support and "dynamic tone mapping" technology respectively. The displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the device. The phablet also features a 19:9 aspect ratio. The front-facing cameras occupy a rounded cut-out on the top of the display, and all models utilize an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader.[4][5]

Storage and chipsetsEdit

International models of the Note 10 utilize the Exynos 9825 system-on-chip, while the U.S., South American (Except Brazil) and Chinese models utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. All models are sold with 256 GB of internal Universal Flash Storage 3.0,[6] with the Note 10+ & Note 10+ 5G also being sold in a 512 GB model and offering expandable storage via a microSD card.


They respectively contain non-user-replaceable 3500 and 4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer batteries, with both variants supporting a 25 watt Super Fast Charging, while the Note 10+ also supports 45 watt Super Fast Charging 2.0, Qi inductive charging, and the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from their battery power.[7][8]

The device is compatible with USB PD 3.0.[9]


The Note 10 and Note 10+ are the first mainstream Samsung smartphones to omit the 3.5 mm headphone jack, which earned Samsung criticism for mocking the iPhone 7's lack of the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 7 UNPACKED keynote in August 2016[6][10] - Samsung said it used the extra space for more battery.[11] The sleep/wake power button that used to be on the right side of the phone has been removed, consolidated with the Bixby button on the left side of the phone. New settings have been added that allow the button to be remapped as either a power button or a Bixby button.[12] And this is the second time Samsung removed the heart rate sensor after the Galaxy S10 ( Galaxy S10e and S10 5G ) because it was rarely used by users. For the first time in Samsung's devices since the Galaxy S1 (2010), the camera has been placed into the corner, similar to the iPhone X/XS/XR/11 series.

In January 2020, the Note 10 Lite was released. It is a midrange variant of the Note 10, containing the same cameras as the main variant. It features 128 GB of storage, a 6.7 inch 1080p "Super AMOLED" screen on a metallic frame, a 4,500 mAh battery and is powered by the Exynos 9810. The variant eliminates the wireless charging feature and stereo speakers, though it retains the 25 watt Super Fast Charging of the main series, and also has a headphone jack. However, the Note 10 Lite lacks a barometer sensor, which has been present on Samsung Galaxy flagships since 2012.[13]


The Note 10 series features a multi-lens rear-facing camera setup with Samsung's Scene Optimizer technology. It houses a dual-aperture 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with the Note 10+/ Note 10+ 5G having an additional VGA Depth Vision Camera allowing for 3D AR mapping. The front-facing camera on all models consists of a 10-megapixel punch hole lens in the top center of the display. The camera software includes a new "Shot Suggestion" feature to assist users, "Artistic Live Filters", as well as the ability to post directly to Instagram posts and stories. It also contains the "Scene Optimizer" feature from previous Samsung phones that automatically adjusts the camera settings based on different scenes.[14][15] Both sets of cameras support 4K/60 FPS video recording and HDR10+ with more advanced video stabilization. There is also Live Focus Video enabling users to capture Bokeh backgrounds in video, much like with Portrait Mode.


The S-Pen has also undergone notable changes compared to the Note 9. The pen is one piece of plastic, instead of two like Note 9, and supports more advanced Air Actions that allow users to control the phablet remotely with the pen. This includes changing the camera settings and exporting the handwritten text to Microsoft Word remotely. The S-Pen also comes with additional tips for replacement in the box.[16]


The Note 10 range ships with Android 9.0 "Pie" with Samsung's One UI skin.[17] A main design element of the One UI is intentional repositioning of key user interface elements in stock apps to improve usability on large screens. Many apps include large headers that push the beginning of content towards the center of the display, while navigation controls and other prompts are often displayed near the bottom of the display instead.[18][19] In March 2020, the phones received an upgrade to Android 10.0, bringing with it Single Take mode from the Samsung Galaxy S20 line as well as the ability to record 4K/60fps video with the selfie camera.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Specifications - Galaxy Note10 & Note10+".
  2. ^ Rogerson, James. "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 release date, price, news and leaks". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  3. ^ Villas-Boas, Antonio. "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is being announced on August 7 — here's everything we've heard about it so far". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  4. ^ "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is a tiny bit smaller and costs less than before". Engadget. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  5. ^ Devindra Hardawar. "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ has a huge 6.8-inch screen, optional 5G". Engadget. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  6. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 und Note 10 Plus: Das steckt in den neuen Stylus-Phones". t3n Magazin (in German). Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  7. ^ Swider, Matt; McCann, John (2019-04-03). "Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S10 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  8. ^ Seifert, Dan (2019-02-20). "Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, starting at $899". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  9. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus fast charging explained". Android Authority. 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  10. ^ “After mocking Apple, Samsung removes the headphone jack from its new phones” – CNBC article (August 8th 2019)
  11. ^ Uche, Prinx (August 7, 2019). "The New Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Two Sizes, New S Pen and DEX on Your Laptop". Priceurb.
  12. ^ Alvarez, Edgar (7 August 2019). "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 doesn't have a headphone jack or Bixby button". Engadget. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  13. ^ Specification sheet of the Galaxy Note 10 lite on GSMArena
  14. ^ Bohn, Dieter (2019-08-07). "Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 10: two sizes, new S Pen, and DeX on your laptop". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  15. ^ phones, James Peckham 2019-08-07T20:00:30Z Mobile. "Hands on: Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  16. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus hands-on: This one is different". Android Authority. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  17. ^ Bohn, Dieter (2019-01-29). "Samsung begins US rollout of Android 9 Pie and One UI, but slowly". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  18. ^ Bohn, Dieter (2019-02-19). "Samsung's One UI is the best software it's ever put on a smartphone". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  19. ^ Tibken, Shara. "Samsung redesigns its smartphone user interface with One UI". CNET. Retrieved 2019-02-20.

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Preceded by
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

*: Upcoming phones for 20xx