announced the Galaxy Note 10 back in August, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G. While this might seem a little too much to an average consumer, Samsung felt that they weren’t giving users enough options. So, the Korean giant went ahead and launched another variant of Galaxy Note exclusive for Korea.
According to The Wall Street Journal , Samsung will be marketing the blockchain variant of Galaxy Note 10 as “KlaytnPhone.” For those who don’t know, the phone is made in partnership with a South Korean company, Kakao. Kakao is a messaging company and the phone has been developed by the blockchain arm of the company. The KlaytnPhone will have the same features and specs as normal Note 10 but will come with crypto wallet and blockchain apps built-in. The wallet will come loaded with a certain amount of Klay, a cryptocurrency made by Kakao.
The price of the phone is expected to be the same as the normal Galaxy Note 10. The only difference will be the inclusion of crypto wallets and blockchain apps. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the device might show Klaytn logo when the user boots it up. There’s no word on the availability of the device and if we will see similar versions in other parts of the world.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Key Specs & Features
- Android 9 (Pie), One UI
6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 Aspect Ratio
- Always On Display
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (USA / China)
- Octa-core Exynos 9825 (EMEA / LATAM)
- 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear Camera
- 10MP Front Camera
- 256GB built-in Storage, no memory card support
Stylus Pen Included
- 4G LTE
- 3,500 mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery
- Fingerprint (Under Display)
Display and Design
The Galaxy Note series has always been on the superior end of its scale, the 2019 two-device design continues in this trend.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED O-infinity display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution. The screen is essentially slightly smaller than last year’s Note 9 that featured a 6.4-inch screen. For a bigger screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus offers a 6.8-inch display.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 now goes to the edges of the phone’s front, conceding it a remarkable 90.9% screen-to-body ratio.
The ‘Infinity-O’ display, a heritage from the Galaxy S10 , offers an O-cutout that houses the 10 megapixels front camera for taking selfies. The display is always on with HDR10+ support.
The display and the back glass also is curved together in other to create a compact feel in-hand, than the phone appears to sport when you’re holding it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes in different colors Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Pink, Aura Red.
Software and Hardware
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 runs on Android 9 Pie with the elegant One UI running on top. You also get Samsung. Bixby is integrated for natural language command and dictation support.
The RAM on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 stands at 8GB and there is 256GB built-in storage. However, you cannot upgrade the storage as there is no memory card support.
For those who will be wanting to make use of faster 5G connectivity, you will have to cough up for the costlier 5G version.
Like the Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is powered by the Exynos 9825 chipset. So, gaming and video streaming should be very smooth on the device.
The chipset sports an octa-core processor in a tri-cluster architecture consisting of two dual-core processors clocked at up to 2.74GHz and up to 2.4GHz and a quad-core processor clocked at up to 1.9GHz.
In the United States and China, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will offer Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 consisting of a single processor clocked at up to 2.84GHz, a tri-core processor clocked at up to 2.42GHz, and a quad-core processor clocked at up to 1.74GHz.
Camera and Battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 offers a triple camera setup. It comes with a main 12MP sensor with an aperture that will be shifted between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending on its circumstances, a 16MP ultra-wide f/2.2 sensor and also a 12MP f/2.1 telephoto cam giving 2x lossless optical zoom.
The main and telephoto cameras come with an OIS (optical image stabilization) just like it’s on the S10. The Camera setup is essentially the same as the Note 10 Plus, except that the 3D depth camera has been dropped.
There is some new AR camera features with AR Emoji and AR Doodle and you can make use the S Pen’s Air Gestures zooming in and snapping some shot without you touching your phone screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 sports a 3500 mAh battery which should deliver a reasonable battery life. It features fast-charging 25W capacity with USB Power Delivery 3.0 support.
With 12W wireless charging capacity, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 can also be considered to offer fast wireless charging. The device supports both Qi and PMA wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 can also serve as a power bank with 9W charging capacity. Reserve wireless charging means the device can also be used to charge other devices using wireless charging.
The smartphone records 4k videos at up to 60 fps. Slo-Mo video is supported with recording of 720p HD videos at up to 960 fps and 1080p full HD videos at up to 240 fps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 starts at $949. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price in Nigeria starts at 330,500 Naira. You can buy the Galaxy Note 10 at leading online stores and phone stores near your place.