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Samsung to Unveil Two Galaxy Note Devices – Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note10 Plus

Both the Note devices are likely to get triple rear cameras, but it's the front camera that is poised to get some cool new features

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Both the devices are likely to carry one front-facing camera in the middle, giving the devices a symmetric shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series. Pixabay

For the first time, Samsung Electronics is set to unveil two Galaxy Note devices — Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note10 Plus — here on August 7 that would take performance and productivity on-the-go to the next level, while simultaneously positioning the brand strongly against Apple’s forthcoming iPhones as holiday season inches closer.

Galaxy Note10 Plus is likely to come with 6.8-inch screen while the smaller one will have 6.3-inch screen, sources told IANS on Monday.

Both the devices are likely to carry one front-facing camera in the middle, giving the devices a symmetric shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series.

Both the Note devices are likely to get triple rear cameras, but it’s the front camera that is poised to get some cool new features, according to sources.

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For the first time, Samsung Electronics is set to unveil two Galaxy Note devices — Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note10 Plus — here on August 7 that would take performance. Pixabay

Galaxy Note10 Plus is likely to get a large 4,300mAh battery that will support fast charging, while the smaller device would house a 3,500mAh battery.

The S Pen (Stylus Pen) is likely to get air actions, allowing users to perform cool tricks while taking pictures or making power point presentations.

This time, the S Pen is likely to have a feature that may allow users for gesture navigation. The Note 9 last year added Bluetooth capability which lets you use the S Pen to take photos from a distance.

The “DeX” feature, which allows users to extend their smartphone into a desktop computing experience, is also likely to get new features for enhanced productivity.

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Samsung is also expected to have put in advance features for gamers, at a time when smartphone gaming has taken off the shelves.

The first Galaxy Note debuted in 2011 and over the years, each Galaxy Note device has added more innovations that have become extremely popular among users.

It was with Galaxy Note that Samsung Knox debuted in 2013. The first fingerprint scanner for a Galaxy phone came with Note 4 in 2014.

Galaxy Note edge was equipped with the world’s first curved display.

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Galaxy Note10 Plus is likely to come with 6.8-inch screen while the smaller one will have 6.3-inch screen, sources told IANS on Monday. Pixabay

The phone is launching at a time when Samsung is doing well in the premium segment globally.

According to German market research firm GfK data, Samsung has over 60 per cent volume and value market share in smartphones priced over Rs 30,000.

The Note series is also known for its raw power as it is generally equipped with many gigs of RAM and flagship processor.

Galaxy Note has a loyal fan following in India because of its performance and productivity features.
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According to Counterpoint Research, the Note 10 is expected to post sales similar to that of its predecessor.

“The combined sales of the Galaxy Note 10 will reach 9.7 million units this year, similar to that of the 9.6 million units posted by the Galaxy Note 9 last year,” according to Counterpoint.

The success of the Galaxy Note 10 and its big brother is crucial for Samsung as the company suffered a slump in its mobile business in the second quarter.

Apart from Note 10 devices, Samsung is also reportedly set to showcase the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and a brand new laptop, possibly called the Galaxy Book S (Well, this will be a real surprise during a mobile-focused event).

The official Twitter handle of Samsung’s chipset Exynos last week released a teaser, hinting at a new “evolved” and “intelligent” processor to be launched at the “Galaxy Unpacked” event in Brooklyn on August 7.

Microsoft is also speculated to be demonstrating at the event how its various Office apps would work on the coming wave of Samsung smartphones. (IANS)

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+: Bring Productivity to Your Palm (Tech Review)

Remember: No smartphone comes near the power and beauty this device offers in the top-end premium segment

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

By Nishant Arora

The premium smartphone segment in India is estimated to be between Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 crore. In this segment, the industry is growing at 9-10 per cent (year-on-year) and Samsung, which is growing over 20 per cent in this premium space, has another reason to cheer: Galaxy Note10 and Note10+.

The South Korean giant received over 2 times the pre-booking orders for ‘made in India’ Note10 smartphones, compared to last year’s Note9 pre-booking period, which shows the loyalty factor Note owners have towards this workhorse.

The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 (8GB RAM+256GB memory and no microSD) is priced at Rs 69,999 while the bigger 6.8-inch Galaxy Note10+ (12GB RAM+256GB memory) with Cinematic Infinity Display will start from Rs 79,999.

The top-end variant of Note 10+ with 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (expandable up to 1TB) costs Rs 89,999.

We reviewed full HD+ Galaxy Note10+ (12GB RAM + 256GB memory). Let’s see how it performs.

Before we talk about the slimmest design and top-end specs, make one thing clear: This device is not for the ordinary and can easily become your laptop on the go – for both your productive and creative workflows.

In simpler words: Productivity in your palm.

It offers Android 9 (Pie) operating system, 98 per cent colour and brightness uniformity (edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display reduces blue light without affecting colour quality for comfortable viewing), handwriting to text feature, super-fast charging, 7nm intelligent processor to preload frequently used apps faster, improved Samsung DeX for PC, ‘Link to Windows’ for all your productivity needs, and lots more.

In just a few taps, you can format and share meeting minutes in editable documents with an enhanced S Pen.

For those who wear a thinking cap, S Pen and pro-grade camera will take your creativity to a new level.

The re-designed, uni-body S Pen gave content creators power to instantly convert handwriting into digital text in Samsung Notes, and export it to different formats including Microsoft Word in different languages like Hindi, even Hinglish.

You can now customize personal notes by shrinking, enlarging or changing the colour of the text.

The Galaxy Note10+ builds on the Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled S Pen capabilities sensor by adding Air actions or gesture control.

The new six-axis motion allowed us to control certain aspects of the device using gestures with the S Pen by detecting the direction and acceleration of our movements.

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Samsung Electronics President and CEO Dong Jin Koh speaks during the launch event of the Galaxy Note 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2019. VOA

The Galaxy Note10+ extends Samsung DeX’s capabilities, making it easier for users to work between their phone and a PC or Mac.

All you need is a simple USB-C cable. With a simple, compatible USB connection, you can drag and drop files between devices, and use favourite mobile apps with a mouse and a keyboard, while keeping data secure through Samsung “Knox”.

Another great productive feature is when Galaxy Note10+ integrates “Link to Windows” directly into the “Quick Panel”. You can mirror your entire phone screen on-to your PC.

In Galaxy Note10+, the real quad camera set-up houses a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a VGA DepthVision camera.

It also houses a 10MP selfie camera in the middle, giving the device a symmetrical shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series.

The photos clicked were good (though not exceptional) in nearly all light conditions.

One thing that old-timers will miss is the quintessential 3.5-mm headphone jack in Note10+ (also missing in the smaller sibling Note10).

Galaxy Note10+ is available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black colours.

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The 4,300mAh battery with superfast charging technology (up to 45W wired charging capability) is a great improvement. With just 30-45 minutes of charge, Galaxy Note10+ lasted nearly a day.

With wireless ‘PowerShare’ feature, you can wirelessly recharge Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds or another Qi-enabled device the Galaxy Note10+.

For smooth gaming, the device features the world’s slimmest vapour chamber cooling system, which delivered optimal performance during gaming.

Conclusion: If you’re on Note9, it is a natural choice and if you have the budget to invest on a smartphone-cum-laptop, Note10+ is definitely worth trying.

Remember: No smartphone comes near the power and beauty this device offers in the top-end premium segment.

If you are in the Note family, nothing should stop you from an upgrade and take another step towards the lag-free and seamless experience. (IANS)