For years, the Galaxy Note has been a larger and slightly improved version of the Galaxy S that was released four months prior. Of course, there’s the added pen support. This necessarily hasn’t been a bad thing, but it looks like things are about to change.
As Mashable explains, the Galaxy Note 10 could come in two display sizes – 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch. One is considered the “small” Note 10, and the other is the big one (Pro). One has to wonder if the 6.75-inch screen is really pushing it. Both phones are said to come in two versions — 5G and LTE.
Meanwhile, BGR has some news about the Note 10 Pro battery.
“According to Twitter leaker Ice Universe, the standard 4G model of the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will ship with a 4,500 mAh battery. This is a 500 mAh upgrade over the battery of 2018’s Galaxy Note 9, and equal to that of the Galaxy S10 5G (which is the highest-specced and most expensive of the current S10 models).”
The article adds that not only is there already a certified battery model number (EB-BN975ABU), but that it happens to line up with the model number of the 4G Note 10 Pro (SM-N975). It repeats the rumor that the the 4G Pro version of the Note 10 won’t have any buttons.
Meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Galaxy S10 sales have been very good — perhaps the best sales Samsung has encountered since the fateful summer of 2016, when the Note 7 was released and recalled. However, the strong sales have not been enough to help revenue declines.
This is why I would suggest that Samsung combine the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note into one device. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ is practically the Galaxy Note — just without the pen. The combined device, if released in the spring of each upcoming year, could attract double the sales Samsung is used to. It’s also important to note that Samsung wouldn’t have to worry about competing with Apple in the fall. In fact, the next iPhone device is said to have stylus capabilities similar to that of the iPad Pro.
Back to the Note 10 — it’s likely that Samsung leaked the information early in order to take attention away from the Galaxy Fold disaster. It’s an old, but useful, PR tactic. Still, the sooner the Note 10 comes out, the better. And I’m willing to bet all versions will be available before August this year.