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Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note 10+ with Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display launched in India.
The phones are powered by the Exynos 9825 processor, and will be available from August 23 in the country.
Buyers of the phones will get free YouTube Premium for 6 months.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note10 (First Impressions) and the Note10+ (First Impressions) smartphones at the Samsung Opera House Experience Store in Bengaluru. The phones are already available for pre-order in India, and they will go on sale on August 23. The Galaxy Note10 will be available with only 8GB RAM, and the plus variant with only 12GB RAM. When compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note10 boasts several notable design changes, including the rear camera alignment, the punch hole display, thinner bezels and a more productive S-Pen. Samsung says that the new Note device delivers powerful performance and productivity tools to help users manoeuvre between work and life easily.
The Galaxy Note10 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for Rs 69,999. The Galaxy Note10+ with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 79,999, and the 12GB RAM and 512GB variant can be purchased for Rs 89,999. Both phones will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White colours. When it comes to offers, Samsung is offering the Galaxy Watch Active at Rs 9,999, and the Galaxy Buds for just Rs 4,999 with the purchase of the Note10 device. Additionally, buyers will also get free access to YouTube Premium for 6 months.
Those who wish to buy the phones can avail a cashback of Rs 6,000 using HDFC Bank credit cards at retail outlets and the Samsung Online Store. Those who use ICICI Bank credit or debit cards at Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and Tata Cliq will also get a Rs 6,000 cashback. There's an option of no-cost EMI, and 10 percent additional exchange bonus via Cashify.
Both the Galaxy Note10 and the Galaxy Note10+ sport an Infinity-O display with the hole punched right in the centre. The Galaxy Note10 range of smartphones sport thinner bezels than it predecessor, and feature the curved display design. On the back, there is a vertically-aligned camera stack on the top-left corner. This is a major design change for the company as, until now, it went for the centrally-placed horizontally-aligned camera setup on its premium phones.
This is the first time that the Galaxy Note10 phones have been launched in two sizes. The vanilla Galaxy Note10 packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2280x1080p; 401ppi) Cinematic Infinity Display, and the Galaxy Note10+ features the biggest Note display ever that measures a whooping 6.8-inch Quad HD+ (3040x1440 ;498ppi). The company is calling it a Dynamic AMOLED display, and says that the HDR10+ certification and Dynamic Tone Mapping help it deliver photos and videos that are brighter than previous Note devices. The Note10+’s Dynamic AMOLED screen broke 12 display records on DisplayMate.
The Galaxy Note10 and the Galaxy Note10+ are offered in two chipset options. In India, the phones will be available with 64-bit 7nm Octa-core Exynos 9825 (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.9 GHz) processor, and in the US, the phones will ship with the 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz). This will be the first time that Samsung will incorporate different SoCs in the Galaxy S-Series and Galaxy Note Series of phones launched in the same year. The Galaxy S-Series ships with the Exynos 9820 chipset.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy Note10 devices feature the world’s slimmest vapour chamber cooling system to keep the device temperature in check. The AI-based Game Booster is said to optimise performance and power consumption, depending on the game and app. There is a PlayGalaxy Link P2P streaming service in the phones with which users can pick up where they left off on any PC game and continue playing with no need for local storage. Further, the regular Note10 houses a 3,500mAh battery, and a 4,300mAh pack powers the Galaxy Note10+. Both the phones have up to 45W wired charging and Wireless PowerShare support. With Wireless PowerShare, Note users can wirelessly recharge their Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, or another Qi-enabled device with the Galaxy Note10.
When it comes to the camera, Samsung says that the phone is "a DSLR right in your pocket." Both the variants sport almost similar camera configurations. When it comes to the Galaxy Note10, there is a triple camera setup with a 16MP sensor, coupled with f/2.2 ultra wide lens (123 degree), a 12MP sensor with 2PD autofocus and a lens with variable aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4) and OIS, and a third telephoto lens that goes with the 12MP sensor. On the front is a 10MP sensor with 2PD autofocus. On the plus variant, Samsung has added a fourth DepthVision VGA (Time of Flight) camera as well. The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ has also topped the DxOMark charts as it has registered overall score of 113. It got a Photo score of 118 and a Video score of 101. The Selfie camera scored 99 points.
The Galaxy Note10 range of phones will ship with Live focus video that adds depth-of-field adjustments to focus on the subject. The Zoom-In Mic amplifies the audio in frame and pushes background noise to capture clear audio. Samsung has added a Hyperlapse mode for steady time-lapse videos. Videos can be edited on the phone with the ‘Video Editor’ using the S Pen. The company has also added a Screen Recorder feature to capture what’s displayed on screen. The Galaxy Note10 integrates AR and 3D capabilities into the camera. With AR Doodle, people can use the S Pen to personalise photos with drawings, effects, and animations. The 3D Scanner can take a scan of an object, and instantly turn it into a movable 3D rendering. There is a dedicated night mode as well.
The Galaxy Note10 brings a re-designed, uni-body S Pen that instantly converts users’ handwriting to digital text in Samsung Notes, and exports it to a variety of different formats, including Microsoft Word. Users can now customise notes by shrinking, enlarging, or changing the colour of the text. The company has added Air Actions that allow developers to create customised controls that give users the ability to play games or use applications that work with gestures.
The Galaxy Note10 integrates a Link to Windows directly into the Quick Panel. With one click, users can connect to their Windows 10 PC. There, they can access notifications, send and receive messages, and review recent photos without pausing to look down at their phone. The phones also have Samsung Pay for payments, the Samsung Health app, Samsung Knox for safeguarding data with defense-grade security solutions and Bixby, Samsung’s AI-powered virtual assistant.
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