Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Smartphone
Throwing some real challenge to Apple, Google Pixel and Huawei devices in the hyper-competitive premium smartphone segment in India, Samsung on Thursday announced to launch its 'Made in India' flagships Galaxy Note10 for Rs 69,999 and Galaxy Note 10+ with a starting price of Rs 79,999 in the country.
Customers can pre-book their Galaxy Note across select retail outlets and online portals including Samsung.com/in, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and Tata CLiQ.
Running Android 9 (Pie) operating system, the 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note 10 and the 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Galaxy Note 10+ will be officially launched in India on August 20.
The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note 10 has one variant in 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) capacity while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage model will be 5G-ready.
The Galaxy Note 10+ has a mammoth 12GB RAM (LTE model with 256GB internal storage) variant along with the 5G-ready variant of 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (expandable up to 1TB).
According to Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research, Samsung has always checked off key specifications needed for a flagship in its Note series and this year too, the company has stayed true to this.
"Over the years, Samsung Note series has managed to generate a loyal user base through its unique positioning revolving around productivity, powerful performance and experience. The S Pen remains at the core of its overall experience," Pathak told IANS.
"In India, the market is open as premium market is growing fast and users are looking to try something new. New Note series will help Samsung hold on to its share or even grow in the premium market in India."
Both the devices will come in three colours. While Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black, Galaxy Note 10 will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Red and Aura Black.
Consumers who pre-book Galaxy Note devices using HDFC credit or debit cards will get a cashback of Rs 6,000.
Those who use ICICI credit or debit cards on Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and Tata CLiQ will also get a cashback of Rs 6,000.
All consumers pre-booking the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ devices would also be eligible to get the Galaxy Watch Active at Rs 9,999 which currently costs Rs 19,990.
The Galaxy Note 10 with triple camera set-up at the rear and Galaxy Note 10+ with 4-camera setup sports edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less "Cinematic Infinity Display".
In Galaxy Note 10, triple camera at the back has an 16MP ultra wide lens, a 12MP wide angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens. The phone houses a 10MP selfie camera.
In Galaxy Note 10+, 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, which gives both the devices a symmetrical shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series.
The Note 10+ has a large 4,300mAh battery with superfast charging technology and the smaller Note device comes with a 3,500mAh battery.
With just 30 minutes of charge, the Galaxy Note 10+ may last through the day with up to 45W wired charging capability, claimed the company.
According to Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, the Note 10 series will definitely appeal to Samsung loyalists and early adopters in the premium segment in India.
"By adopting a multi-tiered device strategy, Samsung has tailored the Note 10 series - essentially a business productivity tool a" to appeal to various consumer personas at the modern workplace: whether it be the CXOs or independent creative professionals," Ram told IANS.
When it comes to the S Pen, it has some cool features this time like gesture navigation. Air actions allow users to control certain aspects of the device using gestures with the S Pen.
With 3D Scanner -- a groundbreaking first for the Note -- the DepthVision camera on Galaxy Note 10+ can take a scan of an object , and instantly turn it into a movable 3D rendering.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 is 0.1 inches smaller than the Galaxy Note 9, and perfect for those who want all the power and performance that comes with the newest Note, but in a more compact form. The 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10+, meanwhile, is a full 0.4 inches bigger than last year’s Note, and boasts the largest display that the series has ever seen. Both models feature elegant forms that build on the Note series’ premium design heritage. But what makes the Galaxy Note 10’s design so striking boils down to more than simply looks. It’s also exceptionally light and thin, weighing in at 196 grams1 and measuring just 7.9mm thick.
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