More leaks are here regarding the Galaxy Note 10 including SD card support, the headphone jack, and more. So, let's get right into it!
Base Galaxy Note 10 Won't Have an SD Card Slot
So, as it turns out, there are actually going to be two Note 10 models:
- Base Galaxy Note 10
- And a Pro variant
According to Max Weinbach, a writer in XDA Developers, the base Note 10 isn't going to come with an SD card at all. Or at least that's according to his source.
And that honestly doesn't make much sense. Chances are that the base model is going to be the one that can benefit most from additional memory. After all, the Pro variant should be more powerful with more internal storage.
Headphone Jack is Back
Previous rumors had mentioned that the Galaxy Note 10 wouldn't come with a headphone jack. But, it seems like that was either false information, or Samsung heard your complaints and decided to make a 180 degree turn on that choice.
The next thing that is somewhat surprising is that there's not a top speaker grill. So, chances are that the new Note is going to use the vibrating screen technology for transmitting sound.
For those of you who've never used something like that, rest assured that it works wonderfully. It's just as good as the traditional speaker grill, if not better - because it allows you to use the biggest part of the screen as a speaker and thus you don't really have to worry about earpiece placement.
The Notch is Here to Stay
The previous bunch of rumors that we heard mentioned that the Note 10 is going to use the Infinity-O display. The S10 series is already using it. So, that wasn't too big of a surprise and it turns out that it's probably true.
The main difference between the S10's punch hole and the one that the Galaxy Note 10 is going to be using is that the latter will have it right in the middle instead of the top right corner. Now, whether that's a good thing or not is up to debate.
Still, most people can agree that this is going to be more distracting. What would you prefer? Having your notch in the corner, in the middle, or not having a notch at all? Let us know in the comments down below!
Triple Camera Setup
The base Galaxy Note 10 is going to come with a triple, vertical camera setup while the Pro variant will have an additional fourth camera below the LED flash. This is extremely similar to the P30 Pro setup.
What we don't know, though, is if the camera features are going to be the same as well or not. For reference, the P30 Pro is using:
- 40 MP main camera
- 8 MP telephoto (5X zoom)
- 20 MP ultrawide
- And a TOF 3D sensor for measuring the distance between the camera and the object
So, is Samsung's new flagship going to be using the same setup? Maybe. The positioning is certainly awfully similar - that's for sure.
Button Positioning is Changing
Most phones nowadays equip the volume and power buttons on the right side of the device. However, it seems like the Galaxy Note 10 will have everything on the left side.
Now, the volume buttons should be easily accessible no matter how you hold your phone. But, the power button? That's going to feel a little bit weird for sure. Let us know what you think about it.
Last, but not least, the S-Pen is going to be more or less the same with the Note 9. So, if you're already familiar with it, the transition to the Note 10 is going to be an easy one.
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!
If you've heard any more rumors that seem likely to be true, then do also let us know about them. Sources are appreciated but not absolutely necessary.