Next month a jumbo Galaxy Note 10 5G is expected to join the Galaxy S10 5G as Samsung’s biggest phone.
Samsung has decided to go phablet with its 5G phones, using the platform to launch supersized displays.
There’s a reason for that: 5G means data-rich realtime streaming, close to lag-free gaming, more virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and generally much faster data downloads and uploads, as Samsung explains.
A big screen makes all of that a better experience. And Samsung could be setting a trend for future high-end 5G phones: the bigger, the better.
Here’s a quick comparison of what to expect from the new Galaxy Note 10 5G versus the existing Galaxy S10 5G.
Keep in mind that the Note 10 5G design appears to be based on the Note 10 Plus. Ice Universe calls it the “Note10+ 5G”
Galaxy Note 10 Plus / Note 10 5G:
Design: improved (higher) screen to body ratio, i.e., more is filled up by screen and less by bezels, based on images of the Note 10+ shared by Evan Blass. That would be different from the S10 5G (see image at bottom).
Display: 6.7-inch or 6.75-inch display. More or less the same size as the Galaxy S10 5G — which is a 6.7-inch display.
Selfie camera: a hole-punch camera centered in the top, middle of the display. By comparison, the S10 5G has larger hole cut for two cameras on the right side of display, like the S10 Plus.
Storage/memory: in some markets, the minimum config could be 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage, according to Ice Universe, which calls it the “Note10+ 5G.”
Silicon: Possibly Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 — or maybe 855 Plus.
Charging: reports point to a 25W charger in the box and 45W charger as an option — again that’s based on the Note 10 Plus. Bigger wattage means faster charging.
Battery: The Galaxy S10 5G has a 4,500mAh battery. We’ll see what Samsung decides for the Note 10 5G.
Price: well north of $1,000. The S10 5G starts at $1299.99 for the 256GB version.
5G: the fifth gen cellular network should deliver peak data rates up to 20 Gbps, as explained by Qualcomm, many times that of 4G. In addition to multi-Gbps peak rates, 5G will deliver ultra-low latency (i.e., faster response when you click on something or download a large file), massive overall capacity, and more uniform user experience, according to Qualcomm.