The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has arrived and it's 5G ready. Here's everything you need to know, including how you can get your hands on one.
With the arrival of 5G, 2019 was always going to be an exciting year for new mobile phones. And the latest in Samsung’s Note series certainly haven’t disappointed.
At the Unpacked event in NYC on 7 August, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and, Note 10+ 5G.
The Note 10+ 5G blew us away, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Hello to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
Samsung’s largest Infinity-O display yet, combined with their biggest battery ever, and 4 rear cameras make it hard to beat from the outset.
Oh, and it’s 5G ready.
That’s right, with a 5G chip and 7nm processor, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is future prepped.
The new 7nm processor is Samsung’s fastest ever and makes the Note 10+ 5G super-quick and powerful. That’s sure to drain your battery though, right?
The 4,300mAh battery is Samsung’s most powerful yet. Not only that, it learns the way you use your phone, adjusting to make sure you’re only using battery life when you need it.
And when you eventually need to charge up, there’s super-fast charging and wireless charging 2.0.
The Note 10+ has wireless PowerShare too, so you can breathe new life into your Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds while you’re out and about.
So, what does it look like?
Coming in at 6.8-inches the Infinity-O display is Samsung’s largest to date. And with the Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner hidden within the display, the tiny hole-punch front camera and pushed back bezels, you get more screen and fewer interruptions.
And, with the split-screen feature, you won’t miss a thing. You can read a text or scroll through Instagram, at the same time.
All of this housed in a slim, polished, stainless steel design that comes in 2 colours – Aura Glow and Aura Black.
Camera and video
With a state-of-the-art quad-rear camera with wide, ultra-wide, telephoto and DepthVision lenses, taking pro-looking shots has never been easier.
If you’re a budding vlogger or just enjoy taking and editing videos, you’re gonna want to listen up. Samsung have really stepped things up a notch when it comes to video.
Bokeh comes to video
To kick things off, let’s talk about bokeh – it’s the effect that blurs the background of your photo bringing focus to your subject. It’s something that most of us are familiar with, and it makes taking perfect shots, almost effortless. Samsung have taken this further, and you can add that bokeh effect to video.
Next up, zoom
Ready for your close-up? Zooming in on something isn’t particularly new or revolutionary but, what about zooming in on sound?
Yep, when you zoom in while recording a video on the Note 10+, both your subject and the sound will become clearer. Perfect for capturing your favourite song at a gig, or your mate’s karaoke performance.
Whether you’re trying to video the action at a football match, your kids running around the garden or your dog being super-cute, the last thing you want is a shaky video. You don’t have to worry about that with the Note 10+.
Super-steady makes taking smooth action video easy. Using a built-in gyro sensor, it steadies your videos and even predicts your camera movements for a nice, smooth, shake-free video.
Lastly, there’s a full video-editing suite built into the Note 10+ so you can perfect your videos without chopping and changing between devices.
No S-Pen, no Note, right?
And it’s not just a tool that you can use to quickly scribble down notes with anymore. Nope, it’s so much more.
Handwriting to text
Copying out your scrawled notes into a Word doc after a meeting isn’t the most productive use of your time. The S-Pen can now quickly and accurately change your handwriting to text that you can save as a text file, PDF, or Word doc.
And that’s not all.
If you fancy flexing your creative muscles, the S-Pen isn’t just for taking notes. When you combine it with the DepthVision camera, you can use AR Doodle to create live filters that stick to your subject and follow their movements. It works for group shots too, and you can add an individual filter for each person.
Last year, Samsung added Bluetooth to the S-Pen, making it easy to take a photo with a simple click – without ever having to touch your phone. And this year, Samsung upped their game again, giving you a whole new way to control your phone.
Using a 6-axis motion sensor, accelerometer and gyro-sensor, the S-Pen detects the direction and speed of your hand movements.
You’ve got the power to flick through presentation slides, switch between the front and rear cameras, change the camera angle and adjust the volume, all with just simple hand gestures.
How much will it cost?
The most important part, right? You can get yourself a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G from £60 a month and if you want the full Galaxy experience, why not add in the Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds too?