Funky colours on the Note 10+
Funky colours on the Note 10+

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+: All you need to know and what it means for Samsung

Rishabh Pachory

Probably one of the most highly anticipated phones of 2019, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have finally been launched. With a features, the phones pack in a punch and are right there at the top with the most feature rich flagship phones out there. This time around however, the two phones in the Note series are actually quite different and suggest a shifting ideology by Samsung.

First, let's get the specifications out of the way. The Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a full HD display while the Note 10+ has a slightly bigger 6.8-inch dynamic AMOLED display. The Note 10+ also comes with a higher resolution at 3040x1440 pixels

Under the hood, both the phones pack a Snapdragon 855 however, the Note 10 comes with a max RAM of 8GB while the Note 10+ can support up to 12GB of RAM, which is absolutely beastly. In addition to that, the Note 10's internal capacity is capped at 256GB while the Note 10+ takes it up a notch with 512GB storage.

The final major difference comes in the battery department. The Note 10 has a mediocre 3,400mAH battery while the Note 10+ has a sizably bigger battery at 4,300mAH.

For those of you who've noticed the differences, you'll see how Samsung themselves is undermining the Note 10. Though most companies, when launching a new series of phones, have differences in their different phones, the ones on the Note 10 and Note 10+ are rather prominent.

With this, it seems that Samsung built the two different phone with a seperate set of users in mind. With the Note 10, they are targeting anyone who's looking for a great all rounder phone, with a crisp display while with the Note 10+, they're aiming at users who need to do all that and then some more.

Features of the Note 10+ are clearly made in such a way that they draw you to it rather than the Note 10. However, it would be safe to say that both of these phones are great for the average smartphone user, even though the Note 10+ has enhanced functionality.

Another thing to note is that this time around, Samsung has once again made use of the punch hole camera at the front, but it is not at the side of the screen. Rather it is in the middle of the screen and it seems that Samsung is embracing it rather than hiding it with clever wallpapers.

Most companies, when releasing a phone with a notch tend to hide it (Apple iPhone X, XS, OnePlus 6T, 7) and so do the manufacturers making punch hole cameras (Honor, Samsung). With dark gradient wallpapers, companies hide these interruptions in the display. Samsung seems to be showing off the punch hole camera that is at the top of the screen. This time Samsung is making no bones about it, just embracing the front camera with light wallpapers.

Another aspect that clearly states that Samsung is pushing people to buy the Note 10+ over the Note 10 is the new colour option. The back of the phone is a mesmerizing reflective glass that showcases a whirlwind of colours and is something totally unique. In fact, the Note 10+ is the only one out of the two to get a 5G modem in it.

It is clear that Samsung is trying out something new with the two phones and are segregating their audience- the average user who's got money to buy a super expensive phone and the high end, power user, who's going to make use of each and every feature of the phone.

However, it must be kept in mind that these phones come at exorbitant prices and are probably better than you think they are. Packed with Samsung's new OneUI, they promise longevity as well. The Note 10 starts at a price of $949 while the Note 10+ starts at $1,099.