Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is going to divide opinion. The two new fashions get a lot right and quite a bit wrong, however, a surprising new leak has revealed one area where they will be truly class-leading.
Massively popular Samsung insider Ice Universe has revealed that the flagship Galaxy Note 10+ could have the highest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone, because of a combination of stunningly thin bezels and a redesigned camera.
Breaking down the details, Ice states that the Note 10 bezels will measure just 2mm (top), 3.7mm (bottom) and 1.5mm (sides) while the all-new central front camera is simply 4.2mm in diameter. The result’s a screen-to-body ratio of 92.5%. By comparison, the supposedly “bezel-less” iPhone XS and XS Max have ratios of 82.9% and 84.4% respectively, while the OnePlus 7 Pro ratio manages 88.1% with no cut-out and no notch.
Apparently, the Galaxy S10+ comes closest to the Note 10 with 88.9% however that’s largely due to its more heavily curved edge show. Consequently, Samsung has really pulled off something special with its new Note, particularly given the inherent problem within the design.
Will this be sufficient to convince consumers to part with their money? My own source can confirm that all-new 45W charging shall be there (with a catch) which can tip the balance, but also that the headphone jack has definitely gone from both models and microSD is on the chopping block, not just for the usual smaller Note 10 however the 5G versions as well.
And, regardless of their dizzying price tags, initial Note 10 promotions will likely be excellent with buy-one-get-one-free offers available from launch.
So it’s a slam dunk? Not fairly. The flipside is Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S11 is already on the horizon, and it’s being described as “a new starting.” Being a tech fan is never easy.