Samsung Galaxy Note 10 renders reveal centered hole punch and no headphone jack or Bixby button
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may not launch for another couple of months but we’ve already started hearing a lot of rumors about the flagship. Just like the Galaxy S10 series, we might see some radical design changes on the phablet. In the past, we’ve learned that Samsung may finally be giving up on the headphone jack as well as removing all the physical buttons. Now, we’re coming across the first set of digital renders of the Galaxy Note 10 via leaker @OnLeaks, confirming that Samsung is actually removing the headphone jack and at least the Bixby button from the upcoming flagship.
One of the most anticipated changes with the Galaxy Note 10 that we were expecting is the new Infinity-O display with a hole punch in the center on the top. While the resolution of this display is not confirmed yet, we can expect it to be a Quad HD+ panel. This display will also house an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, just like the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+.
Based on the leak, the smartphone will measure 151 x 72 x 7.9mm and these dimensions are smaller than the Galaxy S10+. The purported renders reveal that the speaker grille, the slot for Samsung’s S-Pen, the Type-C port, and the microphone will be located at the bottom edge of the Note 10. The SIM tray will be on the top and there might be an IR blaster along with it.
The power button and the volume rocker lie along the left edge while the right edge is plain. Notably, the Bixby button has been removed from the smartphone (for good). @OnLeaks stresses that the smartphone will have a very slim metal frame with some thickening around the buttons, just like in the case of the Galaxy S10 5G edition.
The Galaxy Note 10 can be expected to carry a vertical camera array located on the top left side of the back, just like the Huawei P30 Pro. The specifications of this camera are not clear as of yet.
In the past, we have learned that there will be more than a single variant of the Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung may make up to four different variants. This report also underlines that Pro variant may have pressure-sensitive triggers instead of physical buttons but we’re yet to learn more about these details.
Other details that are easily predictable include the use of Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 (varying with the region) SoC on the Note 10. We can also expect up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
As we continue to learn more about the smartphone, we’ll share these details with you. What are your thoughts about the Galaxy Note 10 so far?