Samsung is set to debut the new Galaxy Note 10 and larger Note 10 Plus next month during an event in Brooklyn. But as is the case with many an Android phone, the leak train for the devices hasn’t stopped yet, and today, we’re getting our first look at what appear to be official renders of the devices thanks to Roland Quandt at WinFuture and Ishan Agarwal at MySmartPrice.
The renders depict phones with extremely minimal bezels around their screens and hole-punch cameras smack in the middle toward the top of each device. The recent Galaxy S10 range opted for hole-punch selfie camera cutouts in the top right-hand corners, so it’s interesting to see Samsung switch to an implementation right in the middle of the displays. Of course, quality probably won’t be affected by the change.
On the back of both the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, we see three rear cameras, with a main sensor, a telephoto camera, and a wide-angle lens. The Plus model also appears to add an extra sensor, but it’s unclear what purpose it might serve. The principal sensors are arranged in such a way that they resemble the iPhone XS’ implementation of its dual camera system.
Another phone the Note 10 resembles is the Huawei P30 thanks to its gradient color scheme on the back. these renders look pretty stunning on their own, so I can imagine this variant of the devices will do well on the market.
Interestingly, there doesn’t appear to be two smaller buttons on either side of the Note 10. Rather, there’s a volume rocker with one additional button below it. This could mean Samsung finally ditched the God-awful Bixby button no one likes, but we might be wrong. We’ll have to wait to find out.
Rounding things off, the S Pen appears to be colored blue for the gradient model and black for the standard black one, the headphone jack is reportedly missing, and the edges look like they remain curved like on every Galaxy Note from recent history.
We’re still a few weeks away from seeing the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus officially so stay tuned. Anything could happen.