Hwang Soon-min and Kim Hyo-jin
The 10th anniversary phone of Galaxy Note, a handset Samsung Electronics Co. usually anoints with its latest innovations and technologies, will be unveiled on August 7 in New York.
The unpackaged event would be held at 4 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the same venue as the launch of last year’s Note 9.
Invites sent out to reporters show the S Pen and the camera lens vertically aligned in what appears to be an exclamation mark, all but confirming the bezel-free design and punch-hole display for the new handset. Some have speculated a built-in camera for S Pen, especially after the Korean tech giant recently filed a patent to use S Pen as a camera.
The Note 10 is expected to move the hole-punch selfie camera to the middle, instead of off to the left as it is on the Galaxy S10. Similar to the Galaxy S10, it is likely to sport an Infinity-V display with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
The upcoming phone is rumored to come with triple- and quad-lens cameras with Time of Flight sensors, which can better blur photo backgrounds in Portrait mode and help with focus in pitch-black environments.
Other anticipated features include a 4,300-4,500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 855 chipset and Exynos 9825 processor.
The company is reportedly adding a bigger Plus model to its Note lineup for the first time. The 6.4-inch Note 10 and 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus are both expected to be available in 4G and 5G models. Prices are estimated to be between 1.2 million-1.4 million won ($1,100-$1,200).