It's barely been a month since the Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced but we're already licking our lips in anticipation of Samsung's next big thing - the release of a new Galaxy Note device.
Personally, this is the device class I'm keenest on as it means I can go almost totally paper-less as I do all my note-taking with a stylus these days. So, what will the Samsung Galaxy Note X deliver? Here are the latest rumours.
"More screen, more cameras, more choices." That's the mantra behind Samsung's Galaxy S10 range. There are four distinct models to choose from - including a futuristic 5G flagship that's going to be the phone to beat in 2019. Here are the specifications for all four Galaxy S10 phones, along with Australian pricing and release date.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Display Size
The Note 9's edge-to-edge display comes in at 6.4-inches. But that has already been overtaken by the Galaxy S10 5G which comes in at a tablet-like 6.7-inches.
This suggests that Samunsg's Galaxy Note 10 - which is pitched as the big boy of the family - will come with an AMOLED display that is at least 6.7-inches from corner to corner.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Processor And Memory
The Galaxy S10 gives us a strong hint as to the processor and memory specs for the Galaxy Note 10. It's a near certainty that the Galaxy Note 10 will ship with the Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM.
Like all of of Samsung's current hardware, it will feature the One UI front-end over Android 9 Pie.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Cameras
As a high-end device, I'm expecting the Galaxy Note 10 to ship with a four-camera array, just like the Galaxy S10 5G. Most photography enhancements will probably come from the software side of the equation with only nominal improvements to the S10's camera.
With that said, it's entirely possible Samsung will offer a couple of Note 10 variants, so a lower cost option with "just" three cameras is also a distinct possibility.
Samsung Galaxy Note X With 5G
Samsung is all-in with 5G so there's no chance we won't get a version of the Galaxy Note 10 without 5G. That means at least two major model variants; one with 5G and another that's limited to 4G.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Release Date
Over the last couple of years, Samsung has announced the latest Galaxy Note device during July or August with the actual release following a few weeks later. That means we can expect the Galaxy Note 10 to be in our hands during the second half of August this year. On the other hand, the release of the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Fold may push the release back to the end of the year.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Price
One thing is certain - the price of smartphones is on the rise. The recommended retail price for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sits at $1499 for the entry-level model with 128GB of storage and 6GB of memory. I can't see Samsung bumping the price up too much for the base model.
I expect that to hold although a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 to be closer to $2000 with a fully specced version, with 1TB of storage, 5G and 12GB of memory to give $3000 a nudge.