The Android space can sometimes feel like a crowded mess when going to buy a new phone, but year after year, there are some devices that manage to stand out above everything else being offered. For a while now, Samsung's Galaxy Note series has managed to do just that.

Samsung uses its Galaxy Note line to show off the best it has to offer, making it a consistently great choice for power users. Not only that, it's still one of the only smartphone options if you want a built-in stylus experience.

In 2019, we're expecting Samsung to continue this legacy with the Galaxy Note 10. From the latest news, rumors, pictures, and more, here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10!

The latest Galaxy Note 10 news

April 25, 2019 — Galaxy Note 10 will come with a 5G variant

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10 will feature 5G connectivity. The CEO revealed the same during the carrier's Q1 earnings call, stating that Verizon will also carry a 5G-enabled phone from LG, presumed to be the LG V50.

It wasn't a secret that the Galaxy Note 10 would have 5G, but it's always good to have confirmation. Verizon is also slated to pick up the Galaxy S10 5G, with sales set to kick off from May 16.

April 8, 2019 — Samsung may release four different Galaxy Note 10 models

This year, Samsung did something different with its Galaxy S10 series. Instead of just releasing a regular and a Plus model, we got four in the forms of the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. According to a report from ET News, we may see something similar with the Galaxy Note 10.

"Industry sources" have reportedly told ET News that "Samsung Electronics is developing Galaxy Note 10 in four models." More specifically:

There are two LTE models. 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch displays, respectively. Triple camera and quad camera will be applied to the rear. Here, a model supporting 5G communication is added. The specifications of the display and the rear camera are almost the same as those of the LTE model, and the communication is changed to 5G. According to the communication method, LTE 2 and 5G 2 are classified.

A move like this wouldn't be very surprising seeing how the S10 launch was handled, but it will be interesting to see how this decision impacts Samsung's sales.

Having more devices to choose from is always a good thing, but there's also an argument to be made about Samsung having too many options. Should this turn out to be true, we'll have eight different flagship Samsung phones to choose from between the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series.

March 28, 2019 — The Galaxy Note 10 reportedly won't have any physical buttons

We're still quite a few months away before Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 10, but a new report has made a pretty bold claim about the phone. Per industry sources that spoke with ET News, the Note 10 will be Samsung's first phone not to have any physical buttons.

As ET News reports, translated from Korean:

According to industry sources on April 25, Samsung Electronics will apply keyless technology to its next smartphone. It is important to remove the power and volume buttons on the side of the smartphone. Samsung has developed a technology that can turn on and off the power and increase or decrease the volume without touching the button.

The report goes on to say that "Samsung Electronics aims to apply this keyless technology to Galaxy Note 10, which will be released this fall."

All the big details

How many models are we expecting?

Ever since the first Galaxy Note was released in 2011, there's only been one version of the phone released at a given time. This year, however, Samsung might be looking to shake things up.

According to a report from ET News, Samsung is planning on releasing as many as four different models of the Note 10. This includes two LTE options, one with a 6.28-inch screen and another with a 6.75-inch screen, and two 5G ones.

This would be one of the biggest changes we've ever seen to the Galaxy Note's release formula, but if it worked well for the Galaxy S10 which also got four models, it'd make sense for Samsung to bring that over to the Note 10, too.

What's it going to look like?

As of right now, we haven't seen any leaked renders or pictures that give us a real idea as to what the Galaxy Note 10 will look like. Even so, we can make some assumptions.

For starters, it's safe to say that the Note 10 will have a hole-punch cutout of some kind in its display to accommodate the front-facing camera(s). This is something we saw on the Galaxy S10, so we expect it to carry over to the Note 10 as well.

A glass back also seems likely seeing as how that's something Samsung's been doing since the Note 5, and we can also expect there to be at least three rear cameras on the back.

Something that could prove to be very interesting is the potential lack of buttons on the phone. A report from March 29 suggested that the Galaxy Note 10 will ditch traditional buttons in favor of pressure-sensitive sides that mimic the feel and function of them.

What specs will it have?

Specifications for the Galaxy Note 10 remain a mystery, but similar to the design, there are a few assumptions we can safely make.

It only makes sense the phone will ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor. The Note 10 is also usually home to a lot of RAM, and this year, we can expect anywhere between 8GB and 12GB.

Reports indicate that two of the Note 10 models will have display sizes of 6.28-inches and 6.75-inches, in addition to triple and quad camera setups on the back.

How much will it cost?

Flagship smartphones have always been expensive, but in recent years, prices hikes seem to be happening more and more often. For context, here's the MSRP of some past Galaxy Note phones:

  • Galaxy Note 5: $700
  • Galaxy Note 7: $834
  • Galaxy Note 8: $930
  • Galaxy Note 9: $1000

For the Galaxy Note 10, I'd imagine we'll get a starting price of $1000 once again, with some of the other rumored models going for as much as $1500 — if not more.

Carrier financing will certainly help lessen the burden, but if you plan on buying the Note 10 outright, you'll want to start saving your money ASAP.

When can I buy it?

Samsung typically launches its latest Note phone in either late August or mid-September. Past release dates include the following:

  • Galaxy Note 5: August 21, 2015
  • Galaxy Note 7: August 19, 2016
  • Galaxy Note 8: September 15, 2017
  • Galaxy Note 9: August 24, 2018

We have no reason to believe Samsung is changing its release cycle for the Note 10, so expect it to arrive around the same timeframe.

What about the Galaxy Note 9?

The Note 10 will undoubtedly be a better smartphone than last year's Galaxy Note 9, but that doesn't mean you should count the Note 9 out quite yet.

If you don't care about having the very latest and greatest, the Note 9's a pretty great phone here in 2019. It's still plenty fast, has pretty great dual rear cameras, one of the best AMOLED displays around, and it's since been updated to Android 9/Samsung One UI.

The best part? Since its release, you can now buy it for considerably less money compared to its original MSRP of $1000.

Still good

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

A great purchase for thrifty shoppers.

Not concerned about owning the very latest phone as soon as it comes out? The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely still worth a look. It's every bit as fast, powerful, and stunning now as it was when it was first released, the only difference being it now costs a heck of a lot less.

Whether you pick up the Galaxy Note 9 now or plan on getting the Note 10 when it comes out, the following accessories will help to make your experience even better.

Samsung EVO Select 128GB ($20 at Amazon)

MicroSD cards are a great way to expand your phone's storage without spending too much money, and one of our favorites is this 128GB card from Samsung. It adds a good amount of space and is easy on the wallet.

Samsung Galaxy Buds ($168 at Amazon)

Whether you get the Note 9 or Note 10, the Galaxy Buds are a perfect companion. They're truly wireless earbuds that offer good sound quality, a comfortable fit, and long battery life.

Samsung Fast Wireless Charger (From $40 at Amazon)

Wireless chargers are always great to have, and it just so happens that Samsung makes one of the best you can buy. The company's Fast Wireless Charger delivers fast charge speeds, an LED indicator light, and a built-in cooling fan.

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