The Samsung Galaxy Note 10-series has now been launched in India. The new Samsung smartphones come with improved S Pen functionality, new Exynos 9825 SoC built on 7nm process, improved cameras and more. Samsung has also included bigger battery, in-display fingerprint scanner and more. Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 9 differ. 

Price in India

The Galaxy Note 10 is offered in one variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs 69,999. The Note 10+, on the other hand, comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs 79,999. There is also a top-end model with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage for Rs 89,999. Last year’s Galaxy Note 9 is offered in 6GB RAM with 128GB model for Rs 67,900, and 8GB RAM with 512GB storage for Rs 76,900.

Display

Both the Galaxy Note 10 devices come with Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. They carry HDR10+ certification as well. But there is a difference in screen size and resolution. The Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ resolution (2280×1080 pixels). The Note 10+, flaunts a slightly larger 6.8-inch QHD+ resolution display (3040×1440 pixels). Lastly, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display. It supports HDR10 and comes with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Specifications

The Galaxy Note 10 models come with an Exynos 9825 octa-core SoC that is made on 7nm EUV process. The Galaxy Note 10 is offered in one storage model – 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. There is a Galaxy Note 10 5G variant too featuring 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with 12GB RAM. It is offered in 256GB and 512GB internal storage options.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by an Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC. It comes with 6GB RAM on the base model, and 8GB RAM on the top-end model. You get two storage options – 128GB and 512GB. There is also a hybrid microSD card slot with support for up to 512GB, which means you can have a total of 1TB storage on your phone.

Cameras

In the photography department, both Galaxy Note 10 devices remain the same with one minor difference. The Note 10 comes with triple rear cameras, whereas the Note 10+ comes with quad cameras (fourth being a VGA depth sensor). The triple camera setup includes a primary 12-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/1.5-f/2.4) with OIS and a secondary 12-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS. The third is a 16-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens. Upfront, both phones come with a 10-megapixel selfie snapper.

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera with dual aperture wide-angle lens (f/1.5 – f/2.4), paired with a 12-megapixel secondary camera with a telephoto lens. The secondary camera helps in 2X optical lossless zoom and for adding bokeh effects to your photos. Both cameras come with optical image stabilization (OIS) support, 4K video recording capabilities, and slow-motion video recording. Upfront is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

Battery and security

To keep things ticking, the Galaxy Note 10 has a 3,500mAh battery, whereas the Note 10+ comes with a slightly larger 4,300mAh battery. The Note 9, on the other hand, comes with a 4,000mAh battery. All three smartphones support fast charging, and wireless fast charging. The Note 10 devices also come with reverse wireless charging.

For biometric authentication, the Note 10 series come with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Face unlock feature is also supported. The Note 9 has a physical fingerprint scanner at the back. It supports face unlock and IRIS scanning.

Connectivity and OS

Connectivity options include dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The Note 10 series lack a headphone jack, but the same is present on the Note 9. Talking about software, all three phones come with Android 9 Pie OS with One UI skin on top.

S Pen

The Bluetooth-enabled S Pen that lets you remotely unlock your smartphone, control music playback and use it as a remote camera shutter. For the Note 10, Samsung has added gyroscope too. The new feature lets you draw in air for seamless handwriting to text conversion. You can also draw gestures to switch camera modes and to zoom in and zoom out.

FeaturesSamsung Galaxy Note 9Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Price679006999979999
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 9810 SoCSamsung Exynos 9825 SoCSamsung Exynos 9825 SoC
OSAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 9 Pie with One UIAndroid 9 Pie with One UI
Display6.3-inch QHD+, 18.5:9 aspect ratioDynamic AMOLED-6.3-inch FHD+-2280x1080pixelsDynamic AMOLED-6.8-inch QHD+ -3040×1440 pixels
Internal Memory6GB RAM + 128GB storage8GB RAM + 256GB storage12GB RAM + 256GB storage
Rear CameraDual 12MP + 12MPTriple – 12MP + 12MP + 16MPQuad – 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + VGA ToF
Front Camera12MP10MP10MP
Battery4,000mAh3,500mAh4,500mAh