Who is excited for the launched of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+? Well, it is only a matter of days until Samsung’s Unpacked event this August 7th, where we will all get the first glimpse of newest member of the flagship smartphones.
Prior to the announcement of its final launch date, there had already been many leaked rumors about the smartphone’s specifications. But there is a last minute leak: Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to feature Exynos processors in the U.S.
Since the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung has only had two chip suppliers for its flagship devices. Units sold in international markets like such as Europe and Latin America use the company’s own Exynos line of processors. However, units sold in China and in the U.S. feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series.
That arrangement continued on in the future smartphones until this year with its newest Galaxy Note 10+ series. But according to reliable tipster, Evan Blass, Samsung is rather planning for a change.
Exynos processors for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, Snapdragon for Verizon
Evan Blass took to Twitter, saying that Galaxy Note 10+ series handsets in the U.S. will be powered with Samsung’s own Exynos 9825 processor. Meanwhile, Verizon Note 10+ series will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipsets. And when it comes to the device performance, it is still unclear if there will be any noticeable difference with both processors.
The next-gen Exynos 9825 is built upon the 7-nanometer manufacturing process rather than the 8-nanometer alternative. The former will result in extra power and higher level of efficiency. However, the latter should translate into better battery life.
The change in the chipsets is yet to be made official. Also, the reason for such change is currently unknown. Perhaps, it has something to do with recent profit and revenue drops, and this is Samsung’s attempt to improve it the company’s current situation.
In regards to why Verizon opts for Snapdragon chipset is likely to be a network compatibility. Furthermore, the last time Samsung has used its own Exynos was on the Note 5 back in 2015.
Everything from the inside out is still the same…
Despite sporting different processors, Galaxy Note 10+ series handset will look the same regardless of the carrier. Consumers will still get the minimum of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. If that is not enough, there is a variant with a much higher storage of 1TB with 12GB of RAM (still rumored).
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will still feature 6.3-inch and 6.7-inch of the same Infinity-O display respectively. The AMOLED panel is characterized by curved edges on either side, exceptionally thin bezels, and a small punch hole in the top middle of the screen that hosts a 10-megapixel front camera.
And earlier rumored specs of the devices has not changed, so we expect to see them in the final launch. But whatever the case may be, we do not have to wait that very long to learn the final specifications for the Note 10+ series. Until then, we only have these rumors to ponder on.