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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch: No bezels screen, in-display fingerprint sensor; devices to come with S Pen

The devices were launched at the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.

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Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 06.29 PM IST
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Samsung Note 10, 10+ Unboxing: Triple/quad camera, ultra-slim bezels & new S Pen air gestures
Samsung Note 10, 10+ Unboxing: Triple/quad camera, ultra-slim bezels & new S Pen air gestures
NEW DELHI: Samsung gave Apple and Google some reason to worry with the launch of its 'Made in India' flagships Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus on Tuesday. Priced at Rs 69,999 and starting at Rs 79,999 respectively, the India reveal comes nearly a fortnight after the devices were introduced at the Unpacked event in New York.

The Korean major has introduced several offers on pre-booking the new device. Customers can also get the Galaxy Watch Active at Rs 9,999 ( which currently costs Rs 19,990) or a pair of Galaxy Buds at Rs 4,999. Consumers who pre-book Galaxy Note devices using HDFC credit or debit cards will get a cashback of Rs 6,000. Those who use ICICI credit or debit cards on Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and Tata CLiQ will also get a cashback of Rs 6,000. The devices were available for pre-booking from August 8, and will be there till Thursday. Customers who have already pre-booked the devices, will receive their smartphones on August 23, which also happens to be the date when the devices will be made available, globally.

At the launch in Bengaluru's Samsung Opera House, CEO and President of South-East Asia, HC Hong recalled his India connection and the rise of the millennial population here.

"Samsung is millennial, and it is inspired by young people and their high energy," he said.

The ​CEO and President (South-East Asia) of Samsung, HC Hong​
The CEO and President (South-East Asia) of Samsung, HC Hong launched the device in Bengaluru.

Stressing on Samsung's innovations, he said that the Koran brand is "a leader, not just in smartphones, but also in TV, digital appliances and semi-conductors".

"We have invested $15 billion on research and development, globally - which is the sales revenue of some mobile brand," he added.

He said that every year, the Galaxy Note comes with new innovations. But this year, it's time for the next big jump - experiencing innovation. Hong called Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus are the world's most powerful devices.

Vivek Joshua, Product Marketing Manager of Samsung India, said that Galaxy Note 10 takes things to the next level. Millennials can multi-task gaming and look at work emails at the same time. "Galaxy Note 10 is built for new era of productivity," he added.

​Vivek Joshua said that both devices with come with an S pen. ​
Vivek Joshua said that both devices with come with an S pen.

Here are some of the specifications that are set to impress every Galaxy Note fan:

DESIGN & DISPLAY
Galaxy Note that pioneered the large screen experience, has decided to pack power and productivity in both the Note devices that's available in two sizes - 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note 10 and 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Galaxy Note 10 Plus. The company claims Note 10 to be the narrowest Note ever made.

The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note 10 has one variant in 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) capacity while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage model will be 5G-ready. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a mammoth 12GB RAM (LTE model with 256GB internal storage) variant along with the 5G-ready variant of 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (expandable up to 1TB).

The Galaxy Note10 with triple camera set-up at the rear and Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 4-camera setup sports edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less 'Cinematic Infinity Display'.

Note 10 to come with cinema-grade viewing experience. It sports a dynamic AMOLED display. Moreover, it also has less blue light in order to maximise eye comfort. The 'beautiful and powerful' device comes without bezels, and has the highest screen to body ratio for a Note. The camera cutout is centred at the top of infinity display. The device has an ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor under the glass. The 'seamless design' come with two buttons on the side, and Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back. The design and finish gives the device a polished, premium look. While the Galaxy Note 10 will be available in Aura Glow, Aura Red and Aura Black, Note 10 Plus will come in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black.


S PEN
Both Note 10 and Note 10 Plus come with an S pen. Users can convert their hand-written notes into word documents, PPTs and excel that can be shared with colleagues with a single tap. S Pen can understand Indian languages - Hinglish, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu. It is powered by machine learning.

S Pen comes with a six-access motion sensor that includes an accelerometer and gyro sensor. It lets you control the devices with simple gestures like zoom-in/out, click pictures, record videos, among other things. They call it 'Air Actions'. S Pen Motion controls also comes with SDK features.

S-Pen battery can go up to 11 hours on a single charge. Slide your S Pen back into the device to charge it.

The company worked with YouTube to integrate motion controls into the app. Galaxy users will get free access to YouTube premium for six months.

CAMERA
In Galaxy Note 10, triple camera at the back has an 16MP ultra wide lens, a 12MP wide angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens. The phone houses a 10MP selfie camera.

In Galaxy Note 10 Plus, the real quad camera set-up houses a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a VGA DepthVision camera.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10

It also houses a 10MP selfie camera in the middle, which gives both the devices a symmetrical shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series.

Note 10 brings pro-grade video experience that makes the videos professional. The camera's mic lets you zoom-in on sounds, perfect for noisy areas. Super Steady feature can let the camera shoot action scenes that detects shaky frames. Edit your videos your way with the Note 10 devices, especially for vloggers.

The company calls it a 'DLSR in the pocket'.

OTHERS
The Note10+ has a large 4,300mAh battery with superfast charging technology and the smaller Note device comes with a 3,500mAh battery.

With just 30 minutes of charge, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus may last through the day with up to 45W wired charging capability, claimed the company.

With 3D Scanner - a groundbreaking first for the Note - the DepthVision camera on Galaxy Note 10 Plus can take a scan of an object , and instantly turn it into a movable 3D rendering.

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