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5G Galaxy Note 10 referenced in Galaxy S10 kernel source

It was never in doubt that the Galaxy Note 10 would have a variant with 5G connectivity, and references to this variant have been found in the Galaxy S10’s kernel source. The codename for the Galaxy Note 10 was rumored to be ‘Da Vinci’ nearly six months ago, and the kernel code mentions a ‘davinci5G’, which, as the name suggests, should be the 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 10.

These rumored codenames for upcoming Samsung flagships usually turn out to be correct, so there’s no reason to doubt that the Note 10 is being developed under the ‘Da Vinci’ codename. Unfortunately, the kernel source doesn’t offer any important details, other than the fact that there will be an Exynos 9820 variant of the Note 10 5G with the Exynos 5100 5G modem. The kernel source also mentions a device codenamed ‘luge’. XDA Developers believes this could be one of the two foldable phones Samsung is planning to release after the Galaxy Fold, but there isn’t a lot of information to go on at the moment.

As we had exclusively revealed, the Galaxy Note 10 will come with four rear cameras, although it remains to be seen if the four cameras will be on both the standard and 5G models. We can expect many of the specs of the Note 10 to match those of the Galaxy S10’s, including the silicon under the hood (Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820), at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and a hole-in-display front camera setup. It’s all speculation for now, though, since the Galaxy Note 10 is still a few months away from going official.

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locarno
locarno

“other than the fact that there will be an Exynos 9820 variant of the Note 10 5G”

What about Qualcomm ?

locarno
locarno

They will release two Note 10 ? Note 10 and 10+ ?

stondec
stondec

Not sure my MVNO will support 5G this year so I’m not particularly interested in the 5G variant.

gtone339
gtone339

Looking forward to the Note 10!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

By the time September/October arrives, we expect 5G to have arrived in some countries. So, making a separate 5G variant is the wrong call. They should all be 5G ready!
It makes sense to have a 5G S10 because 5G isn’t live right now. So it should have extra features to reward those willing to wait for it. But the Note10, will not have this problem.
EE is launching 5G in the UK in August in partnership with OnePlus for their 5G phone launch. Samsung will lose out if they make a ridiculously expensive 5G variant of the Note10

simchester
simchester

Yah… I’m not buying any phone with no 5G….a lot of network providers are launching 5G this year

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Well I remember when the ativ s came out the big canadian networks decided to share the cost for a aws lte/pcs hspa version while verizon had a custom wp8 device by samsung