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Samsung reportedly working on a smaller Galaxy Note 10

With the Galaxy S10 launch out of the way, Samsung can now focus on its second flagship smartphone of the year. There have already been a couple of reports about the Galaxy Note 10. The latest out of South Korea suggests that Samsung may be working on a smaller Galaxy Note 10.

It would be the first time that we get two separate models of a Galaxy Note flagship. Anything is possible at this point, though, given that there are four models of the Galaxy S10. Samsung may have been buoyed by the success of the Galaxy S10e to attempt the same with its phablet.

Smaller Galaxy Note 10 may follow in the Galaxy S10e’s footsteps

Local reports out of South Korea suggest that Samsung may offer the smaller Galaxy Note 10 in select markets, Europe to be precise. It may be looking to appeal to customers who feel uncomfortable with smartphones that have very large displays. The Galaxy Note 10 is believed to feature a 6.7-inch display, much like the Galaxy S10 5G, so the smaller model may retain the 6.4-inch display of the Galaxy Note 9.

The report mentions that Samsung has sourced parts from its suppliers for both models separately. It may be targeting a niche market of customers who don’t prefer massive displays with this device. Samsung did nail the small flagship formula with the Galaxy S10e. We mentioned in our Galaxy S10e review that it’s a genuinely good phone and its popularity with customers is proof of that. Perhaps the company feels it can replicate that success with a smaller, and crucially cheaper, Galaxy Note 10 as well.

This is mere speculation at this point, though, as it’s far from certain that there will be two Galaxy Note models. Even if Samsung does decide to make it, it wouldn’t make sense to limit the device to select markets. So take this with a heavy dose of salt until we find out more. What can be expected with reasonable certainty are two separate Galaxy Note 10 models, one each for 4G and 5G.

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benjaminky
benjaminky

I think It same with galaxy s10e, a small version. ringtone123 samsung galaxy s10 wallpapers

leomaxi
leomaxi

I have Note 9 512GB and in Italy i want The Galaxy Note 10 6.7!!! no 6.4 🙁

sryffin
sryffin

“It would be the first time that we get two separate models of a Galaxy Note flagship”
Note 3, Note 3 Neo?

AgentBachman
AgentBachman

Also, Note9 128GB/6GB and 512GB/8GB models.

locarno
locarno

This is still the same phone.

blr29
blr29

This is not a bad idea! many of the customers have been saying that they would love the Note series if it would be smaller due to the biological fact that not everyone has the same hand size. Would solve this issue and small-handed artists could use and create on smaller sized Note series. Can totally support this idea and I really hope that it is really going to happen in respect towards those who would appreciate a smaller version. To be honest, personally, I prefer the big sized from 6.0 – 6.5 – 6.7-inch devices as myself if I… Read more »

martindale
martindale

My guess is the S10e’s success is due to its FLAT screen, more so than its size. I’d love the Note to have a flat screen also. Size is less of an issue, as long as all of it is useable and not wasted on bent edges.

ijazali
ijazali

This is opposite. I would say, samsung is still releasing the same note with 6.4 inch display. Only they are releasing another bigger version with 6.7 inches.
So a win win situation.

martindale
martindale

Much also depends on the screen ratio. A 6.4″ screen in a 16:9 ratio is actually larger than a 6.7″ screen in a 19:9 ratio. The use of a linear measure as a proxy for area is not helpful.

Puriak
Puriak

PLEASE work on releasing an stable and bug free pie update for the Note 9!

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Happy with 6.7inch and if it’s without the hole punch and especially without the pill shaped cutout I’ll be all over the moon. Hope it also keeps the headphone jack.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

PLEASE DON’T

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Don’t see the point of a smaller note. Key selling feature is the big screen and the pen.

If they want a “smaller” phone then get the s10 as the s10+ is still a huge phone

djcbs
djcbs

Key selling feature is the S pen. Otherwise the Note is just an S Plus.

The smaller note would, however, only make sense if the screen is the same size of the S10E or smaller. At 6.4″ it’s still oversized and defeats the purpose of a smaller version.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

No point putting in something at the same size as the s10e as it will mean smaller battery unless you make it as thick as an old Nokia phone

utvic99
utvic99

also the S Pen would have to be much smaller too

djcbs
djcbs

The thing that eats more battery on any phone is the screen. The bigger the screen, the more battery it eats. So if they make the screen smaller, they don’t need such a large battery.

Now, the S10e is pretty slim. So I doubt making it slightly thicker to accommodate a larger battery would bother anyone.

If they’re going for an oversized phone, that defeats the purpose of a second Note. If you have to handle a screen that’s unusable with one hand in both scenarios, you’ll be better served by just ditching the smaller version and going with the larger one.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Not necessarily. If they mean a 6.4″ screen for the smaller one, it’s the same screen as Note9, though it would have a shorter length, nothing wrong with that. The rumour itself has a high probability of being nothing more than clickbait bull crap.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I would expect the note 10 to keep the same form factor as the the note 9 in terms of size and there will be similar size to the s10 5g.

I would be very surprised if the note 10 doesn’t have the same set up of the s10 5g with the cameras and only updates in the software with the pen. But they could do the s10+ with a pen keeping the camera set up for the 4g model and the bigger model will be 5g only

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I called didn’t I! I had that nightmare of a ridiculously expensive Note10! And budget but still expensive Note10e! At this rate they’ll even make a 5G exclusive version of the Note 10 too! Despite 5G going live in the summer.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Actually, I think that’s exactly the plan: a separate 5G version. That should be STANDARD by that point, but they’re going to milk it.