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First big Galaxy Note 10 leak is here, and you may not like what it reveals

It has finally begun. The first major Galaxy Note 10 leak has arrived, and as expected, it comes in the form of CAD-based renders that give us a look at both the front and back of the device. The leak also confirms some stuff that we’ve been hearing about the Note 10 in the last few weeks: According to 91Mobiles, who have leaked the renders in a collaboration with OnLeaks, there is indeed no headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10. The Bixby key is reportedly being ditched as well, but the physical volume and power buttons aren’t getting the axe just yet, at least not on the lower-end Galaxy Note 10.

Say hello to centered display cutout

Moreover, the cutout for the front camera will move from the right side of the display to the center. The leaked renders are for the smaller Galaxy Note 10 with a 6.3-inch display and a single front camera, and it’s possible the larger Pro model will continue to have the front camera cutouts on the corner. That’s because we expect the Note 10 Pro to have a dual front camera setup like the Galaxy S10+, as no top Galaxy S model has launched with more cameras than the Note device from the same year before. And the 5G model will likely have three front cameras like the S10 5G, which would make a centered cutout a very ugly sight.

Speaking of cameras, the renders show a triple-camera setup at the back of the phone, aligned in a vertical fashion in the top-left corner. Samsung is also moving the power button to the left side of the phone, below the volume buttons, leaving a barren and clean right side. The power button is likely to double up as the Bixby key — Android Pie allows one to assign a long press of the power button to fire up Bixby Voice, and it’s certainly a good alternative to having an additional physical key on your phone that’s useless for anyone who doesn’t have Bixby Voice support for their language.

As thick as the Galaxy S10, yet no headphone jack

According to OnLeaks, the Galaxy Note 10 may measure 162.6 x 77.4 x 7.9mm. Yes, that would mean the Note 10 will be as thick as the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G and still lack a 3.5mm headphone jack. But we shouldn’t forget that Samsung does still need to put in an S Pen, although the battery size on the non-Pro model may not be very impressive despite the removal of the headphone jack. Is it possible the Galaxy Note 10 Pro will have a headphone jack? We can certainly hope so, but we’ll need to wait before we get more clarity on that front.

However, going by all the rumors and leaks about the Galaxy Note 10, we may have to finally make peace with the fact that it’s time to say goodbye to that traditional audio jack. It was bound to happen at some point, and coupled with the hole in the display, it could put off some seasoned Galaxy Note fans from upgrading to the next flagship in the lineup.

Check out the renders and a 360-degree video of the Galaxy Note 10 below, and let us know what you think about all the changes the device will bring to the table!

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locarno
locarno

“And the 5G model will likely have three front cameras like the S10 5G, which would make a centered cutout a very ugly sight.”

Again 5G model will be better than normal model ?

“Samsung is also moving the power button to the left side of the phone”

What ? This is stupid move.

“As thick as the Galaxy S10, yet no headphone jack”

Maybe this is prototype that don’t have headphone jack ?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Much prefer the s10 design with the hole at the corner and camera layout. But having the camera off to the side makes sense and allows for more room for battery and the pen.

Happy to hear about Bixby button beening dropped as for head phones jack it’s a shame but it appears that it will all go that way. It softens the blown for the s11

simchester
simchester

S10 5G is way better then this Note 10 rubbish they’re proposing

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I don’t see them removing the headphone jack. The Note is always the equivalent of the S plus features+
So, I think they’ll wait until next year.
Plus, they’ve given away enough free galaxy Buds to kill the jack! Lol

Guitar n things
Guitar n things

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I will not buy that phone without the headphone port as I have really good wire earbuds and I’m not going to but those high quality Samsung tru wireless earbuds
SAMSUMG HRING BACK THE HEADPHONE PORT
I’d rather stick with my stupid 16 GB galaxy j7 prime that has a head port port vs the galaxy note 10 that doesnt have one

crispqdtt
crispqdtt

Verdade e melhor ter um intermediario
com entrada jack que um note

WP00
WP00

If you own a J7 prime then you’re not the Note 10’s target customer bud.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Latest rumor: $1200.

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Crap

Hambone01
Hambone01

The mainstream customers will like this phone alot, first the design is actually really sleek, there is no chin. The massive battery is worth getting rid of the headphone Jack. Everyone is just sad over a small part of the overall package. Not one person is even excited there is no Bixby button and people have been complaining for years about it.

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

I believe they are complaining that you couldnt just remap it to any thing.

The extra button was fantastic. Locking it to bixby was dumb.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Have you ever looked at a headphone jack assembly? . It won’t give room for a bigger battery. Moving the camera assembly will, but the headphone jack makes no difference. Have a look at previous phones, not just from Samsung with big batteries and headphone jacks. Watch a jerryrigeverything teardown and you’ll understand. Anyway it’s a moot point, the Note10 will have a headphone jack, and design will most likely be the same as the S10 plus.

ThePandaSenpai
ThePandaSenpai

I have a Note 8 and I usually switch to the next Note every 2 years. Totally skipping Note 10 if it doesn’t have earphone jack and punch hole camera.
And, sadly, if by next year they keep the same trend then I’m ditching Samsung for something else.

wjm911
wjm911

This is all bad news if true. I feel better since it sort of contradicts reports earlier this week (4 rear cameras?). I can do without the headphone jack if NEED BE but the hole in the screen is too distracting. Maybe I’ll come back when there are no holes or notches. Another year with the 8 should be fine

WP00
WP00

Fourth camera is in the LED array like Huawei.

marcoj76
marcoj76

I like it.. I do not care about a headphone jack. I have a great BT headphone. No more tangling wires around my ears and neck!

allargon
allargon

Every Note phone since the original had a headphone jack and worked with your and every other set of BT headphones. I’m not sure why you argue the removal of the headphone jack as a positive.

Hambone01
Hambone01

For a larger battery and do u see a chin in this render???

marcoj76
marcoj76

Yes and every phone until xxx had a removable battery. People were complaining about that, but eventually ‘everybody’ adapted those changes too. Technology evolves and people need to accept that sooner or later. Otherwise we were still heating our homes with cole and everybody rode a horse. I’m sure Samsung has a good reason why they let go the headphone jack. Less components for headjack means more room for let’s say battery or other components. No headjack means no headphones supplied with the device, so less waste of materials, because a lot of people do not use those supplied headphones… Read more »

KruseLudington
KruseLudington

S.A.M.S.U.N.G. LISTEN TO US! The latest and greatest Note 10 MUST include as many features as possible that are GROUND BREAKING, and DO NOT take away the headphone jack! I use the RADIO on the phone quite often and as the headphone wires are the antenna, that means we may lose the radio circuitry as well? WTF? And bring back the removeable battery and the IR Port! STOP REMOVING FEATURES, ADD MORE! If there is no headphone jack then I am left with your Samsung earbuds which has a battery that runs out after 7-8 hours. I use this phone… Read more »

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

Damm that annoiyed me when it was taken away, something so basic and small yet so handy that ir port!

korosensei07
korosensei07

Another user pointed this out, to look closely at the Note 10 Pro leaked renders, the one where it shows the top of the phone, the headphone jack is on there. I think ppl missed it because it’s on the top instead of the bottom. at least on the render.

Cristian933
Cristian933

Ugly and not symmetrical, we all expect a samsung flat screen, they will continue to lose customers. The camera in the middle is visually annoying. Change the designers.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

This is all I can express for now 🤦🏾‍♂️😤😤😤

alienmaan
alienmaan

No matter what we say out, or how much us users want to get back the missing great and innovative features from devices that are now considered obsolete, Samsung will do as it please and not give a damn about its users… Why? Because the power has gone to its head. Eventually This how all great corporations meets their end.

Hambone01
Hambone01

Everyone here is only negative honestly, a phone with no notch a massive battery, Samsung did all of this for a reason stop complaining like a child

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Right after the Note 4, I saw Samsung going in a direction I didn’t like, removing features, and generally stagnating in what they offered. I switched to Nexus for a couple of years.

Unless there’s some surprises, it looks like I’ll be keeping my Note 9 another year, or looking at some of the innovative, cheaper Chinese competitors. The Note 10 is looking pretty boring.

dave58
dave58

Yup.

Hambone01
Hambone01

Tell me how the phone with no China, massive battery, no Bixby button is boring???

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

The power button will be set up to double as the Bixby button with a long-press. Massive battery? Same as the 5G S10, and that’s only on the Pro model; otherwise, you’re DOWNGRADING. Front camera hole right where it never gets out of sight. Same cameras as last year, plus the wide angle that’ll be six months old by the Note’s release. No 3x sensor. No 5x sensor. UFS 3.0 storage. Meh. 45W charging. Meh. (My Note 9 lasts all day with heavy use, so I charge it while I’m sleeping anyway.) It’ll be a great phone, no doubt! But… Read more »

jelly bean
jelly bean

Having a bigger battery definately doesn’t hurt and will likely to provide even longer battery life considering that the newer chips and screen technology has became much more efficient. Does not make sense to put in a smaller battery when there is space for a bigger one just because the new chips and screens are more energy efficient as before as this will cause the battery life to stagnate (I am referring in general)

fcaroll
fcaroll

What it’s not time to say goodbye to is more than one physical port. No headphone jack? 2 USB Type-Cs.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Lol. There will be a headphone jack. 😉

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

Samsung’s lack of timely updates here in Aus, removal of the headphone jack, camera punch hole, removal of bixby button (just make it mapable to anything)

Samsung is seriously pushing me towards its competitors.

Each to there own I suppose, but with the announcement of samsungs latest camera tech, storage and charging, if these are not in the note 10 id rather wait for a note 11 or elsewhere all togeather

GS7edge
GS7edge

I hope these upcoming Note 10 leaks are “wrong”

vasilis78
vasilis78

The dimentions you mention in the article could be for the bigger (6,7″) model for sure. The smaller model (6,3″) will be mach more compact than Note 9. I like centered camera and the missing of one button (bixby) and the one less hole (headphone jack). It make it feel more sleek. Kudos Samsung. Headphone jack for me is useless.

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

That is a lot of undesirable changes! Samsung will face a lot of criticism for sure. Just keep the headphone jack. That’s what’s keeping me to stick with samsung as I have a very good quality headphones

Samchami
Samchami

Power button on the left? No headphone jack? Centered cutout? What is going on at Samsung HQ?

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

They are drinking way too much Apple cider or vodka unfortunately 😤

DaVinciDevice
DaVinciDevice

Korean, they drink Soju.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Apple Soju then