Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 launches locally, presale units snapped up

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  • Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Kim (pic) at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ range launch in Kuala Lumpur. He confirmed that the pre-sale units had all been snapped up. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 10 smartphone series locally today, though users will have to wait to get their hands on one as the pre-sale units have sold out.

Samsung Malaysia Electronics president Yoonsoo Kim confirmed that the pre-sale units had all been snapped up by 12pm today. He did not reveal the general release date.

“For the first time ever Samsung is introducing not one, but two Note devices. These come with four revolutionary innovations in terms of design, creativity, productivity and performance,” he said, during the launch at St Regis Hotel, in Kuala Lumpur.

The flagship phone comes in two versions, the Note 10+ featuring a huge 6.8in screen while the Note 10 has a 6.3in display.

In terms of design, both phones boast a 90% screen to body ratio as its 10-megapixel front-facing pinhole camera is centred and shrunk down to create an edge-to-edge Cinematic Infinity Display.

For productivity, the Note’s S Pen stylus has been upgraded to more accurately remotely control the phone using its 6-axis sensor.

Users can snap a photo by clicking the stylus, and now even change modes or zoom in and out by flicking the pen about.

Samsung claims to have pro-grade cameras, with both Notes coming with three cameras on the back – a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with variable aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4), 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and 12-megapixel camera with telephoto lens.

The Note 10+ has one extra camera, a Depth Vision unit which can scan an object and turn it into a 3D model.

Software upgrades to the cameras now allows the Live Focus function to adjust the depth-of-field while recording, a Zoom-In Mic feature amplifies audio capture at the zoomed in spot and Super Steady feature stabilises video and removes shake like a built in cymbal.

All this is powered by powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9825 processor, and 8GB of RAM on the Note 10 and 12GB RAM on the Note 10+.

Both phones claim to be able to run all day, with the Note 10 packing a 3,500mAh battery, and its bigger sibling boasting a 4,300mAh one.

The Note 10 and Note 10+ models with 256GB memory are priced at RM3,699 and RM4,199 respectively, while the higher capacity Note 10+ with 512GB is RM4,799.

Both versions come in three prismatic colours with the Note 10 available in Aura Pink, Aura Black and Aura Glow; while the Note 10+ comes in Aura White, Aura Black and Aura Glow.

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