Samsung is quickly fixing its mistakes with a stunning new Galaxy Fold and a radical new Galaxy which looks set to outgun the Note 10. So it’s a good thing the end can still surprise us.
The surprises come courtesy of TechTalkTV, which has achieved the first hands-on photos of a real-world Galaxy Note 10 Pro. And it isn’t quite the phone we were driven to believe.
For starters, we learn that the Galaxy Note 10 Pro does not exist. Photos of the new phone booting up show Samsung has decided to brand it as the ‘Galaxy Note 10+’ instead, which ties in better with the Galaxy S range. More significantly, the Note 10+ has a thicker bottom bezel than leaked images had suggested and this means it won’t have proportional bezels.
The Note 10+ will also have just a single, centralized punch-hole camera(compared to two on the Galaxy S10+). This looks more stylish, but it remains to be seen whether there’s a notable trade-off in the quality of the front camera – especially in Portrait Mode – with the removal of the second lens. That stated, while the image is blurry, the new rear camera design looks a lot better than what was expected and there’s no rear fingerprint sensor because it will be built into the display. The hands-on photos don’t give us a look at the new S Pen (which looks highly unlikely to incorporate a camera) or the bottom of the phone (where Samsung is widely expected to remove the headphone jack) or the sides where the microSD slot may also go.