What you need to know
- The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are now available to preorder at the Microsoft Store.
- Microsoft Stores will also have models on display for customers to check out in-store.
- You can preorder the new phones starting at $950 at the Microsoft Store now ahead of their August 23 release.
Samsung only just revealed the new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, but the flagship phones are now available to preorder. As part of its continued partnership with Samsung, the Microsoft Store is stocking the two new phones and you can preorder them now either in-store or at the online Microsoft Store starting at $945.
The Note line is where Samsung typically goes all-in every year, packing it with top specs and features. The Note 10 and Note 10+ are no different. Powering each is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip, and you'll get your choice of a 6.3-inch display on the Note 10 or a 6.8-inch one on the Note 10+.
The two phones look largely the same outside of their differing sizes, but there are some slight tweaks under the hood depending on the model. The Note 10+ packs a bigger battery (4300mAh), a microSD card slot for expandable storage, a 512GB storage option, and 12GB of RAM. The base Note 10, meanwhile, lacks a microSD card slot, includes 8GB of RAM, and only comes with 256GB of storage.
Otherwise, you're looking at the same color options, camera tech, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Here's a closer look at how the specs break down.
|Note 10+||Note 10|
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.5
|Android 9 Pie
One UI 1.5
|Display||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
|6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED
|Processor||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 855|
|Rear Camera 1||12MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV||12MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV|
|Rear Camera 2||16MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV||16MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV|
|Rear Camera 3||12MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV||12MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV|
|Rear Camera 4||VGA DepthVision
f/1.4, 72° FoV
|Front Camera||10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoV
|10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoV
|Security||Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor||Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4x4 MIMO 7CA LTE Cat.20, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4x4 MIMO 7CA LTE Cat.20, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm
|151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm
|Colors||Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Blue||Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black|
For Microsoft fans, both phones come with Windows 10's Your Phone capabilities built in, along with integrated OneDrive syncing with the Samsung Gallery app and a number of preinstalled Office apps.
For more on the Note 10 and Note 10+, check out the coverage from our friends at Android Central. In the meantime, you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ at the Microsoft Store and Samsung now.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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