Samsung Galaxy Note 10 now available to preorder at the Microsoft Store

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.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Note 10+Note 10
Operating SystemAndroid 9 PieOne UI 1.5Android 9 PieOne UI 1.5
Display6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED3040x1440, HDR10+6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED2280x1080, HDR10+
ProcessorSnapdragon 855Snapdragon 855
Rear Camera 112MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV12MP, f/1.5-2.4, OIS, 77° FoV
Rear Camera 216MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV16MP, f/2.2, 123° FoV
Rear Camera 312MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV12MP, f/2.1, OIS, 45° FoV
Rear Camera 4VGA DepthVisionf/1.4, 72° FoVn/a
Front Camera10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoVauto focus10MP, f/2.2, 80° FoVauto focus
SecurityUltrasonic in-display fingerprint sensorUltrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, 4x4 MIMO 7CA LTE Cat.20, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4x4 MIMO 7CA LTE Cat.20, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery4300mAh45W wired15W wireless3500mAh25W wired12W wireless
Water ResistanceIP68IP68
Dimensions162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm196 g151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm168 g
ColorsAura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, Aura BlueAura 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.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl