Galaxy Note 10 vs. S10 Plus: 6 ways it can beat Samsung's flagship phone

CNET | 4/8/2019 | Jessica Dolcourt
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I've called the Galaxy S10 Plus a shoe-in as one of the best phones for 2019, but Samsung is only getting started. The Galaxy S10E, S10 and S10 Plus form a fearsome threesome of top-rate phones that are destined to be outdone by three other Galaxy phones this year: The S10 5G and foldable Galaxy Fold on the high end, and, very likely, the next in the Note family of phones, the Galaxy Note 10.

Although this Note 10 remains unconfirmed, Samsung has released a Galaxy Note phone every year since the large-screen, stylus-wielding line was first announced in 2011. Lately that's happened in August.

Note - Culmination - Top-notch - Features - Size

The Note usually represents the culmination of top-notch features, including a larger screen size and battery capacity, processor speed, camera tech and new tricks for the digital stylus, Samsung's S Pen. It stands to reason that Samsung might hold back the pinnacle of its features for the Note line.

Things are different in 2019. As 5G and foldable devices emerge this year, Samsung may have a harder time making a case for the Note to compete with other devices this holiday season. It'll be competing with Huawei's foldable 5G phones, typically strong showings from Apple's iPhone in September and October's Google Pixel.

Samsung - Note - Pull - Galaxy - S10

Here's how Samsung could have the Note 10 pull ahead of the already excellent Galaxy S10 Plus.

If wallpapers of robots and basketball players don't make you chuckle, you might be ready to see Samsung experiment with a different design for that front-facing camera.

S10 - Phones - Selfie - Camera - Form

On the S10 phones, the selfie camera takes the form of a circular cutout shifted to the right side of the screen, or a horizontal oval, in the case of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Embrace the one-eyed camera.

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While it won't get in the way most of the time, it is noticeable when the...
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