Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10 Plus Model Number Differences
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus were launched at its Galaxy Unpacked hardware event on August 7, 2019. Both phones come bearing many model numbers that start with SM-N970 for all Galaxy Note 10 models and SM-N975 for all Galaxy Note 10 Plus models. You should check these model numbers before buying the phone, but why? Depending upon the country/ region, both phones come with two different processors, either Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 SoC. Also, some variants of Note 10/ Note 10 Plus are carrier-specific or factory-locked/ unlocked. Don’t worry; here, we have listed all the models of both devices that show their differences to identify the correct variant according to your needs.
What’s different & same on the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the starting version of Samsung’s new Note flagship devices. Galaxy Note 10 features an Infinity-O designed 6.3 inches HDR10+ capable Dynamic AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401 PPI. At 168 grams, you can’t say Galaxy Note 10 is a light device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is the bigger and better version of Samsung’s new Note flagship devices. It features an Infinity-O designed 6.8 inches HDR10+ capable Dynamic AMOLED display with a pixel density of 498 PPI. At 196 grams, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus weight more than its smaller counterpart, the Note 10
The display of both phones is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Both are also IP68-certified dust/waterproof.
Depending upon the region you are from, you can find Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 SoC on Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Both SoCs are built using 7nm lithography, so they will perform better in battery life and single-core performance, making day-to-day tasks like gaming or browsing faster and smoother.
RAM & Storage
Although Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have a microSD slot, it has 256GB UFS 3.0 internal memory and 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a MicroSD slot with support of up to 1TB; also, it has 256GB/512GB internal memory and 12GB of RAM.
In the camera department, Galaxy Note 10 has a triple rear camera setup and a single front camera setup. In the rear, a 12MP sensor for regular shoots with f/1.5 aperture, a 12MP sensor for telephoto shots with f/2.1 aperture, and a 16MP sensor with f2.2 aperture for ultrawide shoots.
For photography, Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a quad, triple rear camera setup and a single front camera setup. On the rear, we get a 12MP sensor with an f/1.5 aperture lens (for regular shoots), a 12MP sensor with an f/2.1 aperture lens (for telephoto shots), a 16MP sensor with f2.2 aperture lens (for ultrawide shoots) and a 3D TOF camera.
In the front camera on Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, a 10MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture is present for selfies and video calling.
No 3.5mm headphone jack
Finally, on the Note 10 series, Samsung removed the 3.5mm jack. Apart from the 3.5mm jack, all other connectivity option is present on both devices, like NFC, Bluetooth USB 3.1, etc.
An under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, and Barometer sensor are also present on both devices.
Galaxy Note 10 has a 3500 mAh Li-Ion battery with 25W fast charging support, while Galaxy Note 10 Plus is powered by a 4300 mAh Li-Ion battery with support for 45W fast charging.