Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ release – What's missing and what's new on Samsung flagships?

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Samsung fans now have two shiny new devices launching very soon.

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ were unveiled last week with both devices getting some tasty upgrades including an improved camera, faster processor and an S Pen with a swathe of new features.

However, although Samsung has packed the new Note with bonus extras they have also removed some much-loved features.

So, if you are in the market for a new Note smartphone, here’s what’s new and what’s been taken away.

NOTE 10 AND NOTE 10+ WHAT IS NEW?

More cameras – Those buying these latest devices will now be treated to more cameras on the rear case.

The Note 10 gets three snappers including a wide-angle lens with the 10+ getting an extra 3D Depth Camera.

This will not only improve portrait photos but also allow the phone to make 3D renders of objects.

Along with the rear cameras getting a boost, the front-facing snapper also gets a Night Mode giving better selfies no matter how dim or dark the conditions.

Better display – Samsung has almost totally banished the black bars to the history books with the new Note devices getting an almost bezel-less edge-to-edge Cinematic Infinity-O Display.

You also get a HDR10+ certification which should mean a much better quality viewing experience.

Improved battery – Samsung is making big claims about its new Note 10 and the amount of time it will keep powering you through the day.

In fact, the Korean firm says the battery will optimise depending on how you use your phone which should mean things last a lot longer.

If you opt for the standard Note 10 you’ll get a 3,500mAh battery, whilst the Note 10+ gets a huge 4,200mAh power pack.

Both offer fast charging via the included plug, although the Note 10+ gets Super-Fast Charging via a new 45W wired charging capability – not included in the box.

Refill other phones – Just like the S10, the Note 10 now gets Wireless PowerShare.

This will allow users to recharge their Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, or another Qi-enabled device with the Galaxy Note 10.

Improved S Pen – The famous S Pen is back with more features including Air actions which allow you to control certain aspects of the device using gestures with the S Pen.

For example, you can now zoom, take photos or even switch from the rear to front cameras without ever touching the screen.

The S Pen also now lets you use a feature called AR Doodle so you personalise photos with dynamic drawings, effects, and animations that track to the image.

5G has arrived – There’s now a 5G Note 10+ model which can access this latest superfast technology.

5G is the future of mobile networks with devices that content to this technology able to download files at speeds of over 300Mbps – that’s quick enough to get a film on your phone in a matter of minutes.

SO WHAT’S MISSING?

No headphone port – Samsung was one of the last firms to offer a headphone port on its devices but this has now gone on the Note 10.

It’s thought Samsung has made this decision so it can cram more technology inside its latest flagship but this missing feature is sure to upset some loyal fans of these phones.

It’s worth noting the Note 10 does ship with a dongle which will allow you to plug in your current cans through the USB-C port.

End of external storage – You can buy the Note 10 with 256GB of memory but there is no way to boost this further via an SD Card.

If you want more room for your photos, music and videos then you will have to buy the Note 10+ which does feature expandable storage or the Note 10+ 5G which can be boosted to 512GB internally.

This means you should make sure you get the right device for your needs before hitting the purchase button.

As a reminder the Note 10 256GB costs £869 – Note 10+ 256GB £999 and Note 10+ 5G with 512GB £1,199.

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