Despite being couple of months away from the launch, the Galaxy Note has been making the headlines for the past weeks, for obvious reasons definitely, as it remains one of the most anticipated devices in the second half of the year. The Galaxy Note10 is expected to go official around August. Interestingly, a still yet to be announced Galaxy A90 also joins the upcoming flagship in its run through the benchmark.
A lot has been heard about the handset, and even as we get closer to the launch, new rumors and leaks will keep popping up revealing new information about the upcoming phablet. Notably, Samsung will be making a shift from its usual annual tradition of releasing a single model of the Galaxy Note phablet. Reports have it that the Note10 will come in two models- a standard version and a Plus variant, each having a standard 4G and 5G version, so in all, we expect four models of the Galaxy Note10 in the coming months.
While we are still weeks away from the unveiling, two models of the device bearing the SM-N976V and N976B model numbers have been taken through the pace of for performance testing. The Galaxy Note10 with model number SM-N976V is believed to be the Verizon only variant of the device and could come with 12GB of RAM with Snapdragon 855 SoC clocked at 1.78GHz, while the other variant with SM-N976 gets just 8GB of RAM with Samsung’s Exynos 9825 chipset. And as per recent rumors, it’s going to be based on the 7nm node instead of the 8nm manufacturing process used for the existing Exynos 9820.
The Verizon bound model returned 3,529 in the single core and 10,840 points in multicore, and the Exynos powered Note 10 scored 3,557 and 9,654 points in the multi-core test. Both variants, of course, are expected to come with Android 9.0 Pie with OneUI on top.
Recent rumors suggest the Galaxy Note10 might ditch 3.5mm audio jack for good, and could come with support 45W fast charging, a significant improvement over the Note9 18W charging. It is still not clear what design Samsung could opt for, though there are reports the Note10 will be upgraded significantly in design, perhaps, it will come with no form of physical buttons for volume rockers and power button.
Samsung Galaxy A90
And as for the Galaxy A90, it’s listing is rather suspect as the phone with model number SM-A9050 is rocking a Snapdragon 675 chipset with 6GB of RAM.
Considering that the Galaxy A80 has the Snapdragon 730 it’s unlikely that the A90 will settle for the 6-series Snapdragon and this listing might well be fake.