The new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+, a trio of phones that were released last month by Samsung as its flagship devices. They feature gorgeous new designs, upgraded cameras, and plenty of exciting new features. In other words, they’re everything the Galaxy S9 should have been, released last year the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were disappointing in many aspects and were estimated to be the worst selling Galaxy phones dating all the way back to 2012. Thankfully Samsung made up for it with the S10 series.
A fourth new S10 model, the Galaxy S10 5G, is set to launch later this month with an even bigger display than the S10+. It’ll also feature a quad-lens camera array on the back instead of a triple-lens setup like the Galaxy S10 and S10+, as well as 5G connectivity. Then at some point later in the month, the Galaxy Fold will go on sale and become the first foldable smartphone available in most markets. But we’ve already seen all those phones, and eager Samsung fans want to know what’s next.
Then last month we found out that there will definitely be a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10, and a rumour just last week said that the phone might feature a bold new design with no physical buttons at all. Those details are all compelling, but Monday morning’s Galaxy Note 10 leak blows them all away.
The feature is 10x hybrid zoom. It combines optical zoom with enhanced digital zoom to enable shockingly clear zoomed photos. According to Samsung insider Ice Universe, the Galaxy Note 10 will feature “a 100x optical hybrid zoom camera and a 1/1.2″ 192MP camera.” Those aren’t typos. That’s 100x hybrid zoom… and a whopping 192 megapixels. If the leak is accurate — and Ice Universe is almost always accurate when he leaks inside information about unreleased smartphones — it’ll give the Galaxy Note 10 a huge selling point beyond the exciting new features we already expect, such as a new all-screen design, an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, and nifty new S Pen features. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 10 at some point in August 2019.