Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is expected to be the Galaxy S10 but rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 successor have already started to appear on the interwebs. An industry insider claims that the Galaxy Note 10 will feature a large 6.66-inch display, when it launches next year.
The insider claims that the information is based on the specifications shared by Samsung Mobile with Samsung Display, the division of Samsung Electronics that serves as panel maker for a large number of smartphone makers. The specifications have been shared so the display maker can begin work on development of a large Super AMOLED panel. If Galaxy Note 10 does indeed come with a 6.66-inch display then it could end up offering biggest display among all flagship smartphones.
The Galaxy Note 9, introduced in August, features a 6.4-inch display and if the next model has the same aspect ratio then we are looking at about 8 percent increase in surface area. The iPhone Xs Max currently has the biggest display, measuring 6.5-inches diagonally, among all major flagship smartphones but its taller aspect ratio and presence of the wide notch, makes usable surface area lower than that of Note 9.
With Galaxy Note 10 switching to much bigger display, one of the Galaxy S10 models, which could be the larger Galaxy S10+ with 6.44-inch will fill the gap in terms of display size. The two other versions of Galaxy S10 are expected to offer smaller 5.8-inch displays and Samsung might discontinue 6.2-inch display seen on Galaxy S9+ altogether.
The Galaxy Note 10 is reportedly codenamed “Da Vinci” and the Note 10 is even said to be just a placeholder. Samsung might change the naming scheme depending on how it names the Galaxy S10 that is set to launch in the first of this year.
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The Korean publication The Bell says Samsung has decided on the specifications of the Galaxy Note 10 early since it is looking at longer development time. The longer development time is also said to relate with the objective to deliver a better product. The Galaxy S10 design and its specifications are believed to have been confirmed in April but they won’t be launched until MWC in February next year.