SAMSUNG’S latest phone is just weeks away, and a new leak suggests it’ll come with ultra-fast charging tech.
The futuristic hardware will allow the Galaxy Note 10 to power up nine times faster than the average iPhone.
Samsung’s next flagship phones – a pair of iPhone rivals expected to launch in August – have been extensively leaked online.
The Note 10 and larger Note 10 Plus are rumoured to come with enormous edge-to-edge screens and under-screen fingerprint scanners.
People close to the project have now revealed the handsets will come with rapid wired and wireless charging capabilities.
Both will charge at up to 45 watts when plugged in and 20 watts when resting on a new wireless charging pad to be released by Samsung, sources told reliable leaker OnLeaks.
Apple’s iPhones currently only ship with five watt chargers, making them nine times slower than the rumoured Note 10 cables.
The phones do support fast-charging, but the supplied adapter won’t cough up enough juice.
On top of their charging prowess, the Note 10 and 10 Plus will come with Samsung’s PowerShare feature, which lets you wirelessly charge other gadgets using your phone.
That means you’ll be able to share some of your power to juice up your wireless headphones, or charge your mate’s phone if it gets a little low.
Sources confirmed the phones will come with a triple rear camera system, boasting standard (12MP), ultra-wide (16MP), and super-zoom (12MP) lenses.
Like previous Note phones, the Note 10 and 10 Plus will come with a built-in stylus dubbed the S Pen.
This year’s pen will be a little different though, as you can use it to control your phone without touching the screen via special gesture controls.
The Galaxy Note line-up is Samsung’s most premium smartphone range (aside from the foldable Galaxy Fold).
It typically arrives in August of each year with bleeding-edge specs designed to compete with Apple’s yearly iPhone release in September.
While Samsung hasn’t formally announced the Galaxy Note 10, it may as well have.
The South Korean tech giant has confirmed a major gadget launch event for August.
Dubbed Galaxy Unpacked, the event will take place on August 7, 2019 in New York.
Promotional materials for the event include images of a stylus, which is a hallmark of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phone series.
Although Samsung launches premium Galaxy S devices in February or March, Samsung typically reserves its most powerful features for the Note phones.
These handsets are aimed at a more specialist audience: gadget geeks who are willing to splash out on top performance.
TechRadar revealed earlier this month that Samsung had “confirmed” the existence of the Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumoured specs
These are the geeky specs you need to know about…
- 6.3-inch Infinity O screen
- 1,440 x 3,040-pixel resolution AMOLED display (HDR10+)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 / Samsung Exynos 9820 processor
- 12GB RAM
- Triple rear camera
- Under-screen fingerprint scanner
- USB Type C charging
- 151 x 72 x 7.9mm dimensions (8.3mm including camera bump)
- Android 9.0 Pie operating system
During a private event at Samsung’s South Korean campus, mobile boss DJ Koh namechecked the Galaxy Note 10 device twice.
That’s despite the fact that Samsung hasn’t formally announced the Galaxy Note 10, or acknowledged its existence through official channels.
Of course, we can’t be sure of anything about the Galaxy Note 10 until the official launch. Until then, take all rumours and leaks with due caution.
We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment on this story.
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