A video, photos and features have all been leaked
Even if Samsung hadn’t confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 range was landing on August 7, it would be obvious that it’s close, as the flagship is being leaked near constantly, with three new leaks now emerging, including one direct from Samsung.
As pointed out by XDA Developers, this is the term Samsung uses to refer to the 25W charging available on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Samsung Galaxy A80, and is a big improvement on the 15W charging used by the standard Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus.
It’s worth noting that the same page also mentions ‘Intelligent Battery’, ‘Wireless PowerShare’ and ‘the next-generation S Pen’. None of these come as much of a surprise, but they are confirmation that the Note 10 will be able to charge other devices wirelessly, and optimize its battery life, like previous devices.
Filmed and photographed
Moving on, we’ve also possibly seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus on video. Shared by TME.net, the video shows what’s described as a ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ testing machine’, which might mean non-final hardware, though this close to launch we’d expect it to more or less look like a retail model.
It doesn’t really show anything new, but matches previous leaks, showing a punch-hole camera in the top center of the screen, and very little in the way of bezel.
Notably they include a 3.5mm adaptor, providing more evidence that the phone won’t have a headphone port, and a 25W charger, adding evidence – if more were needed – that the phone will be able to charge that fast.
Interestingly, the source notes that as the power button is seemingly on the left edge, the flip cases run the risk of not working as well, because due to the direction they open you wouldn’t be able to hit the button with them closed.
Samsung seemingly solves this problem by placing what’s described as a ‘special surface’ on the front, which would let you interact with part of the screen through the case.
We would as ever take all of this with a pinch of salt, other than the bits that came direct from Samsung, but this close to launch it’s likely that all these leaks are accurate. We’ll know for sure soon.