Samsung's larger Galaxy Note 10 model will get a "Pro" branding, according to a new rumor. This device will launch alongside the regular Galaxy Note 10 sometime later this year.
It was reported recently that two different models of the Galaxy Note 10 will come out, with two different screen sizes and camera setups.
Now, noted tech tipster IceUniverse hints
that the larger model will be called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro. That name is one Samsung hasn't used for flagship models in recent years. It has opted for "+" to distinguish larger models, as on the Galaxy S8, S9, and S10.
Two Galaxy Note 10 Variants
According to SamMobile's report
, SM-N970 and SM-N975 are the two main Galaxy Note 10 models. Earlier rumors claimed these two models will feature a 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch display with dual and triple camera systems, respectively. Suppose such rumors are true, these models may indeed be branded the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro.
The question, of course, is whether this "Pro" branding indicative of any additional functionality the larger model may offer? The Galaxy Note series, to begin with, are always aimed at power users. What sort of feature could distinguish the larger model from the regular one? Will it have more RAM, more storage, or, although much less likely, a faster processor?
It's interesting to see what functionality it'll have to justify being the "Pro" one. One department consumers could see improved are the cameras. Not that the cameras on the Note 9 were subpar — on the contrary, they're one of the finest in the market. But Samsung may continue to push the envelope in terms of imaging. Huawei just released the P30 Pro
with optical zoom, and it's now ranked as the best smartphone for mobile photography, per DxOMark
's standards. Suffice it to say it's the phone to beat.
Galaxy Note 10 Rumors
Other rumors suggest the Galaxy Note 10 will feature a button-less design
. Some suggest there would be four variants
, but the other could just be 5G versions of the two main models. If true, that would mean Samsung will offer 4G LTE and 5G versions of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro.
All that's stated above still belong in the rumor category, of course, so make sure to take them with a grain of salt. Samsung will inevitably show off what it has in store later this year, in any case. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more.