Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is now available in South Africa, a device the South Korean tech titan describes as the most powerful business smartphone yet.
Available for the first time in two size options – a 6.8-inch Note10+, the biggest screen on a Note yet, and a more pocket friendly, but slightly less feature rich 6.3-inch S10 – both still feature the Note line’s trademark S Pen stylus, now boasting more functionality than ever before.
Both models feature an edge-to-edge nearly bezel-less AMOLED display interrupted only by the small, centrally placed cut out for the front camera, making for a more balanced design than those on the S10 line which are on the left.
Important on a device which power users may be looking into for hours each day, the Eye Comfort display reduces blue light without affecting colour quality for comfortable viewing.
Note users typically put a premium on productivity and the two new models feature some impressive new features in this respect.
With Handwriting to Text, Note 10 owners can use the re-designed, unibody S Pen to jot down notes, instantly convert their handwriting to digital text in Samsung Notes, and export it to a variety of different formats, including Microsoft Word.
Users can now also customise notes by shrinking, enlarging, or changing the colour of the text. In just a few taps, meeting minutes can be formatted and shared; bursts of inspiration can quickly become editable documents.
The Galaxy Note 10 builds on the Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled S Pen capabilities introduced on the Note 9 by adding air actions, allowing users to control certain aspects of the device using gestures with the S Pen.
Samsung’s DeX line of devices have in the past allowed users to create a desktop PC-like experience by connecting their Galaxy smartphones to a monitor or TV screen. The Note 10 extends Samsung DeX’s capabilities, now making it easier for users to work between their phone and a PC or Mac.
The latest iteration of DeX dispenses with the puck and pad devices of the past. Now, with a simple, compatible USB connection, users can drag and drop files between devices, and use their favourite mobile apps with a mouse and a keyboard, while keeping their data secure on their phone through Samsung Knox.
The Galaxy Note 10 integrates Link to Windows directly into the Quick Panel. With one click, users can connect to their Windows 10 PC. There, they can see notifications, send and receive messages, and review recent photos without pausing to look down at their phone.
Other power features are Super-Fast Charging, which Samsung claims will get you through a full-day’s use on just 30 minutes of charge using the Note10+ and Wireless PowerShare which lets users wirelessly recharge their Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, or another Qi-enabled device with the either of the Note 10 models.
The Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ are available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black.