Samsung Galaxy Book S with Snapdragon 8cx and Windows 10 Announced

Samsung unleashes Note 10 to take on iPhone

Samsung unveiled its new smartphone in NY on Wednesday, the Galaxy Note 10, which comes in three editions.

The Note 10 will be sold starting at $949.99 while the bigger Note 10 plus will start at $1,099. You can download each image individually from the grid gallery below if you like.

Microsoft is making an optimised version of Outlook for the Note 10, with built-in integration for Samsung's next-gen S Pen that allows you to interact with emails simply by hovering over them like a magic wand. Aside from that, though, the wallpapers are colorful with a minimalist flair. On the Note 10 series, Samsung avoided the need for thick bezels or a notch by placing the front-facing camera behind the display itself. So, what exactly are the differences between the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?

While Samsung hasn't officially announced the Note 10's incompatibility with the Gear VR, Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag says the company did confirm to him that the two devices don't work together.

Following the suit of Apple, Samsung has also removed the headphone jack from its two new Note smartphones.

By comparison, the S10 5G and iPhone XS Max each boast 6.5-inch displays.

"Six months ago in San Francisco I shared Samsung's vision to be the innovator of new mobile experiences that flow seamlessly with us wherever we go - experiences that flow seamlessly across every device and brand", said Samsung CEO of IT & Mobile Communications DJ Koh at the event in NY.

While the phones were all well and good, it was the arrival of the Galaxy Book S that nearly upstaged things, representing another throw of the dice at making Windows usable on Arm. Up till now, it is hard to connect Samsung phone to Windows 10 PC but due to this technological advancement, it will be easier to connect Galaxy Note 10 with PC. This is the feature that lets you flip your phone upside down and use it as a wireless charger for other phones, or anything else that supports Qi wireless charging.

Later this year, users will be able to make and receive calls on their PC, Ranganathan said.

"Samsung and Microsoft have a legacy of technological evolution and with this partnership the legacy will continue to deliver productive experiences on the smart devices". Battery life has also been improved, to up to 23 hours on one charge. On the rear, they both have a 16MP ultra-wide camera, a 12MP wide-angle cam, and a 12MP telephoto shooter.

The phone will go on sale from August 23 and square off against Apple's latest iPhones, which are widely expected to come out later this year.

The unveiling of Note 10 and Note 10+ included an on-stage appearance by Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella and an announcement by Samsung that it will be working more closely with the United States maker of the Windows operating systems and related software.

Shown off at the arse-end of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 launch on Wednesday, the Galaxy Book S is a Surface-like device that Samsung claims brings with it "the advantages of a smartphone".

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