SEOUL – Just two months after the launch of its flagship smartphone of Note series, South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on Galaxy Note 10.
According to Korean publication The Bell, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 (codenamed ‘Da Vinci’) will come up with a 6.66-inch display next year. This is reportedly part of the specifications that Samsung Mobile handed to Samsung Display so that the panel maker could start work on the larger Super AMOLED panel.
The Galaxy Note9 has a 6.4-inch screen and, assuming the aspect ratio stays the same, the next Note flagship will offer about 8 percent more surface area.
This will not only be the largest size display on any Galaxy Note or Galaxy S series device but also bigger than the iPhone XS Max (which has a 6.5-inch screen display).
The Bell also notes that the phone is in the initial phase of development cycle, so specs could change between now and the Note 10’s unveiling in the “second half of 2019”.
However, it reports that since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster, the company has extended the amount of time it spends developing phones from six months to one year.
On the other hand, one of the three Galaxy S10 models – the S10+ – will fill up the gap with a 6.44” display. The other two S10 versions are expected to stay at 5.8” – the same size as the current S9 (and the S9+ is at 6.2”).
The Galaxy S10 design was finalised in April this year and will not be unveiled until MWC in February next year.