Samsung Tipster Delivers Galaxy Note 10 Deal-Breaker

A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London
Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls )

There's so much hype surrounding the Galaxy Note 10, but a prominent Samsung tipster may have some bad news for excited fans. According to Ice Universe, the new Note will apparently miss out on the company's next-gen optics. 

"Galaxy Note10 is Samsung's last 1/2.55-inch 1.4um CMOS flagship phone. Samsung has been using it for 4 years. Starting next year, Samsung S11 will adopt a new large-size large-pixel CMOS," he tweeted

Ice Universe also claims that the Galaxy Note 10 phone could still have physical buttons for power and volume. However, he added that he's "not optimistic" about the device having a 3.5mm headphone jack

Last week, Android Police reported on the removal of the headphone jack for the Galaxy Note 10, citing a source "familiar with the company's plans." 

But it's not all bad news for the new Note. Previous leaks teased that the Galaxy Note 10 will get even faster battery charging than any other smartphone. That's 45W battery charging, a battery charging speed that's in range of what's currently available on competing devices. Samsung has yet to confirm anything about its upcoming flagship, of course. 

Samsung's fastest chargers support 25W battery charging, a speed that's available on the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy A70, and also the unreleased Galaxy Fold. This speed, however, is inferior to what Huawei and Oppo have on their flagship devices, and it doesn't even match the new 30W charging speed of some of OnePlus's flagship phones, including the recently released OnePlus 7 Pro model. 

Samsung has been studying fast-charging technology and recently announced brand new chips that could power 100W chargers that are capable of adjusting automatically to whatever device you're using, whether it's a laptop or smartphone. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 in early August, which gives us plenty of time to learn all of its secrets, which is exactly what happened with all of the Note models that preceded it. 

There's still plenty to look forward to for Note fans. For starters, the Galaxy Note 10 will have a completely new design to bring it in line with the Galaxy S10 range. There will also be both a 5G edition and (for the first time) a cheaper, smaller Note 10e

That said, given the pros and cons, has Samsung given up the title of the most anticipated Android smartphone?

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