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Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 10 in New York on August 7

The big-screen phone with a stylus returns for its 10th outing this summer

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Samsung is to reveal the Galaxy Note 10 at one of its big Unpacked launch events in New York on August 7. The event takes place at the Barclays Center and starts at 4pm EST.

An invitation was sent out to the press this morning, July 2, which shows the phone's S Pen stylus and what appears to be a single camera lens, although no imagery of the actual phone itself.

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Several leaks of the device appear to show the front camera in the middle of the handset, instead of being offset to one side, as it is on many other smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 range.

Where the Galaxy S10+ has two front-facing cameras in its upper-right corner, the rumor mill suggests the Note 10 will have a single camera in the middle. A 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 might get a second front camera, as Samsung gave the S10 5G an extra camera (a time of flight sensor, more specifically) on its front and back, but that is purely speculative for now.

Rumors also suggest Samsung might remove the Note's headphone jack for its 10th edition, and that two screen sizes could be on offer. These are said to be 6.28 and 6.75 inches. We can also expect to see 5G and non-5G versions, meaning a potential for four different models of Note 10.

The Note 10 will be announced on August 7Samsung

As ever, the main features of the Galaxy Note 10 will be a larger screen than other Galaxy handsets (likely meaning a bigger battery too), improved cameras, the potential for more RAM and storage, and of course the S Pen stylus.

It is remarkable that Samsung has found enough loyal customers to keep the Note series in production for as long as it has - not least since the Note 7 had to be withdrawn from sale right after it launched, after multiple instances of the battery exploding.

In recent years, the Note has offered little beyond the Plus version of the latest Galaxy S, with their screens being similar sizes and performance almost exactly the same. And yet, the S Pen stylus has proved to be reliably popular over the years.

Last year with the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung updated the stylus (something it doesn't always do every year) with Bluetooth and include a way to operate the camera by pressing a button on the plastic pen. From what we can see on the official Note 10 invitation, the new stylus looks the same as before, but is finished in black instead of bright yellow.

Finally, the Unpacked event gives Samsung yet another opportunity to release the Galaxy Home smart speaker, which it first announced last August but is yet to put on sale. Samsung now says the speaker will arrive in the third quarter of this year, but with it missing multiple previous deadlines, we wouldn't be surprised to see that slip again.

We might also see an update on the delayed Galaxy Fold, Samsung's folding smartphone which was due on sale by now but was delayed after multiple examples broke while being used by journalists earlier in the year.

The Unpacked event on August 7 will be streamed live on Samsung.com and on the company's YouTube channel.

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