There are now real images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ that the South Korean company plans to release on August 7. These are thanks to the Federal Communications Commission or FCC in the US which had published them along with a few specifications as part of the mandatory certification. This is a requirement under the US law and a report suggests Samsung had made a request to the FCC to keep the images confidential. Possibly there was a slip up and the FCC took off the images from its site. Though it’s been taken down from the FCC links now, they are still available and are being shared widely. Here are some confirmations coming through from the FCC site.
The 3.5 mm Audio Jack is Out – That Appears a Certainty
Of the many rumors that were doing the rounds about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones was that Samsung may finally take that decision to get rid of the 3.5 mm jack. The photos now displayed clearly indicate that the socket for the jack is missing.
The other discussion can be about the display. The hole-punch to house the front camera can be clearly seen and it is across the two models.
There Would be Four Models in All
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series will be released in four models, the Note 10 and Note 10+ with their 5G versions. Though this is not revealed through the FCC pages, these are strong rumors and should prove to be correct, come August 7.
The FCC documents do reveal the phone’s dimensions; 162.3 mm x 77.4 mm x 7.9mm, again a confirmation on the dimensions shared earlier on Twitter by OnLeaks.
The camera section too appears to confirm most of the leaks and rumors seen and heard earlier. You have the triple camera setup at the rear. There does appear a depth sensor; the confirmation on this will come later.
On the fingerprint scanner, the under-display arrangement can be confirmed in the absence of a physical scanner on the phone. One can see that Samsung has removed the Bixby button too.
An area where Samsung seems to be scoring above Apple is its S-Pen or the stylus. That will be part of the new Note 10 phones.
Another FCC revelation is about the connectivity options. This is one of the main reasons for the FCC certification. The support for Wi-Fi 6 is a new feature and must be of interest to many future buyers of the phone.