Samsung takes on Huawei: Is Note 10 the best smartphone?

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus smartphones.

TAS News Service
August 8, 2019

New York: Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus smartphones on Wednesday at an event in New York.

According to Reuters, the new model it hopes will revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s trouble in the second quarter with a nearly 7% jump in smartphone sales, as the Chinese firm sold fewer phones in the global market after it was put on a U.S. trade blacklist in May, Reuters reported. 

The Note 10 will feature a 6.3-inch (16-cm) display while the Note 10 Plus will have a 6.8-inch screen. Both will be equipped with an upgraded S Pen stylus and the capability to convert handwriting to digital text.

The new models will also feature improved camera technology including “Live Focus Video,” which can blur out the background while filming, and a “Zoom-In Mic” that can amplify specific audio during video capture. Both will also have 5G capabilities.

“For everyone who demands the best, I am proud to introduce the newest version of the world’s most powerful mobile device,” DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung’s IT & mobile communications division, said at the launch. — Agencies 

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