There have been a bunch of leaks that allege to show what Samsung is cooking up with its new Galaxy Note 10. We have seen the device leaked in renders in the past and have seen what was alleged to be the device in the flesh. Samsung has also recently invited us to the launch event for the smartphone. Ahead of that official launch, some new renders have surfaced that allege to be the smartphone inside a case.
One design choice Samsung made that is noted right off the bat, is that there is no 3.5mm headphone port on the Galaxy Note 10 renders indicating that Bluetooth will be the only way to go without resorting to a dongle of some sort, assuming a dongle is available. Rumors have also claimed that the Note 10 will ditch the microSD card slot for expandable storage that many Android devices are known for.
The renders appear to be from a case maker; the source alleges that the wider hole on top of the case in the renders is to clear an IR blaster. Having an IR blaster integrated would mean that the smartphone would be able to control TVs and other devices potentially replacing multiple remote controls. The IR blaster rumor is being taken with some salt right now.
The renders do show both the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+, but it is hard to tell the size difference. The renders do show the same three rear camera sensor layout on both devices that we have seen on the past leaks. The smartphone with the three sensors to the right is said to be the Galaxy Note 10+ while the one with the single sensors to the right is the Galaxy Note 10. On the Note 10+, one of the sensors is a time of flight module that sits below the LED flash. Samsung will hold the official unveil on August 7th in New York City.