This year, Samsung went a little further than usual with its Galaxy S10 lineup, launching a total of four models, rather than the usual two that we see in the Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G each target a different segment of the market with a different price point. Now, it looks like the Korean giant could do something similar with the Note10 models.
According to Korean website ETNews, Samsung will launch four variants of the Galaxy Note10, which usually comes in a single model, storage configurations aside. This is reportedly because the strategy worked out well with the S10 lineup, with hardware sales surpassing 14.5 million units in the first quarter, whereas it usually tops out at around 11 million.
The split won't be quite as confusing as with the S10 models, though. The four variants will consist of two different sizes, each of which will be available in both LTE and 5G flavors. For the first time, the Note series will come in two different sizes - one with a 6.28-inch display, and one with a massive 6.75-inch panel. The current Galaxy Note9, as well as the S10+, has a 6.4-inch screen, so this would be a significant step up. The larger of the Note10 models is also said to have a quad-camera setup on the back, while the smaller model will stick to three cameras.
Aside from the network standard, differences between the 5G and LTE models will be minimal, which isn't quite the same as what we see on the S10, where the 5G model has a time-of-flight sensor. The split between 5G and LTE models is a natural one in the early stages of the new network standard, since devices that support it are still very expensive. Presumably, once 5G becomes widespread and devices become cheaper, we won't see as many models being released at once.
The Galaxy Note lineup is usually updated in August, so we'll have to wait a little longer for Samsung to confirm whether or not there will four models of the Note10.