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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: a triple-camera time-of-flight powerhouse with 5G option

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
(Image credit: Samsung)

The South Korean giant has officially announced its latest family of camera phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. 

As was widely anticipated, via the usual matrix of leaked specifications and informed speculation, the new triple-camera phones pack some serious photographic firepower – particularly the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, which boasts a primary camera with a three-step aperture, time of flight sensor. 

Both cameras will be available in both 4G and 5G versions - meaning that there will be four versions of the Note 10 in total.

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Their enviable specs alone make them contenders for the best camera phones on the market right now. However, when you add in the larger form factor of the Note line – along with the inclusion of the S-Pen stylus – this makes the new handsets serious options both for taking photographs and post-processing them. 

Indeed, the hybrid half-phone / half-tablet design with a huge 6.8-inch screen means that the new Note 10 Plus models might also rank among the best tablets for photo editing

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Image credit: Samsung)

Still, the handsets' headline feature is the triple-camera array – which, on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (and Note 10+ 5G) , is supplemented by a VGA time of flight sensor (for software-driven depth of field effects).

The main camera is has a 12MP sensor with an f/1.5 aperture, HDR10+ support and 4K video up to 60fps. 

The other two forward cameras consist of a 12MP f/2.1 telephoto and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle, with a 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera housed in a punch-hole on the front screen. 

The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 5G have the same camera line-up - with the only difference is that these do not benefit from the time-of-flight DepthVision lens found on the larger screened 10+ models.

All four phones will hit retailers, and start arriving for those who pre-order, on 23 August. 

The price for the  4G versions of the Galaxy 10 Plus will start at $1099, with the Galaxy 10 costing from $949.

The Galaxy 10 Plus 5G will start at $1,299 for the 256GB version rising to an eye-watering $1,399 for the 512GB option. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Image credit: Samsung)

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