We've got a month left before the Galaxy Note20 phones make their way to store shelves, but if you're looking to maximize your value on a smartphone purchase, perhaps you should look to a Galaxy Note10. New, dual-SIM international units are currently on sale for $610, but you might need to act now to get this price.
The Galaxy Note10+ is an excellent handset, which unfortunately cost a whopping $1,100 when it came out. As its replacement might be around the corner, prices are continuing to drop. The dual-SIM international version is now down to $740 on eBay, which is $360 off the original price.
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If you're the type to read Android Police (hello), you probably have seen this story before. Last we wrote about getting a dual-SIM Galaxy Note10 for less than retail price, it was in February. Prices have recently taken another dip, so if you're quick enough, you can snap a 256GB unit for just $630.
Two weeks after the Galaxy S10 line received its stable One UI 2.0 build, it’s time for the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ to get the latest Android flavor. According to a report by SamMobile, the two late-2019 Samsung flagships are receiving the Android 10 update in Germany, although the rollout is limited to a small group of beta testers. This stable release follows a five-round beta testing that concluded just a couple of days ago.
They've been rumored for months, and the usual leaks have left little to the imagination, but now the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite and S10 Lite are both official. As expected, they're slightly watered-down versions of the South Korean company's flagship phones — one of which features the iconic S Pen — that will retail for less than their fully-fledged siblings.
The last few years have seen Samsung (and other) flagships inch closer to the $1000 mark, virtually vacating the $600-700 segment where devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro and iPhone XR mushroomed. These flag-bearers of the affordable flagship category soon garnered a rather widespread appeal, naturally leaving Samsung wanting a piece of the pie. Rumors say that the South Korean tech giant could be working on a pair of Lite models — the Galaxy Note10 Lite and the S10 Lite — that will possibly strike the right balance between premium features and affordability.
The Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ don’t share their luck with the Galaxy S10 series that recently got its OS bumped to stable Android 10. Samsung’s newest flagship series is nearly midway through its beta cycle and just got its fourth One UI 2.0 beta build. The new incremental update weighing around 550MB squashes a long list of pestering bugs.
The third and last installment of the latest Star Wars trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, is slated to hit cinemas on December 20, and the hype is growing. Samsung and Disney (Lucasfilm, to be specific) have already announced that they're working on campaigns together, and today, the Korean company seems to have decided to join the dark side of the force: It introduced a Galaxy Note10+ Special Edition dedicated to Kylo Ren, coming with a unique lightsaber-red S Pen and a bunch of extras in the box.