As we push toward the end of the year, devices like the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy Note 9, and Google Pixel 3 are getting the most attention from shoppers in the market for a new phone. And rightfully so.
These are some of the best devices from 2018 and there are plenty of reasons to consider them in the latter half of 2018 and beyond. That said, some of you should keep your eyes on the crop of devices coming in 2019.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 launch is just a few weeks away, Apple iPhone 11 rumors are starting to swirl, and we’re starting to hear a little more about Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy Note series.
Galaxy Note 10 Rumors
Samsung is reportedly working on a brand new Galaxy Note for 2019. The device, which the company will likely be named Galaxy Note 10, is still months away from an official release, but rumors are already starting to pickup.
According to well-known leakster Ice Universe, the Galaxy Note 10 is called “Da Vinci” behind the scenes. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9’s codename is “Crown” and the rumored Galaxy S10 is reportedly called “Beyond.”
The Galaxy Note 10 is still in development which means Samsung’s plans could change over time as it tests the device’s hardware and software.
Early Galaxy Note 10 rumors point to several key changes including one that might convince you to stop waiting and start looking for another phone.
The Galaxy Note 10 release date is months away, but the device should be on your radar if you’re looking to buy a new phone in 2018 or 2019.
Waiting for the Galaxy Note 10 might be tempting, but many of you will be better off buying another device long before the next Galaxy Note flagship arrives on shelves.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the best reasons to start looking elsewhere.
Wait for An Even Better Galaxy Note
Samsung always makes significant improvements to its hardware so if the Galaxy Note 9's features aren't enough for you, think about waiting until next year.
The Galaxy Note 9 is the most powerful smartphone Samsung's ever made. The device offers excellent performance, outstanding battery life, a huge vibrant display, a lot of storage, and solid cameras that are backed by an array of software features that will help you shoot great photos and video.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is good enough for most people, but some of you might want to stick around for the Galaxy Note 10's upgrades.
We don't have a full spec sheet yet, but you can expect the company to make significant upgrades to the Note line's hardware next year.
The company will almost certainly include a new processor which could lead to even better performance in key areas like battery life and gaming. You can also expect Samsung to deliver a better camera experience.
The Galaxy S10 will reportedly come with five cameras (three in the rear, two in front) including a 16MP, 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens. If the front-facing dual camera rumors pan out, the Galaxy S10 will deliver outstanding looking selfies as well as Bokeh effects.
This is just a rumor, but it's based in reality. Samsung recently confirmed the Galaxy A9 and the device is the company's first phone with a quad-lens rear camera.
If you aren't thrilled with the Galaxy Note 9's design (if you haven't used it it's rather unwieldy), you might think about waiting around for the Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung's promised design changes in 2019 starting with the Galaxy S10 and we expect at least some of those to extend to the Galaxy Note series.
We could also see Samsung make improvements to the new S Pen experience it debuted with the Galaxy Note 9.
For the first time, you can now use a button on the S Pen to remotely take a photo or skip a track on a music playlist. We expect Samsung to tweak and enhance this experience next year.
So if you aren't thrilled with Samsung's current design language, cameras, S Pen, or performance, you might want to upgrade in 2019.
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