Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray was introduced as Samsung’s latest brand ambassador during the local launch of the Korean firm’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones.
Samsung unveild its newest flagship on Wednesday, August 14, at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, where guests also had the chance to personally check out the Galaxy Note10 devices.
Guest artists Kris Abrigo and Kara Pangilinan conducted a live demo of the S Pen. Galguerra along with Ellie Huang, product marketing manager for Note series, also showed the phone’s capability when playing games and shooting clips.
Meanwhile, Bella Concepcion, marketing manager for IT and mobile, shared Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft to demonstrate the Note10 as a tool for productivity.
The event also showcased the Galaxy Ecosystem Zone and displayed a full suite of Samsung devices that are interconnected seamlessly.
The Galaxy Note 10 is wrapped in an edge-to-edge and near bezel-less Infinity-O Display for uninterrupted viewing. Samsung opted to have a discreetly positioned front camera, refusing to put in a pop-up camera present in other smartphone brands.
The body is complemented by Dynamic AMOLED Display with HDR10+ certification and Dynamic Tone Mapping technology.
For the first time, Samsung loyalists can choose between two sizes. The Galaxy Note 10 comes in a compact 6.3-inch screen, while the Galaxy Note 10+ features a 6.8-inch display.
The S Pen has also been redesigned to further enable productivity. Handwritten notes can now be instantly converted to digital text and exported to different formats including Microsoft Word.
Additionally, users can drag and drop files between the Galaxy Note10 and other devices through Samsung DeX. Those using Windows 10 PCs can integrate their smartphone and see notifications, send and receive messages, and view photos without having to lift their smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ come with a triple camera that guarantees professional-looking shots even for beginners. Its lenses include a 16MP Ultra Wide, a 12MP Wide-Angle, and a 12MP Telephoto camera.
Both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are equipped with a full professional studio that allows users to shoot and edit instantly. Footage can be furthered enhanced with Live Focus video for a movie-like depth of field similar to bokeh, Zoom-In Mic to control surrounding sound, and the upgraded Super Steady feature to reduce shaky recordings.
The device is powered by a 7nm processor that allows users to multitask without experiencing any lags.
Its big battery features 3,500mAh for the Galaxy Note10 and 4,300mAh for the Galaxy Note10+. The Super Fast Charging feature means that a 30-minute power-up can last the whole day. Additionally, Wireless Power Share allows users to share the Galaxy Note10’s battery with Qi-compatible devices by placing them against the smartphone.
The device is also a gaming phone as it comes with the world’s slimmest vapor chamber cooling system and the AI-based Game Booster to deliver optimal performance. The PlayGalaxy Link P2P streaming service lets gamers continue playing their PC console on the Galaxy Note 10 without the need for local storage.
The Galaxy Note 10 will be available starting August 23, with a suggested retail price of P53,990 for the Galaxy Note 10 (256GB) and P60,990 for the Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB). The Galaxy Note 10+ (512GB) will be available for a pre-order exclusive with a suggested retail price of P72,990.
The Galaxy Note 10 will come in Aura Glow and Aura Black, while the Galaxy Note 10+ will be available in Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black.