NEW YORK—Samsung has officially taken the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 10. As usual, this is a device that is close in design and specs to the Galaxy S device released early this year, but with some mid-cycle upgrades. What's new for the Note line is that it now comes in two sizes: the Note 10 and Note 10+.

There are two Galaxy Note 10 screen sizes to pick from. The vanilla "Note 10" version has a 6.3-inch, 2280×1080 OLED display, while the Note 10+ has a bigger, 6.8-inch 3040×1440 display. I feel like I say this every year, but the 6.8-inch version is one of the biggest displays ever fitted to a smartphone, besting the 6.67-inch OnePlus 7 Pro, the S10+'s (and Note9's) 6.4-inch display, and the S10 5G's 6.7-inch display.

As usual for Samsung, the Note 10 will have a different SoC depending on what market you're in. Some markets, like the US and usually China, will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, while others, like Europe, will get Samsung's newly announced Exynos 9825 SoC. Shipping with the Snapdragon 855 in the US is a bit of a disappointment given that the 855 is not even Qualcomm's fastest chip anymore. That honor belongs to the up-clocked Snapdragon 855 Plus, which recently launched with the Asus ROG Phone 2.

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