Samsung Galaxy Note10+ with live focus video

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Note10 and Note 10+ with a suite of productivity and creativity tools, enhanced S Pen, professional camera, and a 5G variant version.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

The Galaxy Note10 comes in two sizes, one with a 6.3-inch Cinematic Infinity-O Display, and the other comes in the form of the Galaxy Note10+ that features a slightly larger 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity-O Display. In addition to offering two sizes, a 5G variant is available, called the Note10+ 5G.

Video features

Samsung Galaxy Note10

The Galaxy Note10 versions can all shoot 4K UHD in HDR10+ (HDR10+ recording is currently in beta and only available on the rear camera).

Here are the supported frame rates:

  • 4K UHD video recording at 60 fps (3840×2160)
  • 1080p FHD video recording at 60 fps (1920×1080)
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps (1280×720)
  • Shooting speed
  • Super Slow-mo 720p video support at 960 fps
  • Slow motion 1080p video support at 240 fps
  • Hyperlapse 1080p video support
Samsung Galaxy Note10

What is of most interest is the Galaxy Note10+ features live focus video that adds depth-of-field adjustments so you can blur the background.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

I know this effect has been possible when taking photos, but I’m not sure this has been done before when recording video. I’m not that up on phone tech, so please let me know if there are other phones out there that can do this.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

There is also a Zoom-In Mic that is claimed to amplify the audio and push background noise aside to help focus on the sounds that you want. There is also a new and improved Super steady function that stabilizes footage. According to Samsung, the camera predicts movement by pulling from a library of over a million frames, reducing vibrations in your videos. This is also available in Hyperlapse mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

The Galaxy Note10 features:

  • Rear Triple Camera
  • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
  • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
  • Front: 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°)

The Galaxy Note10+ / Galaxy Note10+ 5G features:

  • Rear Quad Camera
  • Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°)
  • Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°)
  • Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°)
  • 3D Depth Camera: VGA
  • Front: 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80°)

All the versions can record video in MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.

Users can record approximately 0.4 seconds of video captured at 960 fps with approximately 12 seconds of playback. Users can record approximately 0.8 seconds of video captured at 480 fps and digitally enhance the video to 960 fps with approximately 24 seconds of playback. Playback time can be edited in Super Slow-mo player.

Quick and Easy Video Editing

Samsung Galaxy Note10

Once you have recorded your video, Galaxy Note10 users can edit-on-the-go right from their phone. The video editor can be used with the S Pen, so instead of having to tap to select or edit a clip, users can choose the precise moment they want to trim. For creators who need even more control over their footage, Adobe Rush on the Galaxy Note10 provides a sophisticated suite of editing tools, that also work well with the S Pen.

Other features

The Note10/10+ also have a ton of other features including 512GB (Note 10 is limited to 256GB) storage which you can expand by up to an additional 1TB.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

You can also insert a microSD card for more storage, or swap it out to a second SIM card for dual SIM capability.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

There is also a 4300mAh battery (Galaxy Note10+) that you can quick charge in 30 minutes. You can also charge the phone wirelessly.

Samsung Galaxy Note10

With Samsung DeX you can drag and drop files from device to device, or make quick edits on the big screen with no interruptions. You can even work on your phone while it’s connected to the computer via USB cable.

Price & Availability

Samsung Galaxy Note10

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U 256GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aura Glow) is $949.99 USD.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ SM-N975U 256GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Aura Black) starts at $1,099.99, and pre-orders start from August 23rd. The Note10+ 512GB version is $1,199.99.

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