FORBES: Forget Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, This is The smartphone to buy

The problem is that phone is still six months away, but now we know a real Note killer that will arrive a lot sooner.

FORBES: Forget Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, This Is The Smartphone To Buy
FORBES: Forget Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, This Is The Smartphone To Buy

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 has one truly killer feature (ok, maybe two) but there are already signs that the Galaxy S11 will blow it away.

The problem is that phone is still six months away, but now we know a real Note killer that will arrive a lot sooner.  

In a hugely revealing pair of tweets, Samsung insider Ice Universe has laid bare the vast difference users can expect from the camera capabilities in the new Note range and Huawei’s upcoming Mate 30 Pro. He also makes it clear that Samsung has no-one to blame, but itself. 

Ice uses scale drawings to show the Galaxy Note 10 camera sensor will be more than three times smaller than the primary sensor inside the Mate 30 Pro.

Furthermore, the Pro will come with a secondary sensor and even that is twice the size. Larger sensors capture more light and light is the most important physical element in determining photo quality. 

“There seems to be a lot of people who don’t know how big the gap is… Note10 has no chance of beating Mate30 Pro in terms of camera hardware,” Ice explains. 

Moreover, Ice also illustrates why such a gap has opened up and it is striking: the Galaxy Note 10 still uses the same sensor as the Galaxy S7, which was released in early 2016. That means the new Note will be the eighth flagship Galaxy smartphone in a row to reuse this sensor.

By contrast, Huawei has significantly increased the size of the camera sensor on its smartphones for the last three years and it will double them for the Mate 30 Pro. More

Gordon Kelly

Gordon Kelly Senior Contributor Consumer Tech

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