Traditionally a larger-screened version of the Galaxy S series with a higher-capacity battery, S Pen stylus and various improvements to the likes of the camera, a new Galaxy Note rarely fails to impress (unless it explodes, of course).

With great things expected for the 2019 launch of the Galaxy S10, we can't help thinking the Note 10 - codenamed Da Vinci, and due just six months later - is going to be even better still. You'll pay handsomely for the extra features, of course, but if money is no object or you're buying on a contract then the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 will be worth the wait.

You can expect all the same upgrades we're anticipating for the S10: an in-display fingerprint sensor and Infinity-O (punch-hole style) display, up to six cameras (two at the front and four at the rear), and a performance boost with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 and UFS 3.0 storage. Samsung's new OneUI will also be onboard, and whereas 5G is likely to be an optional extra on the Galaxy S10 it could come as standard in Note 10.

Early rumours for the Note 10 also point to a larger 6.66in (up from 6.4in) Super AMOLED display, and we expect with even slimmer bezels for a truly edge-to-edge experience with an 8% greater surface area. This is no surprise given that the Galaxy S10 Plus is also expected to get a larger screen, perhaps up to 6.44in.

Less welcome is news that the Note 10 could be the first flagship phone from Samsung to come without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

When is the Galaxy Note 10 release date?

Samsung typically unveils its new Note-series flagship in August, a few weeks ahead of IFA. Expect a familiar pattern in 2019 with the Note 10 launching in early August.

How much will the Galaxy Note 10 cost?

Current pricing for the Galaxy Note 9 starts at £849 (buy here), though the phone launched at £899.

We've not heard any rumours to suggest pricing will change for 2019.

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