Samsung Galaxy Note Will Have 5G Support, Suggests New Leak

At its Unpacked event in San Francisco last month, Samsung introduced its very first 5G flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G. New evidence discovered by the folks at XDA-developers now suggests the Galaxy Note 10 will also have a 5G variant.

As revealed by Chinese leakster Ice Universe last year, the Galaxy Note 10 is codenamed “davinci”. While digging through the defconfig file for the Exynos 9820-powered SM-G973F variant of the Galaxy S10, the team at XDA-developers found references to the “davinci” codename. As you can see in the image below, davinci5G clearly refers to a 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 10.

davinci5g reference
davinci5g reference | Source: XDA-developers

Since the reference to the 5G Galaxy Note 10 was found in the kernel source code of an Exynos 9820-powered device, we can be fairly sure that the flagship phablet will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9820 chipset with an Exynos 5100 5G modem. In addition to “davinci5G”, reference to a device codenamed “luge” has also been found once again. It is being speculated that “luge” could be one of the upcoming foldable smartphones that Samsung is currently working on.

A Bloomberg report published earlier this month claimed Samsung is working on a foldable phone with a similar form-factor as the Huawei Mate X. Along with the new clamshell design prototype, Samsung is reported to be working on another variation of the Galaxy Fold that folds vertically and has a display panel on the outside. The device may even have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded under the smartphone’s display, just like the Galaxy S10.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to feature a quad-camera setup on the back, much like the 5G Galaxy S10. Similar to the last few Galaxy Note devices released by Samsung, we expect the Galaxy Note 10 to have quite a lot in common with the Galaxy S10+. The North American variants of the smartphone will likely run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset, while other variants are expected to feature Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 9820 chipset.

Tony Barratt
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