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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 breaks cover in these first official leaked photos

If youve been following phone news even a little bit, you know that Samsungs flagship, stylus-equipped Galaxy Note 10 is coming August 7th. You know itll have 5G, and you even have a decent idea what it looks like thanks to these estimated renders from June. But now, we may be getting our best look at the Galaxy Note 10 — the first official photos of the phone have reportedly leaked out.

The images come from both the typically reliable Roland Quandt at WinFuture and MySmartPrice contributor Ishan Agarwal, so weve got little doubt theyre legit. And if so, they reveal that Samsung plans to not only produce the Galaxy Note 10 in black, but also an attractive, shiny blue-purple pearlescent color scheme thats a dead ringer for the Huawei P30 Pro. Interesting.

As rumored previously, we can clearly see a triple-camera array around the back of the phone, exceptionally thin bezels and a hole-punch camera that each barely disturb the screen around front, and all the curved glass youd expect from a Samsung flagship in 2019.

But whats missing may be just as interesting as whats included in the photo — namely, theres no visible fingerprint sensor (suggesting its inside the display), and this phone has one fewer physical button than wed typically expect on a Galaxy Note. Did Samsung do away with the power button, or did it finally get rid of the oft-hated Bixby button? (We ask because the button beneath the volume rocker is typically Bixby, not power, in recent Samsung designs.) If the power button did simply switch sides, thats still something users would have to get used to.

And though we cant see it in these images, wed previously heard that Samsung would probably be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack with the Note 10 as well — maybe not surprising if you expect a premium phone to be

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