Samsung's Note range of smartphones has traditionally proved a hit with consumers. Fans will not have to wait long for the new model, with Samsung widely expected to announce its latest Galaxy Note 10 this week.
The smartphone, which comes with a stylus pen to allow users to write on the screen, has been a favourite with fans for years. The one notable exception was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which was best remembered for its exploding battery problems and a global product recall.
On Wednesday, Samsung will reveal its latest model. The major development this year is that Samsung is expected to unveil not one, but several new versions of its Note smartphone, including 5G models, that will include improved charging technology and an even larger screen with Samsung's new “Infinity O” display design.
Here is everything we know so far about the Samsung Note 10.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 be released?
The Note 10 is expected to be announced on August 7 and should be on sale soon after. Samsung is holding an event at 9pm UK time in New York where the device will be revealed. Rumours suggest the phone could go on sale around 23 August.
What will the Note 10 look like?
The new Note 10 is set to include some improvements on previous models, including an option for an even larger screen and a new design on its display.
It is also rumoured to be releasing more than one version. One variant, believed to be the regular Note 10, will have a 6.3-inch screen. Another, the Note 10 Plus, will have a massive 6.8-inch screen that will make it one of the largest available smartphones, according to expert Steve Hemmerstoffer.
The display will also be resdesigned to have an O-shaped front camera, like that used on the Samsung Galaxy S10. However, this camera will be located in the centre of the screen, rather than to one side. This design appears to have been given additional credence by Samsung's own promotional videos.
Other design changes are expected to include Samsung ditching the headphone jack in favour of a single USB-C port, according to Android Police. This will mean users may have to buy adapters for older headphones using a 3.5mm cable.
In terms of colours, regular black and white variants are on the cards, as well as a colour dubbed Aura Glow. According a report from German site WinFuture, there will also be a pink variant of the phone.
Three (or four) Galaxy Note phones?
What is not clear is how many new phones Samsung is going to launch. Observers expect there to be a smaller and larger version of the new Note 10, but there may also be a 5G version as well.
Samsung is believed to be developing a 5G model, according to a product image leaked from US network carrier Verizon. This would follow a similar pattern to Samsung's S10 models released earlier this year, which included a 5G variant.
Releasing so many new models would be a break from form for the Note series. Samsung has typically only launched one smartphone at this time of year. But with smartphone sales suffering, including a 5G variant in its range seems likely.
But there are further reports that another, budget version of the phone could be available, dubbed tentatively the Note 10e. Again, Samsung did launch a cheaper smartphone earlier this year with the S10e, so it would not be beyond the company to launch four new phones in one go with the Note series.
Note 10 battery life
Battery life has been a contentious issue on the Note series, with one variant in 2016 notoriously catching fire in some cases and prompting a costly global product recall.
This time around the new phones are set to have even more hefty batteries. The Plus variant will reportedly include a 4500mAh battery, while the smaller version could actually have a more lightweight battery than in past years, with some reports putting it at around 3,400mAh.
The phones are all expected to come with wireless charging, but this year will also include even faster charging capacity and reverse wireless charging.
The Note 10 range is known for having among the best smartphone cameras on any device, and the new model is not likely to be an exception. Firstly, the front selfie camera is believed to be a punch-hole camera, similar to the designs included on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
The main model is expected to have a triple camera design, according to multiple reports, which will be configured with a 12MP, 16MP wide angle camera and a 13MP lossless zoom telephoto lens.
The big question on these flagship phones is always about price. With such a range of Note devices expected to arrive from Samsung, questions have been raised over whether fans could see a price cut on the lower powered version of its Note range.
According to some reports, the Galaxy Note 10 could cost under £960 for some versions, but those prices will climb to £1,099 for the Note 10 Plus version and even higher for other variants.