Today Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

The devices have been widely leaked, but Samsung still had a few tiny surprises up their sleeves, which we detail below. (Updated Live)

Samsung says their device vision is being driven by their Experience Innovation – the seamless integration of the latest technologies such as 5G. The company appears to be taking a potshot at Hauwei, saying when it comes to Smart Devices, trust from the chipset to software level is needed.

The phones have a 7000 series aluminium chassis with a Gorilla Glass 6 front and back. The backs have a prismatic look and are available in Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura Blue, and Aura White.

Full-screen brightness can be up to 800 nits, and the screen can offer up to 1200 nits peak brightness in specific areas and offers a 2,000,000: 1 contrast ratio.

Samsung says fast charging can offer a full day of charging in 30 minutes.  The S-pen does indeed feature “Air Gestures” which lets you zoom in the camera by drawing a circle in the air.

Live Focus is now available in video and zoom in on sounds. There is also a super-steady mode which offers dramatically improved video stabilization. There is also a full video editing app on the phone.

The camera also lets you make your own AR filters and a 3D scanner app. The Samsung Gallery app can now sync directly to OneDrive and offers a Link to Windows button in the notification shade.

The Outlook app on the Note 10 offers special integration with the S-Pen, offering a peek mode when you hover the pen over an email.

The Note 10 range features advanced vapour chamber cooling which is helpful for gaming.  You can stream PC games to your Note 10 via the PlayGalaxy Link P2P streaming feature.

There is now no Bixby button, but if you are a fan you can map a double click on the power button to that function.

The device can charge to full in about an hour with the included 25w charger, and the Note 10+ can charge to full in only half an hour using the optional 45w charger. With moderate use, the devices can last 2-3 days between charges.

The ultrasonic fingerprint reader can wake the device, and will no longer be fooled by paper or gelatin fingers.  It is also possible to assign special apps for partial unlocking.

The Notes app now syncs between devices, allows you to zoom, and will convert your handwriting to text and export it via PDF.

Samsung Dex will now let you take over Mac or Windows PCs and laptops, meaning the most common screens are now available to use.  You simply need to plug in your phone into your laptop. You can also drag and drop items from your desktop to the Dex environment. The usual Dex to screen and mouse mode also works.

The device will hit the market on the 23rd of August.

See the Verge’s hands-on video with the handsets below:

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See the full specs below:

Galaxy Note10 Galaxy Note10 +
Display 6.3-inch FHD +
Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display,
2280 × 1080 (401ppi) HDR10 + Certified
6.8-inch Quad HD +
Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display
3040 × 1440 (498ppi) HDR10 + certified
Camera Rear: Triple Camera
– Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123 °)
– Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5 / F2.4 OIS (77 °)
– Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45 °)Front: 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80 °)
Rear: Quad Camera
– Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123 °)
– Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5 / F2.4 OIS (77 °)
– Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45 °)
– DepthVision Camera: VGAFront: 10MP 2PD AF F2.2 (80 °)
Body 71.8 × 151.0 × 7.9mm, 168g
(BLE S Pen: 5.8 × 4.35 × 105.08mm, 3.04g)
77.2 × 162.3 × 7.9mm, 196g
(BLE S Pen: 5.8 × 4.35 × 105.08 3.04g)
AP – 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.9 GHz) Exynos
– 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz) Exynos
Memory – 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage – 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage
SIM Card Dual SIM (Hybrid): one Nano SIM + one Nano SIM / one Nano SIM + MicroSD slot (up to 1TB) Dual SIM: one Nano SIM + one Nano SIM + one MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Battery 3,500mAh (typical) 4,300mAh (typical)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Network Enhanced 4 × 4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
* Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier and user environment.
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2.4 / 5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
– Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 1.2Gbps Upload
* May differ by market and mobile operator.
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT +, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass)
Payment Management NFC, MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB light sensor
(BLE S Pen: 6-axis Sensor including Gyro Sensor and Acceleration Sensor)
Authentication Lock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Audio Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG
(In-box earphones: Type-C plug, hybrid canal type, 2way dynamic unit)
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)Audio Playback Format:
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM