Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 10 series and more in the Philippines
Posted by Ram Ronquillo August 19, 2019

It’s official! The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series has hit the Philippine shores. Along with this, the company also launched the Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active2.

Yup, that’s right the new ecosystem of devices from Samsung has arrived!


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are the first devices in the Note series since its release in 2011 with two devices. Physically, the two devices are very distinct.

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Aura Glow
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Aura Black

The Note 10 has a 6.3-inch AMOLED Infinity-O display while the Note 10+ stands at 6.8-inch with an AMOLED Infinity-O display. Along with this, the Note 10+ has a fourth sensor in its rear camera module albeit, it’s roughly the size of the LED Flash. This fourth camera is a VGA DepthVision Camera.

Both devices, of course, feature the redesigned S Pen which includes new features like air gestures, handwriting to text, and AR Doodle.

Here’s a photo of me trying to go through the motions to navigate the Camera app with the S Pen

Air gestures allow you to use the S Pen to do a variety of things through gestures. Some of these including going through the camera app with vertical or horizontal swipes while holding the S Pen.

Through the Samsung Notes app, it converts the notes you’ve written down with the S Pen into digital text. This can then be used for a variety of things like adding your notes to presentations, documents, or emails.

AR Doodle demonstrated

While AR Doodle allows you to personalize photos with dynamic drawings, effects, and animations that track to the image.

We’ve done a run-through of the specs of the two Note devices here.


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

While the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the latest iteration in the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch series. The Galaxy Watch Active 2, like the Galaxy Note 10, has two offerings – a 40mm watch and a 44mm variant. It comes in either an aluminum watch body with a fluoroelastomer band or a stainless steel watch body with a leather strap.

Some new features include the rotating bezel, which in the Watch Active 2 is part of the Super AMOLED screen. Customization on the new Watch Active has also broadened to include the ability to match the theme of the watch with your outfit. In addition, changing watch-faces is also included.

For more on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, read our article here.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, on the other hand, is the latest tablet offering from the company. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, the Galaxy Tab S6 comes equipped with the same redesigned S Pen.

The Tab S6 has a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED with a 1600×2560 resolution and 287 ppi. It features a dual rear camera with a 13MP main Ultra Wide Camera and a 5MP Wide lens. On the front, it has an 8MP front lens as well as on-screen optical fingerprint sensor.

The latest Tab also has quad speakers for a more immersive experience in both watching videos and playing video games. Speaking of video games, it features Game Booster with AI capabilities along with a new live chat feature through Game Launcher, thanks to the partnership with Discord.

It isn’t a slouch when it comes to hardware either. The Tab S6 sports a 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor partnered with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with expandable storage of up to 1TB.


Pricing and availability

The aluminum version of the Samsung Galaxy Active 2 comes in Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, and Pink Gold. While the stainless steel version comes in Cloud Silver. The 40mm is priced at PHP 13,990 while the 44mm variant is available for PHP 16,990.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 retails for PHP 47,990.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes in two colors – Aura Glow and Aura Black. The lone memory combination of 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage retails for PHP 53,990. While the Samsung Note 10+ comes in Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black. It comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and is priced at PHP 60,990.

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