Alert: If you were keen on gettings your hands on a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 10, pre-orders end this week.
This is important, because not only is Samsung giving away a pair of $500 headphones as a bonus, some Aussie telcos are throwing their own bonuses into the ring as well.
After what feels like 84 years of leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has finally been officially revealed. There's not only one device in the Note lineup but three, and one of them is 5G enabled. Here's everything you need to know, including the price and when you can get a Note 10 in Australia.Read more
You can get the full lowdown on the Note 10 range right here, but these are the basic details:
There are three models of the Note 10 coming to Australia, which is a first!
The entry level Note 10 comes with 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, and Exynos 9825 processor and a 3,500mAH battery. It also has fast-charging and Wireless PowerShare.
When it comes to the camera it has a triple rear lens setup – 12MP telephoto, 12MP wide-angle and 16MP ultra-wide.
At the front you’ll find a 10MP selfie cam built into almost-bezel-free display. It’s utilised the same Infinity-0 (hole) design as the S10 but in now resides in the to-centre of the screen.
The S Pen has also gotten a few upgrades, including handwriting to text conversion (we’ve gotten to use it a bit and it’s excellent) and Air Gestures.
The Note 10+ has most of the same features, but with some beefier specs – 12GB RAM to go with the 256GB storage, a 4,300mAH battery and a fourth VGA 3D Depth Vision Camera that is capable of 3D scanning and AR doodling.
The Note 10 5G model includes the same specs as the Note 10+ but with 512GB storage and a 5G modem.
While you will find the Note 10+ available from every Aussie telco, the entry-level handset will only be available from Vodafone and Woolworth’s Mobile.
As for the 5G model, you’ll only be able to grab one from Telstra or Optus.
Now about that pre-order off. Anyone who orders any Note 10 model before 11:59pm AEST August 22 will nab a free pair of Samsung’s newly-announced AKG Wireless Headphones, which have an RRP of $499.
Like we said, some telcos are also offering some extra bonuses for pre-order, which will be mentioned in their individual sections below.
Here are the plans!
Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB) plans
The cheapest here is the ‘Small’ plan, which is $120.79 a month for 15GB data.
Like all Telstra plans there is lock-in contract or excess data fees and unlimited standard national texts and calls.
If that isn’t enough data for you, $10 more a month gets you 60GB data a month in total.
Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (512GB) plans
The ‘Small’ plans is once again the cheapest, which will cost $120.79 a month. But considering this is a 5G plan, 15GB may not be enough data so we recommend bumping it up to Medium.
These plans come with the same inclusions as the Note+ but with the added ‘Free 5G Network Trial’ which will run until June 30 2020. After that only the ‘Large’ and ‘Extra Large’ plans will get it for free.
Those on ‘Small’ and ‘Medium’ plans will need to pay an extra $15 a month to access the new network.
Telstra has quite a good pre-order bonus of its own, as well as the AKG’s.
If you pre-order between 9am AEST on August 8 and 11:59pm AEST August 22 you can get the the Note 10+ 5G for the price of the the regular Note 10+. Even if you’re not overly interested in 5G, getting double the storage for free is excellent.
Optus Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB) plans
The cheapest plan here come is at $105 a month over 24-months, which $45 for the plan and $60 for the handset repayments.
However, it only comes with 4GB data, so we recommend spending the extra $10 a month to upgrade to 60GB.
Optus Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (512GB) plans
There aren’t any widgets currently available for the 5G plans due to the delayed release. But you can still pre-order one one on the Optus website.
All of these plans are $10 more expensive a month compared to the Note 10+ models. The cheapest is $125 a month across 24-months for 4GB of data.
Vodafone Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (256GB) plans
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The cheapest plan you’ll find on Voda is the $35 Red Plan, which is $97.45 a month for 4GB data across 24-months.
Yep, we’re gonna say it again – pay the extra $10 a month to get 30GB.
Vodafone Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB) plans
Again, coming in cheapest is the $35 Red for $105.79 a month across 24-months for 5GB data. We still recommend you upgrade to get significantly more data for $10 more.
A small loyalty discount may apply to select Vodafone Galaxy Note 10+ plans, bringing the cost down by a few dollars per month.
Vodafone is also offering to waive a month of plan fees for any new or upgrading customers who sign up to a Red, Red Cap or Red Plus Plan with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ during the pre-order time period.
Woolworths Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (256GB) plans
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to get a Note 10 or Note 10+ on a plan, Woolworth’s Mobile is where it’s at.
The cheapest Note 10 plan is $75.50 a month over 24-months for 5GB data. You can double that for an extra $10 a month, but if you really need something heftier you might want to look at the $95.50 a month plan which comes with 40GB data.
For comparison, this plan costs $2 less than Vodafone’s cheapest Note 10 plan but comes with 35GB more data. Plus you get the benefit of the Telstra network. Dayum.
Woolworths Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB) plans
The cheapest Note 10+ plan with Woolies is the $84.50 a month over 24-months for 5GB data. Again, Woolies has the best value Note 10+ plan here with its $104.50 a month plan that serves up 40GB data.
Woolworth’s will also be knocking $180 the total plan prices for customers who sign on for a plan during the pre-order time frame.
It's been a big day for announcements, with Samsung finally unveiling the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ after months of leaks and speculation. It's the big new phone that feels more like a tablet - a chonky phablet, if you will - and it will officially be available with plans from Woolworths Mobile.Read more