Published in Financial Mail. Samsung has positioned its new Note phablets as a combination of a computer, a gaming console, a movie-tech camera and an intelligent stylus — all in one. And to take the devices’ appeal even wider, it has released two versions of the Galaxy Note 10 for the first time.

The 6.3-inch Note 10 and the 6.8-inch Note 10+ went on sale last week (the devices differ in price by R4,000). The Note 10 sports a lower-resolution screen, is smaller, has less battery capacity and RAM, no expandable storage and a triple-lens rear camera.

The FM tested the premium Note 10+ in an “aura glow” shade, which is striking, as it reflects a spectrum of colours. The 7.9mm-thin yet huge 6.8-inch device has an Infinity-O display. In comparison, its rival, the iPhone Xs Max, is 6.5-inches.

The device is superfast — we’re talking 12GB of RAM in your pocket. It has new business features with the S-Pen, include the capacity to scribble handwritten notes that convert to text in Word or PDF, and Air Actions, which support gestures like swiping, switching camera modes and zooming, and, in future, to control slides.

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