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Samsung's new Note 10 takes on Huawei in selfie beauty pageant

Updated : 2019-08-08 15:23:52

Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei. Along with its first foldable phone, the big-screen Note 10 is the South Korean tech firm's most important new product planned in the second half of this year to expand its mobile sales.

Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's trouble in the second quarter with a nearly 7 percent jump in smartphone sales, as the Chinese firm sold fewer phones in the global market after it was put on a US trade blacklist in May. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's trouble in the second quarter with a nearly 7 percent jump in smartphone sales, as the Chinese firm sold fewer phones in the global market after it was put on a US trade blacklist in May. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
People test new devices during the launch event of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. With an emphasis on improved video and photography features, which helped Huawei become the world's Number 2 smartphone vendor, Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 10 will appeal to YouTubers and fans of social media. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
People test new devices during the launch event of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. With an emphasis on improved video and photography features, which helped Huawei become the world's Number 2 smartphone vendor, Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 10 will appeal to YouTubers and fans of social media. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
The Note 10 will be sold starting at $949.99 while the bigger Note 10 plus will start at $1,099. The Note 10 model with 5G capability will start at $1,299.99. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
The Note 10 will be sold starting at $949.99 while the bigger Note 10 plus will start at $1,099. The Note 10 model with 5G capability will start at $1,299.99. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
With two screen sizes of 6.3 inches and 6.8 inches, the Note 10 boasts enhanced video effects such as augmented reality and stabilization modes, and a front-facing camera centrally located at the top of the display for better selfies. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
With two screen sizes of 6.3 inches and 6.8 inches, the Note 10 boasts enhanced video effects such as augmented reality and stabilization modes, and a front-facing camera centrally located at the top of the display for better selfies. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Along with its first foldable phone, the big-screen Note 10 is the South Korean tech firm's most important new product planned in the second half of this year to expand its mobile sales. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Along with its first foldable phone, the big-screen Note 10 is the South Korean tech firm's most important new product planned in the second half of this year to expand its mobile sales. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
Samsung executives have long poked fun at rivals for ditching the headphone jack in smartphones. With the new Galaxy Note 10, the company will now be doing exactly the same thing. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Samsung executives have long poked fun at rivals for ditching the headphone jack in smartphones. With the new Galaxy Note 10, the company will now be doing exactly the same thing. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The Note 10 squeezes in more battery power and other goodies, but at the cost of the familiar old jack. So now the company is doing an about-face and declaring that many people use wireless headphones anyway. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The Note 10 squeezes in more battery power and other goodies, but at the cost of the familiar old jack. So now the company is doing an about-face and declaring that many people use wireless headphones anyway. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Samsung, which for years has pushed bigger and bigger displays, is also introducing a smaller version of the Note for those who think phones have just gotten too big. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Samsung, which for years has pushed bigger and bigger displays, is also introducing a smaller version of the Note for those who think phones have just gotten too big. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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