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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 set to be announced this weekend

Samsung is holding a special event on Sunday, 7 August – which the invite suggests will be a launch event for the new device in its "phablet" range.

The invitation prominently features a stylus, suggesting the event will be for the successor device to the Galaxy Note 9 – which is widely expected to be called the Galaxy Note 10.

Samsung's Galaxy Note range has recovered following the disastrous launch of its Note 7 device, which was recalled after numerous devices caught fire due to faulty batteries.

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The Note 9 was available for pre-order from 9 August last year, with its 128GB variant available for £899 while the upper-range 512GB device sold for £1,099.

It is not yet clear what the pricing for the Note 10 range will be.

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The event in New York will feature a range of new product announcements from Samsung, potentially including a new release date for the Galaxy Fold smartphone.

The company delayed the release of the foldable smartphone after reviewers said the device had broken within the first few days of being used.

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Journalists posted scathing reviews of the product, which is designed to be similar in size to a normal mobile when closed but capable of opening up to reveal a tablet-style screen.

Some technology reporters labelled the Fold "unusable" just two days after being sent them by Samsung, prompting the company to admit it had problems with the device.

The South Korean firm later said an inspection had found the breakages could stem from impact on "exposed areas of the hinge" that allows the device to fold.

DJ Koh, the CEO of Samsung's mobile division, holds the  Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone
Image: DJ Koh, the CEO of Samsung's mobile division, holds the Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone

It said it had also uncovered an internal issue that could affect "performance" of the display, but would carry out more tests before deciding on a new release date.

Samsung had been confident the Fold would be a success, hailing it as "unlike any device that has come before it" ahead of its original US release date of 26 April. Its price there will be just under $2,000 (£1,585).

It features a whopping six cameras and other high-end features like an AMOLED display, a fast processor, plenty of memory and an AI assistant.

Samsung had also claimed it could be opened and closed 200,000 times – or 100 times a day for five years.

But reviewers said removing the plastic film from the interior screen made the phone unusable – although keeping it on did not seem to prevent other devices from breaking, either.

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