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Malaysians are getting shortchanged by the local Samsung Galaxy Note10+?

by Vyncent ChanAugust 25, 2019
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Samsung proved that they were pretty courageous by doing exactly what they trolled Apple for back then. First notches, then the headphone jack. While Apple still provided a Lightning to 3.5mm dongle in the box all the way until last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, Samsung decided to do away with it from the get go with the Samsung Galaxy Note10. Great courage there.

But Samsung’s courage doesn’t stop just there. An unboxing performed by SoyaCincau on a global set revealed that it came with Samsung’s usual OTG adapter and a microUSB to USB-C adapter. Pretty standard stuff for anyone who has used a recent Samsung flagship. However the Malaysian set does not come with any of those.

Image credit: SoyaCincau

The local Samsung Galaxy Note10+ only comes with replacement S Pen nibs and the tweezers to remove them. There’s also a TPU case included with local units that the global units lack, but I am still somewhat appalled by Samsung’s decision to cut back on the contents of the Samsung Galaxy Note10+’s package for Malaysians. How much would it have saved them? RM5, at the most? It’s probably an easy purchase for some who can afford a flagship that costs RM4199, but on the flip side of the coin, I would have expected more when I pay in excess of RM4000 for a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Specs

  • Exynos 9825, octa-core, 7nm EUV
  • Mali-G76 MP12
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • 6.3″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, punch hole selfie camera
  • 12MP F1.5/F2.4 + 12MP f/2.1 telephoto + 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide)
  • 10MP selfie camera
  • 3500 mAh battery, 25W Super Fast Charge
  • RM3699

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Specs

  • Exynos 9825, octa-core, 7nm EUV
  • Mali-G76 MP12
  • 12GB RAM
  • Up to 512GB storage
  • 6.8″ WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, punch hole selfie camera
  • 12MP F1.5/F2.4 + 12MP f/2.1 telephoto + 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide + 3D ToF Samsung DepthVision camera
  • 10MP selfie camera
  • 4300 mAh battery, 45W Super Fast Charge
  • 12GB + 256GB: RM4199
    12GB + 512GB: RM4799

I do understand that there will always be minor difference in package contents, like some regions receiving cases bundled in the box, and some don’t, but this is just weird when it comes to remove some useful adapters that should come in handy, especially given how the Galaxy Note10+ is such a productivity-oriented device.

Pokdepinion: Well, a bit too much courage there, Samsung. Just a bit too much.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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