Microsoft does provide one other clue as to what to expect from upcoming hardware: all of the initial Windows 10X devices will be “powered by Intel,” which rules out ARM or AMD processors… at least in the short term. Honestly, Microsoft is being a little vague about that at the moment. On the one hand, the company says it'll feel familiar to anyone who's used Windows 10 thanks to a similar user interface. But since it takes more power to drive two screen than one, the company wanted to decrease the battery drain of apps.
But when you look at everything as a whole, it's clear what guided the direction of the Note this generation. With the Note 9, Samsung slung huge banner ads reading “4,000mAh” and “1TB.” These were the major selling points for the phone. With the 10 series, it's not about that at all. The Note 10 Plus is still better than ever, because if it wasn't Samsung's “best Note ever,” it wouldn't sell any units. But if you look at the key marketing points of the Note 10 series, it is all about design.
The Note 10 Plus's bezels are smaller than nearly any phone Samsung has ever produced. Instead of putting the camera cutout in the top right corner though, Samsung has moved the camera cutout to the top center. I like this design because it doesn't feel like it gets in the way of your content. I was already happy with the Infinity-O display in the S10 series, but this cutout is even smaller. This does come at the expense of a smaller camera aperture compared to the Note 9 ?— another indication that Samsung was obsessive about making this device beautiful. Front-facing camera shots still look great though, so this is a fine trade-off for me.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the biggest, fastest, and most expensive device the company has ever offered. Its edge-to-edge display trades the notch for a mechanical pop-up selfie camera, and the new high-resolution 90Hz display looks and feels amazing. In adding these features, however, the 7 Pro trades a key benefit for which the company has traditionally been known: battery life.