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 Galaxy Note 10 Plus is Samsung's biggest, boldest Galaxy Note yet. It has a slimmer design, more screen than ever before, and an S Pen that has learned some new tricks. Almost all of its new features are in the name of refinement, but that refinement is dictated by design and mass-market appeal, not necessarily by functionality.
The OnePlus 7 Pro feels like the first device from the company that has truly entered the hyper-premium space. It's bigger, faster, and more expensive than any OnePlus device before it. The company clearly listened to fan input around the design of this phone, but it also added features made to directly compete with Samsung and Huawei and it shows in the price.
In the thriving mobile gaming industry which has gone from strength to strength over the last ten years, three genres have emerged which are more successful than any others. Few would be surprised to hear that puzzle, strategy, and first-person shooter games are near the top of the tree in terms of revenue generated. Some of the biggest mobile games of all time including Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and PUBG Mobile belong to these genres. The question is, will these types of game continue to dominate, or will another genre come along and usurp them?