Many Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners are confused on the location of the zoom-in mic on the phone. Some owners mistakenly thought the top speaker as the zoom-in microphone.
This post shows you the exact location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
As explained in the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10, the zoom-in mic is one of the most interesting features you should try.
Zoom-in mic is not an invention of Samsung. HTC adopted a similar Sonic zoom in HTC U12+ in 2018. LG has implemented the similar feature of “audio zoom” since LG G2 in 2013.
But Galaxy Note 10 is the first Samsung phone with such a microphone.
Please note, although there are some differences between Galaxy Note 1o and Galaxy Note 10+, the zoom-in mic feature is identical on both phones. The location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are also identical.
So, where is the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10?
Do not confuse the top speaker with the zoom-in mic
Some reviewers pointed the finger to the top speaker vent hole as shown below. They thought this is the new zoom-in microphone.
But it is totally wrong!
As explained in the Galaxy Note 10 layout, the big hole in the top of Galaxy Note 10 is actually the vent of the second speaker.
Right to the top speaker, there is a microphone.
But this is a normal microphone, which is usually used for noise canceling when you are engaged in a call. When you using the voice recorder in the interview mode, this microphone will focus on the interviewee.
Left to the speaker, it is the normal SIM card tray.
Of course, on the bottom, there is another speaker. But this one is similar to the top one.
So, where does Samsung hide the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10?
Location of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+
It turns out the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) is hidden beside (under the small notch) the telephote camera, as shown below.
The location of the zoom-in mic actually is well-designed.
By hiding the mic next to the camera lens, it can be guaranteed that it will be focused on the right direction when you record a video with the zoom-in mic.
For the detailed usage guide of the zoom-in mic on Galaxy Note 10, you may check this guide (coming soon).
On Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, Samsung moved the zoom-in mic next to the LED flash as explained in Galaxy S20 layout.
Do you know the location of the zoom-in microphone on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ now?
If you have any questions on the layout of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, you may check the Galaxy Note 10 layout page.
If you want to understand contents in the Galaxy Note 10 box, you may check the Unbox Galaxy Note 10: What is included in Galaxy Note 10 Box? page.