Samsung managed to prompt some confusion the other day when a video uploaded to its own YouTube channel (now unlisted and probably set for deletion) mentioned that the Galaxy Note 10 was made from stainless steel. â€œStainless steel and glass meld seamlessly to minimize bezel,â€ says the videoâ€™s narrator.
The company never mentioned anything about switching from aluminum to steel during press briefings â€” nor was it brought up onstage during this weekâ€™s Unpacked event. Why would Samsung upgrade to a new material and not tell anyone?
It didnâ€™t. The video was completely wrong.
Samsung has now confirmed to The Verge that the Note 10â€™s frame is made from aluminum, just like the companyâ€™s other flagships in recent years. Itâ€™s odd that such an erroneous voiceover made it into a promotional video. How was it even part of the script? Maybe at one point Samsung was thinking about upgrading the Note 10 to stainless steel a la the iPhone X and XS. But nope.
The mistake even made it onto Samsungâ€™s website, as SamMobile points out, with the Note 10â€™s design page originally reading â€œhigh-polish stainless steelâ€ before someone changed it to â€œhigh-polish metal.â€ Whoops.
This morning, Samsung reuploaded the â€œGalaxy Note 10 introduction videoâ€ â€” with no mention of stainless steel whatsoever.