Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung on August 05, 2020 announced its two stunning smartphones – Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Note 20 series is equipped with the latest chipset Exynos 990 which is currently available in the market for smartphones. Note 20 will come in three variants, two 5G variants with 256/128GB internal storage and one LTE variant with 256GB internal storage while Note 20 Ultra will come in five variants, three 5G variants with 512/256/128GB internal storage and two LTE variants with 512/256GB internal storage. All variants of Note 20 and LTE variant of Note 20 Ultra have 8GB Ram while 5G variants of Note 20 Ultra has 12GB Ram. This high-quality RAM along with high-end chipset will boost the performance of smartphone.

Galaxy Note 20 will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Grey colors while Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic White colors. One of the prominent differentiating feature in Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is their display. Note 20 has a flat display while Note 20 Ultra has a curved display. Although pre-orders have been started but the expected date of arrival of these smartphones in the market is August 21, 2020. The starting price of Note 20 will be $1000 while Note 20 Ultra will be $1300.

Specifications and Features:

Galaxy Note 20 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
 Launch Announced Date August 05, 2020 August 05, 2020
Expected Release Date August 21, 2020 August 21, 2020
 Network Technology GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G
 BODY Weight 192 g 208 g
Size 6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in 6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 in
 

 

Build Quality

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), Plastic back Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), Stainless steel frame,  Glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus),
Colors Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, Mystic Grey Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
 SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM, Dual Standby, eSIM (Nano-SIM) Hybrid Dual SIM, Dual Standby, eSIM (Nano-SIM)
 Display Size 6.7 inches 6.9 inches
 

Type

Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels  (393 PPI density) 1440 x 3088 pixels                         (496 PPI density)
Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass5

 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Screen to Body Ratio 89.2% 91.7%
Other Features HDR10+, Always-on display HDR10+, Always-on display,120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD refresh rate
 Memory Memory Card Slot NO microSD Card, (supports up to 1TB)
Internal 5G variant (128/256 GB  internal memory with 8GB RAM), LTE Variant (256GB internal memory with 8GB RAM) 5G variant (128/256,512GB  internal memory with 12GB RAM), LTE Variant (256/512GB internal memory with 8GB RAM)
 Platform OS Android 10 Android 10
UI One UI 2.5 One UI 2.5
Chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+) Exynos 990 (7 nm+)
CPU Octa-core (2 x 2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 + 2 x 2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2 x 2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 + 2 x 2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 Mali-G77 MP11
 Main Camera Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/3.0, 103mm (periscope telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
 Front Camera Single 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
 Features Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Gyro Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Gyro
 Connectivity WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC Yes Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
 

 Sound

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack NO NO
 Battery Charging Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
Fast charging 25W Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0 USB Power Delivery 3.0
 

Reverse wireless charging 9W

 

Reverse wireless charging 9W
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
 MISC Torch Yes Yes
S-Pen Latency 26ms 9ms
Water Resistance up to 1.5m for 30 min up to 1.5m for 30 min
Price Starting from $1000 Starting from $1300

 

Samsung optimized most of the things in Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. S20 Ultra has slow face detection autofocus corresponding to the 108-megapixel sensor but in this phone separate hardware is installed for face detection autofocus which works as laser autofocus and therefore no camera focus issues will be faced. The interesting feature in Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is 8K video recording with aspect ratio 16:9 which will result in cinematic resolution. Samsung claimed to have increased the performance of chipset and GPU in Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra as compared to S20 Ultra due to software optimization. Its camera design made it immediately recognizable from a far distance. One thing that could be better in these devices is their battery capacity because many of the smartphones now have 5000-6000 mAH battery but hope so software optimization will lead to the optimum power consumption of the device and will provide more battery time.

 

 

 

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