Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Announced: Price, Specifications
Samsung just announced a bunch of different devices at the Unpacked 2020. Most specifications for which were already out on the internet days before the official announcement. These announcements include the all-new Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra along with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Tab S7/Tab S7+, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch 3. Let’s start with the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
The all-new Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7-inch S-AMOLED display with Full-HD resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Being a Samsung phone, the display employs the hole-punch cutout for housing the front-facing camera. Besides, there is also an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for authentication and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The Note 20 comes in three colorways: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, and Mystic Green.
At its core, the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note 20 runs on the Exynos 990 processor (global) and the Snapdragon 865 Plus (US and China). The Exynos 990 is an octa-core chipset based on the 7nm EUV process, and it features a Mali G77 MP11 GPU for graphics processing along with a dual-core NPU. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 865 Plus is also an octa-core processor built on the 7nm process, with Adreno 650 GPU. To assist the processor, there is 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (non-expandable). For powering the internals, the device includes a 4300mAh battery with support for fast charging, wireless charging, and also reverse wireless charging — something that can be seen on top-of-the-line offerings from Samsung recently. The device comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC for connectivity. Moreover, it also provides a USB-C 3.2 port and supports Wireless DeX. The phone runs on OneUI 2.5 based on Android 10 out of the box.
In the camera department, the Note 20 sports a triple-camera array on the rear, which includes a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor accompanied by a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto lens (with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom). Moving to the front, the device offers a 10MP (f/2.0) shooter for selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Unlike the vanilla Galaxy Note 20, which comes with a 6.7-inch S-AMOLED, the Note 20 Ultra features a slightly bigger, 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel — meaning S-AMOLED + HDR10+ support. It offers a 3200 x 1440 pixel screen resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 7 protection on top. Moreover, it also has a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for authentication. The Note 20 Ultra offers three color options: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic White.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has the same Exynos 990 processor (global) and the Snapdragon 865 Plus (US and China) running at its core as the vanilla Note 20, with the Mali G77 MP11 and Adreno 650 GPU, respectively. It comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB / 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage (expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card). The device includes a 4500mAh battery — slightly bigger than the vanilla mode — with fast charging and wireless charging along with support for reverse wireless charging. For connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. Besides, the phone also has a USB 3.2 port along with support for Samsung Wireless DeX. It runs on OneUI 2.5 based on Android 10.
For optics, the Note 20 Ultra offers a triple-camera setup on the rear. The setup for which includes a 108MP (f/1.8) primary sensor along with a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12MP (f/3.0) telephoto lens. On the front, there is a 10MP (f/2.2) shooter with dual-pixel autofocus support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra: Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 comes in only one configuration and is priced at USD 999. On the other hand, the Note 20 Ultra offers two configurations: 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB, priced at USD 1299 and USD 1399, respectively. As for availability, the devices will be available for pre-order starting August 6 in the US, and will go on open sale from August 21.