The South Korean giant Samsung has launched its latest flagship Galaxy Note 20 lineup at the virtual Galaxy Unpacked event today. The Galaxy Note 20 lineup includes the standard Galaxy Note 20 and the premium Galaxy Note 20 Ultra which is definitely priced higher than the former. Unlike the Galaxy S20 series, the company seems to have skipped the Note 20 Plus variant this time. However, these newly launched series supports 5G connectivity thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Key highlights include the proprietory S-pen, a new texture — Mystic, Wireless DeX, triple rear cameras and many more.
The company has also partnered with Microsoft that offers access to Xbox Game Pass ultimate with cloud gaming support and 3 months free subscription if you pre-order the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series: Specifications and Features
Display and Display
Starting with Galaxy Note 20, the smartphone features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Flat Infinity- O Super AMOLED display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. Sadly, the display supports a standard 60Hz refresh rate which might not justice the price tag. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, features a 6.9-inch QHD+ Infinity- O Super Dynamic AMOLED 2X curved display with 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution and 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Fortunately, the premium model supports the trendy 120Hz refresh rate. Both the smartphones have HDR+ certification for HDR content streaming on OTT platforms and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy Note 20 series comes in a polycarbonate body with a matte finish that the company calls Mystic texture. More or less, both the phones sport a similar layout except for the camera module. The Ultra model comes with a Laser auto-focus placed at the right side of the cameras.
Both the newly launched smartphones are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 865+ or Exynos 990 chipset depending on the market. Samsung has provided 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage in the Galaxy Note 20, whereas up to 12GB and 512GB internal storage is available in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. For both the smartphones, there is no room for expanding the storage via MicroSD card. The smartphones run on OneUI 2.1 based on Android 10. Another thing that distinguishes Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is the battery department. The former is equipped with a 4300mAh battery and the latter one comes with 4500mAh battery. Moreover, both of them supports 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 9W reverse wireless charging.
S-Pen and Wireless DeX
The Bluetooth S-Pen is now placed to the bottom left edge from the right side and works as a pointer. For better control, it can be remained connected for up to 10 meters. Moreover, the Wireless DeX will enable users to convert the smartphone into a mini desktop.
Talking about the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra first, the handset sports a triple camera setup that includes a 108MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture along with a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture. There is another 12MP telephone lens with 5x optical zoom, 50x SpaceZoom and f/3.0 aperture. Additionally, we get laser auto-focus and dual-LED flash in the camera module. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 20 sports the similar camera array that includes 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens and f/2.2 aperture. And a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x hybrid zoom, 30x SpaceZoom and f/2.0 aperture. The Note 20 series of smartphones support up to 8K video recording at 24fps. On the front, both the smartphones come with a 10MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is offered in Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray colour options. The Galaxy Note 20 is priced at $999.99 (approx. Rs. 75,000) for the base variant while Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has been priced at a starting price of $1299.99 (approx. Rs. 97,300). The Ultra model comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White colours. Both the handsets will be available on sale from August 21. As of now, there is no word about the Indian pricing and availability of the latest Note 20 series.
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