Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy Unpacked does not disappoint, as always

Never before we have relied so much on technology as today. So we are staying connected as we navigate the tremendous challenges we face around the world.” Said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business of Samsung Electronics.

True, in such days technology must give us a hand that everything in addition to being of better quality must be even faster. And Samsung is trying to do just that as through the Galaxy system ported to the 5 devices introduced yesterday; Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra, Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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As with the Galaxy S20, Samsung has decided to skip the full 10 numbers to introduce Note 20, the successor to the Note 10. Despite this jump, progress is not as massive as the name suggests and are in fact small improvements in the 6-month cycle among the company flagships. Normally there are some details that make the difference in order for the company to maintain its leading positions.

The Note line, like last year, this year is divided into two models: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra with prices starting from $1,000 and $1,300 respectively. The phones arrive at a time when people have less money to spend than a year ago and would be more inclined to spend on accessories and laptops as work from home becomes the norm. In fact, in recent years it has been very difficult to sell equipment at prices of 1000+ dollars. However, Note 20 is the standard phone on which every other product is judged.

Note 20 Ultra, Note 20
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (left), Galaxy Note 20 (Right)

Starting with the camera department, the sensor set varies from one to the other device, the Note 20 packs 12MP/64MP/12MP while the Ultra 108MP/12MP/12MP experience. What does this mean?

8K recording at 24fps, all manual, manual focus, exposure, brightness, zoom, and 120fps in FHD to capture cinema levels. The Auto-Focus Laser sensor on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra captures the most detailed autofocus or manual ever super accurate, moreover, Live Focus Video offers the bokeh effect even in video. You can now give direction to the microphone while recording or use Galaxy Buds Live for more professional quality, which no matter how noisy it is around, it will offer crystal clear recording.

Both phones have added between 10 and 30 grams. They store the same triple-camera system of the Galaxy S20 while Note 20 Ultra has taken almost everything from the S20 Ultra. The same 108-megapixel camera was used but this time with 50x hybrid and 5x optical zoom. The standard variant has 30x hybrid and 3x optical. The Ultra model has a Laser autofocus while the standard Note 20 has a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. Both can record 8K video.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra Specs

 Samsung Galaxy Note 20Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Display6.7-inch AMOLED Infinity-O
FHD+ resolution
20:9 aspect ratio
60Hz refresh rate
6.9-inch AMOLED Infinity-O
WQHD+ resolution
19.3:9 aspect ratio
120Hz refresh rate
ConstructionPlastic (aka Glasstic) body
Flat display
Gorilla Glass 5 display cover
Metal and glass body
Curved (Edge) display
Gorilla Glass 7 display cover
SoCUS: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

Global: Samsung Exynos 990
US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

Global: Samsung Exynos 990
StorageUS: 128GB internal
No microSD card support

Global: 256GB internal
No microSD card support
US: 128GB or 512GB internal
microSD card support up to 2TB

Global: 256GB or 512GB internal
microSD card support up to 2TB
Battery4,300mAh battery
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
4,500mAh battery
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
12MP 2PD OIS wide-angle (ƒ/1.8, 1.8μm)
64MP telephoto (ƒ/2.0, 0.8μm, hybrid 3x zoom)
12MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2, 1.4μm)

10MP 2PD AF (ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm)
108MP PD OIS wide-angle (ƒ/1.8, 0.8μm)
12MP telephoto (ƒ/3.0, 1.0μm, optical 5x zoom)
12MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2, 1.4μm)
Laser AF

10MP 2PD AF (ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm)
Video8K at 24fps in 16x9 or 21:98K at 24fps in 16x9 or 21:9
Other FeaturesIn-display fingerprint sensor
Ultrasonic technology
IP68 certified
5G (separate sub-6GHz and mmWave models)
Wi-Fi 6
4G only model available in selected markets
In-display fingerprint sensor
Ultrasonic technology
IP68 certified
5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave)
Wi-Fi 6
ColorsMystic Gray
Mystic Green
Mystic Bronze
Mystic Black
Mystic White
Mystic Bronze
Dimensions & weight75.2 x 161.6 x 8.3mm
192g (sub-6GHz only)
194g (mmWave supported)
77.2 x 164.8 x 8.1mm

Note 20 Ultra

Note 20 Ultra is the best model. The front and back are made of the new Gorilla Glass Victus. The hardware buttons have been moved from left to right to make room for the new camera module. It has 5G, 12GB RAM, 256GB or 512GB storage space. The screen is 6.9 inches tall and supports 120 Hertz. The screen resolution is 3,200×1,440 pixels (WQHD+). The battery is 4500 mAh. With the 25 watt charger included, more than 50 percent of the battery should be able to charge in 30 minutes.

Note 20

The Note 20 Ultra comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal space. The front is Gorilla Glass 5, while the back in plastic. Pack a 4,300 mAh battery. At 6.7 inches, the screen is smaller than that of the Note 20 Ultra. In addition, it does not support 120Hz, but only 60Hz. The resolution is 2,400×1,080 pixels.

Both models offer 5G and will be ship with the latest Snapdragon 865+ or Samsung’s Exynos 990 SoC in different regions. We remind then the Snapdragon 865+ is 10% better than the old Snapdragon 865 chip while Exynos 990 is slightly behind the Snapdragon 865 in terms of CPU performance (6% behind), so it is a bit disappointing seeing Exynos 990 in these 2020 Note 20 models.

The S Pen, of course

The S Pen has been the distinguishing feature of the Note, while others are trying to catch up with it, the Galaxy have to compete with itself so it has done just that by adding the facilities it offers, it can also be used on the Tab S7. Moreover, thanks to the partnership with Microsoft, Note 20 and Windows PC work together very easily. Aside from the fact that notes can be activated anytime and anywhere, not in vain, it is called Note, no S Pen takes control wherever you are regardless of the application you are using, by means of gestures that turn you back, on the recent App, or even at the Home Screen.

The Stylus Pen has now a faster response from 42ms last year to 9ms this year for the Ultra variant. The standard model has an improvement from 42ms to 26 milliseconds.

A special attention this time is dedicated to video games because in 2020 even grandmothers are playing PUBG. Beyond the most powerful performance offered on the market, beyond the dedicated resolution and refresh ratio with a maximum of 120Hz but automatically adaptive for healthier battery and power management, if you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can play directly on your smartphone from a curated bookstore with over 100 games. Minecraft Dungeons, Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 5 are just a few of them.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra Prices and Availability

Both smartphones will be available from August 21st. Note 20 is available in bronze, gray, and green. It costs 949 euros in the 4G version and 1,049 euros in the 5G version.

The Note 20 Ultra will be available in bronze, black and white. The 256GB variant costs 1,299 euros, while the 512GB costs 1,399 euros.

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