Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 on August 5 during its virtual Unpacked event. The Galaxy Note 20 has a lot more differences with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Despite its difference, it’s not cost is significantly less than the Ultra.
Samsung has made some exciting choices for the Galaxy Note 20. Although it shares its chipset and some other features with the Ultra, the things that the company has decided to cut are much likely to push customers to buy the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra instead.
Galaxy Note 20 Design:
The Note 20 has the signature boxy silhouette, and it’s going to be pretty lasting, thanks to its stainless-steel frame. However, Samsung has made an exciting selection of using plastic for the back panel. It astounds the mind that a 2020 “flagship” would opt for plastic over glass, significantly when you recognize the fact that no such compromise was made for even the cheapest Samsung S20 model.
As you’d assume that all physical buttons are located on the right frame. There’s a new camera housing behind with circular cutouts for the cameras. A USB Type-C is placed at the bottom beside the speaker. Samsung has lifted the S Pen slot to the left of the charging port. There’s no microSD card slot or 3.5mm headphone jack.
Galaxy Note 20 Display:
The Note 20 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. It’s a flat panel, and that helps you to define the boxy design of this mobile. Among Samsung’s questionable selection for this phone is the lack of the 120Hz refresh rate. The Note 20 Ultra has it, and so does in the whole Galaxy S20 series, but this feature is missing from this phone.
Galaxy Note 20 Specs:
Galaxy is using the controversial Exynos 990 processor for the Samsung Note 20 in most markets. Only choose markets like the United States, and South Korea get Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset. It’s only accessible with 8GB of RAM, but the LTE model get 256GB storage as standard.
There’s 128GB storage on the 5G models, and a 256GB choice is also available. It certainly puts those who opt for the base 5G models at a disadvantage. 128GB will be the highest storage that they can get on the device because there’s no microSD card slot. A 4,300mAh battery is keeping the light on with 25W fast charging support. There’s no support for 45W super-fast charging.
Galaxy Note 20 Camera:
Galaxy has equipped the Note 20 with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor with Dual Pixel AF and OIS. It’s paired with a 12-megapixels f/2.2 ultra-wide and a 64-megapixels f/2.0 telephoto camera. The phone is capable of 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and up to 30x Super-Resolution Zoom. It also gets a 10-megapixels f/2.2 selfie camera.
Galaxy Note 20 S Pen:
The S Pen has received significant progress this time around. Samsung Galaxy has dropped its latency down to 26ms as compared to 42ms on the Samsung Note 10. This 50% progress is good, but it’s not quite as massive as the 9ms latency on the Samsung Note 20 Ultra.
Samsung Note 20 Software:
The Galaxy Note 20 run on Android 10 and come with One UI 2.5 out of the box. It get several new features, including support for the original cinematic aspect ratio when recording video in 4K. Samsung has made new software features for the S Pen as well. The Air action feature has been enhanced with support for more gestures.
Galaxy Note 20 Price and Availability:
Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 20 on August 6, 2020. The handset hit shelves on August 21. The Samsung Note 20 was offered in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Gray colors at launch. The prices of Samsung Note 20 started at a$999 for the 5G variant.