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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra: Everything you need to know

At the 2020 Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship – Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. These two new devices offer large displays for the maximum viewing experience, the new camera system with a 108MP super-resolution lense for quality photography, a bigger battery for long-lasting performance, 7nm processors, the new and improved S-Pen stylus and even more.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series comes with many new features. So let’s explore this lineup in detail.

Display:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sports 6.9-inch edge Quad HD+ display. On the other hand, Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ (2400 x 1080), providing a large and immersive viewing experience and to enjoy smooth gaming experiences. These two new flagships inherit the Infinity-O hole-punch display design to provide the maximum amount display.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers a new vivid and bright Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and 120Hz refresh rate delivering smooth animations visuals. The screen automatically adjusts the visual content you are viewing to optimize battery life.

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S Pen:

There are no new Note-series without an “S-Pen”. The new S Pen and Samsung Note 20 series provide a more powerful experience with enhanced writing experience for maximum productivity.

The new S Pen has deep-learning technology as it capitalizes and flows swiftly on the 120Hz refresh rate. There’s also a major on the built-in remote controls.

The Bluetooth enabled S Pen comes with Lithium Titanate Battery, providing up to 24 hours of battery standby time. As well as pressure sensitivity level of 4096 and IP68 certification for waterproofing.

Battery:

Big phones with big displays consume more battery than regular size devices, especially when you have a 120Hz display refresh rate. This is why Samsung has installed two large size battery on each model. The Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 4300mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra packs a 4500mAh battery.

Sporting an all-day intelligent battery and Super Fast Charging capabilities, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra provides more than 50% charge in just 30 minutes.

Design:

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra comes with a new design, that represents the heritage of the Note series with extended durability as well as new Mystic color options to match the S Pen.

These phones have soft, neutral tones and a textured haze finish, which adds an extra touch and gives a premium feel to the consumers.

Camera:

The camera is also a powerful aspect of the Galaxy Note 20 Lineup, as both of these devices powerful camera setups. Let’s take a look at them one by one.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra equips with triple rear camera system consisting of a 12MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera with 120-degree field of view and F2.2 aperture + a 108 MP Wide-angle main camera + a 12MP periscope Telephoto zoom camera that supports 5X Optical zoom and up to 50X Super-Resolution Zoom with Optical image stabilization (OIS).

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 also equips triple rear camera system consisting of a 12MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera with 120-degree field of view and F2.2 aperture + a 12MP Wide-angle camera with Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS + a 64MP Telephoto camera, supporting 3X hybrid optical zoom and up to 30X Super-Resolution Zoom with Optical image stabilization (OIS).

On the front side, both of these phones have a 10MP selfie camera with dual pixel autofocus and F/2.2. aperture. The Galaxy Note 20 series supports 8K with 21:9 aspect ratio and 24fps video recording, for ultra-high resolution and professional-quality videos.

Processor and performance:

The Galaxy Note 20 series shipping all around the globe and it is available with two different 7nm processors – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus and Exynos 990.

Also, there’s enough RAM and Storage on variants of these devices:

Galaxy Note 20:

[5G]
8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage
8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

[LTE]
8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

GAlaxy Note 20 Ultra:

[5G]
12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage
12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage
12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

[LTE]
8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage
8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

Both of these versions are 5G enabled and allow users to take advantage of Sub-6 and mmWave networks. However, the company will still sell the 4G Variants of the Note 20 series in some markets.

Productivity with DeX:

With Galaxy Note 20 series, Samsung has also improved its Samsung DeX experience, and now users can connect their Note 20 device with Smart TV wirelessly, while still allowing you open and use apps on your smartphone.

Users can also watch movies together with family and friends while using the Galaxy Note 20 series as a remote and control the mirroring and casting features right from your phone.

Moreover, the Galaxy Note 20 series also introduces new three-finger Touch Pad controls to Samsung Dex for easier navigation when using Samsung DeX without the need for additional accessories.

Gaming:

The power-packed hardware and the Android 10 based One UI provides ultimate gaming experience for the Galaxy Note 20 series users. But there’s more,

The Galaxy Note20 series delivers the best mobile gaming experience with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Players can access a curated library of more than 100 of their favorite Xbox games from the cloud (beta), including Minecraft Dungeons, Gears 5, and more.

Powered by Galaxy Note20 series’ hyper-fast 5G and Wi-Fi 6 with optimized latency, you’ll be able to game with high-quality graphics on the go. Pair your device with a Bluetooth game controller for an even better cloud gaming experience.

Other Features:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series also has NFC and MST payment system. For improved system security, the display has an Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. These flagships have built-in sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor.

Both Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are IP68 rated, which means they provide maximum water and dust resistance.

Price and Availability:

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Galaxy Note20 in the U.S. begin August 6, 2020, at 12:01 am ET.

Between August 6 and August 20, 2020, consumers who pre-order can get $100 Samsung Credit with a Galaxy Note20 5G or $150 Samsung Credit with a Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. Pre-order consumers can enhance their Galaxy experience and redeem their Samsung Credit on Samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app towards curated bundles and select products like Samsung TVs, Galaxy Buds Live, tablets, and more.

Consumers who pre-order can use their Samsung Credit towards the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundle. The Bundle includes a Bluetooth gaming controller which is optimized for playing Xbox games from the cloud (beta) on the Galaxy Note20 series and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service, starting September 15.

Pricing for the Galaxy Note 20 starts at $999.99 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra starts at $1,299.99. Consumers can get a Galaxy Note20 for $9.73 a month or a Note20 Ultra for $18.07 a month with eligible trade-in valued up to $650 on Samsung.com. The offers are for a limited time.

Consumers who purchase Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra from Samsung.com using their Samsung Money by SoFi account will receive an additional 7.5% discount.


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