- Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Note 20.
- The smartphones bring with them powerful processors and cameras.
- The Note 20 Ultra gets a 108-megapixel camera set-up.
After weeks of leaks and rumours, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 20 series of smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event. The first online-only event of its kind, Unpacked 2020 also saw Samsung take the lid off a host of other products, including the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live and even a new Galaxy Tablet.
Of these, however, the show stopper was definitely the Galaxy Note 20 series, which is sure to grab the most amount of headlines. The Note 20 series is the second flagship from Samsung for the year and comes with a host of exciting features and a premium design language.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series: Price and availability
The Galaxy Note 20 series has been launched as the company's latest premium-segment flagship. Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will go on sale officially in the US from August 21. The Note 20 will be available for $1000 while the Note 20 Ultra will start retail at $1300.
All variants will be available in two new colours. The phone will be launched at a later date in India, however, details for this are yet to be revealed by the company.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Specifications and features
The Note 20 Ultra will bring with itself a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 3088x1440 pixels, while the Galaxy Note 20 gets a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display which is capped to a 60Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels.
Both the Galaxy Note 20 series phones will bring with them the latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset. However, in India and other international markets, the phones could come sporting the Exynos 990 SoC. The Note 20 only gets 8GB of RAM while the Note 20 Ultra gets a maximum of 12GB of RAM. The two phones will also get enhanced S Pen capabilities and Microsoft Office integration will be a selling point.
As for cameras, Note 20 Ultra will feature a 108-megapixel main camera sat next to a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 5x true optical zoom. Note 20, on the other hand, only gets a 64-megapixel camera for telephotos with 3x hybrid optic zoom, a 12-megapixel primary camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Both the phones will be able to record 8K video. There will also be support for the "Space Zoom" feature which will top out at 50x for the Ultra and 30x on Note 20.
For battery, the Galaxy Note 20 will come powered by a 4,300 mAh battery, while the Note20 Ultra battery will be a 4,500 mAh pack.