- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 renders have leaked online
- The renders show design similarities with the Galaxy S20 Ultra
- The Galaxy Note 20 is said to bring a 6.2-inch display
Despite much of the world remains under lockdown, the past few weeks have seen the launch of some big hitters in the smartphone market. The Huawei P40, OnePlus 8 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 have all led to the premium segment of the smartphone market become quite densely populated. And fresh evidence has emerged that Samsung is working towards adding to this segment in the coming months with its second flagship of the year, the Galaxy Note 20 series.
The Galaxy Note 20 series has been the subject of a number of leaks over the last few weeks, with a new one now claiming to reveal the design of the device. The first unofficial Galaxy Note 20 renders have leaked online, revealing the design of the regular version of Samsung's upcoming flagship.
Although from unknown sources, these renders reveal some interesting design choices by Samsung when it comes to the Galaxy Note 20. One of the biggest changes that the renders show is that the S-Pen could finally be moved from the right to the left of the phone with the Galaxy Note 20.
Unlike what we've seen in the previous phones from the series, the renders claim the Galaxy Note 20 could house the S Pen on the left of the phone. Apart from that the Galaxy Note 20 appears quite similar to the Galaxy S20 in design, with a similar-looking camera set-up shown at the back.
The cameras enclosed in a rectangular set-up appear to include a high-end periscope zoom lens as we saw on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the same lens that Samsung marketed for its "Space Zoom" capabilities because of its ability to capture images in 100x zoom.
From what we have read about the device, the Galaxy Note20 will bring a 6.42-inch display, that's larger than before, and will feature support for 1080p+ resolution and a 120Hz mode for faster refresh rates.
Additionally, reports claim the panel on the phone will be built using LTPO tech. This should offer the device improved power consumption compared to LTPS panels. This technology was first seen on the Apple Watch Series 4, but Samsung debuted its own LTPO displays with the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Earlier, we have also read reports that the Galaxy Note 20 will come with a powerful new processor that will be faster and more power-efficient than anything Samsung phones have seen in the past. A report by ZDNet Korea has all but confirmed that instead of bringing the Galaxy Note 20 with the Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus, or its in-house Exynos 990 chipset, Samsung is working on an upgraded Exynos 992 chipset for its next phone. The launch of the phone is expected to be in August. However, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may lead to come changes in the plans.