- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series has been launched.
- The Galaxy Note 20 series brings two new phones with itself.
- The Note 20 Ultra features a 6.9-inch display with support for 120Hz refresh rate.
Samsung has officially revealed to the world the Galaxy Note 20 series of smartphones. The smartphone has been launched with a number of firsts, but still very much in keeping with the DNA of its predecessors.
As such, we have the massive displays, support for the S Pen and focus on long-lasting battery life. The Galaxy Note 20 series this year brings two new smartphones, the Galaxy Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra. The two bring a lot of similarities, but also differ in crucial aspects.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series: Specifications
Display: The Note 20 Ultra gets 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.
Chipset: Both the Galaxy Note 20 series phones will bring with them the latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
RAM: The Note 20 only gets 8GB of RAM while the Note 20 Ultra gets a maximum of 12GB of RAM.
Storage: The Galaxy Note 20 gets 128GB of storage while, the Note 20 Ultra gets up to 512GB of storage.
Rear 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.
Battery: For battery, the Galaxy Note 20 comes powered by a 4,300 mAh battery, while the Note20 Ultra battery will be a 4,500 mAh pack. They support fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series: Features
The biggest highlight of the Galaxy Note 20 series is definitely its S Pen, which Samsung claims has been improved with the addition of new features. The Galaxy Note 20 series' S Pen also features improved latency for "more natural, fluid writing." The Galaxy Note20 Ultra also uses a 120Hz display for "life-like precision" whether you're jotting down notes in a meeting or scribbling down a grocery list.
The S Pen's built-in remote controls have also received a major update. Gesture control is easier than ever on the Galaxy Note20 series with Anywhere actions five new customizable gestures that expand on the capabilities offered by Air Actions.
Apart from this, the Note 20 Ultra and the Note 20 both offer a lot in terms of the cameras. The former features a 108-megapixel main lens 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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series: Price and availability
The Galaxy Note 20 series has been launched as the company's latest premium-segment flagship. The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will go on sale officially in the US from August 21. The Note 20 will be available for $999 while the Note 20 Ultra will start retail at $1,299.
Both the 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.