Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Breakdown
One of the highlights of Samsung’s Unpacked event on 5 August is expected to be the official launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and its bigger sibling, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. But fans itching to see what the latest version of the top-selling phablet has to offer don’t even have to wait that long, thanks to a comprehensive online leak of the new devices’ specs.
Within just a few hours of each other, German website WinFuture published full specifications of the Ultra and then the standard Note 20. Accompanied by pro-quality marketing shots, the details appear to be from an official source.
Of course, leaked specs have become part and parcel of the mobile device marketing game, and there is every possibility Samsung has engineered the move to help build up the hype ahead of the official launch. So what is there to get excited about with the latest incarnations of the Galaxy Note?
According to the details published on WinFuture, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is expected to have a 6.7 inch FHD+ display and will ditch the curved edges of the Note 10’s ‘Infinity-O’ screen, adopting the flat screen introduced with the Galaxy S20 series. However, the Note 20 will boast a 60Hz refresh rate – so not matching the new 120Hz ultra-fast standard set by the S20.
Ram and Storage
The Note 20 will offer 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. In terms of cameras, it will have three rear lenses – a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 64MP ‘portrait’ lens offering 3x optical and 30x digital zoom. In a slightly surprising move, the WinFuture details also suggest the Note 20 will feature a plastic rather than a glass chassis.
The Note 20 Ultra, meanwhile, is just a bigger beast all round – not so much in terms of size, as the 6.9 inch QHD+ display is not that much larger, but certainly in specs. The Ultra version is expected to retain the curved screen of its predecessors and will also offer the ultra-fast 120Hz refresh rate pioneered by the S20.
In terms of processing speed, storage capacity and camera features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sounds like it will be a fearsome beast. As well as a massive 12GB RAM and the option of up to 512 GB storage, it will also pack a 108MP main camera along with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and a third 12MP ‘periscope’ sensor. These will be capable of 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom.
Prices are expected to be high, If that doesn’t appeal, why not check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.