Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra flagships. As expected, the devices bring major improvements, powerful specifications and new updates to make the popular S Pen function better.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra shares similar specifications with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It features a 108MP main shooter, a 6.9-inch QHD+ SuperAMOLED display and an improved refresh rate to match the Galaxy S series.
Starting with the display, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is protected by the new Gorilla Glass Victus, it has a 3088 x 1440 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. In order to achieve the maximum 120Hz refresh rate, the resolution must be set lower to 1080p+. The display has a 496ppi density and it supports HDR10+. At the front is a punch-hole cutout which houses the 10MP selfie camera. Samsung has also embedded an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader.
The Galaxy Note 2 Ultra comes with software and hardware upgrades designed to make the S Pen perform better. The screen has a Wacom layer which has been updated to achieve a 9ms latency. Thanks to this, writing on the smartphone has better precision and Samsung says it feels like writing on paper. The S Pen has been updated with new gestures for scrolling, opening apps, system navigation and many more. Notes on Samsung Notes can now be converted to MS Office formats and syned across other devices with Samsung Notes.
At the camera end, the device has a 108MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto lens and another 12MP ultrawide lens. Samsung has added a Laser AutoFocus system and the smartphone is also capable of 50x hybrid zoom. The camera on both smartphone shoots 8K at 24fps with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio.
Under-the-hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 865+ chipset but the Europe and India models gets the old Exynos 990 chipset. It is paired with a 12GB of RAM and a 128GB/512GB internal storage. There is a partnership with Microsoft for its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which will make over 100 games playable on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
The regular Galaxy Note 20 has a smaller 6.7-inch display with a 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a 12MP main shooter, an 8GB of RAM with a 128GB internal storage but no SD card. It also shares the same chipset with the Note 20 Ultra.
Pricing begins at $1,299 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra while the Note 20 will set you back by $999, they will be available for purchase on Samsung.com and authorized retail outlets. The Note 20 Ultra will come in Mystic Bronze, White and Black colours while the Note 20 will be available in Mystic Bronze, White Bronze and Black