The next flagship phone of Samsung is officially announced. There are two models of Note series this year, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, both featuring flagships specs. This 6.9 inches new edition to Note series is a beast considering its specifications. Back in February, Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series, which had 3 variants, S20, S20+, and S20+ Ultra. Both Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and S20 Ultra have similar specifications, however, as usual, Note 20 Ultra comes with an S-pen.
Display and Design
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a big screen and a beautiful design. It has a glass front and back coated with a Gorilla Glass Victus and a stainless steel frame. This is something new, Note 10+ had an aluminum frame. Also, the phone is heavier than usual, 208 g. Note 20 Ultra comes with a 6.9 inches screen along with 1440 x 3088 pixels resolution and Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen. The next thing about this phone is its refresh rate, 120 Hz at Full HD, and 60 Hz at Quad HD. There is a hole punched on the top of the display for the front camera. It is also equipped with 9ms latency, S-pen Stylus. However, the phone has no 3.5mm jack.
The minimal design features a metal body elevated by exquisite details and transcendent colors and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ — the toughest glass ever in a smartphone. Each Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra is complemented by a matching S Pen.Samsung
If we talk about performance, there is no Android phone that even comes close to Note 20 Ultra right now. The phone comes with an Exynos 990 chipset in the global version and Qualcomm SM 8250 Snapdragon 865+ chipset in the USA version. Moreover, it is equipped with 12GB RAM. It has 3 variants, one with 128 GB internal storage, second with 256 GB internal storage, and the third one with 512 GB internal storage. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is running on an octa-core CPU (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55). The global one has a Mali-G77 MP11 GPU and the USA one has Adreno 650 GPU.
Snapdragon 865+ comes with Snapdragon Elite Gaming features like Desktop Forward Rendering, Game Smoother, Game Color Plus v2. It is the most powerful chipset, designed for gaming. Also, the Adreno 650 provides a 10% faster graphic rendering. Asus gaming phone, ROG Phone 3 is also equipped with the same chipset, Snapdragon 865+.
As we work to scale 5G, we continue to invest in our premium tier, 8-series mobile platforms, to push the envelope in terms of performance and power efficiency and deliver the next generation of camera, AI, and gaming experiences. Building upon the success of Snapdragon 865, the new Snapdragon 865 Plus will deliver enhanced performance for the next wave of flagship smartphones.
Like the non-plus version, the S865+ supports 144 Hz displays. However, it has a 10% better chance of hitting the required game frame rates to make the best use of that refresh rate as the Adreno 650 GPU has also received a clock boost.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has three cameras on the back. The primary camera of the phone is of 108 MP with an f/1.8 wide lens, periscope telephoto lens is of 12 MP with a 5 x optical zoom and 50 x hybrid zoom. The ultrawide lens is of 12 Megapixel also with an f/2.2. Moreover, the phone can record 8K at 24 fps, 4K at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60/240 fps, and 720p at 960 fps. It also has a Space Zoom feature that allows a 100x zoom. The feature was first introduced in the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
There is a single camera on the front having a 10 Megapixel wide lens. It can record 4K at 30/60 fps and 1080 at 30 fps.
Four times higher resolution than 4K UHD means way more detail and crisp recording — and now you can deliver pro-grade 8K video with director-level control. Take full control of the shot with ISO, shutter speed, manual focus, and more options in Pro Video mode. You can also shoot in 24 fps and choose between 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratios to enhance the cinematic feeling.Samsung
It comes with a huge non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery that supports fast charging 25W. It can last more than one day. Also, with the Wireless Power Share, you can charge your buds, watch, and even a friend’s phone.
The cost of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is about 1350 EUR. The 128 GB variant costs about $1,299.99 while 512 GB one costs about $1,449.99.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games