Over the past few weeks, many have been speculating on how Samsung’s upcoming stylus-toting flagship phone will turn out, with rumours abound on how big the phone will be and what processors it will bring. Now, with Samsung Unpacked, we finally have a proper look at what Samsung has in store for us with the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
The Galaxy Note 20 series pairs PC capabilities with the best of mobile gaming prowess to the palm of your hand. According to Samsung, the bigger Note 20 Ultra is designed for Samsung Note loyalists with Samsung’s best display, full 5G support, and the company’s fastest processor for consumers who want the ultimate productivity experience.
The Note 20 Ultra comes with 120Hz refresh rate on its 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED and near bezel-less Infinity-O display, with a resolution of 3088 x 1440 pixels for ultra-smooth graphics. It also comes with a sizeable camera module which houses a 108MP main camera with a 50x zoom, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a laser autofocus sensor, and a 10MP selfie camera with dual-pixel autofocus.
The phone is powered by an Exynos 990 processor and 4,500mAh to ensure you have all the battery you need to last you a day on the Note 20 Ultra whilst on the go. The Note 20 Ultra will be available of up to 12GB of LPDRR5 RAM with 512GB of internal storage.
On the other hand, the Note 20 is designed for users who are looking for a more accessible Note experience and are ready to make the switch to a new smartphone, but still wish to get the most out of their mobile phone experience.
It has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a 60Hz refresh rate, and is powered by an Exynos 990 processor. As for its rear cameras, it’ll come with a 12MP main camera, a 64MP telephoto, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with time-of-flight sensor, and a 10MP selfie camera with a dual-pixel autofocus. Its battery size will be just a little smaller than the Note 20 Ultra, at 4,300mAh. The Note 20 will come with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB of internal storage.
The phrase “Work hard, play harder” rings especially true for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series of smartphones as the phone comes with several features for users to power up their phone for the optimal gaming experience.
The Note 20 will come with an AI-based game booster mode, which allows users to block notifications during games to ensure no distractions keep them from winning that delicious chicken dinner, 240Hz touch latency and immediate Bluetooth audio response so users never miss any quick time event prompts on their phone. Helping to keep the phone from overheating throughout gameplay is the what Samsung touts to be the world’s slimmest vapour chamber cooling system.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will also come with the updated Samsung DeX which allows users to work on a bigger screen, or work on two screens simultaneously through wireless connection. Samsung DeX has improved over the past few years, going from needing a dongle to work to now letting users connect to any Smart TV that supports screen mirroring.
Building on the Note 10’s pro-grade videography offerings, the Note 20 series will offer its users a Pro Video mode, which will allow users to film in 8K with 24FPS, in a 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratio, similar to Hollywood movies. Users can also choose to adjust the input of sound from the phone’s multi-source mic control, and they can even pair the phone with Samsung’s Galaxy Buds to cancel background noise.
Furthermore, both phone models will come with an IP68 rating which means it can be submerged in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be available in three colours, Mystic Gray, Mystic Green, and Mystic Bronze.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will come in these three colours, Mystic White, Mystic Black, and Mystic Bronze.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will be available in Singapore from 21 August in Singapore. You can register your interest for the Galaxy Note 20 from 6 August 2020, at 10am via the Samsung Online Store, telecom operators (M1, Singtel, and Starhub), selected IT and electronics store, and Samsung’s official Lazada and Shopee store.
All customers who preorder any of the models in the Galaxy Note 20 series will be entitled to receiving a complimentary pre-order exclusive upon successful payment and collection of their pre-order.
- Galaxy Note20 and Note20 5G: Galaxy Buds+ (Black) worth S$268
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G: Galaxy Buds Live (Bronze) worth S$288
Customers who pre-order their smartphones through either telecom operators or the Samsung Online Store will be able to collect their smartphones from 17 August 2020.
Here are the recommended retail prices for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
|Model||Built-in Memory||Colour||Retail Price|
|Galaxy Note 20||256GB||Mystic Bronze, MysticGreen and Mystic Gray||S$1,398|
|Galaxy Note 20 5G||256GB||Mystic Bronze, MysticGreen and Mystic Gray||S$1,548|
|Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G||256GB||Mystic Bronze, MysticBlack andMystic White||S$1,898|
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