The Galaxy Notes started splitting into two last year, and the gap has grown significantly this generation. Maybe that was the reason why Samsung went with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for the premium offering, rather than sticking with the Plus. In this post we shall be looking at the lesser variant – the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, revealing its full specification, price, and availability.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 comes with a larger screen than its predecessor (6.7-inc, up from 6.3-inch) making it only slightly smaller than the Ultra. However, it is a flat panel rather than a curved one.
This is a 1080p+ panel with the old Gorilla Glass 5 (even the Note10 used GG6). Those aren’t the only downgrades compared to the Ultra either. The one that hurts the most is the refresh rate, a standard 60 Hz. This is also bad news for the S Pen as it misses out on the low latency upgrade.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 battery is also significantly bigger than before .At 4300mAh, it less than the Ultra model. The vanilla Galaxy Note 10 has a 3500mAh battery. The Note 20 battery will charge from 0 to 50% in half an hour using the included 25W charger.
The rear camera is the same with that of the Galaxy S20/S20+. The main 12MP sensor has large 1.8µm pixels, which features Dual Pixel autofocus and OIS. A 64MP sensor (1.0 µm) is used both as a telephoto camera (3x lossless zoom, 30x Space Zoom) and as an 8K video cam. Finally, there’s the familiar 12MP ultra wide-angle cam.
The chipset situation is the same – the original Exynos 990 in Europe and India, the upgraded Snapdragon 865+ elsewhere. However, RAM capacity is 8GB and the only storage option is 256GB built in and no microSD slot. The 5G model will also be available with 128GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Price
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 4G price will start at €950/£850, same as the vanilla Note10 last year. The 5G model starts at $1,000/€1,023/£950. The vanilla model comes in three colors – the same Mystic Bronze, but an interesting Mystic Green as well. Also black gave way to the slightly lighter Mystic Gray.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|CDMA 800 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G|
|Announced||2020, August 05|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, August 21|
|Dimensions||161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||192 g (Sub6), 194 g (mmWave) (6.77 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus, 26ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)
|Type||Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.1|
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global|
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) – USA
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global|
Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – Global|
Adreno 650 – USA
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|Triple||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|Single||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Tuned by AKG
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)|
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging 9W
|Colors||Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray|
|Price||About 1100 EUR|