Jul 23, 2020 News
We know now that the Galaxy Note 20 series will be dropping on the 5th of August in the Galaxy Unpacked event as a part of 5 power devices that Samsung has claimed that it will release. We were left out from the specifications part on the Note 20 Ultra, but now we may be looking at what are rumoured to be the specs that the Note 20 will consist of, and they do seem pretty impressive.
At first glance, the reports suggest that the Note 20 Ultra will have a ginormous, 6.9” display size, which will make the phone one of the largest in the market, along with the likes of the ROG Phone 3. We don’t know if people will like the huge screen, but it’s a thing of preference and it can go either way for Samsung. The display is also going to be 120Hz, which is something fans were longing for from Samsung - however, it’s unclear whether the phone will stick with the FHD+ resolution from the S20 lineup, or bump it up and opt for a QHD+ display. Nonetheless, we all know Samsung knows how to nail a smartphone display. Moving on, the phone is expected to use the Exynos 990 for the global variant, and a Snapdragon 865 or 865+ for the North American version of the device. It will be interesting to see how well the 4500 mAh battery unit will work out in the Note 20 Ultra, considering the screen size and the not-so-well optimized Exynos chipset, but it seems as if it will be alright - you do get the support for 45W fast charging capabilities though, and that’s pretty good in itself.
The S Pen seems to be getting an upgrade as well, as it will finally be able to match up with Apple’s Pencil, and have a latency of just 9ms, which is probably the fastest around, tied with Apple. The Korean phone manufacturer may also be partnering up with Microsoft to provide the xCloud gaming service in the Note 20 Ultra, which will allow its owners to make use of the Cloud Gaming services provided by Microsoft along with the Xbox Game Pass. We’ll have to wait to see how all that pans out in the future.
All in all, the Samsung Note 20 Ultra seems like a complete package of a phone, but what makes or breaks is inevitably going to be its price point, which is expected to be well over a 1000 dollars.