Samsung unveils new flagships Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with S Pen: what is the difference and what has changed

Samsung today unveiled its new flagships, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Due to the coronavirus pandemic

the Galaxy Unpacked event took place online.

Galaxy Note 20

The smartphone has 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plusdisplay with FHD + (2400 × 1080) resolution and HDR10 + support. Unlike the older model, the screen is flat here. The 10-megapixel front camera is located in a circular notch in the middle. Ultrasonic subscreen fingerprint scanner.


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The main camera consists of three modules, but itlost a 108 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom, like the Note 20 Ultra. The rectangular unit on the rear panel houses a 64 megapixel telephoto module (f / 2.0) with 3x optical zoom and optical stabilization, a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera (f / 1.8) with optical stabilization, and a 12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f / 2.2) with a viewing angle of 120 degrees. It claims 30x zoom and support for shooting up to 8K at 24 fps. But the fast laser autofocus left only the older model.


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An Exynos 990 processor is installed inside, orSnapdragon 865+ (depending on region) paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. There is no memory card slot. But there is NFC, water protection according to the IP68 standard, stereo speakers from AKG with Dolby Atmos support and a 4300 mAh battery with support for high-speed wired and wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging.

The dimensions of the smartphone are 161.6 × 75.2 × 8.3 mm, weight is 194 g.


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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The older model has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X3088x1440 rounded edge display with HDR10 + support and 120Hz refresh rate. The fingerprint scanner is the same (ultrasonic) as the front camera - a 10-megapixel camera located in a round notch.


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But the main camera is different: 108 MP sensor (f / 1.8) with optical stabilization, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees and 12 MP telephoto (f / 3.0). Laser autofocus, 5x optical zoom and 50x zoom are announced, as well as support for shooting up to 8K at 24 fps.


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The processor is the same - Exynos 990 or Snapdragon865+ (depending on the region), but there is more memory: 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512 GB of ROM. There is a slot for a microSD memory card up to 1 TB.


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A battery with a capacity is responsible for autonomy4500mAh with support for high-speed wired and wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. There is NFC, IP68 water protection and AKG stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Flagship dimensions 164.8 × 77.2 × 8.1 mm, weight 208 g.


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What else

The updated S Pen is even fasterlatency is 26ms on the Note 20 and 9ms on the Note 20 Ultra, and response times are reduced by 40% (Note 20) and 80% (on Note 20 Ultra). There are five customizable gestures available: Back, Home, Recent App, Smart Select, and Screen Recorder. Now you can take handwritten notes directly in PDF files, on images and in texts.


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The function "Connect with Windows" has been expanded, whichhelps you switch between smartphone and computer and access mobile applications right on your PC. Later this year, it will be possible to run multiple applications simultaneously on a PC.

Improved Samsung DeX mode allowingstream content from your smartphone to TV and work with other applications at the same time. In this case, the flagship can be used as a touchpad and control finger gestures: swipe up (recently used applications), down (home screen), left or right (switch between applications).


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As expected due to the partnership with Microsoftthe flagships of the Galaxy Note 20 family can be considered gaming to some extent. All thanks to Gaming AI enhancement, Bluetooth audio response optimization and 240Hz touch lag on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Also, starting September 15, smartphone owners will be able to play over 100 Xbox games directly from the cloud (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

How many?

Pre-orders are open tomorrow. Sales start on August 21: Galaxy Note 20 will cost from $ 1000, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra - from $ 1300. The former is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White, the latter is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Green.

In Ukraine, Galaxy Note 20 will cost 28,999 hryvnia, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra - 35,999 hryvnia (256 GB) and 41,999 hryvnia (512 GB). Sales start on August 21st.


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