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Get Up To Speed: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series has finally been announced via a livestream from the company’s headquarters in South Korea today. The global variant will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, while Malaysia will still only be getting the Exynos 990 version.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series – Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series
Galaxy Note 20Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
CPUExynos 990Exynos 990
GPUMal-G77 MP11Mal-G77 MP11
RAM8GB
LPDDR5
12GB
LPDDR5
Storage256GB
Expandable up to 1TB via microSD

Dual Hybrid SIM :
1 x Nano SIM
1 x MicroSD
256GB
Expandable up to 1TB via microSD

Dual Hybrid SIM :
1 x Nano SIM
1 x MicroSD
Display6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus
Infinity-O
HDR10+
6.9-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Infinity-O
HDR10+
120Hz Refresh Rate
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Camera (Rear)12MP Ultra Wide Camera
. Pixel size: 1.4μm
. FOV: 120˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2
12MP Wide-angle Camera
. Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
. Pixel size: 1.8μm
. FOV: 79˚
. F.No (aperture): F1.8
. 1/1.76″ image sensor size
64MP Telephoto Camera
. Pixel size: 0.8μm
. FOV: 76˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.0
Space Zoom
. 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom
. Up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Tracking AF
12MP Ultra Wide Camera
. Pixel size: 1.4μm
. FOV: 120˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2

108MP Wide-angle Camera
. PDAF, OIS
. Pixel size: 0.8μm
. FOV: 79˚
. F.No (aperture): F1.8
. 1/1.33″ image sensor size

12MP Telephoto Camera
. Pixel size: 1.0μm
. FOV: 20˚
. F.No (aperture): F3.0
Laser AF Sensor
Space Zoom
. 5x Optical Zoom
. Up to 50x Super Resolution Zoom
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Tracking AF
Camera (Front)Camera Front 10MP Selfie Camera
. Dual Pixel AF
. Pixel size: 1.22μm
. FOV: 80˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2 10MP Selfie Camera
. Dual Pixel AF
. Pixel size: 1.22μm
. FOV: 80˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2
Camera Front 10MP Selfie Camera
. Dual Pixel AF
. Pixel size: 1.22μm
. FOV: 80˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2 10MP Selfie Camera
. Dual Pixel AF
. Pixel size: 1.22μm
. FOV: 80˚
. F.No (aperture): F2.2
Battery4,300mAh4,500mAh
ChargingFast Wireless Charging 2.0
USB PD 3.0
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
USB PD 3.0
S-PenS Pen Bluetooth enabled, Lithium Titanate Battery: Up to 24 hours of battery standby time
Pressure levels: 4096, Pen tip diameter: 0.7 mm, IP68
S Pen Bluetooth enabled, Lithium Titanate Battery: Up to 24 hours of battery standby time
Pressure levels: 4096, Pen tip diameter: 0.7 mm, IP68
Connectivity5G (SA + NSA)
Sub6 / mmWave
LTE Cat.20
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
NFC
Ultra Wide Band
5G (SA + NSA)
Sub6 / mmWave
LTE Cat.20
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
NFC
Ultra Wide Band
BiometricsFingerprint
Face
Fingerprint
Face
SensorsUltrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

IP68 Rating
Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

IP68 Rating
AudioStereo Speakers
Earphones by AKG
Stereo Speakers
Earphones by AKG
OSAndroid 10Android 10
Weight192g208g
ColoursMystic Bronze
Mystic Green
Mystic Grey
Mystic Bronze
Mystic Black
Mystic White

“Never before have we relied on technology like we are today. It’s how we are staying connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges faced around the world,” “Technology must make life easier, not more complex. That’s why we have introduced five new power devices. Alone, these devices are powerful tools to help you maximize work and play. Together, as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, they work together seamlessly so you can spend your time focused on what matters most.”Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

There are two variants to the Galaxy Note 20 series – Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both these devices run on the Exynos 990 chipset, have a triple camera system, 256GB of base storage (expandable via microSD up to 1TB), a 10MP selfie camera, complete with IP68 rating for water and dust protection.

What are the differences? Let’s start with the Note 20.

Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The Galaxy Note 20 will be available in two variants – 4G and 5G versions. It has a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus display. It is HDR10+ certified, and it has an Infinity-O notch right in the top center section of the phone. It weighs 192g and has 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

On the rear, there is a 64MP telephoto main sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. It does feature Space Zoom, with 3x hybrid optic zoom, up to 30x super resolution zoom, and OIS built-in.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 camera

Connectivity wise, both the 4G and 5G version will have Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB Type-C.

Being a smaller device, it has a 4,300mAh battery that supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare, and USB PD 3.0. Also, the Note 20 runs on Android 10 with Samsung OneUI 2.5 right out of the box.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra

As for the larger brother – the Note 20 Ultra, it will come with 5G (sub6 and mmWave) by default. It has a larger 6.9-inch edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display that is also HDR10+ certified. It will also have an Infinity-O notch, but it is slightly heavier at 208g and it comes with more amount of RAM at 12GB LPDDR5.

Just like the standard Note 20, the Ultra has a triple camera system too. But it consists of a 108MP Wide-angle main sensor, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a laser AF sensor. Space zoom is featured with 5x optical zoom, OIS, as well as a further 50x super resolution zoom as compared to the Note 20.

The camera’s video recording capabilities have also been upgraded to have 8K recording and 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio. Apart from that, you can now enjoy smoother zooming, and the ability to select your recording source from the tri-microphone system available on the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra

The Note 20 Ultra does have a larger screen, so there is space for a larger 4,500mAh battery. It supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare, and USB PD 3.0.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 the axo

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Grey. As for the Note 20 Ultra, it will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic White. In terms of price, the Note 20 series will be priced as below:

  • Galaxy Note 20 (4G) – 8GB + 256GB – RM3,899
  • Galaxy Note 20 (5G) – 8GB + 256GB – RM4,299
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – 12GB + 256GB – RM5,199

Find the Malaysian pre-order details for the Galaxy Note 20 series, right here.

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