Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be the best smartphone for Samsung lovers.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 launched at the top of February 2020, giving us an insight into what we will expect from the South Korean company’s smartphones this year.
The next major device is predicted to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, which within the past has improved on the Galaxy S range and bettered it in certain areas, like design and camera.
Here’s everything we’ve heard thus far about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Release date and price
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date is August 2020
The Samsung Galaxy Note series usually launches in August. Last year was the primary time Samsung released quite one size of the Galaxy Note, with Note 10 and therefore the Note 10+, followed by the Note 10 Lite a few months later. With the Galaxy S20 arriving in three sizes, we’d expect to ascertain a Note 20 and Note 20 Plus this year too.
We’d also predict that Samsung will stick with an August launch for the Note 20, although this might be subject to delays within the current climate. We certainly don’t expect to ascertain the Note 20 devices before August 2020.
In terms of price, we’d expect Samsung to launch the Note 20 devices around the same prices as their predecessors, or marginally higher. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 starts at £869 or $949 and therefore the Note 10+ starts at £999 or $1099.
Two sizes likely
There hasn’t been an enormous number of leaks surrounding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 design so far, though this is often likely to vary within the coming months. We’d expect the series to be the same as the Galaxy S20 series, though Samsung does typically make some changes to the Note devices. The centralized hole-punch front camera was first introduced on the Note 10 before being introduced on the S20 range, for instance.
Expect a water-proof metal frame sandwiched between glass panels and expect some interesting finishes too. An under-display fingerprint sensor is probably going, also as a prominent rear camera housing and there’ll be a built-in S Pen. We’re also expecting a minimum of two size options, with both featuring an identical design aside from the dimensions.
A Lite model can also appear, although not until later within the year.
Two or three sizes
120Hz refresh rate
With Samsung introducing a 120Hz refresh rate display on all the Galaxy S20 models, the Note 20 models will likely also offer the faster refresh speed – it’s claimed it’ll be improved for the Note 20 though.
The Note 10 features a 6.3-inch display, the Note 10+ features a 6.8-inch display and therefore the Note 10 Lite features a 6.7-inch screen. We’d expect comparable showcase sizes for the Note 20 gadgets, with curved edges.
Some reports have suggested an under-display camera, which might negate the necessity for the punch hole camera, except for now, this is often just rumor and it’s going to be that just one of the Note 20 models offers it.
Software improvements on S20 range likely
We’d expect the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series to require from the Galaxy S20 series in terms of camera. It’s likely that the Note 20+ will offer similar camera specifications to the Galaxy S20+, but with some new feature additions or improvements here and there, while the quality Note 20 will likely take its specifications from the quality S20.
If this is often the case, the Note 20+ could have a 12MP main sensor, 64MP telephoto sensor, 12MP ultra-wide, and a DepthVision sensor on the rear. We suspect the quality Note 20 model is going to be similar.
Hardware and specs
Qualcomm SD865 or Exynos 990
At least 12GB RAM likely
Batteries likely to match Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will likely run on equivalent processors because the Galaxy S20 range with either the Samsung Exynos 990 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 under the hood, counting on which region you purchase it in. It’s likely the Note 20 and Note 20+ will offer a minimum of 12GB of RAM too, though Samsung might intensify the RAM for the Plus model to match the Ultra.
Some reports have suggested the Note 20 base model will drop its internal storage to 128GB rather than last year’s 256GB, it might add up if the S20 and Note 20 are getting to share most of the same specs.
Big batteries also are likely within the Note 20 series. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series ranges between 4000mAh and 5000mAh capacities and initial reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 20 will have a 4000mAh battery, matching that of the Galaxy S20.