At the unpacked and unoccupied event hosted by Samsung this week, it announced the pair of Galaxy Note 20 devices alongside a host of new products. Until they arrive in Israel, they are offered at an early sale, and we were given the opportunity to be impressed by the new models and provide a first look.
The new design looks like a hybrid of previous generation models with the Galaxy S20 Ultra device. The Note 20 Ultra is the more expensive of the two, equipped with a 6.9-inch side-scrolling screen, with a variable refresh rate up to 120 Hz with a 2K resolution. The Note 20 model, on the other hand, comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED Plus flat screen and FullHD resolution only. In both versions the screen has a 21: 9 aspect ratio, with support for HDR10 + and is covered with Gorilla DX glass.
The camera system has been upgraded and now the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is equipped with a state-of-the-art photo system that includes a 108-megapixel main sensor at a 79-degree angle, a 120-megapixel 120-degree telephoto sensor and an ultra-wide 12-megapixel sensor with an angle of 120 degrees, as well as 5x optical zoom support.
In contrast, the ‘regular’ Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 64-megapixel main sensor at a 76-degree angle, a 12-megapixel sensor with a 79-degree angle and an ultra-wide sensor with a 12-megapixel resolution and an angle of 120 degrees.
The front cameras in both Note 20 models come with a 10-megapixel sensor at an 80-degree angle, and both devices support 8K video shooting at 24 frames per second, or slow motion of 120 frames per second in FullHD, along with precise photography control , Which also includes routing between different microphones and changing their volume.
Of course the S-Pen comes in both models and according to Samsung it provides higher accuracy than ever. It supports air gestures that allow remote control of the device such as switching between shooting modes, taking photos, air gestures and more.
In terms of specifications, the two Note 20 models share similar characteristics and the version intended for Europe and the one that will arrive in Israel is the Exynos 990 without support for generation 5. In terms of memory, the Galaxy Note 20 will come with 8 GB of memory and 128 or 256 GB of storage, while Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will come with 12 (only in the 5G version) GB of memory and 128, 256 or 512 GB of storage. Both models can be expanded with microSD cards. The batteries will have capacities of 2,300 and 2,500 mAh.
First devices are expected to reach buyers starting Thursday, August 20th.