Samsung presents the new Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. In addition, the company has also presented the latest folding phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The Galaxy Note 20 models will go on sale on August 21.
The Galaxy Note series is expanded with two models, the ‘standard’ Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The smartphones both have an Exynos 990 processor. The Ultra comes standard with 5G support. The Note 20 has a 4300 mAh battery and the Ultra a 4500 mAh battery.
The regular version of the new smartphone has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The Ultra variant has a slightly larger screen of 6.9 inches and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. To save the battery on the Note Ultra 20, Samsung is introducing a feature to automatically adjust the refresh rate if the image requires it.
The normal Note 20 has a 12 megapixel camera with a standard lens, a 12 megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens and a 64 megapixel camera with 30x zoom. The Note 20 Ultra has a 108-megapixel camera with a standard lens, a 12-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel camera with a 50x zoom.
The cameras can both film in 8K resolution at 24 fps. In addition, with the new microphones, users can choose where they want to record the sound: the front, back, or both.
The regular Galaxy Note 20 costs 949 euros and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costs 1299 euros. The devices are for sale from August 21.
Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung also unveils its new foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Fold 2. In closed mode, the Fold 2 has a 6.2-inch screen. When the smartphone is fully opened, it has a 7.6 inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The latest foldable smartphone has an improved hinge to make the phone more durable. Users of the first Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip complained that their screens often broke and the phones were not as durable as claimed.
The Fold 2 has three cameras and the setup is similar to that of the Galaxy Note 20. Details about the cameras, resolution, hardware and other dimensions are not yet known. It is also still unknown when the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be released or how much it should cost. But if we keep in mind the previous foldable smartphones from Samsung, we can assume a price towards 2000 euros.
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