Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has a Plastic back & 60Hz display for $1000

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is now official & this is the successor to the Galaxy Note 10 of last year. Now this year, instead of launching the Note 20+, Samsung launched the Note 20 Ultra instead. The Galaxy Note 20 5G is priced at $999 which means the price is $50 more than the price of Note 10 when it launched, but there are some unexpected downgrades that we were not expecting from Samsung.

First, the Galaxy Note 10 has a plastic back. Do you know the last time the Galaxy Note series flagship had a plastic back? It was way back when the Note 4 launched! And that’s not it! While the whole S20 series had a 120Hz display, the Galaxy Note 10 has a 60Hz 1080p panel.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The Galaxy Note 20 comes with a boxy design like all the Note series phones & most of the design language remains the same from the Galaxy S20 series. So, there is the same Infinity-O display on the front & a similar triple camera setup placed in a rectangular module. The display on the Galaxy Note 20 is flat & after a long time, we are getting flat screen on a Note device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

To no surprise, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack & this time, the S-Pen slot is on the left side of the Type-C port which makes it possible to have the volume rockers & the power button on the right side.

Talking about the specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection & 60Hz refresh rate. One of the biggest S-Pen upgrades this year include 9ms latency, but for some reasons, Samsung decided to add that to the S-Pen of Note 20 Ultra only. So, the regular Note 20 misses out of that as well.

Under the hood, there is either Snapdragon 865+ SOC or the Exynos 990 depending on the market. There is 8GB RAM & 128GB storage with no option to expand it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The triple camera setup on the rear includes a primary 12 Megapixel unit with f/1.8 aperture + OIS, a secondary 64 Megapixel telephoto camera with 3X Optical Zoom, and a 12 Megapixel third camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens. So, the camera setup is exactly the same as one on Galaxy S20 & S20+. On the front, there is a 10 Megapixel camera for selfies. There is support for 8K video recording but with the 64MP telephoto camera.

Finally, the Galaxy Note 20 comes with a 4,300mAh battery & there is a 25W adapter included in the box.


The Galaxy Note 20 comes in three colors named – Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Gray. It is worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 20 comes in both 4G as well as a 5G variant. While the Note 20 4G starts at $949 (8GB + 256GB), whereas the Note 20 5G at $999 (8GB + 128GB). There is also a 256GB storage option for the 5G variant.  The phone will go on sale starting August 21st.

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