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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 РMystic 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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