Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra launched, starts at $1,299
Today, alongside the Galaxy Note 20, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, company’s highest-end flagship of 2020. Just like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Note 20 Ultra is a fully feature-packed flagship from Samsung & as expected, it doesn’t come cheap. The price starts at $1,299! Unlike the S20 series where we got the S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra, Samsung launched only Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra this year. So, there is no “Plus” version.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a massive camera bump like the S20 Ultra, but this time, the camera count is only three. On the front, there is a curved display with a tiny punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera on the top. The boxy design of the Note 20 Ultra makes it look gorgeous along with the display with almost no bezels.
Unlike the Galaxy Note 20 that has a plastic back, the Note 20 Ultra features a premium glass & metal build.
The display on the front is a massive 6.9-inch Quad-HD+ 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED panel & while we were expecting Samsung to add 120Hz + QHD+ in the Note 20 Ultra, that’s not the case. Just like S20 Ultra, you cannot have 120Hz & Quad-HD+ resolution at the same time. The display features 240Hz touch-sampling-rate.
The display also gets the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection which makes it the first smartphone to come with the Gorilla Glass Victus. The peak brightness is 1,500 nits, so the display gets insanely bright as well. In short, this is the best smartphone display currently in the market & that’s not a surprise because it is the case with every Note series flagship when it launches.
To make the experience smoother, the S-Pen gets 9ms latency which is a huge upgrade from the previous generation. Under the display is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
The triple camera array on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra includes a primary 108-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Laser AF, & 8K video recording. There is a secondary 12 Megapixel periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom & up to 50X Digital Zoom. Finally, there is a third 12 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter. There is a 10 Megapixel camera for selfies.
One downgrade from the S20 Ultra is the battery size. While the S20 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 4,500mAh battery. There is support for 25W Fast Charging, 15W Fast Wireless Charging. and 9W Reverse Wireless Charging.
Just like the Galaxy Note 20, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes in 4G as well as a 5G variant. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 4G comes with 8GB RAM + 256/512GB storage whereas the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G with 12GB RAM & 128/256/512GB storage. The storage is expandable as well, unlike the Galaxy Note 20.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is priced at $1,299 for the 12GB + 128GB variant & $1,449 for the 12GB + 512GB variant. The color options are Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black. It will go on sale starting August 21st.