Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Fold 2 to launch “as scheduled”

Both phones will come with 5G connectivity and 'wide range of choices'.

Highlights
  • Samsung has confirmed its launch plans for the next Note and Fold smartphones to launch hasn’t changed due to Covid-19 pandemic
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Fold 2 both may launch in August, like last year

A few days ago it was reported that Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series and Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 are on course to launch in August. Now, it has officially been confirmed that the chaebol is prepping to launch the new Note and foldable smartphones in the second half of the year. The confirmation arrived from Samsung’s Q1 earnings call. While acknowledging uncertainties stemming from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Samsung Electronics director Jong-min Lee said, “We are preparing our new Note as well as the foldable launch as scheduled and we are looking forward to providing the market with even a more competitive product.” Samsung is aiming to offer both Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones with 5G connectivity and ‘wide range of choices’, meaning we may expect multiple RAM and storage configurations.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 price, specifications

The foldable smartphone, allegedly dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, is expected to be a refreshed version of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold from last year. The Fold 2 is rumoured to flaunt the same design as its predecessor, but with foldable glass and other structural improvements. It’s tipped to feature a 120Hz refresh rate, 7.59-inch internal display that bears with 1,689 x 2,213-pixel resolution and a punch hole for the selfie camera in the top right corner. The phone’s cover display will reportedly be 6.23-inch tall with 819 x 2,267 pixels resolution, centre-aligned punch-hole, and standard 60Hz refresh rate.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is also expected to come with S-Pen support for easy manoeuvring on the screen, 64MP triple rear camera, Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G SoC, and minimum 256GB storage variant. The phone is said to weigh 15 percent less at 229gm than the original Fold which weighed 263gm. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 price will allegedly be around $1,880 (approx Rs 1,42,000).

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series specifications

In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 865+/ Exynos 992 SoCs (depending on the market). Apart from this, the lineup, including Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20+, and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, is said to retain a similar design as the Galaxy S20-series. They are expected to feature a centre-positioned punch-hole Dynamic AMOLED display, high 120Hz refresh rate, beefy battery with fast wired and wireless charging, and S-Pen support. 

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990 | 12 GBProcessor
6.9 inches Display
108 MP + 48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
40 MPSelfie camera
4300 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 99,999
Release Date: 07-Aug-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 12 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured