Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series launching on August 5th: price, specifications, and other rumours

This year's Samsung Note series is expected to come in three models.

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is the next-gen flagship offering from Samsung
  • The series is rumoured to feature three models: Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Plus, and Note 20 Ultra
  • The handsets are said to be available in both 4G and 5G variants powered by Snapdragon 865/ Exynos 990 SoC

The big-budget Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is all set to launch at the company’s Unpacked 2020 event on August 5th. The next-gen Note-series could be the first in the lineup to come in three models, and their naming conventions are expected to be similar to Galaxy S20 series from earlier this year. The entry-level model will be dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Note 20, while its elder siblings may come with Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra monikers. All three handsets have been doing the rounds of the internet for quite some time so we know a lot about what to expect from them on design, specifications, and price fronts.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series design

The design of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is likely to be in line with its predecessors Galaxy Note 10 series. The handsets are rumoured to sport a boxy design with sharp corners. As per the image ‘accidentally’ shared by Samsung, the top-end Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will come in copper colour with a matching S Pen and rear-facing cameras in a rectangular module.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20+-1

The fascia of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will reportedly sport a flat Infinity-O display with a centre-aligned cut-out for the selfie camera atop. The handsets will most likely feature glass-sandwich design, power button and volume rocker on the right spine, and USB Type-C port at the bottom edge. Additionally, it’s being said that the location of the S Pen and the loudspeaker, at least on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, will be shifted to the bottom left side from bottom right of the phone. The 3.5mm headphone jack that we bid adieu last year from Note series doesn’t seem to be making a comeback with Galaxy Note 20 series.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series specifications

Rumours are rife that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will be powered by the same chipset as the Galaxy S20 series. The handsets may rock Exynos 990 SoC under the hood in India as well as other markets, while the US and China variants are expected to feature Snapdragon 865 SoC. Both 4G and 5G variants of the smartphones are expected; however, the latter will debut only in markets where the next-gen network is available.

Apart from this, all three Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphones are tipped to feature Dynamic AMOLED displays, but only the Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra are rumoured to come with high 120Hz refresh rate screens and QHD+ resolution. The vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may disappoint you with 60Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The handset could be 6.7-inch tall – 0.2-inch shorter than its elder sibling Samsung Galaxy Note 20+. The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra remains vague right now.

In the camera department, the base Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is rumoured to sport triple camera setup at the back with 12MP wide-angle sensor, a 64MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. The Galaxy Note 20, on the other hand, may also sport triple rear cameras but with 108MP primary sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. There are also speculations that it could support 50x zoom. As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, it’s expected to sport rear-facing quad cameras with 108MP main sensor 12MP ultrawide, 13MP periscope zoom with up to 100x zoom, and a laser autofocus module.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20+

Software-wise, the handsets will most likely boot Android 10-based OneUI 2 out of the box. The phones battery capacities are scarce at the moment, but we can expect up to 45W fast wired charging tech, 25W wireless charging, and 9W reverse wireless charging support as part of the package. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is all but confirmed to feature ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner for security. We also expect the phones to feature an IP68 water-resistance rating and up to 16GB of RAM + around half-a-terabyte of storage. The S Pen is also rumoured to come with some improvements.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series price

There is no word on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series price yet, but it’s likely to be on the premium side. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be the most expensive in the lot, while Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could be a tad cheaper owing to the concessions it’s making. The Note 20 may come with the same or possibly an even lower price tag as the vanilla Note 10 from last year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10, to recall, was launched in India at Rs 69,999.

That’s all the information we can divulge at the moment! As the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch event inch closer, we’re likely to learn from about the lineup so make sure you’re subscribed to 91mobiles.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990 | 8 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MPRear camera
10 MPSelfie camera
4300 mAh Battery
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Rs. 77,999.00
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