Samsung Galaxy Note 20: The smallest of the Galaxy Note 20 series this year is majorly only in terms of size. It performs almost on same level as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This specification post helps put things into perspective for you to actually know what makes up this phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be the smallest sized in the Galaxy Note20 series this year. Well, smallest because the other two variants are actually bigger. But, it’s still expected to be such a powerful when it comes to performance.
Quick Note: All the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 phones will have a 5G variant because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. This is due to the integrated 5G modem present in that SOC.
Some persons are of the impression that the Note 20 Ultra will be far better than the regular Galaxy Note20. Well, let us give you a quick reminder.
Remember that the Galaxy Note 20 is also a flagship from Samsung. It’s not going to be a premium mid-range phone. So, Samsung Mobile made sure it meets and fits into it’s flagship line up. The company have a reputation to protect and a tuned down flagship is not a good idea.
The Galaxy Note 20 uses same SOC as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra which brings all phones in the line up to having same performance. But while Samsung used the newly Snapdragon 865+ chipset, they also used the weaker Exynos 990 SOC for the global version of the Galaxy Note 20.
Well, we have put together the complete features of the smartphone below. As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammars.
Just below the summary of the features is a table with the complete specifications of the Galaxy Note20. You can also Watch This Preview Video about the phone on our YouTube channel.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Build and Display
The phone is coming with DYNAMIC AMOLED display type of size 6.7 inch which is pretty small when compared to the size of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (can still be called a phablet). It’s display is having a Corning Gorilla Glass 7 (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus) protection which is good.
When it comes to it’s build materials, you should expect to see a glass front, plastic back and an aluminum frame. These materials are premium even though “glass is glass and glass breaks.”
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
The phone is coming with two different SOC. There is the Snapdragon 865+ variant that will be available in the United States and and other countries with 5G network. While there is the Exynos 990 version that will be shipped globally.
To be fair, the Exynos 992 SOC is good and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is better but given the boost in GPU and overclocked CPU of the Snapdragon 865+, it’s probably the best option here.
If you are confused about the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, then you need to watch This Video to help you better understand the new SOC from Qualcomm.
Well, everyone would love to have the Snapdragon 865+ version. But, if it’s not available in your region you either have to make use of the Exynos 990 version or ship from abroad.
So far, the phone is expected to come in two variants of, 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB Internal Storage. There is no space to expand storage via microSD card. You have to make use of the internal storage.
Talk about best camera phones and the list won’t be complete without a Samsung Galaxy Note phone (for the past few years).
This phone comes with a triple rear camera. A 12 MP main camera, a 64 MP telephoto and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. There is no 100x optical zoom. But there are other interesting camera features.
There are features like, 2x optical zoom, OIS, gyro-EIS, 8K video and super steady video mode activated.
Upfront, the phone might come with a 10 MP placed in a punch hole at the middle of the screen. Which makes the phone looks very premium and modern.
Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 along with Samsung latest software the One UI 2.1 which is really good. Galaxy Note 20 is powered by a non removable 4300mAh battery with 25W fast charge feature enabled and wireless charge feature enabled.
Charging the phone should not be much of a problem though. We have put together the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 below.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA/ HSPA /EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 & CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G LTE: YES
5G Network: YES
Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 194g (6.77 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 7), plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.7 inches, 114.9 cm2
Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~509 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 7
Display Features: HDR10+, Always-on display, [email protected] refresh rate
OS (Operating System): Android 10, One UI 2.1
Chipset (Processor): Exynos 990 (Global Version) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (United States)
CPU Details: Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
CPU Details: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
GPU: Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
GPU: Adreno 650 – USA
Card Slot (SD Card): N/A
Internal Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM (UFS 3.1)
Triple Lenses: 12 MP + 64 MP (telephoto) + 12 MP
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR, OIS, 2x optical zoom, 30x hybrid zoom, super steady video
Single Camera: 10 MP
Features: Dual video call, Auto-HDR, OIS
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio: FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
USB: 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other Features: Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging 25W, Reverse wireless charging 9W, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
Colors: Black, White, Red, others
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Price: About $999, 386,000 Naira
Both the look and feel of the phone is really premium. There is this flat cool surface that makes the phone looks really attractive. It’s internal features are also very impressive.
The official price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is about $999, 386,000 Naira. Tell us what you think about this new Samsung phone via your comment below.
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