The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone was launched on the 5th of August 2020. The devices feature a massive upgrade when compared to the previous Notes series, the S-pen feature was not left out. In this article, we will be looking at the specifications, features price alongside the similarities.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Key Specifications
|Note 20||Note 20 Ultra|
|Display||6.7 inches||6.9 inches|
|Operating System||Android 10 (One UI 2.5)||Android 10 (One UI 2.5)|
|RAM/storage||8/128GB||12/256GB & 12/512GB|
|Camera||64MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Rear Camera||108MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Rear Camera|
|Fingerprint Sensor||under display, ultrasonic||under display, ultrasonic|
|Battery||4,300 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Fast charge Technology||25W fast charging||15W fast wireless charging|
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has a classic body design featuring a new Mystic colour which is Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black and a matching S pen added as well. All the three colours have a beautiful metallic tone polished which makes the devices to look more attractive. Looking at the weights of the two devices, the Galaxy Note 20 weighs about 194g while the Note 20 ultra weighs 208g, which makes the Note 20 to be lighter than the Note 20 ultra. The S-pen has been upgraded massively in such a way that it can be used for navigation with five new actions. While the IP68 water and dust resistance options protect the device from drips, a splash of water.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has a large screen size of about 6.7 inches display while the Note 20 Ultra also has a bigger screen size of about 6.9 inches. The display screen of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra scratches down to the edges of the phone. The fingerprint sensor is embedded inside the display ultrasonic screen.
The display is based on the Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate on the Note 20 Ultra device which is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus that protects the screen from scratches or when mistakenly drop on a hard surface. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 uses the Super AMOLED+ 1080p display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Camera
The Cameras on both the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra has all the things you need in a camera to be able to shoot and edit like a professional photographer. The back camera of the Note 20 Ultra features a triple rear camera which consists of 108MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8 sensor, a 12MP periscope telephoto lens with an aperture of f/3.0 that offers up to 50x zoom. The Third camera also features a 12MP ultrawide camera also with an aperture of f/2.2.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 also has a triple camera setup which is located at the back of the phone. The rear cameras of the Note 20 consist of 64MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0, 12MP periscope telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide camera while are well arranged at the back of the phone. Turning to the front camera both phones share the same 10MP selfie camera coupled with Dual Pixel PDAF which can record up to 4K videos at 30 and fps.
Hardware and Software
These devices are a multitasking computer suite that goes beyond your normal smartphone devices and its performance is possible with the newly introduced HyperFast 5G and Wi-Fi optimization which makes the phone to run like a computer. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series runs on Snapdragon 865+ chipset with a 3.0GHz Octa-core processor. Though India and the European markets are stuck with Exynos 990 chipset processor.
Powering the software is the UI 2.5 custom skin which runs on the latest Android 10 operating system. The user interface is built for easy navigation or any given task on the phone. There is in-built security which is named as Samsung Knox. This security protects you in real-time by offering end to end security in both hardware and software.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra come with a non-removable battery coupled with a fast charge technology. For the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 feature a 4,300 mAh non-removable battery capacity with the support of 25W fast charging technology. While the Note 20 has a battery capacity of 4,500mAh which support a 15W fast wireless charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Complete Specs
|Brand||Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra|
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100|
|4G LTE Network||Yes|
|Dimensions||Height- 164.8mm * Width- 77.2mm * Thickness- 8.1mm|
|Weight||192g (Note 20), 208g (Note 20 Ultra)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED+ (Note 20), Dynamic AMOLED 2x (Note 20 Ultra)|
|Size||6.7 inch (Note 20), 6.9 inches (Note 20 Ultra)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 (Note 20), 1440 x 3088 (Note 20 Ultra)|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Operating System||Android 10 (One UI 2.0)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 865+ chip|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Back/ Rear||64+12+12MP (Note 20), 108+12+12MP (Note 20 Ultra)|
|Features||Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings
Exposure compensation, Self-timer
Scene mode, FaceID, HDR, AI Beauty
|Video Resolution||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps|
|Audio Jack Type||No|
|Sound Enhancement Features||AKG|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery Capacity||4,300 mAh (Note 20), 4,500 mAh (Note 20 Ultra) Non-removable Li-Po battery|
|Fast Charging Technology||Yes, 25W|
|Wireless Charging||Yes, 15W|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, proximity, compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
|Additional Features||WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Push to talk
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Prices
The 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 cost about €950/£850 which is approximately 430,000/440,000 Naira in Nigeria and about 6,300GHc/6,500GHc in Ghana. While the 5G will be selling at a price of $1,000/€1,023/£950. As of the Note 20 Ultra, it will go for $1,300/€1,266/£1,180, which will cost about 500,000 Naira in Nigeria and 6,500GHc in Ghana.
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