Display – Processor – Memory – Camera – Battery – Price – Video
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 becomes the cheapest of the two top of the range that Samsung has launched in mid-2020 in our country. It is a smartphone that inherits much of the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy S20, inheriting the design of the Note 10 from last year and with new features despite a rectangular camera module.
The smartphone once again boasts of AKG sound, an AMOLED FullHD + screen and a Kirin 990 compatible with 5G networks. To this we add a 25W fast charge battery and a triple camera with a 64 MP telephoto lens.
But beyond the hardware, the most striking thing about this phone is that it can be considered a smartphone part of the Xbox ecosystem, as it is 100% compatible with the Xbox Game Pass and its more than 100 games at launch.
In this Samsung smartphone datasheet We review all the specifications of the Korean manufacturer’s mobile phone.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Among the main novelties of the mobile we find that, in addition to brand new processor and camera system, it mounts a renewed S-Pen with 9ms latency that happens to stay on the left side. It also has the peculiarity of being the first mobile of the brand that launches the One UI 2.5 customization layer based on Android 10.
Made of metal and polycarbonate, it has dimensions of 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm, a weight of 192 grams and IP68 protection. These are its main specifications:
This model has a full Infinity-O screen that is characterized by having a hole in the upper part of the screen that accommodates a front lens. This design is repeated from the Note 10 and the only thing that changes is the location of the S-Pen, as it keeps the fingerprint reader under the glass.
We are talking about a display with 6.7-inch AMOLED technology that has a Full HD + resolution and that boasts Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection against scratches and with support for HDR10 + and Always-On. As for its aspect ratio, it is 19: 9.
Processor and memory
As with the rest of the top of the range launched this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hides inside its best processor made in 2020. We are talking about an Exynos 990, equipped with NPU and 5G modem made with 8 cores in a process of 7nm that reaches a speed of until 2.73 GHz. This CPU is flanked by a GPU Mali G77 MP11 of last generation that is able to support any type of graphic processing, no matter how demanding it is.
This time there is no version without 5G so thanks to this chipset we can enjoy compatibility with 5G NSA sub-6 networks that have download speeds of 2 Gbps and 150 Mbps upload as well as compatibility with Wi-Fi a / b networks. / g / n / ac in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band
At the level of memory configurations, the mobile comes with internal storage of 256 GB and has 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Samsung continues to bet on presenting the standard model of its Note family with 3 cameras on the back. It is here where, debuting a rectangular format module like those of the Galaxy S family, the mobile mounts a 12 MP main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, a 12 MP wide-angle with f / 2.2 and an angel or 120º vision. and a telephoto sensor of nothing more and nothing less than 64 MP with Pixel Binning 4 in 1 technology. This sensor has an f / 2.0 aperture, OIS and allows us to work with a 3x optical zoom.
When it comes to video recording, we have the option of capturing 8K clips at 240 fps or reducing the recording quality to achieve slower speeds. The smartphone continues to have countless AI functions that automatically improve the quality of the shot, not only recognizing shooting scenarios, but also altering the capture variables to always obtain the best result. An example of this is the single capture mode that collects videos and photos at the same time and edits them accordingly.
Ahead the limelight is given to a camera housed in the hole in the screen that has a resolution of 10 MP and aperture f / 2.2 with which we can also record 4K videos.
One of the fields where the changes are more noticeable compared to the 2019 model. In addition to the screen size change, Samsung equips its Note 20 with up to 800 mAh more capacity in its battery, which gives us a total of 4300 mAh in 2020. There is also a 25W fast charge that allows the phone to be fully charged in just a couple of hours.
Differences from Note 20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra mounts a larger screen with double the refresh rate. While the standard model stays on a 6.7-inch FullHD + panel at 60Hz, the Ultra model sports a panel Dynamic AMOLED 2x 6.9 ″, WQHD + 3200 x 1440, with 508 dpi and 120Hz.
Lower quality rear cameras
In addition to missing the ToF sensor present in its older brother, this Samsung Galaxy Note 20 dispenses with the 108 MP sensor of the Note 20 Ultra. The front cameras are the same on the two models.
Higher capacity battery
Since we are talking about a larger screen, with higher quality, it is normal for the Note 20 Ultra to mount a cell with 200 mAh more capacity. The difference between both models is 4300 mAh for this Note 20 compared to 4500 mAh for the Note 20 Ultra.
Memory and storage
While the Note 20 has 8 + 256 GB as the only memory configuration, the Ultra’s RAM grows to 12 GB and the storage can be 512 GB.
All these cuts in the characteristics of the cheapest smartphone of the two that Samsung has presented in August 2020 make this the cheapest model of the duo. The price difference stays at 350 euros.
Available in Mystic Gray, Mystic Green and Mystic Bronze colors, the mobile can be purchased from August in Spain for 959 euros for the 4G version with 8 + 256 GB and 1059 euros for the 5G model with the same memory configuration.