We are just weeks away from the release of Samsung’s autumn flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. The phones are expected to build on the Note 10 series with a similar design, but are expected to feature more powerful cameras and thinner borders. Although there has been no breakthrough in the core technology, according to Italian leaker Ricciolo, the phone is expected to “break up” in price.
Ice Universe, a reliable Samsung leaker, seems to have confirmed the suggestion with two forecast prices. He predicted that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 would cost $999, $50 more than the Note 10, while the Note 20 Ultra would cost $1,299, higher than the Note 10 plus listing price of $1,199.
In terms of specifications, the Note20 Ultra features a SnapDragon865 Plus with a 120Hz LTPO display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 (QHD). Another interesting feature of the Note20 Ultra is that users will be able to turn on QHD plus 120Hz at the same time, which S20 users cannot do. Samsung will also launch a new S Pen for both smartphones, with some new features expected.
We also heard that Samsung will continue to use the ISOCELL Bright HM1 108 megapixel main sensor with laser autofocus. Paired with a new wide-angle camera sensor: 12 megapixel ISOCELL Fast 2L3 1/2.55 sensor with pixel size 1.4um, Dual Pixel PDAF, smart WDR supports slow motion recording up to 1440fps (720p after cropping) and outputs RAW10 and RAW8 (via DPCM/PCM compression). In terms of telephoto, maximum support for 50X hybrid zoom, the 48-megapixel sensor in the periscope lens is replaced with a 13-megapixel Slim 3M5 1/3 sensor, and support for WDR (wide dynamic range), which improves low light performance, usually when zoomed in at long distances.
Samsung has reportedly replaced the flight time sensor with a new laser autofocus element on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which is said to have solved all the autofocus problems.
The phone will be released at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 5, 2020. Samsung is also expected to release a cheap version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Lite in 2021 to address the high price tag, users are discouraged.