Galaxy Note 20s

Galaxy Note20 series hits pre-order record in UK

Both the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have bigger AMOLED screens and are bigger overall in size than the last generation models

Samsung officially revealed the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra earlier this month, and the company has now announced they have seen record numbers of UK pre-orders for the Note20 family of devices – with a 49% increase in comparison to the Galaxy Note10 range.

According to Samsung, across the Galaxy Note20 Series, the Mystic Bronze colour variant has proven to be the most in demand amongst customers, making up almost half (46%) of sales.

“Note customers are amongst our most loyal base and it’s fantastic to see so much excitement for this powerful device”, said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President UK & Ireland, Samsung Electronics.

“The Galaxy Note10 Plus was our first smartphone in the UK to support 5G and we are proud to lead from the front and continue our commitment to offering customers the latest in 5G connectivity. Together with our wider line-up of the Tab S7 range, Galaxy Watch3 and Buds Live – we are providing our customers with the ultimate ecosystem to power all elements of their lives.”

Both the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have bigger AMOLED screens and are bigger overall in size than the last generation models. The Note 20 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ Flat (2160 x 1440 resolution), 20:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz screen. It’s 10mm taller and a few millimetres wider and deeper, and weighs a not inconsiderable 20g more than the Note 10. 

The Note 20 Ultra blows that out of the water with a 6.9-inch WQHD+ Edge (2560 x 1440 resolution, 19:3:9 aspect, Adaptive 120Hz screen. You can add another 16g to your pocket with this one, plus a few millimetres on each dimension. The main reason for that extra weight is the glass display, the first in the world to use the latest Gorilla Glass 7 (Victus) on the front and back, for extra scratch-resistance.

The display on the Note 20 Ultra is “Adaptive 120Hz”. This 120Hz refresh rate was first seen in the Galaxy range on the S20 and brings with it the promise of smoother animations, video and games. The ‘Adaptive’ element means the phone will switch automatically between 60Hz and 120Hz to best suit the content, which is a neat feature but not the variable refresh rate some users wanted to see.

Galaxy Note Ultra 5G

The new Galaxy Note 20 phones come in Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze or Mystic Grey, while the Note 20 Ultra is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

The Note 20 Ultra cameras don’t offer much of a leap over the Galaxy S20 Ultra. There’s a 108MP wide lens, as seen on the S20 Ultra, as well as a 12MP telephoto, with 5x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide. 

Step down to the Note 20 and you have a 12MP 2PD dual pixel wide lens, a 64MP telephoto lens with a Hybrid 3x zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide. Both feature 10MP 2PD front lenses. All that for a point and click picture of your dinner…

Under the hood, in terms of RAM, ROM and removable storage, it’s the same as the previous generation. So you have 12GB and 8GB RAM respectively, the option of 512 or 256GB memory on the Ultra, plus a microSD card slot, while the Note 20 sticks with just 256GB. 

The Galaxy Note 20 price starts from £849 (4G) and £949 (5G), while the Note 20 Ultra 5G is from £1179.

Note 20 Cameras

Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 20Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Display size, resolution6.7-inch; 2,400×1,080 pixels6.9-inch AMOLED; 3,088×1,440 pixels
Dimensions (Inches)6.36×2.96×0.33 inches6.48×3.03×0.31 inches
Dimensions (Millimeters)161.6×75.2×8.3 mm164.8×77.2×8.1 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)6.84 oz, 194g7.33 oz, 208g
Mobile softwareAndroid 10Android 10
Camera12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto)12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 108-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera10-megapixel10-megapixel
Video capture8K8K
ProcessorSnapdragon 865 PlusSnapdragon 865 Plus
Storage128GB128GB, 512GB
RAM8GB12GB
Expandable storageNoUp to 1TB
Battery4,300 mAh4,500 mAh
Fingerprint sensorIn-screenIn-screen
ConnectorUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jackNoNo
Special featuresS Pen stylus; 5G enabled, Wireless PowerShare, water resistant (IP68)S Pen stylus, water resistant (IP68), stereo speakers, 5G enabled, PowerShare, 5x optical zoom, UWB Sharing
Price at launch (USD)$999$1,300 (128GB), $1,450 (512GB)
Price at launch (GBP)£849 (4G); £949 (5G)£1,179

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