The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series was launched yesterday by Samsung Electronics, along with several other devices which include devices from the Galaxy Tab 7 line up.
The Galaxy Note 20 Series was the star of the event as three variants were released including firstly the Note 20 Ultra with 5G and secondly, the Note 20, which comes in a 5G or LTE version. All models run on Android 10 and are powered by 64-bit octa-core processors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will be available for pre-order in Malaysia starting today. As a special pre-order promo, free wireless earbuds – the Galaxy Buds Live and/or the Galaxy Buds+ will be given with every pre-order purchase.
The most high end of the models is the Note20 Ultra which comes with a superb 6.9 inch Quad HD+ Dynamic Amoled Infinity-O Display edge display, similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The display curves and blends over the sides and is stunning as ever. The 120Hz refresh rate also goes a long way to make the experience even better.
The Note20, the Ultra’s more affordable sibling, comes with a 6.7 inch flat FHD+ Super Amoled Plus Infinity-O display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Note 20’s screen is respectable, albeit being a tad bit disappointing in comparison to the premium Quad HD+ screen the Plus sports.
The Note20 Ultra also enjoys a nice upgrade in the camera department, a step up from its predecessor, the Note10+. Besides enjoying a much higher megapixel resolution of 108MP in the main sensor, the Ultra20 is also equipped with an advanced laser autofocus system.
The laser autofocus system allows the camera to quickly focus on a shot as the phone moves from shot to shot. It reduces the frequency of blurry pictures and the time taken to find focus.
The rear camera, alongside the 108MP wide angle camera (64MP on the Note20), sports a 12MP ultra-wide and telephoto sensors which provide for Optical Zoom and up to 50 times Super Resolution Zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation.
The 10 MP front camera on the Note20 Ultra can hold its own as well.
Taking videos on the NoteUltra is also a joy now as 8k videos are the norm and audio output is adjustable through three microphones on the top, bottom and rear of the phone.
The Note20 Ultra gets a bigger battery, now sporting a 4,500 mAh cell with wired and wireless fast charging support, as well as reverse wireless charging capabilities. Although the battery is bigger than its predecessor, the Note10+, some were hoping for at least a 5,000 mAh cell similar to the one released on the s20 Ultra.
The Note 20 comes in with a smaller battery at 4,300 mAh but it is also a smaller phone with a lower refresh rate so it would make sense. The sibling phone is also equipped with the same wired, wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.
S P Stylus
The S Pen stylus, an iconic accessory of the flagship phone now comes with even lower latency of 9ms for a smoother feel when writing and sketching on the screen.
The S Pen, marketed for 24-hours of battery standby time also has an upgraded air command function. The air command is now usable on the operating system and not just certain apps, an improvement from previous Note models which means you can now take screenshots, return to a page or do just about anything, with a swipe of the S Pen on air.
In Malaysia, the Note 20 Ultra is powered by an Exynos 990 processor with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Note 20 comes with the same Exynos 990 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
For more information, visit Samsung’s website at https://www.samsung.com/my/.