Details about Samsung’s upcoming smartphone offering, the Note20 series, have been leaked extensively through renders and other sources. Late last night, information about the specifications and detailed press renders of the larger, more expensive Note20 Ultra leaked in full. Now, details of the smaller of the two offerings, the Note20, are being shared by WinFuture in full, with images to go along.
While the Note20 shares some specifications with the Ultra model, such as the Exynos 990 processor for select markets and connectivity options, the company is reportedly widening the feature gap between the two devices when it comes to other specifications. For one, the slightly more affordable version could be sold without 5G support to reduce the price of the phone.
As for the display, the device is expected to sport a 6.7-inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED panel with a 2400×1080 resolution – a step down from the QHD+ offering on the larger model – akin to the Note10. While the display will reportedly retain the ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor, it could do away with the high refresh rate panel, offering just a 60Hz refresh rate display. Additionally, the report suggests that the lower bezel too could be slightly larger.
On the back of the device, the camera duties are done by two 12MP cameras, with one of them featuring a large 1.8µ sensor – like the S20+ – with dual pixel autofocus and the other being used for ultra-wide-angle photography. The telephoto lens is a 64MP unit, and not a periscope camera, which isn’t a surprise considering that the firm employs that hardware only on its ‘Ultra’ products. The phone also drops the laser autofocus that is provided on its larger sibling. The cameras also support 8K recording. The front-facing camera sensor is an f/2.2 10MP unit, which also sports dual pixel autofocus.
As for the build quality, one interesting mention in the specifications provided to the publication suggests that the back panel of the phone could be made of plastic and not covered with Gorilla Glass 7. It is not clear if this is an error, or if the company does offer a plastic/polycarbonate back to cut costs. Additionally, the battery capacity is expected to be 4300mAh, just 200mAh less than the larger version, which will be a welcome addition. The phone also supports fast charging, which is a given.
Lastly, another interesting specification is the lack of expandable storage. The device is said to top out at 256GB, and feature 8GB of RAM. As for the color options, the regular Note20 will supposedly be offered in a Mystic Green color, in addition to the Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black colors. Both phones will support wireless DeX, something that was recently spotted in the Tips app.
Other specifications are similar to that of the Note20 Ultra, including fast USB 3.2 connectivity via the Type-C port, AKP optimized stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, and the like. However, the S Pen latency is up from 9ms on the larger model to 26ms.
Samsung will announce both the devices on August 5 at its virtual Unpacked event.