Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra released with modified features

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  • The Note 20 Ultra will be available in three colours at launch: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.
  • Several cameras and 12MP sensor is sitting behind it, replacing the 48MP sensor of the S20 Ultra.
  • There is an S Pen which operates as a navigator within applications

Samsung just launched the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra which comes with an S Pen. The S Pen operates within the applications, acting as a navigator. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is built on the S20 Ultra platform.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a strong screen, a 6.9 Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with 1440px resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Users have to set the rendering resolution to 1080px to get the 120 Hz mode. The battery is also significantly bigger than before. At 4,300 mAh it trails the Ultra model only by a little. The new battery will charge from 0% to 50% in half an hour using the included 25W charger.

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The rear camera is lifted from the S20/S20+. The main 12MP sensor has large 1.8µm pixels, which features Dual Pixel autofocus and OIS. A 64MP sensor (1.0 µm) is used both as a telephoto camera (3x lossless zoom, 30x Space Zoom) and as an 8K video cam. Finally, there’s the familiar 12MP ultra wide-angle cam.

The S Pen and the supporting Wacom layer on the screen have been updated to achieve 9 ms latency. Samsung says that at this point the experience is very much like writing on paper. Notes will be converted to Microsoft Office formats as well as synced with other devices via Samsung Notes.

The S Pen can also be used for navigation with five new Anywhere actions. By “drawing” shapes in the air, that is drawing without being anywhere close to the screen, users could go Back, open Recent apps, go Home and more.

Another change is that this is the first mobile display to be protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. It’s better at resisting scratches and can survive drops from 2 meters (6.5 ft) on a hard surface. There is an ultrasonic fingerprint reader embedded in the display along with a 10 MP selfie camera.

There is a rear camera still features the large 108 MP main sensor. It produces 12 MP photos with binning, records 8K videos at 24 fps with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. There is optical stabilization which is not suitable for Dual Pixel autofocus.

The phone will be available in three colours at launch, which are Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White. Shipments will start on 21 August 2020. There will be both 4G and 5G with mmWave models available, unfortunately, the availability will differ by market. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra starts at €1,266/£1,180 for the model with 256GB of storage.

There is 512GB option as well, which is more than the Note10+ cost at launch (€1,100) but less than the S20 Ultra from earlier 2020 going for €1,345 for 128GB storage. A MicroSD slot is available for after-market memory expansion.

Samsung is technologically modifying its products to sustain the brand and for customers satisfaction thereby lessening the costs by the betterment of what was already in the system. Therefore it means that the 2020 generation brings improvements on all fronts, from software to hardware.

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