Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Review 2020

With just over a week leftof the official unpacked event, we pretty much already know everything there is to know about theSamsung Galaxy Note 20 series. What’s up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV. There have been so manynew leaks and rumors, and, as always, we’re going to put them all together here in oneplace, SuperSaf style, so you guys know exactly what to expect. So a lot of you guys may already know that there will be two variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. The Note 20, as well as the Note 20 Ultra. The Ultra is of course goingto be the flagship version, with all of the bells and whistles, and the Note 20 is going tohave a lot of the features of the Note 20 Ultra, but a little bit more toned down, and coming in at a cheaper price. So let’s start off with the displays. From the front any way, the Note 20 Series is going to look very similarto the Note 10 series. So we’re going to have squared off edges, small top and bottom bezels, with a punch out in the center. This punch out is goingto be slightly smaller, and the bezels are alsogoing to be slightly smaller, giving us a slightly largerscreen to body ratio.

A 6.9 inch display on the Note 20 Ultra, on the Note 20, we willhave a 6.7 inch display. Now, although both displayswill have AMOLED technology, they are going to be very different. The Note 20 Ultra, Quad HD+ resolution, giving you a high pixel density, as well as a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. What does that mean? Well, it’s going to beable to dynamically switch between different refresh rates, and that’s going to makeit more power efficient. It may also mean that we’ll be able to get full Quad HD+ resolutionwith 120Hz, at the same time, something that’s currentlynot here, on the S 20 series. Now the Note 20 is going tohave a full HD plus resolution, so it’s going to havea lower pixel density, not as sharp as the Note 20 Ultra, and it’s also going tohave a 60Hz refresh rate, not 120Hz like the Note 20 Ultra. So it’s not going to havethat smooth experience that you’ll be gettingon the flagship model, but in addition to that, it’s also going to have a flat display, compared to the curveddisplay on the Note 20 Ultra. Curved versus flat really comes down to your personal preference, but the Note 20 Ultra, clearlythe superior overall display. The Note 20 Ultra is also rumored to be the world’s first smartphoneto have Gorilla Glass 7, which is going to be more durable, compared to previous generations. Whether this is justgoing to be on the front, or also on the back, isstill a question mark. And moving on to the overall build, we’re going to have the metal frame with glass panels, as we know. For the Note 20, although we are likely to have a metal frame,there are lots of rumors that the back is going to be what Samsung called “glasstic”, that is essentially plasticmade to look like glass. And if this is the case, then the Note 20, is not going to be aspremium as the Note 20 Ultra, and it’s also not going tobe as resistant to scratches. It may however mean that the Note 20 is going to be coming inat a much lower price, compared to the Note 20 Ultra. Both devices are rumored to be IP68 Water & Dust resistant. For colors, we are going tohave some different colors. The Note 20 is going tobe coming in a bronze, a gray, as well as a green. And the Note 20 Ultra,is going to be coming once again in thatbronze, but also a black, and we’ve just seen today,a white version too. Now all of these are going to be called Mystic something or another, but I don’t want to keep saying Mystic. Now the white version may justbe for particular markets, but personally speaking, I am really digging the bronze color.

It looks very slick. It’s also likely to havea matte frosted finish, rather than a glossy finish, which should look really, really good. Now the Note 20 Ultra is of course going to be larger overall,in terms of dimensions. It’s going to weigh a little bit more, compared to the regular Note 20. And with the design on the back, you can see that bothdevices are following Samsung’s rectangular camera module theme, which they’ve had on most oftheir smartphones this year. The Note 20 Ultra does appear to have quite a large camera bump,and that is of course, because of the improved cameras. Now let’s talk about thecameras, because the cameras are going to be differenton both of these. So starting off with the Note 20 Ultra, you can see three camera modules, as well as a laser auto focus sensor. The primary camera will be a 108MP camera, with a large sensor size, andoptical image stabilization, similar to what we had on the S 20 Ultra, but this has been revised, and we do have that laser auto focus, which should improve auto focus massively. You guys may have seen myself,as well as many others, talk about the auto focus issues that were primarily thereon the S 20 Ultra series. So this should now befixed on the Note 20 Ultra. Great to see Samsung takethat feedback on board, and bring us these improvements. The secondary camera willbe a 12MP ultra-wide camera. Now this is down from the 16MP that we had on the S 20 Ultra. And I’m kind of glad, because I did prefer the 12MP ultra-widecamera on the Note 10+, which was a last year smartphone, compared to this year’s S 20 Ultra.

And finally, there is going to be a 12MP Periscope Zoom camera, which is going to give 5x Optical Zoom, and up to 50x Digital Zoom, which Samsung called Space Zoom. So thankfully we no longer have 100X zoom, plastered all over the camera, like we had on the S 20 Ultra. Something that, youknow, we all fed back on. Pictures at 100X digitalzoom are just not good, and they are not usable. And it’s great once again to see Samsung has taken that feedback on board, and we should be gettingpretty good results at 50X. I still wouldn’t put myhopes up in this area, but generally speaking, they should be givingyou some decent results. Now for the regular Note 20, we kind of have a similarsetup to what we had on the S 20 Plus, as well as the S 20. So we’ve got a primary12 megapixel camera, with optical image stabilization, larger sensor size, compared to last year, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, similar to what we’vegot on the Note 20 Ultra, as well as a 12MP Telescope Zoom camera, which is going to give you up to 3x Optical zoom, andup to 30x Digital zoom. For video, we are looking at8K up to 24 frames a second, something that wasintroduced in the S 20 line, and 10MP for the selfiefront-facing cameras. Now the next part isgoing to be controversial, and that is because we’llbe talking about performance of the Note 20 Series. And unfortunately it is looking like they will be powered bythe Exynos 990 series in regions such as the UK and Europe, and we will be gettinga Qualcomm Snapdragon version in other regions.

Now you’ve probablyheard me talk about this many times before, as well as many others, the Exynos chip sets arejust not on the same level as the Qualcomm chip sets. So we’ve seen the performance differences on the S 20 series, but what’s even morecontroversial this time around is that the Note 20 Ultra is rumored to be potentially have the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chip set, which is 10% more powerful,compared to the 865, and it’s also 10% more power efficient. Now considering thatthe 865 regular edition is already superior to the 990, if you do have this difference hub, it’s going to be very controversial. I really don’t know what to say right now. I was hopeful that Samsungwould maybe have the Exynos 992, but it doesn’t look likeit’s going to be the case. But anyway, moving on, interms of RAM and storage, the Note 20 is likely to have 8GB of RAM, with 256GB of storage. The Note 20 Ultra comingwith a base of 12GB of RAM, with up to 512GB of storage. Now there may also bea 16GB of RAM version, for the Note 20 Ultra, likewe had for the S 20 Ultra, but that is still abit of a question mark. One thing that is currently rumored, is that the Note 20 Ultrawill have a microSD card slot, so you’ll be able toexpand storage on there. This is something that’s not going to be available on the Note 20. It’s a similar setup towhat we saw last year between the Note 10 and the Note 10+, where the Note 10+ did havethat microSD card slot, and the Note 10 did not. Another piece of informationthat we’ve also seen, is that the Note 20 Ultra is just going to be available in a 5G version. The Note 20 is going to be available in 4G as well as 5G versions. So maybe in certain marketswhere 5G is not fully supported, that’s where potentially a cheaper version of the Note 20, with just4G, is going to be retailing. For software of course itis going to be Android 10, with the One UI skin on top.

And for speakers, we aregoing to have stereo speakers on both devices, one in the ear piece, and one bottom firing, tuned by AKG. Of course, no 3.5 millimeter jack. This is something that’sexpected, so, you know, just come to terms with it, say goodbye. Now let’s talk about what makes the Note series unique, the S Pen. The S Pen is going to beimproved for the Note 20 series, in particular for the Note 20 Ultra, where the latency is down to 9ms, which is going to be super responsive, and it’s going to give you avery smooth writing experience. The Note 20 S Pen is goingto have around 26ms latency, which is still very, very low, but just not as smoothas the Note 20 Ultra. We’ve also seen some information about an S Pen Pointer feature. How exactly this is going towork, we’re not 100% sure, but what we do know is there will be support for Wireless-DeX. This is the ability toconnect your Note 20 to an external display,or a desktop environment. And this may mean that you’llbe able to use your S Pen as a pointer, on an external display, which would be pretty cool.

In addition to that, we have seen some rumors that Samsung has been working veryclosely with Microsoft, to optimize the Note 20s for use with Project xCloud, on Xbox Game Pass. So you’ll be able to stream very high quality games on the Note 20s. Now moving on to the batteries, the Note 20 is likely tohave a 4300mAh battery, and the Note 20 Ultra with alarger 4500mAh power battery, which are respectable sizes. With the Note 20 Ultra, thanks to the improved display technology, the dynamic refresh rate should give you some good battery life. 25W chargers will be included in the box, and they will give youaround 0-50% in 30 minutes, but there is also likely tobe support for a 45W charger, which will be sold separately. Of course, wireless chargingis going to be supported as well as reverse wireless charging. Something that we’ve seen from Samsung over the past couple of years. Now, one thing that hasn’treally been confirmed but was speculated, andI’m still hopeful for, is the Note 20, and the Note 20 Ultra, having support for the 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm. This would give you a 17 times larger area for your fingerprint, and also allow you to use two fingerprints at the same time, tomake things more secure. Now, not really seeing anyconfirmed reports of this as yet, I’m still very hopeful, but it may be the casethat we’ll still have the regular ultrasonicIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner, on the Note 20, on the Note 20 Ultra. Now finally moving on to price. We’ve not had any specificsaround pricing as yet, but if we do take the Note 10 pricing, So the Note 10 started at around $950, with the Note 10+ comingin at around $1,100.

And also if we look at the S 20 series, the S 20 Ultra coming in at around $1,400. I would expect the Note 20 Ultra to be around $1200-1400. Now, for the Note 20, considering that it’s got a flat display, it’s potentially going tohave that glasstic back, and all of the other sort of cutbacks, then this should, should,mean that the Note 20 is going to be comingin potentially cheaper than what the Note 10 came in at. So I would predict around $800-900, again, these are just predictions based on what we’ve seen previously, and as soon as I have anyfurther information about these, I will be posting them on my Twitter. So if you are not following me already, then be sure to follow me on Twitter. I’m @SuperSaf, and there will of course be lots more detailed coverageafter the 5th of August, which is the date for unpacked. If you want to see all of that exclusive SuperSaf style coverage,first be sure to subscribe, and tap that icon, soyou don’t miss any of it. What do you guys think ofthe Samsung Galaxy Notes 20, and the Note 20 Ultra? Definitely drop me a commentbelow, and let me know. I am super excited. I have been a fan of theNote Series for a long time, so I’m very excited toactually get my hands on the new Note 20s. I hope you enjoyed thisvideo, and found it useful. If you did, then give itthat thumbs up for me. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSaf TV, and I’ll see you next time.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    Hi, everyone as am a manufacturer of Chiffon silk fabrics in Bangalore I have many photos to take can any one let me know if this phone camera will give me good option to take photos of Georgette , your reply would be very helpful.

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