Samsung’s latest pen-enabled premium phones are coming this month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 packs a 6.7 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a starting price of $999.

If you want a bit more of, well… everything, then there’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which has a bigger, higher-resolution display with a faster screen refresh rate, more RAM, and a few other differences including a lower latency S Pen. With a starting price of $1300 though, it’s not exactly cheap.

Both phones go up for pre-order this week and they should ship August 21st.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Here are the key specs for each of the Samsung’s latest flagships that don’t have foldable displays.

Galaxy Note 20Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Display6.7 inch
2400 x 1080 (393 ppi)
60 Hz
6.9 inch
3088 x 1440 (496 ppi)
Dynamic AMOLED
120 Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865+Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Storage128GB (no microSD)128GB or 512GB + microSD
Rear cameras
  • 12MP primary
  • 64MP telephoto
  • 12MP ultra-wide
  • 108MP primary
  • 64MP telephoto
  • 12MP ultra-wide
Front camera10MP10MP
Battery4,300 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging25W USB-C (wired)
15W Qi (wireless)
25W USB-C (wired)
15W Qi (wireless)
SecurityIn-display fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint sensor
S Pen4096 degrees of pressure
26ms latency
0.7mm tip
4096 degrees of pressure
9ms latency
0.7mm tip
IP ratingIP68 water & dust resistanceIP68 water & dust resistance
  • 5G Sub-6 GHz/mmWave
  • WiFi 6
  • BT 5.0
  • NFC
  • 5G Sub-6 GHz/mmWave
  • WiFi 6
  • BT 5.0
  • NFC
Dimensions161.6mm x 75.2mm x 8.3mm164.8mm x 77.2mm x 8.1mm
Weight194 grams208 grams

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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7 replies on “Samsung launches $1000 Galaxy Note 20 and $1300 Note 20 Ultra smartphones”

    1. Sorry, I just noticed the spam filter had been overly aggressive for the past week or two. Just cleared a bunch of comments.

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  1. The price difference between mid-range phones and flagships is getting so huge lately. Mid range phones are getting much more powerful, and smartphone CPU demands are not getting much higher. At these prices, I’m expecting more than just a phone with a few extra niche features. The price jump from the $499 Galaxy A51 5G to the $1300 Note 20 Ultra doesn’t buy me enough.

    I’d like to see the Note make an attempt to depart from the smartphone paradigm. If it could become an 8″ tablet, or maybe a folding dual screen device, then maybe it could be worth that money. A pen, and a better screen, and a few gigs of RAM isn’t worth $800 extra.

  2. I guess maybe the high resolution of the cameras is what justifies 12GB of RAM in a smartphone.

  3. I wanted to post something punchy and timely, but it didn’t go through.

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