The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is sort of actually going to be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked digital product launch occasion on August 5, however there are still a number of things we don’t learn about the Android phone.
Samsung has historically releases its stylus-packing telephones in August, and it at all times appears to incorporate the options launched in that yr’s S-series telephones from six months prior. But there’s still loads to marvel about the Note 20.
Then there are all the different Note-specific questions now we have for the subsequent cellphone in the stylus line: will there be extra options for the S Pen? Will the show be even greater than final yr’s fashions? Will productiveness instruments like DeX get enhancements, too?
We’ve still obtained loads of questions, however we’re going to slender them down to the 5 greatest things we still don’t learn about the subsequent flagship Samsung cellphone line.
Will there be a Note 20 Ultra as well as to a Note 20 Plus?
Perhaps the greatest query is whether or not we’ll see a Note 20 corollary to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with an appropriately big display and excessive specs.
At this level, it’s exhausting to be sure – heck, early rumors strongly recommended we’d not even see a Note 20 Ultra. Given we’ve seen increasingly leaked images of the supposed extra-large mannequin, we suspect that rumors we initially assumed referred to the Note 20 Plus had been, as an alternative, about the Note 20 Ultra – particularly since a latest specs leak referred to simply the base and Ultra fashions, with no point out of the Plus.
We might still see a Plus mannequin, however Samsung is likely to be splitting the distinction and dividing its selections between a smaller, extra primary mannequin and a max-specced Ultra model.
Will the Note 20 are available a 4G model, too?
Given most 2020 flagship telephones help 5G, we’re anticipating the Note 20 line to observe swimsuit – particularly since it should most certainly pack the main Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus chipset, which require a discrete 5G modem. But given the nominal value bump we’ve seen to get 5G phone connectivity, is there a less expensive 4G-only Note 20 cellphone in the works?
We’ve seen pricing leaks that intentionally name out a 4G model – and up to date certifications from US and Thailand regulatory companies (FCC and NBTC, respectively) have surfaced revealing a 4G-only system is a minimum of registered in these markets. Whether they’ll find yourself coming to extra areas is one other query, as phonemakers don’t at all times launch all variants of their telephones globally – or may wait a while to accomplish that, like with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
Will it have all the S20’s cameras? Or have much more superior tech?
The Galaxy S20 line has a well-rounded suite of rear cameras, with a important 12MP f/1.eight shooter, 64MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide digital camera, together with 8K at 24fps video recording and its new Super Stabilization function. The S20 Ultra even packed a 108MP important digital camera, which enabled its staggering 100x ‘Space Zoom’ function.
Is all that coming to the Note 20 line? Hard to say: leaks declare that the Plus or Ultra may have a 108MP important, 12MP ultra-wide, and 13MP telephoto lens with periscope tech, although one other rumor suggests it gained’t attain the 100x most zoom of the S20 Ultra. Instead, expect a extra modest 50x zoom, however it’s unclear whether or not this can come to each the customary Note 20 and the Ultra.
What’s extra fascinating is that the Note 20’s selfie digital camera might ditch the punch-hole for an under-display digital camera, in accordance to rumor and even a video tease by Samsung itself. While it might be a pop-up digital camera, that’s not likely Samsung’s model (not outdoors of the Samsung Galaxy A80’s pop-and-flip cameras, anyway). But once more, will such a prestigious function come to each the customary Note 20 and its pricier sibling?
What about the Note 20 chipset and specs?
We’re still not sure about the Note 20’s set of specs: given the line’s productiveness focus, we count on extra battery however not precisely show-stopping internals.
Some rumors presume the Note 20 will get the identical Snapdragon 865 chipset as the Galaxy S20 line, whereas a leaker believes it should as an alternative go for the barely extra highly effective Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset as an alternative. While the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus didn’t improve its processor over the Galaxy S10 (each go the Snapdragon 855), together with one would give the Note 20 an edge to compete with different mid-year flagships which have launched with the Snapdragon 865 Plus, like the Asus ROG 3.
Outside the US, we’ve heard the Note 20 will get Samsung’s Exynos 992 chipset, which might be a slight improve on the Exynos 990 showing in the Galaxy S20 line, although one other leak suggests the new cellphone might simply follow the Exynos 990, too. We love conflicting rumors!
The remainder of the Note 20 specs are even much less identified, with one source claiming a baseline 128GB of storage, whereas that Exynos 990 leak additionally suggests the telephones will include 12GB of RAM.
There’s been extra chatter about Note 20 battery life, although, with estimations from a minimal of 4,000mAh capacity in the customary Note 20, a newer leak suggesting 4,300mAh, and up to 4,500mAh in the Note 20 Plus/Ultra. At least now we have a spread.
Will there be extra S Pen gestures and productiveness software program?
Sadly, there’s even much less we learn about enhancements that may come for the Note 20’s signature function, the S Pen stylus.
We have heard rumors that you simply’ll have the option to use the S Pen as a extra correct pointer with mid-air gestures permitting navigation round the interface, which might iterate on some related (and somewhat clumsy) means to get round with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 S Pen.
What’s extra thrilling for the productivity-minded consumer: DeX, the Samsung function that used its smartphones and tablets to energy a desktop-computing expertise by an exterior monitor, might lastly be going wi-fi. Instead of requiring a devoted dock and/or wire, chances are you’ll have the option to fireplace up the PC expertise (with a Windows-like file system) wirelessly, in accordance to this rumor.