The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is nearly definitely going to be unveiled on the Samsung Unpacked digital product launch occasion on August 5, however there are nonetheless a number of issues we don’t know in regards to the Android phone.
Samsung has historically releases its stylus-packing telephones in August, and it all the time appears to include the options launched in that 12 months’s S-series telephones from six months prior. However there’s nonetheless a lot to marvel in regards to the Be aware 20.
Then there are all the opposite Be aware-specific questions we’ve for the following telephone within the stylus line: will there be extra options for the S Pen? Will the show be even larger than final 12 months’s fashions? Will productiveness instruments like DeX get enhancements, too?
We’ve nonetheless received loads of questions, however we’re going to slender them all the way down to the 5 largest issues we nonetheless don’t know in regards to the subsequent flagship Samsung telephone line.
Will there be a Be aware 20 Extremely along with a Be aware 20 Plus?
Maybe the largest query is whether or not we’ll see a Be aware 20 corollary to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with an appropriately large display and excessive specs.
At this level, it’s onerous to make sure – heck, early rumors strongly prompt we’d not even see a Be aware 20 Extremely. Given we’ve seen increasingly leaked images of the supposed extra-large mannequin, we suspect that rumors we initially assumed referred to the Be aware 20 Plus have been, as a substitute, in regards to the Be aware 20 Extremely – particularly since a current specs leak referred to simply the bottom and Extremely fashions, with no point out of the Plus.
We might nonetheless see a Plus mannequin, however Samsung could be splitting the distinction and dividing its decisions between a smaller, extra fundamental mannequin and a max-specced Extremely model.
Will the Be aware 20 are available in a 4G model, too?
Given most 2020 flagship telephones assist 5G, we’re anticipating the Be aware 20 line to comply with go well with – particularly since it would almost certainly pack the main Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus chipset, which require a discrete 5G modem. However given the nominal value bump we’ve seen to get 5G phone connectivity, is there a less expensive 4G-only Be aware 20 telephone within 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 machine is at the least registered in these markets. Whether or not they’ll find yourself coming to extra areas is one other query, as phonemakers don’t all the time launch all variants of their telephones globally – or would possibly wait a while to take action, like with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
Will it have all of the S20’s cameras? Or have much more superior tech?
The Galaxy S20 line has a well-rounded suite of rear cameras, with a foremost 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 Tremendous Stabilization characteristic. The S20 Extremely even packed a 108MP foremost digital camera, which enabled its staggering 100x ‘House Zoom’ characteristic.
Is all that coming to the Be aware 20 line? Laborious to say: leaks declare that the Plus or Extremely could have a 108MP foremost, 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 Extremely. As an alternative, expect a extra modest 50x zoom, nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not this can come to each the usual Be aware 20 and the Extremely.
What’s extra attention-grabbing is that the Be aware 20’s selfie digital camera might ditch the punch-hole for an under-display digital camera, based on rumor and even a video tease by Samsung itself. Whereas it may very well be a pop-up digital camera, that’s probably not Samsung’s model (not outdoors of the Samsung Galaxy A80’s pop-and-flip cameras, anyway). However once more, will such a prestigious characteristic come to each the usual Be aware 20 and its pricier sibling?
What in regards to the Be aware 20 chipset and specs?
We’re nonetheless not sure in regards to the Be aware 20’s set of specs: given the road’s productiveness focus, we anticipate extra battery however not precisely show-stopping internals.
Some rumors presume the Be aware 20 will get the identical Snapdragon 865 chipset because the Galaxy S20 line, whereas a leaker believes it would as a substitute go for the marginally extra highly effective Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset as a substitute. Whereas 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 Be aware 20 an edge to compete with different mid-year flagships which have launched with the Snapdragon 865 Plus, just like the Asus ROG 3.
Exterior the US, we’ve heard the Be aware 20 will get Samsung’s Exynos 992 chipset, which might be a slight improve on the Exynos 990 showing within the Galaxy S20 line, although one other leak suggests the brand new telephone might simply follow the Exynos 990, too. We love conflicting rumors!
The remainder of the Be aware 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 Be aware 20 battery life, although, with estimations from a minimal of 4,000mAh capacity in the usual Be aware 20, a newer leak suggesting 4,300mAh, and as much as 4,500mAh within the Be aware 20 Plus/Extremely. A minimum of we’ve a spread.
Will there be extra S Pen gestures and productiveness software program?
Sadly, there’s even much less we learn about enhancements which may come for the Be aware 20’s signature characteristic, the S Pen stylus.
Now we have heard rumors that you simply’ll be capable of use the S Pen as a extra correct pointer with mid-air gestures permitting navigation across the interface, which might iterate on some comparable (and slightly clumsy) strategy to get round with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 S Pen.
What’s extra thrilling for the productivity-minded person: DeX, the Samsung characteristic that used its smartphones and tablets to energy a desktop-computing expertise by means of an exterior monitor, might lastly be going wi-fi. As an alternative of requiring a devoted dock and/or twine, you could possibly hearth up the PC expertise (with a Home windows-like file system) wirelessly, based on this rumor.
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