Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Everything we know so far (Updated: July 10)
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Update, July 10, 2020 (05:10 PM ET): We’ve updated the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series rumor hub with a leaked hands-on video, a confirmed release date, information about expected pricing, and a whole lot more!
Original article, April 17, 2020 (5:44 PM ET): Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has long been the preferred choice for Android power users. The Galaxy S line, on the other hand, has traditionally appealed more to the masses. Samsung changed that up a bit recently with the “power user lite” Galaxy Note 10 as well as the top-of-the-line Galaxy S20 Ultra , which is now a power user’s dream. So, where does that leave the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 line?
This is everything we know (or at least think we know) so far about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series.
Name and release date
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Samsung has not confirmed the Galaxy Note 20 moniker, but it’s a safe bet to assume this will be the name of the series’ next iteration. Samsung’s Note and Galaxy lines have mirrored each other pretty closely over the years. Most recently, the Galaxy line name jumped from 10 to 20, so it makes sense for us to expect a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 this year.
There’s also evidence of this name within the kernel source code of the Galaxy S20 line . The folks over at XDA Developers scoured the code and found evidence of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 name.
The Galaxy Note 20 series is on schedule for an August 2020 launch.
If we can expect the Galaxy Note 20 name, what about the device variants within the series? At first, we assumed Samsung would go the route it went last year and release two models: a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and a Note 20 Plus. However, the existence of the Galaxy S20 Ultra made us think there could be a third, absurdly over-powered Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Eventually, evidence arrived that strongly suggests there will be a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra . We just don’t know if that means there will be three models (vanilla, Plus, and Ultra) or just two (vanilla and Ultra). The evidence does very strongly suggest that there will be an Ultra variant, though.
As far as a release date is concerned, Samsung has confirmed that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will happen on August 5, 2020 . The company didn’t directly confirm that we’ll see the Galaxy Note 20 launch then, but we are very confident that’s what will happen.
There is a rumor that the phones would then hit store shelves on August 21 . Judging from past Note launches, that makes perfect sense to us, so we’d feel comfortable betting on that, too.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Design
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We got our first good look at both the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Plus (or Ultra, maybe) in May. The renders show that both the new Note phones will have...