Samsung is already on record claiming that “preparations are underway for the upcoming Galaxy Note launch, and there is no delay,” and ditto for the Galaxy Fold 2 that is likely to be unveiled in concurrence, so it is not letting the coronavirus pandemic throw a monkey wrench into its stylus warriors release plans.
Galaxy Note 20 vs Note 10 5G vs S20 Ultra display, chipset and camera specs
Galaxy Note 20 display size
Galaxy Note 20 camera specs
Ditto for the 48MP periscope camera of the Ultra, and even its 12MP ultrawide-angle one which, albeit with nominally lower resolution than the 16MP landscape and group photo shooter of the Note 10+, has 40% larger pixels now. In short, the rich camera kit of the Galaxy S20 Ultra is so futureproof that it may be directly transferred to the Note 20 line as well.
Galaxy Note 20 vs S20 Ultra processor and memory specs
Here comes the fun part – while as far as display and camera are concerned, the Note 20+ may indeed end up being a Galaxy S20 Ultra with an S Pen tucked in below, it may differ fairly significantly in the memory and chipset departments.
“Phones with the new eUFS 3.1 will only take about 1.5 minutes to move 100GB of data whereas UFS 3.0-based phones require more than four minutes,” says Samsung, which tells you all that you need to know about the future of storage standards. The random operation speeds are also greatly increased with up to 60% better performance.
The Note 20 line may come with faster storage than the S20 series
Moving on to the chipset front, it may also deviate from the processor scheme that is in the Galaxy S20 family. While a Snapdragon 865+ is now unlikely, the Exynos 990 models of the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, have been marred be slightly shorter battery life and higher chipset temperatures compared to the Snapdragon 865 models we get in the US.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus specs list:
- Note 20 Plus display size: 6.9″ 120Hz 20:9 Super AMOLED display
- Note 20 Plus chipset: Exynos 992 or Snapdragon 865 processor
- Note 20 Plus memory versions: 128GB/256GB/512GB eUFS 3.1 storage
- Note 20 Plus cameras: 108MP main+48MP periscope+12MP ultrawide
- Note 20 battery: 4000mAh
Galaxy Note 20/Plus battery size vs Note 10 and S20 Ultra
These are, of course, the broad strokes of what we can reasonably expect from the Note 20 family. It will clearly be slightly faster than the S20 Ultra and way faster than the Note 10+ 5G, be it only for the memory technology and the overclocked Exynos. The devil is in the details, though, and we still don’t know what battery pack Samsung will choose for the Note 20+, to power its 5G components and high refresh rate display.
If we had to guess, the Note 20+ may end up with smaller battery, when compared with the 5000mAh pack of the S20 Ultra. While it may sound counterintuitive that Samsung would equip its summer flagship with a battery smaller than the spring king, there is also the question of enough internal space.
If the Note 20+ ends up with the S20 Ultra’s camera kit, and it also has to house the S Pen stylus, we can reasonably expect that there will be much less room inside. Still, we keep our faith in Samsung’s engineering prowess high that the company can manage to pull it off and equip the Note 20 with the S20 Ultra’s 5000mah battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus vs S20 Ultra price
Here comes the fun part – guesstimating the top of the line Galaxy Note 20 Plus price difference with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you saw above, the Note 20 line may end up being a clever upgrade over the S20 Ultra that won’t break the bank for Samsung.
A newer storage speed standard and slightly overclocked processor won’t be that much of an expense as far as Samsung’s bill of materials goes, and they may even be offset by using a slightly smaller battery. Samsung usually charges a premium for the inclusion of an S Pen stylus, though, so we may see at least a Benjamin above the Galaxy S20 Ultra as a starting price.
- 128GB Galaxy Note 20 Plus: $1499
- 256GB Galaxy Note 20 Plus: $1599
- 512GB Galaxy Note 20 Plus: $1699
Thus, given the $1300 tag of the Note 10+ 5G at launch, we wouldn’t be surprised by Galaxy Note 20 Plus prices hitting the next $1500 threshold on the low side, and only the coronavirus economics may alter Samsung’s calculations for a record high Note 20 family pricing. What do you think?