Samsung has finally released the latest generation of Note smartphones. Many mid-range smartphones are already powerful enough and they offer good cameras. However, if you want to get something more than decent, you should get the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It’s simply an exquisite and luxurious device. The newly released device has a rectangular and boxy body, which is quite different with the latest Galaxy S models and it’s recognizable immediately. Samsung also cuts on the device’s bezels and the Note 20 Ultra looks like a huge screen, without any visual interruption. The 6.9-inch display is vast and it’s slightly bigger than the 6.8-inch screen offered by the previous Note model. Although the Note 20 Ultra is just slightly taller, Samsung still manages to cram in larger display. But otherwise, the visual appearance looks quite identical to the previous Note. Even so, there are some differences that you may notice when checking the Note 20 Ultra.
With the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, you can easily notice that the rear-facing camera protrudes in a noticeable and bold way. This alone is enough to make a strong design statement. There are a few minor changes compared to the previous Note as well. The S Pen is now located on the left and the buttons are now moved to the right side of the phone. There’s still no regular headphone jack and the display is still curved slightly. The Note 20 Ultra is available in three colour options, White, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus for increased resistance against scratch and drop. For many people, the primary reason to purchase a new Note smartphone is to use the S Pen. With each new generation of Galaxy Note, the S Pen become more accurate and precise. The S Pen of Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 9ms latency, which is more than four times better than the previous Galaxy Note 10. There should be no visually perceptible delay, when users touch the display with the tip of S Pen. There are also a few additional Air Gestures that make it easier to control the Note 20 remotely.
Inside, you there are Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a slot for microSD card if users want extra storage. Another new feature is UFS 3.1 that ensures faster data transfer. It means that opening apps and files will feel zippier than ever. The 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display looks impressive with all its colours. It’s probably the best smartphone display so far. With 1,500 nits of brightness, you shouldn’t be worried about using the Note 20 Ultra while being outdoors. The normal resolution Quad HD and 1080p if you enable the 120Hz refresh rate.
There’s also a 4,500mAh battery, which is unfortunately smaller in terms of capacity, compared to the S20 Ultra with 5,000mAh battery. However, it probably contributes to the slightly thinner design of the Note 20 Ultra, compared to the S20 Ultra. Also, wireless charging and 25W fast charging capability should counteract the smaller capacity. If you are willing to spend another $50, you could purchase a 45W for the Note 20 Ultra.