Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is offering us multiple unique features and they make the device feels very interesting to use. As you explore the nooks and crannies of this oversized smartphone, you could be impressed by these features.
5G power amplifier
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with LPAMiD QPM5625 module integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. It is an amplifier component for the 5G signal and it also works for 4G. It works for multiple bands, making it futureproofed for global networks. This means that users can have better access the high speed 5G connection, because 5G signals can have shorter coverage due to their high frequency.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are the first smartphone models from Samsung that allow users to wirelessly connect with TV without dongles, cables or docks. However, at the moment, Wireless DeX still has some issues casting high resolution 8k videos and fast-paced 3D gaming titles, due to the high data stream. This feature should work with 4k videos lower and regular gaming sessions. It would be convenient to watch YouTube videos and read webpages on smart TV, as they are streamed from the Note 20 phones.
Variable Refresh Rate
Compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra with fixed refresh rate, the VRR on the Note 20 Ultra is a clear improvement. Unfortunately, Note 20 Ultra still can’t do 1440p resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. One distinct advantage of VRR is the ability to throttle the refresh rate until as low as 10Hz to improve battery life. Low display refresh rate is still usable when reading webpages and viewing static images.
One UI 2.5
One UI 2.5 is a major improvement over the previous version 2.1 used by the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S20. Although the list of enhancements is quite short, but they are quite significant. The video recording supports 22:9 recording ratio to match the aspect ratio of the display. There’s also an option to switch to Pro camera mode. The default keyboard has YouTube icon for quicker and easier access.
Gorilla Glass Victus
The Victus is the 7th generation Gorilla Glass release that protects the Note 20 Ultra against scratches and drops. Although the display is still not proofed against cracks due to severe impacts, the Note 20 Ultra should remain pristine longer.
It is interesting to know that the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra for North American users don’t include wired headphones. Instead, consumers are advised to use wireless headphones that use Bluetooth. The S Pen for both models are also significantly improved. Now, it offers smoother performance. The 9ms response rate interacts well with the 120Hz refresh rate of the display. A feature called Anywhere Actions allow users to perform specific gestures to different things. As an example, with the new gestures, it is possible to draw in the air to access various shortcuts. There’s also the Auto Straighten feature, which is useful for people who write a bit crooked with their S Pen. The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will recognize the proper pattern and direction of lines.