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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 20 phones, its best shot at the new iPhones coming this fall – CNBC

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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Samsung on Wednesday announced a bunch of new products, including phones, tablets, a watch and new earbuds. This is typical timing for Samsung, which usually likes to get its best new products out in August before the fall when Apple typically launches its new iPhone and Apple Watch.

Samsung was the largest phone seller in the world until earlier this month, when Canalys analysis said Huawei overtook it by market share. Samsung and Apple dominate sales in the U.S. But these new devices are high-end phones for people willing to spend $999 to $1,299, not mass-market budget phones that help Samsung achieve its huge market share around the world. Still, Samsung’s Note phones are the nicest crop of devices for the year and will compete directly with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 phones.

And it’s clear Samsung is going directly after Apple. Apple typically uses its September event to announce its new phones and new Apple Watch, among other things. And Samsung is doing that earlier.

Here’s what you need to know about what Samsung announced.

Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note Ultra

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones are the highlight announcements. The Note phones come with Samsung’s stylus, known as the “S Pen,” and typically pack the highest-end hardware Samsung can cram in a device. Like last year, there’s a more affordable Galaxy Note 20 that starts at $999 and a higher-end Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with a slightly larger and sharper screen, a bigger battery and smoother performance that starts at $1,299.

Both phones include 5G connectivity but, as we’ve reported in the past, there’s still not much of a need to rush out and get a 5G phone right now, since most carriers only offer 5G connections in limited areas. Still, if you’re planning to keep your phone for 3 to 4 years, it’s good future-proofing so you’ll get faster speeds down the line after wireless carriers have built out their 5G networks.

Samsung put a big focus on the cameras on both phones, with support for recording in really high 8K resolution, recording from multiple microphones at the same time for clearer audio and improved pictures. But the cameras are slightly different between the models. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has an ultra-wide lens for capturing more of a landscape in each shot, a high resolution 108-megapixel camera for increased detail and a zoom lens that provides up to 50x zoom. The Galaxy Note 20 has a 64-megapixel camera in place of the 108-megapixel on the Ultra and supports up to 30x zoom.

And, like in year’s past, there’s improvements to the S Pen stylus, which slips into the corner of the phone. Gestures now let you control the phone from across the room, so you can close apps, open recent apps, capture the screen and take pictures. It also has improved handwriting recognition, new support for syncing notes across your phone, tablets and computers, and easier annotation in PDF documents.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be available for pre-order on Aug. 6 at 12:01 a.m. ET and will ship by Aug. 21.

Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

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Samsung also announced the Galaxy Z Fold 2. It’s the successor to the original Galaxy Fold, which has screen issues just before launch and was delayed months before it finally came to market. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a large 6.2-inch screen on the front. When open, it has a large 7.6-inch foldable display that looks a bit more like a tablet. Samsung didn’t discuss pricing but said it will launch in September.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Watch 3, and Galaxy Buds Live

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Samsung also announced a bunch of other stuff, including two tablets meant to compete with Apple’s iPad Pro line, including a 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and an 11-inch Galaxy Tab S7. Both pack 5G connectivity, Google‘s Android operating system, sharp screens and ship with an included stylus that sticks to the back to recharge. The 11-inch model will start at $649, while the larger Tab S7 Plus will start at $849.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live headphones were also announced. The Galaxy Watch is similar to past models with a rotating bezel that you can use to select apps. Like the Apple Watch, it can detect when you’re working out and automatically log your exercise for you, in case you forget to start it on the device. It can detect blood pressure, too, but only in Samsung’s home country of South Korea since it hasn’t received FDA approval in the U.S. 

The Galaxy Buds Live are similar to Apple’s AirPods Pro. They’re tiny earbuds that charge in their case, but look like little beans that fit right into your ears. They feature noise cancellation, which should help block out background noise while you’re working or walking around town, and you can dial it back if you need to hear what’s going on around you. They’ll cost $169, which is a big discount from the $249 Apple charges for AirPods Pro.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2020: Watch with us LIVE – Engadget


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 leak reveals three big upgrades – Tom’s Guide

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  • A new series of official renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 reveal what is likely the foldable phone’s final design.
  • The biggest changes include a punch hole camera that eliminates the notch, a larger external display and a more seamless hinge.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to debut at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked on August 5.

A new set of awesome new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 renders just leaked online, giving us our best look yet at the highly anticipated upcoming foldable.

These images come from MySmartPrice, (via Ishan Agarwal), who received them from “a trusted source.”

The two colors we can see here, named Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black by Samsung, both really suit the phone. Samsung certainly seems keen on them, as they are offering the same colors on the Galaxy Note 20

(Image credit: MySmartPrice)

The phone’s front cover sports a 6.23-inch display, significantly larger than the 4.6-inch external display on the original Galaxy Fold. In order to keep a camera on the front of the phone without needing a huge bezel, the Z Fold 2 uses a punch-hole notch.

From the back, we can see the power button on the side of the phone, which looks to host another capacitive fingerprint sensor. Given the difficulty of making folding phones, it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see an under-display fingerprint sensor for this device.

The rear camera block looks to contain three sensors and a flash. Other rumors tell us that these cameras will be a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor and a 64MP telephoto sensor. That’s the same set of cameras you’d find on the Galaxy S20, which is a solid phone for photos, but not as good as an iPhone 11, or Samsung’s more expensive Galaxy S20 Plus.

(Image credit: MySmartPrice)

Connecting these two halves looks to be a curved hinge, which looks much smoother than the angular hinge on the Galaxy Fold. Since the original Fold struggled to keep debris out of its internal mechanisms, causing significant damage to the phone, it looks like Samsung’s gone some way to fixing this problem with a different hinge design.

Inside the phone, there’s a punch-hole selfie camera on the right side of the display. It’s a little hard to spot, but if anything that’s a good thing. Compared to the huge notch the first Galaxy Fold had, the punch-hole makes the Z Fold 2 look more in line with other modern Android phones.

The bezels of the internal display look to have been shrunk compared to the first Fold also. That’s likely what has allowed Samsung to increase the display from 7.3 inches to 7.7 inches. Samsung is also giving this enlarged display a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, according to rumors.

There is no sign of an S Pen in these renders. Despite some rumors suggesting the Fold 2 could get a Note-style pen, the fact there’s no S Pen visible in these renders seems to confirm that Samsung won’t be offering a stylus with the Z Fold 2.

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Internally, we’re expecting the Z Fold 2 to be armed with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and 12GB RAM, with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. It should have a total battery capacity of 4,356mAh, split across two individual batteries, and have 5G compatibility, thanks to the Snapdragon silicon. Expect a price tag of around $2,000, like the first Galaxy Fold.

While it feels like we’ve seen almost everything the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has to offer, you can watch the official reveal of this foldable on August 5, the day of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event. That’s the time we’ll also be seeing the Galaxy Note 20 series debut, in addition to the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Tab S7.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 leak shows off hole-punch cameras and a bigger external display – Circuit Breaker

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2 has just gotten its biggest leak yet, showing off the revamped design for the company’s flagship foldable successor, which it’s expected to announce at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5th alongside the Galaxy Note 20, via MySmartPrice.

The new renders show off a vastly improved design, with a hole-punch camera replacing the large corner notch for the internal camera and a new, full-size display on the outside of the phone (instead of the tiny screen on the original). Earlier rumors put those displays at 7.7 inches for the internal, foldable display and 6.23 inches for the outside panel (compared to 7.3-inch and 4.6-inch displays on the original). Visible on the back of the phone is a new triple camera system that matches the design on the leaked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Image: MySmartPrice

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also expected to upgrade the internal processor to the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, along with a 4,356mAh battery and 15W wireless charging. The leaks also match a blurry image of the Z Fold 2 that Twitter user @hwangmh01 posted on July 28th.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 looks gorgeous in these leaked renders – SamMobile

It’s time for the Galaxy Watch 3 to get the same treatment as the Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Tab S7 series ahead of Galaxy Unpacked 2020. In other words, both the 41mm and 45mm Galaxy Watch 3 have been subjected to a massive leak with high-resolution renders in tow.

It’s not like the Galaxy Watch 3 holds many secrets at this point. After all, the 41mm model was showcased in a live video earlier today, but the renders recently shared by WinFuture also offer a much closer look at the 45mm model, particularly the Titanium flavors that we were able to confirm exclusively a couple of months ago.

Meanwhile, two flavors of the 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 have been exposed in renders, namely the ubiquitous bronze color as well as the Titanium Silver option, as seen in the gallery below.

The 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 has a 1.2-inch circular display, while the 45mm model has a 1.4-inch panel. The smaller model is driven by a 247mAh battery, while the larger one relies on a 340mAh unit.

Aside from these discrepancies in size, battery capacity, and slight differences in design, both Galaxy Watch 3 models share the same components and software, including an Exynos 9110 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, and Tizen OS 5.5. The screens are of the Super AMOLED variety with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels, and they’re covered in Gorilla Glass DX.

The physical rotating bezel finally returns with the Galaxy Watch 3

Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy Watch 3 benefits from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. They also boast a built-in heart-rate monitor, a MIL-STD-810G body with an IP68 rating, and software features for fitness enthusiasts, including 39 different sport modes.

But more importantly for some prospective buyers, the Galaxy Watch 3 marks the long-awaited return of the rotating bezel. Both variants look absolutely stunning in our eyes, but take a look for yourself and share your thoughts below.

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Introducing Galaxy Z Flip 5G: Express Yourself with a Stylish, 5G-Enabled Foldable Smartphone – Samsung US Newsroom – Samsung Newsroom US

Samsung changes the shape of 5G by bringing next-generation performance and connectivity to its latest foldable device

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, a device that pairs the statement-making smartphone with the lightning-fast speeds of 5G to continue inspiring all-new mobile experiences.1 With 5G networks expanding across the globe, people are now experiencing the impact 5G can have on the mobile experience, helping them share more, play more, and do more, faster.

“At Samsung, we continue to put the power of 5G in millions of consumers’ hands. We continually demonstrate our commitment to make 5G more accessible to more people,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to bring next-generation speed and connectivity to the Galaxy Z Flip which further expands our portfolio of 5G devices, empowering consumers with meaningful experiences to help them do more of what they love.”

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Next-Generation Performance

The Galaxy Z Flip introduced a stylish and compact form factor that reinforced Samsung’s ongoing commitment to expanding the foldable category. Now with 5G, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G can bring blazing-fast speeds to the palm-sized foldable device, making it easier than ever to stay connected with followers, friends and family.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is the first device in Samsung’s Galaxy line-up to feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. This new platform maximizes the power of 5G with revved up performance to deliver faster and more efficient on-device processing with sharper imagery through improved graphics rendering.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Elevated Design & Style

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings the speed of 5G without added bulk, solidifying the device as one of the most stylish and compact 5G foldable smartphones available. Samsung added the components necessary to bring 5G connectivity to life while maintaining the Galaxy Z Flip’s sleek, bold form factor for ultimate portability. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes in two new premium colors including Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze all encased in glass with a haze finish that is soft to the touch while minimizing fingerprints.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Improved Foldable Experience

Since the Galaxy Z Flip first launched in February 2020, consumers have enjoyed using its revolutionary form factor to express themselves in new, imaginative ways—doing more, hands-free. Since then, Samsung has continually updated the experience for users to more easily capture, view, communicate and share content with friends and loved ones. Consumers can now get the best of the Galaxy Z Flip experience with the upgraded features with the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

  • Flex mode – Easily and simultaneously view and control content with the Galaxy Z Flip’s custom-built user experience, which utilizes its unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens so you can view content on the top half of the display, and control on the bottom half2.
    • YouTube with Flex mode – With Flex mode, enjoy watching your favorite YouTube channel hands-free. While streaming on the top half of your device, you can also browse, read descriptions, and comment on the bottom half. Plus, enjoy four months of YouTube Premium with your Galaxy Z Flip 5G for an uninterrupted experience3.
    • Camera Update with Flex mode – Now it is even easier to shoot from higher and lower angles with the Galaxy Z Flip. Whether you want to capture low-angle action videos or vibrant birds-eye photos of your meal, simply double-tap in Flex mode to switch the camera’s preview window from the top to the bottom half of the device.
  • Multitasking – Effortlessly multi-task with Multi-Active Window by using the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps you want to use.4
    • App Pair – Seamlessly open and access two apps at once using App Pair in the Multi-Window Tray, so when you are ready to share photos with a friend, your Gallery and Messaging apps will open simultaneously.
    • Multi-window Tray – The Multi-window Tray is now part of a more robust Edge Panel integration, for added convenience, providing access to more apps.
Introducing Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Availability

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be available in carrier and Unlocked by Samsung versions starting August 7, 202056. Available in Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be available online through AT&T, Best Buy, Samsung.com, T-Mobile and Amazon.com. Galaxy Z Flip 5G is priced at $1,449.99.

Consumers who trade-in an eligible device on Samsung.com can get up to $650 towards the purchase of a Galaxy Z Flip 5G. The offer is for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. Visit https://www.samsung.com/us/trade-in/terms-and-conditions/ for more information. Customers are also encouraged to check out participating carrier and retailer websites for more offers on this device.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray

Galaxy Z Premier Service

Galaxy Z Flip 5G includes access to Galaxy Z Premier Service and Concierge Support, a dedicated team for white glove guidance.7 Whether they have questions about their device, or are looking for support with onboarding or quick tips, users can reach a Galaxy Z Concierge Representative at a dedicated toll-free number or by scheduling an appointment.

For more information about the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, please visit https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/.

  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G Mystic Bronze

Product Specifications

Galaxy Z Flip 5G Specifications
Display Main Display 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (21.9:9) Infinity Flex Display


2636 x 1080


425ppi

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

Cover Display 1.1-inch Super AMOLED Display


300 x 112


303ppi

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners.

Dimension & Weight Folded 73.6 x 87.4 x 17.4mm (Hinge) – 15.4mm (Sagging)
Unfolded 73.6 x 167.3 x 7.2mm – 6.9mm (Screen)

*The thickness of Galaxy Z Flip when unfolded does not include the frame of the main display.

Weight 183 g
Camera Front Camera 10MP Selfie Camera: F2.4


Pixel size: 1.22μm


FOV: 80˚
Rear Dual Camera 12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2


Pixel size: 1.12μm


FOV: 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8


Pixel size: 1.4μm


FOV: 78˚


OIS for Rear Wide-angle Camera (Optical Image Stabilization)


Up to 8x digital zoom


HDR10+ recording


Tracking AF
AP 7 ㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

* 3.09 ㎓ (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.40 ㎓ + 1.80 ㎓

Memory 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage

*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software.

Battery 3,300 mAh (typical) dual battery

*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3200mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns, and other factors.

Charging Fast Charging compatible via power cord and Wireless*


Wireless PowerShare**
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC. Wireless charging compatible with WPC


** Wireless PowerShare works with most Qi-Certified devices. Requires minimum 30% battery to share. Speed and power efficiency of charge varies by device. May not work with some accessories, covers, or other manufacturer’s devices. If you have trouble connecting or charging is slow, remove any cover from each device. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
OS Android 10
Network 5G *: 5G Non-Standalone(NSA), 5G Standalone(SA), Sub6, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing(DSS)


LTE** : Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, Up to 6CA, LTE Cat.20


Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload
* Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.


**Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz),VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM


Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

Payment Samsung Pay


Credit & debit cards: Supports MST or/and NFC, Prepaid card, Global remittance, Transit, Memberships, Gift cards, Rewards

*Available in select countries. Features may vary depending on country and service providers.

Sensors Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (digital, analog), Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
Authentication Lock type: pattern, PIN, password


Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition

*Face recognition only available when unfolded with the Front Camera.

Audio Mono speaker


Surround sound for Bluetooth and earphones with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)


UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support


PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD*: DSD64/128


Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Bluetooth


Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.
Recording


Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.
*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.


*The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.


*Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung and AKG.


*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point
Video Video playback format


MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection


Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps)
Security Knox platform: real-time monitoring and protection.


Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)


Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to isolate and protect content such as apps, photos, movies, and private files.

*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on country.

*All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions of the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this web page and the contents herein, including without limitation, functionality, features, specifications, GUI, images, videos, benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, capabilities, and any other product information, without notice.
1 5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.
2 Flex mode is guaranteed to work from 75 to 115 degrees; a broader range of angles may be accessible for users depending on environment and use case.
3 With eligible purchase. New users only (no past trial of YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Red or Google Play Music). Redeem in the YouTube application on eligible devices between February 14, 2020 and April 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. Cancel anytime. No refunds for partial billing periods. Available in all markets where YouTube Premium is available. Full terms: https://www.youtube.com/premium/restrictions
4 Multi Active Window works with select applications; compatible apps growing through third party developers.
5 Availability may vary depending on service provider. Check with your carrier for exact dates.
6 Wireless voice, data and messaging services compatible with most major U.S GSM and CDMA networks. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services, such as VoWifi, hotspot, and 5G vary by wireless service provider. See provider for compatibility details.
7 See www.samsung.com/us/support/galaxy-z-premier-service for hours when on demand service is available. Terms and conditions apply, see www.samsung.com/us/support/galaxy-z-premier-service for details.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 breaks cover w/ flat display, modest camera module [Video] – 9to5Google

We’ve seen a lot of Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra to date, but there haven’t been any notable appearances of the smaller model. Today, a detailed 3D render of the Galaxy Note 20 has hit the web, giving us a clear look at this phone and what sets it apart.

Following a huge leak of the Note 20 Ultra on Samsung’s own website, today’s Note 20 render comes courtesy of Evan Blass via Patreon. Instead of just a still image, too, this leak gives us a full 360-degree look at the Galaxy Note 20 which really doesn’t leave much to the imagination.

What do we learn? For one, the smaller Note 20 has a completely flat display. It’s a bit hard to tell if the edges will taper off like on the Galaxy S20 series, but clearly there are no massive curves like what we saw on the Galaxy Note 10 series. The display, too, has slim bezels and a centered punch-hole.

Beyond that, we can also see that Samsung opted for a modest camera module on this device. Unlike the Note 20 Ultra which has a huge camera, this one seems basically the same size as what the S20 and S20+ offered earlier this year.

To better share it with you, we mirrored the massive GIF file that Blass shared as a video on YouTube above, but you can see the full 57MB image here.

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Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in 2020? – PhoneArena

Should you buy the

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in mid-2020 when the Galaxy Note 20 is just weeks’ away from becoming reality? 

The

Galaxy Note 20 is just around the corner and it’s quite the promising device: a Galaxy S20 Ultra-like camera system with a superb hardware setup and the ubiquitous S Pen stylus on deck. But… isn’t last year’s

Galaxy Note 10+ still a promising device? I’ve been using it on and off for a couple of months and can finally provide an answer to this question. I admit that I was pretty skeptical towards the Note 10+ back in 2019, when I expressed my controversial opinion that it was a downgrade in comparison with the Galaxy Note 9, but after I used it for a month or so, my view changed and I fell for the phone. Not literally, of course.

Should you get the Galaxy Note 10+ in 2020?

Getting a Note 10+ in 2020 is definitely not a dumb move, on the contrary – this Samsung flagship still feels as fresh as the day it was announced. Surprisingly, I like it much more than the current Galaxy S20-series and not only because of the S Pen; the sleek overall design, the large display, and standout suite of Galaxy Note features made an excellent phone. The Galaxy Note 10+ indicated a paradigm shift for Samsung as it was its first modern phone to drop the headphone jack and the first Note device that finally embraced the bezel-less trend. It was also the first Galaxy Note phone that strayed away from the strict business design language and spiced things up in the exterior with vivid colors and shapes, making it a device that broke away from its family legacy just as much as it tried to stay true to its identity. 


Galaxy Note 10+: The good stuff

The Note 10+ has aged like a fine wine. True, it’s technically not even a year old, but in the mobile market, such a window of time can be perceived as eternity in the sense of technology improvement. Yet, I can’t say the Note 10+ is lacking in any department.

Performance-wise, the phone still feels pretty much excelling in any task that you throw at it, and that’s… hardly surprising. There’s a chance that you are an Android power-user if you’re using the Note 10+ or at least considering getting one, so rest assured that the phone can keep up with your demanding requirements as a user. I’d know, since I like to regard myself as a power-user, just like you. I have often found myself watching a picture-in-picture video while multitasking in split screen mode, and while that’s an extremely niche thing to do, I have never felt like I’m stretching the Note 10+’s capabilities thin. On the contrary, it always feels more than ready to be used and abused; if it could talk, it’d probably scream “Spank me, daddy!”

The display is another aspect of the Note 10+ that has aged well. The colors? Excellent! The maximum brightness under the sun? Great as well! “But… It doesn’t have a high-refresh rate display, “ some of you may say. True, it doesn’t have a 90 or a 120Hz display, which are all the rage these days, but seeing how the Galaxy S20-series implemented this feature rather poorly, I’m more than glad Samsung didn’t ‘ruin‘ the Note 10+ as well. As a reminder, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra all come with 120Hz displays, but the power draw in this display was significantly higher, leading to a pretty drastic 33% reduction in battery life. That’s not cool, especially when you consider the fact that the 120Hz display was one of the often highlighted new features of Samsung’s flagships. There’s still room for improvement, it seems, and I hope that the Note 20 does a better job at juggling between a smooth display experience and adequate battery life.

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Galaxy Note 10+: The OK stuff


Speaking of battery life, Samsung flagships have always prioritized features over long endurance. You’ll rarely see a Samsung phone excel in the battery department if you enjoy all of its features, and that’s okay. That’s actually valid for most phones out there. However, I feel the Note 10+ would have really shone if it had a slightly larger battery at the expense of a slightly thicker body, as it would have made a great phone even better. These days, if I use the Note 10+ like I really want to and don’t care that much about power conservation, it would last me a day, not more. Sometimes, if I really push things hard and use it a lot in the mornings, I’d have to top it up around 3 or 4pm if I want to have any juice left by the evening. That’s not great, but you get used to it and adapt accordingly. There are many phones with better battery life, but many of them can’t match the same feature set as the Note 10+, and that kind of makes up for the good, but not great battery life.

The biometrics are another just-okay aspect of the phone. It has an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that’s not as fast as the optical ones and it definitely feels slower than many other devices with such scanners embedded into their displays. The accuracy is a bit iffy as well: on the average, 2 or 3 out 10 fingerprint unlocks will require a second attempt, which is definitely a nuisance. Of course, nobody’s forcing you to use the embedded fingerprint scanner! You can use the face unlock feature… which only works as intended half the time. It’s not a 3D solution so it uses the selfie camera, making it slow, not very safe, and not working well when you are wearing any extra apparel or in a position that the face unlock doesn’t really like.

Galaxy Note 10+: The not-so-good stuff

Generally speaking, there There isn’t much to dislike about the phone, but there are several things that drive me crazy.

For example, I’ve had near constant Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Some days, it would go into “Network unavailable” mode every 15 minutes or so, and no logical fix worked. For all I know, the Note 10+ dislikes my home router, though I’ve hardly ever had such problems with any other phone I’ve ever used in the house. This is most certainly an isolated case with my specific setup, so don’t read too much into it. Speak up if you’ve ever encountered similar issues on your Note 10+ though.

Another aspect of the phone that I’m less than enamored with is the measly 2X telephoto zoom camera. Granted, it produces great images, but feels slightly lacking in comparison with most other zoom phones out there that come with either 3X or 5X telephoto zooms. I’d say that if you decide to go the zoom way, go all the way in and leave those pesky 2X telephoto camera in the past where they belong. I can zoom that much digitally without a significant loss of quality, so a 3X or longer lens would have made me love the Galaxy Note 10+ more.

The case for buying a Note 10+ in 2020

Now that we’ve weighed and tried the Galaxy Note 10+, are we finally ready to answer the question that was asked at the beginning of the article? Should you buy one now, in mid-2020?

If for some reason you don’t need a 5G phone, like me, then the Note 10+ will do you good for the foreseeable future. Some may say the regular Note 10+ is not future-proof due to the lack of 5G support, but that’s absolutely no deal-breaker for me and probably many of you. In case you don’t need a camera with a crazy telephoto zoom, then the Note 10+ would suffice in the imaging department. Moreover, the sleek design of the Note 10+ will hardly ever be repeated; phones are getting thicker and heavier thanks to the larger batteries fitted inside. I’m all for a larger battery, but there’s something inherently appealing to the Note 10+’s exhilarating design.

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