When is the Note 20 on sale?

Both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra were unveiled of 5 August, with pre-order availability from 6 August to 20 August, with the phone set to go on sale in select markets, including the UK on 21 August.

Related: Where to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra

How much does the Note 20 cost?

Although we were hoping Samsung would keep prices low to counter the loss in sales caused by the global pandemic, the Note 20 line is as flagship as they come in both feature-set and cost.

In the UK, Note 20 will cost £849 for the 4G version and £949 for the 5G version model, while the Note 20 Ultra starts at £1179 and features 5G by default.

It's worth noting (pun unintended) that the Note 10 went on sale at £899/$949, with the Note 10+ at £999/$1,099, while the 5G variant started at £1,099/$1,299.

How many Note 20 models are there?

Despite initial speculation around three flavours of Note 20, Samsung actually kept things simple(r) and produced just two at Unpacked; the aforementioned Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

The Note 20 comes in both 4G and 5G variants, sports a smaller, lower-resolution, flat display, less RAM and a smaller battery compared to the Ultra. The Note 20 Ultra opts for a 6.9in curved display with a higher WQHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Ultra also opts for a beefier camera setup - complete with a 108Mp main sensor and new laser autofocus array, as well as superior 9ms latency when using that all-important S Pen.

What does the Note 20 line look like?

We were lucky enough to get some early hands-on time with everything Samsung was planning to reveal at Unpacked, including both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

Sure enough, the majority of the recent leaks and renders were right on the money.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze
The Note 20 (left) and the Note 20 Ultra (right), both in Mystic Bronze
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Green
The Mystic Green finish is a Note 20-exclusive
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra handheld
The display on the Note 20 Ultra is superb

What are the Galaxy Note 20 specs?

Once again, the leaked specs were almost completely on the money. Here are the standout specs on the Galaxy Note 20:

  • Flat 6.7in Full HD+ 20:9 60Hz AMOLED display
  • In-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • S Pen (40% latency improvement from Note 10)
  • Samsung Exynos 990 (Europe), Snapdragon 865+ (US)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • 12Mp main camera, 64Mp telephoto camera w/ 3x 'hybrid' zoom, 12Mp ultrawide camera
  • 10Mp front-facing camera
  • Samsung Knox security
  • 4G and 5G models
  • WiFi-6
  • 4300mAh battery
  • Supports up to 45W fast charging (25W charging in-box)
  • IP68 certified
  • 192 grams
  • Gorilla Glass 5 front, 'Glasstic' premium polycarbonate back
  • Colours: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, Mystic Grey

And here are the Note 20 Ultra's specs:

  • Curved 6.9in WQHD+ 19.3:9 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2x display
  • In-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • S Pen (9ms latency)
  • Samsung Exynos 990 (Europe), Snapdragon 865+ (US)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB/512GB storage + microSD expandability
  • 108Mp main camera, 12Mp telephoto camera w/ 5x optical zoom, 12Mp ultrawide camera, laser autofocus
  • 10Mp front-facing camera
  • Samsung Knox security
  • 5G
  • WiFi-6
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Supports up to 45W fast charging (25W charging in-box)
  • IP68 certified
  • 208 grams
  • Gorilla Glass 7 front and back
  • Colours: Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, Mystic Black

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