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THE FIRST PHOTOS OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 STANDARD VERSION ARE HERE

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The well-known network insider under the nickname Ice Universe, which often shares reliable exclusive information about the latest products in the mobile industry, has published renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphone (standard version). Before that, we only saw images of the bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, in particular, the first video was published in which we were shown the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in a hands-on, and also talked about its features.

THE FIRST PHOTOS OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 STANDARD VERSION ARE HERE

But back to the standard version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, which will receive a screen with frames wider than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, while it does not have curvature on the sides, like the bigger model. A fingerprint sensor is built into the screen, at the back there is a rectangular block of the rear camera, which includes three camera sensors, as well as an LED flash.

The following image show the Samsung Galaxy Note20 compared to the GalaxyNote10. An insider confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Note20 will be approximately 1 cm larger in height. Both smartphones are equipped with FullHD + screens with a maximum image refresh rate of 60 Hz.

SAMSUNG DOES NOT EXPECT THE NOTE 20 TO BREAK SALES RECORDS

It’s no secret that in the first half of this year, the smartphone market experienced stagnation and falling sales. The coronavirus has done its job and the spread of the pandemic has made Samsung understand all this well. So the company does not have high expectations of high demand for the Galaxy Note 20. At least at the start of sales.

It is reported that this time the South Korean giant decided to show prudence and caution regarding the procurement of components for new smartphones. The volume of component orders from third-party suppliers is low. And all because of projected low sales at the start due to the consequences of COVID-19. Now it is difficult to predict the further development of events and what will be the demand for new products.

Judging by the available information, sales of the Galaxy S20 series did not fail, but they were lower than expected. So, for the first quarter of this year, 3.5 million Galaxy S20+ units were sold. While a year earlier it managed to sell 5.2 million Galaxy S10+. And in total during this period 8.2 million of all devices of the Galaxy S20 line, which includes three models, were sold.

But it is worth making one important note. The series itself debuted in February. And its sales started in March and in fact 8.2 million devices were sold in three weeks of sales.

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This is the cheapest 512GB PC you can find and it fits in your pocket

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The LarkBox from Chuwi has opened the floodgates for a growing category of NanoPC devices, which we define as any computer with a volume of less than 10 cubic inches.

The greatest rivals to Chuwi’s small-but-capable thin client are the XYC X41 and the GMK NucBox , both of which have emerged as worthy competitors.

Like its peers, the XYC device fits in your palm, has 8GB of RAM and is powered by an Intel Celeron processor. Unlike the others, though, it packs a removable 512GB SSD and will cost just over $200.

Even if you miss the early bird discount, the low retail price (only $269) means it is likely to sell like hot cakes once released. There will also be a 128GB version, available for just under $160, which is likely to be the preferred option should you want to add your own SSD later on.

The NucBox (a clear allusion to Intel’s Next Unit of Computing or NUC), meanwhile, will run on a faster Intel Celeron J4125, with LPDDR4 memory, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and six ports – a true technological feat considering the machine weighs less than a smartphone.

There’s also a microSD card slot that will allow you to add even more storage. Oh, and it runs Windows 10 to boot.

Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/this-is-the-cheapest-512gb-pc-you-can-find-and-it-fits-in-your-pocket

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THE GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA IS SAMSUNG’S NEW SPEC KING

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Samsung has officially announced 2020’s Galaxy Note lineup. There are two models this year: the regular Galaxy Note 20 and the high-end Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both feature the main thing that differentiates the Note line — an included S Pen stylus — but the new Notes are more different from each other than you might expect.

As it did with the Galaxy S20 earlier this year, Samsung is explicitly trying to make the “Ultra” moniker push the top-tier specs ever higher, which apparently allows the regular model to skimp on a few features. It’s a tale of two Notes.

The regular Galaxy Note 20 lacks important features like a high refresh rate screen, microSD storage expansion, and periscope zoom lens, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t expensive. It’s $999.99 for a model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.

The Note 20 Ultra, meanwhile, has everything Samsung knows how to throw at a phone (short of a folding screen) and the price to match those specs: $1,299.99 for the 128GB storage / 12GB RAM model and $1,449.99 to bump that storage up to 512GB.

Preorders for both begin at 12:01AM ET on August 6th, and the phones should be shipping and in carrier stores (the ones that are open, anyway) on August 21st.

Both phones do share some key specs. The one you’re most likely to be told about (because it’s what carriers are pushing) is their support for both types of 5G networks. Samsung has improved latency on the S Pen and added a few more ways you can wave it about to control your phone remotely. They support fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. And Samsung is also using the brand new version of Gorilla Glass that’s supposedly more resistant to scratches.

They’ve got stereo speakers with some Dolby technology, IP68 water resistance, and ship with Android 10. Both can record video at 8K (which seems like overkill for a phone) and support external microphone options. DeX now works wirelessly (via Miracast) and both phones have some important new Microsoft software tie-ins.

Both still feature Bixby, at best the fourth-place digital assistant behind Google, Alexa, and even Siri.

The Note 20s also have a new kind of finish, which Samsung calls “Mystic.” It amounts to a textured finish on the glass that should hopefully do a better job of repelling — or at least hiding — fingerprints. The Note 20 Ultra will come in bronze, black, and white. The Note 20 will come in bronze, gray, and green.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is very large, as you’d expect from a Note.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is very large, as you’d expect from a Note.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA HARDWARE AND SPECS

TheThe Note 20 Ultra has two big jobs. The first is to fill the slot of Samsung’s highest tier, zero-compromise phone. It needs to be the phone with the highest specs that Samsung can use to say it is second to no other Android manufacturer. The second job is to correct some of the mistakes of the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Simply as an object, the Note 20 Ultra is as imposing as a phone can be — which is a good thing, as that really is the Note’s aesthetic. It’s big and square, with a screen that’s curved (for better or worse) around the sides to minimize the visibility of bezels. It is as close to all-screen on the front as you can reasonably get, interrupted only by a small hole punch and even smaller top and bottom bezels. The camera bump is unabashedly, unapologetically massive.

The Note 20 Ultra supports an adaptive high-refresh rate screen, the regular Note 20 does not.
The Note 20 Ultra supports an adaptive high refresh rate screen; the regular Note 20 does not.

On a spec level, Samsung does get to claim to be at the very top of the Android heap — at least for the time being. It has a massive 6.9-inch 1440p OLED display capable of refreshing at 120Hz. It has three cameras on the back, one of which is 108 megapixels, while another includes a periscope. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and 12GB of RAM, plus the ability to expand its base storage with an SD card. The battery is 4,500mAh and it supports both flavors of 5G.

So flagship specs for the Android world are a check — though it should be said that Apple’s A13 Bionic processor from last year is still faster than anything Qualcomm is putting out.

The Note 20 Ultra adds dynamically adjusting refresh rates for the screen to preserve battery life, but it can’t hit that full rate at its max resolution (also presumably to preserve battery life). Samsung also tossed in an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio to make it easier for phones to transfer files by pointing them at each other and — eventually — to support unlocking cars. The iPhone 11 Pro has UWB, so it seems like Samsung couldn’t stand not hitting that spec checkbox, too, even though the software isn’t quite ready.

The Note 20 Ultra’s camera bump is substantial.
The Note 20 Ultra’s camera bump is substantial.

Samsung’s second mission with the Note 20 Ultra is to try once again to turn its Samsung-made 108-megapixel camera sensor into a category-beating camera. Results with that sensor on the Galaxy S20 Ultra were decidedly mixed — it initially had slow focus and, even after a software update, wasn’t as good as a more traditional smartphone camera. Plus, Samsung’s “Space Zoom” feature offered a 100x zoom that honestly should have capped out at something much smaller — the optical zoom from the periscope is 5x.

With the Note 20 Ultra, Samsung has theoretically addressed both issues. For focusing, the Ultra includes the software enhancements Samsung already released for the S20 Ultra. But more importantly, it has swapped in a laser autofocus system, which should speed up focusing considerably. Space Zoom is now capped at 50x — still enough to be impressive, but hopefully not so much that all you’re getting is a pile of pixels.

The smaller Note 20 is on the left, Note 20 Ultra on the right.
The smaller Note 20 is on the left, Note 20 Ultra on the right.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 HARDWARE AND SPECS

WhereWhere the Note 20 Ultra is a spec monster, the regular Note 20 has a somewhat shorter spec sheet. It’s smaller, for one thing, with a 6.7-inch 1080p display. As a physical device, the regular Note 20 is also more approachable. It has a bit more curve to its corners (though less to its screen) and shows more bezel overall. The camera bump isn’t like a huge mesa on the back of the device, either. It’s still a very large, fairly wide phone by any standard, but it isn’t just a smaller Note 20 Ultra; it has its own design language.

Disappointingly, the Note 20 lacks a few specs that you get on a Note 20 Ultra. Its display has the usual 60Hz refresh rate you see on any phone. You also can’t expand its storage with microSD cards, and there’s only a 128GB model available.

The smaller Note 20 (on the right) has notably different curves on its edges.
The smaller Note 20 (on the right) has notably different curves on its edges.

It’s especially baffling because even the regular Galaxy S20 from earlier this year has a high refresh rate screen and also allows for microSD storage expansion. The smaller S20 lacks mmWave 5G, though, so perhaps Samsung sees that as a trade-off. Still, at $999.99, a high refresh rate screen is a must in 2020, and it’s odd to see it missing here.

The Note 20’s camera system is essentially equivalent to the S20’s, at least. It has a main 12-megapixel camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide, and then 64 megapixels for the telephoto and its non-periscope-enabled version of Space Zoom — which goes up to 30x.

The Note 20 is certainly still a top-tier phone from a spec perspective. It has a 4,300mAh battery, the same Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, and all the same software features as the Ultra. But in dropping some things that are available on the S20 lineup, the Note 20 is asking a decent amount of money for that S Pen.

Both Notes come with the same S Pen stylus.
Both Notes come with the same S Pen stylus.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS

SinceSince these are Notes, the first big software update applies to the S Pen. There are now more “Anywhere actions” that turn the S Pen into a gesture-based remote control for the phone. You’ll need to memorize various magic wand movements to make it all work, though.

Samsung is deepening its relationship with Microsoft in some fairly significant ways. For the Note 20 line, the most important new software feature is that Samsung Notes will sync with Microsoft OneNote later this year. That makes Samsung’s app much more useful as your notes are now less likely to just sit on your phone. Samsung tells us that it’s only a one-way sync, however, which means you can’t use the Notes app as a stand-in for the OneNote app if you work across multiple devices. Notes also gains the ability to annotate PDFs, match up audio recordings with your notes, and offers full folder management.

Microsoft also is going to feature heavily for gaming, as Samsung will be pushing its compatibility with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. One of the preorder bundles will offer an option to get three months of the gaming subscription service from Microsoft, which will let you stream Xbox games on Android from next month. The Your Phone app that syncs with Windows will of course be bundled, but now Samsung is promising future software updates like running multiple Android apps on your Windows desktop.

The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

AlongsideAlongside the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, Samsung also announced a new tablet, a new watch, and new earbuds. It also had previously announced a 5G version of its Z Flip folding phone and may yet announce a second version of the original Galaxy Fold in today’s event. If it does, that Galaxy Z Fold may lay claim to being Samsung’s flagship device.

But for people who don’t want to take a risk on folding phones (and I don’t blame you), the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is Samsung’s best attempt at offering the best you can get on Android. The regular Note 20 is a lot less ambitious but still fairly pricey, probably thanks to those 5G radios. Whether either can live up to or exceed expectations is a question for the review — which we’ll bring to you later this month.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/5/21353196/samsung-galaxy-note-20-ultra-price-release-date-camera-stylus-specs

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaks in all its glory with full specs and images

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra expected to arrive on August 5 has leaked several times before, but today the flagship has leaked with its full specs and images, giving us a very detailed picture.

According to German blog WinFuture, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra will pack a 6.9″ WQHD+ 19.3:9 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a punch hole in the center for the 10MP selfie camera with dual-pixel autofocus and a fingerprint reader underneath for biometric authentication. The Note20 Ultra will be the first smartphone to feature Gorilla Glass 7.

Around the back, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra will pack a triple camera setup comprising a 108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 12MP telephoto units. The primary camera will record 8K videos and come with omnidirectional and laser autofocus, whereas the telephoto module will feature a periscope-style lens offering 5x optical zoom and 50x Space Zoom since Samsung decided to drop 100x Space Zoom that featured on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaks in all its glory with full specs and images

Under the hood, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra will have an Exynos 990 SoC in Europe which will be paired with 12GB RAM. The smartphone will have 256GB and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage options, and it will come with a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion.

On the software front, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra will boot Android 10 with One UI 2.x. It will also get automatic OneNote synchronization and optimized cloud gaming via Project xCloud thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft. Additionally, Note20 Ultra users will have access to 90 gaming titles via Xbox Game Pass, making it a “portable gaming console”.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with S Pen in Mystic Bronze color
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with S Pen in Mystic Black color

 
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra with S Pen in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black colors

Fueling the entire package will be a 4,500 mAh battery that will go from flat to 50% in 30 minutes with the bundled charger. Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra include S Pen stylus with 9ms latency, 5G support, USB-C 3.2, Bluetooth 5.x, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, dual-frequency GPS, Samsung DeX, IP68 rating, wireless charging, and AKG-tuned stereo speaker.

The Note20 Ultra will also come with a dual SIM card slot and support eSIM functionality. It will be offered in at least two colors – Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black – and will be priced higher than €1,000.

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note20_ultra_full_specs_images-news-44386.php

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