Samsung Galaxy Note 20: A roundup of leaks and rumors
Now that the hype around the recently-launched Galaxy S20 handsets starts to tone down, it is time to gear up for the company's stylus-equipped flagship that will succeed the Note 10. As part of Samsung's new naming scheme, the handset is expected to see a numeric jump and arrive as Note 20. Here's a roundup of leaks, rumors, and expectations.
Last year, Note 10 series saw three models: standard Note 10, bigger Note 10+, and a Note 10+ 5G. Now, with 5G being a built-in feature of the Snapdragon 865 chip, we can expect Samsung to launch just a regular Note 20 and Note 20+.
As of now, we don't know how the Note 20 will look like. However, it's only a matter of weeks before one of the tipsters reveals the CAD renders of the handset. That said, we expect the Note 20 to have slimmer bezels, an IP68-rated metal-glass construction, and a boxier design instead of the rounded edges on the S20.
Just like the S20 series, the Note 20 should sport a QHD+ AMOLED display with HDR10 support and 120Hz refresh rate. We also expect to see the new zoom cameras on the phablet. Under the hood, it should come with Snapdragon 865 chipset, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh or bigger battery with 45W or faster fast-charging.
If Samsung sticks to its traditional launch cycle, the Note 20 series should go official by August this year. However, if the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact supply-chain, the launch might get delayed to September. As for pricing, we expect the Note 20 range to come at a starting price of $1,000 (approximately Rs. 75,000).