Samsung's Note 20, Fold 2 to be launched around August-September
In the latest earnings report, Samsung has confirmed that its Mobile Communications Business aims to strengthen its product line-up by introducing "new premium models" in the second half of the year despite uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This suggests the South Korean tech giant is on track to launch the flagship Galaxy Note 20 and the ultra-premium Galaxy Fold 2 devices sometime around August-September.
Last year, the Note 10-series included three models: Note 10, a bigger Note 10+, and a Note 10+ 5G. Now, with 5G being a built-in feature in all flagship chipsets, we expect Samsung to launch just a standard Note 20 and a bigger Note 20+.
Meanwhile, according to a leak, the upcoming Note 20 models will have the same boxier design that we have seen on previous Note models but with ultra-fine bezels and a big camera module on the rear side. It should come with a QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, a built-in S Pen, and a high-quality, multi-lens camera array with better zoom capabilities than the S20 Ultra.
Reportedly, the Note 20+ will be powered by a Snapdragon 865+ processor that should arrive as an upgrade to Qualcomm's existing flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 865. This processor will come with a higher core frequency of 3.09GHz (SD865 comes clocked at 2.84GHz).
The Fold 2, according to an earlier leak, will retain the out-folding design we saw on the original Galaxy Fold while offering a taller secondary display. It is also likely to get ultra-thin glass protection and might even debut an under-screen camera. Other highlights could include a 7.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED main screen, built-in S Pen, a total of six cameras, and flagship internals.