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Samsung's first "Ultra" phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, received at best a lukewarm critical reception. Consumers didn't seem to respond, either, as sales figures have not been strong. And while some of that boils down to trying to sell an extremely expensive phone during a global economic and health catastrophe, a lot of it was just down to what you got for the money. Samsung banked big on cameras a key selling point for the S20 Ultra, and they simply weren’t up to scratch. There’s a lot riding on the Galaxy Note20 series to redeem that phone, and the Note20 Ultra in particular.
This last week was pretty busy for smartphones. We got two major announcements almost back-to-back with Google's Pixel 4a and Samsung's new Note20 series. It's quite a spread, from midrange to literal "Ultra" flagship. While you can't zip down to the store and get one today, we're curious of any of our readers have pre-ordered either.
Samsung's Galaxy Note20 series is new, with plenty of new features like an upgraded camera system, faster chipset, and 120Hz display (at least, in the Ultra), but the S Pen inside the two phones has picked up some new features as well. From reduced latency to new air gestures, Note20 owners have some changes to look forward to.
Samsung just unveiled the latest in the Galaxy Note line, among other things. These phones sport Samsung's latest displays, improved S Pens, and all the 5G you can handle. If you're dead-set on picking up the new Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra, you've got several options. Samsung has the unlocked phone, of course, but you can also buy the phone from your carrier of choice. Everyone has at least a few pre-order bonuses, trade-in deals, and more. We've got all the details right here.
The long-awaited Galaxy Note20 series of phones is now official. Both the new Note20 Ultra and Note20 pack the latest Snapdragon 865+ and the Note-required S Pen, but as much as the two new phones have in common, they're also pretty different. Prices start at an even thousand dollars for the smaller phone and $1,300 for the Ultra, with availability set for August 21st. Pre-orders open August 6th.
Samsung has opened reservations for "the next Galaxy," a pretty clear euphemism for thenowmuch-leaked Galaxy Note20 series of phones. Pre-registering your interest today will snag you a $50 instant credit you can spend on Samsung's site for stuff like tablets, smartwatches PCs, and "select" accessories.
Phone launches have been complicated as of late by the in-person infeasibility of large-scale presentations thanks to COVID-19. A few months back, we reported that Samsung was planning to launch its upcoming Galaxy Note20 in a special online event rather than the typical press conference. Now new sources are indicating that the Note20 unveiling event is going to take place on August 5, with the device going on sale a few weeks later on August 21.
When it comes to big phones, the Samsung's Note series offers some of the best big-screened beauties on the market. Renders of the Note20 were revealed back in May with the Note20 Ultra following shortly after, revealing the largest screen yet on a Note device. Now Samsung has mistakenly published photos of the Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze on its Russian website.