Deployment of muscle to defeat the coronavirus crisis. More powerful, with more possibilities, with a versatile camera but with an ambitious business strategy . Samsung has presented its new electronic devices this Wednesday with which it intends to increase sales for the coming months. Among them, the Galaxy Note 20 , the renewal of its mobile phone with a stylus, but it has also taken the opportunity to show the flexible Fold 2 , renew its smartwatch with an oxygen measurement function, update its catalog of tablets and announce some surprising wireless headphones.
The most anticipated was the newest member of the Note family, the Galaxy Note 20 . But it will come with a controversial strategy since there will be two very different versions of this sophisticated terminal . The South Korean firm thus intends to encourage consumption. In the last quarter, it has endured the threat of the health crisis thanks to the good performance of its semiconductor division. A period in which its Chinese rival Huawei has surpassed it, after nine years as a sales leader in the smartphone market. Far from being daunted, it has almost completely renewed its range of consumer electronics.
There will be two versions of the Galaxy Note 20 . A “basic” reminiscent of a phone from last year. And another, the most interesting and of course expensive, Ultra. The latter will have very thin frames and an avant-garde design, while those of the terminal without surnames will be more pronounced. But they will not only have differences on an aesthetic level. The Note 20 Ultra will bet on a larger screen, 6.9 inches (compared to 6.7 inches), and a higher resolution (QHD compared to Full HD). The panel, again, Dinamic Amoled, which guarantees intense colors and very deep blacks. A twist on the classic Samsung Amoled screens, the best that exist for mobile phones.
The S Pen stylus, the accessory that differentiates it from other terminals, has improved its latency – response time – up to nine milliseconds. A true madness, although its behavior will be somewhat more limited in the basic model, which is another of the great differences between both terminals. The South Korean firm has assured that it will offer a behavior similar to handwriting.It will be stored, as usual, inside the chassis, but in this edition it has been moved to the left. With the S Pen you can write, capture, draw, manage many functions and will have a function to synchronize projects created by a system in the “cloud” between other devices of the brand. It will have a fantastic feature to share the created documents more easily through mail services like Outlook.
The Note 20 Ultra will also be the first “smartphone” on the market with Gorilla Glass 7 , the “secret” to make the glass layer more resistant. Both models will include a triple camera, although with notable differences. The most advanced model will have a 108 megapixel main sensor, sacrificing up to 64 megapixels in the “basic” version. Also, the screen refresh rate of the most ambitious device in the family is 120 Hz; while that of his little brother stays at 60Hz.
Completing the fashion triad is a 12 megapixel wide angle and a powerful 5x optical zoom (downgraded to a 3x zoom on the basic). It will also incorporate a ToF sensor to improve the depth of the captured images and a new focus system that will fix some problems registered in the S20. With an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and recording at 24 frames per second, the Note 20 series 8K camera promises very high resolution and a professional quality video experience.
Inside you will find a self-made microchip, the Exynos 990 , which promises remarkable performance, even when consuming mobile games. In fact, Samsung and Microsoft have signed a collaboration to offer an initial promotion of Game Pass, the subscription game service to access more than one hundred titles. It will be marked by 12 GB of RAM, reduced to 8 GB in the basic version. Thoroughbred horses to achieve remarkable performance. It promises to take “multitasking” to a “new level.”
With a 4,500 milliamp battery (4,300 mAh in the case of the “basic”) and fast charging included (both wired and wireless), the new Note 20 will arrive with 256 GB and 512 GB of storage space . You can choose between several colors (bronze, green, black) and will be resistant to water and dust under the IP68 certification. Both models will share some features such as compatibility with 5G networks. Another important detail: for the first time with Samsung DeX, this terminal can be connected wirelessly to a Smart TV when it is necessary to use a larger screen. It will be available from August 21 from 949 euros (8 GB of RAM with 5G). For its part, the Note 20 Ultra will be priced at1,349 euros