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Huge Galaxy Note 20 Ultra leak spills glorious images, flagship features

Project xCloud, Wireless Dex, and a reworked S-Pen could all feature, but expect some surprise omissions.

Published onJuly 22, 2020

  • Detailed Galaxy Note 20 Ultra images and specs have spilled in the most definitive leak yet.
  • The 108MP camera is set to return but without the S20 Ultra’s Space Zoom.
  • Prepare for tighter integration with Microsoft’s gaming properties, too.

The most definitive leak thus far has spilled a laundry list of features for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Courtesy of WinFuture, we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Samsung’s mid-year flagship. Let’s start with specs.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: rumored specs

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra reportedly features a 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 3,200 x 1,440 resolution and variable refresh rates that can scale to 120Hz when required. This should allow the phone to conserve battery but also reduce visual jitters while gaming or recording video.

The screen’s pixel density stands at 508 PPI and that display’s also slathered in Gorilla Glass 7 which curves away from the phone’s edges slightly. Notably, it may be the first phone to feature the US company’s latest scratch-resistant coating.

Internally, WinFuture only provided specs of the European version set to receive the Exynos 990. That’s the same silicon found in the Galaxy S20 series, so might be disappointing for those looking to upgrade. North American versions could still see the Snapdragon 865 at its heart, but this hasn’t yet been confirmed.

In terms of RAM, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will see a base of 12GB paired with 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Samsung’s also set to re-add the microSD card slot to its phablet too. It’ll also have 5G support.

As for the rear camera array which we’ve spied in previous leaks, we’ll reportedly see the return of the 108MP sensor from the Galaxy S20 Ultra but in a “reworked” camera complete with laser autofocus and dual-pixel autofocus. The other two rear cameras sport 12MP sensors. One will be mated to a wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture, the other to a telephoto lens which allows for 5x zoom. This means Samsung’s 100x Space Zoom experiment, at least on the Note series, is dead for now.

See also: 100x zoom is pointless, and it looks like Samsung might agree with Note 20

There’s a 10MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture mounted in an Infinity-O punch hole, the report adds.

Other notable numbers include a 4,500mAh battery that’ll need 30 minutes to charge from 0% to 50%. That’s decidedly tardy when compared to the fast charging standards set by Oppo and Realme. The aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate and 5G support makes us wonder what kind of endurance we can expect as well.

The phone is said to be offered in Mystic Black or Mystic Bronze colorways as previously rumored.

The note-taking, play-making smartphone?

Now the numbers are out of the way, what about the Note 20 Ultra’s other features?

For gamers, that 120Hz refresh rate could pair nicely with Samsung’s reported collaboration with Microsoft and its Project xCloud game streaming service. The phone looks to be Samsung’s newest push into the mobile gaming market, with users also gaining access to Xbox Game Pass and its library too.

WinFuture also believes that Wireless Dex will arrive on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, allowing users to project their smartphone’s desktop mode to TVs and other supported displays.

The S-Pen has also been reworked to reduce its latency and add a “Real Feel” for those who frequently jot down notes. Writing with the S-Pen on this device is reportedly intended to mimic the feel of paper. Aesthetically, the stylus now features sleeker curves but the single button remains. Automatic OneNote integration is also reportedly on its way. There’s no word on previous rumors of the S-Pen’s digital pointer functionality.

And that’s it. Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, along with four other “key” devices, at its Unpacked event on August 5.

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