They’ve each been designed “with the next normal in mind” and all wrap into the Samsung eco-system.
The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra were first out of the gate and, for those of you who may not have touched a Note before, if has a stylus (sorry, “S Pen”) and you used to see these things called “Phablets”.
Samsung tell us that this phone will help you balance work and play.
The Note20 has a 6.7″ screen (1080 x 2400 pixel 20:9 with 393 ppi and HDR10+) and the Note20 Ultra gets a 6.9″ screen (1440 x 3088 pixel with 496 ppi density and HDR10+). It’s got the brightest screen on a smartphone today with 120Hz refresh. There’s also Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the screen.
Both phones have the fastest processors in the Galaxy series. They’ll boost to 50% charge in 30 minutes.
Camera-wise there’s a selfie camera (10 megapixel). The Note20 Ultra has a 12 megapixel ultra-wide, 12 megapixel telephoto and a massive 108 megaxpixel standard camera. Meanwhile the Note20 gets a 12 megapixel standard camera (which is a bit of a jump down from the 108 megaxpixel lens on the Note20 Ultra), a 12 megapixel wide-angle and a 64 megapixel telephoto.
Why put a higher resolution telephoto on the Note20 than than the Note20 Pro? Who knows.
The Note20 comes in a couple of variants – 8GB RAM / 128GB storage and 8GB RAM / 256GB storage. Meanwhile the Note20 Ultra has a 12GB / 256GB and a 12GB 512GB version. The Note20 Ultra also gets a microSD card slot too. The Note20 doesn’t.
The colouring of the phones has garnered a lot of interest, with mystic bronze seeming to be the most wanted. Other colours include mystic green and mystic grey.
Both are powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ CPU’s (octa-core up to 2.73GHz) and they have under-display fingerprint readers, Wireless DeX support, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5 with aptX, GPS, NFC and USB-C charging for the 4300mAh (Note20) or 4500mAh (Note20 Ultra) battery. You can also charge via fast Qi charging.
The cost of these two? Expect to pay £849 for the base Note20 (4G only) or £949 for the 5G model. You can get the Note20 Ultra for £1,179 (no 4G-only model there). The 512GB version of the Note20 Ultra is £1,279.
Samsung are doing discounts if you trade-in your old phone and there’s various gifts being given away.
Samsung Unveils Five New Galaxy Devices
To Empower Your Work and Play
Galaxy Note20 series is a productivity powerhouse, seamlessly connecting with the Galaxy ecosystem
to let you live every moment to the fullest.
LONDON, UK – August 5, 2020 – Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. hosted its first-ever Galaxy Unpacked virtual event livestreamed from Korea to introduce a new suite of powerful devices. Five devices were revealed during the event, that seamlessly integrate to empower consumers navigating a rapidly changing world: Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, the most powerful Note line yet; Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, versatile tablets for productivity and creativity; Galaxy Watch3, a premium smartwatch along with advanced health features; Galaxy Buds Live, stylish and ergonomic earbuds with superior sound quality; and Galaxy Z Fold2, the next generation foldable smartphone with enhanced refinements.
“Technology has played a vital role in keeping us connected during these unprecedented times,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President UK & Ireland, Samsung Electronics. “Now more than ever, our customers are looking for products that deliver against this and work seamlessly together. Whether it’s through work or play, the ecosystem we have launched today is designed to help you get the most out of life. With our Note20 range and Tab S7+ now powered by 5G, we are not only super-charging the connected experience, but also strengthening Samsung’s 5G leadership in the UK. We can’t wait to hear our customers’ feedback”.
Galaxy Note20 Series
Galaxy Note20 series—the most powerful Note series yet—is a productivity powerhouse that works like a computer and lets you game like a pro. The series comes in two versions: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, designed for Note fans who demand the ultimate in power and productivity, and Galaxy Note20, for broader Note users looking to maximise their time for work and play. Both are built for efficiency, so you have more time to stay connected with the people you love.
Power to Work
Galaxy Note20 series transforms the way you work—empowering you to do more anytime from anywhere so you can take your productivity to the next level. Since 2011, Galaxy Note’s signature S Pen and Samsung Notes have been evolved to provide a natural pen-to-paper writing experience that is digitally supercharged. These core Note features are expanded even more on Galaxy Note20 series, and are also implemented onto Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ for more powerful experiences. Plus, a deeper relationship with Samsung’s long-standing partner, Microsoft, makes Galaxy Note20 and your Windows PC seamlessly work together.
An Advanced S Pen: A favourite among Note loyalists and multitaskers, the Galaxy Note20 series’ enhanced S Pen offers the ultimate writing experience so you can capture your ideas, whenever inspiration strikes. Galaxy Note20 series has more lifelike precision than ever that gives you unparalleled accuracy and responsiveness. The S Pen’s new Anywhere actions feature makes navigating easier no matter which app you’re using. For example, if you want to return to the home screen, simply press the upper button on your S Pen.
More Flexible and Useful Samsung Notes Experience: We need tools designed to let us work from anywhere, anytime, on any device. To help you capture, edit and share your ideas across your phone, tablet or PC, Samsung Notes features auto-save and syncing capabilities, reducing the risk of lost work. Samsung Notes automatically converts your messy handwriting into legible penmanship. Giving feedback on the go is also easy now that you can edit, annotate and highlight PDFs or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations in Samsung Notes. Use the new option to record audio as you jot down notes, and just tap a word in your notes to go to that moment in the recording. And keep it all organised with a new, intuitive folder management that makes everything easier to find.
Work Smarter Across Devices: With upgraded Link to Windows, you can now easily access your mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC without disrupting your flow. Later in the year, you will have the ability to run multiple apps side by side on your PC. Create shortcuts on your Windows 10 PC so you never have to search your phone for favourite SNS apps and Gallery. And all your productivity ecosystems are aligned across devices when Samsung Notes syncs to Microsoft OneNote and Outlook and your Reminders sync with Microsoft Outlook, To Do and Teams so everything you need is at your fingertips, no matter where you are.
Power to Play
Samsung is also bringing its Microsoft partnership to the entertainment side of Galaxy Note20 series, taking virtual play to the next level. Fully immerse yourself in the most powerful mobile gaming experience Samsung has ever engineered into a smartphone, so you can game like a pro from your couch, backyard, or around the house. Galaxy Note20 series comes packed with next-level performance, connectivity and our best display yet. Plus, Galaxy Note20 series packs pro-grade tools to capture stunning photos and create cinematic videos and offers advanced multitasking experiences.
Your favourite Xbox games on Galaxy Note20 series: Play your favourite PC and console games with Game Pass Ultimate, which offers instant access to a curated library of more than 100 popular games from the cloud including Minecraft Dungeons, Forza Horizon 4, and Gears of War 5: Ultimate Edition later this year. Every level and battle is powered by hyper-fast, ultra-low latency 5G and Wi-Fi 6 with optimised gaming latency. Plus, with a large and immersive display with smooth gaming experience thanks to the fastest processor in a Galaxy yet, Galaxy Note20 series is a pro-gaming set-up that fits in your pocket.
Cinematic Filmmaking in the Palm of Your Hand: With 21:9 aspect ratio and 24fps recording, Galaxy Note20 series’ 8K camera now gives you access ultra-high resolution and a professional quality video experience. Use powerful Pro Video mode with pro-grade focus, audio, exposure, lighting, zoom tools, and 120fps shooting at FHD options for cinematic-style videos. New Laser Auto-Focus Sensor on Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G has fast and accurate focusing, plus Live Focus Video gives your shots real world depth. Pro lenses and advanced Space Zoom allow you to photograph scenes in gorgeous detail. You can also control and adjust the Galaxy Note20 mic directions where you want sound to come through clearly. Paired with Galaxy Buds Live, you can record crystal-clear audio no matter how much noise is in the background.
Master Multitasking with Advanced Samsung DeX: For the first time with Samsung DeX, wirelessly connect Galaxy Note20 series to a Smart TV when you need a bigger screen. Manage two screens simultaneously with Galaxy Note20 and a TV screen, so you can text with your friends while gaming or get their feedback in real-time while sharing your latest video masterpiece.
Galaxy Legacy of Power and Performance
The Galaxy Note has cemented its status as the ultimate power phone. Galaxy Note20 series continues that legacy as the most powerful Note series yet to give you all the things you know, love, and expect from Galaxy.
Galaxy Note20 series is built with the fastest processor of all Galaxy devices. It features cutting-edge technology and best-in-class mobile experiences, without sacrificing the iconic, timeless and durable design. Both Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra 5G introduce a new Mystic Bronze colour – soft neutral tones that transcend changing trends.
For the first time in the Note series, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G offers the vivid and bright Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate delivering breathtakingly smooth visuals on our best screen yet, which automatically adjusts to the content you are viewing to extend your battery life. Sport an all-day intelligent battery and super-fast charging capabilities so you never have to worry about running out of power.
Take advantage of Samsung’s 5G leadership and deliver next-level power for everything you love to do thanks to hyper-fast, ultra-low latency 5G. Galaxy Note20 series automatically searches and recommends high speed networks and provides stable Wi-Fi 6 networks with optimised latency for various streaming services. You can be confident your Galaxy Note20 series hardware and software is secured end-to-end thanks to Samsung Knox.
For the first time on a Galaxy device with UWB, Nearby Share will reach a new level of quick and easy sharing. By simply pointing the Note20 Ultra 5G to another UWB enabled Galaxy device, Nearby Share will automatically list the people you’re facing on to the top of your sharing panel. Future UWB functionality will also help you find things more accurately with AR technology and unlock your home as a digital key.
Unlock New Experiences with the Connected Galaxy Ecosystem
Samsung devices and services are designed to work together effortlessly, elevating not only your work and play, but everything that’s important to you. Take your Galaxy Note20 to the next level by pairing it with other new additions to the Samsung Galaxy: Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, Galaxy Watch3, and Galaxy Buds Live. With these cutting-edge complements to the Note experience, you can work smarter, play longer, live healthier, and communicate better.
Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+
Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are two versatile tablets that combine the capability of a PC, the flexibility of a tablet, and the connectivity of a smartphone. With the latest processor and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, both tablets come with two large displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate, 11-inch and 12.4-inch, respectively. The Tab S7+ is also available in a 5G compatible variant, ensuring you are always connected.
Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ come with an upgraded S Pen and Samsung Notes featured on Galaxy Note20 series to provide PC-like experience — all empowering you to get more done in less time.
The S Pen is also your optimal companion bringing the best drawing and note taking apps such as Clip Studio Paint, Canva and Noteshelf to Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ users.
Galaxy Watch3 is a next-generation companion for managing your routines, smashing your fitness goals, and keeping track of your health. Built with premium materials and a slimmed-down version of the popular rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch3 features the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while still being comfortable enough to wear all day and all night.
But this smartwatch isn’t just appealing to the eye—it’s also the centre of your wellness experience, sporting Samsung’s most expansive health suite yet. If you take a hard fall outdoors or in your home, its fall detection feature enables you to send a SOS message to emergency contacts.
Galaxy Buds Live
Meet the newest shape of true wireless earbuds – Galaxy Buds Live. With a truly iconic design and comfortable fit– they’re like nothing you’ve seen or worn before. Combining AKG’s sound expertise with a bigger, 12mm speaker and bass duct, audio sounds deep and rich so you can enjoy music the way the artist intended. Galaxy Buds Live come with three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your loved ones, even when you’re apart. These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation for open type bringing the best of both: live and spacious sound quality, with the ability for you to tune in (or out) of the world around you. Get lost in an audiobook without missing the train conductor’s announcement.
Reshape What’s Possible with Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung continues to pioneer an entirely new category of mobile devices by introducing the next generation of foldables— Galaxy Z Fold2. After releasing two foldable devices and listening to user feedback on the most requested upgrades and new features, Samsung delivers the Galaxy Z Fold2 with meaningful innovations that offer users an enhanced refinements and foldable user experience. The Galaxy Z Fold2 comes packed with two edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less Infinity-O Displays. The Cover Screen is 6.2-inch and a massive Main Screen is 7.6-inch, making them both larger than the Galaxy Fold. With its sleek design and refined engineering, Galaxy Z Fold2 comes in two equally stunning colours: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. As we continue to learn from user feedback, Samsung is building on our longstanding partnerships with Google and Microsoft to design an unrivalled foldable experience. For users who seek a unique premium design, Samsung is again partnering with iconic New York fashion house Thom Browne to deliver a limited Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition. With Galaxy Z Fold2, Samsung continue to inspire all new possibilities for the entire foldable category.
Pricing and Availability
In the UK, the new Galaxy devices will be available to pre-order from 5th August and will be available to purchase in various, stunning colours via Samsung.com/uk and select partners from 21st August.
From 5th August – 20th August 2020, claim a complimentary Galaxy Gift when pre-ordering any of the Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+. What’s more, enhanced trade-in is being offered through Samsung channels and all major UK retail and operators. Users can claim an additional £100 when purchasing the Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra 5G and trading in an eligible smartphone; an additional £50 when purchasing Galaxy Tab S7 or S7+ and trading in an eligible tablet and an additional £30 when purchasing Galaxy Watch3 and trading in an eligible smartwatch or £50 if they trade in a Galaxy Watch.
Pricing for all new devices ranges from the below:
· Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Grey
· From £849 (4G) and £949 (5G)
· Pre-order a new Samsung Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra 5G and claim a Galaxy Gaming or music reward (Galaxy Buds+)
· For more information on the Galaxy Note20 range, please visit here
Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G:
· Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
· From £1179
· Pre-order a new Samsung Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra 5G and redeem a Galaxy Gaming or music reward12(Galaxy Buds Live)
· For more information on the Galaxy Note20 range, please visit here
Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+:
· Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver
· From £619 (Tab S7 Wi-Fi), £719 (Tab S7 4G)
· From £799 (Tab S7+ Wi-Fi), £999 (Tab S7+ 5G)
· Pre-order a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7+ and claim a Galaxy Gaming bundle or Galaxy Book Case
· For more information on the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, please visit here
Galaxy Buds Live:
Mystic White, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black
Pre-order the Galaxy Buds Live and claim a free wireless charging pad
For more information on the Galaxy Buds Live, please visit here
41mm – Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver
45mm – Mystic Black, Mystic Silver
Pre-order any of the Galaxy Watch3 variants and claim a wireless charger duo
For more information on the Galaxy Watch3, please visit here