At Samsung Unpacked 2020 Samsung wraps off five new devices. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was one out of five. Unlike the humble Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra feature a proper flagship spec-sheet. It is the beefiest Galaxy Note ever which delivers premium Note experience. Let’s dive into the details of the most advanced Note model from the South Korean tech giant. And the good news, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has launched in Nepal along with 1 year breakage insurance.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra colors and design

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Overview

Display and Design

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a similar design to Galaxy Note 20, but they have a subtle difference. The Note 20 Ultra is more ambitious with full-fledged glass and metal sandwich design unlike Note 20’s polycarbonate back. Similarly, it is protected by the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. The new Gorilla Glass Victus ensures more safety from drops (survives 2 meters) and scratch resistance (4x better than competitive aluminosilicate).

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra design

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Moving on, some variant of device has a matte finish on the rear glass, while others have a glossy finish. The color option Mystic Bronze carries matte finish whereas Mystic Black, Mystic White have glossy finish. Similarly, there’s a huge rectangular camera bump colored in matching aesthetics of the rear panel.

Upfront, there is a huge 6.9” QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X curveD display. It comes with 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display can further dynamically change its refresh rate according to the content – going down to 1Hz for the Always-On Display, hovering at 24Hz for movies, and varying between 30 to 120Hz for gaming as needed. This should have a good impact on maintaining battery life. Similar to back panel the display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 7(Gorilla Glass Victus).

Furthermore, the highlight of the phone – S Pen is shifted to the left. It is IP68 certified.

Camera

For photography, the Note 20 Ultra comes with improved triple lens setup than vanilla Note 20. The setup comprises of 108MP main sensor with aperture f/1.8, OIS, PDAF and Laser Autofocus. Complementing the setup there is 12MP ultra-wide camera with 120-degree field-of-view. Finally,12MP periscope telephoto lens capable of 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom coplete the setup.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra camera

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On the front, it has the same 10MP sensor found in Note 20 that rest within the punch-hole.

The 108MP lens in S20 Ultra suffered focusing problems so the correct the issue it is now paired with Laser AF sensor. It produces 12MP photos with binning. Similarly, Samsung has reduced the zooming ability from 100x in S20 Ultra to 50x as the photos were unusable.

The video aspects, you can record 8K footage at 24fps from the rear while the front camera limits to 4K at 60fps. Pro Mode allows to choose a specific microphone in the device or any other microphone connected while recording.

Performance

Similar to Note 20, the USA, China and South Korea will receive the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra powered by Snapdragon 865+. Moreover, the rest of the globe will receive Samsung’s homegrown Exynos 990 powered Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM teamed up either with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage in the 5G variant. Similarly, the LTE models will pack in 8GB of RAM with 256 or 512GB of storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 1TB while the vanilla Note 20 doesn’t feature micro SD card expansion.

Another addition to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the Ultra Wide Band which was first seen in Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro. It enables faster device to device connections resulting faster file transfer. Samsung says that in the future UMB will allow you to unlock your home using your phone as a digital key.

S-Pen Stylus and Microsoft Integration.

The S Pen comes with reduced input latency. Samsung has managed to reduce it from 42ms to just 9ms allowing user to experience paper-like writing. The S Pen can also be used for navigation with five new Anywhere actions. By “drawing” shapes in the air you could go Back, open Recent apps, go Home and more.

Galaxy note 20 ultra s pen

Samsung partnership with Microsoft is growing. Note taken can be converted to Microsoft Office formats and synced with other device via Samsung Notes. Likewise, you can access you phone’s messages, notifications, photos, apps from Windows.  

Microsoft will feature heavily for gaming, as Samsung will be pushing its compatibility with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You will be able to enjoy 100+ Xbox One and Xbox Series X games through Microsoft’s xCloud gaming streaming service starting from next month.

Further, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle consists of PowerA’s MOGA XPS-X+ Bluetooth controller and a clip to hold your Galaxy Note 20. Those who will pre-order this bundle will get 3 months of subscription and $150 Samsung Credit.

Additionally, Samsung Dex is now fully wireless and you can use it with anything that supports screen mirroring like Smart TV.

Battery and Miscellaneous

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra packs 4,500mAH battery and supports 25W fast wired charging. Moreover, the phone can be charged wirelessly with 15W support and has reverse charging of 9W.

The phone is IP68 water and dust resistant and features an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Finally, the device boots on Android 10 based One UI 2.5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Price and Availability in Nepal

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has officially made its way to Nepal and will set your back for Rs. 1,39,999. Pay the price tag and you will receive the most powerful Note from Samsung with 8/256GB configuration and 4G connectivity.

Model NamePrice in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraRs. 1,39,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Full Specification

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specifications
Key Specs
Display 6.9 inches
Front Camera 10 MP
Back Camera 108 + 12 + 12 MP
Chipset Snapdragon 865+ (USA) Exynos 990 (Global)
RAM 8 GB (LTE) 12 GB (5G)
Internal Storage 128 / 256 / 512 GB
Battery 4,500 mAh
Price in Nepal Rs. 1,39,999 (8/256GB)
Price in India INR 1,04,999 (8/256GB)
Other Markets EUR 1250, EUR 1300
General
Dimension 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight 208 g
Build Material Glass Front, Glass Back, Stainless Steel Frame
Sim Slot Hybrid Dual SIM
Sim Size Nano-SIM or eSIM
Resistance IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
Operating System Android 10, One UI 2.5
Colors Mystic White, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black
Display
Size 6.9 inches
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Resolution 1440 x 3088 pixels
Density 496 ppi
HDR10+ Yes
Always on Display Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Camera
Front Camera
Setup Single
Lens 10MP, f/2.2, Wide lens (26 mm)
Flash N0
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Auto-HDR, Dual video call
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Back Camera
Setup Triple
Lens 108 MP, f/1.8, Wide lens (26 mm) 12 MP, f/2.0, Periscope Telephoto lens (120 mm) 12 MP, f/2.2, Ultra-wide lens (120˚)
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes, PDAF
Features Auto-HDR, Panorama, 5x Optical zoom, 50x Hybrid zoom
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], stereo sound record, gyro-EIS & OIS
Performance
Chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) - USA
Processor Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 - Global Adreno 650 - USA
RAM 8 GB [LTE] 12 GB [5G]
Storage
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB [5G] 256/512 GB [LTE]
Expandable Storage Yes, microSD
Type UFS 3.1
Multimedia
Audio Jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Features 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
FM Radio USA , and market dependent
Network Connectivity
NFCYes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Features Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB Type Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
USB version 3.2
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Placement In-display (Ultrasonic)
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Other ANT+ Bixby language commands
Battery
 
Capacity 4,500 mAh
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Charging 25W Fast Charging USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wireless Charging Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
Reverse Charging 9W Reverse wireless charging

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