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With days to go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range launch on Wednesday, one would have thought there was nothing new to surprise us with.
Thankfully regular Microsoft leaker WalkingCat managed to find one new tidbit.
We of course already knew that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra supported 8K video recording, and up to 120 fps video recording, but the slide posted by WalkingCat revealed that in Pro Video Mode users will be able to record audio via their Samsung Buds Live which would act as a lapel mike. The feature is presumably aimed at creators, and joins another feature revealed called Omni mode, where users will be able to specify whether to record audio for a video from the front, rear or both microphones on the handset.
The full specs for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range have been leaked earlier and can be seen below:
|Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series|
|model||Note 20 Ultra 5G||Note 20 (5G)|
|operating system||Android 10 with Samsung One UI|
|CPU||Exynos 990 2.7 GHz Octacore CPU|
|Display||6.9 inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Display, 120 Hz, aspect ratio 19.3: 9, Gorilla Glass 7||6.7 inch Super AMOLED, 60 Hz|
|resolution||WQHD / 3200 x 1440 pixels, 508 ppi||FHD + / 2400 x 1080 pixels, 393 ppi|
|Storage||12 GB RAM, 256/512 GB (other storage options possible), MicroSD||8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|Main camera||Triple camera, 108 MP aperture f / 1.8, 12 MP ultra wide angle f / 2.2, 12 MP 5x optical zoom f / 3.0, laser auto focus, 50x space zoom||Triple camera, 12 MP aperture f / 1.8, 12 MP ultra wide angle f / 2.2, 64 MP telephoto 3x optical zoom f / 2.0, 30x space zoom|
|Front camera||10 MP (f / 2.2, autofocus)|
|Video||Up to 8K recording (main camera)|
|Cellular||2G, 3G, 4G / LTE, 5G-ready|
|links||Dual SIM + eSIM, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, WiFi 6, Wireless DeX|
|safety||Face recognition, on-screen fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox, IP68|
|S-Pen||Latency 9 ms||Latency 26 ms|
|battery pack||4500 mAh, quick charge, induction charging||4300 mAh, quick charge, induction charging|
|Colours||Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze||Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green|
|Dimensions||164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm||161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm|
The pricing for the handsets for Europe have been leaked earlier and can be seen below.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 4G 256GB: EUR 999
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 4G 256GB: EUR 1099
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 512GB: EUR 1449
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 256GB: EUR 1349
- Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: ~EUR 189
That makes the Note 20 series about 50 euro more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 range, despite the base Note 20 being a poorer handset than the base Note 10, for example having a plastic back and flat screen.
Look forward to our largely symbolic coverage of the launch next week.