Galaxy Note 20 leaked in full: No microSD card slot, 60Hz flat display

Galaxy Note 20

Samsung is gearing up to launch new Galaxy devices on August 5. However, nothing could prevent the Galaxy Note 20 series from leaking before that date. If you enjoyed our full walkthrough Galaxy Note 20 Ultra leaked specifications, then, you’ll be glad to know that vanilla Note 20 also leaked. Courtesy from the very same source of

Galaxy Note 20 leaked specifications

The Vanilla Model is far from impressive, after all, it comes with a flat-screen as rumored before and unfortunately this is a standard display with a 60Hz refresh rate. This cheap variant will come in both 4G and 5G versions. Honestly, it’s pointless to get a flagship phone nowadays that only offers 4G, after all, it’s far from being future-proof. Still, Samsung wants to save some money in countries where 5G networks aren’t a reality. Regardless of the variant, you’ll be getting a 6.7-inch display with a 2,400 x 1,080 display. It’s a Super AMOLED panel, but you only have a standard 60Hz refresh rate. This is a major step down from Note 20. The most intriguing bit of this leak is that apparently, Note 20 will have a metal frame but a plastic black! This is not acceptable anymore in a device that supposedly costs a lot!

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Perhaps, Samsung will position this device as a much more affordable device. But don’t hold your breath, we don’t think it will be affordable enough to dethrone flagship killers. The handset still has an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under its display and the Exynos 990 SoC. This chipset is the very same giving power to the S20 family in Europe. The handset is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage. Yeah, that’s right. The affordable Note 20 will ditch the microSD card slot. This surely will generate a huge backlash from customers. With the release of Galaxy S6 and Note 5, Samsung removed the microSD card slot and that move was greatly criticized by the company fans. The company decided to bring it back with the Galaxy S7 series and subsequent Note devices. Now, the company seems to be playing with the idea once again. We know that just a few companies are offering microSD card expansion. Samsung is just joining the trend, once again.

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A powerful camera combination

The handset also lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, but that’s not a surprise. The smartphone boasts a triple camera array in the rear. We have a main rear camera with 12MP with a huge 1.8um pixel size and dual-pixel autofocus. There is an ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um pixels. Interestingly, the third sensor is a 64MP 3x zoom cam, with f/2.0 aperture and 1um pixels. The phone will offer 30x hybrid zoom and support for 8K video recording. Moving to the middle-aligned punch hole we have a 10MP selfie snapper with dual-pixel auto-focus, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.22um pixels.

The handset boasts IP68 certification ensuring 1.5 of water for up to 30 minutes. It also has dual-SIM and supports eSIM. Lights are kept on thanks to a 4,300mAh battery. The bundled charger ensures the battery will from flat to 50% in just 30 minutes. Wireless charging and Reverse Wireless charging are also present.

Of course, we have S-Pen with a 26ms latency, which is higher than that of the Note 20 Ultra. (The Note 20 Ultra is the real Note 20 for those waiting for a big upgrade). This handset will also be optimized for use with Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass. The two companies will also collaborate around Office apps, and Wireless DeX.

The handset runs Android 10 with One UI 2.x on top. The 5G will come first at the August 5 online event. It will reach Europe in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, and Mystic Green colors. Unfortunately, there are no details on pricing. Hopefully, it will cost less than other premium smartphones with better specs.

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