We see Samsung’s flagship phones taking a big leap forward this year with the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and that could continue with the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 20. Like this year’s upgrade to the Galaxy S series, the next Galaxy Note phablet could be a major step up from last year’s models, with some key display and camera improvements that could make one of the best big phones even better. And based on recent rumors we’ve heard, you won’t have to wait very long for the Note 20 to arrive.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra might be the company’s top smartphone, but a performance leak for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus shows it could be the Android phone to beat.
Samsung isn’t expected to launch two models of the Note 20 until later on in 2020, on Geekbench a Samsung device codenamed ‘SM-N986U’ has popped up. As the Note 10 Plus 5G used SM-N976U as its model number, logic dictates this new model number could refer to the Note 20 Plus.
Galaxy Note 20 is codenamed “Project Canvas’ (edit: now official) and this is a big spoiler. While the Note range’s S Pen has already been great for taking notes (and pretty good at drawing), this specificity of the codename strongly suggests a big upgrade in 2020. Popular leaker Ice Universe has already revealed “new features” are coming, but expect this to be in both hardware and software. The Note range will switch to the same ‘20’ branding as the S series (which had a massive camera overall to mark this new beginning) and for the Galaxy Note 20 it’s the S Pen getting the big makeover.
The Galaxy Note 20 models will mimic the Galaxy S20 design which, in turn, stole the centralised hole punch design from the Galaxy Note 10. Consequently, expect the Galaxy Note 20 models to look very similar to the concept renders in this article. You can see the latest high quality renders based on this information below:
Display – here we will get a step-up from the already superlative Galaxy S20 screens. We know this thanks to Samsung, which announced its new enhanced OLED displays have now entered mass production, meaning Galaxy S20 owners just missed out. Samsung promises lower power consumption and reduced blue light in these panels, saying: “Our 5G-optimized OLED display is taking the lead in the 5G era with its crystal clear imagery, distinguished designs, economical power consumption and increasingly eye-protective functionality.” Sorry, S20 owners.