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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaks hint at giant screens and S20 Ultra features
The Galaxy Note family tends to borrow a few cues from the S series that preceded it, but these cues might be more conspicuous than usual this year. OnLeaks and Pigtou have posted leak-based renders for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ (above) that hint at a few clear similarities to the Galaxy S20 family. For one, big screens are the order of the day. The Note 20+ will reportedly have a 6.9-inch screen like the S20 Ultra, while even the ‘regular’ Note 20 would boast a 6.7-inch display — if accurate, Samsung may have ditched the compact Galaxy Note this time around. Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ render based on leaks The phones’ backs also hint at serious camera prowess.
The– and possibly the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 – were all set to be revealed in July during a big Galaxy Unpacked event, just as the S20 series and Z Flip were unveiled in front of a crowd of 3,000 people in February.
However, the global health crisis has caused cancellations and disruptions across the tech industry: first Mobile World Congress, then E3 and other conventions were banned, along with every single public mass gathering across the world.
What’s to become of the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked? Well, according to Korea Herald via news outlet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch is set to go ahead as planned, although the event will officially be online-only.
Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra specs vs. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus: What's new and what's different
Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones are available now. Here's what's different from last year's Galaxy S10.The phones share high-end hardware and have new features that signal the direction of where current phones are heading -- namely 5G connectivity (which all three phones have) and screens with a higher, 120Hz refresh rate. But they also have key differences among each other too. The 6.2-inch Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the bunch, followed by the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch display. In addition, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus both have a wide-angle, telephoto and ultrawide cameras, but the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra have one extra camera.
With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, online-only launches are rapidly becoming the norm. Oppo launched its flagshiphandset via live-stream and otherr tech companies are following suit.
In the gaming world, showcases that would have been seen at E3 2020 are being dropped online, such as Microsoft’s big Xbox Series X games reveal and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, which showcased the first live footage of what games could do on a PS5.
Apple are expected to follow suit with an online-only launch, but a combination of factors, including manufacturing disruption, has lead to the company delaying its September showcase by at least a month.
Samsung made a Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for the military
Samsung has a hardened version of the Galaxy S20, but don’t reach for your credit card — it’s not what you were expecting, and you probably can’t get one The company has introduced a Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition that, as the name suggests, is designed to meet the needs of the US military and federal government. It touts two layers of encryption strong enough to handle top secret data and connects to tactical radios and mission systems out of the box. Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition There are combat-related conveniences, too.
Although the Note 20 and Fold 2 are known to be launching online, there’s no word on a date for the handsets. Samsung might also opt for a similar delay, with Galaxy Unpacked moving into the slot later in the year left vacant by Apple.
The Note 20 is set to be a barnstormer of a handset. Packing the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset as theseries, the Note 20 Plus is rumoured to feature a huge 6.8” display and a redesigned S Pen, although it won’t feature the enormous 100x zoom feature on the S20 Ultra.
Very little is known about the Fold 2. We hope Samsung is building on the folding phone technology to create a phablet that syncs with the S Pen, placing more screen space in your pocket, and is learning from the mistakes made by the original Galaxy Fold’s tumultuous release.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition dresses up its flagship for the army .
It’s amazing what a case and some software features can doDespite the grand military branding and aspirations, the S20 Tactical Edition is effectively just a regular S20 phone with some extra software features and security options in a rugged Juggernaut case. From a hardware perspective, the Tactical Edition features identical specs, with a 6.2-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 865, 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, sub-6GHz 5G support, and triple rear camera system.