Galaxy Note20 vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : What’s The Difference?

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G smartphones have now been officially launched!

And here is a quick comparison of their key features and specifications!

Galaxy Note20 vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : What's The Difference?

 

Galaxy Note20 vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : What’s The Difference?

The new Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G look very similar, but they are really quite different devices.

Here is a quick comparison of the key differences between the Galaxy Note20 and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G.

Different Displays

The two models come with different displays with different resolutions :

Display FeaturesGalaxy Note20Galaxy Note20
Ultra 5G
Display TypeSuper AMOLED+Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Display Size6.7-inch6.9-inch
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1440 x 3088 pixels
Refresh Rate60 HzUp to 120 Hz
Peak Brightness1050 nits1500 nits
HDR SupportHDR10+
Display ProtectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass Victus

Performance

They are both powered by the Samsung Exynos 990 globally, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ in the United States, South Korea and China.

To ensure optimal performance in any condition, they are both kept cool by the world’s slimmest vapour chamber.

The Galaxy Note20 comes with 8 GB of memory, while the Note20 Ultra 5G comes with 12 GB of memory.

They both come with 256 GB of internal storage, but the Note20 Ultra 5G supports the addition of a microSD card for up to 1 TB of additional storage.

More importantly, this is the latest LPDDR5 memory, which is not only 1.5 times faster but also uses 20% less power, compared to LPDDR4X.

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Different Cameras

They both come with a new triple camera system in the rear, but with different cameras.

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G not only comes with a 108 MP main camera, it has a 5X optical zoom camera.

The Galaxy Note20, on the other hand, has a higher resolution 64 MP telephoto camera, with 3X Hybrid Optic Zoom.

CamerasGalaxy Note20Galaxy Note20
Ultra 5G
Main Camera12 MP camera (f/1.8)108 MP camera (f/1.8)
Ultra Wide Camera12 MP camera (f/2.2)12 MP camera (f/2.2)
Telephoto Camera64 MP camera (f/2.0)
3X hybrid zoom
12 MP camera (f/3.0)
5X optical zoom
Laser AF SystemNALaser Autofocus

Super Resolution Zoom

Both devices feature zoom cameras, but here is how they differ :

  • Galaxy Note20 offers 3X Hybrid Optic Zoom, with up to 30X Super Resolution Zoom.
  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G gives you 5X Optical Zoom, with up to 50X Super Resolution Zoom.

Their advanced zoom capabilities also extend to video recording, albeit up to 20X zoom for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, and 12X zoom for the Galaxy Note20.

The New S Pen

Both devices come with the new S Pen, which supports Air Actions and comes with a new lithium titanate battery that gives it 24 hours of standby time.

There is a difference that many people may not realise. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G’s S Pen has an ultra-low latency of just 9 ms, while the S Pen for the Galaxy Note20 has a 26 ms latency.

The almost-instantaneous response time will give you the feel of working with an actual pen or pencil – an experience that artists will greatly appreciate.

Battery Capacities

The Galaxy Note20 has a 4,300 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G comes with a slightly larger 4,500 mAh battery.

They both support 25 watt fast charging, and come with a 25 watt fast charger in the box.

Colour Options

Samsung is offering both devices in the signature Mystic Bronze colour, as well as two different colour options :

  • Galaxy Note20 : Mystic Gray, Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Note20 5G : Mystic Green, Mystic Gray, Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White

 

Galaxy Note20 vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : Specifications

To help you decide which model best suits you, here is a table comparing their key specifications :

SpecificationsGalaxy Note20Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
Display6.7-inch Infinity-O Display
Super AMOLED+ Panel
6.9-inch Infinity-O Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Panel
Display FeaturesHDR10+, 60 Hz, 1050 nitsHDR10+, 120 Hz, 1500 nits
Display Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1440 x 3088 pixels
Display Protection Gorilla Glass 5 Gorilla Glass Victus
IP RatingIP68
Operating SystemOne UI 2.5 (Android 10)
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 990
Memory8 GB LPDDR512 GB LPDDR5
Internal Storage256 GB
External StorageNAHybrid MicroSD Slot (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera10 MP camera (f/2.2)
Main Cameras12 MP main camera (f/1.8)
12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
64 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0)
– 3X Hybrid Optic Zoom
– 30X Super Resolution Zoom
108 MP main camera (f/1.8)
12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/3.0)
– 5X Optical Zoom
– 50X Super Resolution Zoom
Laser Autofocus
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
WiFi-6
USB 3.2 Type C
S Pen26 ms latency
Lithium Titanate battery
9 ms latency
Lithium Titanate battery
Fingerprint SensorIn Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Battery4,300 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging25 W25 W
Dimensions75.2 mm wide
161.6 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
77.2 mm wide
164.8 mm tall
8.1 mm thick
Weight192 g208 g

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 : Where To Buy In Malaysia?

Samsung is offering these models with these specifications :

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 (8 GB + 256 GB) : RM 3,899
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G (8 GB + 256 GB) : RM 4,299

Here are the direct online purchase links (desktop / mobile) for Malaysia :

Here are the direct online purchase links (mobile) for Malaysia :

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G : Where To Buy In Malaysia?

Samsung is offering one model with these specifications :

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (12 GB + 256 GB) : RM 5,199

Here are the direct online purchase links (desktop / mobile) for Malaysia :

Here are the direct online purchase links (mobile) for Malaysia :

 

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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school. He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

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