The Samsung Galaxy Note20 series comprises three flagship handsets. In terms of pricepoint, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G sits in the middle of this trio, and offers a high-spec smartphone experience with a **6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, One UI 2.5 operating system and all the benefits of 5G connectivity. Keep reading as we unpack the top five features of the Note20 5G in further detail.
1 - 6.7-inch Display
Designed to fit comfortably in your hand, and simultaneously provide you with enough surface area for a creative canvas, the Google Note20 5G has a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display that can easily achieve up to 16 million colours. Plus, with barely-there bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 89.2%, you can be sure of an immersive viewing experience, whether that be for smartphone gaming, streaming your favourite shows or editing your own photographs.
In the top-centre of the display, you’ll find a tiny punch-hole containing the 10MP selfie camera with dual-pixel autofocus, but there’s also an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner built into the screen itself, so you can access your the phone quickly and securely. This isn’t the only way to unlock your handset – you can also use Face Recognition, which relies on mapped biometric data for maximum security.
2 - Triple Lens Camera System
Mounted on the rear of the Samsung Note20 5G is a high-performance camera system, made up of one 12MP wide lens, one 12MP ultra wide lens and a main 64MP telephoto lens. With a plethora of settings to choose from, like Night Mode, Portrait Mode and more, this triple lens camera setup can capture scenic countryside snaps, get the whole gang into a group shot and just as easily achieve stunningly detailed portraits, as well as closeups using 30x Super Resolution Zoom.
Home video fans will be thrilled to hear that the handset can record in stunning 8K resolution, and Super Steady mode is onboard to make shaky footage a thing of the past. Filming in such high resolution, you can even extract 33MP stills from your video – so you’ll never lose the perfect frame. A new feature called Single Take mode will allow you to capture the same scene from multiple viewpoints – just record for a few seconds, and it’ll provide photos in several different formats, all of which are studio-quality.
3 - S Pen
A central feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, the S Pen can be found in the bottom left corner of the handset. Just gently push the base of the S Pen and your handset will release it – so you can draw, write and play. The new S Pen is designed to provide a more natural writing experience; the Infinity-O display is super responsive, so pen strokes are quickly and accurately registered, but handwriting can also be turned into standard text almost instantly. Don’t worry about unlocking your phone – Screen Off Memo means you can simply pop out the S Pen and add a quick note to your locked screen – ideal when you remember something else for the to-do list.
Pair the S Pen with your phone via Bluetooth, and you’ll also be able to use it as a wireless controller for your phone. Take photographs from several metres away or start and stop music all without touching your handset.
4 - 5G Connectivity
As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G is a 5G-ready device. Using the UK’s fifth generation mobile network has a whole host of advantages, including a faster, more reliable connection, perfect for streaming videos on social and video calling in HD.
If you’re a gamer, you’ll also benefit from almost non-existent lag and low latency when you’re playing even the most graphics-intensive games on this device. This is especially useful when making the most of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (available September 2020), where you’ll find over 100 of your favourite Xbox games, like Sea of Thieves. The handset also features an upgraded Exynos 990 chipset and octa-core CPU, so it can handle 5G streaming, gaming, calling and more without compromising on performance or battery use.
5 - 4,300 mAh Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G is fitted with a 4,300 mAh battery – a sizeable cell that’s sure to keep your handset running smoothly all day long. As well as a long-lasting battery, Samsung has provided more flexible charging options, like 25W Super Fast Charging, which can get your handset back up to 50% battery in as little as 30 minutes.
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 is also available with any Qi-certified charger (sold separately), and if your smartphone is fully charged but your Galaxy Buds or Watch are running low, you can transfer charge with Wireless PowerShare. This feature can even enable you to power up a friend’s phone without plugging in, providing they have a compatible handset.