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In recent months, there have been plenty of signs that Samsung might not launch a new generation of Galaxy Note devices for the first time since the original launched in 2011. The rumors picked up considerable steam when the Galaxy S21 Ultra debuted with optional S Pen support (Samsung even indicated that additional future Galaxy smartphones would gain S Pen support). Now, we're hearing straight from the horse's mouth that the next-generation Galaxy Note might be skipped this year. "Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio," said Samsung Mobile co-CEO Koh Dong-Kin. "It could be a burden to unveil two flagship models in a year so it might be difficult to... Read more...
Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra last year, and they're still highly desirable machines (even with the arrival of the Galaxy S21 Series). Given that the two smartphones have been on the market for nearly six months, the discounts are starting to pile up for those looking to score a deal. Woot.com, an Amazon subsidiary, is currently selling both the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in brand new condition and carrier unlocked. If you want the cheapest deal, you can get the Galaxy Note 20 in Mystic Green with 128GB of storage for just $599, which is $400 off its MSRP.  If you want the flagship model, the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra in Mystic Bronze... Read more...
There have been several rumors suggesting that the Galaxy Note family won’t be long for this world. The rumors became even louder when it was confirmed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra would feature [optional] support for the S Pen stylus.  If a report from DisplaySearch analyst Ross Young is to believed, the fate of the Galaxy Note family might be a bit more complicated. According to Young, what we would have known to be the Galaxy Note 21 and Galaxy Note 21 Ultra have indeed been canceled. Those two smartphones would have served as the flagships for Samsung’s [traditional] 2021 smartphone lineup. However, he now alleges that Samsung is going to throw a curveball... Read more...
We've been reporting for the past few months that the Samsung Galaxy Note family might not be long for this world. Samsung first introduced its Galaxy Note family 9 years ago (kicking off the “phablet” craze), and it has been a towering figure in the smartphone maker’s phone lineup ever since and includes S Pen support. Last week, a report out of South Korea added fuel to the fire regarding the Galaxy Note's demise. Today, a new report from Reuters adds even more weight to the rumors. According to the report, Samsung has experienced diminishing demand for its flagship Galaxy Note devices which has led to the decision.  The report goes on to say that... Read more...
Here is a motto you might consider adopting—never buy a smartphone at full price. That is sometimes easier said than done when you are after the latest and greatest, but most models go on sale or are attached to pricing promotions fairly close to launch. Samsung has historically been pretty good about this, and as the Black Friday sales start rolling in, you can save big on the company's Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series. We reviewed the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (shown above) a few months ago, and found it to be a powerful flagship with a gorgeous display, good battery life, and a premium feel, just as we have come to expect from top shelf phone models. And you can grab it for $1,049.99... Read more...
Since August, we have heard rumors about the next Galaxy devices from Samsung. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has had its alleged specs leaked, and S-Pen support rumors have been floating around as well. Now, well-known gadget leaker Ice Universe is on Twitter claiming, with 100% confidence, that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra indeed supports the S Pen.  The S-Pen rumors date back to mid-summer when it was thought that the Galaxy S21 Ultra would gain the feature typically reserved for the Galaxy Note series. But if the mainline Galaxy S21 family is going to add support for the S-Pen, what would that mean for the Galaxy Note, which has traditionally been positioned just a little bit above the... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have barely been on the market for a month, and they're already being deeply discounted. We can't say that it's due to poor sales in particular this early in the game, but these discounts tend to be the case for most Samsung smartphones shortly after launch since the same happened with the Galaxy S20 family. In this case, Amazon is knocking $200 off the price of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which means that they now start at $799 and $1,099 respectively. Both smartphones are packing flagship-caliber features to justify their high price tags, but we can’t help but feel that this lower price point is more in... Read more...
Last week we posted our review of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, a premium handset that delivers excellent all-around performance and has a gorgeous display. But one thing we did not do is disassemble the phone. We leave that kind of thing to the teardown experts, and the folks at iFixIt have answered the call with a teardown of both the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, with an interesting discovery with regards to cooling. More on that in a moment. As is often the case these days, the Galaxy Note 20 follows the script for using ample adhesive to keep the chassis in place. Or as the teardown gurus put it, the adhesive for this generation "remains annoying tough," though at least the... Read more...
Samsung announced its latest flagship, large-format smartphones -- the brand-new Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G -- at this month's Galaxy Unpacked Event, along with a host of additional wearable and tablet products. As is typically the case when Samsung updates its premiere line of devices, the new Galaxy Note 20 family offers an array of enhancements and improvements over the previous generation. For example, these new Galaxy Notes are built around a more powerful processing platform, they have numerous camera and video updates, offer support for new Ultra Wide Band wireless technology, and they have deeper Microsoft app integration, among several other new features. Both of the... Read more...
With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event just a few weeks away, it should come as no surprise that the leaks are starting to ramp up. In today’s case, we’re getting a great look at the new Galaxy Note 20. The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to be smaller than its Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sibling. And as we can see from the render, its display is completely flat (which is a break from what we typically have seen from the Note series in recent years) with small bezels all around. We can also clearly see a cutout for the selfie camera in the center-top of the display, along with a less elaborate camera array on the back. There are three cameras housed within a module that... Read more...
Samsung has been the recipient of some criticism over its implementation of a 120Hz refresh rate on its Galaxy S20 smartphones, or more specifically, the seemingly artificial limitations it imposes on enabling the faster setting. The company's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 might be a bit more flexible in that regard, with a rumored refresh rate option that would dynamically change the setting depending on the app that is running. Cranking the dial to 120Hz can make certain content look and feel quicker and smoother. It comes at the expense of battery life, though, and that could be why Samsung decided to block the Galaxy S20 from running at 120Hz at the highest (and native) screen resolution setting.... Read more...
Samsung this week announced that it is holding an "Unpacked" event on August 5th during which it will likely unveil the Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Watch 3, and possible even the Galaxy Z Fold 2. One of those aforementioned devices is in leaking in full today, and that's the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Following the leak of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in a "copper" finish, Jimmy is Promo has posted a video of what appears to be a preproduction version of the device. Right off the bat, we can see that the smartphone carries the Samsung internal designation SM-N986U and navigating through the user interface appears to be blazing fast (as you'd expect with a flagship Android device).... Read more...
Samsung has taken to Twitter to confirm the date for its Unpacked event that will undoubtedly bring new smartphones (and more) for fans to enjoy. The teaser event shows a copper-colored stylus with a bit of liquid dripping off the tip and splattering on a white surface. The only text reads "Power - a new form for a new norm. Unpacked on August 5, 2020." The tweet also carries the hashtag #SamsungEvent. As for what device Samsung may be teasing with the copper-color dripping off the stylus, if we had to bet we'd say it's the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra that leaked at the beginning of the month. The device that turned up in that leaked image, which can be seen above, has what appears to be the same exact... Read more...
We are fast approaching the expected official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 20 series, with Samsung likely to launch the handset in August. It will be at that time when all the questions and speculation are put to rest. That includes whether or not the regular Galaxy Note 20 will have a comparatively lackluster display, as is the newest rumor. Everything we know so far about the Galaxy Note 20 is that it will be every bit a flagship phone, at least as it pertains to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Plus. Fast processing, gobs of RAM, high-end camera performance, and a fast display are all likely to manifest. Same goes for the regular Galaxy Note 20, minus the... Read more...
Some interesting information detailing a couple of Samsung's upcoming smartphones have emerged, courtesy of a new China Compulsory Certification (CCC, or 3C) listing. The listing highlights a couple of model numbers—Samsung SM-F7070 and Samsung SM-N9810—that are believed to be in reference to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. We don't get any concrete specifications about the underlying hardware of either handset. However, the certifications offering up some details about the charging capabilities of each handset. According the listing, the Galaxy Note 20 will ship with a 25W charger, while the Galaxy Z Flip G will come bundled with a 15W charger. Curiously missing is an indication... Read more...
Who really knows what the immediate future will bring in terms of new hardware releases, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to throw a wrinkle into plans. That said, it is still somewhat expected that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy Note 20 this summer—perhaps in early August, if sticking to the same time frame as the Galaxy Note 10. What will it bring to the table? Upgraded specifications are a given, though not necessarily across the board. In particular, rumor has it the Galaxy Note 20 could end up with a smaller battery than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra (though it would still be an improvement over the Galaxy Note 10). The rumor has it roots at Galaxy Club, which claims the... Read more...