At its Unpacked presser earlier this month, Samsung finally announced its premium, stylus-wielding phones, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Priced at $999 and $1,299 respectively, the top-tier handsets are on sale now. (In the UK the Note 20 costs £849 and the Note 20 Ultra starts at £1,179. Australian prices aren’t yet available, but that converts to about AU$1,390 and AU$1,800.)
Of the two phones, the Note 20 is the smaller model and features a 6.7-inch, 60Hz display. It also has a slightly different camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a digital zoom of up to 30x. The Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, has a larger display with a higher 120Hz refresh rate, a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens and it can zoom up to 50x. Both phones, however, are equipped with the Snapdragon 865+ processor, 5G and the signature S Pen stylus embedded inside. For another comparison, check out CNET’s Galaxy Note 20 vs. Note 20 Ultra vs. S20 vs. S20 Ultra: Samsung flagship specs compared.
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Though the Note 20 Ultra is superior to the Note 20, the Note 20 is still notably better than its 2019 and 2018 predecessors, the Note 10 and Note 9. For example, it has a larger display, a better telephoto camera and a bigger battery. Samsung also added a handful of features to the phone’s stylus, including new gestures and improved handwriting recognition.