Galaxy Be aware 20 rumors: Every part we all know the week earlier than Samsung Unpacked

Galaxy Note 20 rumors: Everything we know the week before Samsung Unpacked


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If that is the Galaxy Be aware 20 in copper, signal me up.


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Now that Samsung has formally introduced that Unpacked 2020 will happen Aug. 5, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. Samsung is predicted to launch a slew of latest {hardware}, together with an extra-large model of the Be aware 20, referred to as the Be aware 20 Extremely, the rumored Galaxy Z Fold 2, a confirmed 5G model of the Galaxy Z Flip (in bronze!) and the Galaxy Watch 3

Following within the footsteps of Huawei, OnePlus and Apple, the disclosing will happen utterly on-line. 

It has been an odd yr for Samsung and different phone-makers, whose plans to go large into 5G and foldable telephones have been largely torpedoed by the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of Samsung warning that telephone gross sales would undergo on account of COVID-19 and the world recession, Samsung reported on July 6 that its income are up as an entire — simply doubtless not attributable to telephone gross sales.

Learn on for the highest Galaxy Be aware 20 rumors, together with all of the specs we have heard of or suppose we all know. This story updates ceaselessly, so verify again for the newest rumors.

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The Galaxy Be aware 20 is predicted to look lots just like the Galaxy S20 telephones.


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Confirmed: Samsung will unveil new merchandise Aug. 5 

Samsung Unpacked 2020 will happen Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET, Three p.m. BST) throughout a very digital occasion. It is going to stream on Samsung.com — CNET may also host a reside present and canopy the occasion with reside evaluation and information.

The official invitation depicts a liquid “splash” in the identical copper colour because the leaked Be aware (extra on that under). 

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Samsung will introduce its new cell units throughout a digital occasion on Aug. 5.


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Samsung Unpacked trailer

Just a bit over per week earlier than the Aug. 5 Samsung Unpacked occasion, Samsung launched a 30-second Vimeo teaser trailer on its Cellular Press web site. The trailer offers a short sneak peek on the lineup of merchandise to be introduced, within the type of a stylized silhouette that seems to incorporate the Galaxy Be aware 20. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse on the 23-second mark within the video under.

New video hands-on leak: Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely

A brief YouTube video posted by person Jimmy Is Promo reveals a tool presupposed to be the Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely. We see a large-screen system, in black, with squared corners and a big digicam module according to earlier leaks. There’s additionally an S-Pen stylus to point that is a part of the Be aware collection.

The video demonstrates a couple of issues:

  • S-Pen software program consists of utilizing the stylus as a pointer (tweet under).
  • Android 10 working system (which is predicted, since Android 11 might not launch till Sept. 8).
  • The S-Pen and speaker grille might transfer to the left facet.
  • Massive, raised digicam module on the left with the looks of considerably bigger sensors in comparison with the Galaxy Be aware 10.

Samsung’s personal web site leaks present the Be aware 20 in sultry copper

On July 1, images of a telephone mentioned to be the Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely appeared on-line, captured from a Samsung web site in Russia. Samsung appears to have unintentionally leaked the picture itself, and never simply on one web site. 

On Twitter, journalists and telephone followers additionally chimed in that it appeared on Samsung Ukraine and Samsung China as nicely. Engadget’s Richard Lai prompt it may need been an error affecting a number of Samsung web sites within the Asia Pacific area.

Is it copper? Is it bronze? A July 10 tweet from frequent Twitter leaker Evan Blass means that the colour, Mystic Bronze, will come to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, too. Both means, the renders look stunning thus far. Seeing the play of sunshine on the precise end, in particular person, will make all of the distinction. 

Aug. 20 sale date for the Be aware 20?

Now that one rumor has been confirmed — that the brand new telephone will launch on Aug. 5 — there’s extra credence now than ever that the Be aware 20 telephones will go on sale Aug. 20. The rumored dates got here early in June.

An Aug. 20 sale date additionally is sensible in line with Samsung’s historic sample. The annual August unveiling of almost each Be aware telephone is strategic, timed to predate Apple’s fall iPhone launch and set Samsung up for the vacation rush. It is rumored that Apple might postpone its iPhone 12 gross sales launch to as late as October on account of the coronavirus.

What we all know concerning the Be aware 20 specs

Twitter leaker Ice Universe dropped some spec particulars June 18 for the variant that may very well be referred to as the Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely. Whereas the picture is of the Be aware 10 Plus and never the suspected Extremely as some retailers (together with this one) initially reported, it is anticipated that the variant can have two curved screens, whisper-thin bezels to liberate most display area, and a barely thinner physique total in comparison with the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus.

Confirmed: Sure, we all know the ‘Galaxy Be aware 20’ exists

With out revealing the system title, Samsung introduced in April that the corporate is making one other Be aware telephone. What we do not formally know… is every part else. The corporate hasn’t introduced the title — we’re going with Galaxy Be aware 20 on this article — worth, announcement date, digicam configuration or any new stylus methods.

Two new Be aware 20 telephones or three?

Final yr, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy Be aware 10 and Be aware 10 Plus. It might be uncommon to not see two new Notes this yr. Quite a few rumors assist the expectation of a Be aware 20, Be aware 20 Plus and Be aware 20 Extremely, although the newest chatter is that there may be the Be aware 20 and Be aware 20 Extremely. 

Rumors prompt that the Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely could be a whopper, with a display over 7 inches on the diagonal. 

Listed here are some potential Be aware 20 display sizes promoted over the weeks, with particulars from PigtouCellphone Area and Ice Universe, citing further tweets from Younger which might be now not obtainable (SamMobile posted the textual content right here):

  • Galaxy Be aware 20: 6.Four to six.7 inches (From Younger: 6.42 inches tall, 2,345×1,084-pixel decision)
  • Galaxy Be aware 20 Plus: 6.9 inches (From Pigtou: 165 millimeters tall, 77.2mm vast and seven.6mm thick)
  • Galaxy Be aware 20 Extremely: Over 7 inches (QHD Plus display and 120Hz possibility might be on on the identical time.)
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Samsung is rumored to be engaged on an under-the-screen front-facing digicam. Some suppose the Galaxy Be aware 20 may very well be the primary telephone to make use of it. Then once more, perhaps not.


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Ultrafast 120Hz display might save extra battery than the S20 Extremely

If the high-end Galaxy S20 telephones acquired a 120Hz display, it is a sensible guess that the Be aware 20 telephones can have it, too. Telephones with excessive display refresh charges are a pattern within the premium market. Any display with an choice to refresh every pixel extra usually than the usual 60Hz (i.e., 60 instances a second) guarantees liquid-smooth scrolling and gameplay.

Frequent telephone leaker Ice Universe suggests a extra “fine-tuned” model of the function. Danish weblog Galaxy Membership goes somewhat deeper, suggesting that the replace will use 15% to 20% much less power than the Galaxy S20 Extremely, a telephone whose evaluate unit guzzled battery in 120Hz mode fairly than sipped it. This is extra details about the battery-saving 120Hz show expertise, referred to as LTPO.

5G is virtually a given 

We scarcely want a rumor to really feel sure that the Galaxy Be aware 20 line will assist 5G speeds. The Galaxy S20 telephones do, with a caveat. There are some variants of the usual S20 which might be 4G LTE-only in sure areas, resembling Australia. 

It could be that some carriers in some areas may also promote a 4G LTE model of the usual Galaxy Be aware 20, resembling if the area continues to be constructing out its 5G networks, or if the provider prefers a less expensive 4G model for its portfolio. Globally, we strongly suspect these will probably be recognized and marketed as 5G units.

This is the place US 5G plans stand now, and tips about the right way to decide the perfect 5G provider for you.

Final yr’s telephone was the Galaxy Be aware 10. Why is that this the Be aware 20?

Precedent is pretty much as good a cause as any to imagine that the Be aware 20 is what Samsung’s calling this telephone — simply have a look at the Galaxy S20 line. That mentioned, precedent would additionally counsel we would see the Galaxy S11 and Be aware 11. Samsung shook up its naming conference to align with the yr. By that token, we might anticipate the Galaxy S21 and Be aware 21 in 2021. I can hardly await the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 32!

Be aware 20 cameras: 100x ‘area’ zoom or no?

Now we come to one among my favourite telephone subjects: digicam specs. Will the Galaxy Be aware 20 collection have 100x zoom or not? The reply to this query has an fascinating edge to it. Samsung proudly introduced the Galaxy S20 Extremely’s 100x AI-assisted zoom referred to as Area Zoom, a singular asset among the many S20 vary and one of many options meant to justify the telephone’s stratospheric worth. 

If Samsung would not embody Area Zoom, as Twitter leakers Ice Universe and Sleepy Kuma appear to counsel (through the Korea Joongang Each day), it may very well be learn as a uncommon admission of defeat on Samsung’s finish that its marquee function did not hit the best notes. 

It needs to be famous that most of the rumor-fueled picture renders and supposed leaks of case designs present sq. cutouts for big digicam bumps just like these on the Galaxy S20 vary.

So what cameras might we see? In accordance with the Korea Joongang Each day and Ice Universe (through Weibo chat app):

  • Galaxy Be aware 20: 12-megapixel wide-angle (major), 64-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle
  • Galaxy Be aware 20 Plus: 108-megapixel (major), 12-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle. 50x zoom. Laser focus might assist fine-tune focus in close-up pictures (a difficulty for the Galaxy S20 telephones).

Frequent Twitter leaker Max Weinbach, who additionally writes for XDA Builders, agrees that the Be aware 20 Plus can have a 108-megapixel sensor.

What concerning the front-facing digicam?

A juicy rumor goes round that the Galaxy Be aware 20 might use Samsung’s first-ever digicam that sits beneath the show. If true, it signifies that the sensor would not be seen more often than not. It is perhaps that you could be solely “see” the sensor when utilizing an app that works with the digicam, for instance, to point the place to look if you’re taking a selfie or video chatting.

Galaxy Be aware 20’s battery, processor, storage dimension, RAM

We have compiled some potential specs primarily based on varied rumors, together with from ZDNet Korea, Cellphone Area and Galaxy Membership.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Samsung Exynos 990 or Exynos 992
  • Inner storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
  • Battery: Be aware 20: 4,000mAh. Be aware 20 Plus: 4,500mAh

Android 10 for now, Android 11 to comply with

We do not even want a rumor to know that the Galaxy Be aware 20 will include Android 10 to start out with and improve to Android 11. That is as a result of Android 11 is in beta and is not prepared for prime time. 

Moreover, Google postponed its digital occasion for June 3 in response to the protests that started sweeping the US on Could 26. The software program big meant to make Android 11 beta obtainable to all Android customers, not simply to builders as it’s now — an important step earlier than releasing the ultimate software program replace. 

It is totally potential that Android 11 will probably be prepared or largely prepared for carriers, however Samsung, which makes use of a posh software program layer over the Android base, usually wants extra time than different telephone manufacturers to completely take a look at and launch new Android variations.

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This unofficial render imagines what the Be aware 20 might appear like with a purple stylus and blue-to-purple gradient end on the again.


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Value: How a lot might the Galaxy Be aware 20 telephones price?

Galaxy Be aware telephones should not for the price range purchaser. Or at the very least that is how the lineup has been since its early days. I would anticipate the Be aware 20 and Be aware 20 Plus to largely comply with final yr’s pricing construction.

Galaxy Be aware 10 vs. Be aware 10 Plus costs

Galaxy Be aware 10 Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus
Value off-contract (USD) $949 $1,099
Value (GBP) £899 £999
Value (AUD) AU$1,499 AU$1,699

For context, two issues modified within the final yr to make the Be aware collection extra inexpensive and, Samsung absolutely hopes, extra approachable, too. 

The very first thing that occurred was the usual Be aware 10 began at a extra approachable $950, down from the $1,000 beginning worth of the Be aware 9. (In the meantime, the Be aware 10 Plus debuted at $1,100.) Samsung did not give the Be aware 10 fairly as many extras because the Plus, however the sub-$1,000 worth made it a greater worth total. 

Samsung’s second resolution was to announce the Galaxy Be aware 10 Lite in January. By no means meant for the US market, the telephone however struck me as vital, suggesting that Samsung could also be keen to change one or two “guidelines.”


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At the time, I said, “Samsung’s impulse to create a ‘Lite’ Note completely reverses everything the Note has come to stand for as the brand’s best of the best. In making a cheaper, more basic Note, Samsung is also democratizing the Note’s most distinct and enduring feature: the digital stylus.”

Does that mean Samsung will surprise us with a Galaxy Note 20 Lite? Probably not at this event. But it does mean there’s a chance the standard Note 20 could cost right around $950 again. However, with the addition of 5G, which tends to drive costs up, the Note 20’s final cost is still uncertain.



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