Samsung recently made the Galaxy Note20 series official. The Note series for this year is made up of two models the vanilla version and Ultra variant which is the high-end model. The vanilla models and the Ultra models share some features including the design and an S Pen stylus but there are several differences.

Their 4G versions has the same specs as the 5G models except for their network and memory configuration.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

The Galaxy Note20 5G equally has with a massive display but slightly less than the Ultra at 6.7-inch with a resolution of 1080p. Unfortunately, the display only supports 60Hz refresh rate and no more.

Samsung Galaxy Note20

In terms of the design, the Galaxy Note20 is slightly more curved at the edge than the Ultra with more visible bezels. It is also powered by a Snapdragon 865+ chipset which is paired with an 8G RAM  and 128GB / 256GB of storage available on all variants which can’t be expanded by microSD.


The camera setup is also different from the Ultra as it packs a 12-megapixel main camera teaming up with a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor. There is also a 64-megapixel telephoto lens and its non-periscope-enabled version of Space Zoom — which goes up to 30x.

Keeping the lights on is a 4,300mAh battery. Finally, the Galaxy Note20 5G will come in Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray and Mystic Red.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G in mystic red
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G in mystic red

Checkout the full specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G below.

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Galaxy Note20 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • CDMA 800 / 19005
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G


  • Announced: 2020, August 05
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, August 21


  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 192 g (Sub6 5G), 194 g (mmWave 5G) (6.77 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back
  • Colors: Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Red
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Stylus, 26ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro)


  • Type: Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR10+
  • Always-on display

Samsung Galaxy Note20

Operating System

  • Android 10, One UI 2.5


  • Chipset:
    • Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global
    • Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) – USA
  • CPU:
    • Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
    • Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
  • GPU:
    • Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
    • Adreno 650 – USA
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm
  • Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Features: Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
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  • Radio: FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Tuned by AKG


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
  • ANT+
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 25W
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
  • Reverse wireless charging 9W

Model: SM-N985F/DS

Samsung Galaxy Note20 in colors

Price and Availability

The Galaxy Note20 carries a starting price at $999.99 despite missing out on the 120Hz refresh rate, periscope lens and expandable storage.



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