Leaked Galaxy Note 20 renders
After releasing three Galaxy S-series flagships and two Note-series devices in 2019, Samsung unveiled the
S20 Ultra earlier this year while reportedly preparing a
Note 20 and
Note 20+ for an
But if you draw a comparison between the company’s Galaxy S10 and S20 families, you’ll obviously find plenty of meaningful differences, starting with the fact that the compact, flat-screened
S10e didn’t get a direct sequel. Curiously enough, it looks like Samsung could make the opposite transition for the Galaxy Note roster, possibly moving from a fully curved to a partially flat lineup in just a couple of months.
That’s at least
according to Ice Universe, aka @UniverseIce, a relatively prolific leaker and generally trusted source of inside information on unannounced Samsung devices.
Flat is back
It’s certainly a little surprising to hear Samsung is purportedly gearing up to roll out the “regular”
Galaxy Note 20 5G with a flat display when you consider the company’s history, as well as a rapidly spreading new industry trend.
In case you’re wondering, you have to go all the way back to 2015’s
Galaxy Note 5 to find the previous member of the popular S Pen-wielding flagship family released with a “conventional” design. Well, there was also 2016’s
Note 7, but we all know how that “fiery” 5.7-incher turned out before the
Note 8 stepped in the next year to move the high-end series in a bold new direction.
Who here remembers this beaut?
However, Ice Universe’s recent tweet claiming the “Note 20 is flat” shouldn’t come as a complete shock, essentially corroborating
After all, the company may have inexplicably left the Galaxy S10e without a follow-up, but the
S10 Lite and
Note 10 Lite strongly indicated flat-screened Samsung giants sporting premium designs were not done.
Don’t expect aggressive curves on the other main model either
Whether it’ll be called Note 20+ 5G or
Note 20 Ultra 5G, we have reason to believe Samsung only has one more variant in the pipeline, which will carry on the dual-curved legacy of so many of its forerunners. But as highlighted in
It’s almost as if Samsung is considering going back to flat displays altogether, gradually making changes to its high-end smartphone lineups to gauge customers’ reactions and keep any ensuing criticism to a minimum.
Leaked Galaxy Note 20+ renders
It remains to be seen how the
Galaxy S21 (S30) roster will be shaped by this revised approach, but for the time being, it’s probably better to focus on the impending Galaxy Note 20 5G family rather than think too much about the still-distant
To recap some of the key specs and features rumored of late, the 6.4-inch Note 20 5G is expected to
come packing a 4,300mAh or so battery alongside the same Snapdragon 865 SoC and up to 16GB RAM count of the 6.9-inch Note 20+ (Note 20 Ultra) 5G. While the two phones are likely to
Finally, the camera specifications of the Note 20 remain somewhat unclear, with
the plus-sized variant pretty much guaranteed to accommodate a 108MP primary shooter, as well as a 13MP periscope lens with 50x zoom capabilities and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor on its back.