The Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra 5G could be very expensive

The Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra 5G could be very expensive

UPDATE: Roland Quandt has revealed the full European Galaxy Note 20 4G, Note 20 5G, and Note 20 Ultra 5G pricing. The updated story continues below:


Samsung faced serious criticism at the start of 2020 following its decision to raise prices with the Galaxy S20 launch. But if a new leak is to be believed, the Galaxy Note 20 series could take things even further.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 4G & 5G prices in Europe

Tipster Roland Quandt from WinFuture has revealed the pricing for the European Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which are both powered by the Exynos 990 chipset rather than the superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

The former is expected to feature an aluminum frame and a cheaper plastic body, which is particularly disappointing considering most premium flagships boast a glass construction as standard.

Some people believed that change meant Samsung was developing the Galaxy Note 20 as budget flagship, but the leaked pricing suggests otherwise. In Europe, the 256GB Galaxy Note 20 4G looks set to retail at €949/€959 while anybody on the lookout for the 5G model will have to pay €1,049/€1,059.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 4G is, therefore, the same price as the Galaxy Note 10 in Europe. But whether the list of upgrades (and downgrades) is worth that amount of money will remain to be seen.

There seems to be no 512GB version in the works and, as per usual, pricing can differ by around €10 depending on the European market due to the different VAT rates.

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For those of you interested, the Galaxy Note 20 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display complete with a 60Hz refresh rate and support for S Pen. It also boasts a triple-camera system on the rear that has been borrowed from the Galaxy S20.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G price in Europe

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, will be positioned in the ultra-premium segment like the Galaxy S20 Ultra Samsung launched in the first quarter of the year.

Ishan Agarwal says the smartphone will be available for €1,299/€1,309 with 5G connectivity as standard and 256GB of internal storage. But if you’re on the lookout for the 512GB version, that will be €1,399/€1,409 across Europe.

Interestingly, the base 256GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is €50 cheaper than the 128GB Galaxy S20 Ultra but €150 more expensive than the 256GB Galaxy Note 10+. The 512GB version, on the other hand, is €150 cheaper than the equivalent Galaxy S20 Ultra model.

As for specifications, the device features a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display paired with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for an upgraded S Pen that's on par with the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil. Samsung has implemented a 108-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 12-megapixel 5x periscope shooter too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra prices in the US & UK

The leak today doesn't specifically mention US prices, but Samsung doesn't typically do anything too complicated to calculate its pricing in the United States – it often chooses to replace the Euro sign with a US Dollar sign and calls it a day while other times it adds $50. 

If that strategy remains unchanged, local customers can expect the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to retail at either $1,299 or $1,349 in the standard 256GB configuration. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20, on the other hand, should be available for $949 or $999, although that will likely be for the 5G model.

As for the UK, Ishan Agarwal claims the 256GB Galaxy Note 20 4G and 5G will retail at £849 and £949 respectively. The 256GB and 512GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra variants, on the other hand, look set to cost £1,179 and £1,279. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live price in Europe & US

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the company's newest wireless earphones complete with active noise cancelation, are going to retail at €189 across the European continent, according to the information provided.

In the United States, Roland Quandt recently pointed towards a $169 price tag. That suggests Samsung is planning to drastically undercut its rivals.

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