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Display

Size

5.0 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
441 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
393 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body

67.92 %
89.23 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 650

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
4300 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera

 
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera

 
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS

Front

8 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm)
6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.84 oz (194.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features

 
Stylus

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Blue, White
Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green

Cellular

5G

 
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features

Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 15, 2017
Jul 22, 2020

FCC ID value: NM8G011A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN981U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.79 W/kg
0.41 W/kg

Body

0.11 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.47 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.12 W/kg
1.22 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 749
$ 1000

User Manual

 
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy Note 20 Manual as a PDF file.

In The Box

 
Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 04, 2017
Aug 05, 2020
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