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Display

Size

6.7 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
393 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED Plus
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

89.23 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Octa-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Adreno 650
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

8GB LPDDR5
 

Internal storage

128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 102.5 GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Smartphone
Tablet

OS

Android (10), Samsung One UI
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

4300 mAh
 

Type

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

Battery life test results

 

Charging

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

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

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

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

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

Features

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, EIS
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 inches (161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

6.84 oz (194.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Mystic gray, Mystic bronze, Mystic green
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

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), 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)
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 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 Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 22, 2020
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN981U link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.41 W/kg
 

Body

0.92 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.22 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.99 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 1000
$ 729

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
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 05, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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