It’s official: Samsung will present the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 on August 5
Galaxy Unpacked 2020 is less than a month away
On Wednesday, August 5, Samsung is likely to present the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones at a virtual event. Galaxy Unpacked 2020, as it is officially known, will kick off at 10:00 EST that morning, via live video. New Samsung Galaxy Buds models and a new generation Galaxy Watch smartwatch are also expected to officially launch at the event.
Galaxy Note20 has been heavily leaked and relatively little is known about this phone. It looks like a 120Hz high-efficiency display panel will debut on the super-premium Galaxy Note20 Ultra, while retaining the digitizer pen and large-format displays. Also, it’s been a few months since rumors that a new and improved Snapdragon 865 Plus, paired with a brand new Exynos chipset, would make its first appearance in the Note20 series.
What remains a mystery is how Samsung will value and position these historically expensive smartphones in its largest portfolio. The Galaxy S20 line started in the spring today for $ 1,000, with the Galaxy S20 Ultra family flagship in command of a $ 1,400 MSRP. If the Note20 Ultra, as it’s called, outshines it, it could raise more than just a few eyebrows (and not in a good way).
As the global economy dies down and consumers cut spending, precious 5G smartphones have proven to be a tough sell, especially in the United States. Relatively low speeds and 5G coverage (which AT&T can personally attest to), along with confusing marketing around next-generation wireless technology, have failed to convince consumers that the 5G cost premium will bring them visible benefits. . And with many Americans working from home or unemployed, operators are delivering on their promises of bandwidth and increased speed, without resonating at a time when most of us are constantly connected to Wi-Fi. I suppose you can position the Note20 Ultra as the final job from your home phone: signing and marking documents, connecting to an external display to run DeX, and going through the cells of the spreadsheet with specific style precision. Hello, it’s an idea! samsung
Although Samsung will no doubt attempt to rectify some of the perceived mistakes it made with the S20 series, the cameras, in particular, were not particularly well received, Note’s (and very real) fan base remains. more and more with their Galaxy S cousins with each passing generation. If Samsung didn’t convince buyers of major smartphones with the S20 line, it seems hard to imagine how the Note20 will get them back (the beloved style of course apart).
Undoubtedly, it is a difficult year for any phone maker: supply chain problems, declining economies, and a global pandemic leading to massive levels of uncertainty (companies that even prevent even holding press conferences) make 2020 The most difficult year in memory for launch. A new product. We will tune in on August 5 to see how Samsung faces these challenges and what the Note20 does to continue to evolve and differentiate Samsung’s 5G range.