Difference between the Galaxy NOTE 20 and NOTE 20 Ultra

The NOTE 20 Series is made up of the NOTE 20 and the NOTE 20 Ultra. The differences between these two devices are weird. In some ways, they’re pretty much the same device in terms of processors, storage, 5G support and much more, but when you look at them you can obviously see they’re different. Here are all the differences between these two devices:

  1. Price: The NOTE 20 Ultra starts at KES. 137,000 while the NOTE 20 is set at KES. 107,000. That’s a 30k difference between the two, pointing out to much more differences between them.
  2. Displays: The Ultra has a better display. You get a 6.9-inch 1440p panel that supports 120Hz refresh rate at 1080p, and 60Hz at 1440p. It is a Dynamix AMOLED 2X panel. The Note 20, on the other hand, has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED 1080p panel capped at 60Hz. The NOTE 20 Ultra is protected by Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass Victus while the NOTE 20 has the Gorilla Glass 5.
  3. Body design: The NOTE 20 Ultra uses Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and the back. The NOTE 20 uses a plastic finish. The Ultra has a curved display while the NOTE 20 has a flat panel with thicker bezels. The Ultra uses steel on the frames, while the NOTE 20 uses plastic. The Ultra is also bigger in footprint, with a huge camera bump at the back.
  4. Cameras: The Ultra has a 108MP main sensor while the NOTE 20 has a 12MP 2PD main sensor. The other lenses are also different as shown in the table below. Meanwhile, the front camera is the same.
  5. RAM: The Ultra has up to 12GB of RAM, meanwhile the NOTE 20 is capped at 8GB RAM.
  6. Colours: The NOTE 20 has lighter versions of the Colors available on the Ultra model but also adds in the Green colour.

Samsung Kenya has confirmed the availability of both devices in the Kenyan market with pre-orders opening on August 14th. Together with the NOTE 20 Series, Samsung will also be bringing in the new Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 later on.

The full spec differences between the two devices are listed in the table below.

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Samsung Galaxy NOTE 20 and NOTE 20 Ultra Kenya
Notice difference in size, camera lenses, and design

Specification Differences:

Galaxy NOTE 20 UltraGalaxy NOTE 20
Price:RRP. KES. 137,000RRP. KES. 107,000
Display: 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
QHD+ resolution, HDR10+, Always ON
20:9 aspect ratio
120Hz at FHD+
60Hz at QHD+
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Curved Front and Back
Stainless Steel Frame
6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O
FHD+ resolution, HDR10+, Always ON
20:9 aspect ratio
60Hz refresh rate
Gorilla Glass 5 Flat Front, Plastic Body
CPU: America and Canada: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Global: Samsung Exynos 990
GPU:America and Canada: Adreno 650
Global: Mali-G77 MP11
Storage:America and Canada: 128GB or 512GB internal
Global: 256GB or 512GB internal
UFS 3.1
MicroSD card Slot – up to 2TB
America and Canada: 128GB internal
Global: 256GB internal
UFS 3.1
No MicroSD card support
Battery:4,500mAh battery
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
9W reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
4,300mAh battery
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
108MP PD OIS wide-angle (ƒ/1.8, 0.8μm)
12MP telephoto (ƒ/3.0, 1.0μm, optical 5x zoom)
12MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2, 1.4μm)
Laser AF
8K at 24fps in 16×9 or 21:9

10MP 2PD AF (ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm)
12MP 2PD OIS wide-angle (ƒ/1.8, 1.8μm)
64MP telephoto (ƒ/2.0, 0.8μm, hybrid 3x zoom)
12MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.2, 1.4μm)
8K at 24fps in 16×9 or 21:9

10MP 2PD AF (ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm)
Security:In-display ultra-sonic fingerprint sensorSame
Durability:IP68 certifiedSame
Connectivity:5G (separate sub-6GHz and mmWave models)
Wi-Fi 6
4G only model available in selected markets like Kenya
Samsung DeX wireless
Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX
USSB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, OTG
Colours:Mystic Black, Mystic White, Mystic BronzeMystic Gray, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze
Platform:Android 10, ONE UI 2.1Same


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