Samsung Galaxy Note 20 'Ultra' May Exist After All

In a new listing on the Bluetooth Launch Studio - a website where Bluetooth SIG lists Bluetooth-certified devices - the “Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra” has popped up with model number SM-N986U. This model number has been previously attributed to the Samsung Galaxy Note20+ which leads us to believe that it might actually be called the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra after all.

Not too long ago, we saw the first renders of the Galaxy Note 20 based on leaked CAD renders. The renders gave us a glimpse of a phone that’s largely unchanged from its predecessor apart from a change in the camera module.

The camera module on the Note 20 is rectangular which brings it in line with what we saw on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Like the S20 Ultra, it’s likely that we’ll see the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor present on the Note 20 Ultra. Another rumored sensor on the phone is said to be a 13MP periscope camera with a maximum digital zoom of 50x. Since the 100x zoom was criticized to be unusable in most situations, this is not a surprise.

Earlier this year, there were reports that the Note 20 would also adopt a display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. But unlike the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Note20 Ultra is rumored to support running at both 120Hz and WQHD+ resolution at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC in certain markets. Whereas for markets where Samsung has historically used Exynos processors, Samsung is said to be working on an updated Exynos 992 SoC since the Exynos 990 received a lot of flak.

The Galaxy Note 20 series is expected to be announced at an online-only event in August.

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