Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 20 series later this year in August and we’ve already seen quite a few rumors about the upcoming devices. Earlier this year in March, the kernel source code for the Galaxy S20 revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 series will feature the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Shortly thereafter, we learned that the global variant of the Galaxy Note 20 series might debut with a new Exynos 992 chip. And, most recently, rumors suggested that the high-end variant in the Note 20 series will feature a high refresh rate 120Hz display. Now, even more leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series have surfaced online, revealing details about the design, cameras, and battery specifications.
According to a recent report from Android Authority, CEO of Display Chain Consultants, Ross Young, has revealed some key information about Samsung’s upcoming flagships in a recent interview with Greggles TV. In the interview, Young revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 series will be the first to feature Qualcomm’s second-gen 3D Sonic Max in-display fingerprint reader. For the unaware, the ultrasonic fingerprint reader was first unveiled back in December last year and it’s capable of reading two fingerprints at the same time. Young further revealed that the upcoming devices will feature the same hole-punch display as the previous Galaxy Note 10 series, up to 16GB of RAM and slightly larger batteries ranging between 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh.
A separate report from Android Central claims that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will feature a 4,500mAh battery, much like the Galaxy S20 Plus. The report cites information obtained by Galaxy Club, which further reveals that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will feature a 108MP primary camera, much like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, renowned leakster Ice Universe claims that it will include a new sensor to assist in focusing to address the focusing issues that plagued the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The leaks also suggest that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will be the first phone from Samsung to feature an LTPO display with a variable refresh rate, which is expected to improve the device’s battery life by 15-20%.
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Along with the aforementioned information, Ice Universe has also shared two images of the Galaxy Note 20 that shed some light on the smartphone’s design. As you can see in the attached images, the Galaxy Note 20 looks a lot like its predecessor, with a boxy design, a single hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, and a triple camera setup on the back within a rectangular camera module.