Jimmy Is Promo has appeared to get hold of a genuine Note 20 Ultra device just as Samsung announced the official launch date will be at a virtual Unpacked event on 5 August, so if these leaks are genuine then we’re seeing the real deal about a month from launch.
The video, below, shows the phone briefly compared to the blue Note 10 Plus from 2019. It shows the model number as SM-N986U and running Samsung’s One UI 2.5 skin over Android 10.
The camera bump with three lenses and a ToF sensor looks to be enormous, and it is said to be even more obtrusive than the bulky one on the S20 Ultra. The S-Pen and speaker have also moved from the right bottom edge to the left of the USB-C port. A new S-Pen feature is shown so you can use it as a laser pointer to the phone’s screen, which seems pretty useless.
Despite these changes the Note 20 Ultra retains the boxy shape of the Note series as well as the centralised camera cut out from the Note 10.
The upgrades to the display are expected to mirror the S20 series, with the Note 20 Ultra packing a 120Hz QHD panel, more camera prowess and a Snapdragon 865. We expect this will come with an unfortunate price premium as we’ve seen with all Snapdragon 865 devices, though European folks will have to settle for the Exynos equivalent with likely the same price bump.