Unpacking Galaxy Note 20
Two leaks suggest that Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will be launched on August 5.
Allegedly, the Galaxy Unpacked event could be online-only for obvious reasons.
Other devices will probably launch at Galaxy Unpacked, maybe even including the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.
Although we are still waiting patiently for the launch of the Google Pixel 4a, the next big smartphone release we are expecting is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. Samsung usually releases the Note line in August each year at an event called Galaxy Unpacked.
Today, we heard from two different leakers (via Droid-Life) who both suggest the 2020 iteration of Galaxy Unpacked could happen on August 5. That would mean we would see the Galaxy Note 20 series officially land on that date.
For obvious reasons, the event will likely be online-only. This would be a big shift for Samsung which usually holds Unpacked events in huge event spaces reserved for concerts and sporting events.
Amazing smartphone: We know a decent amount about the Galaxy Note 20 series already. Recent rumors point to the +/Ultra model having a 6.9-inch WQHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz (possibly variable) refresh rate. The Ultra model may be the only one to run 120Hz while at WQHD+ resolution, though. In terms of cameras, we may be looking at a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 main sensor (same as the S20 Ultra), a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 13MP telephoto camera with 50x digital zoom on the +/Ultra.
We know less about the Galaxy Fold 2. The latest reports claim the inside display will be 7.59-inches in size and a flexible Dynamic AMOLED panel. The display may also have a 120Hz refresh rate and resolution of 2213 x 1689. The front panel is said to be 6.32-inches. The most exciting rumor about the Galaxy Fold 2 is S Pen support, which would be awesome to use on the large display.
In regards to the other devices we might see, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G should be a 5G version of the clamshell foldable, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet could come in a 12.4-inch size, and the Galaxy Watch 2 may bring back the rotating bezel along with some long-awaited health features. If all of these devices are announced at Unpacked, we may be in for a long event. Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Note 20 or the other devices?
Unpacking iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 Pro: Everything we know so far
It might seem premature to be talking about an iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 Pro comparison, but there are already a lot of leaks that spell out the expected differences between these two upcoming phones. Actually, make that four phones, as multiple reports point to two iPhone 12 models and two iPhone 12 Pro models arriving this fall.
All four iPhone 12 handsets should have OLED displays, 5G capability, and Apple’s powerful new A14 Bionic chip. But how will the iPhone 12 be different than the iPhone 12 Pro? Based on what we’ve heard so far, it comes down to the displays, the designs, and especially the cameras. And there should be some pretty big price differences, too.
Here’s a closer look at Apple’s expanded lineup and how the iPhone 12 is stacking up against the iPhone 12 Pro in terms of features, specs and cost.
iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 Pro: Rumored specs
|iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Max||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Price||$649, $749||$749, $849||$999, $1,099, $1,299||$1,099, $1,199, $1,399|
|Display||5.4-inch Super Retina OLED (BOE)||6.1-inch Super Retina OLED (BOE)||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (Samsung)||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (Samsung)|
|Processor||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Cameras||Dual rear cameras||Dual rear cameras||Triple cameras + LiDAR||Triple cameras + LiDAR|
|5G||Sub 6-GHz||Sub 6-GHz||Sub 6-GHz, mmWave||Sub 6-GHz, mmWave|
iPhone 12 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 20: Which phone will be the best of the year?
The fall usually sees a showdown between Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet, and this fall won’t be any different. Both Apple and Samsung are expected to roll out their latest phones as usual — though maybe with a delay or two — with new features and capabilities aimed at claiming the title of the best phone overall.
We’re still a few months away from an iPhone 12 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 20 showdown, but you wouldn’t know it from the rate of leaks about both new phones. Thanks to a steady stream of rumors, we’ve got a pretty good idea as to what Apple has planned for the Pro models of its new iPhone and how they’ll compete with the updated phablet Samsung has in the works.
- iPhone 12: Release date, features and other rumors
- Galaxy Note 20: What to expect from Samsung’s new phablet
- Just In: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus design just leaked
While specs and features might change between now and the fall, here’s how the iPhone 12 Pro and Galaxy Note 20 are shaping up and how these productivity-boosting phones compare to one another.
Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 20 rumored specs
|iiPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max||Galaxy Note 20||Galaxy Note 20 Plus|
|Screen size||6.1 inches||6.7 inches||6.42 inches||6.87 inches|
|CPU||A14||A14||Snapdragon 865/Exynos 992||Snapdragon 865/Exynos 992|
|Base model storage||128GB||128GB||128GB||128GB|
|Rear camera||Triple cameras + LiDAR||Triple cameras + LiDAR||Triple camera + TOF sensor||Triple camera + TOF sensor|
|Battery size||Unknown||Unknown||4,000 mAh||4,500 mAh – 5,000 mAh|