- LTPO panel with dynamic display refresh vs LTPS battery hog
- Much faster EFS 3.1 vs 3.0 storage memory
- Fast-focusing camera
- Tougher Gorilla Glass Victus
- Wireless DeX
- Note 20 Ultra price: $1299 for the 128GB model vs $1399
Samsung detailed most of those in its rather lengthy promo videos exploring every nook and cranny of the handsets – from the design process to the performance charts – but a few awesome new features have seemingly stayed under the radar.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are first with this new 5G power amplifier
Granted, fast-paced gaming titles and high-res 8K video may be a bit of a challenge for the connection to pull off uninterrupted, but at long last you can just grab and throw anything that’s on your phone display to the largest screen in the house whose interface is otherwise horrendous as a principle.
Of course, you can still connect Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, or, in the case of the new Note 20 models, use the S Pen to move between slides for a presentation.
VRR display down to 10hz
It does, however, bring something new to the high display refresh table that is all the rage in flagship phones these days – the ability to throttle the refresh rate all the way down to 10Hz even, which should save on battery when displaying static images, so as to compensate for the 10% reduction in battery capacity compared to the S20 Ultra.
One UI 2.5 vs OneUI 2.1 differences
- A 22:9 video recording ratio to match the new tall screen aspect ratios.
- New video recording resolution and frame rate info in the Pro camera mode.
- New focus options toggle in the Pro camera mode.
- New YouTube icon in the default keyboard for easier video sharing in messaging and chat apps.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra drop test, does the first phone with Gorilla Glass Victus pass?
Another unique new feature of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the seventh generation of tough Gorilla Glass that the phone uses to be protected from both drops and scratches. Corning, the company that makes Gorilla Glass had to heretofore focus on one or the other, but with the newest Gorilla Glass it dropped the numbering name scheme to indicate a new era that has dawned on glass-y phones.