Samsung has taken the decision to launch the Galaxy Note 20 in an online only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports. Furthermore, it has been revealed that this launch will take place in August, perhaps even earlier in the month than their usual launch time. This firmly places the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 in the first couple of days of August 2020.
While the world is slowly coming out of lockdowns and quarantines, large gatherings of people will most likely still be prohibited for many months.
Usually the Korean firm launches their latest Galaxy Note smartphone in New York in front of thousands of people. The state of New York has been the hardest hit of all in the US, so there will definitely not be any big events anytime soon.
The new member of the Note family will be launching with a 108-megapixel main camera, most likely the same one that was launched on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This would, for the first time in several years, set the Note apart in terms of hardware from their smaller flagship series (their regular Galaxy S20 and S20+ didn’t have the same camera).
For some time now we have bemoaned the fact that the Note is no longer Samsung’s go-to where they push the envelope – I may have even said that we don’t need the Galaxy Note anymore. Unless they prove exorbitantly expensive, Samsung may be taking us in that direction again, which is an exciting prospect.
At the same time, Samsung will also launch an even larger Galaxy Note 20+. It is expected to have mostly the same internal as the Galaxy Note 20, which will include the Snapdragon 865 chipset most Android flagships are running in 2020. Interestingly, we are also expecting the successor to the Galaxy Fold (which wasn’t the Galaxy Z Flip).