Hitting the right note

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  • Friday, 07 Aug 2020

The upgraded S Pen has the lowest latency yet – there's virtually no lag between writing and seeing the text on the screen. — SIA HONG KAU/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Electronics giant Samsung Electronics has launched its flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy Note 20, along with a foldable smartphone, tablets, a smartwatch and wireless earbuds to complement a person’s digital lifestyle.

“Never before have we relied on technology like we do today. It’s how we are staying connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges faced around the world,” said Dr TM Roh, president and head of mobile communications business for Samsung Electronics.

“Alone, these devices are powerful tools to help you maximise work and play. Together, as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, they work together seamlessly so you can spend your time focused on what matters most.”

The Galaxy Note 20 comes in two versions and its signature feature, the S Pen stylus, is now more responsive and accurate than ever, and has a 24-hour standby battery life.

The S Pen’s five new Anywhere Actions make touchless navigation – like returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot – as simple as a flick of the wrist.

Headlining the series is the Note 20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch edge-to-edge display. Its sibling, the Note 20, which comes in two flavours – 5G and LTE – has a 6.7-inch flat display.

Both screens have a 120Hz refresh rate which makes scrolling through websites and playing games super smooth.

On the camera front, both have a triple-camera array, though with different setups.

The Note 20 Ultra has a 108-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and 12-megapixel telephoto camera with up to 5x optical zoom. The cameras work together to achieve 50x zoom.

The phone also has a new laser autofocus sensor which reduces focusing time and eliminates blurry photos.

Meanwhile, the Note 20 has a 12-megapixel camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 64-megapixel telephoto with up to 3x hybrid zoom, and in total up to 30x zoom.

The Note 20 Ultra has a 4,500mAh battery and the Note 20 a 4,300mAh battery, both of which can be

fast-charged wired or wirelessly, taking only 30 minutes to hit 50%.

The Note 20 Ultra (RM5,199) comes in three colours – Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black.

The 5G version of Note 20 (RM4,299) comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Gray, while the LTE version (RM3,899) comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray.

Those who pre-order by Aug 20 will get the Galaxy Bud Live worth RM699 for the Note 20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Bud+ worth RM599 for the Note 20 versions.

The Note range was announced alongside the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets, Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch and Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds.

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