WHEN it comes to choosing a sophisticated smartphone that not only looks cutting-edge, but also integrates emerging new technologies into its products framework, Samsung is undeniably a contending brand.
And this is proven with the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra.
Now the Note series has always been Samsung’s choice range to showcase new mobile phone experiences, and the Note20 is clearly still spearheading in that direction.
Fresh out of the box, the Galaxy Note20 sports a minimalist exterior, which imparts a look of timeless premium quality.
Carrying through this theme of sleek timelessness is the use of a matte finish on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s Bronze finish, while the Mystic Black and Mystic White are of tampered, imparting a sleek classiness, yet hinting at some excitement from the top-of-the-line features promised within.
Completing the form is the Note20’s Mystic colour options of green, bronze and grey matte for the standard Note20 – to reflect a person’s creativity, attention and comfort.
These mystic colours synergise Samsung’s Galaxy products, which include the Galaxy Z Fold2, Buds Live, Watch3 and Tab S7, complementing each product perfectly.
The Galaxy Note20's large Infinity Display screen extends a larger viewing experience thanks to a minimised punch hole and bezel size and allows you to see more, play more, do more.
Power to work
One of the innovative tech included in this Note is undoubtedly the S Pen. Responsive like a real pen, this stylus performs faster and comes close to resembling an actual pen.
Galaxy Note20 Ultra comes with 9ms, while Galaxy Note20 comes with 26ms latency.
And while you may still prefer scribbling your notes using a real pen or create sweeping art pieces with pencil and paper, the Galaxy Note20's S Pen provides an instantaneous on-hand pad for you to jot down your lofty but fleeting gossamer strands of creativity, with a responsiveness that is second to none.
The pen is also activated for Advanced Air Actions that let you have even more control with the Galaxy Note20, simply by using gestures and air actions without touching the phone screen, such as left to right to browse back to where you were reading previously, or right to left in order to access your recent apps.
The Samsung Note app is also updated to include live sync, which automatically syncs your Galaxy devices without you having to manually connect to them.
The Note app also has the ability to effortlessly edit PDF forms and documents without a separate app or programme for editing.
And those who work extensively on presentation decks, a Microsoft PPT conversion to the Note app now allows you to export Samsung Notes to PowerPoint PPT files, as well as the ability to append handwritten notes onto PPT slides.
The app also lets you organise your notes better using audio bookmarks, by syncing your voice recording with a memo. Then as you play the recorded voice, it highlights what you have written on each section.
Other interesting additions to the Note app include having new templates available for different occasions, organising a To Do List or enjoy your hobbies, detecting misplaced handwriting and aligning them neatly using AI, as well as adding handwriting to keyboard written texts and images to a message that requires a personal touch.
For those who use the smartphone to document countless information, the Note app easily organises notes by separating folders and pages.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 easily links up your phone and PC while mirroring the screen, just so you can share files seamlessly between the two devices.
This would be especially handy if you use your phone for work. This includes the ubiquitous copy and paste function, where your screenshots and browser images can be copied and pasted between your phone (the One UI 2.1 or above is required for this function to work) and PC, or vice versa.
And while you are linked to your PC, you can also set shortcuts on your computer to your smartphone apps and come this November you’ll even be able to open up five different windows,
hosting different apps off your phone. Currently this function can only run one app per time.
Also tied to Samsung Note is the ability to transfer files from your phone as MS Office, Outlook or OneNote documents come in image format from Notes Feed.
These Note images can then be attached to emails or documents using Drag & Drop, which relieves you of the hassle of copying text of notes from your phone to Microsoft Office on your PC.
Schedule checking and task management can also be done on the PC thanks to the sync between the Phone Reminder App and Microsoft Outlook, Windows To-Do, or Google Teams on the PC.
Power to play
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is fitted with pro-grade video capturing capabilities, which is really useful for social media enthusiasts. They can record a vlog like an 8K movie video and add natural motion blur of 24fps.
Users can also experience smoother video with a dynamic 120Hz display that provides silky-smooth video playing and editing for greater satisfaction.
This ultimate buttery-smoothless shines and is amplified to the next level with its large and gorgeous Infinity Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display.
There’s more dynamic filming using the Zoom speed control, giving you different speeds and dynamic effects to your video, which is supported by the Note20’s studio quality sound recording.
You can also use the AI Single Take to capture a whole scenario in 15 seconds with multiple styles and angles that best suit your needs.
And for gaming die-hards, the combination of Game Booster, smooth display, powerful processor and 5G connectivity delivers the ultimate game experience. Expect console smooth images and sounds with a shorter loading time for your games.Level up performance
Samsung Galaxy Note20 is the ultimate 5G smartphone made for hyperfast web browsing, downloads, video calls – the solution for the current fast-paced world.
This is backed by an intelligent battery power management that assures worry-free usage of the 4,500mAh capacity battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
To deliver the performance that is needed for 5G speed, the Note20 has the fastest processors in the Galaxy range, the Exynos990.
With its hyperfast processor, users will no longer have to experience their phone lagging or apps crashing while switching from task to task, ensuring a smooth productive flow.
Galaxy Note20 Ultra can also experience the Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120Hz smooth motion, which imparts smooth scrolling and faster screen conversion between apps and scenes.
It also offers the highest brightness to counter outdoor glare, with visibility improved by 25% as compared to the Galaxy Note10, giving you clearer texts and sharp, bright images.
To reduce eye strain, the blue light emission is minimised to protect the eyes while you’re using the phone. This is also extremely useful at night right before sleeping.
The Galaxy Note20 gives users a huge amount of space, allowing for literally thousands of hi-res images and videos with 256GB.
Making life easy
Samsung passes control to multitask to users of the Galaxy Note20, without losing control over any device.
Now you can play or work on your TV and your Galaxy Note20, and control every aspect of the task, using the Note20’s Wireless DeX.
When the handset is combined with the Galaxy Buds, you can even now pull in a friend using another set of Galaxy Buds to share the same immersive multimedia experience.
Enjoy the highest-quality video calling app, the Google Duo built right into the Galaxy Note20 and experience the highest quality video call and the ability to multitask at the same time.
Other convenient tasks that the Galaxy Note20 offers include sharing files with another Android smartphone easily, keeping track of what’s happening around you with SmartThing Find and the ability to detect Wi-Fi faster and connect without using a password.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra is available now at all Samsung Experience Store, Samsung Authorised Retailers, Telcos and Samsung Online Stores.
Purchase today till October 31 to get exclusive gifts worth RM508 and you can also trade in and save up to RM4,005.
For more information about the new Samsung Galaxy Note20, visit https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-note20/
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