Answers to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra FAQ

It is still unclear if there is ever going to be another smartphone on the Samsung Note series following the launch of the S22 Ultra that looks exactly like a Galaxy Note.

At the moment, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra launched in 2020, remain the last devices in the series. And in this write-up, I will be answering the top questions that Samsung fans in the US are asking about what these devices have or don’t have.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra FAQ

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have SD Card Slot?

The Note 20 Ultra has a hybrid SD card slot which means you can either use two sim cards or one sim card and an SD card. The standard Samsung Note 20 however, does not have the expandable storage option. This is more reason why you should go for the Ultra over the regular Note 20. As a content creator and artist, you are far better off with the Ultra device.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have Dual SIM and eSIM?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 ultra have dual sim variant. This means you get to have more than one sim card on your device and that allows you to have more than one network provider which can mean more than one data plan. Both phones also come with the support of eSIM. That also unlocks a whole lot of new possibilities.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have Headphone Jack?

No, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. There is also a strong possibility that it most likely won’t make a comeback. Why? Well, most companies including Samsung now have a new product line called wireless earbuds. Samsung’s wireless buds is called Galaxy buds and they are making a fortune from this new product line, so why will they want to let go of that stream of income.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have Wireless Charging?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra support 15 watts of wireless charging and 4.5 watts of reverse wireless charging.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have Fingerprint Sensor?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra supports an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It is one of the biometric measures put in place for privacy and security concerns.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have IR Blaster?

No, neither the Note 20 nor the Note 20 Ultra have an IR blaster. The truth is that no Samsung phones have come with this feature in a long time and I don’t think it is a feature that is going to miraculously make a comeback. If you want a smartphone with an IR blaster get yourself a Xiaomi phone be it the Redmi or the flagship line. The company has a great track record when it comes to functionalities of IR blaster integrated into their devices.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have Edge Lighting?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have edge lighting. You can easily turn it On and customize it to your preference from the Settings App. All you have to do is navigate to Display Settings -> Edge Screen -> Edge Lighting -> Enable it (Turn it On) -> Then customize it to work the way you want.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have FM Radio?

No, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra do not have Radio.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Have a Face ID?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have Face ID or Face Unlock. It is a biometric measure that allows you to unlock your device with your Face. Face ID is used by Apple while Face Unlock is used by Android manufacturers.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Support a 45 Watts Charger?

No, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra supports up to 25 watts of fast charging. S20 Ultra was the only flagship launched the same year that supports 45 watts of fast charging.

Does Samsung Note 20 Ultra Come with Screen Protector?

If you are talking about free tempered glass, No, neither the Note 20 nor the Note 20 Ultra comes with a screen protector. However, if you are talking about in-built screen protection, then Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Is Samsung Note 20 Ultra Good for Gaming?

Yes, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G with Adreno 650 GPU. Gaming on both devices is amazing.

Is Samsung Note 20 Ultra Waterproof?

Yes, both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are IP68 certified. This means they are dust and water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

What is the Difference Between the Samsung Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra?

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Note 20Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass 5 Front, Plastic Back, and Aluminum sideCorning Gorilla Glass Victus (Front and Back) and Stainless-Steel Side
Display6.7-inches Super AMOLED Plus with HDR10+ and 393 PPI pixel density6.9-inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X with HDR10+, 496 PPI pixel density, and up to 120Hz refresh rate
Screen Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1440 x 3088 pixels. You can only use 60Hz refresh rate at this quality and 120Hz refresh rate at 1080P resolution
Storage8GB RAM, 128GB, and 256GB internal storage with no support for an SD card8GB and 12GB RAM. 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage with support for a hybrid SD card slot
CameraRear: 12MP (Wide) + 64MP (Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide) Front: 10MPRear: 108MP (Wide) + 12MP (Periscope Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide) Front: 10MP
Battery4300 mAh with 25 watts of fast charging support4500 mAh with 25 watts of fast charging support

Final Thought

Both the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are powered by 7nm+, 8-Cores Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G CPU with Adreno 650 GPU.

They both run on One UI 3.0 Based on Android 10 out of the box but are upgradable to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12.

Both device also uses an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner.

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