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The next phone in the Samsung Note range has finally been announced at the recent Samsung Unpacked event. I present to you, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra.

Here is a snapshot of the specs of the 2 phones side by side below

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The regular Note 20 will come in mystic bronze, mystic green and mystic grey while the Note 20 Ultra will be available in mystic bronze, mystic black and mystic white.

As mentioned in most rumour reports, the Note 20 series will have 6.7 to 6.9-inch screens with Infinity-0 displays, so no surprise there.

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The Note 20 Ultra will come with four lenses at the rear. It will have 108 mega-pixel lens and 50x optical zoom while the regular Note 20 has 20x optical zoom. Both versions have 10 mega-pixel front-facing cameras.

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Thanks to both models being powerhouses, the battery lives are more than great. Samsung’s also boasting super-fast charging capabilities so you can get more than 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes.

Its advanced S Pen function has five new gesture controls to help with ‘touchless navigation of your device’. What’s also kind of cool and efficient is that the Samsung Notes app will allow you to save your notes across multiple devices like your PC, tablet and phone. This is great for people who love taking notes.

The starting price for the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is $1,499 and $1,649 if you’re after 5G. Both come with 256GB memory.

You can get the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for $1,849 or pay $1,999 if you’d rather opt for 5G. The two versions also come with 256GB memory. In case that’s not enough, you also have the option of getting Note 20 Ultra 5G with 512GB memory but it’ll set you back $2,199 and you can only get it in mystic black.

You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 starting today, and it will go on sale in Australia through retailers and phone shops from Friday 21st August 2020.

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We also saw the next generation of the Samsung Earbuds known as Galaxy Buds Live. There’s no “ambient sound” mode on these earbuds because you’ll have no trouble hearing someone talking next to you or an important announcement at the terminal. Not everyone will like that, but if you want more isolation, that’s where the Buds Plus and their sealed-off design come in.

The Galaxy Buds Live can get up to six hours of continuous battery life with ANC enabled (21 with the case) or eight hours (29 with case) if you’ve got both ANC and Bixby Voice. The Buds Live are only rated for IPX2 water / sweat resistance, meaning they might not survive a rainstorm or a fountain of sweat on a hot day. You’re better off with the Galaxy Buds Plus or something like the Powerbeats Pro for workouts.

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We also saw the next generation Galaxy Watch 3. It looks similar to the prior model, with a physical rotating dial, two buttons on the side, and a chunkier design compared to the sleeker and simpler Active models. But Samsung says it’s 14 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the Galaxy Watch, which should make it more comfortable to wear, especially for those with smaller wrists. At the same time, the screen size has increased to 1.4 inches on the larger variant.

The Watch 3 is available in two different sizes, 41mm and 45mm, each with Bluetooth or LTE variations. The 41mm version will be available in bronze or silver, while the 45mm watch will be in silver or black. Both models have full-color, always-on OLED displays with Gorilla Glass.

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Let us know what you think Android fans? Will this be on the list for upgrades?

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