The Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra were both announced and released last month with prices (US) of $999 and $1,299, respectively. Not even a month has passed and Samsung is already discounting the price of the new Samsung flagship duo.
Anyone purchasing the phone unlocked in the US can get a discount of $200 for either smartphone. That bumps the price of the Galaxy Note20 down to $799, and the Note20 Ultra is now $1099. Customers in the US can buy the phone from B&H Photo, Best Buy, or Amazon for the discounted price. Keep in mind this only applies to the unlocked variant and not any carrier-specific ones or any sold directly from Samsung’s official website.
It isn’t unusual for Samsung to discount new smartphone flagships, but we’ve usually seen this happen with carrier partners offering two-for-one deals when you add lines or open new accounts. We wonder if this move has anything to do with Apple’s coincidental announcement of its iPhone 12 launch event taking place next week.
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G comes with a 6.7-inch FHD+ screen (with 60Hz refresh rate) and punch hole selfie camera. There’s a 4,300 mAh battery on-board and a Snapdragon 865 inside (in the US version). The phone runs Android 10 with One UI 2.5 laid on top, along with either 128GB or 256GB of storage paired 8GB of RAM.
Meanwhile, the more expensive Note20 Ultra gets a larger 6.9-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, a larger 4,500 mAh battery, and either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage, and 12GB of RAM across the board.
The Ultra model has a souped up triple camera consisting of a 108MP main camera, a 12MP 5X periscope telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultra wide camera. The regular model uses the same ultra wide camera but swaps the main camera out for a 12MP shooter and the periscope telephoto camera with in favor of a 64MP shooter with 3X hybrid zoom.