It’s the season for leaks and the upcoming Samsung Note 20 range since to be a favorite as a wealth of new leaks have been shared in recent days, with one being particularly interesting.
The Korean giant is quite keen on offering some flexibility to customers as 5G, and non-5G capable variants of the upcoming device will be available on the market. Since 5G is still in the early stages some customers may opt for the 5G versions, which should come with a more affordable price tag.
According to recent leaks, the base model will come with a 6.7-in Full HD paenl that features a 60Hz refresh rate. A Qualcomm chip will be present in the US version, and it is thought that it will be the Qualcomm 865 Plus SoC. Units manufactured for Europe will come with the Exynos 990 chipset.
The processor will be accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage space. Cost-cutting measures have also become visible as this will be the only available configuration, and the lack of an SD card sort will disappoint users who need or want to have more storage space.
Back to plastic
One of the most surprising leaks argues that Samsung is quite keen on reducing manufacturing costs for Note 20, and the staple glass rear that has been present for years could be replaced by a plastic one.
Paying a premium price for a device that comes with a plastic back found on most mid-range devices might be a major disappointment for potential customers. While the lack of an SD slot can be mitigated by cloud storage, the use of plastic back seems to have the aim to goad users into buying the more expensive Note 20 Ultra, which retains a glass back.
As in the case of all leaks and rumors, it is important to take them with a grain of salt.