Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 20 smartphone has leaked ahead of its official launch next month.
The standard Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will both support 5G and stream Xbox games over the cloud, according to German IT news website WinFuture.
Both devices are optimised for game streaming via Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s video game subscription service that gives users access to a catalogue of games.
More than 90 games should be available on the smartphone via the cloud, making the Galaxy Note 20 a ‘portable game console’.
Samsung is cooperating closely with Microsoft to offer automatic synchronisation with OneNote, Microsoft’s note-taking software, as well as gesture commands.
Both phones run Android 10, come with a triple camera system and have a new S Pen stylus, which is a characteristic feature of Samsung’s Note series.
The response time of the stylus is just nine milliseconds on the Ultra and 26 milliseconds on the standard Note 20, which comes ‘closer to writing on paper than ever before’, the site reports, based on ‘official’ renders.
The cheaper ‘standard’ Galaxy Note 20, which be available with or without 5G support, has a 6.7-inch display while the Ultra packs 6.9 inches.
Samsung will be officially unveiling its new Note 20 models at its Galaxy Unpacked event, which will take place online on August 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although pricing is yet to be confirmed by the company, the site puts the price range at ‘more than 1000 euros’ (£900).
The company is rumoured to be launching the two Note 20 models, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and a 5G version of its Galaxy Z Flip, which folds along a horizontal crease through its centre.
Samsung is once again expanding its Note family for the second half of 2020,’ WinFuture said in its report, as translated from German.
‘The upper price regions are served by the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, while the “normal” Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is aimed at lower price points.
‘We do not yet have any specific information on this, but the equipment and design of the product range already make this clear.’
WinFuture said it received the official pictures and specs in advance as an exclusive, without disclosing its source.
The slightly larger Ultra will have dimensions of 6.4 by 3 by 0.3 inches, compared to the standard’s 6.3 by 2.9 by 0.3 inches.
An ultrasonic fingerprint reader, like the one already used in the S20 series, will sit under the display surface on both of the models, WinFuture adds.