New Samsung Galaxy Note 20 rumors detail fingerprint reader and more

The Note 20 series is tipped to get up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 5000 mAh battery capacity.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Thu, May 14 2020 10:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:43 AM CST

Rumors have been flying concerning the coming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphone. The latest rumor has surfaced via the YouTube channel called Greggles TV from an interview with the CEO of Display Chain Consultants, Ross Young. Young has been the source of numerous rumors focusing on the Note 20 over the last several weeks.

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According to Young, the Galaxy Note 20 and its larger sibling the Note 20 Plus will be the first devices to use the second-generation Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is an ultrasonic unit first introduced last December with the ability to read two fingerprints at the same time thanks to its large area. The larger read area is expected to bring significant improvements compared to the first generation sensor used in the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones.

Young also claims that the Note 20 devices will have the same selfie camera position as the Note 10. That means users can expect a hole-punch display. The leaker claims that the Note 20 will have a 6.42-inch display with the Note 20 Plus getting a 6.87-inch screen. Other tidbits tossed out in the latest rumor series includes up to 16 GB of RAM and batteries of 4000 mAh to 5000 mAh.

The expectation is that the larger smartphone would have a larger battery. As for the expected launch window, traditionally, the Galaxy Note devices debut in August. Young says the reveal date will remain unchanged. He says that the devices will debut alongside the Galaxy Fold 2 in early August and go on sale later that month or in early September. Previous rumors have also tipped the Fold 2 and possibly the Fold Lite to launch with the Note 20.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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