Samsung’s current flagships, the Note 20 series of phones, launched earlier this year and have been highly regarded by the Samsung fan community ever since. However, the phones are now set to become even more popular with the company now including the two devices as part of the Android 11-based One UI 3 beta program.
Users on specific networks in the US and those with unlocked Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra devices in the US are now being extended the opportunity to help Samsung get OneUI 3 ready by testing the software for any bugs and issues.
As a successor to the company’s Android 10-based OneUI 2, One UI 3 offers a modern look. There are basically some new features like Quick Settings and Notifications, an app drawer overhaul, and other key tweak features like Always on Display.
These features would complement the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones which would benefit from their powerful hardware, including cameras and displays.
Speaking of hardware, the Note 20 Ultra brings with it a 6.9-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a resolution of 3088 × 1440 pixels, while the Galaxy Note 20 has a 6.9-inch Super AMOLED + display. 7 inches which is limited to a refresh rate of 60 Hz and resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels.
The device only gets 8GB of RAM while the Note 20 Ultra gets a maximum of 12GB of RAM. The two phones will also have improved S Pen features, and Microsoft Office integration will be a strong point.
As for the cameras, the Note 20 Ultra features a 108 megapixel main camera alongside a 12 megapixel ultra wide angle camera and a 12 megapixel telephoto camera that supports true 5x optical zoom. Note 20, on the other hand, only gets a 64-megapixel camera for telephoto lenses with 3x hybrid optical zoom, a 12-megapixel main camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera.
Both phones record video up to 8K. There is also support for the “Space Zoom” feature which reaches 50x for Ultra and 30x on Note 20. For the battery, the Galaxy Note 20 is powered by a 4,300mAh battery, while the Note 20 Ultra battery receives a battery. 4,500 mAh pack.
The roll-out of the update has begun on some Galaxy Note series smartphones.
- Samsung’s Note 20 series has started receiving the OneUI 3 beta update.
- The OneUI 3 beta update is based on Android 11.
- The update is being rolled out to select Note 20 series devices in the US for now.