This Galaxy Note 20 feature isn't the upgrade we want to see from the Note 10

This Galaxy Note 20 feature has fans saying they'll stick with the Note 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 concept image
(Image credit: Ice Universe)

The Galaxy Note 20 reveal is imminent, with its debut at Samsung's Unpacked event just a few weeks away. The handset is the follow up to last year's Note 10, that went over well with critics (and here at T3!) thanks to its compact design that was a deviation from the series' usual gargantuan size.

Well it seems that the age of a Note handset that can be used with just the one hand is over, as new renders indicate that the Galaxy Note 20 is going big - significantly bigger than the Note 10 - and there are pictures to prove it.  

Twitter leaker Ice Universe has shared renders of the Galaxy Note 20, and has posted side-by-side comparisons of the handset next to the Galaxy Note 10, stating that the images shown are the devices' "actual size".

According to Ice Universe, the Note 20 is 1cm taller than the Note 10, and where the Note 10 had a curved screen, the Note 20 has a flat one. As with the Note 10, the Note 20 has a 60Hz display, which is a bit lacklustre in the world of 90Hz and 120Hz displays. Even the upcoming mid-tier OnePlus Nord is going to have a 90Hz refresh rate, and that's a sub $500 handset.  

The tipster did add that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will have an adaptive 120Hz option, but neither model will have a QHD+120Hz option. Elsewhere, we can see that the holepunch front-facing camera has been scaled down for the Note 20.

Interestingly, when polling their followers on whether they'd get the Note 20 or stick with the Note 10, the results were pretty much evenly split, with just 56% saying they'd get the new device. 

We'll have to see how the larger size goes over with Samsung fans, as judging by the feedback, most of them were happy about the Note 10's smaller form factor, and returning to a larger design has proven to be a huge turn off. 

The Galaxy Note 20 will be unveiled at Unpacked on August 5 along with the  Galaxy Z Flip 5G (and the 4G version in a new colour), and the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Shabana Arif

Shabana worked at as News Editor covering tech and gaming, and has been writing about video games for almost a decade (and playing them since forever). She's had bylines at major gaming sites during her freelance career before settling down here at T3, and has podcasts, streaming, and video content under her belt to boot. Outside of work, she also plays video games and should really think about expanding her hobbies. If you have any tech or gaming tips, shoot over an email or DM her on social media.