The vanilla Galaxy Note 20 is shaping up to be a big disappointment.
What you need to know
- A new leak has revealed European prices for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones.
- The Galaxy Note 20 will apparently start at €999 in the old continent, while the Note 20 Ultra 5G will start at €1349.
- Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds are tipped to be priced at €189 in Europe.
Earlier this month, a report out of South Korea had claimed that the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones will be more affordable than their predecessors. However, a new leak suggests both the upcoming Note 20 series phones will actually be more expensive than expected.
According to tipster Ishan Agarwal and MySmartPrice, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will start at €999 in Europe for the 4G-only variant with 256GB storage. The 5G variant of the phone with identical storage will apparently cost €1,099. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, on the other hand, is tipped to be priced at €1,349 for the 256GB variant and €1,449 for the 512GB variant. For reference, Samsung had launched the Galaxy Note 10 in Europe for €949, while the Galaxy Note 10+ started at €1,099 for the 256GB variant.
While the rumored Galaxy Note 20 Ultra prices aren’t shocking, the €999 starting price of the Galaxy Note 20 is definitely a shocker. Unlike the vanilla Galaxy S20, the Note 20 isn’t expected to be a “true” flagship phone. Although it will be powered by the same Exynos 990 chipset in Europe as the Note 20 Ultra 5G, the vanilla model is rumored to feature a 60Hz display, a plastic back, and a less impressive camera setup.
The latest pricing leak also claims that the Galaxy Buds Live will cost €189 in Europe. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Buds Live alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series and three other new products at its virtual Unpacked event on August 5.
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