Anonymous, 05 Jan 2021Note series got cancelledNo it didn't. Yes, there are rumors that it will get cancelled but as of now nothing happened and it likely won't. Maybe stop reading gossip tech sites.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2021Will the note 20 ultra price drop?No maybe just € 100 that too much much later in the year
I have a note 9 and will get the S20 FE 256 GB forget this
cherry, 05 Jan 2021Would the pen work for S20 basic?No, it won't. As the earlier non-note version don't have a Wacom digitizer (an extra layer on the display) for the phone to support the S-Pen. You may however use other pen that mimic your finger touching the display.
silversurfhur, 05 Jan 2021well imagine the humungous opened flip cover beside your screen...jeezI've had to get a similar case for my Tab S7. It is cumbersome but better than the stupid back charging option which encourages the loss of the pen. I had to get that case from Soke not Samsung.
However, for a phone, I would not buy a flip case. It gets in the way of day-to-day use such as camera. My Note 9 (and previous notes) have been perfectly safe with just a screen protector and a back cover, and that is all I ever want.
So long as such a back cover case can SECURELY hold the pen, then I'm happy if they use the internal space to give us a decent sized battery. After just over 2 years my note 9 battery now has an estimated capacity of only 3012 mAh compared to the original 4000! It barely lasts a day of light use.
Solun1, 04 Jan 2021How would Note fans pay more? They buy the Note series. I do.Note series got cancelled
Imagine the huge side bezel thanks to the s-pen case. Suddenly the note 20 ultra feels like mini. Sweet giant jeez.
I think this is a silly idea. If Samsung want to give S Pen support to S21 Ultra just make it store it internally like the Note series, and merge Note series with S series. Maybe have the S Pen as an external accessory for the S21+ and standard S21.
I have a Note 10+ currently, was tempted to get Note 20 Ultra but the increase in price to £1179 ( compared to the 10+ which was £999 and it's trade in value is only £350 now) put me off. Especially when there's nothing to justify that increase - some things are actually a downgrade like lower screen resolution if adaptive refresh rate is used, and no 2x/3x zoom camera so photos taken at focal lengths ideal for portraits such as 50 - 100mm equivalent can produce worse results as the phone is cropping from the main camera. I've seen a number of comparisons showing iPhone 11 & 12 models producing better portraits than the Note 20 Ultra as they have dedicated ~2x cameras. Only going up to the focal length of the periscope lens does the Note 20 Ultra then pull ahead.
I was therefore excited to hear S21 Ultra would have a dedicated 3x camera and S Pen support as I do use the pen a lot, thinking this could be a better buy then the Note 20 Ultra. This external pen storage solution is not for me though. I use a Pitaka magnetic case on my 10+ as I need to have my phone mounted in the car for work, so being able to have it attach magnetically to a wirelessly charging mount is incredibly useful. I used the Samsung flip cover back when I had a Note 8 but soon realised it was completely impractical to use with a car mount if it was necessary to view the main screen i.e for maps.
So when S21 Ultra is released I could get it and enjoy having better cameras which is a big feature for me, one of the main reasons I upgrade, but give up the convenience of having S Pen internally stored and hope some manufacturer will come up with a case that can store the S Pen and also work with a car mount, ideally a magnetic car mount like I already use, but even then such cases might be able to store the S Pen but not charge it, meaning it would need to be charged seperately or the Bluetooth features it has would be unavailable. Or I accept that I will have to carry the S Pen seperately which will have the same charging issue and most likely be forgotten or lost. Or I get Note 20 Ultra but miss out on the better camera setup, newer chipset and other improvements S21 Ultra will have. Great going Samsung, way to look after S Pen users that pay Samsungs's annoyingly high prices because they want to get the best specs. Now there is a choice which feature to lose out on - camera setup or S Pen. And it's a long wait til August when the next Note will be released - if it all if some rumours are to be believed.
You'd think with the new gen now supporting the S-Pen, Samsung will drop the Note series. So, S21 ('compact'), S21+ (bigger), S21 Ultra (the Note equivalent).
They should just call it the S21 Compact, S21, and S21 Note. Samsung releases so many phones, so they should at least streamline their flagship offerings...
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2021Press F for the people who bought Note 20 Ultra Will the note 20 ultra price drop?
By giving the S Pen to the S21 Ultra Samsung has imo announces see the death knell of the Note series of phones. Anyone wanting an inbuilt S Pen from now on will have to buy a Z Fold 3 or its successor
hold on does this mean they r gonna start selling an S pen as separate. i mean s pen will already come with the note but does this also mean u can buy one separately????
Solun1, 04 Jan 2021It's an optional accessory. If you don't want it, don't buy it. Just like the k... moreThe problem is the stylus is not built in, causing Note fans to shell out more money than if it we're built in. Has a chance of using watered-down or inferior stylus technology compared to previous built in ones.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2021Will the telephoto be 5X or 10X optical?3x and 10x zoom. It could easily pull of 100x zoom with that, producing 1.5MP native resolution and about 3MP photos with some upressing and sharpening algorithms. Which should be way better than most other smartphones out there.