We still haven’t had any official announcements from Samsung regarding the Note20 series as of yet, expecting the company to only reveal the new phone series sometime in early to mid-August if past release dates are any indications. Yet in a surprise blunder, the company has managed to publicly upload two product images of the upcoming Note20+ or Ultra (naming uncertain) on one of its Ukrainian pages.

Whilst we usually don’t report on leaks or unofficial speculations as part of our editorial standards – a first party blunder like this is very much an exception to the rule.

The leak showcases the seemingly bigger sibling of the Note20 series as it features the full camera housing and seemingly same modules as the Galaxy S20 Ultra. There’s been a design aesthetic change as the cameras are now accentuated by a ring element around the lenses, making the modules appear more consistent with each other, even though there’s still clearly different sized lenses along with the rectangular periscope zoom module. The images showcase actual depth on the part of the ring elements, so they may extend in three dimensions.

The new gold/bronze colour also marks a return for Samsung for such a more metallic option.

We expect the Note20 series to be a minor hardware upgrade over the S20 devices, with the most defining characteristic naturally being the phone’s integrated S-Pen stylus.

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Source: Samsung Ukraine (Removed by now)

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  • goatfajitas - Monday, July 6, 2020 - link

    It is obsolete. It's an old analog connection that is being phased out of existence. Do you think we will be sitting here is 6-7 years debating the merits of a headphone jack on a smartphone? No, because no phones will have it at all. I am not saying its right or wrong nor am I saying those that want it aren't screwed, I am just saying get used to it. It's going away, find your best alternative method and handle it. Reply
  • CSMR - Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - link

    > I cannot understand why headphones did not get this kind of connector:

    A design like that would need be oriented. It's XLR basically. Great, but too hard for ordinary users to plug in.
    Reply
  • s.yu - Monday, July 13, 2020 - link

    No you haven't seen the female side of the adapter, it's two concentric rings, in other words it needs zero orientation, put the plug near the adapter blindfolded and they'll connect themselves by magnetic force. And the reason this only has two rings is it's a charging solution, for 3.5 it needs 3 rings at least. The version of this that passes data is oriented, as either one of two sides needs to face up, but no more than USB-C is oriented, it's also connectable with one hand, blind. I've been saying for years that functionally, magnetic ports are the final solution until true wireless (i.e. charging maintained across a whole room), but uptake is still limited. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Friday, July 3, 2020 - link

    No headphone jack = no buy
    No front stereo speakers = no buy
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  • goatfajitas - Monday, July 6, 2020 - link

    What will you buy? In a few more years you wont have a choice at all. Better get used to it. Reply
  • s.yu - Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - link

    Good thing everything is already good enough on a phone like ROGP2 right? In a few more years just stick to models a few years old and refuse to be extorted by a purely greed driven trend creating problems for a "solution". Reply
  • goatfajitas - Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - link

    What about a few years after that? At some point you will need a new phone and it wont have a headphone jack. I am not involved, I am not saying its right... All I am saying is you better get "OK" with an alternative because its going extinct whether we like it or not. Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - link

    A few years after that I think people would be connected with something akin to Google Glass, if not holograms, and by then hopefully battery deterioration is 1/10 that of today, or somebody sees the market and starts to offer TWS(at least with something matching LDAC as the minimal standard by then, hopefully) with interchangeable batteries. Reply
  • s.yu - Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - link

    Actually following the trend in price a few years you won't be getting anything under $2000. Just go with it right. Reply
  • bull2760 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Get over the headphone jack already. It is an analog device and it is a legacy device in 2020. Either buy a pair of BT headphones or use the USB to 1/4 converter. If everyone thought like you, we would still be using a rotary phone. Reply

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