The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of the most highly regarded smartphone series. With the signature S pen stylus that has a 26 milliseconds latency, the Note series has never failed to impress. A powerhouse of a series, the much-awaited Note 20 series was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked launch event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Watch 3.
The Note 20 series bring plenty of significant developments into the mix with respect to every aspect. Redefining the world of smartphones, the Note 20 series has godlike specifications. Depending on the marketplace, the Note 20 series will either feature an octa-core Exynos 990 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. Either way, the Note 20 series is as powerful as a computer suite.
The latest flagship offering from the Korean technology giant, the Note 20 series runs on the One UI on top of Android 10. With an Infinity-O Super AMOLED flat/edge display, the consumption of media will be a delight to the eyes. The Note 20 Ultra gets an upgrade in terms of the display refresh rate with a 120Hz display for a liquid-smooth scrolling experience.
Samsung has been consistently delivering flagships that triumph in terms of all aspects. The main highlight of the Note 20 series is the camera setup. One of a kind, the Ultra version features a perplexing 108-MP primary camera that comes with f/1.8 aperture. The Note 20 gets a downsize with a 12-MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture.
However, both the siblings are expected to capture an incredible amount of detail citing the difference in the count of megapixels. Talking about the sidekicks, the Note 20 features a baffling 64-MP telephoto lens with f/2.0 aperture while the Ultra settles with a 12-MP telephoto lens with f/3.0 aperture. Coming to the ultra-wide-angle camera, both the siblings feature a 12-MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
For selfie fanatics, the series features a 10-MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The Note 20 Ultra features a mind-boggling 50X super-zoom while the downsized version features a 30X super-zoom. The Note 20 series is capable of capturing videos in 8K that is comprehended to be the highest resolution attained in any smartphone camera. The Note 20 Ultra boasts an intriguing Laser auto-focus sensor while the younger brother misses out on it.
Factually speaking, the Note 20 series has a revolutionary camera setup that has the potential of competing with the leading smartphone manufacturers in terms of optics. On paper, the specifications of the Note 20 series seem to be unbeatable. However, the performance of the camera can be increased significantly using Google Camera.
While the stock camera application of Samsung does a decent job, Gcam can help in achieving more out of the sensor along with the addition of a bunch of features. Gcam is a camera application developed by Google for Android. It is the stock camera application for Google’s Pixel lineup.
Unfortunately, Gcam is exclusive for the Pixel series. This implies that it is not available on the Google Play Store for the rest of the devices. However, it can be downloaded on the popular Note 20 series using an APK.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Google Camera features:
- Night Sight
- Portrait mode, lens blur, Panorama mode, and wide-angle mode
- Astrophotography mode
- HDR and HDR+ enhanced options
- Social sharing
- Face Enhancer
- AR Stickers
- Slow-motion capabilities
- Quick toggle option
Google Camera (Gcam) for Galaxy Note 20 series:
The Note 20 series features one of the most powerful camera setups. While the DxOMark scores are not out yet, the Note 20 series is expected to perform exceptionally well. The combination of Gcam and the camera module present on the Note 20 series will account for a worthy combination capturing breathtaking visuals.