So Apple is rumored to not include headphonesas well as the charging brick in the box of the upcoming iPhone 12. But it looks like Samsung has already beatenApple at its own rumored decision to not bundle earphones in the box,
at least in the UnitedStates. Unlike the rest of the world, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in the US doesn’t get the AKG headphones in the box, as seen from their own website.
The what’s in the box content for the restof the world including South Korea which gets the Snapdragon 865+ shows the earphones aswell as a protective case. Here’s another interesting detail, last yearthe Galaxy Note 10+ was launched with 256GB as base storage,
this year too the GalaxyNote 20 Ultra ships with the same 256GB as base except in the united states. The US model of the Note 20 Ultra only comeswith 128GB of onboard storage at the base version, half the storage of last year’s model.
Samsung does provide a 512GB model as well,but upgrading to that model will cost you an extra $150 dollars. It’s kinda weird and confusing market decisionby Samsung, to be honest.
The US will have an advantage over the Exynosregion since they are getting a superior performing Note 20 Ultra but it looks like Samsung iskinda leveling the playing field by offering the US consumers less storage and no AKG headphoneswhich by the way sounds amazing. Anyway, here’s an update to the last video.
I said since the Galaxy Tab S7+ only comeswith the Snapdragon 865+ chipset worldwide, and it supports 120Hz at QHD+ resolution,the Exynos chipset is the one to blame for the lack of support of the same on the GalaxyNote 20 Ultra as well as the S20 series.
Turns out, the Exynos 990 does indeed support120Hz at QHD+ as shown in the specifications of the Exynos 990 on Samsung’s website aspointed out by Mishaal Rahman, the editor in chief of XDA. There are many explanations why Samsung hasdecided to not enable the feature on the Note 20 Ultra but no one knows for sure just yetexcept Samsung.
Some say it’s because the Note 20 Ultra doesn’thave dual MIPI lane like the OnePlus 8 Pro and thereby doesn’t have the bandwidth necessaryfor driving the higher refresh rate at the highest resolution.
But Oppo Find X2 pro has single MIPI laneand yet does 120Hz at QHD. Another explanation could be the OLED panelsof the Note 20 Ultra and S20 series isn’t capable of doing 120Hz at QHD as there isno trace for it in S20’s kernel.
Some also say it’s because of the memory asin RAM because it needs a faster memory to push 120 at QHD, which I don’t think is true. If that’s the case then why does OnePlus 8Pro and Oppo Find X2 can do it with seemingly the same memory.
The point is no one knows why exactly theydidn’t enable 120Hz at QHD except Samsung and I don’t think they’re ever going to tellus. So we can just hope that at least next year’sSamsung flagships have this setting enabled out of the box.
Thankfully, though the Note 20 Ultra has anadaptive display which means it should be around 10-15 percent better efficient thanthe display on the S20 Ultra. In any case, the Note 20 Ultra is still thebest option if you’re in for an upgrade,
unless you want to spend over $2000 then get theZ Fold 2, you’re not going to regret it. Do let me know what do you think about thisdown in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!