Samsung accidentally shows off bronze Galaxy Note 20 before launch

Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • An image of the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 has just leaked online from an unexpected source, Samsung's online web store.
  • The new image shows off the upcoming smartphone in bronze, and it's pretty pleasing to the eye.
  • Samsung is expected to officially debut this handset on August 5th.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 has made an appearance from an unlikely source, Samsung itself (spotted and shared on Twitter). The company appears to have accidentally shared images of the upcoming Note 20 Ultra to the Galaxy Note 8 page on its Russian storefront, giving us a look at the smartphone before its debut.

The image matches with earlier renders, albeit showing the phone in a more saleable light. It retains a camera bump similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but carries on the more squared-off look the Note line has steadily grown into. As it's an image of the rear, we don't see the expected near-bezeless display nor the Infinity-O camera cutout, but we'll be getting those if the leaked renders continue to be accurate.

Inside, it's expected to carry at least a Snapdragon 865 or an Exynos 992 with up to 16GB of RAM, and a 3096x1444 display with a 120Hz refresh rate on some models. Backing all of this excess is a 4500 mAh battery and Android 10 with fresh One UI additions. It's also expected to ditch the controversial Space Zoom that defined the S20 Ultra earlier this year for a more practical camera zoom level like the S20 and S20+

The Samsung Note 20 is set to be announced on August 5 at Samsung Unpacked.

Michael Allison