Earlier, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra along with other products. The model is the higher-tier version of the Galaxy Note 20, which has been the subject of a lot of rumors recently. Interestingly, The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first smartphone with the latest and most durable display-Corning's Gorilla Glass Victus.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Display
Corning introduced last week the Gorilla Glass Victus describing it as a much tougher type of panel. According to Corning this type of display is much difficult to break and scratch. The launch of the new display is timely since most smartphone manufacturers aim to produce handsets with thinner bezels.
The Gorilla Glass Victus display of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra does not come cheap. One of the possible reasons why Samsung opted to ship the higher tier model of this year's series is probably to minimize the damage on the device's display. It is worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sports a massive 6.9-inch display.
This size is essentially invading the compact tablet realm. The size of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is quite huge, making it difficult to hold for average users. This could be another reason why Samsung chose to use the new Gorilla Glass Victus.
Corning earlier said that the latest display could withstand drops up to 2 meters on hard and rough surfaces. Compared to Gorilla Glass 6, the Victus is two times more resistant to scratch. Compared to the Gorilla Glass 6 that can only survive 15 drops, the Gorilla Glass Victus could survive 20 one-meter drops. While this would not make the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra invulnerable to drops and scratches, it offers extra protection.
Other Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Features
CNET describes the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as the phone with the most list of ridiculous specs and features. Aside from the Gorilla Glass Victus, which offers a more durable display, the higher-tier model offers a nine milliseconds latency when used with S-Pen. A fast reaction from the time the S-Pen touches the screen, which is similar to that offered by the iPad Pro.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also offers a higher refresh rate. It is capable of refreshing the display 120 times each second. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra offers a 5x optical zoom with 50x digital zoom in terms of camera. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is now available for pre-order.