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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra gets green light from Indonesian telecom

Samsung’s upcoming S Pen flagship has seemingly been certified by a telecom agency in Indonesia, where the device is being referred to as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. There’s no mention of the base model, but the Galaxy Note 20 series will follow a launch strategy similar to last year’s Galaxy Note 10 lineup, with the company planning to release not one, but two variants of the same flagship. The 4G variant of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has now been confirmed to be planned for release in Indonesia, as telecom agencies are already making the necessary launch preparations ahead of Samsung’s virtual Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for August 5.

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the Galaxy Note 20’s evolution of news, leaks, and rumors, it should come as no surprise that the certificate at hand links the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra name with the SM-N985F model number. In contrast, the standard Galaxy Note 20 variant carries model number SM-N980F, and the 5G-enabled alternatives should correspond to model numbers SM-N981 and SM-N986. As yet, there’s no evidence to support the launch of the 5G-enabled Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra in Indonesia.

The Plus is dead, long live the Ultra

Coincidentally, the Indonesian telecom certificate unearthed by MySmartPrice also lends more credibility to the Ultra designation, even though additional proof of a name change wasn’t necessarily needed at this point. But over the past few months, the media’s been referring to the top-tier Galaxy Note 20 model by both the ‘Plus’ and ‘Ultra’ monikers, with the latter gaining more traction as time went by. And granted, although nothing is official until Samsung says so, SamMobile has been fairly confident that the Korean company will choose the latter name tag ever since the phone’s visit to Bluetooth.

Regardless of how the top-tier Galaxy Note 20 will be called, the device is expected to boast a total of four rear-facing sensors including a 108MP main shooter, a periscope-type lens capable of 50x hybrid zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, and a ToF or laser autofocus module. These details are subject to change, but not for long.

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