Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra apparently leaked on Samsung's own website

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra apparently leaked on Samsung's own website
(Image credit: Samsung (via Max Weinbach, Twitter))

Few things are as exciting as an official first look at a rumoured new smartphone – and this is (probably) what we're looking at, since the image above seems to come from Samsung's own website. 

At the time of going to press, images purported to show the rumoured Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are still live on a server although, for some reason, the link refers to the 'galaxy-note8'.

XDA TV host and writer, Max Weinbach, first tweeted the two shots, which he says were on Samsung's Russian website. Odd? Not really. It wouldn't be the first time Samsung has deployed such a tactic: in February, the Korean giant 'accidentally' confirmed the Galaxy S20's name on its German and Belgian sites.

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Why might Samsung do this now? Well, there's a big event coming up. The Galaxy Note 20 has been tipped for an August release date at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, rumoured to be taking place on 5th August.

The South Korean tech giant is also expected to unveil its Galaxy Fold 2 phone at the event, so why not an 'Ultra' flagship Note handset, too? 

Furthermore, it has been assumed that Samsung's completely redesigned true wireless headphones, the Galaxy Buds 2/Galaxy Buds Live, will be bundled either for free or at a discount with pre-orders of the new phones (as the Galaxy Buds+ were with Galaxy S20 Series pre-orders). In order for this to happen, the new handsets will have to put in an official appearance soon... 

It's important to note that there's no concrete proof that the classy renders above actually depict the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, since there's no title or additional text to go with them. They definitely do depict an unreleased Galaxy Note phone though, with a substantial camera array that's remarkably similar design to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, released earlier this year.


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.