Now this is interesting – the Bluetooth SIG certified the SM-N986U under the name “Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra”. Previously, an analyst examining Samsung’s supply chain claimed that there will be no Note20 Ultra, just the vanilla Note20 and the Note20+.
This isn’t a new phone, but previous rumors called it the Galaxy Note20+. The model was spotted at Geekbench, leakster Ice Universe claims that the phone will be powered by an unannounced Snapdragon 865+ chipset based on that result. The 3C certified the Chinese model, SM-N9860, and revealed that it has a 25W wired charger.
So, does that mean that we will get a Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra with nothing in between? Or is Samsung readying three new Note models for launch? Looking at the S20 family, the vanilla S20 is G980, the S20+ is G986 and the S20 Ultra is G988 (note the third digit).
This means that N986 should have been a Galaxy Note20+, though Samsung may have decided to rename it to “Ultra” instead. Or the Bluetooth SIG posted the wrong name (it took down the page, we’ll see if it reappears).