Galaxy Note 20: Samsung reportedly downgrades storage to 128GB on base model

Here’s something that will surely shock you. Samsung is working on its next Galaxy Note — probably called the Galaxy Note 20 — and now we’re getting reports it will ship with 128GB of storage in its base model.

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SamMobile reports from sources familiar with Samsung’s plans that the Galaxy Note 20 will have a base model with 128GB of storage.

This may not seem surprising, given the Galaxy S20 series just debuted with 128GB as its base tier — and its only option on some models — but it’s surprising that Samsung is opting for this, looking at last year’s model. Looking at both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, Samsung shipped both devices with 256GB of storage as the base tier and 512GB available on the Note 10+.

It seems odd Samsung would downgrade its enthusiast-focused device a year later, but perhaps it’s a cost-cutting measure? There’s little other explanation here, especially seeing as Samsung is pushing memory-hungry features such as 8K video on its latest devices. This news does bode well too for the presence of a microSD card slot, something last year’s smaller Note 10 lacked.

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