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Note 20 Ultra: The display in Samsung's latest flagship is not a fan of flames

The Note 20 Ultra does not stand up well when exposed to a naked flame. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
The Note 20 Ultra does not stand up well when exposed to a naked flame. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
The first smartphone with Corning Gorilla Glass 7, better known as Gorilla Glass Victus, has passed through the hands of JerryRigEverything with less than flying colours. While the Note 20 Ultra may be structurally sound, its AMOLED screen did not fare well during the YouTubers infamous burn test.
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You may think that the screen in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra should fare just as well as other AMOLED panels in the infamous JerryRigEverything burn test. Samsung has covered its latest flagship smartphone in Gorilla Glass Victus, which is Corning's latest glass type. The glass manufacturer advertises Victus as offering four times the scratch resistance than "competitive aluminosilicate".

JerryRigEverything has exposed the limits of that claim though, as Victus scratches at level six on Mohs scale of hardness. Seemingly, "competitive aluminosilicate" means the regular stuff, and not Gorilla Glass 6. Corning also claims that Victus glass can withstand drops from up to two metres onto hard surfaces, which represents a 40 cm improvement on the capabilities of Gorilla Glass 6.

Typically, AMOLED screens recover after the JerryRigEverything burn test, albeit sans their oleophobic coating that the YouTuber burnt off. However, that is not the case with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Instead, its 120 Hz display discolours and does not recover. We are unsure why this occurs, but the behaviour is consistent with LCD panels rather than AMOLED ones.

Naturally, we would not recommend that you try the burn test on your Note 20 Ultra, or any smartphone for that matter. Perhaps more importantly, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will not break or bend if you accidentally sit on it, unlike some competing flagships like the Pixel 4 XL.

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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-18 (Update: 2020-08-18)