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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 pre-orders in China are shown to be a tenth of those of the Ultra

The Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra. (Source: YouTube)
The Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra. (Source: YouTube)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series are now available to reserve with online retailers in the Chinese market. This has led to an observation from the well-known leaker Ice Universe as to how its 2 variants are faring in this market. It seems that the more expensive Ultra model is outselling its vanilla counterpart by an emphatic amount

Online retailers such as JD, Suning and Tmall are currently taking reservations for the latest in the Samsung Galaxy Note series in their native China. This represents a good chance to see how each of its 2 models compete for consumer favor, as the tipster Ice Universe has noticed. This leaker has posted a comparison of these "bookings" for both of them (the Note 20 and 20 Ultra).

These 2 screenshots indicate that the Ultra had attracted 2038 of these, whereas the vanilla 20 had accrued just 204. This apparently holds true even though the former is listed at 9199 yuan (~US$1331) for a 12GB RAM SKU, whereas the latter costs 7399 yuan (~$1070) for an 8GB unit. However, that may be part of the issue driving the approximate 10:1 discrepancy between their recorded booking rates.

It appears that customers prefer the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra even though it is the more expensive model. Then again, it could be argued that the base 20 does not have much going for it besides its lower price tag. It may have more colors and be more durable - however, this is due to the plastic in its rear panel, which, despite Samsung's ostensible faith in the Note brand to gloss that over, may be inescapably incompatible with its thousand-dollar price tag.

The Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, packs every high-end spec Samsung had to apply to its category with fewer immediately visible caveats. Furthermore, as Ice Universe points out, there are other phones with specs to match (and even beat) the vanilla Note 20 that go for much less on the Chinese market right now. Finally, many potential buyers willing to settle for this lower-end Galaxy Note may also be prepared to wait until the phablet goes on sale, too.

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A snapshot of the Note 20 Ultra's bookings compared to that of the Note 20. (Source: Twitter)
A snapshot of the Note 20 Ultra's bookings compared to that of the Note 20. (Source: Twitter)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-25 (Update: 2020-08-26)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.