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