Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (SM-N981B) Passes Through FCC, Note 20 Ultra 25W Fast Charging Support Confirmed

The most affordable phone in the Note 20 series will have 5G after all.


The Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones are set to make their debut at the Galaxy UNPACKED event on the 5th of August. This upcoming flagship series is expected to have three variants, the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Two of these three upcoming smartphones – the Note 20 Plus and the Note 20 Ultra – have been spotted on the FCC certification platform so far. Today, the Galaxy Note 20 has also been certified through FCC. Let us have a look at what the FCC certification of the Galaxy Note 20 reveals about the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 gets FCC certification

From the previous leaks, we know that one of the model numbers of the Galaxy Note 20 is SM-981B and this is the very model that has been certified through FCC today.

There was a lot of confusion up until now whether the Galaxy Note 20 has 5G connectivity or not. One of the FCC certification documents of the device clears the air. According to it, the Galaxy Note 20 indeed has 5G cellular support, at least this version does. It is possible that Samsung might launch a 4G version too but we don’t have any info about that yet.

Other connectivity options of the Galaxy Note 20, according to various FCC certification documents of the device, include Bluetooth v5.0 LE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ax, GNSS (GPS), NFC, MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission for payment). These documents also show that the phone comes with EB-BN-980ABY Li-ion battery, EP-TA800 power adapter (18W), EP-DG980BBE data cable, and EJ-PN980 S-Pen.

Furthermore, the FCC certification documents show that the Galaxy Note 20 measures 161 x 75.2mm (thickness isn’t mentioned in these documents), and that the phone has wireless charging, 9W reverse wireless charging, and its S-Pen will charge wirelessly inside the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 25W charging support

We have also come across some new information regarding the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We have spotted a UL Demko certification of the device (for models SM-986B, SM-986B/DS, SM-985F, and SM-N985F/DS). It reveals that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 25W charging (9V x 2.77A).

The Galaxy S20 Ultra features 45W charging. So, it is highly unlikely that Samsung will downgrade the charging speed with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It is possible that the certification mentions that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 25W charging because it might be shipping with a 25W charger but the phone will most probably support up to 45W charging.