Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones Unveiled: All You Need to Know

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Samsung has taken the veil off the official latest entrants into the new Galaxy S20 family of devices. These are the South-Korean giant’s 2020 flagship smartphones, taking over from last year’s trio, the Galaxy S10, S10e, and the S10 5G.

This year, we also get three devices: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and the maxed out Galaxy S20 Ultra. So what do these devices bring to the smartphone industry? Let’s gloss over the key points.

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The first thing to note is that the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 Plus are probably the proper flagships in the traditional sense of the word. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is, in simple words, a flex from Samsung.

All you need to know is that although they mostly share the same guts, there’s a good-better-best cadence to them. You’ll see why in a minute.

Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus

The first thing you will notice about these devices is that they carry on the design language from the previous generation devices. This means that they are both rectangular glass slabs with little in terms of bezels.

samsung galaxy s20 and s20 plus

Both these devices sport the Infinity-O display that we saw on the Galaxy Note 10 smartphone. They also spot similar internals:

  • Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 6.2-inch (for the Galaxy S20 and 6.7-inch for the Galaxy S20 Plus).
  • Infinity-O Display (3200×1440) 563 ppi for the Galaxy S20 and 525ppi for the S20 Plus.
  • HDR10+ certified
  • 120Hz refresh rate support

The devices’ full spec-sheet can be found on Samsung’s official website here.

Galaxy S20 Ultra

The beefiest device of the trio is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This device spots similar internals with the S20 and S20 Plus but juices up things just a little bit.

samsung galaxy s20 ultra

Where this device differs most from the other two devices is the camera. This device sports a 108MP wide-angle camera sensor with a periscope mechanism, something similar to the one we saw with the Huawei P30 Pro.

samsung galaxy s20 ultra camera

Also, unlike the other two devices that only support low-frequency 5G, this device comes with all the 5G radios meaning that it is able to utilize both ultra-high band 5G and low band 5G.

S20 UltraS20 PlusS20
Display 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (3200X1440) HDR10+ certified 120Hz display support 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (3200X1440) HDR10+ certified 120Hz display support 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (3200X1440) HDR10+ certified 120Hz display support
Processor Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865
Memory 16GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128/256GB internal storage 5G: 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128/256/512GB internal storage LTE: 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage 5G: 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage LTE: 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage
Cameras Rear Quad camera: – Ultra Wide: *12MP, F2.2(120˚) – Wide-angle: *108MP, F1.8(79˚), PDAF, OIS – Telephoto: **48MP, PDAF, F3.5(24˚), OIS – DepthVision Front: 40MP, PDAF, F2.2(80˚) Rear Quad Camera: – Ultra Wide: *12MP, F2.2(120˚) – Wide-angle: *12MP, F1.8(79˚), Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS – Telephoto: *64MP, PDAF, F2.0(76˚), OIS – DepthVision Front: 10MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2(80˚) Rear Triple Camera: – Ultra Wide: *12MP, F2.2(120˚) – Wide-angle: *12MP, F1.8(79˚), Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS – Telephoto: *64MP, PDAF, F2.0(76˚), OIS Front: 10MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2(80˚)
Battery 5000mAH Fast Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Wireless PowerShare 4500mAh Fast Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Wireless PowerShare 4000mAh Fast Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Wireless PowerShare
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.0 NFC MST (Samsung Pay) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.0 NFC MST (Samsung Pay) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.0 NFC MST (Samsung Pay)
Other Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor Stereo Speakers by AKG USB Type-C Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor Stereo Speakers by AKG USB Type-C Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor Stereo Speakers by AKG USB Type-C
Durability IP68 IP68 IP68
Size 76.0 x 166.9 x 8.8mm 220g 73.7 x 161.9 x 7.8mm 186g 69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9mm 163g

Of the three devices, the most affordable model the Galaxy S20, which retails for $999 with 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. For the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus with the same storage and memory, you’ll pay $1,199. For $1,349, you can increase the S20 Plus storage to 512GB.

The Ultra model starts at $1,399 and goes all the way up to $1,599.99 depending on your storage options.

Availability

In the United States, these devices will be available on March 6th and preorders begin on February 21st. For the rest of the world, well, we might have to wait a few more weeks for local launches.

As the device was only launched a few hours ago, and knowing just how much Samsung devices get jam-packed with features, it might take a few more posts to cover all the bells and whistles that these devices bring. Stay tuned to the linked posts.