Truth be told, for the past three years, the Galaxy S Series has been nothing but more of an incremental update over the predecessors but this time, Samsung takes a huge leap and has packed in bunch of new upgrades for the year – making it the most powerful smartphone for 2020 and that said, here’s the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. Like last year, we see three different smartphone but unlike last year, there’s no longer an Galaxy S10e successor. With that said, here’s what the new line up has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20+
Starting with the display, which is the main highlight of the device itself. It houses a Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity O Display with HDR10+ Certification. What makes this year’s display stand apart is the fact that it now carries a 120Hz refesh rate, which we have seen previously with other manufacturers like the ASUS ROG Phone II, which we reviewed here. The camera cut out has been moved to the centre unlike last year where it was positioned on the right corner of the phone. The S20 rocks a 6.2” inch whereas the S20+ rocks a 6.7” display respectively.
The second thing to highlight about these two devices – it’s the camera. On the front, both the device rocks a 10MP Dual Pixel AF sensor and on the back, it house the exact same setup – a triple camera setup with the following sensors.
- Ultra Wide 12MP Sensor at f/2.2
- Wide Angle Primary 12MP Sensor at f/1.8
- Telephoto 64MP Sensor at f/2.0
Only difference is that with the S20+, the camera rocks a 4th Sensor called DepthVision Camera, which is basically a Time of Flight sensor wheres the S20 doesn’t have it. Also, it looks like they have ditched the dual aperture for their primary sensor, which was in my opinion a good feature to begin with.
As for specification, expect it to be powered by Samsung’s latest Exynos 990 Processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which is 5G Ready. The 5G Variants come with 12GB RAM by default and a storage configuration of 128GB for the S20 and 3 options: 128, 256 and 512GB for the S20+. There is an LTE Version which comes with 8GB RAM and an 128GB internal for both the S20 and S20+.
Finally, the battery is a huge leap as the S20 packs a 4000mAh battery, followed by the S20+ with a 4500mAh battery respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Now the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a whole new ballpark with a significant difference over the S20 and S20+ with, of course carrying an hefty price tag. The display is a 6.9” inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with again, support for 120Hz. Under the hood, we get the same processor as the other two S20: either an Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 – the phone comes with 3 variants: two 12GB RAM and storage option of 128/256GB and a 16GB RAM with 512GB respectively.
What makes the Galaxy S20 Ultra stand out from the crowd is the camera setup – on the front it rocks a 40MP Selfie shooter with f/2.2 and on the back it has a Quad Camera setup – just as same as the S20+ but beefier.
- Ultra Wide 12MP Sensor with f/2.2
- Wide Angle 108MP Sensor with f/1.8
- Telephoto 48MP Sensor with f/3.5
- DepthVision ToF Sensor
- Space Zoom 100X
The Space Zoom 100X lets you bring an object that’s placed further away closer to your eyes and we can only tell once we have tried it.
Keep your eyes peeled as we will be checking out the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series later today. As for the global consumer, expect to see the phone hit the shelves later on March 6th and that said the pricing for the phone starts as follow. S20 starts at $ 999, S20+ and $1199 and S20 Ultra at a whopping $1399.