After weeks of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy S20 smartphone series. Similar to last year, the new flagship series brings three smartphones – Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The new flagships were unveiled at an event in San Francisco, California, where the company announced the phones as part of its premium end offerings for the year. The availability of the S20 series in India or pricing for the country is not yet known.
However, the company has announced that the phone will be available to buyers in the U.S. from March 6 and will be available for the Galaxy S20 at a starting price of $ 999. The three phones will also be 5G capable for all markets that currently support the network.
Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra: Technical data
Display: The three telephones have sports displays with similar technical data but different sizes. The S20 is equipped with a 6.2-inch Quad HD + dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. The S20 + has a 6.7-inch Quad HD + dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra gets the largest display of the three because it has a 6.9-inch Quad HD + Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. All three panels support a refresh rate of 120 Hz and are HDR10 + certified.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the US and Exynos 990 in markets outside the country – possibly even in India.
RAM: The 5G version of the S20 and S20 + has 12 GB RAM. However, 4G LTE variants of the devices receive 8 GB RAM. The S20 Ultra receives 16 GB RAM in its top-end variant, while the entry-level variants receive 12 GB RAM.
Storage: The Galaxy S20 will have a maximum of 128 GB of storage, while the Galaxy S20 + and Ultra will be available in three storage configurations – 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.
Rear view cameras: Both the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 + support a hybrid optical zoom of up to 3X and a total zoom of 30X. The two phones also share the main cameras in setup, which include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle, a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens. However, there is also a ToF camera on the S20 +.
The S20 Ultra, however, also has a quad camera configuration, but with completely different lenses. The first lens is an ultra-wide 12-megapixel lens that is located next to the primary 108-megapixel wide-angle lens. A 48 megapixel lens is available for 100x room zoom. The setup is completed by a ToF lens.
Front cameras: For selfies, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 + get 10-megapixel lenses, while the S20 Ultra gets a massive 40-megapixel lens.
Battery: The smallest battery of the Galaxy S20 has a 4000 mAh device with 25 W charging support. The Galaxy S20 + has a 4500 mAh package, while the S20 Ultra has a 5000 mAh package. Both support fast charging with up to 45 W.
Operating system: All three are delivered with a ready-to-use Android 10-based One UI 2.
Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra: functions
Of the three cell phones, the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 + are the direct successors of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 +. However, the Galaxy S20 Ultra appears to be a Special Edition device with an emphasis on cameras. It uses an extremely high-resolution 108-megapixel image sensor and offers up to 100x zoom using optical and digital zoom technology.
Of the three cell phones, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the largest screen with 6.9 inches and a maximum RAM size of 16 GB. The Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 + also offer many functions. All three phones support a fast refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
The three phones are also 5G capable for the markets where the networks are available. However, they will also be available in an LTE model for those where the network band is not available.
Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra: price in india
Currently, Samsung has only announced the availability of the devices in the United States, where the phones will be available to buyers from March 6th. Prices in the country start at $ 999 for the Galaxy S20 and rise to $ 1,399 for the S20 Ultra, with the Galaxy S20 + in between at $ 1,199.
However, it should be noted that these are prices for the 5G variants of the device. The LTE models could be cheaper in countries like ours because the RAM allocation on S20 and S20 + is also lower on these models.