At an event in San Francisco, Samsung has introduced its latest Galaxy S series flagships dubbed the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. As expected, all three new Galaxy S series offerings flaunt support for next-gen 5G networks and a screen refresh rate of 120Hz. Notably, the Galaxy S20 and S20+ also have 4G LTE-supported counterparts for markets like India. Apart from massive upgrades in the internals, the new Galaxy S20 trio bring a brand new design. The selfie camera notch in the screen is moved to top-centre, instead of the top right corner on the Galaxy S10 series models. Also, all the three Galaxy S20 series phones flaunt as many as four primary cameras that are placed in a new square module on the back.
Samsung Galaxy S20 specifications and features
Talking about the most affordable offering of the trio, the Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch quad-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O curved display with HDR10+ support and an Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor underneath. The phone will be available with either the Exynos 990 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, depending on the market. The 4G-enabled variant of the phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the 5G model has 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Software-wise, the device boots Android 10 with OneUI 2 on top. A 4,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support in both wired and wireless modes keeps it running.
As far as the camera features are concerned, the Galaxy S20 has a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle primary camera with f/2.2 aperture. The main sensor is aided by a 12MP wide-angle f/1.8 camera with Super Speed Dual Pixel autofocus and OIS. There’s also a third 64MP f/2.0 lens with PDAF and OIS. Thanks to the large image sensors, the phone can capture more detailed images with added flexibility for editing, cropping and zooming. The handset also has the new Super Zoom technology, which utilises Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom. The device is capable of offering 30x zoom. It can record videos in 8K, and Samsung has partnered with YouTube to let you upload 8K videos directly to the platform. For selfies, the Galaxy S20 has a 10MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and Dual Pixel autofocus.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ specifications and features
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ comes with a bigger 6.7-inch quad-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with HDR10+ support. The phone has the same processor options as the Galaxy S20. The device comes in four different RAM and storage variants. The 4G models have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 5G variants have 12GB of RAM and they can be equipped with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of native storage.
The Galaxy S20+ also boots Android 10 and has the OneUI 2 interface on top and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. As far as the camera features are concerned, the device has a quad primary camera module at the rear. The three sensors of the device are the same as the Galaxy S20, but it also gets an additional DepthVision camera. This one also offers Super Space Zoom tech, 30x zooming capabilities and 8K video recording. The front camera features of the handset are the same as the Galaxy S20.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications and features
Moving on to the most high-end model of the trio, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the phone has the best set of cameras Samsung has to offer to date. The phone has a 108MP wide-angle lens on the back with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and OIS. The flagship’s camera can shift dynamically between the high-resolution 108MP mode and a 12MP mode. The brand says that thanks to the “Nona-binning” technology, the handset can combine nine pixels into one at the sensor level to produce 108MP images. The phone’s larger lenses utilise the Super Zoom technology to provide Super Resolution Zoom up to a whopping 100x. Like the other S20 handsets, the S20 Ultra too can record videos in 8K.
As for the other camera specs, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide main camera with f/2.2 aperture. There’s another 48MP f/3.4 camera with PDAF and OIS, apart from a DepthVision lens. Notably, for selfies and video calling, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40MP camera, which makes it the first smartphone from the South Korean tech giant to offer such a large selfie sensor.
Talking about the other specs, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the largest 6.9-inch quad-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with HDR10+ support. The phone’s processor, software features, and security options are the same as the other Galaxy S20 models. However, configuration-wise, the smartphone has 16GB of RAM on the most high-end model with 512GB of RAM. There are two more models of the device – 12GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. Also, the phone has the largest battery with a 5,000mAh unit offering 45W fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy S20 series phones will be available in a number of storage and connectivity variants that will start at $999,99 (~Rs 71,300) for the base variant, going up to $1,599,99 (~Rs 1,14,100) for the top-end model.
As for the colour variants of the new Galaxy S20 series models, they are listed below:
- Samsung Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink
- Samsung Galaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Black
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black
They will be available to pre-order in select markets like the US from February 21st. We can expect them to be launched in India in the coming weeks.