Samsung Galaxy S20 Range
At the first big phone event of 2020, Unpacked, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S20 Series of smartphones. A selection of three new models all of which boast 5G connectivity as standard.
To usher in a new decade of superfast mobile connection thanks to 5G, Samsung broke from its naming methods and went straight to S20, following on from last years S10 line-up.
The three new models are the Galaxy S20, S20+ and a new model, the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Often, big brands lure consumers into buying a higher spec model by applying some pricing tricks and what appears to be ‘value for money’.
With the S20, I can see why many would happily stick with this new base model. It has a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display, 128GB of internal storage and a MicroSD to expand that to a further 1TB.
The reason this is important is that Samsung has given a boost to the main camera, and you are going to need that space to store all your media as video can be captured in 8K.
Samsung has hinted at needing around 600MB of storage per minute of 8K video!
Although the base S20 had the least of all 3 new models, it’s rear cam is still on par with most flagship devices today. Boasting a triple-cam set up including Ultra Wide, Wide Angle and Telephoto lenses.
With a $999/£899 price tag, this is a lot of 5G smartphone for your money.
The Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra are the first devices able to power new mobile experiences that take advantage of both sub-6 and mmWave. The Galaxy S20 supports sub-6.2
All three devices are capable of delivering non-standalone and standalone 5G capabilities.Samsung
The Galaxy S20+ is $100/£100 more expensive than the base model but does bring some bigger specs with it.
To start with, the same Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display is used but increases up to 6.7″.
The additional space inside gives way to a larger 4,500mAh battery and gives a bit more choice on the storage options. You can choose from 128GB, 256GB or 512GB.
But the main upgrade is seen in the rear cam where the Galaxy S20+ steps up from the entry model with a Quad Camera configuration. A DepthVision camera has been added, along with capturing 8K video, a feature that all three models will share.
At prices starting at $1,199/£999, the S20+ is a modest step up in price and is a good middle ground contender in the Samsung Galaxy series.
Galaxy S20 Ultra
The new flagship device for Samsung is the S20 Ultra, a new model that joins the base and plus variations. Arguably, an answer to Apple’s iPhone Pro series.
You’ll notice the styling is the same across all three smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy series with just a slight noticeable tweak to the main camera area.
The Ultra is now the biggest of the traditional Samsung smartphones with a stunning 6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display.
That beats the current Note 10+, which was always the biggest device, at 6.8″.
But it’s the new 108MP camera that Samsung is shouting about. With AI-assisted image processing, the Ultra can provide a 100x zoom.
However, how an image will look when taken through such a zoom is still to be seen.
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The larger chassis is nearly 60g heavier than the S20 but has a higher capacity 5,000mAh battery inside along with that lovely big display.
Again there are upgradeable storage options, but at the top end is a 512GB model which also has a memory boost up to 16GB. The other two models both sit at 12GB only (8GB for the 4G).
Prices start at $1,399/£1,399.
All models are 5G ready, but some markets such as the UK can choose to have the base S20 in 4G. This reduces the starting price from £899 down to £799 for the 4G version.
Each of the new Samsung Galaxy series supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 technology or standard USB-C cable charging.
|Prices Start||$999 | £799||$1,199 | £999||$1,399 | £1,399|
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|Size (mm)||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8||166.9 x 76 x 8.8|
|Weight (g)||163||186 – 188||220 – 222|
|Display||6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Cam (Front)||10MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2(80˚)||10MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2(80˚)||40MP, PDAF, F2.2(80˚)|
|Cam (Main)||Ultra-Wide: 12MP|
|OS||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10|
All three models will be available on March 6th 2020 from samsung.com where pre-orders are already open.
Some markets and models are offering a free pair of Galaxy Buds with certain purchases.
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