Samsung Galaxy S20 Series with 120Hz Display and 5G Connectivity Announced

The first major flagship of 2020

by: - Last updated on: March 4th, 2020

Samsung has today announced the launch of the much-leaked, Galaxy S20 series of smartphones, at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. The company has skipped nine generations of smartphones — from the S11 to S19 — and took a leap with the S20 series, which includes the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, all with 5G connectivity. Among other things that the three devices share include a 120Hz refresh rate display, Snapdragon 865 / Exynos 990 SoC, and Samsung’s OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10, out of the box. Let’s check out each of these devices in detail.

Galaxy S20 Plus Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20

Talking about the regular variant, the Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a WQHD+ resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels). The display offers a 20:9 aspect ratio with 563ppi pixel density and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 865 (or an Exynos 990) processor, coupled with 8GB / 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable up to 1TB with microSD card). To power everything, the device includes a 4000mAh battery with up to 25W of fast charging support. Samsung Galaxy S20 comes in three color options: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink.

Samsung Galaxy S20

In the camera department, the Galaxy S20 sports a triple-camera setup on the rear with an LED flash. The setup includes a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 64MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture, with up to 8K video shooting capabilities at 30fps. Upfront, there is a 10MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies, which supports up to 4K video recording at 60fps. As for other specifications, the phone runs on Android 10 with Samsung’s OneUI 2.0 on top and includes IP68 water resistance and Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers by AKG.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The Galaxy S20 Plus, as its name suggests, is a slightly bigger variant of the regular S20. It comes with a 6.7-inch dynamic OLED display with the same WQHD+ resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels) and 120Hz refresh rate panel as the S20, but with a marginally lower pixel density at 525ppi. At its core, the device runs on the Snapdragon 865 (or an Exynos 990) processor, paired with 8GB / 12GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of internal storage (expandable up to 1TB with microSD card). It includes a slightly bigger, 4500mAh battery with fast charging support to fuel up the device, and runs on Android 10 with Samsung’s OneUI 2.0 running on top. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus comes in three color options: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Black.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Among other things, the S20 Plus comes with IP68 water resistance and Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers by AKG. For optics, the phone comes with a triple-camera setup on the rear, which includes a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 64MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a ToF sensor, with up to 8K video shooting capabilities at 30fps. On the front, there is a 10MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and up to 4K video recording at 60fps.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Finally, talking about the top-of-the-line S20 device, the Galaxy S20 Ultra features the biggest of the lot, a 6.9-inch Dynamic OLED display with WQHD+ resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels) and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 865 (or an Exynos 990) processor, coupled with 12GB / 16GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of internal storage, expandable up to 1TB with microSD card. The phone has a massive 5000mAh battery, more than any other S20 model, with fast charging support. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in two color options: Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

In the camera department, the S20 Ultra sports the same triple-camera setup (with an LED flash) as the other two S20 devices. The setup includes a 108MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 48MP telephoto sensor with f/3.5 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a ToF sensor, with up to 8K video shooting capabilities at 30fps. Towards the front, there is a 40MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture up to 4K video recording capabilities at 60fps.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra: Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at $999, whereas the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra start at $1,199 and $1,399, respectively. All three S20 models will be available for pre-order starting February 21 and will go on sale on March 6. As for the pricing in Europe, the S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are priced at €899, €1099, and €1349, respectively.

Alongside the all-new S20 series, Samsung has also announced its much-anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip at the Unpacked 2020 event. The company has also launched an updated version for its Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds+, which comes with a bunch of improvements and features. Available in White, Black, and Blue color options, the Galaxy Buds+ is priced at $149.99 and will go on sale in the US starting March 6.

As for India pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at Rs 66,999, while the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra will be available for Rs 73,999 and Rs 92,999, respectively. All three devices go on pre-booking starting today and will be available from March 6.

Source: Samsung

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