Samsung, at an event today, launched its next-generation flagship, the Galaxy S20 series. The smartphones aren’t cheap though. They start from $999 for the base model and go higher as $1,199 for the S20 Ultra.
Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus -more than enough for normies.
The specifications of the smartphones are as predicted by the rumors. However, as usual, Samsung doesn’t even care to mention the exact hardware specification at their event. The smartphone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, which also has 5G inbuilt.
From the looks, they resemble the Galaxy S10 lineup, however, the difference is present in the display and the front-facing camera. For the first time, Samsung is using a 120Hz display on their smartphone, ensuring smoothness as much as possible. Samsung is using Dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ displays here. Samsung is now using its Infinity-O display on the entire Galaxy S20 series, so there will no oddly positioned status bar anymore. The front camera is a 10MP camera, capable of recording in 4K!
There are no heavy side curves. It’s now almost flushed into the frame. Slight curves are present, but not those super annoying curves, which usually get pressed unknowingly.
The screen sizes are pretty good as well. The Galaxy S20 rocks a superb 6.2-inch display, whereas the elder brother features a 6.7-inch display.
On the software part, you get Android 10, with the goodness of One UI 2.0, however, more features than you can get on the recently updated Pie-based smartphones.
For the camera, there is a new selection of sensors at the back. This array of cameras is so powerful, that you can even record in freaking 8K! The S20 and S20+ rocks a 12MP main sensor, with a 64MP telephoto sensor with 3x Optical Zoom, and another 12MP ultra-wide camera. On the S20+ you will also get a Time of Flight camera as well.
S20 – storage and other perks
For the storage options, the Galaxy S20 will get 128GB internal, whereas 512GB is the max on both the devices. Both of them also have an expandable slot for microSD cards up to 1TB.
Both of them come with 12GB RAM as the base model. Just why so much RAM on a smartphone?
In terms of battery, both S20 and S20+ features 4,000mAh and 4,500mAh battery respectively. An AKG-tuned speaker, USB Type-C and IP68 water and dust resistance with wireless charging are the other perks of these two.
And yes, say goodbye to the headphone jack.
Galaxy S20 Ultra – not for normies, greatest horsepower out of the bunch.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra has almost everything you may find on the Galaxy S20. However, they are overpowered.
For example, the 120Hz display is a freaking 6.9-inch display, with a battery size of 5,000mAh to power it. The smartphone also holds the 1TB microSD slot, with up to 512GB of internal storage. And RAM can go as high as 16GB.
Once there were days when internal storage was 16GB and RAM used to 512MB to 1GB.
The camera here is the power out of the entire series. There is a 108MP primary camera, with a 48MP telephoto sensor with a 3x optical zoom. Another sensor is a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a Time of Flight sensor, and another 10x Optical Zoom sensor! Samsung also boosts Space Zoom which is actually a software tweak to get 100x Digital Zoom.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy S20 starts from a freaking $999 and can go up to $1,399 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The S20 Plus will cost you $1,199. The price also varies depending on what configuration you select.
Samsung will begin the pre-orders starting February 21st, and the shipping will occur in early March. If you trade your device, you will get around $700 of credits.
For Pre-Orders – Samsung Website
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