The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was finally unveiled today, bringing some very interesting tweaks in the camera, battery and screen departments; let’s have a closer look!
Samsung Galaxy S20 & Galaxy S20+ Launched with 120Hz Display, 8K Video & More
Let’s start with the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and its extra large 6.7-inch AMOLED screen that now features a refresh rate of 120Hz. Meanwhile resolution tops at 1440p+ and the aspect ratio is 20:9. The Galaxy S20 sports instead a smaller 6.2-inch panel with the same 1440p+ res and 120Hz refresh rate.
In the upper center part of the display we find a front snapper in a punch-hole; with the camera having a resolution of 10MP.
Moving onto the back, Samsung brought a new 12MP sensor with large 1.8µm pixels, f/1.8 aperture and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The main camera is then paired with a telephoto sensor that sports 64MP resolution. This allows the smartphone to zoom in 3x times in hybrid mode and 30x in “Super Resolution Zoom” mode. What’s even more interesting is that the secondary sensor spots OIS as well.
Additionally, the 64MP sensor is the only one capable of recording 8K video; which makes the Galaxy S20 series the first to offer 8K recording.
The other two cameras include the ultra wide angle lens (120 degrees) with a resolution of 12MP and a DepthVision sensor to create portraits with bokeh effects and more.
As far as other specs are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 depending on the market. The powerful CPU are then paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. Samsung also kept the microSD to use cards for up to 1TB of additional storage.
Autonomy wise, the Galaxy S20+ sports a large 4,500mAh capacity battery; meanwhile the base S20 packs a smaller 4000mAh juice pack. Both smartphones support 25W wired charging (using the included power adapter), fast wireless charging (15W) and reverse wireless charging.
Other features on the S20 series include ultrasonic in-display fingerprint readers, and IP68 level of dust and water resistance.
Main Specifications (S20 / S20+)
- Display: 6.20-inch (1440×3200) / 6.7-inch (1440×3200)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990
- Front Camera: 10MP
- Rear Camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP
- RAM: 8G / 12GB
- Storage: 128GB / 128GB or 512GB
- Battery: 4000mAh / 4500mAh
- OS: Android 10
Finally, how much do they cost? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ (with 5G) will be sold at €1,100/$1100 for the base 8/128GB model; and it’ll be available in Cloud Blue, Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black color variants.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 will instead start at €900 (with 4G) for 8/128GB; while the 5G variant will cost €1,000/$999. Pre-orders kick off today, with the first S20 units shipping on March 13th.