It has been a long time coming, with plenty of leaks and rumors along the way, but Samsung has just announced the latest series of smartphones.
The company did indeed jump ahead in the naming scheme, though. We’re not looking at the Galaxy S11 series here, but rather the Galaxy S20 series. Samsung says each of the new handsets, of which there are three this year, will launch in early March. In the group: the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S0 Ultra.
And, as is par for the course, many of the features are the same from one handset to the next, but there are important differences.
First up is the Samsung Galaxy S20, which is pictured to the far left in the image at the top of this article. It features a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ display with Dynamic AMOLED 2X. It’s an Infinity-O display with a resolution of 3200×1440 and HDR10+ support. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz, something that should certainly help the handset stand out in a crowded 2020 market.
Around back there are three rear cameras. The ultra wide option is a 12MP shooter with an f/2.2, while the wide-angle camera is also 12 megapixels with an f/1.8. And finally, the telephoto lens is 64 megapixels with an f/2.0. Around front, the front-facing camera is a 10MP Dual Pixel shooter with an f/2.2.
Depending on the market there will be different processor options. In some areas (like the United States) you’ll get Qualcomm’s 865 processor, while others you’ll get Samsung’s 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor. The Galaxy S20 comes in a 5G and LTE variant, with the former offering 12GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. The LTE variant has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage.
The battery measures in at 4000mAh, it has Android 10 on board, along with the standard battery of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC for mobile payments like Samsung Pay. It supports wireless charging, it has a USB-C port for wired connectivity, and does not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is an ultrasonic fingerprint reader for biometric security, and the handset also supports face recognition as well.
Next up is the Galaxy S20+, which is pictured in the middle of the pack at the top of this article. Just to get this out of the way: the connectivity options are the same, as are the processor options. The front-facing camera remains the 10-megapixel Dual Pixel option, and you’re getting the same screen resolution. You’ll still get Android 10 out of the box as well.
But here are the differences: The Galaxy S20+ has a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ display (which also features Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+ support, and a 120Hz refresh rate), and instead of three rear cameras you get four. You’re still getting the same 12-megapixel ultra wide and wide-angle cameras, as well as the 64-megapixel telephoto camera, but the Galaxy S20+ also throws in a DepthVision camera as well.
Meanwile, the Galaxy S20+ also comes in 5G or LTE variants. The 5G model has 12GB of RAM and either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of built-in storage. Meanwhile, the LTE model has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. The battery measures in at 4500mAh.
Finally, there is the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Again, all of the broad strokes when it comes to specifications are the same as the previous two models, including Android 10, wireless charging support, no 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, and so on. You’re also getting the same four rear cameras that the Galaxy S20+ has, including that DepthVision option.
The differences go as follows: The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ display (same resolution, same HDR10+ support, same 120Hz refresh rate). The front-facing camera is a 40-megapixel shooter with an f/2.2. There is only one model in this regard, which supports both 5G and LTE. However, you can choose between either 16GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage or 12GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of built-in storage.
It has a 5000mAh battery.
Each handset in the new Galaxy S20 series will launch on March 6, 2020. You’ll be able to pick up the Galaxy S20 in either Cosmic Gray, Cloud Pink, or Cloud Blue. The Galaxy S20+ will be available in Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Gray. And the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be available in Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray. As far as pricing goes, you can expect to pay $999 for the base Galaxy S20, and up to $1,599.99 for the top Galaxy S20 Ultra model.