Earlier this week, Samsung hosted its latest Unpacked event where it announced three new smartphones within the Galaxy S20 series. It also announced new truly wireless headphones and, of course, the company’s second foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. But it’s the Galaxy S20 that’s going to power Samsung through the majority of 2020, up until the company gets around to announcing another flagship phone later in the year.
So the question, of course, is whether or not the new phones are worthwhile or not.
I will say that at this point these varying degrees of features and sizes and cameras is getting pretty silly. I know we have come a long way from the days when it felt like companies were announcing way too many phones within a 12 month span of time, but it also feels like maybe — just maybe — we don’t really need three Galaxy S20 options.
These phones share more similarities than differences, after all. The meat of things is all the same, including the processor under the hood, screen resolution, and software features. But of course there are different RAM options, different built-in storage options, different cameras, and, the most obvious, screen sizes.
Apple doesn’t get off the hook for any of this, mind you.
But with so many similarities between the devices, with screen size and camera(s) really coming down to the important differences, where do you land these days? It feels like if you still prefer a smartphone with a relatively smaller display you’re getting the short end of the stick when it comes to cameras, right? And if you prefer the biggest phone possible you’re saddled with forking over a lot more money.
All of this is par for the course these days, and is to be expected. I’m still of the mind, though, that we could probably get away with having the Galaxy S20 and just the Galaxy S20 Ultra in the lineup. Then again, maybe having more options will work for Samsung.
If you are looking forward to the arrival of the Galaxy S20 lineup, which device are you planning on picking up, and why’d you decide on that model versus the other two? Let me know!