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Samsung Galaxy S20 series officially presented

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After countless leaks and speculations, the new Galaxy S20 smartphones from Samsung were officially presented this evening. Wear this the names Galaxy S20 (Successor to Galaxy S10e), Galaxy S20 + (successor to Galaxy S10) and Galaxy S20 Ultra (successor to Galaxy S10 +).

Design

The smartphones do not differ as drastically from the design of the Galaxy S10 series as from the S9 to the 10, but more than from 8 to 9. The "Hole Punch" which celebrated its debut with the S10 devices has now moved to the middle and became like with the Note 10 smaller. The screens are no longer as curved as the Galaxy S10 smartphones, but all smartphones are curved.

Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20+

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 + will appear in Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black

The Galaxy S20 + stands out from the "normal" Galaxy S6.2 due to its size (6.7 inches vs 500 inches), a time of flight sensor and a 20 mAh larger battery.

The highlight of the series should be the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which differs not only in the camera design:

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

 

Specifications

The Galaxy S20 devices sound pretty strong on paper. The most important upgrades in a nutshell:

  • All devices have 120Hz, but only in Full HD. QHD + is only supported in 60Hz
  • All devices support front camera videos in 4K 60 FPS and with the main camera 8K 24 FPS
  • All devices have 12 GB of RAM in the 5G variant or even 16. With LTE there is “only” 8 GB.
  • The batteries have grown significantly. While the S10 only had 3400 mAh, the 20 starts directly at 4000 mAh and goes up to 5000 mAh.
  • In Germany we only get the Exynos Processor variant. Experts regard this as the weaker and more energy-inefficient, but perhaps something has changed with the new 990.

For those of you who are interested, you can find all the specifications here.

Specs:Galaxy S20 / Galaxy S20 5GGalaxy S20 + / Galaxy S20 + 5GGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 865 /Exynos 990Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 /Exynos 990Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 /Exynos 990
Display6.2-inch "Dynamic AMOLED"

3200 × 1440

120Hz @ FHD +

6.7-inch "Dynamic AMOLED"

3200 × 1440

120Hz @ FHD +

6.92-inch "Dynamic AMOLED"

3200 × 1440

120Hz @ FHD +

Fingerprint sensorIn-display ultrasonicIn-display ultrasonicIn-display ultrasonic
Front camera10MP IMX 374

Record video up to 4K 60FPS

10MP IMX 374

Record video up to 4K 60FPS

40 SM

Record video up to 4K 60FPS

Main camera12MP wide angle

12MP ultra wide angle

64MP 3x zoom

Record video up to 8K 24FPS

 12MP wide angle

12MP ultra wide angle

64MP 3x zoom

ToF sensor

Record video up to 8K 24FPS

108MP wide angle

12MP ultra wide angle

48MP periscope telephoto: 10x optical zoom, 30x hybrid, 100x digital

ToF sensor

Record video up to 8K 24FPS

RAMLTE 8 GB / 5G 12 GBLTE 8 GB / 5G 12 GB12 GB / 16 GB
Storage128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3

Micro SD card slot

128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3

Micro SD card slot

128 GB / 512 GB UFS 3

Micro SD card slot

Battery4,000 mAh4,500 mAh5,000 mAh
Water resistanceIP 68, 5 metersIP 68. 5 metersIP 68, 5 meters
Price4G (8/128 GB) 899 euros

5G (12/128 GB) 999 euros

4G (8/128 GB) 999 euros

5G (12/128 GB) 1099 euros

 5G (12/128 GB) 1349 euros

5G (16/512 GB) 1549 euros

AvailabilityFrom March 13thFrom March 13thFrom March 13th

Cameras

One of the greatest "disciplines" is that of the perfect camera/s. Samsung prois ready to show all her engineering skills here and installs three cameras in all smartphones and several sensors in the more expensive smartphones.

Galaxy S20

samsung galaxy s20 cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a triple camera, consisting of a wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto camera

With the S20 devices, Samsung is also entering the "megapixel battle" which is already being waged by Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, etc. The S20 and S20 + use a combination of a 10 MP “punch-hole” front camera, 12 MP wide and ultra-wide angle and a 64 MP telephoto camera; the 64 MP is of course heavily advertised. The S20 + also uses a TOF sensor, which is good for depth information.

It gets more interesting with

Galaxy s20 ultra

With the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung wants to install absolutely everything they have in stock. First there would be the developed in cooperation with Xiaomi 108 MP wide angle sensor. This should convince photos with incredibly high details. In addition, there is a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a TOF sensor. The role of the telephoto camera is also exciting. This provides 10X optical zoom, 30X hybrid and 100X digital. You should really be able to photograph everything with it.

Prices

The Galaxy S20 devices and their versions are more complicated than ever this year. There will be a 20G (LTE) and a 20G version of the S4 and S5 +. These differ from the price at € 100 each. The starting price is € 899 for the Galaxy S20 LTE with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

If you then spend € 100, you can get the 999G version of the Galaxy S20 and 5 GB of RAM or the LTE version of the Galaxy S12 + with 20 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage for € 128. From now on we exceed the 1000 €.

The Galaxy S20 + with 5G costs € 1099 and accordingly has 5G and 12 GB of RAM. The most expensive is the fully equipped Galaxy S20 Ultra, which is only available with 5G and a whopping RRP of 1349 € with 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
But if you want to go “all-in”, you can still have the Ultra with 1549 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage for 512 €. You already notice: The devices are not cheap and we in Germany / Austria are still switching to 4G / 5G. In the USA, the devices are only available with 5G.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices? Top or flop? Are you going to buy one?

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Nils Ahrensmeier

Nils has been with us since 2019 TechnikNews and very interested in smartphones, speakers, smartwatches and SmartHome. In addition to his 'Creative Business' studies, he enjoys pursuing his hobby of athletics and meeting up with friends.

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