Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra launched; pricing starts at 71,200 INR approx.
With a change in nomenclature, Samsung has launched the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco yesterday. While the first two smartphones are successors to the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ launched last year, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a new addition to the lineup.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest of the lot in terms of display. However, as differentiations, it also packs more RAM capacity, a powerful camera setup, as well as a hefty battery compared to the Galaxy S20 and S20+.
Nevertheless, all the Galaxy S20 series of phones come with 120Hz display and tick the same processor, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 depending upon the markets. All the smartphones are 4G as well as 5G compatible.
The Galaxy S20 and S20+ start at $999 (Approx. INR71,200) and $1199 (Approx. INR85,450), respectively while the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be available to purchase starting at $1399 (Approx. INR99,700). The trio will go on sale from March 6 in the US.
Samsung is yet to reveal the launch date and the pricing of these devices for the Indian market. Hopefully, we will get to hear in this regard pretty soon from the company.
For now, let’s look at what these three smartphones have in their kitty to offer to justify their respective price tags.
Galaxy S20 specifications
The Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch QHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ and 563ppi pixel density. On the inside, it is underpinned by Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865 SoC mated to 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB via microSD card.
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The smartphone boots One UI 2.0 running on top of Android 10. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the light on equipped with wireless charging and PowerShare support.
The Galaxy S20 mounts a triple-rear camera setup comprising a 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle sensor, a 64MP f/2.0 telephoto sensor, and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor. The camera boasts 3x Hybrid Optical Zoom and 30x Super-Resolution Zoom. The front is laced with a 12MP f/2.2 auto-focus selfie shooter.
Galaxy S20+ specifications
The Galaxy S20+ is built around a slightly bigger 6.7-inch QHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ and 525ppi pixel density. Pumping power from under the hood is the Exynos 990/Snapdragon SoC paired with the 12GB RAM and 128GB/512GB built-in storage, which can be further expanded up to 1TB via microSD card.
On the software side of things, the S20+ runs One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out-of-the-box. A slightly bigger 4,500mAh battery with the wireless as well as PowerShare technology supplies fuel to the device.
Apart from the taller display, bigger battery, and higher storage capacity, the Galaxy S20+ also packs an additional ToF camera at the back for better subject and background recognition. The rest of the three rear-mounted sensors are carried over from the Galaxy S20. Also, there is no change in the front-facing camera as it retains the same 12MP f/2.2 auto-focus sensor.
Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications
The Galaxy S20 Ultra in comparison to the Galaxy S20 and S20+ sits at the higher echelon, though it integrates the same Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Besides the 12GB RAM and 128GB/512GB storage configurations, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is also offered in a 16GB RAM option, a first for any Galaxy smartphone. As in the case of the other two siblings, the expansion can take place up to 1TB thanks to the microSD card.
The QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED (Infinity-O) display is the tallest at 6.9-inch with the HDR10+ and 511ppi pixel density. While it runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 laid on top a more powerful 5,000mAh battery backs the smartphone with the wireless charging and PowerShare feature.
The main bump is, however, seen in the camera department. The Galaxy S20 Ultra similar to the Galaxy S20+ features the quad-rear camera setup with the inclusion of a ToF camera, but, the primary sensor is of a whopping 108MP resolution here. The other sensors at the back include a 48MP telephoto sensor and 12MP ultra-wide sensor. The front camera is ratcheted up to 40MP resolution from the 12MP present in the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+.