Just a week after its launch at Samsung’s Unpacked event at San Francisco, California, the Galaxy S20 series officially makes their debut in the Philippines.
Galaxy 20 ushers a ton of notable improvements from its predecessors in all aspects. From the design, display, performance, camera, and battery. It comes in three variants – Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, each catering to a different type of user.
All three are packed with Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display with stunning 120Hz refresh rate, allowing for visuals with unprecedented fluidity. Under the hood is the new Exynos 990, backed by 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM on the S20 and S20+, and a whopping 12GB on the S20 Ultra. All come with 128GB of storage.
S10’s cameras were impressive, and Samsung takes it to another level with a triple camera system on the S20 – 12MP Ultra-wide, 12MP Wide, and lastly, a 64MP Telephoto lens. S20+ uses the same setup, with the addition of a DepthVision camera.
S20 Ultra on the other hand, uses a 108MP sensor for wide-angle shots, along with a 48MP Telephoto lens, a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, and a depth vision camera. It’s capable of up to 100x Space Zoom. All three are capable of recording 8K video.
You get a 4,000mAh battery on the S20, 4,500mAh on S20+, and 5,000mAh on S20 Ultra. All three are also capable of Super Fast Charging – Up to 25W for the S20 and S20+, Up to 45W on the S20 Ultra.
|Galaxy S20||Galaxy S20+||Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|Display||6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0||6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0||6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0|
|563 ppi||525 ppi||511 ppi|
|HDR10+ certified||HDR10+ certified||HDR10+ certified|
|120Hz display support||120Hz display support||120Hz display support|
|Rear||Triple Camera||Quad Camera||Quad Camera|
|Ultra Wide: 12MP, 120°, f2.2||Ultra Wide: 12MP, 120°, f2.2||Ultra Wide: 12MP, 120°, f2.2|
|Wide: 12MP, 79°, f1.8||Wide: 12MP, 79°, f1.8||Wide: 108MP, 79°, f1.8|
|Telephoto: 48MP, 76°, f2.0||Telephoto: 64MP, 76°, f2.0||Telephoto: 64MP, 24°, f3.5|
|Space Zoom||Depth Vision||Depth Vision|
|Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x||Space Zoom||Space Zoom|
|Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X||Hybrid Optic Zoom 3x||Hybrid Optic Zoom 10z|
|Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X||Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X|
|Front||Selfie: 10MP, 80°, f2.2||Selfie: 10MP, 80°, f2.2||Selfie: 40MP, 80°, f2.2|
|Dimension||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm, 163g||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm, 186g||166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g|
|Processor||Octa-Core Exynos 990|
|Memory||8GB RAM (LPDDR5)||8GB RAM (LPDDR5)||12GB RAM (LPDDR5)|
|128GB internal storage||128GB internal storage||128GB internal storage|
|Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)||Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)||Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)|
|5G||Non Standard (NSA), Sub6, for PH – S20 Ultra is 5G-Ready, but the feature is disabled for the time being. S20 and S20+ are 4G/LTE Only|
|LTE||Enhance 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat. 20 – Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload|
|Charging||Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare, Super Fast-Charging – Up to 25W for S20 and S20+, up to 45W for S20 Ultra|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Authentication||Lock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition|
|Others||IP68 certified Dust and Water resistant|
The Galaxy S20 series will be available on March 6, 2020 in various, classic colors.
- Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey (and Cloud Pink via local telcos)
- Galaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue (Pre-Order Exclusive)
- Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
Colors and models may vary by markets, carriers, and retailers.
Galaxy S20 series is available for pre-order from February 12 to 25, 2020. Those who will pre-order a Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra will also receive a Galaxy Buds+. Smart is also offering the S20 series for pre-order on its Signature Plans.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 (Operator and Online Exclusive Model) – PhP49,990
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ – PhP55,990
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – PhP69,990
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.