Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : What Should You Expect?

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On 11 February 2020, Samsung will unveil three new Galaxy smartphones – the Galaxy S20 series!

On the cusp of the big reveal, let us share with you what you can expect from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series!


Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : What Should You Expect?

Okay, let’s do a quick run-down of what you can expect Samsung to announce for the Galaxy S20 series :

Hi! My Name Is Picasso!

The codename for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Picasso, and even though it is sequentially supposed to be the Galaxy S11 series, Samsung is calling it the Galaxy S20 series.

Why? To align with the year 2020? To breakaway from the S10’s naming convention of S10e, S10, S10+? Perhaps it’s both reasons?

Samsung Galaxy S20 : What Should You Expect?

Congratulations! You Have Triplets!

Samsung will release three models to target different segments :

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra : 6.9-inch display, 108 MP camera, and 48 MP telephoto camera with 10X zoom
  • Galaxy S20 Plus : 6.7-inch display, 12 MP camera, and 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X zoom
  • Galaxy S20 : 6.2-inch display, 12 MP camera, and 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X zoom

Samsung Galaxy S20 models leak

Speedy, Speedy Gonzales!

Needless to say, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will boast the latest mobile platform :

Both mobile platforms should offer significantly better performance than their predecessors.

On top of that, they will also use the new LPDDR5 memory, which is 30% faster and 30% more efficient than LPDDR4x memory.

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Say Cheese!

Finally! Samsung makes a big upgrade in the photographic department!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will come with a 40 MP wide-angle camera in the front, and a quad-camera system at that back, with :

  • an ultra-high resolution 108 MP main camera,
  • a 48 MP telephoto camera with 10X optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a ToF camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra leaked rear cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 will both come with a 10 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 48 MP main camera,
  • a 48 MP telephoto camera with 5X optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a ToF camera

Unfortunately, Samsung is dropping their Dual Aperture camera technology…

My… What Big Batteries You Have!

To ensure they last a long time, Samsung is giving all 3 models a boost in battery capacity :

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra : 5,000 mAh (S10+ : 4,100 mAh)
  • Galaxy S20 Plus : 4,500 mAh (S10 : 3,400 mAh)
  • Galaxy S20 : 4,000 mAh (S10e : 3,100 mAh)

On top of that, we expect all three to ship with a 45W fast charger, instead of the 25W fast charger.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Unpacked Banner

Hit The Road, Jack!

Samsung dumped the audio jack in the Galaxy Note10 series, and it’s not coming back.

We are hoping that Samsung will include an audio jack adaptor, because the Galaxy S20 series will also not have an internal DAC.

Samsung Galaxy USB-C Headphone Jack Adaptor


Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the three models :

Specifications Galaxy
S20 Ultra
S20 Plus
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Internal Storage 128 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB) None
Front Camera 40 MP wide-angle camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
– ToF camera
Quad Camera System
48 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (5X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
– ToF camera
Connectivity Network : 5G / 4G / 3G
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, 3D Sonic Max (In-Display)
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery 4,500 mAh battery 4,000 mAh battery
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
167.0 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
74.0 mm wide
162.0 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
68.0 mm wide
152.0 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 221 g 188 g 164 g


Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : Price + Availability

Here are the expected price points for all three models :

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra : US$1,199.99 (S10+ : US$999.99)
  • Galaxy S20 Plus : US$949.99 (S10 : US$899.99)
  • Galaxy S20 : US$849.99 (S10e : US$749.99)

And at least in the US, the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 Plus will come with Galaxy Buds+ for FREE.

Samsung Galaxy S20 leak preorder deal

From what we understand, pre-orders will begin on 14 February 2020, and these new smartphones will be available for retail sale on 6 March 2020.


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