Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : What You Need To Know!

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988) smartphone! Let’s take a quick look at the important stuff you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : What You Need To Know!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : A Quick Summary

Let’s start with a quick summary of the new Samsung 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?

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The top-of-the-line model pairs 16 GB LPDDR5 memory with 512 GB fast UFS 3.0 storage. The other two models come with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, and either 128 GB or 256 GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a 40 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

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

In addition, it is the first Samsung smartphone to be able to record 8K videos!

My… What A Big Battery You Have!

To ensure it will last a long time, Samsung gave it a larger 5,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10+ from last year only has a 4,100 mAh battery in comparison.

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 Ultra : Specifications

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

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Colour Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Grey. We will try to get a video of all three colours soon, so please check back later!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra colour comparison

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is being offered at these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 4,999 (128 GB)
  • United States : $1,399.99 (128 GB) | $1,599.99 (512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £1,199 (128 GB) | £1,399 (512 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,999 (128 GB)

The pre-order will kick off from 12 February until 26 February 2020, with delivery starting on 4 March 2020.

Here are the online pre-order options in Malaysia :

 

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