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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Crisp, Clean Look!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Crisp, Clean Look!

Samsung recently released the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone in Cloud White, offering us a crisp, clean look. Check it out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Now Available In Cloud White

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Ultra in just two colour options – Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.

And now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is available in the crisp, clean Cloud White colour!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White against the S20 Plus and the regular S20.

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 Cloud White : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White (128GB) is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of RM 4,999 / ~US$1,172 / ~£927 / ~A$1,679 / ~S$1,632

Here are online purchase options in Malaysia :

 

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Galaxy S20 Secure Processor : How It Protects Your Data!

Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones are amongst the most secure devices in the world, thanks to their built-in Secure Processor. Find out how the Galaxy S20 Secure Processor protects your data!

 

Galaxy S20 Secure Processor : What Is It?

Every Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone has a slew of security features designed to protect confidential data.

At the heart of the Samsung Knox security system is the Secure Processor, a physical chip that provides an isolated and secure space to store confidential data.

 

Galaxy S20 Secure Processor : How It Protects Your Data!

This short video gives you a quick overview of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Secure Processor’s key features :

Enhanced Hardware Security

Hackers can manipulate components (physical attacks), provoke hardware errors (fault attacks), or analyze heat and electromagnetic emissions (side-channel attacks) to breach smartphone security.

These hardware attacks can only happen if the hacker gets hold of the device physically. But with Galaxy S20 smartphones, their Secure Processor provides a physical shield against such attacks.

The Galaxy S20 Secure Processor continuously scrambles and encrypts the confidential data it stores. It also detects invalid voltage or temperature changes, and is equipped with security algorithms to thwart side-channel attacks.

Extra Level Of Protection

Security at the user level is also critical. To that end, the Galaxy S20 Secure Processor ensures that your lock screen PIN, pattern and password are not susceptible to guesses.

It accomplishes this by making it almost impossible for attackers to reset the error counter, which monitors the number of failed unlock attempts.

Support For Private Keys

The Galaxy S20 Secure Processor can also process blockchain private keys, which are similar to banking passwords for crypto-currency wallets.

It even supports Strongbox Keymaster, which allows it to provide hardware protection for private keys or sensitive data on third-party apps.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 8K Video Goes Mainstream!

One of the least talked-about features in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is its 8K video recording capability.

Find out how its 8K video recording capability compares to its 4K and 1080p recording capabilities!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 8K Video Goes Mainstream!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the big brother of the Samsung Galaxy S20 family, the other two being the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20.

All three models can actually record 8K videos with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels at 24 frames per second.

However, there are some limitations when you record 8K videos on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra | S20 Plus | S20 smartphones :

  • each video clip is limited to 5 minutes
  • electronic image stabilisation (EIS) will be disabled

The time limit is both necessary because of the 4GB file size limit, as well as to avoid damage to the sensor – it gets really hot when you record 8K videos.

And while EIS cannot be enabled – the amount of processing power required is just too much – you can still rely on the optical image stabilisation (OIS) provided by the lens.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Video Samples : 8K vs 4K vs 1080p

We prepared six Galaxy S20 Ultra video samples to showcase the differences in video recording quality. Check them out :

Video Sample #1 : Blues Band (1080p)

The image quality at 1080p is exceptional, with good control of the exposure. Image stabilisation by the main camera was good, but there was some shakiness when we switched to the telephoto camera.

Its audio quality and noise cancellation were also very good. Even though it was breezy that day, you can’t hear any wind noise.

Video Sample #2 : Blues Band (4K)

This is our favourite video recording resolution. Good image quality at a high resolution, with good exposure.

Video Sample #3 : Blues Band (8K)

The detail at 8K was exceptional, and the image stabilisation (only optical) was better than we expected. But we noticed some autofocus issues – you can see some seeking even though no one is moving.

Video Sample #4 : Street Market (1080p)

In this test of its image stabilisation capabilities, you can see that at 1080p, the S20 Ultra does a very good job of cancelling out hand shake while walking.

Video Sample #5 : Street Market (4K)

Image stabilisation at 4K was very good too. Very smooth video even while walking.

Video Sample #6 : Street Market (8K)

At 8K, there is some noticeable jerkiness, but thanks to OIS, it actually turned out better than we expected.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 +  Galaxy Z Flip smartphones :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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How To Get Your Mom Featured With Samsung Galaxy!

Samsung just showcased the mothers of their employees, and is offering YOU the chance to feature your mom too! Find out how to get your Mom featured with Samsung Galaxy!

 

How To Get Your Mom Featured With Samsung Galaxy!

Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Google Duo, video calling Mom and loved ones is as easy as sending a text.

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Samsung employees from all around the world connected with their moms via video call.

From reliving special memories to expressing future hopes, the calls brought the families closer together, even when they are apart.

You can also get your mom featured with Samsung Galaxy! All you have to do is :

  1. Follow Samsung Mobile on Instagram
  2. Take a photo or video of your Mom with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone
  3. Post it on Instagram using the #withGalaxy hashtag

That’s it! With a little luck, the photo or video of your Mom that you took with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone will get featured by Samsung!

 

Tips On Getting Your Mom Featured With Samsung Galaxy!

When it comes to capturing your memories with Mom, use the Samsung Galaxy S20’s pro-grade camera to get the perfect shot.

Enjoy a cutting-edge camera sensor that lets in more light and detail than ever before, so photos of mom are always crystal clear.

And with Single Take mode, you can stay in the moment while Mom opens up her presents— the S20’s lenses grab a variety of images and videos, at once, so you can pick your favourites once the festivities are over.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : An In-Depth Review!

 

Samsung : Buy Mom A New Galaxy Smartphone!

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 +  Galaxy Z Flip smartphones :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Full Details!

Samsung Malaysia just announced their Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest, with prizes worth RM 424,000!

Here are the full details of the Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : What Is It?

The Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest offers prizes worth RM 424,000 for those who purchase a qualifying Samsung Galaxy device from 1 May until 7 June 2020!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Prizes!

Samsung Malaysia is giving away RM 424,000 worth of prizes :

  • 10 x Samsung 65-inch Q800T QLED 8K Smart TV (2020) + RM500 Boost credit
  • 18 x Samsung POWERstick Jet 90 Premium + RM300 Boost credit
  • 36 x Samsung Convection Microwave Oven 45L + RM100 Boost credit
  • 500 x RM100 Boost credit

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : How To Participate?

The contest is very simple, with just three steps :

Step 1 : Buy a qualifying device and enjoy model-specific promotions (see below)

Step 2 : Snap a creative picture of your Hari Raya and submit your netry

Step 3 : Look out for attractive prizes announced weekly!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : Qualifying Devices

Here are the eligible Samsung Galaxy devices :

 

Model-Specific Promotions : What Are They?

In addition to the contest, Samsung Malaysia is offering these additional promotions for these devices.

You can also get an extra RM300 discount with the promo code HOME300, if you bundle these smartphones with any wearable device, with a minimum spend of RM 3,000 in a single transaction.

 

Samsung Devices : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options here in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung : Put Mom In The Picture #withGalaxy!

This Mother’s Day, Samsung is encouraging their Galaxy fans to literally put Mom in the picture #withGalaxy!

In a not very subtle dig at other brands, they pointed out that they recorded the video to explicitly show that the pictures were truly taken with their brand new Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone!

 

Samsung : Put Mom In The Picture #withGalaxy!

Moms work hard to make life’s special moments even more memorable. From first steps to birthday parties to cherished holiday celebrations, Moms are always there—capturing our greatest memories and documenting them for the future. But with so much time spent behind the camera, it’s time to celebrate Mom and put her in the picture.

That’s why this Mother’s Day, Samsung is encouraging Galaxy fans to celebrate moms around the world with our campaign: Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy. To launch the campaign, we pulled together a video of Moms behind the scenes and in front of the camera to show that there’s no question: life’s always better when Mom’s in the shot.

And at a time when it’s more important than ever to stay connected with Mom, we know families are relying on their technology to make sure this Mother’s Day is extra-special.

With so many ways to communicate, the Galaxy S20 series makes it easier than ever to celebrate — whether you’re video chatting one-on-one or filling up the screen with 12 participants. Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Google Duo, video calling Mom and loved ones is as easy as sending a text.

And when it comes to capturing your memories with Mom, use the Samsung Galaxy S20’s pro-grade camera to get the perfect shot. Enjoy a cutting-edge camera sensor that lets in more light and detail than ever before, so photos of mom are always crystal clear.

And with Single Take mode, you can stay in the moment while Mom opens up her presents— the S20’s lenses grab a variety of images and videos, at once, so you can pick your favorites once the festivities are over.

This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom by putting her in the picture and spread the love using #WithGalaxy. Whether you’re together or apart, feel closer than ever, with a little help from Samsung.

Happy Mother’s Day from our Samsung family to yours.

 

Samsung : Buy Mom A New Galaxy S20 Smartphone!

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : An In-Depth Review!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the big brother of the Galaxy S20 family. The ultimate expression of Samsung’s vision for a flagship smartphone.

We hope our in-depth review of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will help you decide if this is the smartphone for you.

Find out the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is truly worth our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : The Big Brother!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the big brother of the Samsung Galaxy S20 family, the other two being the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20.

Beyond its size, it is the ultimate expression of its Samsung designers of their vision of a flagship smartphone for 2020.

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 10X telephoto
12 MP ultra-wide
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP 3X telephoto
12 MP ultra-wide
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 3X MP telephoto
12 MP ultra-wide
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 : Price + Availability

Samsung is only offering two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray.

Here are its 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)

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Contents

After unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, this is what you will find :

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra bumper case
  • Set of Samsung Galaxy S20 documents
  • 25 watt Samsung Fast Charger
  • AKG earphones (USB Type C) with spare ear buds
  • USB Type C cable
  • SIM tray extractor pin

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Hands-On Experience

In this exclusive video, we present to you our hands-on experience of the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone in both colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray!

Samsung removed the dedicated Bixby button, so the only buttons you will find are the Volume control and Power buttons along the right edge.

The hybrid SIM tray is located at the top, with a second microphone that is used for noise cancellation.

Like the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy S20 Ultra no longer has the 3.5 mm audio jack. So you will only find the USB Type C connector at the bottom, flanked by the speaker and main microphone ports.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does not come with an internal DAC, so you will need to use the provided USB Type C earphones, or purchase a USB-C audio adaptor with a built-in DAC.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 120 Hz Display

One of the new features introduced in the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a 120 Hz refresh rate for its Super AMOLED display.

Doubling the refresh rate to 120 Hz allows for smoother scrolling and a more realistic gaming experience.

However, running the display at 120 Hz will reduce the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s battery life.

The display not only refreshes twice as often, the GPU has to work twice as hard.

This is why Samsung sets the display to 60Hz by default.

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

On top of that, the S20 Ultra supports 45 watt fast charging, although it only comes with a 25 watt fast charger out to the box.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Battery Life!

We ran the PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test until its battery capacity dropped to 20% several times, with the display set to 60Hz and 120Hz. Here were the best results we obtained :

So there you have it – increasing the display refresh rate on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra from 60Hz to 120Hz will reduce its battery life by about 21% or roughly 2.5 hours.

Work 2.0 Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S20 Ultra
(60 Hz)
Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
(120 Hz)
Battery Capacity 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,100 mAh 5,000 mAh
Battery Life 12 hours 25 mins 11 hours 32 mins 10 hours 32 mins 10 hours 17 mins 9 hours 4 mins
Battery Utilisation 4.30 mAh / min. 5.78 mAh / min. 5.44 mAh / min. 5.32 mAh / min. 7.35 mAh / min.
Review Links Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Price Check UK | MY | SG | AU US | UKMY | SG | AU USUKMY US | UK | MY US | UKMY | SG | AU

Now we can see why Samsung set the display to 60Hz by default. If battery life is important, keep it at the default refresh rate of 60Hz.

But if you prefer to enjoy the 120Hz display, go on right ahead. Thanks to its large 5,000 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will last you quite a few hours!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Recharging Speed

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra supports 45 watt fast charging, but only comes with a 25 watt fast charger. Let’s find out just how fast it recharges its 5,000 mAh battery.

Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
Battery Capacity 5,000 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,100 mAh
Charger Output 25 watts 25 watts 27 watts 15 watts
Recharging Time 57.5 minutes 63 minutes 67 minutes 91.6 minutes
Recharging Speed 69.6 mAh / min. 54.6 mAh / min. 47.8 mAh / min. 35.8 mAh / min.
Review Links Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
Price Check US | UKMY | SG | AU USUKMY UK | MY | SG | AU US | UK | MY

Impressive! Even with the same 25 watt fast charger that shipped with the Galaxy Note10+, the Galaxy S20 Ultra recharged its battery 27.5% faster!

It has an excellent battery life : recharging ratio of 12:1. A general rule of thumb – for one of hour battery life, you just need to charge it for 5 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 85% level. This took just 37 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 20.5 minutes to top up the last 15%.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 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.

Here is a comparison of the key specifications of the Exynos 990 vs Snapdragon 865 :

Exynos 990 Snapdragon 865
Process 7 nm EUV 7 nm N7P
CPU Cores 2 x Exynos M5 (2.7 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.5 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (2.0 GHz)
1 x Kryo 585 (2.8 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 (2.4 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 (1.8 GHz)
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 Adreno 650
Memory Support LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Storage Support UFS 3.0 / 2.1 UFS 3.0
5G Modem Exynos 5123 (Separate)
– 7.35 Gbps
Snapdragon X55 (Separate)
– 7.5 Gbps

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Work Performance : PCMark

We tested its performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
Mobile Platform Exynos 990 Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9820
Performance Score
(Average)
10678 8981 8384 7846
Web Browsing 9287 8293 6768 8583
Video Editing 6331 9166 5948 5524
Writing 11660 9579 9226 9076
Photo Editing 29560 19376 17595 10710
Data Manipulation 6849 6155 6339 6450
Review Links Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
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What a nice surprise! Samsung Exynos has historically been rather poor at work performance.

The last-generation Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820, for example, were significantly slower than their Qualcomm counterparts – the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+.

But the Exynos 990 is 36% faster than the Exynos 9820 (its predecessor), and 13% faster than the Snapdragon 855.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : 3DMark

We tested its gaming performance using 3DMark, with these results.

3DMark Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Mobile Platform Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL) 6723 6258 5037 4470
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) 5848 5386 4794 4314
Sling Shot 8075 8127 4883 4343
Review Links Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
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Not bad at all! Samsung caught up with Qualcomm in gaming performance as well.

The new Exynos 990 was 7.5% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, that powered high-end gaming smartphones like the Black Shark 2 Pro, in Sling Shot Extreme, matching it in the easier Sling Shot benchmark.

Notably, the Exynos 990 was 50% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820 that powered the Galaxy S10+.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : AnTuTu

We then tested the Exynos 990 using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

AnTuTu Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Mobile Platform Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
AnTuTu Score 518159 434168 348397 330549
CPU 151510 126170 101187 100272
GPU 218164 1881588 156700 149930
Memory 78457 65052 72051 68188
UX 70028 54788 18459 12159
Review Links Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
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Will you look at that? The Samsung Exynos 990 was 19% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, and 57% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : RAM + Storage

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 storage.

If that’s not enough, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a hybrid SIM tray, which allows you to use either two nano SIM cards simultaneously, or one nano SIM card and a microSD card for additional storage.

It also supports eSIM, which allows you to activate and swap mobile plans without using a physical SIM card; as well as the possibility of using two mobile plans with a microSD card!

Our review sample was the base model, which means it comes with just 12 GB of LPDDR5 memory, and 128 GB of internal storage.

Of that, 7.5 GB of memory and 104 GB of storage is free and available to use, out-of-the-box.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Camera Features

In the front, it has a single 40 MP camera with a wide f/2.2 aperture.

At the back, it has a quad-camera system, which consists of :

  • a 108 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and OIS,
  • a 48 MP telephoto camera (10X hybrid optical zoom) with f/3.5 aperture and OIS,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a VGA DepthVision camera with f/1.0 aperture (for depth sensing)

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

We can also see a third microphone in the camera bump, which is used to support Audio Zoom – letting you zoom into the action and focus on sound from the subject, while reducing ambient noise.

10X Hybrid Optic Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra uses a folded lens design, to deliver a 10X Hybrid Optic Zoom range in a slim design.

The lens lays flat, and is positioned at the bottom of the camera. Light from the aperture is redirected by a prism into the lens, refracting at a 90-degree angle to increase the focal length.

Space Zoom Technology

Space Zoom combines their Hybrid Optic Zoom, with AI multi-frame processing enhancements to give you incredible zoom ranges.

  • Hybrid Optic Zoom : longer zoom range by cropping their new super resolution sensor, and pairing it with new zoom lens
  • AI Multi-Frame Processing : better image quality of digitally-zoomed images through AI algorithms

Bright Night Mode

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra also offers a Bright Night Mode to greatly improve its low-light photography capability.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How Useful Is It?

Without Bright Night mode enabled, you cannot make out the Minion prisoner’s hands and feet, or the details of Darth Minion’s armour.

But when we took the same scene with Bright Night mode turned on, the brightness and clarity of the scene is greatly boosted!

You can now see the Minion prisoner’s hand and feet, and the intricate details of Darth Minion’s armour, even though both are in the shadows!

In fact, even though we intentionally framed the scene with the light at the back, you can clearly see the details of all three Minions and the teddy bear.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra uses the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor, which is notable for its large 1/33-inch sensor size and ultra-high resolution of 108 MP.

But it defaults to 12 MP – combining nine pixels into one for better image quality, especially in low-light conditions.

At the default 12 MP resolution using the new HEIC file format, each 4000 x 3000 pixel picture has a file size of only about 1-3 MB.

Even using the HEIC file format, the full 108 MP resolution of 2000 x 9000 pixels has a much larger file size of 10-20 MB!

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Here are 8 high-resolution unedited samples for you to check out. Click on them to load the full-sized photos, which you can also download to examine.

The pictures look really good at the default 12 MP, with great detail even if you blow them up 100%. You really don’t need to go full 108 MP.

However, please note that the main camera has a very narrow depth-of-field. While this makes for great background bokeh (the flower picture above), it can be very difficult to focus on the subject.

Take a closer look at the broccoli picture, for example. Look at how only a narrow section of florets are in focus, with the rest quickly going out-of-focus.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Video Samples

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is capable of recording 8K video from its 108 MP main camera, albeit only for 5 minutes, and without electronic image stabilisation, only optical image stabilisation provided by the lens.

It retains the ability to switch between cameras, and the Camera app has been modified to allow you to zoom all the way to 100X. However, the preset steps are much wider now.

Take a look at these 1080p, 4K and 8K video samples we took :

Video Sample #1 : Blues Band (1080p)

The image quality at 1080p is exceptional, with good control of the exposure. Image stabilisation by the main camera was good, but there was some shakiness when we switched to the telephoto camera.

Its audio quality and noise cancellation were also very good. Even though it was breezy that day, you can’t hear any wind noise.

Video Sample #2 : Blues Band (4K)

This is our favourite video recording resolution. Good image quality at a high resolution, with good exposure.

Video Sample #3 : Blues Band (8K)

The detail at 8K was exceptional, and the image stabilisation (only optical) was better than we expected. But we noticed some autofocus issues – you can see some seeking even though no one is moving.

Video Sample #4 : Street Market (1080p)

In this test of its image stabilisation capabilities, you can see that at 1080p, the S20 Ultra does a very good job of cancelling out hand shake while walking.

Video Sample #5 : Street Market (4K)

Image stabilisation at 4K was very good too. Very smooth video even while walking.

Video Sample #6 : Street Market (8K)

At 8K, there is some noticeable jerkiness, but thanks to OIS, it actually turned out better than we expected.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Our Verdict + Award

As the biggest and baddest smartphone in the S20 family, the Galaxy S20 Ultra boasts everything Samsung could fit inside.

  • Large 6.9-inch high-resolution display – check!
  • 120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED panel – check!
  • Powerful new Samsung Exynos 990 platform – check!
  • Lots of free memory – check!
  • 5G connectivity – check!
  • 40 MP front camera – check!
  • 108 MP main camera – check!
  • 10X Hybrid Optic Zoom – check!
  • 100X Space Zoom – check!
  • 8K video recording – check!
  • AKG-tuned stereo speakers – check!
  • Large 5000 mAh battery – check!
  • Very fast battery charging – check!

If you want the very best Android smartphone money can buy, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra would be right at the top of a very, very short list.

The only complaints we have are pretty short :

  • it should have come with at least 256 GB of storage
  • it has a rather short battery life, especially with the display at 120 Hz
  • it is on the bulkier and heavier side
  • it is not cheap!

On the last point, it should be pointed out that if you pay peanuts for your smartphone, you often get one designed for monkeys. It should come to no surprise that we find ourselves wishing we earned enough to afford one.

For those with deep pockets, this is really one of the best, if not the best, Android smartphones you can buy in 2020. That’s why we have no qualms but to give it our Editor’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Samsung!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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Samsung Link To Windows Guide : Work From Home Easier!

If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, its Link To Windows feature is a really great way to get more work done at home during the COVID-19 crisis!

In this guide, we will show you how to set-up Link To Windows, and use it to make your work-from-home life a LOT easier! 😀

 

Samsung Link To Windows : What Is It?

Link To Windows is a Microsoft feature that allows Samsung Galaxy smartphones to be directly linked to a Windows 10 computer – whether it’s a desktop or laptop.

Once you link your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you can directly access its data on your Windows 10 computer :

  • access up to 2,000 of the most recent photos,
  • view notifications,
  • send and receive text messages,
  • make calls from your computer,
  • copy and paste text and images, and
  • control your phone using your mouse!

Link To Windows is one of the features Samsung is promoting as part of their Stay Apart By Stay Together With Galaxy campaign to help users tackle the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Samsung Link To Windows : What Do You Need?

Samsung Link To Windows only requires you to have a Windows 10 computer, and one of these Samsung Galaxy smartphone models

 

Samsung Link To Windows : How To Set It Up

Your Windows 10 computer should already have the Microsoft Your Phone app installed as part of the October 2018 Update. But on the off-chance you can’t find it, you can download it for FREE.

On Your Windows 10 PC

  1. Open the Your Phone app (type Your Phone in the taskbar search box, and select it)
  2. Select Android, and click Continue.
  3. Click Sign in with Microsoft, and log in using your Microsoft account. You will be asked to provide your smartphone number, so Microsoft can send a text message to authenticate it.
  4. Once you are done, you will see a screen saying “Please open Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows“.

On Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

  1. Swipe downwards from the top of the display to reveal the Quick Panel.
    Alternatively, go to Settings > Connections or Advanced features
    If you can’t find it, you can download and install Your Phone Companion app from Google Play.
  2. Tap Link to Windows.
  3. In the welcome screen, tap the Sign in with Microsoft button.
  4. Accept the app permissions.
  5. When you see the screen “Set up the Your Phone app on your PC”, tap My PC is ready.
  6. You will see the Link to Windows settings open up on your Galaxy smartphone.

Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is now connected to your Windows 10 PC!

 

Samsung Link To Windows : How To Use

Reading + Sending Messages

  1. Click on the Messages tab
  2. You will see all of the text messages on your phone
  3. Select a recipient to send your text message to
  4. Type your message, and hit Send

Making Calls

  1. You must first pair your PC and phone using Bluetooth
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone (if it’s not already enabled)
  3. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Bluetooth and other devices
  4. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
  5. Select your Samsung Galaxy smartphone
  6. Click on the Calls tab
  7. You will see a log of your recent calls, as well as a bar to search your phone’s contacts
  8. Select a contact to make your call

Using Phone Screen

  1. Click on the Phone screen tab
  2. You will be prompted to make sure your Galaxy smartphone and Windows 10 PC are on the same Wi-Fi network, if they are not already.
  3. Once connected, you will be able to see your phone’s screen on your PC display and interact with it using your mouse or touchpad.

Copy + Paste

  1. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Cross-device copy and paste
  2. Make sure the toggle is On for Allow this app to access and transfer content I copy and paste between my phone and PC
  3. You can now use the same shortcuts you normally use to copy and paste on both your Galaxy smartphone, and your Windows 10 PC.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How Useful Is It?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 introduces a brand new Bright Night mode, which promises to deliver superior picture quality in very low light conditions!

Let’s take a look at the new Bright Night technology that Samsung just introduced in their Galaxy S20 family of smartphones!

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : What Is It?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with a new Night mode called Bright Night.

Bright Night uses a technique called multi-frame processing to deliver unprecedented picture quality even in low or dim lighting.

When you take a photo using the Bright Night mode, it takes 30 photos rapid succession, and instantly combines using multi-frame processing into one clear photo.

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How To Use It?

Here is a short guide on how to use the Bright Night mode on your Galaxy S20 smartphone :

  1. Open the Camera app in your Galaxy S20 smartphone
  2. Swipe to the left, and tap More.
  3. Tap NIGHT, to enable the Bright Night mode.
  4. Tap the Zoom icons if you want to get a closer shot.
  5. Tap the Capture button when you are ready to take a photo!

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How Effective Is It?

First, let’s compare the Galaxy S20 Ultra with Bright Night mode enabled, and disabled.

We set up this scene, placing a dim and indirect light source at a distance, intentionally placing it at the back so that it casts a shadow towards the front.

Without Bright Night mode enabled, you cannot make out the Minion prisoner’s hands and feet, or the details of Darth Minion’s armour.

But when we took the same scene with Bright Night mode turned on, the brightness and clarity of the scene is greatly boosted!

You can now see the Minion prisoner’s hand and feet, and the intricate details of Darth Minion’s armour, even though both are in the shadows!

In fact, even though we intentionally framed the scene with the light at the back, you can clearly see the details of all three Minions and the teddy bear.

 

Bright Night Mode Comparison : Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 received a Bright Night mode upgrade, giving it the same multi-frame processing capability to deliver truly excellent photos in low-light conditions.

Let’s see how the Galaxy S10’s Bright Night mode stacks up against the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s improved Bright Night mode!

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s Night mode is impressive, offering a much brighter and clearer picture than the Galaxy S20 without Night mode.

But once you turn on Bright Night mode for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, there is no doubt that it does even better than the already impressive Galaxy S10!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones will be available for sale starting 6 March 2020 across Malaysia.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera Technologies : What’s New?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 introduces a brand new camera system, with new high-resolution sensors and a new Space Zoom technology.

Let’s take a look at the new camera technologies that Samsung just introduced in their Galaxy S20 family of smartphones!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Super Resolution : 108MP / 64MP

The Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with new super resolution sensors :

These super high resolution sensors allow you to zoom in, and crop a section you want, without losing any detail in that picture!

Samsung did not just increase the number of pixels on their sensors, they also greatly increased the sensor size. This increases the amount of light each pixel receives, so that they will deliver better image quality, even in low-light conditions.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera : 108MP Sensor Modes

The 108MP sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can switch between two modes – Nona-Binning and Re-Mosaic.

Nona-Binning for better low-light performance

Also known as 3×3 binning, nona-binning merges nine pixels into one.

This gives you a 12 MP picture instead of a 108 MP picture, but each pixel will receive 9X more light for much better clarity in low-light conditions!

Re-Mosaic for more detailed images

This is the default mode when there is good lighting.

The Re-Mosaic algorithm remaps the pixels into a conventional RGB pattern to produce more details in the image.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera : Space Zoom Technology

The Samsung Space Zoom Technology combines their new Hybrid Optic Zoom, with AI multi-frame processing enhancements to give you incredible zoom ranges.

  • Hybrid Optic Zoom : longer zoom range by cropping their new super resolution sensor, and pairing it with new zoom lens
  • AI Multi-Frame Processing : better image quality of digitally-zoomed images through AI algorithms

The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ both offer 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom, with 30x Space Zoom.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra, on the other hand, offers 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom, with 100x Space Zoom!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera : Folded Lens + 48MP Sensor

We should give a special mention to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which combines a folded lens design and a 48 MP sensor to deliver 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom.

That can be extended to 100X using AI multi-frame processing, which reduces hand shaking and quality loss at such high zoom levels.

Dual-Mode 48MP Sensor

The telephoto camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 48MP sensor, which switches between tetra-binning and re-mosaic modes, depending on the shooting conditions and zoom ratio.

Its tetra-binning mode combines 4 pixels into 1 for significantly better low-light performance.

Its re-mosaic mode rearranges the RGB pixels, allowing for a sensor crop to deliver the 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom.

Folded Lens

The folded lens design allows the Galaxy S20 Ultra to deliver a wider zoom range into a very limited space. The lens lays flat, and is positioned at the bottom of the camera.

Light from the aperture is redirected by a prism into the lens, refracting at a 90-degree angle to increase the focal length.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones will be available for sale starting 6 March 2020 across Malaysia.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Overtrade + Trade-In Malaysia Deals!

In addition to their overtrade program, Samsung Malaysia is offering a Galaxy S20 trade-in deal as well! Here are the details!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Overtrade + Trade-In For Malaysia

We earlier announced the Galaxy S20 trade-up program, but did you know you can get even more discount by trading in an old device?

Samsung is offer a high overtrade value of up to RM 2,565 for your flagship Galaxy device, and on top of that, an additional RM 200 for any old camera or device with a camera!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Overtrade + Trade-In : How Does It Work?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 overtrade program is open to working, damaged, or non-working Samsung flagship smartphones, as long as they are unlocked.

And the Samsung Galaxy S20 camera trade-in program is open to any camera, or device with a camera, whether they are working, damaged or non-working.

All you need to do is back-up the data on your old devices, and bring them to the Samsung Galaxy S20 roadshow, or a Samsung Experience Store, to trade-up to a new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 overtrade and trade-in program will be valid only until

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Overtrade : 31 May 2020
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera Trade-In : 22 March 2020

The customer must be 18-years or older (as of 4 March 2020), and every customer is only entitled to trade up to one (1) Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Overtrade Price List For Malaysia

Here is the list of flagship Galaxy devices Samsung Malaysia will offer high overtrade values for :

Samsung Flagship Devices Trade-In Price
Galaxy Note 8 64GB RM 1,010
Galaxy Note 9 128GB RM 1,395
Galaxy Note 9 512GB RM 1,530
Galaxy Note 10 256GB RM 1,945
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256GB RM 2,255
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 512GB RM 2,565
Galaxy S8 64GB RM 865
Galaxy S8 Plus 64GB RM 920
Galaxy S9 64GB RM 970
Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB RM 1,100
Galaxy S9 Plus 128GB RM 1,120
Galaxy S9 Plus 256GB RM 1,145
Galaxy S10e 128GB RM 1,345
Galaxy S10 128GB RM 1,615
Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB RM 1,695

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Roadshows Kick-Off In Malaysia!

Samsung Malaysia just kicked off the Galaxy S20 roadshows, with a bunch of amazing deals… and a new trade-up program!

Check out what went on at the Galaxy S20 roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall, where Samsung fans queued up since last night to snag the great roadshow deals!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Roadshows Kick-Off In Malaysia!

Samsung Malaysia just kicked off three days of roadshows for the new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones at these locations :

Region

Location Time
Kuala Lumpur Mid Valley Megamall 10 AM to 10 PM
Penang Queensbay Mall 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Johor Mid Valley Southkey 10 AM to 10 PM
Kota Kinabalu IMAGO Shopping Mall 10 AM to 10 PM
Kuantan East Coast Mall 10 AM to 10 PM

Here was how the Galaxy S20 roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall turned out – a large crowd that started queuing up since last night!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Roadshows : Why Are People Queuing Up?

If you are wondering why people are queuing up for hours, and even overnight, it’s because Samsung is offering these AWESOME deals at these Galaxy S20 roadshows!

Exclusive Roadshow Gift

FREE Samsung Wireless Charger Pad +
FREE 128 GB Samsung microSD Card
Total Value : RM 378
Early Bird Reward (Limited) FREE 50-inch Samsung 4K Smart UHD TV worth RM 2,599
Camera Instant Rebate (Limited) RM 400 instant rebate by trading in any camera

Because there are LIMITED UNITS for the free Samsung Smart TV and the RM 400 instant rebate, people are rushing to be amongst the first to get the new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones at these roadshows.

Region

50-inch Samsung
4K Smart TV
RM 400 Instant Rebate
Kuala Lumpur 220 units 220 units
Penang 120 units 120 units
Johor 80 units 80 units
Kota Kinabalu 50 units 50 units
Kuantan 30 units 30 units

In addition, Samsung also unveiled their new Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program, where buyers can trade-in their old (even non-working) devices for great discounts off the new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone!

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Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

Can’t decide between the the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra? Maybe our quick comparison video will help!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program Prices + Details!

Samsung Malaysia just announced a trade-up program for their new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones, to reward their loyal fans!

Here are the Galaxy S20 trade-up program details, as well as the list of qualifying Samsung flagship devices and their prices!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program : What Is It?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 trade-up program rewards existing owners of Samsung flagship devices by offering them a higher overtrade value for their devices.

Now, owners of Samsung flagship devices can trade in their old (working or non-working) smartphones, and trade-up to a new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone!

Organised by Samsung Malaysia in partnership with CompAsia, it will run from 3 March until 31 May 2020.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program : How Does It Work?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 trade-up program is open to working, damaged, or non-working Samsung flagship smartphones, as long as they are unlocked.

All you need to do is back-up the data on your old device, and bring it to the Samsung Galaxy S20 roadshow, or a Samsung Experience Store, to trade-up to a new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 trade-up program will be available at these places :

The customer must be 18-years or older (as of 4 March 2020), and every customer is only entitled to trade up to one (1) Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program : Qualifying Device + Price List

Samsung Flagship Devices Trade-In Price
Galaxy Note 8 64GB RM 1,010
Galaxy Note 9 128GB RM 1,395
Galaxy Note 9 512GB RM 1,530
Galaxy Note 10 256GB RM 1,945
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256GB RM 2,255
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 512GB RM 2,565
Galaxy S8 64GB RM 865
Galaxy S8 Plus 64GB RM 920
Galaxy S9 64GB RM 970
Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB RM 1,100
Galaxy S9 Plus 128GB RM 1,120
Galaxy S9 Plus 256GB RM 1,145
Galaxy S10e 128GB RM 1,345
Galaxy S10 128GB RM 1,615
Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB RM 1,695

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 60Hz vs 120Hz Battery Life!

One of the new features introduced in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is its 120Hz display, which allows for smoother scrolling and a more realistic gaming experience.

However, running the display at 120Hz will reduce the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s battery life. Let’s find out exactly how much!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : A Quick Primer!

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.

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

It 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 camera (for depth sensing)

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 storage.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 60Hz vs 120Hz

Running the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra‘s display at 120Hz allows for smoother scrolling and a more realistic gaming experience. However, running the display at 120 Hz saps battery life.

The display not only refreshes twice as often, the GPU has to work twice as hard. This is why Samsung sets the display to 60Hz by default.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 60Hz vs 120Hz Battery Life!

We ran the PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test until its battery capacity dropped to 20% several times, with the display set to 60Hz and 120Hz. Here were the best results we obtained :

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra @ 60Hz : 11 hours 32 minutes

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra @ 120Hz : 9 hours 4 minutes

So there you have it – increasing the display refresh rate on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra from 60Hz to 120Hz will reduce its battery life by about 21% or roughly 2.5 hours.

Work 2.0 60Hz Display 120Hz Display Difference
Battery Life 11 hours 32 mins 9 hours 4 mins – 148 mins (21.4%)
Battery Utilisation 5.78 mAh / min. 7.35 mAh / min. + 1.27 mAh / min.

Now we can see why Samsung set the display to 60Hz by default. If battery life is important, keep it at the default refresh rate of 60Hz.

But if you prefer to enjoy the 120Hz display, go on right ahead. Thanks to its large 5,000 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will last you quite a few hours!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

Samsung is only offering two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray – as shown in our video above.

Here are its 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)

Here are the online purchase options in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung Exynos 990 Performance : How Fast Is It?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones are powered by the Exynos 990 – the latest, greatest mobile platform developed by Samsung themselves.

But just how fast is the Samsung Exynos 990, compared to other mobile platforms? Let’s find out!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 : What You Need To Know

The Samsung Exynos 990 builds upon Samsung’s first mobile platform with an integrated 5G modem – the Exynos 980, but focuses on performance instead of 5G connectivity.

It boasts a range of significant improvements – new Samsung Mongoose 5 (Exynos M5) and ARM Cortex-A76 cores, and a new Arm Mali-G77 GPU.

Faster Processor + GPU

According to Samsung, its new custom Mongoose 5 (Exynos M5) cores are 20% faster than the Mongoose 4 (Exynos M4) cores used in the flagship-class Exynos 9825 used in the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones!

Its Arm Mali-G77 GPU uses the new Valhall architecture, and promises to offer a 20% boost in graphics performance or power efficiency.

Faster LPDDR5 Memory

The Exynos 990 will be the first Samsung mobile platform to use the new LPDDR5 memory, which offers a 31% higher clock speed – increased from 2093 MHz to 2750 MHz.

This allows it to deliver up to 5,500 Mbps or 687.5 MB/s in memory bandwidth. It should also allow for lower power consumption.

Faster NPU + DSP

Its AI capabilities also received a big boost with a new dual-core NPU and improved digital signal processor (DSP) that can process over 10 trillion operations (TOPS) per second!

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 60Hz vs 120Hz Battery Life!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Work Performance : PCMark

We tested the Exynos 990 using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
Performance Score
(Average)
10678 9471 8981 8384 7846
Web Browsing 9287 7792 8293 6768 8583
Video Editing 6331 6038 9166 5948 5524
Writing 11660 10919 9579 9226 9076
Photo Editing 29560 20161 19376 17595 10710
Data Manipulation 6849 7356 6155 6339 6450

Well, this is quite a nice surprise! Samsung Exynos has historically been rather poor at work performance.

The last-generation Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820, for example, were significantly slower than their Qualcomm counterparts – the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+.

But the new Exynos 990 was 36% faster than the Exynos 9820 (its predecessor), and 13% faster than the Snapdragon 855.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : 3DMark

For gaming, we first tested the Exynos 990 using 3DMark, with these results :

3DMark Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL) 6723 6258 5487 5037 4470
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) 5848 5386 4808 4794 4314
Sling Shot 8075 8127 7241 4883 4343

Not bad at all! Samsung caught up with Qualcomm in gaming performance as well.

The new Exynos 990 was 7.5% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, that powered high-end gaming smartphones like the Black Shark 2 Pro, in Sling Shot Extreme, matching it in the easier Sling Shot benchmark.

Notably, the Exynos 990 was 50% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820 that powered the Galaxy S10+.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : AnTuTu

We then tested the Exynos 990 using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

AnTuTu Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
AnTuTu Score 518159 434168 371473 348397 330549
CPU 151510 126170 126011 101187 100272
GPU 218164 188158 156318 156700 149930
Memory 78457 65052 77763 72051 68188
UX 70028 54788 11381 18459 12159

Will you look at that? The Samsung Exynos 990 was 19% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, and 57% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Performance : How Fast Is It?

In summary, the new Samsung Exynos 990 represents a whole new level of performance.

Compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 9820, it was generally 36% faster in work performance, and 50%-60% faster in games.

Compared to the Snapdragon 855+, it was 13% faster in work performance, and 7%~19% faster in games.

In just one year, Samsung has made significant strides in improving the performance of their Exynos mobile platforms.

Too bad we do not have access to the Snapdragon 865… but at least we know that the Exynos 990 can deliver excellent work and gaming performance!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Roadshow Deals + Locations!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 pre-order deal was pretty sweet, but Samsung Malaysia just announced the roadshow deals and where you can get them!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Roadshow Deals!

Jinnyboy and Jenn Chia announces the Samsung Galaxy S20 roadshow deals for Malaysia in this video!

If you make it to any Samsung Galaxy S20 roadshow in Malaysia, these are the EXCLUSIVE DEALS you will be entitled to :

Exclusive Roadshow Gift

FREE Samsung Wireless Charger Pad +
FREE 128 GB Samsung microSD Card
Total Value : RM 378
Early Bird Reward (Limited) FREE 50-inch Samsung 4K Smart UHD TV worth RM 2,599
Camera Instant Rebate (Limited) RM 400 instant rebate by trading in any camera

That’s really some awesome deals for the Samsung Galaxy S20 roadshows in Malaysia, but note that there are LIMITED UNITS for the free Samsung Smart TV and the RM 400 instant rebate :

Region

50-inch Samsung
4K Smart TV
RM 400 Instant Rebate
Kuala Lumpur 220 units 220 units
Penang 120 units 120 units
Johor 80 units 80 units
Kota Kinabalu 50 units 50 units
Kuantan 30 units 30 units

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Roadshow Locations!

Samsung Malaysia is arranging for a series of Galaxy S20 roadshows at these locations and times :

Region

Location Time
Kuala Lumpur Mid Valley Megamall 10 AM to 10 PM
Penang Queensbay Mall 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Johor Mid Valley Southkey 10 AM to 10 PM
Kota Kinabalu IMAGO Shopping Mall 10 AM to 10 PM
Kuantan East Coast Mall 10 AM to 10 PM

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

Can’t decide between the the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra? Maybe our quick comparison video will help!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Roadshow Prices

Here is the official Malaysia price list for the three smartphones, and the new Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Launch + Models!

Samsung Malaysia just officially launched the new Galaxy S20 smartphones at the majestic St. Regis Kuala Lumpur!

Watch the entire Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia launch event, and check out all EIGHT (8) Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra models that will be available in Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Launch

First, watch Jinnyboy and Jenn Chia show off their key features in our video of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia launch!

Samsung Malaysia is only bringing in these three specific models :

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

Can’t decide between the the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra? Maybe our quick comparison video will help!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Malaysia Specifications

And here are the official specifications for these specific Malaysia models :

Specifications Galaxy S20 (LTE) Galaxy S20+ (LTE) Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G)
Display Size 6.2-inch 6.7-inch 6.9-inch
Display Features Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display
Quad HD+ Resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels)
HDR10+ certified, 120 Hz support
Front Camera  10 MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2 (80˚) 40 MP, PDAF, F2.2 (80˚)
Rear Camera (Main)  12 MP, F/1.8 (79˚)
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
108 MP, F1.8 (79˚)
PDAF, OIS
Rear Camera (Ultra Wide)  12 MP, F2.2 (120˚)
Rear Camera (Telephoto)  64 MP, PDAF F2.0 (76˚), OIS 48 MP, PDAF, F3.5 (24˚)
Rear Camera (DepthVision)  No Yes
Dimensions 151.7 mm tall
69.1 mm wide
7.9 mm thick
161.9 mm tall
73.7 mm wide
7.8 mm thick
166.9 mm tall
76.0 mm wide
8.8 mm thick
Weight 163 g 186 g 220 g
Platform Samsung Exynos 990
Memory 8 GB RAM LPDDR5 12 GB RAM LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD (up to 1 TB)
SIM / microSD Tray Hybrid SIM tray, Supports eSIM
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Fast Charging (wired and wireless)
OS Android 10
Network & Connectivity 5G (Galaxy S20 Ultra) : Sub6
LTE : Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20
– Up to 2.0 Gbps DL / Up to 200 Mbps UL
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz
– Up to 1.2Gbps DL / Up to 1.2Gbps UL
Bluetooth : Bluetooth v 5.0 , ANT+
USB type-C, NFC
GPS : GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Payment NFC, MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor,
Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Authentication Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Audio Support AKG Stereo Speakers + Earphones
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Earphones: Hybrid canal type, 2-way dynamic unit

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Price List

Here is the official Malaysia price list for the three smartphones, and the new Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Hands-On Experience + Preview!

Right after Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 Ultra, we had the exclusive opportunity to get some hands-on time with both Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black models!

Let’s get up close and personal with the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in our hands-on video showcase! Find out if this is the smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Hands-On Experience : Cosmic Black vs Cosmic Gray

In this exclusive video, we present to you our hands-on experience of the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone in both colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray!

Samsung removed the dedicated Bixby button, so the only buttons you will find are the Volume control and Power buttons along the right edge.

The hybrid SIM tray is located at the top, with a second microphone that is used for noise cancellation.

Like the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy S20 Ultra no longer has the 3.5 mm audio jack. So you will only find the USB Type C connector at the bottom, flanked by the speaker and main microphone ports.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does not come with an internal DAC, so you will need to use the provided USB Type C earphones, or purchase a USB-C audio adaptor with a built-in DAC.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 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.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : RAM + Storage

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 storage.

If that’s not enough, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a hybrid SIM tray, which allows you to use either two nano SIM cards simultaneously, or one nano SIM card and a microSD card for additional storage.

It also supports eSIM, which allows you to activate and swap mobile plans without using a physical SIM card; as well as the possibility of using two mobile plans with a microSD card!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Cameras

It 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 camera (for depth sensing)

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

We can also see a third microphone in the camera bump, which is used to support Audio Zoom – letting you zoom into the action and focus on sound from the subject, while reducing ambient noise.

 

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 : Price + Availability

Samsung is only offering two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray – as shown in our video above.

Here are its 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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Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Comparison!

Which Samsung Galaxy S20 model you should choose – the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus or the Galaxy S20 Ultra?

To make it easier for you to decide, here is our comparison of all three models, including an exclusive video comparing them in all available colour options!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

From what we understand, demo and review units are impossible to come by, but fortunately, we were given exclusive access to all three Galaxy S20 models, in all available colours.

This allowed us to produce this video for a quick look at all three models – the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra!

Performance

All three models are built around the same 7 nm system platform, which is either the Samsung Exynos 990, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. So they should all be equally fast.

Memory

The 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus come with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, while the 4G models only have 8 GB.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory for the base models, and 16 GB for the top-of-the-line 512 GB model.

Storage

The Galaxy S20 is only available with 128 GB of storage, while the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra have storage options of 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB.

But all three come with a hybrid SIM tray, which supports a microSD card for additional storage.

Front Camera

Both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus have a 10 MP front camera. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is a little special – it has a very high resolution 40 MP front camera.

Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a phenomenal new quad-camera system at the back, that is made up of :

  • 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

The mid-range Galaxy S20 Plus has a new quad-camera system as well, but with different cameras :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision ToF camera

Samsung dropped the DepthVision camera in the Galaxy S20, but the other 3 cameras are the same as the Galaxy S20 Plus.

Battery

The Galaxy S20 has a 4000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S20 Plus has a 4500 mAh battery, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the largest battery of them all – a 5,000 mAh battery.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra : Specifications Compared!

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 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra : Price Comparison!

This table compares the launch prices of the known variants of all three models for four countries :

Model Variant Malaysia United
States
United
Kingdom
Australia
Galaxy S20 4G, 128 GB RM 3,599 £799 A$1,349
5G, 128 GB $999.99 £899 A$1,499
Galaxy S20+ 4G, 128 GB RM 3,999 A$1,499
5G, 128 GB $1,199.99 £999 A$1,649
5G, 512 GB $1,349.99 A$1,899
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, 128 GB RM 4,999 $1,399.99 £1,199 A$1,999
5G, 512 GB $1,599.99 £1,399

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : Malaysia Pre-Order Deal + Details!

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

Every purchase of the Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra will come with a FREE pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ worth RM 599!

Recommended : Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra Malaysia Pre-Order + Deal!

You can pre-order any one of the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones at all Samsung Experience Stores and selected Authorised Partners nationwide.

Here are some online pre-order options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Specifications + Price List!

Samsung Malaysia just shared with us the official specifications for the three Galaxy S20 models they are bringing into Malaysia!

In addition to the official specifications, here is the official Galaxy S20 price list and pre-order deal for Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Specifications

We had earlier shared the key features and global specifications for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones.

However, Samsung Malaysia is only bringing in these three specific models :

And now, we can share with you

Specifications Galaxy S20 (LTE) Galaxy S20+ (LTE) Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G)
Display Size 6.2-inch 6.7-inch 6.9-inch
Display Features Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display
Quad HD+ Resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels)
HDR10+ certified, 120 Hz support
Front Camera  10 MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2 (80˚) 40 MP, PDAF, F2.2 (80˚)
Rear Camera (Main)  12 MP, F/1.8 (79˚)
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
108 MP, F1.8 (79˚)
PDAF, OIS
Rear Camera (Ultra Wide)  12 MP, F2.2 (120˚)
Rear Camera (Telephoto)  64 MP, PDAF F2.0 (76˚), OIS 48 MP, PDAF, F3.5 (24˚)
Rear Camera (DepthVision)  No Yes
Dimensions 151.7 mm tall
69.1 mm wide
7.9 mm thick
161.9 mm tall
73.7 mm wide
7.8 mm thick
166.9 mm tall
76.0 mm wide
8.8 mm thick
Weight 163 g 186 g 220 g
Platform Samsung Exynos 990
Memory 8 GB RAM LPDDR5 12 GB RAM LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD (up to 1 TB)
SIM / microSD Tray Hybrid SIM tray, Supports eSIM
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Fast Charging (wired and wireless)
OS Android 10
Network & Connectivity 5G (Galaxy S20 Ultra) : Sub6
LTE : Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20
– Up to 2.0 Gbps DL / Up to 200 Mbps UL
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz
– Up to 1.2Gbps DL / Up to 1.2Gbps UL
Bluetooth : Bluetooth v 5.0 , ANT+
USB type-C, NFC
GPS : GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Payment NFC, MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor,
Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Authentication Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Audio Support AKG Stereo Speakers + Earphones
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Earphones: Hybrid canal type, 2-way dynamic unit

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Price List

Here is the official Malaysia price list for the three smartphones, and the new Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Pre-Order Deal + Details!

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

Every purchase of the Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra will come with a FREE pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ worth RM 599!

Recommended : Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra Malaysia Pre-Order + Deal!

You can pre-order any one of the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones at all Samsung Experience Stores and selected Authorised Partners nationwide.

Here are some online pre-order options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in just two colour options – Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray.

Find out how the two colour options look like in real life, in our colour comparison video!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : A Quick Primer!

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.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Colour Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray.

We were one of the few to get early access to all three colours options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, allowing us to produce this colour comparison video :

 

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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Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra Malaysia Pre-Order + Deal!

The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra has just been announced, and here are the available models, pre-order details and deals for Malaysia!

 

Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Available Models In Malaysia!

Samsung is offering a dizzying number of variants of those three main models, with 4G and 5G options, and different memory and storage configurations.

So let’s start by sharing with you what Samsung will be bringing into Malaysia, as confirmed by Luke Au, Head of IT and Mobile Product Marketing at Samsung Malaysia.

As Luke explained, Samsung Malaysia will only bring in 3 models :

 

Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Price List + Availability!

And here is the official Malaysia price list for the three smartphones, and the new Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds!

 

Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Pre-Order Deal + Details!

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

Every purchase of the Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra will come with a FREE pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ worth RM 599!

You can pre-order any one of the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones at all Samsung Experience Stores and selected Authorised Partners nationwide.

Here are some online pre-order options :

Here are the pre-order steps :

Step 1 : Go to the Galaxy S20 pre-order link of choice

Step 2 : Select the Pre-Order Payment and Collection Method of choice

You may select to either :

  • Self collect your device at the selected Participating Outlets with a RM 500 deposit, or
  • Have your Galaxy S20 pre-order unit delivered (free of charge) to your doorstep with a full payment

Step 3 : Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions

Step 4 : Fill In The Required Details, including preferred model, colour and collection outlet (if self-collecting) or address (if opting for delivery)

Step 5 : Order Confirmation

  • Please check your details once again, and proceed by selecting Place My Order.

Step 6 : Payment

  • You will be asked to pay RM 500 as deposit (if self-collecting), or pay in full (for free delivery option).

Step 7 : Collection

  • For self-collection, please bring the email and payment receipt to collect from your preferred outlet from 4 March 2020 to 4 April 2020.
  • If you choose to collect at the upcoming roadshow, you may be entitled to exclusive roadshow rewards on a first come, first served basis.
  • For free delivery, a Samsung partner will deliver your pre-ordered unit to your registered address from 4 March 2020 onwards.

 

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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 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 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 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 : 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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