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Samsung Malaysia Galaxy S20 Trade-Up Program Details!

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.

Recommended : Samsung Exynos 990 Performance : How Fast Is It?

 

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 A51 Cameras : 48MP vs Ultra Wide vs Macro

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is one of the best mid-range smartphones you can buy today, and one of the main reason (in addition to its 32 MP selfie camera) is its combination of 48 MP, Ultra Wide and macro cameras.

In this comparison, we will take a look at the Galaxy A51 cameras, and show you real-life samples of what it is really capable of!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Cameras : A Quick Primer

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is one of the few mid-range smartphones to offer a quad-camera system.

  • 48 MP main camera, with f/2.0 aperture
  • 12 MP ultra wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • 5 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture
  • 5 MP depth sensor, with f/2.2 aperture

Now, the depth sensor does not take photos and is used exclusively to detect distance for Live Focus capability, letting you focus on the subject and adjust the amount of bokeh in the background.

But what’s really important is how this mix of cameras offers the user great flexibility. How? Let us show you…

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Cameras : 48MP vs Ultra Wide

The 48 MP main camera is impressive, no doubt. It is the camera of choice, if you need the highest-resolution images possible, or if you want to take low-light photos.

The 12 MP Ultra Wide camera may not have its resolution, but it gives you a wider field of vision, which is very useful for shots of sceneries and architecture.

The ultra wide angle also allows you to create more dramatic photos of the same scene. Check out the difference between the two cameras for the scenes above and below.

Can you see how the ultra wide camera conveys a more dramatic feel to even ordinary scenes? This is why we LOVE the ultra wide camera so much!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Cameras : Go Near With Macro!

You may be tempted to ignore its macro camera, because it “only” has a 5 MP sensor.

But every macro picture the Galaxy A51 takes has a resolution of 2576 x 1932 pixels. That’s far more pixels than what most of us can see on our smartphone or laptop display!

More importantly, it lets you get REALLY CLOSE to the subject, while ensuring that they stay sharp and in focus. This is critical when the subject is small – like insects, tiny flowers, or these cockles.

And look at how much more interesting a humble cockle appears in a macro shot!

The depth of field is also important as these cumin seeds demonstrate.

The main camera may have a higher resolution, but it cannot focus on the seeds in the foreground and it has a narrow depth-of-field – only seeds in a small range will be in focus.

The macro camera not only lets you get really close for a really detailed look at each seed, it has great depth of field, so the seeds are all in focus from top to the bottom.

In addition to allowing for a close-up focus of the subject, the macro camera also has more accurate colour reproduction when the subject is very close to the camera.

The main camera does a great job of reproducing colour at normal photographic ranges, but when you get really close to the subject, the macro camera will offer more accurate colour reproduction.

We are not saying the main camera isn’t good – it’s excellent! The macro camera just lets you capture sharper, more detailed images with better colour reproduction when you need to take a close-up shot of the subject.

One trick, if you prefer the main camera, is to take the photos from a distance and crop the photo on the phone or computer.

Because of its ultra high resolution, you can zoom into its 48 million pixels and crop out what you want – the final picture will remain sharp and in focus!

But we still recommend you try using the macro camera for close-up shots. You will be pleasantly surprised by how useful it is!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is available in three colour options – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a recommended retail price of RM 1,299, while the Galaxy A71 with a 64 MP main camera is priced at just RM 1,799!

Here are some online purchase options for both the Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy A71 smartphones in Malaysia :

 

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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 Plus Hands-On Preview : All 3 Colours!

Right after Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 Plus, we had the exclusive opportunity to get some hands-on time with all three colour options!

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Hands-On Experience : All 3 Colours!

In this exclusive video, we present to you our hands-on experience of the Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone in all three available colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue!

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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus : Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 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 larger 4,500 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10 from last year only has a 3,400 mAh battery in comparison.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : RAM + Storage

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both come with UFS 3.0 internal storage options of 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB.

If that’s not enough, the Galaxy S20 Plus 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 Plus : Cameras

It comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X 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 Plus : 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 Plus : Price + Availability

Samsung is offering three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue – as shown in our video above.

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,999 (4G, 128 GB)
  • United States : $1199.99 (5G, 128 GB) | $1349.99 (5G, 512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £999 (5G, 128 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,499 (4G, 128 GB) | A$1,649 (5G, 128 GB) | A$1,899 (5G, 512 GB)

Here are some direct purchase options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Hands-On Preview : All Three Colours!

Right after Samsung announced the Galaxy S20, we had the exclusive opportunity to get some hands-on time with all three colour options!

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Hands-On Experience : All Three Colours!

In this exclusive video, we present to you our hands-on experience of the Galaxy S20 smartphone in all three available colour options – Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink!

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 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 Galaxy S20 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 : Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 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 larger 4,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10e from last year only has a 3,100 mAh battery in comparison.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : RAM + Storage

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both have 128 GB of fast UFS 3.0 internal storage.

If that’s not enough, the Galaxy S20 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 : Cameras

It comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a triple-camera system at the back, with :

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

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 : 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 : Price + Availability

Samsung is offering three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink – as shown in our video above.

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,599 (4G)
  • United States : $999.99 (5G)
  • United Kingdom : £799 (4G) | £899 (5G)
  • Australia : A$1,349 (4G) | A$1,499 (5G)

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 Z Flip : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Together with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip – their second foldable smartphone.

Let’s take a quick look at the important stuff you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the second Samsung foldable smartphone, and the first from their new Z series with a different folding design.

Foldable Glass Display with Ultra Thin Glass

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex display, with bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG).

There have been suggestions that it’s really plastic, but that’s not true. There is simply a plastic film over the Ultra Thin Glass.

Hideaway Hinge with Sweeper Technology

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a Hideaway Hinge that is backed by a dual CAM mechanism to ensure a smooth and stable folding and unfolding process.

This Hideaway Hinge also lets the Z Flip stay open at any angle you want, and comes with Sweeper technology – nylon fibres designed to repel dirt and dust!

New Flex Mode

Leveraging its forward folding form factor, the Galaxy Z Flip will switch to the Flex mode when it is in the free standing mode.

The display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens, so you can view photos or videos in the top half, and control them or perform actions on the bottom half!

Performance, RAM + Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, which is a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 855 offering better CPU and graphics performance.

  • its single prime Kryo 485 Gold CPU core has a slightly faster clock speed of 2.96 GHz
  • its Adreno 640 GPU is clocked at 672 MHz, instead of 585 MHz

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with 8 GB LPDDR4 memory, and 256 GB of internal storage.

Recommended : The Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 855 Comparison!

Cameras!

In the front, it has a 10 MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture. In the back, it has a dual camera system that consists of :

  • 12 MP Dual Pixel main camera, with f/1.8 aperture and OIS
  • 12 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture

Its foldable form factor also allows you to use it for low-angle shots, and have it stand without a tripod!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Main Display 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display
– Dynamic AMOLED panel
– 1080 x 2636 pixels (425 ppi)
Cover Display 1.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 300 x 112 pixels (303 ppi)
Protection NA
Operating System Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
CPU 1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.95 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.41 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.78 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB internal storage
Front Camera 10 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture
Rear Cameras Dual Camera System
– 12 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, HDR10+
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Cat16 DL : 1 Gbps / LTE Cat13 UL : 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
(2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Capacitive, Side-Mounted
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity, RGB Light
Battery 3,300 mAh LiPo battery
Dimensions
(Unfolded)
73.6 mm wide
167.3 mm tall
7.2 mm thick
Dimensions
(Folded)
73.6 mm wide
87.4 mm tall
17.3 mm thick
Weight 183 g
Colour Options Mirror Purple / Mirror Black / Mirror Gold

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a recommended retail price of US$1,379.99 / 1.65 million won, which is approximately RM 5,699 / SGD 1,919 / £1,059 / A$2,049.

It will be available in limited quantities in the Mirror Purple and Mirror Black colours, starting in the US and Korea from 14 February 2020 onwards. That will be followed by Mirror Gold in select countries.

 

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Samsung Galaxy A51 : Our Hands-On Preview!

Samsung just sent us their new Galaxy A51 smartphone, and here is our hands-on preview of their latest mid-range smartphone with four cameras!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Preview : At A Glance!

The Samsung Galaxy A51 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) comes with a large 6.5-inch edge-to-edge Infinity-O display, with a Super AMOLED panel.

It is powered by the Samsung Exynos 9611 mobile platform, and comes with 6 GB LPDDR4x memory, and 128 GB internal storage.

It has a 32 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, which consists of :

  • a 48 MP main camera (f/2.0 aperture)
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture)
  • a 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
  • a 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)

Discounting the depth sensor, that’s four cameras in a really affordable mid-range smartphone!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 : Our Hands-On Preview!

After unboxing it, here is our hands-on preview of the new Samsung Galaxy A51 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) smartphone!

You will find its triple card tray, which supports two nano SIM cards and a microSD card, on the left side.

The only buttons on the Galaxy A51 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) – the Volume controls and Power button – are located on the right edge.

The only thing you will find at the top is a second microphone (for noise cancellation).

The Samsung Galaxy A51 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, located at the bottom, next to the USB Type C port and the microphone and speaker ports.

It has an Infinity-O display, which basically replaces the notch with a tiny punch hole for its high-resolution 32 MP front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 (MY|SG|US|UK|AU) adopts a Galaxy S20-like design for its quad-camera system, and the single LED flash, at the back.

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A51
Display 6.5-inch Infinity-O display
– Super AMOLED
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
Operating System Android 10 Q
System Platform Samsung Exynos 9611
Processor 4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.7 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD slot (512 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 48 MP main camera (f/2.0)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
– 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Battery 4,000 mAh battery
15W fast charging
Dimensions 73.6 mm wide
158.5 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 172 g

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is available in three colour options – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue, with a fourth colour option of Prism Crush Pink in some countries.

It has a recommended retail price of RM 1,299 / ~S$436 / ~US$314 / ~£242 / ~A$467. Here are online purchase options :

 

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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 :

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

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus comes in three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray and Cloud Blue!

You have all seen pictures of all three colours, but how do they look like in real life?

Check them out in our colour comparison video!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : A Quick Primer!

Performance

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

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They have fast UFS 3.0 internal storage with 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB options.

Cameras

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

  • 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

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 much larger 4,500 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10 from last year only has a 3,400 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 Plus : Colour Comparison

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S20 Plus in three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray and Cloud Blue.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Price + Availability

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

  • Malaysia : RM 3,999 (4G, 128 GB)
  • United States : $1199.99 (5G, 128 GB) | $1349.99 (5G, 512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £999 (5G, 128 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,499 (4G, 128 GB) | A$1,649 (5G, 128 GB) | A$1,899 (5G, 512 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 Colour Comparison!

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S20 with three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink!

You have all seen pictures of all three colours, but how do they look like in real life? Let’s find out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : A Quick Primer!

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 may be the baby of the family, but it is every bit as powerful as the Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra!

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both have 128 GB of fast UFS 3.0 internal storage.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a triple-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom, and
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide 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 4,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10e from last year only has a 3,100 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 : Colour Comparison

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S20 in three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Price + Availability

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,599 (4G)
  • United States : $999.99 (5G)
  • United Kingdom : £799 (4G) | £899 (5G)
  • Australia : A$1,349 (4G) | A$1,499 (5G)

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 :

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

 

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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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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : What You Need To Know!

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S20 Plus (SM-G986) smartphone! Let’s take a quick look at the important stuff you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus!

 

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 Plus : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Performance

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

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They have fast UFS 3.0 internal storage with 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB options.

Cameras

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

  • 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

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 much larger 4,500 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10 from last year only has a 3,400 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 Plus : 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 Plus : Colour Comparison

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Price + Availability

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

  • Malaysia : RM 3,999 (4G, 128 GB)
  • United States : $1199.99 (5G, 128 GB) | $1349.99 (5G, 512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £999 (5G, 128 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,499 (4G, 128 GB) | A$1,649 (5G, 128 GB) | A$1,899 (5G, 512 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 : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S20 – the baby of the Galaxy S20 family! Let’s take a quick look at the important stuff you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S20!

 

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 : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Performance

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both have 128 GB of fast UFS 3.0 internal storage.

Cameras

It comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a triple-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom, and
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide 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 4,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10e from last year only has a 3,100 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 : 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 : Colour Comparison

Samsung is offering three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink. We will try to get a video of all three colours soon, so please check back later!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Price + Availability

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,599 (4G)
  • United States : $999.99 (5G)
  • United Kingdom : £799 (4G) | £899 (5G)
  • Australia : A$1,349 (4G) | A$1,499 (5G)

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 A51 Contest : #AwesomeNyer!

Samsung is giving you the opportunity to win a trip to Korea and the Galaxy A51 in their new #AwesomeNyer contest! Here are the full details!

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 #AwesomeNyer Contest : The Prizes!

From 11 February to 12 March 2020, you can dance your way to a trip to Korea and a FREE Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone!

Winners Prizes
4 x Grand Prize Winners One (1) Samsung Galaxy A51
One (1) economy class ticket to Korea
3 Days 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
2 x Consolation Prize Winners One (1) Samsung Galaxy A51

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 #AwesomeNyer Contest : How To Win?

For a chance to win one of those six prizes, all you have to do is…

  1. Follow @SamsungMalaysia on Instagram
  2. Download the dance music here, or watch it on this YouTube video.
  1. Record a video of yourself performing the gestures perfectly!
  2. Post the video on your Instagram feed with the hashtags #AwesomeNyer #GalaxyA51 #danceAwesome and tag @SamsungMalaysia
  3. Make sure your Instagram profile is set to public!

The winners will be decided by :

  • the total number of Likes the video submission receives
  • the total number of votes by a panel of judges appointed by Samsung Malaysia

Each video submission will be judged according to the following criteria :

  • The ability to perform the gestures perfectly according to cues in the song
  • Creativity and originality of submission

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 #AwesomeNyer Contest : Terms + Conditions

Duration

The Samsung A Series: #AwesomeNyer Challenge (“Campaign”) will commence from 11 February 2020, 6pm to 12 March 2020, 11.59pm (“Campaign Period”).

Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd (interchangeably referred to as “Samsung” or “Organiser”) shall reserve the right to shorten or extend or cancel the Campaign Period at its sole discretion without any prior notice.

Samsung’s server is the official time- keeping device for this Campaign.

Eligibility

This Campaign is open to all Malaysians :

  • aged 18 years and above as stated on their NRIC/Passport (as of 10 February 2020); or
  • children aged 13 years and above but have not attained 18 years of age as stated on their NRIC/Passport (as of 11 February 2020)

By participating in this Campaign, each participant (interchangeably referred to as “Participant”, “You” or “Your”) agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

For Participants aged 13 years and above but have not yet attained 18 years of age, such Participant’s parent/guardian warrants and agrees that the Participant including his/her parent/guardian shall irrevocably be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

All rules and regulations and instructions issued by Samsung from time to time will be deemed incorporated in these Terms and Conditions. Samsung reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice.

Employees or agents of the Organiser or any of its group companies or their families or households or anyone connected to this Campaign are not eligible to enter.

 

Samsung Galaxy A51 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is available in three colour options – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue, with a fourth colour option of Prism Crush Pink in some countries.

It has a recommended retail price of RM 1,299 / ~S$436 / ~US$314 / ~£242 / ~A$467. Here are online purchase options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 : Price List + Press Release LEAKED!

Just hours before Galaxy Unpacked 2020, the complete price list and press release for the Samsung Galaxy S20 leaked!

Here is everything you need to know about the Galaxy S20 price list and press release leaked by Dutch blog, LetsGoDigital!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Price List + Availability LEAKED!

According to the leaked Galaxy S20 press release, the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds will go on sale on Friday, 14 February 2020.

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra will be released for sale or delivery one month later, on Friday, 13 March 2020.

LetsGoDigital only revealed the leaked Dutch prices for the Galaxy S20 family and Galaxy Buds+, but we compiled estimated prices for you in this table :

Model The Netherlands US UK MY
Galaxy S20 Ultra
(512 GB)
€1549 $1549.99 £1299 RM 6999
Galaxy S20 Ultra
(128 GB)
€1349 $1349.99 £1199 RM 5999
Galaxy S20+
(128 GB)
€1099 $1199.99 £999 RM 4999
Galaxy S20
(128 GB, 5G)
€999 $999.99 £899 RM 4499
Galaxy S20
(128 GB, LTE)
€899 $899.99 £799 RM 3999
Galaxy Buds+ €169 $169.99 £149 RM 759

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Press Release LEAKED!

Here is the leaked Galaxy S20 press release for The Netherlands :

The Samsung Galaxy S20: the start of a new mobile era

Samsung today unveils the Galaxy S20, a new series of premium devices that fundamentally changes the way we capture and experience the world around us. The integration of advanced 5G technology, artificial intelligence and new camera hardware and software helps users to express themselves in a whole new way. No matter how we use our phone, the Galaxy S20 makes every experience easier, more enjoyable and more complete. This not only applies to taking photos, but also to listening to music, watching videos and playing games.

“In this decade, 5G will completely change how we communicate and how we experience the world around us,” says Gerben van Walt Meijer, Mobile Marketing Manager at Samsung Netherlands. ‘All three Galaxy S20 variants are equipped with 5G connectivity, which means that even larger amounts of data can be shared much faster and accessibility is improved considerably, even in busy locations. Thanks to the stable 5G connection and the AI-powered camera, video chat becomes a completely different experience. Thanks to the improved latency, you can effortlessly play your favorite game on the Galaxy S20. “

Shaping the future in communication

With 5G, Samsung is entering a new decade of mobile innovation. And to take advantage of this new generation of connectivity, every device in the Galaxy S20 series – the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra – is equipped with the latest 5G technology. The Galaxy S20 line are the first devices that enable new mobile experiences that benefit from nationwide low-frequency bands and high-frequency bands. The Galaxy S20 series offers both non-standalone and standalone 5G options. The Galaxy S20 series is of course also fully compatible with 4G.

Capture changes

More than ever, we record our lives and tell our stories via our smartphone. That is why the camera is the most important function for consumers who buy a new smartphone. Designed for the way we live, the Galaxy S20 introduces a completely new camera system – powered by AI and with the largest image sensor ever – to bring out the best in every image and every moment.

 Every detail in stunning clarity: the camera of the Galaxy S20 offers a super high resolution (108MP high resolution [Galaxy S20 Ultra] / 64MP high resolution [Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +]), which brings every detail and nuance of the image forward brings. The Galaxy S20 Ultra goes one step further with pixel fusion technology at sensor level, for stunning shots in low light.
• Unrivaled zoom options: the Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom technology narrows the gap between DSLRs and the cameras we are used to in our phones. Space Zoom – a combination of lossless hybrid optical zoom (3x [Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +], 10x [Galaxy S20 Ultra]) and AI-powered 10x digital zoom – lets users zoom up to 100x (S20 Ultra). It is also easy to take a picture, crop it and edit it in impressive quality, thanks to the crop-zoom technology of the Galaxy S20.
• Professional-level filming: the Galaxy S20 offers 8K video recording, which allows users to capture every detail and stunning colors. With Super Steady 2.0, with anti-roll stabilization and AI motion analysis, even the most bumpy videos look like they were recorded with a track and dolly. Cast the end result to a Samsung 8K TV for a best-in-class viewing experience.
 Single Take, multiple options: with the Galaxy S20 the user can stay in the moment while he captures it. The Galaxy S20 takes several photos and videos simultaneously, including live focus, cropped, ultra wide and more, after which the device recommends the best shots based on AI.

Do what you love, even better

The Galaxy S20 also improves all other things that we like to do on our phone. With new functions and impactful partnerships, the Galaxy S20 has been built for a new kind of mobile experience.
 Immersive music: Thanks to a new integration between Spotify and Bixby Routines you can easily enjoy a personalized soundtrack based on routines. With Music Share you can extend the Bluetooth connection to a car radio or speaker, so that you can take turns DJing during a road trip.
• Exceptional video chat on Google Duo: the Galaxy S20 enhances the video chat experience through 5G and an exclusive collaboration with Google and Google Duo video calls. Use the wide lens to engage the entire family in a conversation. Chat with eight friends at a time. And chat for the first time in FHD quality.
 YouTube on 5G: your 8K videos are worth sharing with the world. Samsung works with YouTube so that you can upload 8K videos directly. Create your own 8K content and watch it in unrivaled quality on your 8K television.
• Streaming: Because of the professional camera of the Galaxy S20, Netflix and Samsung have joined forces to have the Galaxy S20, to have renowned directors capture exclusive content for Samsung users. Users can also discover the very best content from Netflix through improved integration with Galaxy devices, making content easier to discover and accessible through Samsung Daily, Bixby and Finder.
• Great gaming: mobile gaming is also being lifted to a higher level. With a 120Hz screen you will experience the fastest refresh rate and smooth gameplay – perfect for gaming on a 5G network. Combined with a fast processor, 12GB RAM, an AKG audio system and a game booster that works in the background to optimize the settings for top performance, the Galaxy S20 sets a new standard for on-the-go gaming.

Experience endless possibilities

The new Galaxy S20 features the premium technologies that Galaxy fans have come to know and expect. The Galaxy S20 is the most secure device that Samsung has ever made and is protected by Knox, the leading mobile security platform that protects the device from the chip to software level. The Galaxy S20 also features a new, secure processor, called Guardian Chip, to protect against hardware attacks.

Powered by a larger and smarter battery, the Galaxy S20 comes with a 25W fast charger, with the Ultra also supporting 45W Super Fast charging. The entire series is equipped with enormous storage as standard (128 GB for S20; 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB for Galaxy S20 + and S20 Ultra).

The Galaxy S20 is located in the heart of the Galaxy ecosystem. The device comes with Samsung’s most clean, simple and intuitive interface to date: One UI 2. You can also use the Galaxy S20 to control the smart home with SmartThings, to achieve health and wellness goals with Samsung Health and more.

Galaxy Buds +

With the new Samsung Galaxy Buds + you can immerse yourself in your favorite music and podcasts. The Buds + have dynamic two-way speakers for powerful bass and crystal clear sound, tuned by AKG; three microphones for unparalleled sound and voice quality; and an incredibly long battery life – 11 hours for the Buds + and an additional 11 hours using the charging case. The Buds + are iOS compatible, so no matter which device you use you can enjoy a great audio experience. With a Spotify partnership, you can listen to your music more easily, point to your favorite playlists and press Play with one tap.

Galaxy S20 availability

From March 13, 2020, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 Ultra are available in various color options and prices. The Galaxy Buds + are available from February 14, 2020.

Colors:
• Galaxy S20: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink
• Galaxy S20 +: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
• Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Gray, Cosmic Black
• Galaxy Buds +: Black, White, Blue

The smartphones are available with the following suggested retail prices:
• Galaxy S20: 128GB LTE for € 899 and 128GB 5G for € 999
• Galaxy S20 +: 128GB 5G for € 1099
• Galaxy S20 Ultra: 128GB for € 1349 and 512GB for € 1549
• Galaxy Buds + : € 169

 

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Over The Horizon 2020 : An Acoustic Remix!

Over The Horizon is an iconic theme sound for Samsung Galaxy devices, and Samsung just unveiled their 2020 acoustic remix with a video to boot!

Take a moment to relax with their new soothing, back-to-nature Over The Horizon 2020 music video…

 

Over The Horizon 2020 : An Acoustic Remix!

As Samsung gets ready to unpack the Galaxy S20 smartphones, they took a moment to chill out with the new Over The Horizon 2020 – a soothing acoustic remix of their signature theme sound!

To complement the back-to-nature vibe of this acoustic remix, Samsung produce this special video showcasing the natural world in all its glory, to remind us to take a moment every now and then to stop and smell the roses.

With each new generation of Galaxy devices comes a fresh new take on the “Over the Horizon” theme, and at the core of this year’s version is the power of nature itself. In order to capture the harmonious working of the natural world in all its glory, Samsung placed monochords in various natural locations in order to harness the power of nature for music.

Powered by the natural force of running water, the monochords operate thanks to a rotor- and pulley-based mechanism. As the mechanism rotates, it triggers the monochords to pluck their respective strings in the correct order. The resulting musical refrain has the unique characteristic of having been played solely by the force of nature.

On top of the monochord melody, Samsung also emphasized sounds like running water and chirping birds and kept the use of electronic elements to a minimum in order to help maximize the listener’s connection with the relaxing sounds of nature.

 

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Galaxy Unpacked 2020 : Dawn Of A New Decade!

We are on the cusp of Galaxy Unpacked 2020, and we can’t wait to see what Samsung will unveil in the new Galaxy S20 series!

While we wait, Dr. TM Roh (President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung) has a message for us!

 

Galaxy Unpacked 2020 : Dawn Of A New Decade!

Unpacked is my favorite time of year. It’s here that we set the tone for the mobile industry and we open people’s eyes to new possibilities for the future. This year is especially meaningful to me because it’s my first year at Unpacked as Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Over my career at Samsung, I’ve had the pleasure of leading the development of mobile devices and breakthroughs that have come to define the last decade of smartphone innovation, starting with the very first Galaxy S. Today, I’m excited to say that we believe we are at the dawn of an inspiring new decade filled with the promise of growth and change.

Fifty years ago, Samsung Electronics was founded with a clear purpose: to use the power of technology to create a better world. Driven by our commitment to break down barriers and make what some thought impossible, possible.

In 2011, we recognized that consumers were doing even more on their devices. We responded and introduced a more powerful phone with a larger screen and an S Pen to give consumers ultimate productivity on the go — the Galaxy Note. With every new device, we continued to innovate and pioneer new display, camera, and performance technologies. Last year, we created a new category with the foldable device, the Galaxy Fold.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : What Should You Expect?

Now here at the start of 2020, we are excited about the opportunity to define a new era. An era that is defined not simply for innovation’s sake but to truly enable experiences that are more personal, meaningful, private and secure; that will create more intelligent connections across devices, people, businesses, and communities.

This will be enabled by key advancements in the three most important technologies of our time: 5G, AI and the Internet of Things (IoT). As the leading innovator of new mobile experiences, Samsung is proud to drive the convergence of these technologies through more than one billion smart devices, including Galaxy phones, wearables and PCs.

We’ve already started bringing these new experiences to life. Through open collaboration with industry leaders, such as Microsoft and Google, we are building the robust connected ecosystem in the world. And we are working with major carriers to build out 5G networks, so hundreds of millions of more consumers around the world can have access to next generation networks.

It’s our responsibility and opportunity to shape the next ten years of mobile innovation, starting right now at Unpacked. No company is better suited to take on this massive challenge than Samsung.

What an exciting time for Samsung, our industry and consumers.

You will see some exciting examples of how we’re driving growth and progress, changing the shape of the future and introducing new mobile experiences at Unpacked. I’m excited to flip the industry on its head. It’s going to be an absolutely incredible event, and I hope you’ll join me online or in-person for Galaxy Unpacked 2020 on Tuesday, February 11th (San Francisco date).

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : What Should You Expect?

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?

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

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

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.

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 Series : Specifications

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

Specifications Galaxy
S20 Ultra
Galaxy
S20 Plus
Galaxy
S20
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
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
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.

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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Samsung AR Doodle Contest : Love Is All Around!

Samsung Malaysia just announced an AR Doodle Contest with the tagline – Love Is All Around!

Find out how YOU can win TWO (2) Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite smartphones in the Samsung AR Doodle Contest!

 

Samsung AR Doodle Contest : Love Is All Around!

Samsung is offering, not one, but TWO Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite smartphones – one in Aura Glow colour, and the other in the Aura Red colour!

All you have to do is convey your unique love message through the Samsung AR Doodle feature using this romantic season, from now until 6 March 2020!

 

Samsung AR Doodle Contest : How To Win!

For the chance to win the two Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite smartphones, all you have to do is :

  1. Follow Samsung Malaysia’s Instagram account (@SamsungMalaysia), and set your own Instagram profile to Public.
  2. Creatively express your love to your loved ones with the AR Doodle feature, and post it on your Instagram feed.
  3. Post at least 3 videos on your Instagram account, and tag @SamsungMalaysia with the hashtags #GalaxyNote10Lite #ARDoodlePlus #ValentineswithGalaxy

Samsung Malaysia will announce the winner on 13 March 2020, so watch out for the announcement! 🙂

 

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Display 6.7-inch Full HD+ IPS display
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
Operating System Android 10 Q
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, or
Samsung Exynos 8910
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB internal storage
Front Camera 32 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Triple Camera System
– 12 MP main camera (f/1.7)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Battery 4,500 mAh LiPo battery
Dimensions 76.1 mm wide
163.7 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight 199 g

 

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Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 Gets 128GB Upgrade!

The Samsung Galaxy A30s just received a nice 128GB upgrade for 2020. Here are the specifications, price and availability of the new Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 smartphone!

 

Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 Gets 128GB Upgrade!

Launched in September 2019, the Samsung Galaxy A30s just received a 128GB storage upgrade for 2020, effective immediately!

The Samsung Galaxy A30s comes with a 6.4-inch Infinity-V display, with a HD+ resolution. It is powered by the Exynos 7904 mobile platform fabricated on the 14 nm process technology.

It comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4x memory and 64 GB storage, with a 16 MP front camera. At the back, it comes with a 25 MP main camera with an 8 MP ultra-wide secondary camera, and a 5 MP depth sensor.

It also comes with an on-display fingerprint sensor, and support both Samsung Pay as well as Samsung Knox.

 

Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 Specifications

In this table, we compare the improved Galaxy A30s 2020, with its 2019 predecessor :

Specifications Samsung
Galaxy A30s
Samsung
Galaxy A30s (Enhanced)
Display 6.4-inch Infinity V display
720 x 1560 pixels
– Super AMOLED
6.4-inch Infinity V display
720 x 1560 pixels
– Super AMOLED
System Platform Samsung Exynos 7904 Samsung Exynos 7904
CPU 2 x Cortex-A73 (1.8 GHz)
6 x Cortex-A53 (1.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A73 (1.8 GHz)
6 x Cortex-A53 (1.6 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP2 ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4x 4 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 64 GB
microSD (up to 512 GB)
128 GB
microSD (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 16 MP with f/2.0 lens 16 MP with f/2.0 lens
Rear Cameras 25 MP with f/1.7 lens
8 MP ultra-wide
5 MP depth sensor
25 MP with f/1.7 lens
8 MP ultra-wide
5 MP depth sensor
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display Yes, In Display
Samsung Pay Yes Yes
Battery 4,000 mAh
15 W fast charging
4,000 mAh
15 W fast charging

 

Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A30s 2020 is available in three colour options – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Green.

It has the recommended retail price of RM 999 / ~US$242 / ~£187 / ~A$362 / ~S$337, and comes with 2 months of YouTube Premium for FREE!

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You can still get the Galaxy A30s (64 GB) for RM 899, although we found it being offered for just RM 779 in Malaysia, and S$278 in Singapore!

 

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Samsung Galaxy A71 | A51 Price + Pre-Order Deal!

The Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 are coming soon, and here are their specifications, price, availability and pre-order deal!

 

Samsung Galaxy A71 | A51

Samsung Malaysia will soon introduce the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite smartphones.

High Resolution Cameras

Both the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 feature quad cameras at the back – a high-resolution main camera, an ultra-wide camera, a macro camera and a depth sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 comes with a 64 MP main camera, while the Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with a 48 MP main camera.

Both cameras support Super Steady Video, which removes camera shake, giving you super smooth video even when you are walking!

Edge to Edge Infinity-O Displays

The Samsung Galaxy A71 features the same 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display as the Galaxy S10 Lite.

The Samsung Galaxy A51, on the other hand, comes with a slightly smaller 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display.

Large, Fast Charging Batteries

The Samsung Galaxy A71 comes with the same 4,500 mAh battery as the Galaxy S10 Lite, and supports 25W fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy A51, on the other hand, comes with a slightly smaller 4,000 mAh battery, and 15W fast charging support.

 

Samsung Galaxy A71 | A51 : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A71 Samsung Galaxy A51
Display 6.7-inch Infinity-O display
– Super AMOLED Plus
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
6.5-inch Infinity-O display
– Super AMOLED
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
Operating System Android 10 Q
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Samsung Exynos 9611
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD slot (512 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 64 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
– 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Quad Camera System
– 48 MP main camera (f/2.0)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
– 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
15W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
163.6 mm tall
7.7 mm thick
73.6 mm wide
158.5 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 179 g 172 g

 

Samsung Galaxy A71 | A51 : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A71 has a recommended retail price of RM 1,799, and available in the Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver and Prism Crush Blue colours.

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is cheaper at just RM 1,299, with the colour options of Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue.

Both devices will be available for retail sale starting 7 February 2020.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite Pre-Order Deal!

 

Samsung Galaxy A71 | A51 : Pre-Order Deal + Details!

If you pre-order either device from 3 to 5 February 2020, you will receive a FREE Samsung Protection Plus worth RM 369!

Device RRP Colour Options Pre-Order Rewards
Samsung Galaxy A71 RM 1,799 Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush Silver
Prism Crush Blue
FREE Protection Plus worth RM 185
– 1 Year Extended Protection
– 1 Time Screen Protection
Samsung Galaxy A51 RM 1,299 Prism Crush Black
Prism Crush White
Prism Crush Blue
FREE Protection Plus worth RM 119
– 1 Year Extended Protection
– 1 Time Screen Protection

Here are the pre-order steps :

Step 1 : Visit the online dealer of your choice (Samsung Official Store | Samsung Official Store).

Step 2 : Add the Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy Note10 Lite to your online shopping cart and check out.

Step 3 : Upon successful payment, your account will be updated with the order information and tracking number.

Step 4 : Your pre-ordered Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy Note10 Lite, as well as your Free Gift, will be delivered to you from 10 AM, 7 February (Friday) until 10 PM, 23 February (Sunday).

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite Pre-Order Deal!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite are coming soon, and here are their specifications, price, availability and pre-order deal!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite

Samsung Malaysia will soon introduce the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite smartphones.

What’s New In Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

  • larger 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 48 MP main camera with Super Steady OIS
  • 32 MP front camera
  • larger 4,500 mAh battery

What’s New In Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 12 MP telephoto + 12 MP ultra-wide cameras
  • 32 MP front camera
  • larger 4,500 mAh battery

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite : Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Display 6.7-inch Infinity-O display
– Super AMOLED Plus
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
6.7-inch Infinity-O display
– Super AMOLED
– 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi)
Operating System Android 10 Q
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, or
Samsung Exynos 8920
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, or
Samsung Exynos 8910
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB internal storage
Front Camera 32 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Triple Camera System
– 48 MP main camera (f/2.0)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
– 12 MP main camera (f/1.7)
– 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
Battery 4,500 mAh LiPo battery
Dimensions 75.6 mm wide
162.5 mm tall
8.1 mm thick
76.1 mm wide
163.7 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight 186 g 199 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is positioned as a higher-end device, with a recommended retail price of RM 2,699, and available in the Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue colours.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite will be cheaper at just RM 2,299, with the colour options of Auto Glow, Aura Black and Aura Red.

Both devices will be available for retail sale starting 7 February 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | Note10 Lite : Pre-Order Deal + Details!

If you pre-order either device from 3 to 5 February 2020, you will receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit smartwatch worth RM 369!

Device RRP Colour Options Pre-Order Rewards
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite RM 2,699 Prism Black
Prism White
Prism Blue
FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit worth RM 369
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite RM 2,299 Aura Glow
Aura Black
Aura Red
FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit worth RM 369

Here are the pre-order steps :

Step 1 : Visit the online dealer of your choice (Samsung Official Store | Samsung Official Store).

Step 2 : Add the Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy Note10 Lite to your online shopping cart and check out.

Step 3 : Upon successful payment, your account will be updated with the order information and tracking number.

Step 4 : Your pre-ordered Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy Note10 Lite, as well as your Free Gift, will be delivered to you from 10 AM, 7 February (Friday) until 10 PM, 23 February (Sunday).

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ : Senado Square At Night!

We took the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ for a photography trip to Macau, where we took some shots of the picturesque Senado Square at night.

Check out these sample photos which will show you what you can expect from the Galaxy Note 10+ at night!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ : A Quick Primer

The Galaxy Note 10+ is the latest Samsung Note device. Think of it as an improved Galaxy S10+, with an S Pen stylus!

In addition to a flagship-class processor and a ton of memory and storage, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) boasts a quad-camera system.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+‘s quad-camera system consists of these cameras :

  • 12 MP Dual Aperture Camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) : 77°, Dual Pixel, OIS
  • 16 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2) : 123°, 0.5X optical zoom
  • 12 MP Telephoto Camera (f/2.4) : 45°, 2X optical zoom, OIS
  • 3D DepthVision Camera : ToF emitter and sensor with VGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution

The 3D DepthVision camera is actually a pair of ToF (Time of Flight) emitter and sensor that provide 3D data to the main camera for features like Video Bokeh and 3D scanning. It doesn’t take any photos.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) In-Depth Review!

 

Introducing Senado Square, Macau

Senado Square, also known as the Senate Square, is a famous landmark in Macau featuring beautiful Portuguese pavements. It is part of the Macau World Heritage Site.

Senado Square is always crowded during weekends, but it was especially crowded at night when we arrived as residents and tourists come to revel in the Christmas spirit.

It is also a popular start for many tourists, as the Portuguese pavements lead you past the Leal Senado Building, and the St. Dominic’s Church, on the way to the Ruins of St. Paul and the Monte Fort.

Much of this “trail” has been renovated, with brand new stores replacing old shops. But there is still plenty of great sights here, making it a must-see location for all visitors to Macau.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ : Senado Square At Night!

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has three cameras, we found ourselves using its 12 MP dual-aperture main camera and its 16 MP ultra-wide camera for all of these sample shots.

Its ultra-wide angle camera, which has a viewing angle of 123°, was really useful in taking in the expansive architecture as well as crowds of people.

Try to avoid placing people at the corners though – they end up looking really distorted!

What impressed us about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) is how the shots turned out with any fancy manual adjustments.

In our photography samples, we believe in using Auto with no manual adjustments – because this is precisely how the vast majority of smartphone users take their photos!

In this shot of St. Dominic’s Church, note how it accurately captured the yellow facade and green doors in the limited light, while maintaining the proper exposure with a pitch black sky in the background!

With enough street lighting, you can capture decent photos of a fast moving crowd at night without excessive blurring, as this sample shot of nearby Rua de Sao Paulo demonstrates.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+‘s ability to capture great shots like this, with virtually no preparation, is why it is our favourite smartphone for our personal photos.

Just whip it out for a quick shot, and in almost all cases, you end up with a great shot!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options in various countries :

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) In-Depth Review!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) is the latest evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of premium smartphones designed for those who want or need a stylus.

We finally got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and here is our in-depth review!

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975) is the latest evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of premium smartphones designed for those who want or need a stylus.

Powered by the latest Samsung and Qualcomm mobile platforms, it comes with a very large 6.8-inch Infinity-O display, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

The iconic S Pen now supports Air Gestures, and Samsung introduced both Video Bokeh and Audio Zoom capabilities. However, it drops the 3.5 mm audio port and iris scanner. Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) is available only in these FOUR colours, with Aura Blue as an exclusive option.

Again, only two or three will be offered in most countries. Here in Malaysia, Samsung is only offering the Galaxy Note 10+ in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White, at least initially…

We got our hands on all three colours, so we can compare them in real-life :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10+ Colour Comparisons!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Price Comparison

Here are its official launch prices in four countries :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
Galaxy Note 10+ (256 GB) $1099.99 £999 A$1,699 RM 4,199
Galaxy Note 10+ (512 GB) $1199.99 RM 4,799
Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (256 GB) $1299.99 £1099
Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (512 GB) $1399.99 £1199 A$1,999

And here are the online purchase options in various countries :

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Specifications Compared

We compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) against last year’s Galaxy Note9, but do note that it is a larger version of the standard Note 10 model.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Display 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 1440 x 3440 pixels (498 ppi)
– HDR10+ support
6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
– 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP Rating IP68 IP68
Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 8.1 Oreo
System Platform Samsung Exynos 8925 or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 8910 or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 12 GB LPDDR4x 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB / 512 GB eUFS 3.0 storage
microSD hybrid slot (up to 1 TB)
256 GB / 512 GB UFS 2.1 storage
microSD hybrid slot (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 10 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/2.2) 8 MP camera (f/1.7)
Rear Cameras 12 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/1.5 + f/2.4, OIS)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.1, OIS)
16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
3D VGA ToF sensor
12 MP Dual Pixel camera (f/1.5 + f/2.4, OIS)
12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS)
Dual SIM Capability Dual SIM, dual active capable
– SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Dual SIM, dual active capable
– SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat 20
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
4G : LTE Cat 18
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
Iris Scanner No Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Bixby Yes Yes
S Pen Yes, Bluetooth LE Yes, Bluetooth LE
Battery 4,300 mAh
45 W wired charging
15 W wireless charging
4,000 mAh
18 W wired charging
10 W wireless charging
Dimensions 77.2 mm wide
162.3 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
76.4 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 196 g 201 g

 

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) comes in a premium black cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look at the box, before we take a look inside!

Once you fully unbox it, you will find the following items :

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  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone with S Pen
  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Quick Start Guide
  • One Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus bumper case (not shown here)
  • One 25 watt Samsung fast adaptive charger
  • One USB Type C power and data cable
  • One USB Type A to USB Type C adaptor
  • One micro-USB to USB Type C adaptor
  • One pair of AKG-tuned USB-C earphones
  • One SIM tray extractor pin
  • One S Pen nib extractor with two spare nibs

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Hands On + Performance!

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Hands On!

We were amongst the few to get our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) here in Malaysia.

And we managed to get three of them in the Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White colours!

Let’s start with our hands-on videos of the three Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ models :

Samsung removed the Bixby button, and replaced it with the Power button. So you will find the Volume buttons and Power button now located on the left side.

You may recall that in the Galaxy Note9, the Power button was on the right side. Now, the right side is completely devoid of any buttons, which can be confusing initially for those upgrading from the Note9.

At the top, you will find the SIM tray, a microphone port and a speaker port.

The slightly larger hole is not an IR emitter, or the third microphone, as some sites have claimed. It is actually an extra speaker port for the top speaker.

At the bottom, you will find the S Pen port, a speaker port, a second microphone port and the USB Type C port.

The 3.5 mm audio port is gone. Unfortunately, the USB-C to 3.5mm dongle is not provided as part of the package.

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Faster Exynos / Snapdragon Platforms!

Globally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (USUK | AU | SGMY) will run on the new Samsung Exynos 9825 mobile SoC..

It is a refreshed version of the Exynos 9820 that powers the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e smartphones, fabricated on the smaller 7 nm process.

Here is a comparison of the Exynos 9825’s performance against other devices.

Geekbench Samsung Galaxy
Note10
Samsung Galaxy
Note9
Apple iPhone
XS
HUAWEI
P30 Pro
Single Core 4495 3443 4821 3317
Multi-Core 10223 8778 11610 9819

In the United States, it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 instead.

This puts it on par with the Samsung Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e smartphones, or the Xiaomi Mi 9.

Here is a comparison table we created of the two mobile platforms :

Features Samsung Exynos 9825 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Process 7 nm 7 nm
Design Tri-Cluster (2+2+4) Tri-Cluster (1+3+4)
Processor 2 x Mongoose 4 cores (2.7 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A75 cores (2.4 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 cores (1.9 GHz)
1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MP12 Qualcomm Adreno 640
Memory LPDDR4x-3600 LPDDR4x-4266
5G Modem Separate Exynos 5100 Integrated Snapdragon X50
LTE Modem DL : Cat.20 8CA (2 Gbps)
UL : Cat.20 3CA (316 Mbps)
DL : Cat.20 7CA (2 Gbps)
UL : Cat.13 3CA (316 Mbps)
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0

Whichever mobile platform your Note 10+ comes with, Samsung promises that it will have a 33% faster CPU and a 42% faster GPU than last year’s Galaxy Note 9.

 

More Memory + Faster Storage In Galaxy Note 10 Plus!

Along with a faster mobile platform, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (US