The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s biggest and best smartphone. But how much does it cost? And what new features does it offer? Find the answers below…
Finally, Samsung’s newest Galaxy smartphone has arrived. And, as expected, it’s the Korean tech firm’s most impressive handset to date.
Here’s everything it has to offer…
The phone was officially unveiled on February 11, during Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco.
Along with the standard S20 reveal, the Korean tech giant also showcased two additional smartphones: a more expensive handset called the S20 Plus, and an even larger model - the S20 Ultra.
Design and cameras
Okay, here’s the interesting bits…
The phone sports four cameras, arranged in a protruding symmetrical setup at the top left of the phone’s rear.
Impressively, the camera setup consists of a massive 108 megapixels, a 48MP telephoto lens that supports 5x optical zoom, and 8K video recording capabilities to boot.
In short, these impressive new snappers are undoubtedly the phone’s major selling point.
Elsewhere, there’s no sign of a headphone jack. In fact, after the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus abandoned it in August 2019, the chances of one showing up on any future Samsung phones are pretty unlikely.
Lastly, S20 has moved away from its trademark edge-to-edge display, and instead opted for a more conservative, flat design with 2.5D glass.
This might upset die-hard Samsung fans, but we’re quite taken with the new design.
The screen clocks in at 6.2 inches, which measures just slightly bigger than S10.
Moreover, there’s a punch-hole camera in the screen’s centre – just like the Galaxy Note 10.
Impressively, the phone also boasts 120hz Infinity O-Dynamic AMOLED display.
What about the inside? Well, unsurprisingly, the S11 houses a brand-new processor to power its impressive new tech: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
Indeed, it’s faster than its predecessor, and features upgraded LPDDR5 smart phone memory. In plain English, this means the chipset is 30% faster and 30% more efficient than its predecessor.
Due to this new chipset, Samsung has also upgraded its security to the Qualcomm SD Sonic Max fingerprint sensor. Significantly, this scanner is much larger than the one on the S10, and can even support two finger prints simultaneously.
The S20 comes with a not-to-shabby 4,000mAh battery - easily provide enough power to last a full twenty-four hours.
Here's how much each S20 costs:
- Samsung Galaxy S20 4G: £799.99
- Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: £899.99
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 5G £999.99
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 5G £1,199.99
Does the S20 support 5G?
Yes, in fact, given that the phone’s new Snapdragon processor supports 5G, all three variations of the Galaxy S11 to be 5G ready.
Keen to learn more about 5G? Check out our comprehensive guide.
On the face of it, the Galaxy S20 could well be the smartphone to beat in 2020.
Sure, some things have remained the same, or at least, have only marginally improved.
But there’s enough here to get excited about. The four powerful cameras, for instance. And the improved battery-life, as well as the reported new design are all welcomed changes.
Not bothered about owning the latest handset? The Galaxy S10 still has a heck of a lot to offer.
Galaxy S20 specs
|Release Date||11/02/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||68mm x 7.9mm x 152mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Display Size||6.2 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||563 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||10 MP|