Samsung’s latest plus-sized smartphone is one of its best yet. But how much does it cost? And what new features does it offer? Let’s take a look…
Our first proper glimpse of the S20 Plus came at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, on February 11.
In-line with previous Galaxy releases, S20 Plus will be available to pre-order from February 12th and you’ll be able to buy it some time in mid-March.
Alongside the S20 Pro, is two other Galaxy S additions: the standard S20, and a larger, premium edition: Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The S20 Plus houses four cameras on its back that are undoubtedly the handset’s main selling points.
Here’s some of the rear camera’s main features:
- 12-megapixel main wide camera
- 64-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultra-wide time-of-flight cameras
- Up to three times optical zoom
- Up to 30x digital zoom
- Up to 8k video recording
Elsewhere, the front camera is 10-megapixels and support 4K video recording at 60 frames-per-second.
So far so good, then. But how does it look?
Well, this time round, Samsung has ditched it’s trademark edge-to-edge display for a more traditional, flat design.
Given this, we expect some backlash from hardcore Samsung fans. But we think the S series’ design has been in need of a rethink for quite some time, and love the end result.
The handset’s panel measures 6.7 inches. Which means plenty of screen real estate to enjoy movies and TV shows.
And to complement all that extra space, the phone boasts a wide quad high definition, dynamic AMOLED panel with 3,200 x 1,440 pixel resolution.
Unsurprisingly, the S20 Plus’s innards are just as impressive as its glossy appearance.
Indeed, Samsung has opted for a Qualcomm chipset – the Snapdragon 865 – to power it’s cutting-edge tech.
Notable improvements the processor has to offer include enhanced LPDDR5 smartphone memory, meaning the phone will be 30% faster and 30% more efficient than its predecessor.
Lastly, Samsung will also incorporate the Qualcomm SD Sonic Max fingerprint sensor to bulk-up the phone’s security credentials. This means a large scanner beneath the phone’s surface that uses sound waves to recognise your fingerprint, and the ability to support two fingerprints at a time.
As it’s Samsung’s plus-sized model with a power-hungry large screen, the S20 also features a whopping 4,500 battery.
Here's how much each new phone 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
With a superior new camera setup, improved security and slick design, the Samsung S20 Plus is a superb addition to the S series.
In the meantime, check out our latest Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deals below:
Does the S20 Plus 5G support 5G?
Yes, the S20 Plus 5G is compatible with super-fast 5G networks. Which means you can download games and movies several times faster than you would with a 4G phone.
Is the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G waterproof?
The Galaxy S20 Plus 5G is water-resistant and can withstand being submerged in 1.5 metres of water for up to half an hour.
How many cameras does the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G have?
In total, the Galaxy S20 5G Plus has five cameras. The array of camera lenses at the rear takes in a 12-megapixel standard lens, a 64-megapixel telephoto lens, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 0.3-megapixel time-of-flight lens. Completing the picture is a ten-megapixel front camera for selfies.
What size is the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G?
The Galaxy S20 Plus measures 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 millimetres and is home to a huge 6.7-inch screen. That makes it one of the biggest handsets on the market.
Does the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G have wireless charging?
Yes, you can charge the S20 Plus 5G wirelessly either with a wireless charging pad or at free-to-use wireless charging stations in cafes, hotels or airports. Unlike a lot of phones with wireless charging, the S20 Plus 5G has 15W watt fast wireless charging, which dramatically cuts the time it takes to get to full charge to about an hour and a half.
Can I get the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G with bad credit?
It can be hard to get a contract phone if you've got bad credit. Especially top-end handsets like the S20 Plus 5G. If you encounter problems, we'd suggest you either save up to buy the phone off-contract, or consider a cheaper handset.
Can I get the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G with no upfront cost?
Lots of contracts are on offer that get you Galaxy S20 Plus with nothing to pay up front. However, because these don't require you to pay a lump sum at the start of your contract, you should anticipate higher monthly premiums.
Does the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G have a portrait mode?
Both the front and rear cameras on the S20 Plus 5G are equipped with a portrait mode. So you can take depth-of-field, or bokeh, shots with either.
Galaxy S20 Plus 5G specs
|Release Date||06/03/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||74mm x 7.8mm x 162mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Display Size||6.7 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||525 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|External Storage||Micro SDXC|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||10 MP|