Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy S20 Logo.png
CodenameHubble
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy S
Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G
First released6 March 2020; 14 days' time (2020-03-06)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S10
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • S20: 151.7 mm × 69.1 mm × 7.9 mm (5.97 in × 2.72 in × 0.31 in)
  • S20+: 161.9 mm × 73.7 mm × 7.8 mm (6.37 in × 2.90 in × 0.31 in)
  • S20 Ultra: 166.9 mm × 76 mm × 8.8 mm (6.57 in × 2.99 in × 0.35 in)
Mass
  • S20: 163 g (5.7 oz)
  • S20+: 186–188 g (6.6–6.6 oz)
  • S20 Ultra: 222 g (7.8 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 10 with One UI 2.1
System on chipSamsung Exynos 990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU
  • Exynos: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5, 2x2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 and 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz, 3x2.42 GHz and 4x1.8 GHz) Kryo 585
GPUExynos: Mali-G77 MP11
Snapdragon: Adreno 650
Memory
  • S20 & S20+: 8/12 GB LPDDR5
  • S20 Ultra: 12/16 GB LPDDR5
Storage
  • S20: 128 GB
  • S20+ & S20 Ultra: 128/256/512 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 1.5 TB
Battery
  • S20: 4000 mAh
  • S20+: 4500 mAh
  • S20 Ultra: 5000 mAh
Data inputsSensors:

Other:

  • Physical sound volume keys
  • USB-C
Display
  • 3200×1440 1440p Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 6, HDR10+, 120 Hz refresh rate
  • S20: 6.2 in (157 mm), (563 ppi)
  • S20+: 6.7 in (170 mm), (525 ppi)
  • S20 Ultra: 6.9 in (175 mm), (511 ppi)
External displayAlways On
Rear camera
  • S20: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 64 MP, f/2.0 (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady Video
  • S20+: In addition to above: 0.3 MP ToF 3D (depth)
  • S20 Ultra: 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF, OIS + 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm, 1/2", 0.8µm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1.4µm (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady Video + 0.3 MP ToF 3D (depth)
All: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama, 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video & stereo sound recording, gyro-EIS
Front camera
  • S20 and S20+: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • S20 Ultra: 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, PDAF
All: Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
SoundDolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax

3G/LTE/5G
Websitewww.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-s20-5g/

Samsung Galaxy S20 is a line of phablets designed, developed, marketed, and manufactured by Samsung Electronics as part of its Galaxy S series.[1][2] They collectively serve as the successor to the Galaxy S10 and were unveiled at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event on 11 February 2020.[3][4]

The S20 line consists of flagship Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ models differentiated primarily by screen size, as well as a larger camera-focused model, the Galaxy S20 Ultra.[5] Key upgrades over the previous model, in addition to improved specifications, include a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and an improved camera system supporting 8K video recording and a super-resolution zoom of 30-100x, depending on the model.[6]

The phone will be available in the United States on 6 March[7] and Europe on 13 March. The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra launch prices will start at $999, $1199 and $1399.

History[edit]

The title of the phone was originally assumed to be the Galaxy S11, due to it being the logical extension from the predecessor. However, successive leaks in January 2020 revealed the title of the phone to be the Galaxy S20.[8] In addition, details regarding the phone were leaked widely before the release, to the extent that almost all details regarding the specifications and design of the phone were known before the release. Leaker Max Weinbach obtained the actual phone a month before the release, confirming everything the community already guessed. Commentators remarked that by February, "most everything the company is planning to introduce has already leaked out."[9] In addition to charts on the phone's specifications, marketing material and images of the phones themselves in real-life were leaked.[10]

Design[edit]

The Galaxy S20 series maintains a similar design with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, with an Infinity-O display (first introduced on the Galaxy S10) containing a circular punch-hole in the top center for the frontal selfie camera. In a departure from past Galaxy S designs, the camera array is not centered, but located in the corner with a rectangular protusion; the S20 and S20+ house three or four cameras respectively in the bump, while the S20 Ultra houses four cameras in a larger bump.[11] The S20 is available in three colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink, while the S20+ is available in Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Black. The S20 Ultra is available in Cosmic Black and Cosmic Grey.[12]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The S20 line comprises three models with various hardware specifications; international models of the S20 utilize the Exynos 990 system-on-chip, while the US models utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.[13] A 1440p "Dynamic AMOLED" is featured with HDR10+ support and "dynamic tone mapping" technology. The S20 and S20+ have a 6.2-inch display and a 6.7-inch display, respectively, while the S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch display with a screen resolution of 1440×3040 Pixels. The Galaxy S20 Ultra Support 120Hz Refresh rate.[14] The displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the device, and the display itself has a wider 20:9 aspect ratio in addition to a 120Hz refresh rate double that of the S10. The base amount of RAM is 8 GB, with an additional 12 GB option for the S20 & S20+ and a 16 GB option for the S20 Ultra. 128 GB of internal storage are standard and the S20+ & S20 Ultra also offer 256 GB and 512 GB options, with up to 1.5 TB of expansion via the microSD card slot. Biometric options remain the same, with the S10's ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader carried over. The S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra contain 4000 mAh, 4500 mAh and 5000 mAh batteries respectively, and Qi inductive charging is supported at up to 15W as well as the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from their own battery power. Wired charging is supported over USB-C at up to 25W for the S20 & S20+ and 45W for the S20 Ultra. Connectivity options have been improved with the implementation of new 5G technology for all models, however the standard S20 is not compatible with ultra-fast millimeter wave networks and only supports "sub-6" 5G,[15] and the audio jack has been omitted on all models.[16]

Camera[edit]

The cameras on the Galaxy S20 series improved considerably over its predecessors. While the megapixels of the main and ultra wide sensors remained unchanged on the S20 and S20+, the telephoto sensor received some improvements. The 64 megapixel telephoto camera, branded as "Space Zoom", supports 3X hybrid optical zoom (branded as "Hybrid Optic Zoom") and 30X digital zoom at 64 megapixels on the new telephoto sensor instead of 12 megapixels at two times on the S10 and 30 times digitally (branded as "Super Resolution Zoom"). The S20+ receives a time-of-flight sensor (branded as "DepthVision Camera") in addition to the regular S20's cameras. The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a quadruple lens setup with an 108 megapixel wide sensor, a 12 megapixel ultra wide sensor and a 48 megapixel telephoto sensor accompanied by a time-of-flight sensor, which is capable of zooming in 10 times optically and 100 times digitally. Both the wide-angle and telephoto sensors use pixel binning to output higher quality images at a standard resolution, with the telephoto sensor using Nonacell technology which groups 3x3 pixels to capture more light.[17] There's also a new camera mode called Single Take, which allows users to capture photos or videos at the same time with different sensors automatically.[12] All three models can also record 8K videos at 24fps, which will consume about 600MB of storage per minute.[18]

Software[edit]

All the three phones were launched with Android 10 powered by Samsung's custom skin One UI 2.1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Price, Specs, Release Date". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  2. ^ Velazco, Chris (11 February 2020). "Samsung Galaxy S20 series hands-on: 5G across the board (sort of)". Engadget. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ Amadeo, Ron (11 February 2020). "Samsung's Galaxy S20 is official, with bigger screens, higher prices". Ars Technica. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  4. ^ Hiner, Jason (11 February 2020). "With Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung takes the lead in 5G, zoom cameras, 8K, 120Hz and more". CNET. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. ^ Ismail, Adam. "Galaxy S20 unveiled: Release date, price, specs and news". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  6. ^ Bohn, Dieter (11 February 2020). "Samsung's Galaxy S20, Plus, and Ultra First Look: Cameras, 5G, and 120Hz Screens". The Verge. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ Knapp, Mark. "Samsung Galaxy S20 price and deals: here's where you can get it in the US". TechRadar. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  8. ^ Dolcourt, Jessica. "Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S11: Samsung's rumored name change makes my head spin". CNET. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  9. ^ Heisler, Yoni (2020-02-01). "Samsung's full Galaxy S20 lineup just leaked in a real-life photo". BGR. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  10. ^ "Here's tons of Samsung Galaxy S20 marketing material if you haven't seen enough". Android Authority. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  11. ^ McCann, John. "Samsung Galaxy S20 release date, price and everything you need to know". TechRadar. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  12. ^ a b "Specs | Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 Ultra". The Official Samsung Galaxy Site. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  13. ^ "Samsung skips nine numbers, announces the Galaxy S20". TechCrunch. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  14. ^ "Amazing Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - 108MP Phone 8K". Always Cyber. 2020-01-15. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  15. ^ Welch, Chris (11 February 2020). "Samsung's regular Galaxy S20 doesn't support ultra-fast 5G". The Verge. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  16. ^ Swider, Matt (11 February 2020). "Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S20 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Samsung's 108Mp ISOCELL Bright HM1 Delivers Brighter Ultra-High-Res Images with Industry-First Nonacell Technology". Samsung Newsroom. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  18. ^ Porter, Jon (2020-02-12). "Shooting 8K videos on the Galaxy S20 requires 600MB per minute". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-02-12.

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