Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S20 series – Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. The Korean giant tends to build on the successful principle of the S10 generation with notable improvements to the screen, battery and especially the camera.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Ultra is an amazing attempt on Samsung’s part to seal the gap left by Huawei’s absence (and it not being able to offer GMS on its device) in some key global markets. Samsung has surely step up its camera efforts with this high-end flagship phone, which boasts a different camera setup than the other two Galaxy 20 devices.

Firstly, Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a slightly bigger 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display with the same specs, resolution and high refresh rate. You can’t miss out on the 120Hz refresh rate on your most premium flagship variant. The internal specifications remain exactly the same but you get up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage options.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Ultra is the world’s first smartphone to come with a whopping 16GB of RAM

Coming to the rear cameras, Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out from the lot because of an even larger rectangular camera bump. Even the camera placement is different and you have a periscope-cum-telephoto camera onboard that helps distinguish it from other Galaxy S20 variants. Also, it’s amazing to see Samsung adopt its own higher-megapixel sensors in its own flagship phones.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra includes a quad-camera system on the rear with a 108MP primary camera, which is coupled with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 48MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom (which Samsung is marketing as 100x Space Zoom), and finally a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. The selfie camera also picks up a major upgrade here. Galaxy S20 Ultra packs a 40mP selfie camera in the punch-hole cut-out at the center.

Also, Samsung is pretty generous with battery packs with its latest flagships. The Galaxy S20 Ultra includes an even bigger 5,000mAh battery as compared to the other variants. Galaxy S20 Ultra will be available in two color variants, namely Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
  • CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands:
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
  • 5G: 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave (for 5G Version)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL) For 5G Version

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, February 11
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, March 6

Design

  • Dimensions: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm (6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 222 g (7.83 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), metal frame
  • Colours: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Display

  • Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.9 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~511 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10+
  • Always-on display
  • 120Hz

Operating System

  • Android 10.0; One UI 2

Hardware

  • Chipset:
    • Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global
    • Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
  • CPU
    • Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
    • Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
  • GPU
    • Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
    • Adreno 650 – USA
  • Storage: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • UFS 3.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF, OIS
    • Periscope 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm (telephoto), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, AF, Super Steady video
    • 3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
  • Selfie Camera: 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), PDAF
  • Features: Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM radio (USA & Canada only)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Tuned by AKG

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • ANT+
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 45W: 100% in 74 min
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
  • Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W

Models: SM-G988, SM-G988U

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra US Europe UK
5G 128GB $1,399 €1,349 £1,199
5G 512GB $1,599 €1,549 £1,399

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