What We Know About the New Samsung S20

SAMSUNG S20

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has now been unveiled to the world at Unpacked 2020 in San Francsico (which also saw the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus shown off).

The Galaxy S20 is the cheapest handset from Samsung in the new range, while the ultra version offers more storage or a 108MP camera, but for day-to-day use, the S20 is going to be fine for most people.

The 6.2-inch display is packed with more visually impressive and fluid tech, and has three cameras on the rear.

Samsung says night-time photos will be clearer in what it calls the biggest overall upgrade to its phone cameras since the Galaxy S7 in 2016.

Powering all of this is a new speedy 7nm chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage – and unlike the basic variant of the Note 10, the S20 has a microSD card slot for expandable storage should you run out of space. Its 4,000mAh battery seems beefy enough.

The expanded capacity has had one negative consequence already: it’s squeezed out the headphone jack. It’s the same story with the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, and it’s the first time Samsung has dropped the feature from its S range.

The Galaxy S20 has a lot of things going for it: a sizable screen with a fast refresh rate, a new triple-lens camera with a lot of promise.

The Galaxy S20 is going to do more to usher in the 5G era than any smartphone before it, as it is the first 5G compatible phone in the market.

The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra have starting prices of $1000, $1200, and $1400, respectively. Pre-orders open on February 21, with full sales beginning on March 6.

SUMMARY OF GALAXY S20 SPECS

Weight: 163g

Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm

OS: Android 10

Screen size: 6.2 inches

Resolution: QHD+ (563ppi)

Refresh rate: 120Hz

RAM: 8GB/12GB

Storage: 128GB + microSD

Battery: 4,000mAh

Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 64MP

Front camera: 10MP

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