Release Date and Pricing
Samsung is planning to launch their latest and greatest flagship phone sometime next month. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series launch lineup boasts 3 new phones – the S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra 5G. While the official reveal is in February, with all signs pin-pointing a February 11 reveal date; the phones will go on sale in the second week of March. Tentative prices for each of the models are listed below –
|The Samsung Galaxy S20||$850||₹71,000 to ₹79,000|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||$950||₹83,000 – 87,000|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||$1,200||₹1,03,000|
The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G sure sounds like a beast on paper but for now, all these features are nigh rumors, highly credible ones though. As you can see in the image render at the start of the article, the Japanese tech giant’s next flagship phone will feature no less than 4 cameras, the primary camera being a whopping 108 MP camera, along with a 12 MP Ultra Wide lens, a 3D ToF camera (Time of Flight) and here’s the craziest bit, a 48 MP ‘periscope’ camera capable of 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. The front camera is no slouch either, being a 48 MP ‘Dual Pixel’ camera.
And this time, phones have surpassed most modern PCs and laptops in terms of memory alone, with the S20 Ultra 5G sporting 12 GB and 16 GB RAM variants, backed by 128 GB and 256 GB of storage respectively. If you so fancy, you can have upto 1 TB of external storage as well.
As with the Note10 series, there is no headphone jack in any of the S20 series phones. The main enclosure will be made of aluminum, with a glass back (Gorilla Glass 6). A massive 6.9 inch display, buttery smooth 120 Hz, 1440p, 90% screen to body ratio, and AMOLED technology will easily make this one of the best displays ever featured in a smartphone.
The S20 Ultra 5G will be backed by an octa-core Exynos 990 processor, a Mali G77 MP11 GPU, and 5000 mAH of Li-Po battery. Fast charging will ensure that the device charges to 100% in less than 80 minutes (45W charging). The device will ship with Android 10.0 and One UI 2.0. Other standard specs include Dual Nano SIM, Samsung Pay support, IP68 dust and water resistance, Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, USB 3.1 (Type C, reversible) and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (under-screen). Whew.
As of now, only one color is confirmed – Black, with more to be revealed officially. A reminder that not all of these specifications and features are 100% accurate. Make sure you tune in to a live broadcast of Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, on 11th February, to know more.