Hands-on Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus | Galaxy S20, Release Date, Price, Specification and More

Finally, Samsung has announced its S series flagships for 2020 – Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S20 Ultra at its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco after plenty of leaks.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The specifications of these devices will be similar to the Samsung S20 Ultra version, but will only have 8GB of RAM for the LTE version. The design of the device has been familiar in recent times thanks to the launch of the new Galaxy A series (2020), featuring a selfie camera in the center of the small screen size. The camera cluster of the device still includes a wide-angle (standard) 12MP, 12MP super wide-angle lens, and telephoto camera upgraded the resolution to 64MP to support 3X zoom capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch Infinity-O screen with a hole-in-the-middle camera similar to the Galaxy Note10. The size of this front camera is also shrunk like some 2020 Galaxy A series of devices that Samsung has launched. With such a camera design, Samsung can easily collapse the edge of the device, giving a more over-the-edge display while holding it still very compact. The screen size of the 6.2-inch is larger than last year’s S10 to bring a larger battery capacity.

Samsung Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has the same design language with a larger screen size of 6.7-inches, also possesses a two-sided design with curved edges simultaneously. All the physical buttons on the Samsung S20 phone are placed on the right side, the other side has been completely blank. So this product line does not have the presence of a separate physical Bixby key.

At the bottom of the device, Samsung also removed the 3.5mm audio jack that used to exist on the Galaxy S10. So at the bottom with USB-C port only, the speaker holes as well as the microphone.

Cameras on the new Samsung Galaxy S 2020 series are basically the same. The wide-angle (standard) camera of the device has a resolution of 12MP, along with 120 degrees ultra-wide-angle camera has also been upgraded to a resolution of 12MP compared to last year. Notably, the telephoto camera has a resolution of up to 64MP.

On the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, there is an additional ToF camera to support the ability to capture depth analysis images with different effects. Therefore, the rear camera of the Galaxy S 20 Plus has a larger width than the S20. Photos of Galaxy S20 when placed side by side. Galaxy S20+ (on the right) when compared to the Galaxy S10+, the S10+ sub-camera cluster has been dropped to only one camera in the middle of the S20+.

Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus price, and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be available starting March 6 in various colors. The company has announced the smartphones will be priced ranging from $999.99 up to $1,599.99. The Galaxy S20 5G will be priced starting at $999, while the Galaxy S20 5G will be priced starting at $1,199, and both are now listed on Bhphotovideo.com and Amazon.com online stores and Preorder starts from February 21, 2020.

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Samsung also launched the Galaxy Buds+ truly wireless earbuds as we mentioned earlier, which now also listed on the Bhphotovideo.com store for pre-orders, priced at $149.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the lot, measuring 151.7×69.1×7.9mm in dimensions and weighing 163 grams. It features a 6.2-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, with a QHD (1,440×3,200 pixels) resolution and a pixel count of 563ppi. It’s HDR10 certified and supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz.

The new s20 galaxy phone is powered by a 7nm octa-core processor and depending on your region and the model you pick, you’ll either get one with a Samsung Exynos 990 SoC (two Exynos M5 core clocked at 2.73GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz) or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (one Cortex-A77 core clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz).

The Samsung S20 comes with either 8GB or 12GB (5G variant only) of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of storage, for the LTE version. The latter is expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB). You also get an Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition for biometric authentication. The Galaxy S20 is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It supports 25W fast charging (charger included in the box), Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and reverse wireless charging too for the 4,000mAh battery.

The cameras get a big upgrade as we mentioned above. The Galaxy S20 features triple rear cameras, which include a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, and OIS; a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture; and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and OIS. Some of the new camera features include a 3x hybrid optical zoom, Super-Resolution Zoom up to 30x, and a new shooting mode called ‘Single Take,’ which captures a short video, along with a photo from all the sensors, for various perspectives. The selfie camera consists of a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.

Other specifications include One UI 2.1 based on Android 10, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, NFC, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound. It will also be available in single or dual SIM (hybrid) models, depending on the region.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Specifications

The Galaxy S20+ is very similar to the Galaxy S20, but it differs in size, battery capacity, and you also get an extra rear camera. The Samsung S20+ measures 161.9×73.7×7.8mm in dimensions and is heavier at 186 grams (188 grams for the 5G variant). It also has a slightly larger, 4,500mAh battery. The LTE version gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the 5G variant gets 12GB of RAM and choice of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage. The front and rear camera configurations remain the same too, except for the addition of a rear depth camera.

In terms of the display, you get a 6.7-inch QHD (1,440×3,200 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, with a pixel count of 525ppi and an Infinity-O hole-punch.

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