With the tech company’s biannual Galaxy UNPACKED event taking place just yesterday, Samsung revealed to the world the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra.
Arriving in an array of screen sizes, the Galaxy S20 arrives boasts 6.2 inches, the Galaxy S20+ a slightly heftier 6.7 inches and finally, the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 6.9 inches. All three of which can be copped in a variety of colourways, those being Cloud Blue, Cosmic Gray, Cosmic Black or Cloud Pink.
Interestingly, all three models feature DepthVision cameras with 12MP wide-angle cameras in the back, consequently making the difference between the S20 and S20+ rather small, or at least in comparison to the S20 Ultra. For example, the first two utilize a 10MP front camera, a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 64MP telephoto camera, while the S20 Ultra makes use of a 40MP front camera, an imposing 108MP wide-angle camera, and a 48MP telephoto camera. Furthermore, just to make sure everyone know that they are taking their cameras seriously, Samsung has included a 10x Hyper Optic Zoom and maximized 100x Super Resolution Zoom on the Ultra as opposed to the S20 and S20+’s 3x Hyper Optic Zoom and 30x Super Resolution Zoom.
When it comes to video, all three smartphones feature 8K Video technology that can record at 24 fps, this is something that looks incredible when you watch it back on the devices’ 120Hz display. Another useful function surrounding the phones’ video functionality is that you can pull 33MP stills right out of them, meaning you will never miss a shot. Last but not least for the optics, a larger image sensor and anti-rolling stabilizer have been implemented to counter camera shake, making all of the footage impressively stable.
As for connectivity, Samsung has also made huge strides, with the HyperFast 5G technology, users will be able to upload, download, live stream and game at speeds that couldn’t have been achieved before. While Quick Share, Samsung’s competitor for Apple’s AirDrop, will allow users to send files with up to five nearby contacts at the same time — no pairing required.
Under the hood we see further improvements, in fact, the S20 range boasts a powerful 7nm processor and up to 16GB of RAM. Furthermore, the Samsung phones will arrive with built-in advanced AI and a quick launch allowing users to open their favourite apps instantly. And as for the apps, you can have a lot of them, this is due to the smartphones internal storage being able to reach 512GB, expandable to 1.5TB with a microSD.
Watch Samsung’s complete keynote at the Galaxy UNPACKED event below. The Galaxy S20 (4G) is £799, the S20 (5G) is £899. Then in the higher end the S20+ is £999, the S20 Ultra is a not insubstantial £1,199 for 128GB and £1,399 for 512GB. They’re all up for pre-order now.