The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is one of the most highly-anticipated smartphone family this 2020.
With that, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a lot of leaks and rumors that are spreading like wildfire about these devices. So if you’re one of those who are excited about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 series, we have listed down the things that we already know about it.
Samsung Galaxy S20 line-up
Let’s start by actually figuring out what devices we were getting. Apparently, we’re getting five different Galaxy S20 models.
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
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There’s the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and Galaxy S20 Plus 5G. But since 5G connectivity is still not widespread in a lot of markets, non-5G variants of the two devices will still be sold.
Probably the most interesting one is the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. As the name suggests, it’s going to be the most premium model. It’s like the Galaxy counterpart of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
With that analogy, we can also expect Samsung to forgo the “e” variant. Thus making the vanilla Galaxy S20 model the “budget” option.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series design
Apple’s new square camera design on the iPhone 11 series has clearly influenced the industry.
A recent leak shows real photos of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G with a rectangular camera setup on the back. These images looked very real as it shows the device’s branding on the boot-up screen.
The quad cameras and the LED flash are in a 2×3 orientation. The dimensions are noticeably tall and slim, which means that it might have a 20:9 aspect ratio.
Renders provided by OnLeaks show that it will have curvier corners. It’s very reminiscent of the Galaxy S8 from a few years ago. It will be available in tons of colors from black, white, and 2020’s Pantone color of the year, the Classic Blue.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series rumored specs
A rumored specs list of the Galaxy S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G were released by MySmartPrice. The list looks highly plausible and accurate. Some features come standard in Galaxy devices, while some are logical upgrades over the Galaxy S10 series. But then again, it is still not official, so let’s take it with a grain of salt.
All three smartphones will come with Dynamic AMOLED screens, with an Infinity-O notch on the middle for the selfie camera to peek through. And talking about a ‘logical upgrade’, the series will finally have faster 120Hz refresh rate screens.
They will also come with the latest Exynos 990 processor, but the North American market will most likely get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 model. All of them will share the same AKG stereo speakers, IP68 water resistance, and Android 10 software with One UI 2.0 interface on top.
The main differences between the three are their display sizes, cameras, and batteries. Obviously, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G will be the smallest. It is said to have a 6.2-inch WQHD+ screen and a 4,000mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G will have a bigger 6.7-inch WQHD+ display and a 4,500mAh battery. Both devices will have the same 12-megapixel camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 64-megapixel telephoto that can deliver 3x of optical and 30x of digital zoom. They can also shoot videos with a whopping 8K resolution at 30fps, and has 10-megapixel selfie cameras with up to 4K video recording at 60fps.
To set the Plus model aside from the regular variant, the S10 Plus will have a Time-of-Flight (ToF) depth sensor.
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is on steroids. Rumors point to a 108-megapixel primary camera, which may help it achieve that crazy 100x of digital zoom. It’s accompanied by a 48-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, and a ToF depth sensor.
If that’s not enough, the Ultra model will also come with a 40-megapixel selfie camera with 4K @ 60fps video recording. Easily outshining the front-facing camera of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy S20 pricing
No solid information is available yet regarding the Galaxy S20 series’ pricing. But if we were to speculate, they might sell them within the same price range as the Galaxy S10 series.
The vanilla Galaxy S20 will now be the Galaxy S10e, which was launched in the Philippines for Php39,990. The Galaxy S20 Plus will be the standard Galaxy S10, which is available for Php49,990. Lastly, the Php55,990 Galaxy S10 Plus will be the predecessor to the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Update 01/24/20: A recent leak gave us information about the prices. The Galaxy S20 will start at EUR899 (~Php50,400), while the 5G model will be at EUR999 (~Php56,000). We also have the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G for EUR1,099 (~Php61,600), while the Galaxy S20 Ulta 5G will be at EUR1,349.
Release date and availability of Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung has already confirmed the official launch date for the Galaxy S20 series. The Unpacked event will happen on February 11, 2020. No location was revealed, but history suggests that it may happen in New York or San Francisco.
We shall learn about the availability schedule upon launch. But if we refer back to history once again, it may hit the market a month after the release — which will be sometime in March. If we were to guess, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is probably going to be available in the Philippines by March or April 2020.
That’s it for now. Again, make sure you stay tuned as we’ll be updating this article once more information becomes available.