In the just-concluded Samsung Galaxy unpacked event, we saw Samsung unveiled four new smartphones, one of which is the Samsung Galaxy S20 which will be taking a look at here.
The new Samsung Galaxy S20 is obviously the successor to the last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 and brings about not just a new and upgraded Chipset, but also improvements in various other aspects like display, camera, storage and more. Let’s see what is nee on the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Key Specs
- 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3200 pixels
- Android 10, 8GB Of RAM
- Snapdragon 865, Octa-core 2.84GHz – Exynos 990, Octa-core 2.73GHz
- 128GB built-in storage
- 12MP + 64MP + 12MP camera and 10MP selfie camera
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery
Samsung Galaxy S20 Design And Display
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 looks a lot more refined and simplistic. As expected, the back and front are covered with Corning gorilla glass 6 with aluminium frame on the sides. The rear of this device looks clean with just a triple rear camera and an LED flash in a rectangle-shaped camera bump at the top left corner.
Colour options available for this device include Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink. Turning the device over to its front reveals the display; a 6.2-inch beauty which Samsung calls “Super AMOLED 2X”. This display has a QHD+ display with an eye-popping pixel per inch density of 536 and uses a 20:9 aspect ratio.
This display also has a 120Hz refresh rate but can only be used if you switch the display resolution down to 1080p (FHD+). Switching it to 2K resolution (QHD+) will automatically bring the refresh rate down to 60Hz. Also, it has a 240Hz touch response, supports HDR10+ and has an always-on display.
Overall, the phone itself, with the big battery on the inside, weighs 163grams and measures 7.9mm in thickness. It is also water and dust resistant, up to 1.5m for 30mins.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera Review
At the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20 lies a triple camera setup comprising of a main 12MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS. A 64MP telephoto camera with an f/2.0 aperture PDAF, OIS and 3x hybrid optical zoom. Lastly, we have another 12MP sensor; an ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, AutoFocus and Super Steady Video.
The rear camera is equipped with an LED flash, auto-HDR, Panorama and can shoot 8K videos at 30fps, 4k videos at 30 or 60fps and 1080p videos at 30,60 or 240fps. It also supports HDR10+, dual video recording, stereo sound recording, gyro-EIS and OIS as well.
The front-facing camera, on the other hand, has a 10MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and dual-pixel PDAF. Similar to the rear-facing camera, this front-facing camera is also equipped with auto-HDR, dual-video recording and can shoot 4k videos at 30/60fps while 1080p video recording caps out at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Depending on your region, your variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 may come with a different Chipset. There are two variants; one with a Snapdragon 865 and another with the Exynos 990.
The Snapdragon 865 SoC comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84GHz paired with an Adreno 650 GPU while the Exynos 990 SoC also comes with an octa-core processor but clocked at 2.73GHz paired with a Mali-G77 MP11 GPU.
Regardless of the SoC, both variants come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Unfortunately, there is no bigger RAM/Storage option but thankfully, there is a MicroSD slot which can enable expand the storage space.
As expected, it runs Samsung’s One UI 2 out of the box which is based on the latest Android version; Android 10.
Battery and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S20 has been fitted with a 4,000mAh battery capacity and a 25W fast battery charging through it’s USB Type-C port which also supports UBS Power Delivery 3.0. This device also has a 15W wireless charging as well as a 9W reverse wireless charging, mostly meant for smartwatches and earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 doesn’t have 5G however, there is a 5G version which costs a little bit extra. Asides from that, it also has 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, NFC, FM Radio and GPS. No 3.5mm jack here.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S20 has a starting price of $899 which can up to $999 if you want the one with 5G, Both of which will have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
What is the price of Galaxy S20 in Nigeria?
In Nigeria, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 between N280,000-N300,000 Naira
Samsung Galaxy S20 Full Specifications
- Dimension: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
- Material: front/glass (Both Corning gorilla glass 6), aluminium frame
- Weight: 163grams
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.2-inch
- Screen Resolution: 20:9, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 563ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 10, One UI 2
- Chipset: Snapdragon 865, Octa-core 2.84GHz – Exynos 990, Octa-core 2.73
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Card Slot: Yes (Shared SIM slot)
- Rear Camera: 12MP + 64MP + 12MP – LED flash, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, auto-HDR, Panorama
- Front camera: 10MP – auto-HDR, dual video call
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (under-display) ultrasonic.
- NFC: Ues
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, accelerometer, proximity and light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,000mAh Non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, 25W, Power Delivery 3.0, 15W fast wireless charging, 9W reverse wireless charging
- OTG Support: Yes