Samsung launches Galaxy S20 smartphones – All the details

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S20 smartphones at its Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. The new device lineup includes the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

The new devices all sport overhauled camera systems and 5G connectivity in addition to improved display technology.

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra offer 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.9-inch OLED displays respectively, each with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.

These smartphones will also offer 5G connectivity, although it is unclear whether 5G models of the new smartphones will be available in South Africa at launch.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is the flagship of the range, offering a highly-advanced camera system with up to 100x Super Resolution zoom.

“As we enter this new decade, 5G will completely change how we communicate and how we experience the world around us,” said Samsung President and Head of Mobile Communications Business Dr TM Roh.

“As all three Galaxy S20 variants come with 5G connectivity, Samsung is providing a next-generation device for transforming people’s lives.”

“With an incredible, AI-powered camera, you can capture the moments as they happen and connect more seamlessly with the people you love,” he said.

High-end camera and hardware

The Galaxy S20 Ultra boasts a quad-lens primary camera with a 108MP primary sensor, allowing for ultra-high resolution photos.

All of the new Galaxy S20 devices also boast camera systems that can record high-quality 8K video.

The smartphones are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 990 chipset, which can be paired with a 5G modem for high-speed connectivity.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra also boasts 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable via a MicroSD card.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra also boasts 10x telephoto zoom and a dedicated TOF lens which delivers improved depth sensor effects.

These three new devices will be available in three colours – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black. The smartphones will launch on 6 March 2020.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 smartphones will be priced as follows:

  • Galaxy S20 – $999
  • Galaxy S20+ – $1,199
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – $1,399

Below are the specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones which will be available in South Africa.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
OS Android 10
Display 6.9-inch 3,200 x 1,440 OLED
Processor Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 12GB
Storage 128GB, MicroSD
Rear camera 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + TOF
Front camera 40MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular 5G/LTE
Durability IP68
Battery 5,000mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Galaxy S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20+
OS Android 10
Display 6.7-inch 3,200 x 1,440 OLED
Processor Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 12GB
Storage 128GB, MicroSD
Rear camera 64MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF
Front camera 10MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular 5G/LTE
Durability IP68
Battery 4,500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20
OS Android 10
Display 6.2-inch 3,200 x 1,440 OLED
Processor Samsung Exynos 990
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB, MicroSD
Rear camera 64MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front camera 10MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular 5G/LTE
Durability IP68
Battery 4,000mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Galaxy S20 Ultra infographic


Samsung Galaxy S20+

Galaxy S20+ infographic


Samsung Galaxy S20

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