Samsung recently announced three new smartphones – the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20, with the later having an ultra version. The new phones are built on the successful formula of the S10 generation, with improvements noticed on the screen, battery, and the camera. You should also not that the camera of the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a beast on its own, you will get to see that when you go through its post.
In this post, we shall be looking at the Samsung Galaxy S20+ key features, specification, price, as well as release date.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Features
The Galaxy S20+ comes with a Dynamic AMOLED screen having a 120Hz refresh rate. This is a first of its kind coming from Samsung. The dislay features increased touch responsiveness (240Hz touch sensing). The 6.7 inch panel has 1440pixel resolution with a taller aspect ratio, 20:9. This simply means that the phone has the same width as the Galaxy S10+, but slightly taller.
The main camera at the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ jas a new 12MP sensor with large 1.8µm pixels (compared to 1.4µm for the S10 phones). It has an f/1.8 aperture and features optical image stabilization (OIS).
The telephoto camera boasts the highest resolution sensor on a zoom camera yet – 64MP. Samsung advertises 3x hybrid zoom and up to 30x “Super Resolution Zoom”. This module also has OIS and a bright (for a zoom cam) aperture of f/2.0.
This 64MP module is also responsible for recording 8K video – the Galaxy S20 trio is the first to offer usable 8K recording. Note that a single frame of 8K video is 33MP, higher than the still resolution of many current flagships.
The ultrawide angle camera (120°) has a 12MP sensor and is shared by all three S20 models. The Plus model also has a Depth Vision camera for portrait shots and depth-based effects.
The Galaxy S20+ is powered by a Snapdragon 865 or Enynos 990 chipset (which is dependent on market regions). It comes with 5G connectivity (sub-6GHz and mmWave) by default, though some countries will receive 4G models. The base configuration has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but there are options for more – 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. The microSD slot lives on, giving you the option to add cards up to 1TB.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is powered by a 4500mAh battery, and supports 25W wired charging (using the induced power brick). It can also do fast wireless charging (15W) and act as a wired or wireless power bank for your other gadgets.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ price (with 5G connectivity) is €1,100/$1,199 for the base 8GB/128GB model. It will be available in three colours – Cloud Blue, Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Specification
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only) CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)
Announced 2020, February 11
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, March 6
Dimensions 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 108.0 cm2 (~90.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 HDR10+
Always-on display 120Hz
OS Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
CPU Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
GPU Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
Adreno 650 – USA
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM UFS 3.0
Quad 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
Dual 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Tuned by AKG
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
Colors Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
Models SM-G986, SM-G986F
Price About 1100 EUR