Post updated February 15th, 2020 at 11:01 pm
Samsung today has officially taken the drape off its first flagship family for 2020, the new Galaxy S20 series. For this year iteration, the Korean tech giant continues to maintain three models just like the Galaxy S10 series last year although the approach is slightly different.
As opposed to having a lower-end option as per Galaxy S10e, the company has opted for the higher-end model instead. Specifically, the series consisted of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ as well as the Galaxy S20 Ultra which is the most premium model in the series.
Among the key factor that separated them apart is their screen size as the Galaxy S20 is equipped with a 6.2-inch display while the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra come with 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch display respectively. All three phones feature Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with quad HD+ native resolution, HDR10+ support, and 120Hz refresh rate.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ are equipped with a 12MP main camera with an f/1.8 lens alongside 12MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle and 64MP f/2.0 telephoto cameras. The Galaxy S20+ also features another camera called DepthVision and for selfies, both phones rely on a 10MP f/2.2 front camera.
While the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s rear camera array still features 12MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle and DepthVision cameras, it comes with a 108MP f/1.8 main camera alongside a 48MP f/3.5 telephoto camera. The phone also features a different 40MP sensor on its selfie camera.
Samsung also pointed out that the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ has a 3x Hybrid Optical Zoom and 30x Super Resolution Zoom while Galaxy S20 Ultra can reach even further at 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom and 100x Super Resolution Zoom. In case you are wondering, yes, all three phones are IP68 certified which means they are designed to withstand water depth of as low as 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.
Another factor that separates them apart is their battery since Galaxy S20 carries a 4000mAh battery while the capacities on Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra are listed as 4500mAh and 5000mAh respectively. When it comes to fast charging support, the Galaxy S20 accepts up to 25W fast charger and Galaxy S20+ together with Galaxy S20 Ultra have no problem accepting power from up to 45W Super Fast charger.
In terms of colourways, Cosmic Grey is available on all three models. There is also Cloud Blue for Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ as well as Cloud Black for Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra but Cloud Pink is exclusive to Galaxy S20.
In case you already starting to lose track of the information that we mentioned above, you can refer to the table below:
The new Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be heading into stores through the world starting from 6 March onwards although the exact availability varies from market to market. At the time that this article goes live, we have yet to receive the specific availability information of the Galaxy S20 series in Malaysia.
Nevertheless, you can be sure to see all these new flagship models from Samsung to appear in our market within the next few weeks. So, stay tuned.
UPDATE (15 FEB / 10:53 PM):
After announcing the pricing of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus as well as Galaxy S20 Ultra in Malaysia, Samsung has also released the full specs sheet of all three devices that is specific for our market: