Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra now official; now priced in the Philippines

Meet Samsung's new flagship phones!

After countless leaks here and there, Samsung’s next-generation flagship series of phones are now official. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S20 series of phones!

The devices follow last year’s Note10 series with punched-hole displays to accommodate the front camera. These also sport the latest Samsung Exynos 990 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of internal storage.

There are three models this year like in 2019, but the base model now starts with the S20 itself. A new high-end S20 Ultra features unprecedented hardware for a Samsung phone, including the ability to connect to 5G networks with ease.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra specs:

 Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20+Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display 6.2" (20:9) Dynamic AMOLED 2.06.7" (20:9) Dynamic AMOLED 2.06.9" (20:9) Dynamic AMOLED 2.0
3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (563ppi)3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (525ppi)3200 x 1440 Quad HD+ (511ppi)
Processor Octa-Core Exynos 990Octa-Core Exynos 990Octa-Core Exynos 990
RAM8GB8GB12GB
Storage128GB128GB128GB
microSDup to 1TBup to 1TBup to 1TB
Rear Camera 12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)12MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
12MP f/1.8 (Wide)12MP f/1.8 (Wide)108MP f/1.8 (Wide)
64MP f/2.0 (Telephoto)64MP f/2.0 (Telephoto)48MP f/3.5 (Telephoto)
DepthVisionDepthVision
AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)AF: Dual Pixel (Wide)
Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)Dual OIS (Wide/Tele)
Front camera10MP f/2.210MP f/2.240MP f/2.2
AF: Dual PixelAF: Dual PixelAF: Dual Pixel
SIM TypeLTE Hybrid Dual SIMLTE Hybrid Dual SIMLTE Hybrid Dual SIM
Network 4G / LTE4G / LTE4G LTE, 5G-ready (not yet enabled for PH devices)
SecurityUltrasonic FingerprintUltrasonic FingerprintUltrasonic Fingerprint
Water & Dust ResistanceIP68 (1.5m & 30min)IP68 (1.5m & 30min)IP68 (1.5m & 30min)
AudioAKG, Dolby AtmosAKG, Dolby AtmosAKG, Dolby Atmos
Stereo SpeakersStereo SpeakersStereo Speakers
ConnectionUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
OthersSamsung DeXSamsung DeXSamsung DeX
OS Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)
Battery 4,000mAh4,500mAh5,000mAh
Super Fast Charging up to 25WSuper Fast Charging up to 25WSuper Fast Charging up to 45W
Wireless Reverse ChargingWireless Reverse ChargingWireless Reverse Charging
ColorCosmic Gray, Cloud Pink (Globe and Smart exclusive color)Cosmic Gray, Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue (Pre-Order exclusive color)Cosmic Gray, Cosmic Black
Dimensions69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9mm73.7 x 161.9 x 7.8mm76.0 x 166.9 x 8.8mm
Weight163g186g220g

Perhaps the most noticeable change this year is the implementation of its rear cameras. Each S20 model now has at least three at the back of the device, with the S20 Ultra having a whopping 108-megapixel Samsung camera. They also boast of Space Zoom, which enables the user to digitally zoom by up to 100 times without much distortion.

Each phone also receive significant battery upgrades, from 4000mAh in the S20 to the 5000mAh in the S20 Ultra. They also feature up to 45W fast charging, as well as reverse wireless charging they call Wireless Powershare.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be available in the country starting March 6th with the following price points: Php49,990 for the Samsung Galaxy S20, Php55,990 for the Samsung Galaxy S20+, and Php69,990 for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. A separate Athletes-exclusive Galaxy S20+ 5G variant, in a golden finish, will be released later this year as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics festivities.

Carl Lamiel
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