Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S20 series
February 12, 2020
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Also announced is the foldable Galaxy Z Flip.

After months of (intentional) leaks, Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 series has finally been revealed. The Galaxy S20 is what Samsung calls a leap in smartphone technology and design, where it also showed off the new camera system that was built from the ‘ground up’.

Here’s a rundown of everything that Samsung has announced during its Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco:

Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra

All three models share the same design aspect: glossy devices that come in different colors. The Galaxy S20 is, of course, the least expensive model, and while the Galaxy S20+ is the perfect size for most, it is actually the Galaxy S20 Ultra that you would want to own.

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
Processor Exynos 990/
Snapdragon 865
Exynos 990/
Snapdragon 865
Exynos 990/
Snapdragon 865
Screen 6.2-inch, 120 Hz 6.7-inch, 120 Hz 6.9-inch, 120 Hz
RAM 12GB 12GB 12GB/16GB
Storage 128GB 128GB/
512GB
128GB/
512GB
Battery 4,000mAh 4,500 mAh 5,000 mAh
Camera 12MP wide,

64MP telephoto,

12MP ultrawide,

10MP front

12MP wide,

64MP telephoto,

12MP ultrawide,

0.3MP depth

10MP front

108MP wide,

48MP periscope,

12MP ultrawide,

0.3MP depth

40MP front

Connectivity 5G/4G
versions available
5G/4G
versions available
5G/4G
versions available
Price Starts from
3,199 AED
Starts from
3,599 AED
Starts from
4,499 AED

From the specifications chart above, it’s clear that the Ultra will have the most power in terms of hardware, bumping up the specs up a maximum of 16GB of RAM and a 512GB internal storage. That’s even more than what normal PCs have today.

The crazy camera system includes an ultra-wide angle, wide-angle, telephoto and periscope lens with varying megapixel count on each model. The Ultra, however, will have a crazy 108MP main sensor which was made large enough to help it capture more light which in turn can give you more detailed shots even at low light.

Both the non-Ultra models offer a decent 30x zoom, but the top-tier Ultra variant is now capable of up to 100x zoom. It’s a cool feature that’s for sure, though I doubt anyone would constantly use 100x zoom when taking images or video. The non-Ultra models sport a 10MP front camera while the Ultra will have a 40MP one.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has also been upgraded to support 8K video shooting – a first for a flagship device. Call it over the top, but clearly Samsung went all out with the Galaxy S20 series.

These devices will have Android 10 out of the box, running Samsung’s own One UI 2.0. It will support 5G, but a 4G version will also be available. 

As you can see, the prices for the new Galaxy S20 series won’t be cheap – though that’s the new trend with flagships these days. You can preorder the Galaxy S20 series here which will then be available on March 6th.

Galaxy Z Flip

Also announced is Samsung’s next foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Like the recently released Motorola Razr, the Galaxy Z Flip folds vertically like the older flip smartphones. There’s a 6.7-inch screen that’s protected with a special foldable type of glass that doesn’t shatter when folded.

Samsung clearly learned its lesson with the Galaxy Fold, and it looks like the Galaxy Z Flip is the foldable smartphone that you should get (if you’re getting one). Specs-wise, you have a Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and dual cameras.

The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in select retailers this weekend, February 14th.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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