Samsung Galaxy S20: Full Specifications and the Problems You Might Meet

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The Galaxy S20 Series is the latest high-end smartphone of Samsung. Let‘s follow us to take stock of all the information available on the Galaxy S20, S20 +, and S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S20
A rendering of the Galaxy S20 made by Onleaks

Inspired by the success of its trio of Galaxy S10, Samsung launched three versions of its Galaxy S20 in early 2020. Instead of its usual nomenclature, Samsung is opting for Galaxy S20, S20 +, and S20 Ultra this year.

When the Galaxy S20 Comes Out?

The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy 20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra were launched after an Unpacked event on February 11, 2020. The three smartphones have been commercially available since March 13, 2020.

Galaxy S20 Prices: $987 – $1490

The prices of the Galaxy S20 are as follows:

Samsung galaxy s20

  • 4G 8 + 128 GB version:  997 Dollars
  • Version 5G 12 + 128 GB:  1106 Dollars

Samsung galaxy s20 +

  • Version 4G 8 + 128 GB:  1106 Dollars
  • 5G 12 + 128 GB version:  1216 Dollars

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • 5G 12 + 128 GB version:  1490 Dollars
  • Version 5G 16 + 512 GB:  nc

Specifications of the Galaxy S20 Series?

Galaxy S20Galaxy S20 +Galaxy S20 Ultra
Screen6.2 inch Infinity-O AMOLED 20: 9
3200×1440 pixels (563 PPI)
120 Hz
WQHD +
6.7 inch Infinity-O AMOLED 20: 9
3200×1440 pixels (525 PPI)
120 Hz
WQHD +
6.9 inch Infinity-O AMOLED 20: 9
3200×1440 pixels (563 ppi)
120 Hz
WQHD +
ProcessorExynos 990 (7nm)Exynos 990 (7nm)Exynos 990 (7nm)
RAM12 GB12 GB16 GB
Front sensor10 MP10 MP40 MP
Rear sensors12 MP
64 MP Telephoto
12 MP Ultra wide-angle
ToF sensor
3x optical
zoom 30x digital zoom
12 MP
64 MP Telephoto
12 MP Ultra wide-angle
ToF sensor
3x optical
zoom 30x digital zoom
108 MP
48 MP Telephoto
12 MP Ultra wide-angle
ToF sensor
10x optical
zoom 100x digital zoom,
Storage128 GB128 GB128/512 GB
Drums4000 mAh4500 mAh5000 mAh
securityUltrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screenUltrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screenUltrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screen
BONEAndroid 10 + One UI 2.0Android 10 + One UI 2.0Android 10 + One UI 2.0
Dimensions152 x 68 x 7.9 mm162 x 74 x 7.8 mm167 x 76 x 8.8 mm
Weight164 grams188 grams221 grams

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The screen of Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

Samsung Galaxy S20 1
The three screen sizes side by side. Credit: Ben Geskin

Samsung has decided to revise the screen size up from the Galaxy S10. The cheaper S20 variant thus has a screen as imposing as the S10 + released in 2019. Here are the sizes:

  • Galaxy S20: 6.2-inch screen
  • Galaxy S20 +: 6.7-inch screen
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: 6.9-inch screen

This year, Samsung decided to stand out from the competition by opting for screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The 120 Hz screen would be offered on the 3 Galaxy S20. The manufacturer will allow users to easily switch from 60 to 120 Hz via the settings. Samsung will set up three different options to manage the operation of the 120 Hz screen:

  • The complete deactivation of the 120 Hz screen (the rate remains at 60 Hz)
  • Activate high refresh rate mode and stay at 120 Hz
  • Activate high refresh rate mode and automatically switch between 60Hz and 120Hz

The first tests show that the 120 Hz mode has a strong impact on the battery and autonomy.

SoC and RAM

The American Galaxy S20 will be built around Qualcomm’s SoC Snapdragon 865. The models sold on the European market are based on the SoC Exynos 990 developed by Samsung. To support the SoC, the manufacturer integrates up to 16 GB of RAM in its most premium variant, the S20 Ultra. The other variants can count on 12 GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S20 2
A rendering of OnLeaks from the Galaxy S20

The Battery of Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

On the autonomy side, we have battery capacities between 4000 and 5000 mAh. Samsung is also banking on a fast 45W recharge on premium versions (S20 + and Ultra).

  • Galaxy S20: 4000 mAh
  • Galaxy S20 +: 4500 mAh
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: 5000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera

Samsung has integrated a fivefold photo sensor composed of the main module of 108 Mp to its Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the ISOCELL Bright HMX designed in partnership with Xiaomi. This sensor offers a definition equivalent to that of a high-end digital SLR camera. The other variants are content with a 64 MP sensor.

  • Galaxy S20: 64 MP (f / 1.5-2.4), 12 MP (f / 2.4) telephoto and 12 MP (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle
  • Galaxy S20 +: 64 MP (f / 1.5-2.4), 12 MP (f / 2.4) 10x telephoto, 12 MP (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle, ToF camera
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: 108 MP (f / 1.5-2.4), 48 MP (f / 2.4) 10x telephoto, 12 MP (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle,Dual ToF camera

On the front, Samsung would bet on a single selfie camera (10 MP) for all models except the Ultra which has a 40 MP sensor. The photo modules of the s20 Ultra had to reach the top places in the DxOMark ranking, even though the crown for the best smartphone in photos went to the Huawei P40 Pro this year.

Samsung Galaxy S20A rendering of the S20 Ultra signed OnLeaks

Galaxy S20 Technical Problems 

Since their release, many users have complained about technical problems with the Exynos 990 versions of the smartphone. The problems mainly affect the photo part with erratic Autofocus behavior, performance below what the Snapdragon 865 version offers, and a significantly higher impact on the battery. Problems that have only been partially corrected despite several updates.

Conclusion

Very inspired by the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, the Galaxy S20 is enhanced by an Infinity-O screen with a hole replaced in the center. The AMOLED panel is encircled by thin borders and a slightly thicker chin. The edges of the three models are curved. On the back, the modules that make up the camera are arranged in a rectangular shape, as is the case for the Huawei P40 in particular.

If you are the Samsung fans, you can choose it when you need to change your handset!

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