It is finally here! Samsung has officially launched this year’s range of all 5G flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra and something a little different, the foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip.
At an event held in San Francisco yesterday, the South Korean phone maker showed the world their latest high end smartphones, to replace last years S10 range. They have also decided to change the naming scheme, which according to what has gone before, it is supposed to be named Galaxy S11. As you would expect, the prices of the Galaxy S10 range have immediately been slashed. This will come as good news to those who want a premium device but at a budget price.
Specification wise, the S20 Ultra features a 6.9″ Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display (3200×1440) which translates to 511ppi. It packs a 40MP selfie camera, the biggest on a smartphone so far. Behind, it houses a quad camera setup; a 108MP wide-angle camera, 48MP telephoto camera, 12MP Ultra wide-angle camera and a Depthvision lens for image stabilisation. With these numbers, the Ultras major focus is photography. There are three variants; a 16GB RAM version with 512GB internal storage. A 12GB RAM version 256GB internal storage. And a 12GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. But with a 108MP main camera, more space will be needed.
The battery is powerful too, with a 5000mAh offering power. It runs on the Snapdragon 855 processor and has inbuilt 5G. It retails at $1,399, the equivalent of 508, 000 Naira.
The Galaxy is similar to the Ultra only that it is a bit smaller. It packs a 6.7″ AMOLED Infinity-O Display, with a resolution of 3200×1440, which translates to 525ppi. Unlike it’s bigger sibling, it comes with a 10MP front-facing camera, but still manages to retain a quad camera setup. It is powered by a 4500mAh battery and runs on the same processor as the Ultra. There are three variants: a
12GB RAM version with 512GB internal storage. A
12GB RAM version with 256GB internal storage. And a 12GB RAM version with 128GB internal storage. It also comes standard with 5G. It retails at $1,199 which is equivalent to more than 435, 000 Naira.
On the smallest sibling, there is a generous 6.2” AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a resolution of 3200×1440, that is 563 ppi. The selfie shooter is the same as it is on the S20+, but the back camera is a triple camera setup not quad. It also comes standard with 5G and a Snapdragon 855 processor, with a generous 4000mAh battery to power things up. Storage wise, a 12GB RAM with 128GB internal storage comes as standard. The S20 is the cheapest, as one would expect. It retails at $999, that is more than 363, 000 Naira.
Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung also unveiled a follow-up and a much improved foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. It can be remembered that last year, they released the Galaxy Fold which despite it’s high price was not built to last. While the Fold was in a tablet form, the Z Flip is in a more conventional phone form. It will retail at $1, 380 or 501, 000 Naira.
Samsung says pre-orders will start on February 21st, with the devices hitting shops on March 6th.