At the Galaxy Unpacked press event yesterday, Samsung officially announced its latest competitors to the iPhone: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. The company also revealed Galaxy Z Flip, their latest foldable phone, starting at $1,380, and Galaxy Buds for $149.
As successors to the S10e, S10 and S10 Plus, the S20 series features a Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12GB of RAM and 120Hz OLED displays. The S20 Ultra, with a huge 6.9-inch screen, has 16GB of RAM, with a larger battery and notably, better cameras.
There’s no headphone jack, and the design remains very similar to the previous generation. Samsung has centralised the hole punch camera, and made the sides flatter, which, adds the effect of slightly thicker bezels, even though this isn’t necessarily true. Android 10, the direct competitor to iOS 13, is built in as standard, and runs off of Samsung’s OneUI 2.0 (containing a few interface changes and features).
The whole lineup now has 8K video recording with built in stabilisation. The Ultra is capable of 100x Digital Zoom, and 10x optical zoom, with a 108MP rear camera, and 40MP front-facing sensor.
Unlike Apple’s iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Pro Max, all three phones are 5G-capable. They’ll start at $999, $1199 and $1399 for each model, and can be pre-ordered from February 21st.
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