Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series [VIDEO]

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series [VIDEO]

Samsung officially took the wraps off the Galaxy S20 series today. We’ve been waiting a while for this announcement, and for the most part, it seems to have lived up to the hype. Of course, we knew a lot about the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra heading into the event. Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera had early access to the devices and shared his first impressions.

As with many Samsung flagship launches, there’s so much to unpack here. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra have just about any feature and high-end specification you can imagine. One thing they don’t have is a headphone jack, but Samsung is still sticking with microSD card support. That microSD card may come in handy if you take full advantage of the 108MP camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Speaking of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, this is the first phone with 16GB of RAM. We’ve seen many phones with 8GB of RAM and 12GB has started to become more common as well, but 16GB is a memory capacity we haven’t seen yet. That’s a lot of RAM and Jaime says the phone feels just as fast as you’d imagine.

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Jaime talks about how the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s design is very reminiscent of the Galaxy A series. The curved display is much, much less pronounced than on previous Galaxy flagships. Jaime even had to ask if the display was curved at all. Sticking with design, the phones are available in Black, White, Blue, and Pink.

The biggest visual difference between the three Galaxy S20 models (besides size) is the massive camera setup on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three models have at least three cameras, but the Galaxy S20 Ultra has an extra depth vision camera. The camera bump itself is labeled with “100X” zoom and that’s a big feature of the Ultra. Samsung may not have the absolute best cameras, but they are certainly near the top.

There’s obviously a lot going on in the Galaxy S20 series, so be sure to watch Jaime’s full hands-on video of the Galaxy S20 Ultra above. Stay tuned to XDA for more coverage of these devices as well.

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20+Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Dimensions + Weight151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm, 163g161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm, 186g166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g
System-on-ChipQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Exynos 990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Exynos 990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Exynos 990
Display6.2″ Dynamic AMOLED
3200 x 1440 pixels
HDR10+
120Hz @ FHD+
20:9 Aspect Ratio
6.7″ Dynamic AMOLED
3200 x 1440 pixels
HDR10+
120Hz @ FHD+
20:9 Aspect Ratio
6.9″ Dynamic AMOLED
3200 x 1440 pixels
HDR10+
120Hz @ FHD+
20:9 Aspect Ratio
SecurityUltrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor

Software-based face recognition

Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor

Software-based face recognition

Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor

Software-based face recognition

Front Camera10MP, 80°, f/2.2
4K 60fps video
10MP, 80°, f/2.2
4K 60fps video
40MP, 80°, f/2.2
4K 60fps video
Rear Camera12MP Wide, 79°, f/1.8
12MP Ultra-wide, 120°, f/2.2
64MP Telephoto, 76°, f/2.0
Hybrid Optic Zoom 3X
30X Space Zoom
12MP Wide, 79°, f/1.8
12MP Ultra-wide, 120°, f/2.2
64MP Telephoto, 76°, f/2.0
Hybrid Optic Zoom 3X
30X Space Zoom
108MP Wide, 79°, f/1.8
12MP Ultra-wide, 120°, f/2.2
48MP Periscope Telephoto, 24°, f/3.5
Hybrid Optic Zoom 10X
100X Space Zoom
RAM5G: 12GB LPDDR5
4G: 8GB LPDDR5
5G: 12GB LPDDR5
4G: 8GB LPDDR5
12GB/16GB LPDDR5
Storage128GB UFS 3.0
Micro SD up to 1TB
128GB UFS 3.0
512GB UFS 3.0
Micro SD up to 1TB
128GB UFS 3.0
512GB UFS 3.0
Micro SD up to 1TB
Battery Capacity4,000 mAh
25W SuperFast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare
4,500 mAh
25W SuperFast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare
5,000 mAh
45W SuperFast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare
Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68
Software VersionAndroid 10 with One UI 2.0Android 10 with One UI 2.0Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Connectivity5G: NSA, Sub-6

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, 1.2Gbps down/up

Bluetooth: v5.0

ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, MST, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

5G: NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, 1.2Gbps down/up

Bluetooth: v5.0

ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, MST, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

5G: NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax 2.4GHz+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, 1.2Gbps down/up

Bluetooth: v5.0

ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, MST, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

AudioStereo speakers and earphones sound by AKG

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)

Stereo speakers and earphones sound by AKG

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)

Stereo speakers and earphones sound by AKG

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)

ColorsCosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud PinkCosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, Cloud BlueCosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
Starting Price (US 5G)$999$1,199$1,399
AvailabilityPre-orders Feb. 21st, Available Mar. 6thPre-orders Feb. 21st, Available Mar. 6thPre-orders Feb. 21st, Available Mar. 6th