Samsung Galaxy S20 series pre-orders open in India at ₹66,999 ($937) onward
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung’s latest flagship lineup, bringing the best of consumer-ready smartphone technology from Samsung into the hands of consumers. The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are the first Samsung smartphones that come equipped with a 120Hz high refresh rate Dynamic AMOLED display. They also have a ton of other notable features, such as a maximum resolution of 2K, SuperFast charging, in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and an improved camera setup across the lineup. Samsung had already announced pricing and availability for the S20 series for several key regions, and now, the company has announced pricing, pre-order and sale details for the Galaxy S20 series in India.
In India, the Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at a price of ₹66,999 ($937); the Samsung Galaxy S20+ starts at a price of ₹73,999 ($1035); while the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starts at a price of ₹92,999 ($1300). Samsung has not clarified the pricing of the storage variants, so we presume these prices to reflect the base 128GB storage across the three models. The Galaxy S20 will be available in Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink colors; the Galaxy S20+ will be available in Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black colors; and the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be available in Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black colors.
Pre-orders of the device open on February 15, 2020, at 12 noon at Samsung.com. Consumers who have pre-booked the phone will be among the first to receive their new phone from March 6, 2020, onwards. Customers who choose to pre-book the new devices can pick up the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ for an additional ₹1,999 ($28) in case they opt for the S20+ or S20 Ultra, or for an additional ₹2,999 ($42) in case they opt for the S20. They can also avail Samsung Care+ at an additional ₹1,999 ($42) on each of the three phones, which will give them protection against accidental and liquid damage for one year.
Samsung is also offering double data benefits across the handful of telecoms in India. Jio users get double data benefits, plus an additional 1-year unlimited service under the Jio ₹4,999 ($70) annual plan — essentially giving them 700GB data per year for two years. Airtel prepaid users get double data on recharges of ₹298 ($4) and ₹398 ($5.5) for their first 10 consecutive recharges. Vodafone Idea prepaid users get double data on recharge of ₹399 ($5.5) with 56 days validity for their first 6 recharges.
Keep in mind that users in India will get the LTE variants of the devices with the Exynos 990 SoC. Customers in India will also get 8GB RAM on the S20 and S20+, and 12GB on the S20 Ultra. These compromises have helped keep the price of the device lower than other markets, because the phone is not as overpowered as it is for other markets.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series specifications
|Specification||Samsung Galaxy S20||Samsung Galaxy S20+||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|System-on-Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or Exynos 990||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or Exynos 990||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, or Exynos 990|
|Battery & Charging|
|Software Version||Android 10 with One UI 2.0||Android 10 with One UI 2.0||Android 10 with One UI 2.0|
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink||Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue||Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black|
|Availability (India)||Pre-orders Feb. 15th, Available Mar. 6th||Pre-orders Feb. 15th, Available Mar. 6th||Pre-orders Feb. 15th, Available Mar. 6th|