Samsung introduced the new flagship smartphones: all about the Galaxy S20

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Samsung introduced on Tuesday evening a line of three flagship smartphones, which will lead the manufacturer’s range at least until the fall of this year. These are the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra. This material is all about the key features of new products.

Samsung Galaxy S20: design, display

The appearance of the new Samsung devices was not a surprise – it has been known for quite some time from numerous leaks. It looks like last year’s S10, only the bends of the screen around the edges became noticeably smaller – maybe it doesn’t look so futuristic, but it’s more convenient. The cameras are placed in a rather massive protrusion, the size of which is the larger, the “older” version of the S20.

The screen diagonal “grows” similarly – from 6.2 inches for the S20 to 6.7 for the S20 + and 6.9 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three screens are QuadHD +, Dynamic AMOLED resolutions and are certified to display HDR10 + content. A unique innovation for Samsung: the screen refresh rate can be increased in the settings from the standard 60 to 120 hertz. So the interaction with the smartphone will feel more smooth. True, at the same time you have to put up with a decrease in resolution – the 120 Hz mode is compatible only with FullHD + resolution.

The most advanced device and weighs respectively – 220 grams. Compare with the weight of the base model of 163 grams. S20 and S20 + are relatively thin – 7.9 and 7.8 mm, respectively, Ultra-version – thicker, 8.8 mm. For unlocking, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is used, which is integrated in the screen, and the housings are protected from water and dust in accordance with the IP68 standard.

Samsung Galaxy S20: cameras, photo capabilities

Samsung is sure that the main thing in a modern smartphone is the camera, at least this is the opinion expressed by users in marketing research. Perhaps the results of the same studies forced the company to return to the thesis about the importance of high resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S20 has the most “attentive” 64-megapixel camera (telephoto module), while the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a generally 108-megapixel camera (main lens).

The combination of optical and digital zoom allows the S20 to bring objects closer to 30 times (for the Galaxy S20 Ultra – 100 times), and the cameras of all three smartphones can shoot in 8K resolution – such a kind of reserve for the distant future in a world where 4K TVs have acquired so far Not everyone. Only the telephoto module can shoot 8K video from the S20 and S20 + (the rest is simply not enough for this pixel), so the angle for shooting is not the most convenient. But Ultra easily removes the 8K main 108-megapixel lens.

The S20 and S20 + have a main wide-angle sensor, as well as an ultra-wide-angle for panoramic shooting – they are still 12-megapixel, although the sensors in them are new, with an increased physical size. The S20 Ultra has a different configuration: the main wide-angle lens is 108-megapixel, the telephoto lens got a resolution of 48 megapixels, and the super wide-angle lens is 12. Only the S20 + and S20 Ultra have an additional camera for measuring frame depth.

Samsung Galaxy S20: filling, memory

All three smartphones work on the previously announced Exynos 990 chipset. It is eight-core, is manufactured using the 7-nm process technology and has groups of cores with a frequency of 2.7, 2.5 and 2 GHz. All three smartphones support 5G in those countries where commercial networks of this standard are launched, but not in Russia – versions with a 4G modem will be sold here.

The S20 and S20 + have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, the Ultra version has more RAM – 12 GB, but the internal drive has the same base volume. Both RAM and built-in memory are of new standards, LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0, respectively. At the same time, the design uses a hybrid slot for a second SIM card and microSD memory module – you have to choose if the standard 128 GB is not enough.

Battery capacities S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra – respectively, 4000, 4500 and 5000 milliampere-hours. Supported by fast charging by wire and wireless devices of Qi standard, as well as reverse wireless charging – for example, this way you can recharge fully wireless Samsung Galaxy Buds + headphones presented with smartphones.


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