For years, Samsung has maintained its place as one of the best phone makers out there. The company keeps churning out amazing phones. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is here, and the flagship device comes with amazing specifications. The Galaxy S20 was announced on February 11, 2020 and released on March 6, 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a sleek design and a nice build. It features a glass front and glass back, both using Gorilla Glass 6. The frame of the device is aluminum. The phone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. It uses a 4,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging, 15W fast Qi/ PMA wireless charging, and 9W power bank/ reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Key Specs
- OS: Android 10.0, One UI 2
- SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
- Display: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~563ppi)
- Processor Type: Exynos 990 (Global), Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA)
- RAM: 8GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- External Storage: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Rear Camera: Triple-Camera (12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide and 64MP telephoto)
- Front Camera: 10MP
- Battery: 4,000mAh
Samsung Galaxy S20 Features Overview
The Samsung Galaxy S20 sports a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen. The display has a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and approximately 563 ppi density. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio and approximately 89.5% screen-to-body ratio.
The regular Samsung Galaxy S20 is not that big a smartphone. In fact, its 6.2-inch display is quite small compared to the other phones in the series. It is small enough to fit snugly in the hands or in pockets.
The global Samsung Galaxy S20 is powered by the Exynos 990 chipset. On the other hand, the USA version uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Samsung opted for an octa-core CPU (2×2.73GHz Mongoose M5, 2×2.50GHz Cortex-A76, and 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A55) for the global version of the device. The USA version also uses octa-core CPU (1×2.84GHz Kyro 585, 3×2.42GHz Kyro 585, and 4×1.8GHz Kyro 585). On the GPU end, the global version uses the Mali-G77 MP11 while the USA version uses the Adreno 650.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 runs One UI 2 based on Android 10.0. It enjoys 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The internal storage is expandable via a microSDXC which uses the shared SIM slot.
In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a triple-camera setup on the rear. This setup comprises a 12MP wide camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera with Super Steady video, and a 64MP telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS, and 3x hybrid optical zoom. The camera setup supports auto-HDR and panorama. Right next to the arrangement is an LED flash. On the front of the device sits a 10MP wide camera with Dual Pixel PDAF. The Samsung Galaxy S20 camera supports video recording of [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR 10+, dual-video recording, stereo sound recording, gyro-EIS, and OIS.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is available in a single-SIM variant and a hybrid dual-SIM variant. It supports 2G, 3G, and 4G connectivity. The phone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. It supports 25W fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, 15W fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, and 9W power bank/ reverse wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a glass front and glass black, both using Gorilla Glass 6. Complimenting the glass front and black is an aluminum frame, making the device beautiful to behold.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a price tag of $864/ £794.99/ €899/ ₹66,999. It was released on March 6, 2020. The phone is available in Cloud White, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Aura Red, and Cosmic Gray color options.
Best Samsung Galaxy S20 alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S20, you may go for the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ from 2019. You may also consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series. Alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S20 from other brands may include the Huawei P30 and the Mate 30 series.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2 (Dual-SIM model only)CDMA 800/ 1900 and TD-SCDMA|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1700 (AWS)/ 1900/ 2100CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO|
|4G Network||LTE band 1 (2100), 2, (1900), 3 (1800), 4 (1700/2100), 5 (850), 7 (2600), 8 (900), 12 (700), 13 (700), 17 (700), 18 (800), 19 (800), 20 (800), 25 (1900), 26 (850), 28 (700), 32 (1500), 38 (2600), 39 (1900), 40 (2300), 41 (2500), 66 (1700/ 2100)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/ 200Mbps|
|SIM||Single-SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)|
|Status||Available: Released March 6, 2020|
|Dimensions||– 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 in)
– Weight: 163g (5.75 oz)
|Colors||Cloud White, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Aura Red, Cosmic Gray|
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.2 inches, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, ~563 ppi density, ~89.5% screen-to-body ratio|
Memory And OS
> Exynos 990 – Global
> Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 – USA
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Others||> 32-bit/ 384kHz audio
> Tuned by AKG
|4G||LTE-A (7CA) Cat20|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
64mp, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual-Pixel PDAF, OIS
12MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video
|Selfie Camera||10MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual-Pixel PDAF
|Capacity||4,000mAh Li-Po battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under-display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, barometer, compass, gyro, proximity|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
> Bixby natural language commands and dictation
> Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience) support
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio (USA and Canada only)|
|Price||$864/ £794.99/ €899/ ₹66,999|