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Samsung Galaxy S20+

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Samsung Galaxy S20+

Samsung Galaxy S20+

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ is one of the phones in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series. It is quite bigger than the regular Galaxy S20. Samsung announced the Galaxy S20+ with the Galaxy S20 on February 11, 2020 and released it on March 6, 2020. Both devices have quite similar specs, but the Galaxy S20+ is bigger.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ sports a beautiful design with a large display. The phone features an aluminum frame between a glass front and a glass back. Both the front and the back of the device employ the use of the Gorilla Glass 6. Just like the Galaxy S20, the S20 Plus uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The phone features a quad camera setup, comprising a 64MP telephoto camera, a 12MP wide camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 0.3MP ToF depth sensor. It is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 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: 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~525ppi)
  • Processor Type: Exynos 990 (Global), Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • External Storage: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Rear Camera: Quad-Camera (64MP telephoto, 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 0.3MP ToF depth sensor)
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S20 Features Overview

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ sports a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen. The display has a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and approximately 525 ppi density. It has approximately 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. Its larger display offers a bigger view than the regular Galaxy S20.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ uses the Exynos 990 chipset in the global version. The USA version of the devices uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC.

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. The global version uses an octa-core (2×2.73GHz Mongoose M5, 2×2.50GHz Cortex-A76, and 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A55) CPU. The USA version also uses octa-core (1×2.84GHz Kyro 585, 3×2.42GHz Kyro 585, and 4×1.8GHz Kyro 585) CPU. Coming to the GPU specifications, 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. The device offers you 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The internal storage is expandable via a microSDXC which uses the shared SIM slot. The phone supports Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified). It has IP68 rating for dust/water resistance.

In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear. This means one camera more than the S20. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ rear camera setup comprises a 64MP telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS, and 3x hybrid optical zoom, a 12MP wide camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera with Super Steady video, and a 0.3MP Time of Flight depth sensor. 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.

Whether you want a single-SIM phone or a dual-SIM phone, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ has got you covered. However, the microSDXC card shares the SIM 2 slot.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a price tag of $959.95/ £994.99/ €999/ ₹73,999. Announced on February 11, it was released on March 6, 2020. The phone is available in Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White, Cloud Blue, and Aura Red color options.

Best Samsung Galaxy S20+ alternatives

Looking for the best Samsung Galaxy S20+ alternatives? You may consider the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S20. You may even go for the 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, the Mate 30 series, and the Realme 6.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ Detailed Specs

Network
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/ 2100

CDMA 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
Body
Dimensions – 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)
– Weight: 186g (6.56 oz)
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Cosmic Black
Cosmic Grey
Cloud White
Cloud Blue
Aura Red
Display
Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.7 inches, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, ~525 ppi density, ~90.5% screen-to-body ratio
Memory And OS
RAM 8GB
Internal Storage 128GB
Card slot MicroSDXC
OS Android 10.0
Processor Chipset
> Exynos 990 – Global
> Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 – USA

CPU
> Octa-core CPU (2×2.73GHz Mongoose M5, 2×2.50GHz Cortex-A76, and 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
> Octa-core CPU (1×2.84GHz Kyro 585, 3×2.42GHz Kyro 585, and 4×1.8GHz Kyro 585) – USA

GPU
Mali-G77 MP11 – Global
Adreno 650 – USA

Audio
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Others > 32-bit/ 384kHz audio
> Tuned by AKG
Connectivity
2G GSM, CDMA
3G HSPA
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
NFC Yes
USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Camera
Rear Camera Quad-Camera
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
+
0.3MP, ToF 3D, f/1.0 (depth)

Features
> LED flash
> Auto-HDR
> Panorama

Video
> [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]
> HDR10+
> Dual-video recording
> Stereo sound recording
> Gyro-EIS
> OIS

Selfie Camera 10MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual-Pixel PDAF

Features
> Dual-video call
> Auto-HDR

Video
[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

Battery
Capacity 4,500mAh Li-Po battery
Removable? No
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (under-display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, barometer, compass, gyro, proximity
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Others > ANT+
> Bixby natural language commands and dictation
> Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience) support
Miscellaneous – FM radio (USA and Canada only)
Price
Price $959.95/ £994.99/ €999/ ₹73,999

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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