Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is the more advanced version of the Galaxy S20. Some of the areas it differs from the S20 are in the battery, camera, screen size and the weight. The S20 Plus is heavier than the S20. Let’s take a deeper look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Key Specs & Features

  • 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels (563 PPI)
  • Android 10 Q, One UI 2
  • 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 10 MP Front Camera
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256/512GB Inbuilt Storage, Expandable via SDcard
  • Fingerprint Scanner (under display)
  • 4G LTE & 5G
  • 4,500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Design

Taking a look at the design of the S20 Plus, there is no Plus look here, it looks exactly like the S20. The rear of the smartphone is made from glass and yea, it is not going to break easily beacuse it is protected by a corning gorilla glass 6.

It weighs about 186grams which means that it is heavier than the S20. The S20 weighs just 163grams. The dimension is also bigger now, it has a dimension of 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. As a flagship device, the phone has an IP68 dust or water resistant. It can be submerged in a 1.5m of water and can survive within 30mins.

The smartphone uses a hybrid SIM slot which is a one SIM and an SD card or a dual Nano SIMS without an SD card. If you wish to get the smartphone, there are three color options to choose from which are Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cosmic Black.

Display

Another area the S20 Plus is worth calling a “Plus” is in the display. It has a bigger 6.7inch display unlike the S20 which has a 6.2inch display. The display is a Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 by 3200 pixels. The display refreshes at 120Hz but you can change that in the display settings.

In the display settings, you get an option to choose between 60Hz(1440 x 3200p) or 120Hz(1080 x 2300p). It has a screen to body ratio of 90.5% which means it has a smaller chin and thin bezels than the S20. The S20 has a screen to body ratio of 89.5%.

It uses a Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen with up to 16M colors. For awesome color reproduction, the display has a ppi density of 525 and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display is also strongly protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and it features an always-on display.

Hardware & Software

Coming to the hardware and software, the S20 Plus retains all the specs on the S20. It is powered by the latest Exynos 990 chipset which has 7nm. It uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.8GHz for the USA version. The global version uses the Exynos 990 chipset clocked at 2.7GHz.

While the USA version uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset but both of this chipsets are running under 7nm process. The Galaxy S20 Plus runs on the latest Android 10 version with OneUI 2 on top. In terms of GPU, the one on the global version is different.

The GPU for the global version is Mali-G77 MP11 while the one for USA uses an Adreno 650 GPU. This smartphone comes with a 5G version, so there is a Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G. The processor on the 5G version is backed up by a 12GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB of internal storage.

While the processor in the standard S20 Plus is supported by an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The micro SD card slot is available on the S20 so you have an option to expand the internal storage even further up to 1TB.

Camera

In the camera aspect, the S20 Plus just added a new 0.3MP for depth sensing making it a quad camera but other camera resolution is the same. There is a 12MP primary camera on the phone with a 1/1.76” sensor size. Samsung says the sensor is about 1.65x bigger than that of the Galaxy S10 and is able to capture more light.

There is a 12MP ultrawide angle camera too and a 64MP telephoto camera that has 3x hybrid optical zoom and up to 30x space zoom. It can also record 8K videos and you can capture 33MP stills from your video recording. There is an option to record a 4K videos at 30 to 60 FPS and it supports gyro-EIS.

On the front, there is a 10MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera can shoot in 4K at 30 to 60fps and 1080p at 30fps. The cameras on this smartphone features Dual video calls and Auto HDR. Galaxy S20 uses an infinity O display and that is a home for the selfie camera.

Battery

There is another upgrade in the battery. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus now comes with a bigger 4,500mAh battery capacity which supports 25W fast charging. It features a USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging at 15W and a Power bank or Reverse wireless charging at 9W.

The phone has a USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Security wise, it uses an under display fingerprint sensor. It is also worth noting that the S20 Plus doesn’t come with a 3.5mm head jack. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and FM Radio.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Price in Nigeria & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus price in Nigeria starts from N396,000 which translates to $1,091 USD and it’s Availablity in Nigeria is not yet confirmed but we guess it might be available soon.

Note: This price listed here is what the smartphone is priced abroad and not in Nigeria. It might be priced at this amount if it arrives in Nigeria but there is a huge possibility that the price will change if it arrives in Nigeria. Just take this price as a pinch of salt for now.

Thaughts on Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The Plus version is worth to be called a Plus. It comes with a larger 4,500mAh battery, bigger 6.7inch display and extra depth sensing lens. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs is okay for a Plus version.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus - Full Specifications

 NETWORK
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4GLTE 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)
5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps
LAUNCH
Announced2020, February 11
BODY
Dimensions161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)
Weight186 g (6.56 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY
TypeDynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.7 inches, 108.0 cm2 (~90.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10+
Always-on display
120Hz (up to FHD resolution)
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
ChipsetExynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) - USA
CPUOcta-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA
GPUMali-G77 MP11 - Global
Adreno 650 - USA
MEMORY
Card slotmicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
»Gadgetgists.com«
RAM/ROM128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.0
MAIN CAMERA
Quad12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
SELFIE CAMERA
Single10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
COMMS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioFM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
BATTERY
SizeNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
MISC
ColorsCosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
ModelsSM-G986, SM-G986F
PriceAbout 1000 EUR

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