Samsung Galaxy S20 is the newest flagship phone from Samsung this year and it succeeds the recent Galaxy S10 from last year. The smartphone comes with a lot of upgrades especially in the build quality and camera. Let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S20 specs.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Key Specs & Features
- 6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels (563 PPI)
- Android 10 Q, One UI 2
- 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP Triple Rear Camera
- 10 MP Front Camera
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- 128GB Inbuilt Storage, Expandable via SDcard
- Fingerprint Scanner (under display)
- 4G LTE & 5G
- 4,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Samsung Galaxy S20 have undergone a makeover when compared to it’s predecessor, the Galaxy S10, but it is a design change we have already seen on some recent Samsung phones. The rear cameras are now set up vertically unlike it’s predecessor which has it’s own camera setup horizontally.
Taking a look at the back of the phone, it is made from glass and you guys know that glass breaks. But hey, it is not going to break easily on the Galaxy S20 because it has a Gorilla glass 6 protection. The frame is made from aluminium and it is surprisingly light weight.
It weighs about 163grams and has a slightly curved edges making it easy to hold and slot in your pocket. The phone has a dimension of 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 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 Cloud Pink.
Taking a look at the Galaxy S20 display, it comes with a 6.2 inch 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 uses a Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen with up to 16M colors. For awesome color reproduction, the display has a ppi density of 563 and 20:9 aspect ratio. It has a very small chin and thin bezels which is why it has a screen to body ratio of 89.5%.
The display is also strongly protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and it features an always-on display. Comparing the display to the one on the older S10, you may notice that the chin on the S20 are much smaller than the one on the S10. There is a new type of Infinity-O display with the hole for the camera in the middle and quite smaller too.
Hardware & Software
On the hardware and software end, the Samsung Galaxy S20 specs revealed that 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 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 5G. The processor on the 5G version is backed up by a 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
While the processor in the standard S20 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.
For photography on the Galaxy S20, at the rear, it uses a triple camera setup alongside a single led flash for low light photography. 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.
What is supplying energy to the Samsung Galaxy S20 is a 4,000mAh 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 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 Price in Nigeria & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 price in Nigeria starts from N357,000 which translates to $982 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
Wow, Wow, Wow. This smartphone is a beast actually. It has been a long time we are waiting for this awesome device and finally it went official yesterday being 11th February 2020. Samsung adopted a new design for their smartphones camera setup this year and that is what was used on the S20.
Though, we have seen the design on the recent Galaxy A71 and A51. The infinity O- punch display is quite smaller than the one found on the S10 series. All the Galaxy S20 series comes with a 5G variant. This S20 comes with a 5G variant but it has the same specificications as the normal S20, it just that it has 5G and 12GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy S20 specs worth the price.
Samsung Galaxy S20 - Full Specifications
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)|
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
|4G||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 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps|
|Announced||2020, February 11|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single 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)
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.2 inches, 93.8 cm2 (~89.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~563 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
120Hz (up to FHD resolution)
|OS||Android 10.0; One UI 2|
|Chipset||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) - Global|
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) - USA
|CPU||Octa-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
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 - Global|
Adreno 650 - USA
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|RAM/ROM||128GB 8GB RAM|
|Triple||12 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
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|Single||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Tuned by AKG
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Size||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 25W|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink|
|Price||About 900 EUR|