Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest of all the Galaxy S20 series. It got huge number of specifications on paper and that made it the king of the S20 lineup. This device comes with the same design as the S20 series, no different. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Key Specs & Features
- 6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels (511 PPI)
- Android 10 Q, OneUI 2
- 108 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 40 MP Front Camera
- 12/16GB RAM
- 128/256/512GB Inbuilt Storage, Expandable via SDcard
- Fingerprint Scanner (under display)
- 4G LTE, 5G
- 5,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery.
The S20 Ultra design looks and feel the same as the S20 series. Looking at the rear, you can see that the camera are set up in a square shape while the camera setup on other S20 series has a rectangular shape. The back is made from glass but it has a metal frame.
It out weighs the S20 series having a 222grams of weight. The S20 weighs 163grams while the S20 Plus weighs 185grams. Gorilla Glass 6 is present on the back for protection. The smartphone also comes with a hybrid SIM slot for one SIM & SD CARD or a dual SIMS without an SD CARD.
Like the other S20 series, this Ultra version is still IP68 dust resistant or water resistant. Samsung claims that you can submerge it in a 1.5m of water and it can be able to survive within 30mins. It has a dimension of 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm. There are two colors available which are Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.
On the front, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a massive 6.9inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 by 3200 pixels. It has a ppi of 511 and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display is a Dynamic AMOLED screen with up to 16M colours. With the combination of that 511 ppi, colors on the S20 Ultra will be really impressive.
The display is also protected against scratch or accidental drops with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It features an always-on display and it refreshes at 120Hz. The smartphone has a very tiny chin and thin bezels which places it on 89.9% screen to body ratio category.
The phone has a slightly curved bezels and edges. Infinity-O punch hole is situated at the top center of the display. Galaxy S10 series from last year has S10e version, but we couldn’t see a successor to that in this new S20 series. We guess the S20 Ultra is going to succeed the S10e, let’s see what happens in the future.
Hardware & Software
Looking at the hardware and software category, the Galaxy S20 Ultra still retains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset for USA and an Exynos 990 chipset for the global version. However, both this chipsets are running on the same 7nm process.
The chipset has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.7GHz for the global chipset and 2.8GHz for the USA chipset. There is a Mali-G77 MP11 for the global GPU and an Adreno 650 GPU for the USA chipset. The S20 Ultra runs on Android 10 Q with OneUI 2 on top.
Processor on this device is supported by a 128GB of internal storage & 12GB of RAM or 256GB of internal storage & 12GB of RAM or 512GB of internal storage & 16GB of RAM. You can expand the internal storage via a Micro SD card slot.
On the photography aspect, this is where the S20 Ultra really boasts of numbers. It comes with a quad camera setup at the rear which includes a whopping 108MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, Periscope 48MP telephoto lens with f/3.6 aperture, 12MP ultra wide with f/2.2 aperture and a 0.3MP for depth sensing.
For selfies or video calls, you have a whopping 40MP camera for that. The rear camera can shoot in 8K at 30fps, 4K at 30 to 60fps and 1080p at 30 to 240fps. On the other hand, the front camera can shoot a 4k videos at 30 to 60fps and 1080p at 30fps.
The primary camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra can take 10X optical zoom and it supports gyro- electronic image stabilization (EIS) and optical image stabilization (OIS). There is a single led flash at the rear for low light photography and the camera features Dual video calls and Auto HDR.
What is supplying energy to the Galaxy S20 Ultra is a huge 5,000mAh battery and it supports 45W fast charging. Samsung said that it can fully charge this device to 100% within 1hour and 14 minutes with a USB Power Delivery 3.0.
It supports Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging at 15W and Power bank or Reverse wireless charging at 9W. For security purposes, there is an under display fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and FM Radio.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Price in Nigeria & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price in Nigeria starts from N535,000 which translates to $1,400 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 Ultra
This phone comes with huge number of specifications. But let’s forget the numbers on paper, will it actually perform well in real life usage? Well, we are going to find out in the review. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs are kind of huge, it is only in the review that we are going to see if this phone truly stands it’s feet.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - 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)|
|5G||5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)|
|Announced||2020, February 11|
|Dimensions||166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm (6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||222 g (7.83 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), metal 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||6.9 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~511 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 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM|
|Quad||108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS|
Periscope 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm (telephoto), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, AF, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|Single||40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm, 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|
|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 5000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 45W: 100% in 74 min|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black|
|Price||€ 1,349.00 / £ 1,199.00|