Samsung launched its trio of the Galaxy S20 series- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three models differ in size, which brings us to the focus of Samsung to serve a diverse range of people with varying requirements.
We’ve already shared the details and specifications of the Galaxy S20 and S20+. Let’s jump directly to the top-dog in the Galaxy paddock- the S20 Ultra 5G.
Samsung launched its high-end model with a slew of upgraded camera features, bigger display, and 5G support as a default.
Samsung has gone farther than its competitors to fuse a 108MP camera and a 100X Hybrid Optic Zoom with powerful hardware, that’s bound to turn heads.
Make sure to read our long term detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Exynos).
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The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s biggest Android phone that you can own right now. Also, Samsung claimed the Galaxy S20 Ultra to be the world’s most advanced 5G smartphone with the best camera features.
On the front, the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a tiny punch-hole cutout to house the selfie camera. The best part is you’ll witness almost no bezels, offering you a more immersive screen setup than before.
On the rear, you’ll see a large camera module, which includes a 100X Space Zoom logo. Hold on your excitement, we’ve covered the complete features of this amazing camera setup.
Coming to the button placements, the power button, and volume rocker are placed on the right-hand edge. The charging port is located at the bottom edge, while the SIM and MicroSD slot are located on the top edge. Whereas, the left-hand edge of the Ultra’s frame is untouched.
Unlike the Galaxy S20 and S20+, you’ll get only two color options for the S20 Ultra- Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray finishes. Both the color options are gorgeous and super-attractive.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a super-sized 6.9-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display at Quad HD+ resolution. You’ll witness a stunning screen with the advanced brightness levels and support of new display standards such as HDR10+.
It’s worth noting that the screen is noticeably taller, but not wider, expanding to a 20:9 aspect ratio. Despite being large, you can still grip the Galaxy S20 Ultra with just one hand. But, to comfortably access all corners of your display, you’ll have to operate your smartphone with both hands.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra offers you a 120Hz refresh rate, which even outclasses the gorgeousness of the OnePlus 7T series. Whether you’re scrolling or switching between multiple apps, the navigation and transitions are buttery smooth.
You can switch between the 120Hz and the default 60Hz refresh rate. However, like the Galaxy S20 and S20+, the 120Hz refresh rate would work only with the Full HD+ resolution. The native QHD+ is automatically capped at the 60Hz refresh rate.
Here comes the big sell of the Galaxy S20 Ultra- the imaging department. Honestly, the rear camera of a smartphone is the signature design element that helps make the overall look of the phone, and it’s the prime thing that stands out when you flip the phone.
And with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung has gone farther to introduce a powerful quad-camera setup with an eye-popping 108MP wide-angle main sensor, combined with a 48MP telephoto, a 12MP ultra-wide, and ToF DepthVision sensors.
Moreover, the Galaxy S20 Ultra takes away all the limelight by offering Space Zoom with 10X Hybrid Optic Zoom and 100X Super-Resolution Zoom. Now that’s called powerful zooming capabilities right?
On the front, you’ll get a 40MP snapper to click amazing, detailed selfies.
Now, coming to the video recording. The Galaxy S20 Ultra will let you shoot the best possible videos with 8K video recording at 24fps. Also, you’ll be able to capture 33MP still images right out of an 8K video.
Also, with the introduction of AI-powered Single Take feature, you can shoot for up to 10 seconds, and then get back to choose the best style for that moment, without having to reshoot. I’m sure people are going to love this feature. The entire credit goes to the sophisticated AI, the Super Steady stabilization now incorporates anti-rolling correction, up to 60 degrees.
5G support and Battery
In 2019, a mere 1% of smartphones were shipped with the 5G support, so for most people, the 5G-enabled smartphones are very new tech. And, the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers you 5G support, along with LTE. So, we can assume that the Galaxy S20 lineup is designed to be future proof.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra being at the top of the S20 series ladder is packed with an enormous 5,000mAh battery. This is definitely an advantage here, as the 5G devices hogs battery life. Additionally, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will offer wireless charging and reverse wireless charging too.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra runs on Samsung’s best-in-class OneUI 2.0 skin, which truly delivers a top-tier user-experience.
In terms of innards, as we would expect from a super-premium flagship, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is absolutely stacked. The smartphone is powered by the new Samsung Exynos 990. And, for the US, Samsung will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The smartphone features a whopping 16GB RAM (in the max specs) and a satisfying 512GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB via microSD card.
All in all, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will perform super-smooth, like a dream, with its powerful hardware.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is introduced in 12GB and 16GB RAM options. Also, you get to choose between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage options.
- 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
- 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
- 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a starting price of $1399 and is expected to go on sale on 6 March in the US. And, just like the Galaxy S20 and S20+, you can pre-order the S20 Ultra too. Make sure you check out the special, introductory offers available on the S20 series. Also, do save the date for the commencement of the pre-order process- February 21, 2020.
Samsung has designed the Galaxy S20 Ultra to be an absolute powerhouse. It has left no stone unturned to deliver a quality experience to its users.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is made for those who don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars extra to grab the best of the best. You can surely go for this latest smartphone, if you don’t have any constraint on the budget, or if you’re lucky enough to grab some exciting offers on pre-ordering this latest Galaxy flagship.
Tell us what you think about the brand-new Galaxy S20 series. And, do share this blog with your friends who’ve been waiting for the Samsung flagship.
Apart from the S20 lineup, Samsung also unveiled its second foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip at the Unpacked Event in San Francisco.