In recent news, Samsung announced that they have decided to rebrand the upcoming Galaxy S11 and instead call it the S20. As the newest flagship phones, the S20 family is set to release later this year. Here is how these models will replace those of the S10s:
- Galaxy S20 = Galaxy S10e replacement
- Galaxy S20+ = Galaxy S10 replacement
- Galaxy S20 Ultra = Galaxy S10+ replacement
Though not yet available, the features of the Galaxy S20 are already exciting the Android community. If you’re interested in what this new addition to the Samsung ecosystem can offer you, here are a few key areas that are worth noting.
A Revamped Camera Setup
The Galaxy S20 features a triple rear camera (the S20+ and S20 Ultra are designed with quad cameras) that will change the way you shoot photo and video. At the front of the S20 is a 10MP selfie camera with a field of view of 80 degrees. With this, you’ll be able to take the perfect selfies as well as make high-quality videos to upload on social media or stream live. Other features of the selfie cam include:
- Dual Pixel AF
- Pixel size: 1.22μm
- F.No (aperture): F2.2
The rear cameras of the S20 include a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera, 12MP Wide-Angle camera, and a 64MP Telephoto camera. The same specs apply for the S20+, with the exception of an additional 4th camera, the DepthVision. As the best of the S20 family, the S20 Ultra has a quad camera setup that can capture crisp, high definition video and images. Zoom in on subjects up to 100x, get the perfect action shot with stabilizer technology, enhance the color in any setting, and so much more.
The S20 boasts an amazing resistance to water up to 1.5 meters. It was tested in freshwater and successfully lasted 30 minutes. The phone has IP68 rated protection, so dropping it in shallow pools of water won’t ruin your phone! (Note that this does not apply for saltwater).
Improved Battery Life and Charging
The Galaxy S20 is the most powerful line of phones Samsung has created, with batteries maxing out at 5000mAh. They’re able to adjust to your mobile habits and delegate power accordingly, so your phone last longer on a single charge. When it’s time to turn in for the day and charge your phone, the super fast charging capability of the S20 will put hours of battery power on your phone in minutes.
Upgraded Processor and Software
The Galaxy S20 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, which makes it the first phone to be built with it to date. The standard S20 offers 12GB of RAM whereas the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra have 512GB of storage. The processor and RAM allow you to store more photos, games, music, and more on your phone without slowing it down. Samsung has also built its new One UI 1 software into the S20 family, alongside Google Duo, which is an Android’s answer to FaceTime. The S20’s interface is smooth, streamlined, and intuitive.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 family is a viable contender for the top spot in smartphone releases in 2020.