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Samsung Galaxy S20 series available for pre-order from RM3599

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 12, 2020
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is now official with larger screens, more pixels in their cameras and also a 5G version for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Yeah there are now three variants, although they have dropped the more affordable e version for a higher end Ultra variant.

galaxy s20 galaxy s20+ camera

The main highlight would probably be the cameras. Instead of stopping at just 16MP with the S10 and Note 10 lineups, the S20 series goes all the way up to 108MP. Not surprising, considering Samsung did debut 64MP and 108MP cameras for smartphones. But the implementation is rather interesting. Instead of throwing them behind the primary wide-angle lens, the Koreans threw their 64MP sensors behind the telephoto lenses of the Galaxy S20 and S20+. Interestingly, the Galaxy S20 Ultra gets a 48MP telephoto camera instead, although it does tout more zoom range.

galaxy s20 ultra camera

This is paired with a 108MP primary camera, which is also quite interesting because unlike the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HMX which sees a Quad Bayer color filter for 4-to-1 pixel binning, this here does 9-to-1, so it defaults to shooting 12MP images. It was previously rumored, and we have also discussed what might be its pros and cons, but we would really like to see it in action. You still get native 12MP main cameras on both the Galaxy S20 and S20+, along with 12MP ultra-wide cameras across all three models. Last but not least, the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra both get DepthVision cameras, which the Galaxy S20 misses out on.

For the selfie-taking crowd, you might want to opt for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, as it comes with a 40MP selfie camera that does 4-to-1 binning for 10MP selfies. Once again, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ miss out on the high resolution camera, and get a 10MP selfie camera each in the centered hole above the screen.

galaxy s20 series size

Speaking of the screen, they are absolutely massive now. The Galaxy S20 gets a 6.2″ screen, the Galaxy S20+ a 6.7″ one and the Galaxy S20 Ultra treads the line with a whopping 6.9″ display. All three get 1440p panels and also feature support for 120 Hz refresh rates. Under the hood lies an Exynos 990, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage, all the nice stuff. And yes, all three Galaxy S20 models support microSD card expansion for you to capture more videos and photos with them.

Here’s a table for you to more easily compare them against each other.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Malaysia Specifications

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20 Ultra
Chipset Exynos 990
CPU: 2 x Exynos M5 cores @ 2.7 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.5 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
GPU: Mali-G77MP11
7nm EUV
Memory 8GB LPDDR5 8GB LPDDR5 12GB LPDDR5
Storage 128GB UFS 3.0 (expandable via microSD)
Display 6.2″ QHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, 120 Hz refresh rate 6.7″ QHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, 120 Hz refresh rate 6.9″ QHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, 120 Hz refresh rate
Rear Cameras Triple camera
12MP f/1.8, OIS
12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
64MP f/2.0 telephoto (3x hybrid optic zoom), OIS
Digital zoom up to 30x (Space Zoom)
Quad camera
12MP f/1.8, OIS
12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
64MP f/2.0 telephoto (3x hybrid optic zoom), OIS
Digital zoom up to 30x (Space Zoom)
DepthVision camera
Quad camera
108MP f/1.8, OIS
12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
48MP f/3.5 telephoto (10x hybrid optic zoom), OIS
Digital zoom up to 100x (Space Zoom)
DepthVision camera
Selfie camera 10MP f/2.2, Dual Pixel AF 10MP f/2.2, Dual Pixel AF 40MP f/2.2, PDAF
Battery 4000 mAh
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Quick Charge 2.0
Adaptive Fast Charge
4500 mAh
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Quick Charge 2.0
Adaptive Fast Charge
5000 mAh
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Quick Charge 2.0
Adaptive Fast Charge
Price RM3599 RM3999 RM4999
Pre-order bundle (Malaysia) None Galaxy Buds+ (worth RM599) Galaxy Buds+ (worth RM599)

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

So yeah, there you have it, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Of the trio, only the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be available with support for 5G networks here in Malaysia. If you are interested, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S20 series on the Samsung eStore and selected Samsung Authorized Partners. Head over to the pre-order page to get your Samsung Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra with a pair of free Galaxy Buds+ from 5pm today until 26th February, or while stocks last.

Pokdepinion: I am a bit underwhelmed by the design, but the features here seems pretty interesting. I am curious about how much bigger can this year’s Note get though with the Ultra sitting at 6.9″.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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