Samsung Galaxy S20 series brings full 5G connectivity and an AI camera with 100x zoom

Can you truly zoom into a Galaxy now?


Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S20 5G series today, bringing new camera architecture combining AI with the South Korean manufacturer’s largest image sensor. Over this decade, 5G will completely change how we communicate and Samsung wants to provide a next-generation device aimed at transforming people’s lives.

Entirely new camera with groundbreaking zoom

To bring out the best in every image, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series comes with a larger sensor. The S20 has a 64MP primary telephoto camera with a 12MP wide-angle and 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. The S20+ adds another Depth Vision sensor to the mix. The S20 Ultra, a new addition to Samsung’s flagship lineup takes things a further step with a 108MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP telephoto sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a Depth Vision sensor. With Samsung’s Nona Binning technology, the phone can combine 9 pixels into one at the sensor level.

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 5G series comes with a major emphasis on camera performance

Focusing on zoom, Samsung’s flagship series uses Space Zoom technology, which gives you 30x zoom on the S20 and S20+ alongside 3x optical. On the S20 Ultra, you not only get 10x lossless zoom but also 100x Space Zoom. To build on this, the Galaxy S20 also offers stunning 8K video shooting to capture true-to-life color and quality. And thanks to Super Steady and its anti-rolling stabilization and AI motion analysis, bumpy videos look smooth.

120Hz display tailored for multimedia

All three Samsung Galaxy S20 5G smartphones come equipped with 120Hz Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O displays with HDR10+ certification. This is a change from last year’s Galaxy S10+ which came with a dual-camera pill and instead, this year you find a 10MP single selfie camera on the front.

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The S20 comes in at 6.2-inches, the S20+ at 6.7-inches while the S20 Ultra at 6.9-inches. In particular, both the screen size and refresh rate takes mobile gaming to the next level. Samsung is even working with Microsoft to bring its Forza Street in the Galaxy Store this Spring, making it the first time the game is coming to mobile. Combined with the smartphone’s 8GB of RAM on the S20 and up to 16GB of RAM on the S20 Ultra, Exynos 990 7nm octa-core processor and enhancements such as AKG audio and a game booster, you will be able to enjoy peak performance from Samsung’s latest flagship series.

Endless connectivity and possibilities

For YouTube specifically, you will be able to take advantage of direct 8K video uploads. And harnessing the capabilities of 5G, upload speeds will be ultra-fast. Yet, whilst offering all of this flexibility in connectivity and sharing, this is Samsung’s most secure device with Knox. It protects the devices at the chip level and the software level and now also featuring protection against hardware based attacks.

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For you to enjoy your music or video streaming, the S20 series also packs a lot of storage and battery power. The Galaxy S20 features 128GB of storage, while the S20+ and S20 Ultra come in 128GB and 512GB flavors. You can expand this further up to 1TB using a micro-SD card. As for battery, the Galaxy S20 comes with a 4,000mAh cell, the S20+ with a 4,500mAh cell while the S20 Ultra with a 5,000mAh one. All three smartphones come with 25W fast chargers and wireless charging. In addition, the S20 Ultra also supports 45W Super Fast charging.

Pricing and availability

The trio of smartphones will be available starting March 6 globally while pre-orders for the devices begin on February 21. The Galaxy S20 will retail for Dh3,199 coming in gray, blue or pink finishes while the S20+ will start at Dh3,599 in gray, blue or black. Samsung’s highest-end Galaxy S20 Ultra will retail at Dh4,499 and will only come in a gray or black finish.