Samsung skips 9 numbers to unveil Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra at Unpacked 2020

Samsung skips 9 numbers while Apple skipped number 9.

Samsung finally took the wraps off its new Galaxy S20 lineup, putting an end to the incessant stream of leaks, speculation, and even official teasers. This time around, the company is releasing 3 devices, but there is a simple but significant change.

Not S11, Samsung skips 9 numbers by jumping from 10 to 10 and now S20 becomes an official name of the next generation of the Galaxy S series as a successor to the S10 series. The number 20 sounds like Samsung intentionally make it be the 2020's which is exposed primarily in the official introduction video.

Unpacked 2020

The new S20 lineups have a standard Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. At a glance on their rear side, long rectangular cameras bump design reaches our eyes. The camera design has its identical look to the previously announced before CES 2020, Galaxy A51, and A71. Here's what you should know about Galaxy S20 variants, let's dive deep.

Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20

With an identical look to A51 and A71, the Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch WQHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9, a resolution of 1440x 3200 pixels, and, most significantly, a refresh rate of 120Hz. Samsung finally baked in their flagship a higher refresh rate display and it's amazing. The monitor also includes support for HDR10+ and security for Gorilla Glass 6 on top. While Galaxy Z Flip with unfold form factor gets an aspect ratio of 21.9:9, Galaxy S20 comes in between this and CinemaWide 21:9. 


Samsung Galaxy S20 is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 chipset, but you can expect the smartphone to be backed up by the company's Exynos 990 in-house chipset as well in select markets. This means it will support 5G networking but the S20 also has a 4G-only version. It's combined with 8GB of internal storage and 128GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S20 features a triple camera system with a primary 12MP camera, a 3x optical zoom, a 30x digital zoom, a 64MP telephoto camera, and an ultra-wide-angle 12MP camera. There's also a selfie camera of 10MP (f/2.4) housed in the top punch-hole. You'll also get dual-OIS support, Super Steady mode, 8K video recording, and other software features including Single Take, where the phone captures nearly any kind of photo/video option available in the camera app.

Galaxy S20 equipped with a 4,000mAh 45W fast-charging battery pack, 15W wireless charging, and 9W wireless reverse charging support. You'll get a 25W fast charger in the package though. For charging, there is a USB Type-C port on board, IP68 dust/water resistance, and no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Talking about its software, it will run on the Company's OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10.

Galaxy S20 will be available in 3 variations of colors including Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink.

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Samsung Galaxy S20+ isn't much different from the standard S20. It carries a wide AMOLED 6.7-inch display with the same specifications and a high refresh rate. Even, the internal part such as CPU, RAM, and storage is also kept the same.


About camera and battery, Galaxy S20+ features only minor upgrades. The triple camera setup of the Galaxy S20 is accompanied by a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor for enhanced mapping of depth data, better portraits, and more. The selfie camera and all the features of the phone will remain the same. Instead of 4,000mAh, Galaxy S20+ packed with 4,500mAh.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ will be available in three colors namely Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, and Cloud Blue.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Among the S20 lineups, Galaxy S20 Ultra made an appearance to catch every eye. This S20 Ultra is born to be the main product of the series and compete with the rivals. With this high-end flagship phone, which boasts a different camera setup than the other two Galaxy S20 smartphones, Samsung has certainly perked up its camera efforts.

S20 Ultra

With the same features, resolution, and high refresh rate, the Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a slightly larger 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display. On your most luxurious flagship model, you can not miss out on the 120Hz refresh rate. The internal specs stay the same but you get up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage options.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a rear quad-camera system with a 108MP main camera, combined with an ultra-wide-angle 12MP camera, a 10x optical zoom 48MP telephoto camera, and 100x digital zoom which is called Space Zoom, and finally a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. The selfie camera is picking up a big update here too. Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 40MP selfie camera in the middle of the punch-hole cut-out.

Samsung is also pretty generous with its new flagships having battery packs. Compared with other models, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has an even bigger 5,000mAh battery. Galaxy S20 Ultra is available in two types of colors which are Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.

Galaxy S20 Pricing

The standard Galaxy S20 is priced from USD999, USD1199 for the Galaxy S20+, and up to USD1399 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you've known, Samsung makes the Galaxy Z Flip come first while the Galaxy S20 series will be up for pre-order next week from February 21 and will go on sale from March 6.