If you're interested in brand-new Samsung tech, Samsung's annual Unpacked event is not to be missed. San Francisco was the city of choice for the 2020 event, and five new handsets were unveiled: the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
Focusing on the most affordable flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is available in both a 4G and 5G option, with both variants offering the same game-changing camera, 8K video capabilities, and a refined Infinity-O display.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Design and Display
Despite having a larger screen than its predecessor (the Galaxy S10), the Galaxy S20 is a thinner device with, with a cinematic 20:9 aspect ratio.
There are no interruptions to be found on the front; the Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner has been built directly into the screen and the handset boasts an Infinity-O display. This means there's a tiny hole placed discreetly at the top-centre of the phone, housing the front-facing camera and ensuring your viewing experience remains uninterrupted - it's perfect for cinematic viewing on the go.
Speaking of the screen, Samsung has added a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ display to the device. With a 120Hz refresh rate, you can count on the phone to deliver true-to-life colour and an incredibly sharp picture. Such a high refresh rate will be particularly noticeable for smartphone gamers - smooth, lag-free gameplay is guaranteed with this latest Samsung Galaxy S flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera
Cameras are always a big deal when it comes to Samsung releases, and this phone is no different. Set to standout from any previous release, Samsung claims that the S20 range marks a massive leap forward for smartphone photography.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a triple-lens camera system on the rear, and 10MP single-lens camera on the front. The rear camera consists of a whopping 64MP telephoto lens, a 12MP Ultra Wide lens and a 12MP wide-angle lens, and all three sensors are larger than ever before. These upgraded sensors are extremely important when using the camera at night, helping to brighten up every image.
With a main 64MP lens, the S20 enables every budding smartphone photographer to shoot with clarity, and you won't need to worry about losing out on the quality of your images when you start cropping your snaps - this high-resolution ensures no details will be lost while you edit. The Ultra Wide lens, meanwhile, is designed to shoot at 120 degrees, helping you to broaden your horizons and really squeeze more into every photo.
The S20's rear camera is also capable of 30x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom, and thanks to optical image stabilisation you can say goodbye to blurry shots. There are loads of camera modes to explore as well, from Panorama and Live Focus to specialised modes for shooting food, during the night and more.
We can't forget about the Samsung Galaxy S20's video capabilities. An amazing feature is the device's ability to shoot in 8K at 24fps, as well as 4K at 60fps. You'll even be able to take 33MP stills from 8K videos, and you can ensure a smooth picture when you enable Super Steady Mode, which can be activated when filming in Full HD and HD.
The 10MP front-facing camera will unlock everything you could ever need for picture-perfect selfies, and it sits beside the facial recognition technology. You'll be able to create fun AR Emojis using the front camera, while the complex rear camera system means you can experiment with Samsung's 3D scanner and its Quick Measure feature, which use the telephoto lens to measure the dimensions of real-life objects.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Power
There are two variations of the Samsung Galaxy S20 available - the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 5G. As the title suggests, one model is 5G-ready, while the other offers 4G only but sits at a slightly lower price point.
If you choose the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G model, you'll be able to take advantage of next-level mobile network speeds, as well as noticeably reduced lagging and even faster downloads whenever you're in an area supported by 5G. A smoother performance is enhanced by an octa-core processor and the Exynos 990 chipset on both 4G and 5G devices.
With a micro SD card (sold separately), you can store up to 1.1TB of data, which can come in handy if you're a big gamer, or you're going to make the most of the 8K video recording capabilities. The S20 runs on Android 10 - the latest operating system, with Samsung's very own One UI 2 interface running over the top.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Battery
There's a lot to the Samsung Galaxy S20, and a large battery is a must to fuel all of those high-spec features. Stored away inside is a long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery, that not only provides all-day power, but monitors how you use your device too. It'll intelligently direct power to the apps you are using, and limit power to those running in the background.
Wired and wireless Fast Charging 2.0 means you can restore the phone to 100% at lightning-fast speed, and with PowerShare you'll always be able to help a friend in need. As long as they have a Qi-compatible device, you'll be able to transfer power from your phone to theirs - just put the handsets back-to-back.
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