Samsung, yesterday, announced the launch of its next-generation Galaxy S-Series flagship-class devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The event saw Samsung reveal three new phones – the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra – all three with flagship-class specifications, and improved camera features. In case you are interested in buying a new flagship device later this year and happened to be waiting for the Galaxy S-Series launch, you now have the option to buy not one or two – – but three different variants of the device. In this article, we take a look at the key differences between these variants and how much they differ from each other in terms of pricing and features.
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Samsung Galaxy Ultra: Pricing
While Samsung is yet to announce the official India prices for these devices, we can take a hint looking at the international prices of the three variants. The company has revealed that the prices for the Galaxy S20 start at $999 (Rs 72,000), while the base version of the Galaxy S20+ will set you back by $1199 (Rs 85,000). If you are in the mood to splurge, you will need to pay more than $1,399 (Rs 100,000) for the base version of the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Samsung Galaxy Ultra: Specifications
All the devices in the new Galaxy S20 series feature the Exynos 990 SoC for the Indian market. International versions get the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The models that will be sold here also lack 5G support and typically come with slightly lower storage and RAM variants compared to the international variants. Only the S20 Ultra seems to be an exception with both the international and Indian versions getting similar storage and RAM options. The Galaxy S20 in India comes in a single variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Galaxy S20+ and the S20 Ultra are offered in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB options.
All three handsets get Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays with QHD+ resolution and support for 120Hz refresh rates — which is only available if you opt for the lower FHD+ resolution. The Galaxy S20 is the smallest in size of the three versions and gets a 6.2-inch panel while the S20+ gets a larger 6.5-inch display. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the largest of the trio with a 6.9-inch panel.
All three phones get large batteries with support for fast charging. The S20 gets a 4,000 mAh battery while the S20+ uses a 4,500 mAh battery. The S20 Ultra uses a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. The other two phones get by with 25W fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Samsung Galaxy Ultra: Camera Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and the S20+ get near-identical camera specifications. The only difference is that the S20+ gets an additional camera for depth sensing. There are three cameras on the S20 with the primary camera and the ultra-wide camera using 12MP sensors. The third camera on the phone gets a 64MP sensor with a telephoto lens. All three cameras support OIS.
The Samsung Galaxy S20, on the other hand, gets a 108MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and support for PDAF and OIS. The secondary camera on the device is a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field-of-view. The phone also gets a 48MP telephoto lens with f/3.5 aperture with support for PDAF, and OIS. The fourth camera is a 3D ToF sensor for depth sensing.