Finally, we are in the month of February. This means it is the month of tech. Today, Samsung unveils its latest flagship smartphone during its Galaxy Unpacked event. That is the Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones. Instead of two smartphones, Samsung unveils three of them which are the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra.
Galaxy S20 Ultra: Flagship with monstrous specs
The word “Ultra” itself defines that everything is extra in the S20 Ultra. You can view the Ultra device like the Pro devices in other smartphones which has the highest amount of specs.
First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features the largest 6.9″ Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. This is the largest display Samsung has ever created for a smartphone excluding the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It also has a punch-hole display which houses the selfie camera. We will talk about camera specs soon. Besides that, the Galaxy S20 Ultra also has a remarkable 120Hz refresh rate screen which allows you to scroll seamlessly. As usual, Samsung S20 Ultra is also packed with the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
Highest specs in a quad-camera smartphone
One of the best features of the S20 Ultra is the front and rear cameras. At the back of the S20 Ultra, it features a quad-camera setup which has a 108MP wide-angle as the main camera. It also has a 12MP ultra-wide camera a huge 48MP telephoto camera and also a DepthVision camera. Upfront it features a 40MP selfie camera. A 40MP camera? I don’t really think this going have any kind of difference at all. Probably Samsung packs all the highest camera specs because of the “Ultra” version device.
Apart from that, like our previous rumour on the Space Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features the 10x hybrid optic zoom and 100x super-resolution zoom. You also might be thinking Space Zoom means you can capture space photos too isn’t it. Well not really actually. It’s just a cool naming Samsung has it there.
The other eye-catching feature of the Galaxy S20 Ultra is for the first time ever the S20 Ultra supports 8K video recording. Hell yeah! 8K for a smartphone is the last thing I was expecting for this year 2020. Looks like 8K video recording is going be in most of the upcoming flagship smartphones for this year. Now, with the 8K video recording feature, Samsung introduces a new feature called 8K Video Snap. Using this feature you can first record the video and then you can zoom the video to take a 33MP still.
On top of that, there is also another new feature called Single Take. You can use this feature to take burst shot. But there is a catch in that, where the burst shot uses AI to capture multiple shoot variety format of images such as loop, rewind and also slo-mo. All of this is being done with just in this one-shot.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S20 Ultra features the Snapdragon 865 processor which is mated with mountainous 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Instead of a 1TB internal storage, Samsung decided to go with either 128GB, 256GB and 512GB internal storage options. However, you can still add additional storage via the microSD card slot for up to 1TB. I guess with the 1TB storage itself, you don’t have to delete any of your photos ever again on your smartphone.
Keeping the lights on is the 5,000mAh huge battery which can be charged with the USB-C. The Galaxy S20 Ultra also supports its 45W fast charging including the Fast Wireless Charging 2.0.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is now available in the US and also in Malaysia. In Malaysia, there is only the 128GB storage option which is now priced at RM4,999. However, in the US there is also the 512GB storage option which is priced at $999.99 (~RM4,137). The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in two colours which are Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray.