Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lineup

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Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lineup
Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lineup

Samsung’s new Galaxy s 20 lineup brings broad 5G, ultra high resolution cameras and super zoomed to the U.S. market. Now you’re going to pay for all that. Prices are a thousand dollars and up. But Samsung has really set the agenda for this year with these three phones. Let’s take a closer look. The Galaxy s 20 comes in three sizes. The smallest s twenty has a six point two inch screen. The S 20 plus has a six point seven inch screen and the S twenty ultra has a six point nine inch screen.

The screens are all M0 led, all quite HD and all curved at the edges.

The two smaller models have 10 megapixel front facing cameras, while the Ultra has a 40 megapixel camera, which can also take 10 megapixel photos with quad pixel beaning.

The screens now have 60 hertz and 120 hertz refresh rate modes.

The 120 hertz mode uses more battery, but it makes gaming and web scrolling super smooth. You’re not going to be able to get the new phones without five. The lowest end model will only have the slower, low and mid-band forms of 5G.

The two end models will have all three forms of five key.

The phones have big batteries, four to five thousand Milan powers to handle the stress of the new networks. Samsung also spent a lot of its time this year improving its cameras. All three models have regular, ultra wide and two X cameras with bigger overall sensors and better low light performance than last year. But the camera on the S 20 Ultra is special.

That s 20 Ultra has a one two eight megapixel main camera and a periscope zoom camera for up to 10 X hybrid optical zoom and up to one hundred X digital zoom at high zoom levels.

You see this handy guide to what you’re zooming into.

The one two eight megapixel camera can do nine pixel beaning four very sharp 12 megapixel images. Single take mode is probably the other coolest camera feature. You capture 10 seconds of the scene and then the phone automatically chops it up into what it thinks are the best short videos, photo stills and animations.

There’s no dedicated Bixby button, but Bixby isn’t going away.

You activate the assistant by holding the power button. Samsung says Bixby is still valuable because it enables more hardware device control than you can get with Google assistant other than Bixby. Samsung is trying to back away from offering its own apps, relying more on partners.

The dialer now includes Google duo as a default video call button, for instance.

I’m also sure we’re gonna see a lot of preloaded Microsoft apps. And of course, those carrier preludes.

You won’t find a fingerprint scanner or a headphone jack visible on these phones. As regards the headphone jack, Samsung is really pushing wireless earbuds.

The fingerprint scanner is under the display and sounds like the same hardware as last year, although Samsung says it’s improved the software. I’m glad to hear the phones have a micro SD card slot. Those hundred and eight megapixel images and eight K videos are going to take up a lot of space and they can quickly fill up the lower end models, 128 gigs of storage.

All three phones will have up to 12 gigs of RAM, with the Ultra having a 16 gig option.

You’ll be able to lock at least three apps into RAM through software settings so they’ll remain in the same state you left them. Of course, they’re accessories, too.

There’s gonna be a wide range of cases and new Galaxy Budd’s plus earphones with supposedly eleven hour battery life will verify that when we get them in for testing. We’ll have a full review of the new phones as soon as we can.

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