Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy phones on the stage in San Francisco for Galaxy Unpacked 2020. Samsung unveiled several phones and a pair of earbuds during an event before the world. So let’s get started with the granddaddy of them all, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
We knew Samsung was planning on unveiling several versions of the Galaxy phones. And the top echelon for the Galaxy S line will be the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. A mighty long name with a hefty price tag of 1400 for the 128GB model and 1600 for the 512GB model. Available in Cosmic Black or Cosmic Gray for Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, or unlocked.
For this hefty fee, the S20 Ultra 5G will have a 6.9-inch display, 108MP camera, 5000 mAh battery, Space Zoom, which allows users to zoom in 100X to find some amazing shots, 8K video, and features the power of 5G. This phone is a beast and boasts of some major high-end specs that most users couldn’t even imagine being in a smartphone 5-10 years ago. And with the clear feature being the camera it speaks to why this phone contains a distinct camera bump on the back, which contains its massive camera sensors.
But if the S20 Ultra 5G is too much phone customers can scale back a little to the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G. And the starting price for this phone is $1200 for the 128GB model and $1350 for the 512GB model and available in Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray. This phone will come with a 6.7-inch display, 64MP camera with 30X Space zoom, and with a 4500mAh battery. Like the Ultra, the S20+ will come with the ability to shoot 8K video and have 5G capabilities.
The standard S20 5G will start at $1000, come in Cloud Pink, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Gray, with only 128GB storage option, 6.2-inch display, 4000 mAh battery, 64MP high-resolution camera, 30X Space Zoom, ability to shoot in 8K, and will have 5G capabilities.
These phones will also have fast charging as well as wireless sharing, which is the ability to charge earbuds and other wireless devices with your phone, IP 68 dust, and water-resistant, and Samsung’s Infinity-O 120hz refresh rate display with Gorilla Glass 6. Customers can reserve their phones today or wait until Feb 21st to preorder.
Another exciting and anticipated device to be announced was the Samsung Galaxy Z flip. The folding phone that will actually be using a 6.7-inch Ultra-thin glass, versus plastic, to provide a more compact and pocketable phone. Though the specs are mid-range, it does contain a few features from other Samsung phones. One notable feature will be the ability to reverse wireless charge, or what Samsung is calling “Wireless Powershare”, earbuds, watches, and other phones. The Z Flip will set you back about $1350 and will be available for all major US carriers starting Friday.
The last thing to note that Samsung announced yesterday was the Galaxy Buds+. Samsung’s 2nd version of last year’s Galaxy earbuds the Galaxy Buds. It will have 22 hours worth of battery life for 15 hours of talk time or 11 hours of streaming music. They will come in Cosmic Black, White, and Cloud Blue, and will be available for pre-order now or pickup as early as Friday.
I was honestly impressed with both the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip. The Ultra 5G impressed me with the 100X Space Zoom and the Flip for being what seems like a capable folding phone. I will have to wait and see how the Flip fair in durability tests before I can recommend this as a device worth buying, especially given the fact it will cost about $1400. That’s a lot of money for a mid-range phone, and if it is not set to hold up for 2 years it will be a big loss for the customer who bought it.