|Expected Launch Date||:16-Mar-2020|
|Variants||:128GB Storage, 12GB RAM|
South Korean giant Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G smartphone. The device will have a 6.7-inch display screen and will be launched in 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM variants. Samsung will be launching three new flagship devices which include the Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G according to rumours. The upcoming flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G will run on Android 10 and will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The flagship devices will be unveiled at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Unpacker 2020 event which will be held on February 11, 2020, in San Francisco California. Samsung is expected to unveil the S20 flagship series along with its next-generation foldable phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G smartphone will have a bigger display than its predecessors. It is likely to support a 6.7-inch display with a taller aspect ratio and 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution. The phone will have a pixel density of 524 ppi. All the smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S20+ family will feature 120 Hz display according to rumours. The smartphone will come with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6). It will have an IP68 dust/water resistant body (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).
The smartphone will feature a quad rear camera set-up and a front selfie camera. The phone will also have a 3D ToF IMX516 sensor. The ultrawide camera will have an S5K2LA sensor with 12MP resolution. However, these are rumoured specifications. The S5K2LA family of sensors ranges from 1.25µm to 1.4µm pixels, depending on the exact model which could be found on the S20 series. A sensor in the rear quad camera setup will be able to capture the time of flight data. The phone will come with an LED flash, auto-HDR, and panorama shot.
All these Samsung Galaxy S20 models will come with a Sony IMX374 sensor for the selfie camera. It will have a 10 MP sensor with 1.22µm pixels and Dual Pixel AF, which is similar to the S10 and Note10 phones. The front selfie camera will support dual video call and Auto-HDR.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S20 could be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC in the United States. In India, the phone will be launched in the company’s own Exynos 990 octa-core processor which will be the equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Exynos 990 processor was unveiled by the company in late 2019 and will power it latest flagship devices. The new processor will bring a new GPU, support for 120Hz screens as well as offer a significant performance boost, claims Samsung.
The new flagship series will run on Android 10.0 based company’s proprietary One UI 2.
Battery and storage
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G smartphone will come with a powerful 5000 mAh battery. Rumours suggest that the phone will support 45W fast-charging that can charge the battery from 0-100 percent charge in just 74 minutes.
The smartphone will be launched in multiple storage variants including 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. It will also come with a microSD expandable phone memory that will increase the storage capacity to 1 TB.
Connectivity options include in the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G will be Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, USB- on the go, 4G, VoLTE, 5G and much more. The smartphone will support Dual SIM with dual standby. It will support USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The device will also come with NFC which will help in easy transfer of files between NFC enabled devices.
The smartphone will be launched in 8 GB / 12 GB RAM variants in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB internal storage. Samsung is reportedly adding a microSD card slot in its new flagship line which will allow users to expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 1 TB.
The Exynos 990 processor comes with two powerful custom cores, two high-performance Cortex A76 units and a power-efficient quad cluster of Cortex-A55 cores, claims Samsung. The chipset is dual-core NPU, but the DSP is improved, according to the company.
Samsung’s latest Exynos 990 processor was announced in October 2019 and will power its latest flagship phones. The new processor has been manufactured on the 7nm EUV process and will be 20% faster and more power-efficient than its predecessors Exynos 9820 and Exynos 9825, claims Samsung. The chipset also comes with a new modem which is a 5G-enabled Exynos Modem 5123.
The Exynos Modem 5123 is one of the first 5G modem chips which has been built on the 7nm EUV process. The chip can reach up to 3 Gbps downlink in LTE networks promises Samsung. In 5G, it supports up to 8CA and will be able to deliver a maximum DL speed of up to 5.1 Gbps in sub-6 GHz and 7.35 Gbps in mmWave.
The S20+ 5G smartphone will come with a loudspeaker and stereo speakers. It will not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The phone will be equipped with Dolby Atmos sound technology and tuned by AKG. It will come with NFC for easy file transfers. It will come with USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
The 5G smartphone will come with the usual array of sensors including proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, and much more. It will have an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as Face Unlock for additional security. The smartphone will support Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified). The phone will support Bixby’s natural language commands and dictation.
We will know more details about the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G nearer the phone’s launch date on February 11, 2020.
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