Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G: Specifically designed with 5G in mind, the Galaxy S20 ultra 5G is the most expensive among all three Galaxy S20 released. We are going to name the Galaxy S20 ultra 5G the King of flagship smartphones thus far and for good reasons. We already named the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ the princess and Queen respectively.
This phone is launched with two different chipsets, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7nm+) chipset which has 5G modem integrated in along with the SOC and the Exynos 990 (7 nm+) which comes without an integrated 5G modem. Although the phone is launched with two different chipset, it will only come in a 5G variant. In fact, it is the only phone with a none 5G variant in the Galaxy S20 series.
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The Galaxy Ultra 5G has bigger display size and is a little heavier compared with the other phones released in the Galaxy S20 series. Maybe the fact that it has bigger battery contributes to this.
What are the reasons why this phone is among the most talked about smartphones of 2020 already. Well we have put together the complete specifications of the Galaxy S20 ultra 5G below. We’ll be skipping all the technical grammars and focus on user experience and expected phone performance.
Build and Display
All flagship Smartphones released by Samsung have always been known to have premium designs using the best materials. Well, the Galaxy S20 ultra 5G comes with bigger display size. With a display size of 6.9 inches, it uses the Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
It is built with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame. Like the others, the Galaxy S20 ultra 5G is dust and water resistant and uses Gorilla Glass 6 for its display protection. Uses HDR10+ to enhance display and it also comes with [email protected], [email protected] refresh rate.
Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
This phone is not only beautiful on the outside but also comes with brains and loads of power. The phones comes in two variants depending on the chipset, the Exynos 990 (7 nm+) for Global market or Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) for USA market. Both chipset are very powerful chipsets that have incredible features. Both variants have 5G enabled for all users.
For example, both comes with new AI machine and Bixby natural language commands and dictation (just like Siri in iPhone). These chipsets also supports 8K video, dual video and megapixels more than 100MP. Coupled with their high performing GPU Mali-G77 MP11 – Global and Adreno 650 – USA, this phone is can perform heavy tasks with ease.
The phone comes in three variants, the 12GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage, 12GB RAM/256B Internal Storage and 12GB RAM/512GB Internal Storage. There is also a space for external storage via microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot). This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size.
This is going to be among the most exciting features of the phone. Most people like taking good photos and videos. The Galaxy S20+ comes with a quad rear camera. A 108 Megapixel wide, a periscope 48 megapixel telephoto with 10x optical zoom, a 12 megapixel ultrawide and 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth). These cameras can shoot 8k videos, have super steady video mode, comes with OIS and gyro-EIS enabled.
Up front the phone uses a 40 megapixel camera placed in a tiny hole in the middle of the phone. The front camera can shoot 4k videos with the dual video call and Auto-HDR features enabled. With 108MP main shooter, one can only imagine the picture quality and size. But hey, there is a huge storage and big RAM to handle the processes.
Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good as that is the latest Android version available. It is also accompanied by the One UI 2 graphical user interface. Galaxy S20+ is powered by a 5000mAh with fast charge enabled, wireless charge and reversible charge feature. You can use the phone for a long time and also get it fully charged in no time. We put together the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G in the table below.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Download Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps|
|Dimensions||166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm (6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||222 g (7.83 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6)|
glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|OS (Operating System)||Android 10.0; One UI 2|
|Chipset (Processor)||Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global|
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
|CPU Details||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global|
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11 – Global|
Adreno 650 – USA
|Card Slot (SD Card)||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal Storage||128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM|
|Quad Lenses||108 MP (wide) PDAF, OIS|
Periscope 48 MP (telephoto) PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP (ultrawide) AF, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps|
[email protected], HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Sound Enhancements||32-bit/384kHz audio|
Tuned by AKG
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass |
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Fast battery charging 45W: 100% in 58 min|
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
|Colors||Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black|
|Messages||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
This phone will cost about N640,300 when it eventually comes to Nigeria. With the quality it is offering, its very difficult to argue if the its worth the price.
The price of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in Nigeria is N420,000 Naira. Which means you have to be holding a minimum of the amount in your pocket, wallet, purse, credit/prepaid card or bank account. And you can get the phone from all the major stores across the country.