Similar to last year’s S10 family, the Galaxy S20 will come in three distinct variants… but with a big twist for 2020. While the Galaxy S10e opened the door to a cheaper Samsung S flagship, this year Samsung is going in the opposite direction with its new Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S20 Buyers Guide – Everything You Need to Know

The Samsung Galaxy S10e started at just $750, but the Galaxy S20 begins at $999 with higher-end models and configurations nearing the $1,500 mark. So what do these premium-priced devices bring to the table? Check out the full list of Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra specs below:

 Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3,200 x 1,440
20:9 ratio
120Hz refresh rate at 1080p
60Hz refresh rate at 1440p
HDR10+ certified
6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3,200 x 1,440
20:9 ratio
120Hz refresh rate at 1080p
60Hz refresh rate at 1440p
HDR10+ certified
6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED
3,200 x 1,440
20:9 ratio
120Hz refresh rate at 1080p
60Hz refresh rate at 1440p
HDR10+ certified
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990
RAM12GB12GB12 or 16GB
Storage128GB128 or 512GB128 or 512GB
MicroSDYes, up to 1TBYes, up to 1TBYes, up to 1TB
Battery4,000mAh
Fast wired and wireless charging
4,500mAh
Fast wired and wireless charging
5,000mAh
Fast wired and wireless charging
CamerasRear:
- Wide-angle: 12MP, 1/1.76", ƒ/1.8, 1.8µm
- Telephoto: 64MP, ƒ/2.0, .8µm
- Ultra-wide: 12MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.4µm

3x hybrid optical/digital zoom, Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x

Front:
- 10MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.22µm, AF
Rear:
- Wide-angle: 12MP, 1/1.76", ƒ/1.8, 1.8µm
- Telephoto: 64MP, ƒ/2.0, .8µm
- Ultra-wide: 12MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.4µm
- VGA time-of-flight sensor

3x hybrid optical/digital zoom, Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x

Front:
- 10MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.22µm, AF
Rear:
- Wide-angle: 108MP, 1/1.33", ƒ/1.8, .8µm
- Telephoto: 48MP, ƒ/3.5, .8µm
- Ultra-wide: 12MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.4µm
- VGA time-of-flight sensor

Hybrid optical/digital zoom at 10x
Super Resolution at 100x

Front
- 40MP sensor, ƒ/2.2, .7µm, AF
Connectivity4G LTE support
5G (sub-6GHz, DSS, TDD/FDD, SA and NSA, no mmWave)
4G LTE support
5G (sub-6GHz, DSS, TDD/FDD, SA and NSA, mmWave)
4G LTE support
5G (sub-6GHz, DSS, TDD/FDD, SA and NSA, mmWave)
Operating SystemOne UI 2.0
Android 10
One UI 2.0
Android 10
One UI 2.0
Android 10
Water resistanceIP68IP68IP68
SecurityUltrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlockUltrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlockUltrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock
ColorCosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud PinkCosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue, Aura Blue.Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black
Dimensions and weight69.1x151.7x7.9mm
163g
73.8x161.9x7.8mm
186g
76x166.9x8mm
220g

All three models feature the latest Snapdragon processors, tons of RAM, and plenty of bells and whistles. The biggest differences come down to camera features, display size, battery size, and even 5G support.

The camera package is probably the biggest point of divergence between the three phones. The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus essentially pack the same camera configuration, while the Ultra offers a notable upgrade over the two.

Both the S20 and S20 Plus have 12MP wide-angle sensors, 64MP telephoto lenses, ultra-wide 12MP sensors, and 10MP front-facing cameras. Both also offer 3x hybrid optical/digital zoom and Super Resolution Zoom up to 30x. The only difference is the S20 Plus adds a rear-facing time-of-flight sensor used to record depth information.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra S20 Plus S20

The Samsung S20 Ultra’s camera really shines on paper. You get the same ToF sensor as the S20 Plus but the actual camera configuration is completely different. At the center of the experience is a 108MP wide-angle sensor with ƒ/1.8 aperture. There’s also a 48MP telephoto lens and an ultra-wide 12MP sensor. Even the front facing camera gets upgraded to a 40MP sensor that uses pixel binning to produce a high-quality 12MP image. The Ultra is also capable of hybrid optical/digital zoom at 10x and Super Resolution Zoom up to 100x.

Samsung isn’t offering any smaller screen models this year, as the smallest screen is the Galaxy S20’s 6.2-inch display. The S20 Plus has a 6.7-inch display, while the Ultra has a whopping 6.9-inch screen. Regardless of the model, you’ll get Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED displays with support for 240Hz touch response and a refresh rate of 120Hz (only while set to 1080p mode). The improvements to the display technology this year should translate to smoother scrolling through menus and the UI, as well as smoother gaming for games that support 120Hz.

Battery sizes aren’t massively different across the S20 models. The S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra pack 4,000mAh, 4,500mAh, and 5,000mAh batteries, respectively. You’ll get fast wireless and wired charging support, with all three models including a 25W wired fast charger in the box. The Galaxy S20 Ultra also supports 45W fast charging, but the official Samsung 45W charger will cost $50 extra.

The good news about 5G this year is that it no longer requires a special model — all three phones support the tech. The downside is that only the S20 Plus and Ultra support mmWave technology ⁠— meaning 5G networks like Verizon won’t work with the standard Samsung Galaxy S20. There will also be a 4G only variant of the S20, but it will only be sold in select markets at a later date.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at rest

All three handsets are very expensive, very premium, and pack large displays. You really can’t go wrong with any of these phones, but the Ultra certainly stands out in terms of extras. The improved camera is extremely important, but even smaller things help differentiate it — like packing up to 16GB of RAM.

The idea of 16GB of RAM on a phone is absolutely nuts but it sounds very impressive on paper. Samsung is even actually giving the crazy amount of RAM a purpose by letting you pin five applications in RAM at all times. This should let you switch away and back seamlessly.

Samsung Galaxy S20 The latest and greatest from Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are super-premium 5G smartphones from the South Korean company. No matter what you're looking for, the Galaxy S20 line likely has something to suit your needs.

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