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Technology Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra specs: What's new and what's different?

19:15  12 february  2020
19:15  12 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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They're big, powerful and ultra-luxe. At Samsung Unpacked today, the company announced the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone and its newest lineup of flagship handsets called the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. The phones share powerful hardware and have new features that signal the direction of where phones are heading -- namely, 5G connectivity (which all three phones have) and screens with a higher, 120Hz refresh rate.

From left to right: The Galaxy S20 Plus, the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Galaxy S20. Angela/CNET© Provided by CNET From left to right: The Galaxy S20 Plus, the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Galaxy S20. Angela/CNET

But the phones have key differences as well. The 6.2-inch Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the bunch, followed by the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch display. In addition, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus both have a wide-angle, telephoto and ultrawide cameras, but the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra have one extra camera. This fourth one is a time-of-flight camera that measures depth for AR applications.

Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra specs vs. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus: What's new and what's different

  Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra specs vs. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus: What's new and what's different Samsung announced three flagship phones for 2020. Here's how they're different from last year's Galaxy S10 phones.But the phones have key differences among each other as well. The 6.2-inch Galaxy S20 is the smallest of the bunch, followed by the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch display. In addition, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus both have a wide-angle, telephoto and ultrawide cameras, but the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra have one extra camera. This fourth one is a time-of-flight camera that measures depth for AR applications. Because the phones belong to Samsung's marquee line, they're expensive.

On top of that, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 40-megapixel selfie cam, and it can zoom up to 100X. With these standout camera features, the Ultra is the most high-end of the trio.

Because the phones belong to Samsung's marquee line, they're expensive. The S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra start at $1,000, $1,200 and $1,400, respectively (£799, £999, £1,199 in the UK). Preorders begin February 21 through March 5, and they land in stores March 6.

  Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra specs: What's new and what's different? © Angela Lang/CNET

For more on their differences, check out the spec comparison chart below. And if you want to read more, check out CNET's Galaxy S20 hands-on.

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