Another year, another flagship Samsung smartphone range has been unveiled. There is a mild crease where the display bends but we didn't find it to be as pronounced as the one on the Galaxy Fold, even when we ran a finger over it.
For example, they have better screens, bigger batteries, more powerful processors, and dramatically improved cameras. When you use Single Take mode on your laughing baby, for example, the S20 will save a brief video loop, an ultra-wide shot, a version with a filter applied by AI and a cropped option. In the United Kingdom, a 4G version of the S20 is a little cheaper, at £799. All three are Infinity-O AMOLED displays with 20:9 aspect ratios and a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels.
Now, this might just be us, but if we're shelling out well over a thousand dollars for a new phone, a crease anywhere on the screen, least of all the middle, is really not ideal. Some will be able to navigate their way around using just one hand, but for others it might be a slight stretch.
Samsung's jammed as much RAM as some laptops into the Galaxy S20 - 8GB, which means that you can expect buttery-smooth performance regardless of what you're doing. I'd personally need a lot more convincing before getting a foldable handset like the Z Flip.
The microsite also reveals the design of the upcoming Galaxy M31. The list of features goes on, but we know you're here for the deals.
"It can position the Galaxy S20 family as the ultimate Android smartphone that also delivers a future-proof purchase given the support for 5G, 8K video, and an advanced camera". The two standout features are a 108MP main camera and a 10x hybrid optical zoom lens that has a periscopic arrangement, using a prism to direct light sideways into the body of the phone, similar to that used by Huawei on its P30 Pro a year ago for a 5x zoom.
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Previous year it introduced the Galaxy Fold, which featured a plastic display, but was largely panned in its debut. Even with mainstream devices like LG flagship phones, it can be hard to find good cases in USA retail stores hugely dominated by Apple and Samsung accessories.
But how do the new devices stack up against their main rival, the iPhone 11 Pro?
The big news from an AV perspective is the headphone jack.
The Galaxy S20 features powerful new cameras that now allow users to record in 8K with fast 5G wireless connectivity. You get a USB Type-C connector and speaker at the bottom, and a flattened power button on the side, which also houses the capacitive fingerprint sensor. Then different people can take turns controlling playback.
Furthermore, the S20 Ultra has the capability of 10-times hybrid optic zoom, as well as up to 100-times super resolution zoom.