Quick look at Samsung’s latest high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra


Alongside the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy S20 Ultra — a 5G model fully spec-ed out version offering the best the company can offer in a flagship phone. The specification of this phone are packed to the gills which may explain the high starting cost of $1399. It’s worth noting that the rest of the Galaxy S20 phones support 5G as well though limited to Sub-6 5G bands while this version adds mmWave 5G that boosts faster 5G speeds.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra adopts most of it’s design elements from the Galaxy S20 but with a much bigger display measuring in at 6.9 inches. It’s a Quad HD Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that accentuates the smoothness with interaction with the display. A punch-hole camera is located in the top middle part of the screen which unlike the 10 mega-pixel version in the S20 and S20 Plus, is a 40 mega shooter with f/2.2 aperture in the S20 Ultra. A fingerprint scanner is located under the display as well.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra front (Credit: Marques Brownlee)

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The camera unit is the biggest differentiator between this phone and the rest of the S20 flagships. The S20 Ultra features a Quad camera setup with a massive 108 mega-pixel f/1.8 wide sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, Periscope 48 mega-pixel f/3.6 telephoto lens with 10x hybrid optical zoom, 12 mega-pixel f/2.2 ultrawide sensor and finally a 0.3 mega-pixel Time-Of-Flight 3D depth sensor for added detail when taking photos.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra back (Credit: Marques Brownlee)

The sep-up is aimed at maximizing potential for when taking photos especially for professional users who’s focus is to attain the best flexibility and detail when taking photos using a phone.

The S20 Ultra boosts impressive internal specs as well. It’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with either 12 GB or 16 GB of RAM for the 128 GB and 512 GB storage variants respectively and added micro-SD card expansion. It runs Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10 out of the box. It has a huge 5000mAh battery and supports up to 45 Watt fast charging with an included adapter. It supports wireless charging as well. It is also IP68 water and dust resistant as the rest of the S20 line-up.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra will start at $1,399 for the 128 GB version and $1599.99 for the 512 GB model and will launch on the 6th of March.