The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus sits mid-way between the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It offers very powerful smartphone hardware packed in a well-designed chassis. In this article, we explore the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs and price.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Key Specs & Features
- 6.7-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (525 ppi)
- Android 10, One UI 2
- 12GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA), Octa-core Exynos 990 (Global)
- 128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB Built-in Storage, With Support For Storage Expansion Via Micro-SD
- 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Camera and 10MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
- 25W Fast Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 4500mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
Comparing the design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 plus to its more premium and less premium siblings, you have got three smartphones with similar designs. What differentiates them is actually their sizes.
The build properties of both the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and the S20 ultra are pretty much the same.
However with Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra features a stainless steel frame, while its less premium siblings feature an aluminum frame. You have got gorilla glass 6 on both the rear and front of all smartphones in the S20 series.
The rear features a quad camera, a camera flash and the Samsung moniker, which indicates its a Samsung smartphone.
The front of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is home to a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3200 and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus coming in five color variants. The color variants include Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black, Cosmic White, Blue, Red.
The Cameras may not be much of an upgrade coming from the standard Galaxy S20, but doing a comparison with the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, you have got reasons to be excited.
The Quad camera system comprises a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 64MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.0, a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 0.3MP depth camera with an aperture of f/1.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus lets you shoot 8k videos at 30fps, using its 64MP sensor. You also get to shoot 4k videos at 30 and 60fps, 1080 videos at 30,60 and 240fps, and lastly 720p slow-motion videos at 960fps.
The selfie camera is a 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of 4k video recording at 30 and 60fps and also 1080p videos.
Hardware and Software
Hardware specs wise, the Samsung Galaxy S20 plus isn’t much of an upgrade over the standard Samsung Galaxy S20. The major difference here is a bigger battery.
The Global version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus ships with an Octa-core Exynos 990 processor and a Adreno 650 GPU, while the USA version ships with an Octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor.
All countries get 12 gigs of RAM, storage options that include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, with option for storage expansion via Micro-SD.
The android phone houses a non-removable 4500mAh battery. It has support for 25W wired fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 9W reverse charging.
On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus runs the One UI 2 on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G features a USB Type C (USB 3.2) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.
Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus was introduced as a 5G enabled device, there will be 4G only models in some countries. Models up for pre-order in South Africa and India are reported to be 4G only.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus starts around $1200 for the base variant with 128GB, which is about 436,200 Naira, 120,772 KHS, and 6,414 GHC in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana respectively.
The smartphone was announced in February 2020 and is expected to go on sale in March 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:
- Platform: Android 10, One UI 2
- Processor: Octa-core, 2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 (Exynos 990) or Octa-core 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865)
- GPU: Mali-G77 MP11 (Global) or Adreno 650 (USA
- Memory: 12GB RAM
- Colours: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black, Cosmic White, Blue, Red
- Dimension: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 188 g
- SIM Type: Nano / eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual
- Display: 6.7-inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels, Always-On Display, HDR10, 120Hz (FHD), 525 ppi
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12MP (wide) f/1.8 + 64MP (Telephoto) f/2.0 + 12MP (ultrawide) f/2.2 + 0.3MP (depth) f/1.0 Quad-Camera
- Rear Camera Features: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected] HDR10+, Gyro-EIS & OIS, Dual-Video Recording.
- Front Camera: 10MP (wide), f/2.2, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected] , Dual Video Call, Auto-HDR
- Built-in Storage: 128GB/ 256GB / 512GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: –
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100,
- 3G CDMA EVDO: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
- 5G: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: –
- EDGE: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: –
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.2)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes (USA & CANADA only)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Under Display, Ultrasonic
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: Yes, Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15W
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard Certified)
- Water Resistant: Yes, Up to 1.5m for 30 mins
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4500 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 25W