The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G represents the most premium smartphone in the S20 series. It features a blend of good design and beastly specs. In this article, we explore the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra 5G specs and price, which will help you make your purchase decision.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.9-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (511 ppi)
- Android 10, One UI 2
- 12GB RAM / 16GB 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
- 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Camera and 40MP Front Camera
- 5G Support
- Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
- 45W Fast Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
The Design and Display
Coming from the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus, there isn’t much to say about the design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. You have got the same design in a bigger and thicker chassis, with more weight and a more conspicuous rear camera bump.
The rear is home to camera bump housing quad cameras and a camera flash. Below the camera bump is the Samsung Logo, which indicates its a Samsung smartphone.
The front of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is home to what presents its self as being the biggest display in the S20 series of smartphones and also the biggest display on Samsung ‘S’ series of smartphones.
A Bigger Display
Fun fact, the 6.9-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is bigger than the 6.8-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, making the display on the S20 Ultra 5G bigger than the biggest Galaxy note device released last year.
The Display is a 6.9 inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, a screen density of 511 ppi and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Please note that by the default, the refresh rate on the display on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is set to 60Hz, which may be a conscious effort to save battery.
Also, note that the resolution of the display drops to 1080 when 120Hz refresh rate is activated, as opposed to the 60Hz with a 1440 resolution combo.
Similar to its less premium siblings in the S20 series and also the Samsung Galaxy A51, the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra 5G features a punch-hole selfie camera, situated in the middle of its display.
Beneath the display is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, designed to protect your stored data.
Speaking of durability, the smartphone features glass on front and back, and also a metal frame. It has an IP68 water and dust rating, which claims it can survive in 1.5m of water for 30mins.
The smartphone offers two color variants. It comes in Cosmic Grey and cosmic black. Which may end up being a dilemma, if you don’t like any of the colors.
Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G to that of its less premium siblings, it’s easy to that camera hardware has gone from excellent to insane.
It features camera hardware that pushes resets the status quo, pushes the boundaries of smartphone camera technology, you have got one of the most powerful cameras on any smartphone.
The quad-camera system is home to a whopping 108MP primary camera, with an aperture of f/1.8, a 48MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/3.6, a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 0.3MP time of flat sensor, which is aimed at improving depth of field.
The Possibilities with this camera setup is quite numerous. For starters, you get the ability to shoot 8k videos at 24fps. You get to 720p videos at 960fps for slow-mo, super steady video mode and also 100x zoom, which way more than the 50x digital zoom of the Huawei P30 Pro
The Selfie camera is a 40MP camera, with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of shooting 4k videos in 30/60fps and also 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Remember when we used to think the never released Turing Cadenza had insane specs? Samsung may have been holding their horses.
Fast forward to today, we have a very powerful smartphone, with a spec combo many thoughts was impossible until now.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G can be best described as a beast of a smartphone, it totally crushes the specs game. You have specs that are certainly going to crush any power-intensive tasks in the smartphone space.
The Global version features an Octa-core Exynos 990 processor and the Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, while USA variants will feature an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and the Adreno 650 GPU.
Both Global and USA versions feature either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. You have got the option of either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The smartphone also features a non-removable 5000mAh battery, which is the biggest in the S20 series of smartphones.
The smartphone features 45W wired fast charging, 15W wireless charging. You also get reverse wireless charging at 9W.
On the software side, the smartphone runs the One UI 2, on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G features a USB Type C (USB 3.2) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 5G as the smartphone supports 5G networks.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G price starts at $1199 at leading global online stores like Amazon and AliExpress. The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G costs around 370,000 Naira in Nigeria.
The smartphone was announced in February 2020 and went on sale in March 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G:
- 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 / 16GB RAM
- Colours: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black
- Dimension: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 222 g
- SIM Type: Nano / eSIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.9-inches Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3200 pixels, Always-On Display, HDR10, 120Hz (up to FHD resolution), 511 ppi
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 108MP (wide) f/1.8 + 48MP (Telephoto)f/3.6 + 12MP (ultrawide) f/2.2 + 0.3MP (depth) f/1.0 Quad-Camera
- Rear Camera Features: 4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, Gyro-EIS & OIS, Dual-Video Recording.
- Front Camera: 40 MP (wide), f/2.2, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, 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: –
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 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: 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300), 77(3700), 78(3500); SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: –
- EDGE: –
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 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: –
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- 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: –
- 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 Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 45W Fast Charging Capacity