Samsung revealed its latest flagship devices at a launch event in San Francisco this week, including the Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
The Galaxy S20 5G series introduces a new camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung's largest image sensor to date. In Canada, the S20 5G, S20+ 5G and S20 Ultra 5G are the first Samsung devices able to power new mobile experiences that take advantage of sub-6 capabilities. All three devices are capable of delivering non-standalone and standalone 5G capabilities.
With a larger image sensor available on the Galaxy S20 5G series, camera resolution is significantly increased for more detailed images with added flexibility for editing, cropping, and zooming. Galaxy S20 5G and Galaxy S20+ 5G have a 64MP camera while the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G has a 108MP camera. Another benefit is that the larger sensors take in more light, so you get rich image quality even in low light situations. The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G lets you shift dynamically between a high resolution 108MP mode and a 12MP mode, thanks to nona-binning technology which combines nine pixels into one at the sensor level.
With Space Zoom technology on the S20 5G series that uses a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom, which includes AI-powered digital zoom, even when you are far away you can zoom in close. Use up to 30X zoom on the S20 5G and S20+ 5G, or step-up to the folded lenses on the S20 Ultra 5G, which uses AI powered, multi-image processing to reduce quality loss at high zoom levels so that users can experience Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X.
The S20 5G series phones can take images using Live Focus, cropped, and Ultra Wide. They can also shoot 8K videos that can be streamed to a Samsung QLED 8K TV; stills can also be grabbed from 8K videos. Super Steady helps stabilize the action in photos, along with AI motion analysis.
The phones offer integration with Spotify and Bixby Routines for music playback; use Music Share to extend your paired Bluetooth connection to a car stereo or speaker. Video chat through deep integration with Google Duo, bringing new Duo features first to Galaxy S20 series. Now, from the dialer, you can tap Duo to start a video call and enjoy, for the first time ever, FHD quality. Google Duo is compatible across operating systems, so you are not limited in who you can video chat with. Fit the entire family in the frame, using the wide lens; and talk to up to eight friends at once.
Samsung has partnered with YouTube so you can upload your 8K videos directly to the video sharing site, enjoying fast upload speeds thanks to the 5G connectivity. Galaxy users can get up to four free months of YouTube Premium to enjoy YouTube ad-free, offline, and while the screen is off. A YouTube Premium subscription is required.
There's also an improved Netflix experience that allows you to discover and access content through Samsung Daily, Bixby, and Finder. The 120Hz display, meanwhile, is ideal for smooth gaming. Later this Spring, Samsung partner, Microsoft, will launch its popular Forza Street in the Galaxy Store, marking the first time the game is coming to mobile. Combined with a fast processor, 12GB of RAM, audio tuned by AKG and a game booster working in the background to optimize settings for peak performance, the Galaxy S20 5G series offers a powerful gaming experience.
The most secure device Samsung has ever made, the Galaxy S20 5G series is protected by Knox and features a new, secure processor that better protects against hardware-based attacks.
Powered by a big, intelligent battery, the phones come with a 25W fast charger, while the S20 Ultra 5G supports 45W Super Fast charging as well. The entire series is equipped with massive storage as standard (128GB for Galaxy S20 5G; 128GB, 256GB and 512GB for Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G).
Each devicies uses Samsung's intuitive One UI 2 and can be used to control compatible smart home devices with SmartThings, for health and wellness via Samsung Health, and to pay for items at compatible retail terminals using Samsung Pay.
Meanwhile, the new Samsung Galaxy Buds+ complement the experience with sound by AKG. They feature two-way speakers, three mics, and battery life that's up to 11 hours for the Galaxy Buds+ and an extra 11 hours in the case. Galaxy Buds+ app and Galaxy Buds+, is now iOS compatible as well. With the Spotify partnership, you can listen to tunes and podcasts by hitting play with a single press. In Canada, Galaxy Buds+ will be available for $200 in black, blue, and white.
The Galaxy S20 smartphone series will be available starting on March 6, 2020 in various, classic colours.19 Pre-order will begin February 11 until March 5, 2020, with Galaxy Buds+ gift with purchase. The Galaxy S20 5G will come in Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue (128GB + 12GB - $1,320), the Galaxy S20+ 5G: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black (128GB + 12GB - $1,580); (512GB +12GB - $1,780-Black only); and the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black (Samsung exclusive) (128GB + 12GB - $1,850) (512GB + 16GB - $2,110 - Grey only).
As an additional bonus, Galaxy S20+ 5G or Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G devices pre-ordered from www.samsung.com/cabetween February 11 and March 5, 2020 will be eligible for up to 2,000 AIR MILES bonus miles with purchase.