id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Samsung offers the Galaxy S20 in three models.
Angela Lang/CNET The company that sells the most smartphones in the world, Samsung, goes first each year in unveiling its new flagship devices. This year, Samsung preempted its announcement of the new Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra by unveiling a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, less than 48 hours before the event for its new Galaxy S phones. If standing out against foldables wasn’t tough enough, unveiling its new foldable in a commercial during the Oscars made it even tougher.
The Galaxy Z Flip will steal most of the headlines at Samsung Unpacked 2020, but that device is all about taking on the reborn Motorola Razr. The new Galaxy S20 has bigger competition in mind — Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Pixel and Huawei’s high-end phones — the phones many more people will actually buy in 2020. And to Samsung’s credit, the highest-end model of the new Galaxy S20 has done eight things that have raised the bar for flagship phones:
1. Introduces a 100x zoom camera.
2. Takes 108-megapixel photos.
3. Integrates two forms of 5G: Sub 6 (standard) and millimeter-wave (super fast).
4. Adds a 120Hz AMOLED display for better video and gaming.
5. Offers 8K video recording.
6. Increases battery capacity to 5,000 mAh.
7. Includes a 25-watt fast charger in the box (and 우리카지노계열 supports a new 45-watt charger).
8. Debuts “Single Take” mode to capture 10 photos and four videos with the push of one button.
That’s the skinny. Now let’s dig into the details. I went hands-on with the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 phones before Samsung Unpacked, and I’ll share my first impressions.
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Last year’s flagship Samsung phones were the Galaxy S10 and 우리카지노쿠폰 S10 Plus, preceded by the S9 and S9 Plus in 2018. The 2020 models are the S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. So why has Samsung skipped from S10 to S20 in its branding, and why are there three models this year?
The 20 in S20 refers to 2020 — Samsung decided to swap from version numbers to years. All of the phone-makers take liberties in the numbers they use to name their products, but this move makes Samsung one of the first to tie the product name to the year, 우리카지노계열 which has some practical appeal. It also doesn’t hurt that the number is higher than the product number of most of its rivals, and human brains naturally tend to think bigger numbers are better.