Samsung Galaxy S20: A cheat sheet

Samsung’s new Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra phones boast 5G connectivity, as many as four rear camera systems, an Infinity-O display, and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

With the new Galaxy S20 family unveiled at Samsung Unpacked in San Francisco on February 11, Samsung has launched three different 5G phones under the same lineup: The S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. All three Samsung models come with built-in 5G, an Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, and a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 processor, but each has different display sizes and different camera specs.

SEE: Samsung Galaxy S20: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

How do the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra compare?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 sports a 6.2-inch 3,200×1,440px Wide Quad HD+, Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display. The rear cameras include a 12-megapixel main wide, a 12-megapixel ultra wide, and a 64-megapixel telephoto, and offer a 3X optical zoom and a 30X digital zoom. The rear cameras can shoot 8K video at 24 frames per second. In front is a 10-megapixel camera that can shoot 4K video at 60FPS.

The S20 is packed with 12 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage that can be

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: A cheat sheet

The next foldable Samsung smartphone is here, and it’s taking design cues from old-school flip phones. Here’s what developers and business pros need to know about the Galaxy Z Flip.

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Samsung has formally announced its next foldable smartphone: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The Z Flip comes from the same company that built last year’s Galaxy Fold, but it changes in several ways that may make a huge difference for interested buyers.

The Galaxy Z Flip has a new hinge design, which makes it possible for it to have an AMOLED screen made of seamless, foldable glass (according to Samsung); it has a familiar form factor in its clamshell design; and it competes directly with the new generation of Motorola Razr foldable smartphones.

With the Razr competing in the same market and the reputation-marring, problem-plagued Galaxy Fold less than a year in the past, life may be tough for the Galaxy Z Flip. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a good fit for some users, but with folding smartphones still a new form factor, it might remain more of a niche device.

SEE: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

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The best deals for the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G

Samsung’s latest line of flagship phones were unveiled at the annual Unpacked event on Feb. 11. While the phones are brand new, vendors are already cutting deals on them.

Samsung announced the newest collection of Galaxy models during its Unpacked event: The Galaxy S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G. The phones will be available for preorder on Feb. 21 and for sale to the public March 6. 

SEE: Special report: How 5G will transform business (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Equipped with next generation network connectivity, the S20 5G series is an impressive line, with a price tag to reflect that. The S20 5G is $999, the S20 5G Plus starts at $1,199, and the S20 5G Ultra starts at $1,399.

However, many retailers and mobile providers are actually featuring deals on the brand new devices. Here are the best ones: 

Cellular providers deals on Samsung S20 5G


Samsung marketed the S20 5G series as operating on Verizon 5G, however Verizon doesn’t appear to be offering special deals. Per usual, the mobile carrier is offering financing opportunities. The S20 Ultra 5G will start at $58.33 a month for 24 months;  the S20 Plus

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Galaxy S20 camera: The 5 best features

Every smartphone promises the best and latest camera technology. Does Samsung deliver with the Galaxy S20?

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra – Front

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At Samsung Unpacked in San Francisco on Feb. 11, the company unveiled its latest smartphone offering: The Samsung Galaxy S20. 

The new smartphone comes with dozens of new features but Samsung made considerable changes to the camera, building it out to provide upgraded photo and video capabilities.

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“Our smartphones need one thing above all else: A powerful camera. We spent months asking thousands of smartphone users across the world what mattered most when it came to cameras. No matter who we asked or where they lived, we got the same answer. Quality, quality, and quality,” said Drew Blackard, Samsung’s vice president of smartphone and IoT product management.

“It’s 2020: We rely on our phones to document and share our entire lives, so we rebuilt the Galaxy S20’s entire camera system to change the way we capture.”

Here are six new camera features that will come with the Samsung Galaxy S20.

1. Three-camera system

The S20 and S10 phones

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Samsung’s Z Flip has a cool hinge and a helpful split screen UX

Find out how Samsung’s new foldable phone, which goes on sale on Valentine’s Day for $1,380, compares to Motorola’s Razr.

Samsung jumped right in with the most anticipated news at Unpacked and put the Z Flip at the top of the show. The foldable phone changes the shape and size of the smartphone as well as how we use it, a Samsung spokeswoman said. 

“The Z Flip is smooth and sleek in my hand and snuggly in my pocket,” she said, taking it in and out of her pocket throughout the presentation.

The screen is ultra thin glass that will fold up to 200,000 times, according to Samsung. The hideaway hinge connects both halves of the phone and prevents dust and sand from getting into the phone.

The phone goes on sale Friday, Feb. 14 with a $1,380 price tag. Buyers will get a subscription to YouTube premium.

When the phone is folded, a small screen shows the time, date, and alerts. Users can also take a selfie when the phone is closed and use the cover screen as a view finder. The phone has a 6.7-inch screen and comes in mirror purple, mirror black, and mirror gold in some

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Samsung Galaxy S20: The 10 best features for business users

Samsung Galaxy’s S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G bring next generation connectivity and major phone upgrades.

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S20 5G flagship phones at its Unpacked event on Monday in San Francisco. The series has three different models—the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra—that all work on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network as well as Verizon’s 4G LTE network.  

The previous collection from Samsung included the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. Rather than sticking with numerical order and releasing a Galaxy S11 series, the mobile provider skipped to S20. 

SEE: Special report: How 5G will transform business (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The newest phones pack quite a punch, which is evident in the pricing. While the Galaxy S20 starts at $999, the Galaxy S20 Plus at $1,199, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra at $1,399. 

Preorders for the S20 phones will be available for sale on March 6. 

“We are in a new era of mobile innovation,” said TM Roh, Samsung president and head of mobile communications, during Samsung Unpacked 2020. 

“Innovation that is more meaningful and personal; innovation that is more private and secure; innovation that will create more intelligent

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