The S series from Samsung is getting a big reboot in 2020. Samsung has been consistently churning out S series devices since 2010. In 2020, we’ll be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra in Singapore.
The first thing that will surprise you is the name. Last year Samsung S series was the S10 and you would expect it to be S11 this year, but that’s not the case, as Samsung has gone with the S20 moniker and the reason is, these phones are much better than the S10 models.
So let’s see what Samsung is giving us with the S20 series!
Singapore Samsung Galaxy S20 Release Date
February 11th, 2020 is when Apple will be launching the Galaxy S20 in San Francisco at the Unpacked event.
There are going to be a host of other devices launched as well and we could see Samsung’s new folding phone as well!
Samsung will start shipping out the devices on March 6th, which is the official release date.
In Singapore, you can pre-order these devices starting February 12th, 2020. (It’s on pre-order now! )
Free Gift on Pre-Order
If you purchase one of the Samsung S20 series of phones, you get the latest Samsung Galaxy Buds+ for free. It’s normally worth $200+
Samsung Galaxy S20 Price in Singapore / Samsung S20+ Price in Singapore
Samsung Galaxy S20 is expected to be priced at S$1249. There are 4G and 5G versions and here is a simple price chart that can help you understand the pricing of the S20.
|Samsung S20 Series||Prices in SGD|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 – 4G version||$1298|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus – 4G version||$1498|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 5G version||$1898|
Now that we’ve covered the pricing and the release date. Let’s get to the meat of this article. The phones themselves!
Singtel Pricing for Samsung S20 Series
Singtel Combo Plans
|S20 Model||Combo 2||Combo 3||Combo 6||Combo 12|
|Galaxy S20 (128GB)||$788||$498||$368||$0|
|Galaxy S20+ (128GB)||$908||$598||$488||$88|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB)||$1188||$898||$788||$378|
Singtel XO Plans
|S20 Model||XO 48||XO 78||XO 108|
|Galaxy S20 (128GB)||$698||$418||$178|
|Galaxy S20+ (128GB)||$818||$538||$298|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB)||$1098||$828||$588|
M1 Pricing for S20
|Choose Base Plan and Plan Add-on||$40 Base Plan|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||$1,439||$1,099||$799||$599||$399|
Starhub Pricing for Samsung S20
|Galaxy S20 (128GB)||S$599||S$399||S$129||S$0|
|Galaxy S20+ (128GB)||S$799||S$499||S$399||S$99|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB)||S$1,099||S$799||S$649||S$499|
Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 + vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
|Features||Samsung Galaxy S20 Specs||Samsung Galaxy S20 + Specs||Samsung Galaxy Ultra 5G Specs|
|Display and Screen||6.2-inch, Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+||6.7-inch, Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+||6.9-inch, Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+|
|Storage||128GB + Micro SD||128GB + Micro SD||128GB + Micro SD|
|Battery||4000 mAh + 25W Fast Charging||4500 mAh + 25W Fast Charging||5000 mAh + 45W Fast Charging|
|Camera||Triple Camera Setup (12MP + 64MP + 12MP)||Triple Camera Setup (12MP + 64MP + 12MP)||Triple Camera Setup (108MP + 48MP + 12MP)|
|Colours||Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink||Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue||Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey,|
Samsung Trade-up Program
The Samsung Trade-up Program ensures that you can bring your old phone and get a good discount on the new Samsung S20 phones. Some of the latest Samsung phones are eligible for an additional $100 trade in value.
Here are the details
|Samsung Model||Trade-in Value|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (512GB)||Up to $400|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB)||Up to $370|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Up to $230|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+ (64GB)||Up to $200|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 (64GB)||Up to $180|
|Apple iPhone X (64GB)||Up to $420|
|Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)||Up to $400|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Up to $320|
|Huawei P20 Pro||Up to $200|
You can check Red White Mobile’s Trade In Prices below.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Review / S20 + Review / S20 Ultra Review
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the entry version in the S20 series. It is a massive upgrade on the S10 in terms of the camera, display and other specifications.
It has a 6.2-inch display that has a near perfect display with the thinnest of bezels. Although the display is impressive, it’s the cameras that steal the show.
The camera can record in 8k video. The night-time photos have been upgraded from earlier models and are much better.
The telephoto lens has drastically improved from 12MP in the S10 to about 64MP in the S20. The zoom on this phone is a 3x optical and 30x on the digital zoom.
The 8K videos will impress the content creators.
The chipset is a 7nm which is blazingly quick. The 128GB of storage comes with a very reliable 12GB of RAM. Multi tasking is a norm on this phone.
4000 mAh in battery with a 25W charging ensures that you will have battery for most tasks and won’t run out quickly. Even if it does, the fast charging will juice it up super quick.
So how different are S20 + and S20 Ultra 5G from the S20?
- The S20 has a 6.7-inch display with dynamic AMOLED which is a tad bigger than the S20. But the S20 Ultra is a beast and it stands at 6.9-inches of pure screen.
- The only thing that is constant across phones is the 128GB of storage which can be expanded upto 512GB with the help of a Micro SD card
- None of the phones have a headphone jack and to ease the pain, Samsung provides the Galaxy Buds+ for free on pre-order. Pretty amazing deal.
- The cameras on the S20 and S20 + are similar. The S20 Ultra on the other hand boasts a 100X Space Zoom and it also has a 108MP telephoto lens.
- The S20 Ultra also is the only 5G phone in the series. If you are looking for serious 5G speeds, then you need to shell out $1800+
- The batteries on the S20 is 4500 mAh, whereas on the S20 Ultra, it’s 5000 mAh.
Samsung is betting big on the S20 series. A small detail in the Trade-up page will tell you that they are letting you bring in your old Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus’. They want to tell Apple users to trade in their old iPhones for a supremely better Samsung experience.
Has Samsung delivered? They might just have. But that comes at a price.