Tech preview: The Samsung S20 Ultra

The new smartphone is coming on March 6

Tech preview: The Samsung S20 Ultra

Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display, 5,000mAh battery, 5G with sub-6 and mmWave... And loads of other things with numbers and letters that sound really impressive. With the S20 Ultra, Samsung is pulling out all the stops. While you might be scratching your head wondering what happened to the S11 (and S12 through to 19) just try to put that to one side. Samsung says this is an entirely new generation of smartphone that comes with lots of new tech and capabillities. 

So, how many cameras does it have?
It has four, but there’s also a new feature with the exciting title of Space Zoom.  It allows the cameras to offer a total combined optical and digital zoom of 100x, which is a bit crazy for a phone. It will also be able to shoot in 8K, which users can then edit on the Ultra itself.  If you know anything about Samsung, it’s probably that it loves a long list of camera features and you could end up scrolling for hours just finding the right setting. However, choose Single Take and it does it all in one go and sets the pictures up in a gallery.

There are two lesser models of the S20, what’s the difference?
If you’re willing to bust out thousands for the Ultra, be our guest. The S20+ (the middle option) is about 30 percent cheaper, while the simple S20 is cheaper again,  but it comes without 5G connectivity.

Any final words?
We’re not sure we can handle the overload of specs. But ignorance is bliss after all, so ignore the fancy codes and enigmatic numbers and just revel in its tech-tastic brilliance when it arrives on shelves on Friday March 6.

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