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Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 plus available for pre-order in Nepal

Samsung Galaxy S20 series phones are available to pre-order in Nepal from February 26, 2020. The latest flagship series from Samsung S20 was officially unveiled at Samsung Unpacked on 11 February 2020. Find the detailed specs and price of Samsung S20 series phone in Nepal.

Earlier Samsung had launched the three major models in the S20 series: the 6.2-inch Galaxy S20, the 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 Plus, and the 6.9-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three phones come with a vastly improved camera in which the S20 and S20 Plus sports a new 64MP sensor, while the S20 Ultra gets a whopping 108MP camera.

What’s more, the Ultra should offer a 100x Space Zoom (digital) and 5G standard. And a new 120Hz display has graced all of the new Galaxy S20 phones. These are just some of the major new features coming your way. Let’s dive into the details of these phones to find further.

Among these phones, Samsung S20 and S20 plus will be available in Nepal to buy.

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Samsung Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20 is the first phone from the S20 series. This is the tiniest one with basic features among all of them. This phone packs great battery, outstanding display, glorifying camera and many more.

Design and Display

The smallest Galaxy S20 has a glass body and comes in a dimension of 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm. There is a great display and a tiny punch hole at the top of the display which doesn’t look distracting. The regular S20 is a true successor of Galaxy S10 and S10+ which was released a year earlier.

As for the design, there is a triple camera setup at the back, USB type C and speaker at the button and volume rocker and power button at the right. Samsung has finally removed the useless Bixby button from its flagship phones.

Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a 6.2-inch display, which is a tiny bit bigger than last year’s 6.1-inch S10. The new and improved Samsung Galaxy S20 has a WQHD+ screen of 3040 x 1440 pixels of resolution.

There is a very impressive addition to being excited about the display of this handset – the new 120Hz refresh rate screen. Although it isn’t compatible with WQHD+ resolution, you can’t use the 120Hz refresh rate setting and WQHD+ resolution at the same time.

galaxy s20 display

However, Samsung is offering a default resolution of Full HD+, it looks sharp enough for most tasks and saves battery. The touch-sensitivity on the S20 has been raised to 240Hz to make games more responsive, by sensing your finger touches on the screen at a much higher rate than earlier.

Camera

This is the place where we can find a significant improvement over the previous generation Galaxy S series phone. There are altogether 5 cameras on the phone and this is 2 more than that of S20.

There are a lot of improvements over the camera and the first thing is Samsung has raised the pixel size from 1.4 microns on the S10 to 1.8, and, another, all the camera sensors are larger than previous.

The telephoto lens jumps from 12MP on the Galaxy S10 to 64MP and it produces 3x optical and 30x digital zoom to the table. Although there is a decrease in megapixel in the ultra-wide lens from 16MP to 12MP, we can see increased sensor size, which is more prominent. At the front, there is a 10MP selfie shooter with no significant improvement.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S20 is the first Samsung phone that records 8K video, which seems like overkill – but you can still crop the image from the video without losing any detail.  That’s glorious news for content producers but you can only get 24fps video at 8K and you won’t be getting advanced Steady Stabilization on 8K or 4K video either.

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Performance and Chipset

Powering the phone is a brand new performing 7nm chip-set. The chip-set used on this phone is either Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 Soc based on the regions. But here in Nepal, it is the Exynos processor variant that is launched. There is 12GB of RAM and you don’t have other variants except for 12GB/128GB one. There is also support for micro-SD cards to save you from running out of space.

Software and UI

Samsung is working hard on its software department to improve the fluidity of the new powerful phones. One S20 runs of One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10.  Samsung has been struggling really hard to get the perfect second version of its popular One UI out and they are providing this OS to as many devices as possible.

Battery and Connectivity (4G/5G)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 4,000mAh battery, which is a good side for a top-end smartphone, although there are plenty of devices that better that capacity. To runs the 120Hz or WQHD+ display, we’d expect this size of the battery and hope it powers the device throughout a day, and even more, if you turn off these top features.

The phone comes with 25W fast charging via USB-C, and ‘Fast Wireless Charging 2.0’ as Samsung calls the alternative for wireless charging. The speed of this hasn’t been out but we expect it to be at around 20W. The Wireless Power Share feature is also available with improvements, letting you charge your Samsung devices and other with wireless charging support.

The Galaxy S20 is the normal flagship phone of 2020 which will be available to consumers to get 5G on their smartphones. Only 1% of smartphones sold in 2019 were 5G phones, and most were costly variants of 4G flagships.

The S20 also has 5G-enabled phone by default in some regions.The download speed in 5G will be around 200Mbps on average, which is almost 6 times faster than what we are currently getting in 4G. But for a country like Nepal where there is no 5G, there will be 4G variant only. It is confirmed now that the S20 phones in Nepal are only 4G compatible.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Technical Specifications

  • Screen: 6.2″ Super AMOLED, 1440×3200 pixels resolution; 20:9 aspect ratio; 524ppi; HDR10+, 120Hz
  • Chipset: Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 Chipset
  • Memory: 12/128GB, microSD slot supports up to 1TB.
  • OS: Android 10.0 Pie, Samsung One UI 2.
  • Rear camera: Quad camera
    • 12MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 64 MP, f/2.0, telephoto | 3X optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide
  • Front camera: 10MP, dual pixel binding
  • Video recording: Rear: up to 8K@24fps, 4K@60fps, 1080p@240fps and 720p@960fps
  • Battery: 4000 mAh 25W  fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 9W reverse charging
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C ; Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax); GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+.
  • Misc: Under-display fingerprint sensor(Ultrasonic); stereo speakers (bottom-firing + earpiece)
  • Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud blue, Cloud pink, Cloud white, Aura Red

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The bigger variant of the S20, Galaxy S20 Plus comes with enhancements like top-notch display features, a high-resolution and great zoom camera, and a set of video capture features. The 5G connectivity is appreciable too.

galaxy s20 camera

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen, which is quite a leap from its ancestor’s 6.4 inches, though not really as big as the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 6.9-inch display. It comes with an AMOLED screen, with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera in the top-center of the display. Samsung says this cutout is 55% tinier than the punch-hole on the S10 range of phones and its hardly noticeable.

The display is quite impressive as always with 3200 x 1440 pixel resolution on its Wide Quad High-Definition Plus (WQHD+) display. S20 Plus also gets a display with a 120Hz refresh rate and this is twice as fast as a common phone screen. While it comes to the design, it has almost similar design aspects as that of S20.

Camera

Galaxy S20 Plus has a similar camera setup as that of S20 but with a significant improvement over the S10 Plus. Although the number of cameras is the same as compared to S10 Plus, you can find huge improvements.

The major improvements in the camera segment can be seen on the zoom camera. Ignore the S10’s 12MP telephoto camera: the S20 has a 64MP shooter with a telephoto lens that provides 3x optical zoom, as well as 30x digital zoom.

While this isn’t the biggest zoom capability ever there is still the S20 Ultra and its 10x optical and monstrous 100x digital. Until an, unless it is compared with Ultra, the camera is very versatile and allows you to take great shots.

Performance and Battery

S20 Plus is also powered by either 7nm Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 Chipset depending on the region. As always, the S20 phones in Nepal will have the Exynos Processor on it. The difference is it comes in three variants of RAM and storage – 12GB/128GB , 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB. This too supports micro-SD cards.

s20 battery

This handset has quite capable 4500mAh battery which too supports fast charging and wireless charging. The capability of wireless charging and power share is the same as that of S20.

Software, Connectivity, and 5G

As mentioned earlier on S20, this phone is also capable of running 5G default in some countries while there is a 4G only variant for a country like Nepal (with only 4G coverage). The phone has a similar One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ Technical Specifications

  • Display: 6.7″ Super AMOLED, 1440×3200 pixels resolution
  • Screen: 20:9 aspect ratio; 524ppi; HDR10+, 120Hz
  • Chipset: Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 Chipset
  • Memory: 12GB/128GB, 12/256GB, microSD slot supports up to 1TB.
  • OS: Android 10.0 Pie, Samsung One UI 2.
  • Rear camera: Quad camera
    • 12MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 64 MP, f/2.0, telephoto | 3X optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide
    • 3D TOF Sensor
  • Front camera: 10MP, dual pixel binding
  • Video recording: Up to 8K, 2160p @60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
  • Battery: 4500 mAh 45W  fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 9W reverse charging
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C ; Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax); GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+.
  • Misc: Ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor; stereo speakers (bottom-firing + earpiece)
  • Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud white, Aura Red

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

The third phone launched on the Unpack Event is Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The name Ultra here depicts some of its awesomeness. In this handset, Samsung blends 5G speeds, 108MP photos, a 100x camera zoom, and a 6.9-inch display, 5000mAh battery to create a smartphone that’s going to turn heads.

With these top specs on a par with laptops, you have to pay more than any phones before. We will be covering this beast separately but it seems S20 Ultra will not land here in Nepal for now.

s20 ultra

Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Price and Launch

Samsung earns an abundance of admiration for truly managing to launch such great phones in the S20 lineup after Note 10.

When it comes to availability,  both the Galaxy S20 and S20+ are available for pre-order from February 26 (Falgun 14). As expected, the sales of S20 and S20+ shall start on March 6 worldwide.

Pricing for Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at $999.99, with the S20 Plus starting at $1,199.99 and S20 Ultra at $1,399.

The price of Samsung S20 and S20 plus in Nepal are as:

S.N.Samsung S20 versionPrice in Nepal
1Samsung S20 (12GB+128 GB)Rs 107,499
2Samsung S20 plus (12 GB +128 GB)Rs 119,499

You will be getting a pair of Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds plus for free on the pre-order of S20+. Similarly you will get Samsung Galaxy buds plus at Rs 2,999 on the purchase of S20 phone. Along with the pre-order of the S20 and S20+ phones, you can either get the Galaxy buds+ as mentioned above or the Samsung TV at Rs 8,999 and Rs 5,999 respectively.

You can also get some gifts like 15% discount on Turkish airlines, rooms at Rs 5000 at Kathmandu Guesthouse, 15% discount on Vayodha Hospital, more. There will also be a lucky draw among those who pre-order the phone, to get a chance to win Turkish Air ticket, Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Samsung provides 1 year of breakage insurance for those phones.

  • To pre-order the Samsung S20 phone, you need to visit the nearest Samsung outlet and confirm booking, upon payment of Rs 5000.

If you are an extreme fan of Samsung or a flagship fanatic, you shall definitely choose S20 series phone as your next phone. Given the premium features including amazing display, Advanced camera and powerful performance, who doesn’t want to grab those phones!!! But price around 1 lakh may be a trouble to some.

Check out the price of Samsung phones in Nepal and recently launched Note10 Lite too.

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