Fresh leak reveals Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-order gift


As if there weren't enough visual representations of the entire Galaxy S20 family already revealed well in advance of Samsung's big February 11 announcement event, several new batches of super-high-quality press renders made their way online in the last 24 hours or so thanks to essentially all of the industry's top insiders right now.

Evan Blass, better known by his legendary @evleaks alias, technically came a little late to this party, but in addition to confirming Samsung's next flagship redesign... for the umpteenth time, his latest photo dump includes a promotional image that divulges one of the few launch details not previously reported by other sources. We're talking about a sweet albeit unsurprising pre-order offer that's bound to disappoint some folks who may have been expecting certain gifts to be included with the upcoming ultra-high-end phones as standard.

Free Galaxy Buds+ but not permanently and not for everyone


If you've been following the mobile tech news and especially the rumor mill rumblings of the last few months, you probably already know Samsung intends to unveil the second edition of its relatively popular AirPods-rivaling true wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S20 lineup in a couple of weeks.


You may also know these upgraded bad boys are called Galaxy Buds+, looking mighty similar to their forerunners while hiding plenty of improvements under the hood covering everything from general audio performance to call quality and especially battery life. Knowing Samsung, it probably doesn't come as a shocker that Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-orders are practically guaranteed to come with complimentary Galaxy Buds+ either.

After all, last year's S10 and S10+ were initially sold alongside free Galaxy Buds in certain markets too. Still, many people might have expected Samsung to step up its pre-order gifting game and bundle the new wireless headphones with all three S20 variants seeing as how the entry-level model is now just as curvy and "premium" as its siblings. But that's not happening, and the same goes for the (arguably unrealistic) hope that the Galaxy Buds+ could somehow find their way into the standard retail box of at least one Galaxy S20 version.

Instead, Max Weinbach, undoubtedly the most prolific S20 leaker in the world, claims the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be regularly sold at its "insane" price with just USB-C earbuds and a 25W charger in the box. So, yeah, apart from the Galaxy Buds+, it sounds like you'll have to shell out some extra cash for an optional 45W power brick too if you want to take full advantage of the S20 Ultra's amazing capabilities.

Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pricing expectations


Apart from some people's innate ability to hope for the best in pretty much any given situation, those recent pricing rumors certainly played their role as well in leading many to expect Galaxy Buds+ included with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. That's because the largest and most impressive member of Samsung's impending high-end family is tipped to cost a whopping €1,379 on the old continent in a single 5G-capable variant.


Taxes notwithstanding, there's a good chance the 6.9-inch giant could fetch north of $1,300 in the US, so asking consumers to separately buy wireless earbuds and other accessories may not receive a very positive response. Then again, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is expected to have a lot of great things going for it, from a 108MP primary rear camera to a massive 5,000mAh battery and a stainless steel frame, somewhat justifying that exorbitant expense.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20+ could start at around $1,000 in a 4G LTE-only variant, setting you back an extra Benjamin with 5G support in tow, and finally, the "regular" S20, which will essentially follow in the footsteps of the S10e, is widely rumored to go for no less than $900. If that turns out to be true, though, we see no reason why you'd pick the smaller and humbler variant over the S20+ during a promotional pre-order period when the latter is expected to include free second-gen true wireless earbuds.

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Galaxy S20+
  • Display 6.7 inches
    3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Display 6.9 inches
    3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera)
    40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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25 Comments

14. Alcyone

Posts: 669; Member since: May 10, 2018

I'm awaiting of the panning the 108mp camera will get here. Its a game changing opportunity for Samsung, and its costing us good money. Early adoptions aren't always cheap. It'll be labeld a gimmick and a trick, just for the price alone.

21. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

Reviews from Dxomark on the other 108mp device is actually the highest rating in photo

32. geordie8t1

Posts: 348; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

no it hasnt, both the huaweis mate 30 pro/5g both with different scores beat it, as did the honor v30, it does however tie for the highest video score ever, but this is a newer sensor right, and it will have been fine tuned for flagship grade hopefully, the Xaiomi didnt look that good in my opinion when compared to the mate 30 series well thats the reviews on youtube at least

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The GBuds+ look good, but what all new features do they pack?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As far as the phones go, keeping my Note 10+ for the foreseeable future. No S-Pen, no buy.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1887; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Supposedly they are supposed to have more mics for airpod pro like call quality and bigger battery for power beat pro battery life. If Sammy can pull that off I will 100% use them as my daily drivers. Airpod pro's are my current daily drivers and work very well with my Note 10+

5. gadgetpower

Posts: 354; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

If idiots don’t buy this in 3 months, then Samsung will reduce the price to $699 with freebies such as watch, buds, and powerbank.

9. Carlitos

Posts: 707; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Only idiot here seems to be you

4. Epicness1o1

Posts: 336; Member since: May 30, 2013

Stop complaining about the price, just look at the specs of this monster

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 719; Member since: May 02, 2016

it's a TRAP .. just wait a bit and the price will drop then you can get it with the buds and you still going to save more

8. Carlitos

Posts: 707; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Once you wait for the price to drop you wont get it with the buds. Same thing happened with the s10

26. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

He wanted to say that you can get it at the lower price and then buy the buds separately and you will still save more money that getting it on launch day with the "free" gift.

2. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

1300 dollars for a Samsung, has the world gone crazy........

7. Carlitos

Posts: 707; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lol nothing new,

1. raky_b

Posts: 471; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

In Korea and US only...as usual. We in Europe are paying more for Samsung's devices, and instead of getting some gifts, we are getting Exinos SoC.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No, Europe does not pay more for Samsung devices, but actually less. About one month after release prices in Europe are like 150-200€ cheaper than at launch. Probably because Exynos is much cheaper for Samsung to use instead of Snapdragon.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Day 1 prices aren’t €200 cheaper though. Europeans do tend to pay more, despite the inferior chipset.

15. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung cannot admit that it has an inferior chipset and price the Exynos phones cheaper at launch. But look right now at a new S10e: 650$ on Amazon US, 489€ on Amazon Germany. And it has been like this since about one month after launch.

16. JC557

Posts: 1928; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

some would say that the Exynos version is superior.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5843; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That hasn't been true since the S7

22. wickedwilly

Posts: 802; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Europeans pay more for iPhones too, without the far better value that these phones will give. So please be consistent when the next iPhones are released. These sort of prices are too high for a phone, but comparatively for what you are getting, these represent good value against its peers.

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2086; Member since: May 26, 2011

Dont bring VAT as part of the cost since that's EU exclusive

13. hudavendigar

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

Right, they just convert price from $ to € and give us exinos instead of sd. Also, this year, if we want the best sensors/cameras, we are forced to buy the biggest/most expensive one. Bye samsung

17. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Do the math at the current prices: 490 EUR (VAT tax included) = 540 USD, much less than the 650 (+ tax !) in the US.

31. geordie8t1

Posts: 348; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

not sure where you think only 50EUR is applied to a 490EUR sale? most countries aside from switzerland pay a minimum 17% so that would equal 573EUR or $633.31 based on todays currency valuations, depending on which one the company uses, so actually the prices are NOT that different at all, and most countries pay MORE then 17% so the price will increase

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