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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the biggest handset of the Galaxy S20 trio. It has a 6.9-inch display that supports 120Hz but only at 1080p resolution. At the back is situated a huge camera module, housing a grand total of four cameras. The main sensor is 108MP while the periscope sensor can go up to 100x zoom. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990 chipset with 12/16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. Additionally, you get 5000mAh battery and Android 10 out of the box. The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports 5G and costs $1400 (for the 12GB/128GB variant).

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G988U

Pros

  • 5G ready
  • High screen-to-body ratio (90.7 %)
  • Supports wireless charging

Popular Comparisons

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 6.9 inches
Resolution: 3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 509 PPI
Technology: Dynamic AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 90.70 %
Features: 120Hz refresh rate (@1080p), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Processor: Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
GPU: Adreno 650
RAM: 12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage: 128GB (UFS 3.0), available to use: 103.8 GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 1000 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 5000 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Battery life test results: link
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Max charge speed: Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Quad camera
Main camera: 108 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm
Second camera: 48 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F3.5; Focal Length: 102 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Third camera: 12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Fourth camera: 0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)
Video recording: 7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
Features: OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
Front: 40 MP (PDAF, HDR)
Video capture: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
Dimensions: 6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm)
Weight: 7.83 oz (222.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance: Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics: 2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Cosmic black, Cosmic grey

Cellular

5G: n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: No 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Features: 32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share
Radio: FM
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Features: Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jan 28, 2020
FCC ID value: A3LSMG988B link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.26 W/kg
Body: 0.41 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.57 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.04 W/kg
Phablet: 2.12 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 1400
User Manual: This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced: Feb 11, 2020
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Global variant

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Samsung Exynos 990
Processor: Octa-core, 2700 MHz, Mongoose M5, Arm Cortex-A76 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm
GPU: Mali G77 MP11
5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, Sub-6
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Dual SIM: Shared with microSD
SIM type: Nano SIM, eSIM

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

with 256GB storage

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 256GB

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

with 512GB storage

Differences from the main variant:
RAM: 16GB
Internal storage: 512GB
Price: $ 1600

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

for Verizon

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
UMTS: 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Carrier Availability

Available

Verizon Since Mar 6, 2020
AT&T Since Mar 6, 2020
T-Mobile Since Mar 6, 2020
U.S. Cellular Since Mar 6, 2020
Xfinity Mobile Since Mar 6, 2020

Discontinued

Sprint

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