The Samsung S20 range is here, and we’ve ripped off the wrapping to learn all about it. We took the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G out for a spin, and we’re blown away by what it can achieve. Here’s why it’s the smartphone-sized pro camera of your dreams.
It has a whopping 108-megapixel pro-grade camera…
Samsung says that the S20 range is “designed to change photography”. The S20 range certainly changes what we thought was possible with smartphones.
That 108-megapixel sensor is one of the largest we’ve ever seen in a smartphone before, and it’s what makes the incredible zoom possible.
The sheer size of the sensor gives you more pixels across an image, meaning you get a larger image overall. That means you can snap a shot and pinch in to see details right up close.
And a larger image sensor means it’s capturing more light at night, and a revamped Pro mode means you can customise a shot to your heart’s desire.
…with a huge 100x zoom…
The S20 Ultra 5G has a number of zoom levels, including the 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom. Its real party trick, however, is 100x Space Zoom.
Space Zoom really makes that 108-megapixel sensor shine. Samsung says it’ll take you from the back of a room to on-stage in a click, and it really means it.
When we were testing the S20 Ultra 5G, it was a snap to go from a wide shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to seeing the flag fill the display at 100x zoom.
The overhauled camera software even comes with a target viewfinder so you can hunt out specifics in an image at zoom, making sure you never miss a detail.
And most importantly, thanks to a range of cameras on the S20 Ultra 5G, zoom looks great at a bunch of different magnifications, including 2x, 4x and 10x.
…and 8K video to boot…
You’ve heard of 4K – with video quality 4x as crisp and clear as high-definition – but Samsung’s new flagship is here to leap ahead, with incredible 8K video capabilities. That’s right: the S20 Ultra 5G’s incredible camera is not just capable of taking beautiful photos, it supports 8K video recording!
On top of astounding quality and stabilised shooting, the S20 Ultra 5G makes sure you don’t miss a thing, thanks to the ability to select 33-megapixel stills right out of an 8K video. So if you’re recording your kid’s baseball match, you can record them hitting the game-winning home run, and have both a high-resolution video and high-resolution still to mark the moment.
It also supports a range of other high- and ultra-high definition recording formats with high frame rate capabilities to make video buttery smooth on playback.
…powered by Australia’s best 5G!
We continue to roll out Australia’s best 5G to more and more cities and regional centres, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra is built to access the incredible speeds our network has to offer.
The possibilities 5G* offers are extensive. Its potential to deliver high speeds and low latency can enable not only fast download speeds for our customers, but also unlocks capacity for thousands of new devices working together on our network.
Check our coverage maps to find out more about 5G near you.
How to get one
The whole Galaxy S20 range will be available for both outright purchase and via our 24- and 36-month payment terms.
|Outright||MRO 24-months||MRO 36-months|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB (4G)||$1349||$56.20||$37.47|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB (5G)||$1499||$62.45||$41.63|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+ 128GB (5G)||$1649||$68.70||$45.80|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+ 512GB (5G)||$1899||$79.12||$52.75|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 128GB (5G)||$1999||$83.29||$55.52|
As for the Z Flip, we’ll be confirming the pricing and release date shortly.
Exclusive Telstra pricing
For a limited time, Telstra consumer and small business customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S20 or Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G on a 24 or 36-month plan will receive a $150 credit, applied to their bill. This offer is available from 6 March to 3 April 2020.
Additionally, Telstra consumer customers who add a new Samsung device onto their month-to-month plans will net themselves up to 80,000 Telstra Plus points if they redeem online. For all the details, visit Telstra.com.au/plus. This offer is available from 12 February to 31 March 2020.
And finally, any customer who pre-orders any Samsung Galaxy S20 device (S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra) will receive the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (in white). This offer is available during the pre-order period only from 12 February to 5 March 2020, and customers will have until 12th April to redeem their bonus Galaxy Buds+ via the Samsung website.