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Galaxy S20 FE LTE with Snapdragon 865 is a confusing rumor

Last year’s Galaxy S20 wasn’t exactly the heavy hitter that Samsung had hoped, at least not compared to how much interest and sales the Galaxy S21 this year garnered. It was even eclipsed by its own “Fan Edition”, the Galaxy S20 FE that was announced just a month after the Galaxy Note 20 series. Its success may have encouraged Samsung to launch yet another Galaxy S20 FE, one that doesn’t have 5G capability but runs on the same 5G-capable Snapdragon 865 as the 5G model.

Samsung started the tradition of putting out a Fan Edition in 2017 to “rebrand” the disastrous 2016 Galaxy Note 7. Since then, however, it has launched “FE” variants of some flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models to offer what is pretty much a watered-down and more affordable version of those phones. It isn’t a consistent thing though, as there hasn’t been a Galaxy Note 20 FE yet even while rumors of a Galaxy S21 FE are already starting to go around the Internet.

Last year’s Galaxy S20 FE came in two flavors, one with 5G like the main Galaxy S20 series and one with 4G LTE only. That wasn’t the only difference between the two, though. Although both processors also powered the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G used a Snapdragon 865 while the Galaxy S20 LTE only had the Samsung Exynos 990.

SamMobile now reports that there is actually a new Galaxy S20 FE LTE model on the way and this one runs on a Snapdragon 865, albeit without 5G. Given complaints about the performance gap between 2020’s two top-of-the-line mobile processors, some owners of the Exynos-powered Galaxy S20 FE LTE might feel a bit cheated.

Of course, that still presumes Samsung will launch this unannounced phone in the same markets where its variant is also found. Regardless, it’s still quite curiuous that Samsung would launch yet another nearly-identical Galaxy S20 FE model months after the first launch, perhaps indicating how much they want to milk the Galaxy S20 brand even today.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 preview: This one goes past 11 with more screen, more cameras, more everything

In just about a month, Samsung will take the wraps off the new Galaxy S phone, the first premium Android phone of 2020. It’s shaping up to be a great one. Not only will it bring the latest processor, oodles of RAM, and tons of storage, but it’s also expected to make a major leap where it counts: the camera and display.

It’s so big, in fact, it’ll likely get a new name. A whole bunch of recent rumors and leaks (including the image at the top of this article) are claiming that Samsung is going to switch to whole numbers for the next Galaxy S phone and jump all the way to the Galaxy S20 (so for the sake of simplicity, that’s what we’ll call it here). This is all likely more marketing than magnitude, but Samsung’s new phone may still be worthy of a ten-fold jump in numbering. Here’s everything we know so far:

Design

While the Galaxy S10 design left a little to be desired with its weird off-center camera hole, the S20 promises to be a stunner. We won’t quite get the all-screen device Samsung is building toward, but leaked renders (courtesy of OnLeaks) and pre-production models (published by XDA Developers) show a handset with very skinny bezels, less rounded corners than the S10, and a Note 10-style centered selfie cam hole. Nothing here is groundbreaking, but it looks very good.

The S20 will reportedly be sticking with the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor introduced with the S10. That’s fine, though we’d much rather see 3D face scanning.

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That’s a lot of screen on the S20+, and it could be faster than ever.

Around the back is where the S20 will really set itself apart from the S10. That’s because the S20 is taking its cues from the iPhone 11 and Pixel 4, not the S10 or the Note 10. Samsung gave us a sneak peek of its new camera array in early January with the S10 and Note 10 Lite editions, which feature a prominent rectangular bump in the top left corner. Based on the images we’ve seen, the S20’s bump will be bigger and somewhat unsightlier than the Pixel’s, especially the S20 Ultra’s, as seen in the render below leaked by Ben Geskin on Twitter. If the camera is as improved as rumors suggest, however (see below), we won’t complain too much.

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According to this leak, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G has a very… unique design.

One thing the S20 likely won’t have, however, is a headphone jack. We’d be lying if we said we were surprised—the Note 10+ and Galaxy Fold dumped the headphone jack last year—but it’s still sad. If the S20 does indeed drop the 3.5mm jack, the only premium Android phone that has one will be whatever LG trots out this year.

Display

With tiny bezels and little else on the front of the S20, the display needs to be better than ever. Rumors suggest it will be: While the look won’t stray too far from the edge-to-edge Infinity display we’ve grown to love, it will reportedly be bigger and faster than ever. And possibly not as curvy.

According to well-connected Evan Blass on Twitter, the S20 will come in three sizes this year, with the S20 starting at 6.2 inches (he’s since revised his initial 6.4-inch prediction), the S20+ jumping to 6.7 inches, and the new S20 Ultra clocking in at a whopping 6.9 inches. That’s even bigger than the 6.8-inch Note 10+, which was already pushing the envelope of pocketability. So the Ultra might be a little too big for our hands.



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Galaxy S20 Ultra hands-on: Samsung’s pro phone is a monument to excess

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most phone I’ve ever held in my hand. I’m not just referring to the screen size—a hair under 7 inches—or even the weight, which tips the scales at 220 grams. It’s the whole package, which oozes luxury and excess in a way no Galaxy phone has ever before.

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Like everything else, the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera bump is significantly bigger than the one on the S20+.

At a quick glance, the S20 Ultra doesn’t seem all that different from the S20 or S20+: You get the same basic features in increasingly larger displays (6.2, 6.7 and 6.9 inches, respectively, as you step up the line). But as soon as you pick up the Ultra, you can feel the difference. It feels more substantial than any other I’ve ever used, including the iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s hefty without being too heavy, and gigantic without being cumbersome. That’s with a display that’s even bigger than Samsung’s recent 6.7-inch behemoths.

Even though the S20 Ultra is the thickest Galaxy phone since the S5 (and that thickness doesn’t even include its bulbous camera bump), the girth complements its tremendous size surprisingly well. The rounded corners and slimmer bezels give it a sleeker look than the Note 10. The taller aspect ratio makes it feel smaller and gives it a surprising holdability.

Samsung’s color options, which are limited to somewhat staid black and gray, also give the phone a slimming appearance. That said, the extra millimeter of thickness that the Ultra has on the S20 and S20+ is palatable, and you’ll notice it, even if the phone you’re coming from is several years old.

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Next to the Galaxy S10+ (right), the S20 Ultra is a beast.

While you’ll find a ton of power inside the Ultra’s chunky frame, you won’t be able to plug in your wired headphone without an adapter. This was to be expected after the Note 10+ dumped the headphone jack last year, but it still stings given the S20 Ultra’s otherwise maxed-out spec sheet.

You get most of the same performance features across the the S20 line-up, but the Ultra packs a few more pixels into its Quad HD+ Infinity-O display. Samsung has finally brought a high refresh rate (120Hz) to a Galaxy phone, and it feels luxurious, like my fingers were running through water rather than mud. However, you’ll need to keep the Ultra locked to Full HD if you want to use that refresh rate, which is a major bummer.

The S20 Ultra is powered by the same top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 processor and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM as the S20, and includes 128GB of base storage, a 5G modem, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. I’d much rather have 3D facial recognition on a phone this big, but Samsung is still using the less-secure selfie camera for face unlock. Nonetheless, during my hands-on I did see an improvement in the accuracy of the sensor compared to the one on the S10+, especially when using my thumb. I attribute this largely to the sensor’s new position, higher on the screen. 

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Samsung has moved the position of the fingerprint sensor on the S20, and it’s much easier to hit now.

The S20 Ultra is extra-thick because it includes the largest battery Samsung has ever shipped in a phone: a whopping 5,000mAh cell. That’s a healthy boost from the S10 5G’s 4,500mAh capacity, and I’d be lying if I said the Note 7’s exploding battery wasn’t in the back of my mind while holding it. But with a 5G modem and a 120Hz 6.9-inch display, the Ultra is going to need every ounce of juice it can get.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 makes you choose between a high refresh rate and high resolution

There are plenty of new features in the Galaxy S20 to get excited about—the new cameras, the larger screens, the 5G modem—but the best has to be the high-refresh display. Samsung fans have watched from the sidelines as Google, OnePlus, and Razer all released phones with 90Hz or 120Hz screens. Even worse, those phones have actually used Samsung displays. But the S20 levels the playing field, bringing a 120Hz high-refresh display to Galaxyland for buttery smooth scrolling and crisp animations.

Samsung isn’t limiting the high refresh rate to the uber-expensive S20 Ultra either. Samsung offers its 120Hz display—which oddly doesn’t have a cute marketing name like the Pixel 4’s Smooth Display or the OnePlus 7T’s Liquid Display—on every version of the S20. And you don’t need to raise your brightness level to ensure it works properly. On paper, it seems like the best of both worlds: a glorious 1440p Infinity display and the fastest refresh rate around.

However, pixel purists looking to get their scroll on might be bummed when they turn on their new S20 for the first time. That’s because you can’t use the 120Hz setting at full resolution. At all. Not even if you agree to a battery hit.

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The Galaxy S20 has an awesome display with a 120Hz refresh rate—but you’ll need to keep it at 1080p to use it.

For starters, the 120Hz screen is off by default. So you’ll need to visit the display settings to turn it on. While it’s somewhat strange that Samsung would keep one of its best new features hidden, it’s not a total surprise. For years, Samsung has been shipping its Galaxy phones at a default Full HD 1080p resolution rather than full-res Quad HD 1440p in an effort to squeeze the most battery life out of them. Samsung devotees have known for years that they need to hit the display settings and switch the resolution to WQHD for the best possible text and image rendering.

However, when they go to switch on the 120Hz screen, S20 users are going to be in for a bit of a rude awakening: You can’t have it both ways. If you’ve already turned on the 120Hz screen and go to flip the display to Quad HD resolution, you’re going to get a message: High refresh rate isn’t supported in WQHD+. Your screen will change to a standard 60Hz refresh rate.

That means you have to make a difficult choice: either high resolution or high refresh rate. The same is true for the S20 Ultra, with its 5,000mAh battery and $1,400 price tag. For either performance or battery reasons, Samsung is tying the 120Hz option to Full HD, and that’s that.

It’s worth noting that the Pixel 4 XL and OnePlus 7T serve up their 90Hz refresh rate at 1440p. While the Razer Phone offers 120Hz refresh at 1440p, it uses an IGZO LCD rather than OLED.

Samsung could have been the first smartphone to deliver a Quad HD+ 120Hz refresh OLED display. But barring a software update, we’ll need to wait until the S30 for that.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 v S20+: How do the non-Ultra phones stack up?

If you’ve got your eye on a new Galaxy S20, chances are you’re choosing between the classics: S20 and S20+. We reviewed the S20 Ultra, and it’s awe-inspiring and crazy-expensive, and just too much phone for most people. But don’t obsess about the Ultra branding, because the S20 and S20+ are also very nice handsets. We’ll walk through their design and features so you can see for yourself:

Galaxy S20 vs. S20+: Design

No matter which S20 you buy, you’re getting a gorgeous phone, with extremely slim bezels, a stunning screen, and a striking camera array. Samsung isn’t straying too far from its tried-and-true formula, but the S20 definitely has a character all its own.

However, while anyone will be able to pick the S20 out of a lineup of S10’s, there isn’t too much of a size difference between the new phone and the old ones:

S20: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
S20+: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm

S10: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
S10+: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm

Samsung has taken a page from Google’s and Apple’s book for the S20’s rear camera array, opting for a big rectangular camera bump rather than the S10’s horizontal array. With a trio of cameras inside, it’s a good deal deeper than the one on both the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 (but not as gigantic as the Ultra).

While the rear camera will get all of the attention, the front camera has changed too. Samsung has corrected the S10’s biggest blunder—the off-center selfie cam—by centering the hole and reducing the size beyond even what the Note 10 brings. Consequently, the Plus model loses its second front lens, and we’re that much further away from 3D facial unlock (which requires an IR camera, flood illuminator, and a dot projector). It’s a small price to pay for sweet sweet symmetry. However, you can look all you want, but you won’t find a headphone jack anywhere—it’s gone for good.

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The Galaxy S20 lineup all have 1440p displays with centered camera holes.

Galaxy S20 vs. S20+: Display

Samsung likes to go bigger whenever it launches a new Galaxy S phone, and the S20 follows suit. Where the S10 and S10+ were relatively small at 6.1 and 6.4 inches (and the S10e was downright tiny at 5.8 inches), respectively, the S20 clocks in at 6.2 inches and the S20+ at a whopping 6.7 inches.

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3 Samsung Galaxy S20 features Apple should borrow for the iPhone 12 (and three it shouldn’t)

Apple fans might think the Galaxy S20 is more eye-roll than innovation, but the fact of the matter is Samsung’s latest phones are packed with cutting-edge features. From the 108-megapixel camera on the Ultra model to the speedy Infinity display, there are more than a few features I’d love to see Apple adopt and improve in the next iPhone— and a few I absolutely don’t want.

Lossless zoom

The iPhone 11 Pro’s telephoto camera is nice and all, but let’s face it: 2X zoom isn’t all that impressive in 2020. Neither is 5X digital zoom. But thanks to a mix of optical zoom, digital zoom, and AI (Samsung calls it “Hybrid Optic Zoom”), Samsung has figured out a way to deliver 10X lossless zoom on the S20—twice what the iPhone 11 can do digitally. Apple made great strides with night mode on the iPhone 11, and it’s time to do the same with zooming on the iPhone 12.

As for that 100X Space Zoom on the S20 Ultra? Yeah, no thanks.

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if you want to use the new 120Hz refresh rate—and you will—you’ll need to keep the screen resolution low.

120Hz display

Anyone who has used an iPad Pro knows the sheer pleasure than a 120Hz display can bring. That’s the beauty of ProMotion, bringing speedy scrolling and smooth graphics, and making every interaction feel super responsive. Apple has yet to bring it to the iPhone, but the S20 shows how glorious it can be on a tiny screen. One of the only phones with a 120Hz refresh rate on an AMOLED display, once you try it out all other displays will feel like they’re stuck in the mud.

There’s just one problem—you can’t use it in full Quad HD resolution. But if Apple does put a ProMotion display on the iPhone 12, I’m pretty confident there won’t be any frustrating limitations on it.

A giant battery

Even with relatively small batteries, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro get tremendous battery life, easily getting through a full day of use with some juice to space for the next morning. And that’s with a battery that smaller than 4,000mAh. The S20 lineup has the biggest batteries Samsung has ever shipped, with capacities of 4,000maH, 4,500mAh, and a whopping 5,000mAh. (Editor’s note: Insert exploding Note 7 joke here.)

I can’t help but wonder what Apple could do with such giant batteries. Even if it means the iPhone needs to be a little thicker, a 5,000mAh battery would ensure that it would last two days, even with 5G and ProMotion.

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Samsung has done some pretty cool things with the S20’s camera—and some pretty silly ones.

5G compromises

2020 is shaping up to be the year of 5G, so it’s no surprise that Samsung’s entire lineup features 5G capabilities. Except they’re not the same. On the S20+ and S20 Ultra you get full 5G support for the sub-6GHz network T-Mobile has and the mmWave cells Verizon is building. But on the S20, which still costs a grand, you only get sub-6GHz support, so Verizon subscribers need not apply. Instead, Verizon will offer its own version of the phone later this year that will work. So far, Samsung hasn’t been all that clear about the distinction (I only noticed it while digging through the spec sheet), but either way, it’s making a confusing situation even more confusing.

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If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive for you, blame the Samsung Tax

If you’d told me two years ago that Samsung would be selling a phone that starts at $1,400, I wouldn’t have believed you. At the time, you could get a Galaxy S9 with the latest Snapdragon processor, a Quad HD OLED screen, and a headphone jack for as low as $720, while Apple charged a then-outrageous $1,000 for the iPhone X. Samsung was selling affordable luxury, while Apple was pushing the most expensive phone ever made.

Then last year, Samsung bested the iPhone XR’s aggressive price tag with its own Galaxy S10e. It featured an OLED display instead of an LCD one, twice as many cameras, and double the storage for the same $750. So naturally, when Apple went ahead and trimmed the iPhone 11’s price of admission to $699, I assumed a cheaper Samsung Galaxy S20 was on the way as well. I imagined it would challenge our expectations of affordable premium phones, with 5G, a 120Hz screen, and a triple camera in the usual beautiful package.

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The Galaxy S20 lineup is big, bigger, biggest.

But that’s not what happened. While the entry-level Galaxy S20 has all of those things, it doesn’t start at $700. Or $750. Now you’ll need to drop a grand just to get in the door. Samsung has loaded up its new phones with so many high-end components and features, the end result feels like an innovation tax. If you want the best, you need to pay.

All that would be fine if Samsung had made a low-end Galaxy S20 that cost less than a thousand bucks. It didn’t. This year’s third model, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, is a lavishly equipped superphone that tops off at $1,600, more than twice the cost of a new Galaxy S10e. Where the Galaxy S10e sacrificed just enough to trim the price and still retain its premium status, the newest member of the Galaxy S lineup adds so many bells and whistles, it costs $200 more than the already astronomical Galaxy S20+.

With each new Galaxy phone, Samsung seems to be caring less about what the devices cost and more about what they claim to do. The first all-5G lineup. The biggest camera sensor. The largest screens. Loyal Samsung customers have no alternative but to buy a pricier phone, whether they like it or not.

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The  S20 Ultra makes the S10 seem cheap.

I had the same problem with the Note 10+ when it launched last year. Yes, it’s the best Note Samsung ever made and one of the best phones I’ve ever used, but at $1,100 it also has one of the highest starting prices of all time, tacking on $100 to the Note 9.

Granted, the Note has always been a pro-level device. The Galaxy S is supposed to be Samsung’s answer to the iPhone–a high-end Android phone for the masses, with good looks and top-notch specs that are still affordable for everyone. The thousand-dollar-and-up S20 stomps that notion, and turns Samsung’s affordable premium phone into just another high-priced handset with too much power and too much screen, all in the name of being first.

More bang for more bucks

Now, I’m willing to admit that this isn’t all Samsung’s fault. Part of the pricing blame rests with Qualcomm for a) forcing phone makers to pair a 5G modem with the newest Snapdragon 865 processor, and b) not offering an integrated and cheaper alternative. But the rest of the S20 feels like Samsung’s effort to add features to justify a higher price, not the other way around.

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How to use (and steady) 100X Space Zoom on Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

You don’t need to look too far to see the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s most incredible new feature. It’s literally printed on the back: 100X Space Zoom.

If you’ve decided to buy one for $1,400, you already know the drill. The Galaxy S20 Ultra can zoom up to 100 times (digitally, obviously) what you’re seeing, which is 20 times further than the iPhone 11 Pro and more than twice as much as the S20+. It’s quite a claim, so naturally, it’s the first thing I wanted to try.

Using it is as easy as using the zoom feature on any other phone: Just pinch out. If you do it quickly enough, you’ll get to 100X in about a half-second. Controlling it at that distance isn’t so easy, so you’ll want to pinch slowly to keep your target in range. Keeping your eye on the mini viewfinder helps immensely, but it’s still tricky to keep something so far away centered in the window.

So 100X is definitely a two-hand function, but even using your other hand to steady it is difficult. You’ll want to invest in a tripod and a phone mount if you’re serious about using 100X zoom to take faraway photos. You don’t need to spend too much—a $7 mount and $15 tripod will do the trick—but make sure you check the dimensions. The Ultra is pretty wide at 76mm, so you’ll need a clamp that supports it.

In my testing while holding it, the images were certainly fuzzy and noisy at that distance, but they were much clearer than I thought they’d be. With some patience and a tripod, they’d be even better.

We’ll have lots more coverage of the Galaxy S20 to come, including a full review, so stay tuned to PCWorld for the latest.

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Samsung Galaxy S20: 10 tips and tidbits you need to know before you preorder

Update 2/21: The Galaxy S20 is now available for preorder. Check out the best deals here.

Samsung’s new series of S20 phones go up for preorder this week, and if you plan on buying one, you already know all about the giant screens, eye-popping cameras, and gorgeous design. But with preorders set to begin tomorrow, there are a few features deep down on the list that you might not have noticed:

The S20 doesn’t support mmWave 5G yet

Samsung is touting all of its S20 phones as 5G capable, and that’s true, with one exception. The smallest model only supports the sub-6GHz spectrum while the S20+ and S20 Ultra can switch between sub-6GHz and mmWave. That might not be an issue for T-Mobile subscribers, but Verizon buyers will basically have a 4G phone, as the carrier hasn’t yet switched on its sub-6 GHz network. Verizon says a mmWave version of the S20 will be launching in the second quarter, but we don’t know whether it will carry a higher price tag.

You can lock RAM to a game or app

All of the S20 models have at least 12GB of RAM, which is more then most people will ever actually need on their Chromebook, let alone their phone. In fact, there’s so much memory in the S20, Samsung is letting users lock apps and games into the RAM. That means that when you stop using an app that’s RAM locked, it’ll stay in the phone’s memory, so you won’t need to wait for a lengthy load the next time it launches.

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The S20’s awesome zoom lenses are less awesome when recording video.

You can’t zoom videos to 100X

Samsung is so proud of its 100X Space Zoom lens on the S20 Ultra, it’s plastered it right on the rear camera array. However, if you’re hoping to take Cloverfield-style videos from super far away, however, you might be disappointed. Samsung says you can only zoom up to 20X on the Ultra and 13X on the S20 and S20+.

They have pretty awesome music sharing

Sharing and streaming music over Bluetooth is hardly a revolutionary feature, but the S20 puts a whole new spin on it. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you’re on a road trip and your buddy wants to play a song through your car’s stereo. Normally, you’d need to unpair your phone and pair his, but if you have an S20, it’s way simpler than that. With your S20 acting as a hub, your friend will be able to connect to your car’s stereo through your S20, provided they also have a Galaxy phone. Your phone will show up in their Bluetooth preferences and the Galaxy S20 will broadcast it to the car. Pretty ingenious.

You can make Duo video calls in Full HD

Samsung has teamed up with Google to build Duo video calls directly into the phone app, a bit of Pixel-level ingenuity right on your Galaxy S20. But that’s not all. Video chats made on the S20 will be streamed in full 1080p HD at long last. Just remember to make yourself presentable.

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the front cameras on the S20 are able to broadcast Full HD video calls in Google Duo.

You can easily take nighttime hyperlapse photos

You’ve long been able to create hyperlapse photos using the Camera app on your Galaxy phone–those videos that look like they’re in fast-forward—but it’s never worked all that well in low-light conditions. That’s where Night Hyperlapse comes in. The S20’s new mode lets you shoot video with long exposure-style captures at night so your video gets those cool light trails.

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How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20 without spending an arm and a leg

Update 2 p.m.: Added Amazon’s preorder bundle.

For those of you who have been counting the days until you could preorder a Galaxy S20, the wait is finally over. Starting today, you can get in line to own Samsung’s newest high-priced premium phone when they hit shelves on Friday, March 6.

But before we get into the new hotness, a quick PSA: Don’t sleep on 2019’s Galaxy S10. Samsung has slashed the price of all three models by $150 in its store, making it one of the best premium values you can find. It might not be the shiny new thing, but it’s an excellent phone with a great camera and a fantastic screen.

And even if your heart is set on the S20, you don’t need to spend quite as much as Samsung is asking. Lots of stores and carriers are offering great preorder deals on the Galaxy S20, and we’ve rounded them all up:

Samsung Store

Samsung is offering the best trade-in deals we’ve seen so far, with up to $700 for a new Samsung or Apple device, and up to $600 for a Pixel phone, as well as interest-free financing for 36 months. Additionally, Samsung is offering up to $200 in Samsung Store credit that can be redeemed for a pair of Galaxy Buds+ or other accessories on new S20 purchases made at Samsung.com and most other outlets.

Verizon

Verizon isn’t selling the smallest S20 yet (a version that supports mmWave is coming in the second quarter) but new and existing customers who buy an S20+ will save $150 off the $1,000 price tag (spread out over 24 monthly bill credits). Existing unlimited customers who are upgrading or trading in an old phone can save another $300, depending on the make and model of your old phone.

Existing customers on an unlimited plan can save a little more. Verizon is offering up to $300 if you upgrade to a new Galaxy S20 and trade-in your existing smartphone and have an active Verizon Unlimited plan. You’ll also get six free months of the Hatch streaming game service.

Finally, anyone who buys an S20+ or S20 Ultra can get $1,050 towards the purchase of another Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra when they add a new line and purchase the phone on a Verizon Device Payment plan.

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