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S20 lands from Galaxy with 3 new 5G models – as well as the headline-hitting Z-Flip

Last week, Samsung grabbed headlines with the release of three all-new Galaxy S20 models, as well as the new Galaxy Z-Flip which is set to compete with the Motorola Razi.

Whichever model you choose, of course, you will be able to choose the best mobile contract with Fonehouse, so we asked their team to talk us through them:

The Z-Flip is a quirky new phone, but clearly all eyes are on the three new S20 5G smartphone models, which Samsung are hoping will challenge rivals like Apple and Huawei.

Certainly, if camera is anything to go by, the new S20 is packing a punch.

The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus have standard 12-megapixel sensors for the regular and ultra-wide camera lenses, but the pixels are larger – 28% larger than on previous models.  Larger pixels allow the camera to absorb more light, delivering improved performance in low light situations.

However, there are other changes too.  Samsung has also doubled the number of images it processes at different brightness levels to merge into one photo, which should further improve low-light performance, while the new 64 megapixel zoom lens on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus is outstanding, delivering 3x optical zoom and up to 30x zoom with a combination of optical and digital zoom.  In practice, this means improved clarity when zooming in.   Finally, the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra come with a fourth depth sensing lens for improved portrait shots.

The  S20 Ultra takes photography up another notch – with the regular lens offering 108 megapixels, and a 40 megapixel selfie camera to boot.  Samsung are determined to lure the photographers back from Huawei.

However, battery life too, is something the Samsung developers have worked to upgrade, the lower tier handsets in the S20 range have a battery capacity of 4000mAh, which should extend battery life substantially.

Another notable feature is the ability to add double the amount of external storage, with handset owners now able to add up to 1.0 TB of external storage – great for people with lots of apps who don’t want to delete any.

The S20 range comes with 4 colour options at launch, but initially the only colour available on all three models in all regions is the classic cosmic grey.  Other colours include Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue and the subtle Cloud Pink.

Taking all this into account, the S20 is certainly raising the bar in terms of what we can expect from a phone.  Whether, however, users are willing to pay a higher premium for these features remains to be seen.