Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S20 for Business

At a glance – best S20 features for business:

  • Camera system upgrade for better quality content creation
  • Video recording in 8K (or 4K with selfie camera) for high-quality conference calls
  • Max storage potential of 1.5TB
  • Fast charging and up to 5000mAh battery
  • Knox Security platform for remotely managing multiple phones
  • Network storage for sharing files in business-approved locations

The Cameras

With a world heavily reliant on visual updates and social media, it’s no wonder the latest Samsung range has a heavy focus on photography. The telephoto lens sees a significant update from the S10 – up from 12MP to 64MP on the S20, and 108MP on the S20 Ultra. Zoom capabilities have also been given a boost, with 3x optical and 30x super resolution zoom, and 10x and 100x on the S20 Ultra.

With a camera sensor 1.7 times larger than the S10, photos taken with the S20s cause less blur and noise in low light use. This is ideal for taking photos at conferences and events. The Night Mode option merges as many as 30 pictures to produce clearer images with reduced noise.

The S20’s high resolution video recording has doubled from its 4k predecessor, providing more allowance for cropping, editing and screenshotting from videos. There is also an anti-rolling stabiliser to avoid blurry and unstable footage, all of which will make the lives of content creators just that bit easier.

The latest Samsung model provides other functions to make photography quicker and more intuitive, such as Steady Shot and Single Take, which uses AI to generate 14 photos and videos from one moment. The S20+ and S20 Ultra also have a DepthVision module for bokeh and portrait assistance.

The Tech

One of the most notable changes with the S20 is the switch to 5G. The base model is still available with either 4G or 5G connectivity, at a difference of £100, but the 5G option ensures the phone is futureproof.

The S20s are built with fast LPDDR5 RAM of up to 16GB, and when paired with a powerful 7nm processor chip make for a nifty handset. RAM can be allocated to specific apps, so more storage is free for up to three functions your business phone may need.

As the S20 focuses on a seamless photography experience, the memory capacity is huge. When the 512GB base models are expanded with a separate MicroSD card, the 1.5TB max storage enters laptop-sized space territory.

The phones use a powerful battery ranging between 4-5000mAh (typical). The intelligent battery adjusts to suit the user’s usage to save power where possible. Each model is capable of both fast charging and wireless charging, making them ideal for longer working days.

The Specs

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S10+
Dimensions 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm 166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.7 inches 6.9 inches 6.4 inches
Weight 163g 186g 220g 175g
Refresh Rate 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz 60Hz
Chipset Exynos 990 (7nm), Mali G77 MP11 GPU Exynos 990 (7nm), Mali G77 MP11 GPU Exynos 990 (7nm), Mali G77 MP11 GPU Exynos 9820 Octa soc, Mali-G76 MP12
Storage 128GB / 12GB RAM + MicroSD 128GB, 256GB or 512GB / 12GB RAM + MicroSD 128GB, 256GB or 512GB / 12 or 16GB RAM + MicroSD 128GB, 512GB or 1TB / 12GB RAM + MicroSD
High Resolution Camera 64MP 64MP 108MP 12MP
Front Camera 10MP 10MP 40MP 10MP
DepthVision Camera No Yes Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 3x 3x 10x 2x
Super Resolution Zoom 30x 30x 100x 10x
Video Recording 8k 8k 8k 4k
Battery 4,000mAh 4,500mAh 5,000mAh 4,100mAh
Available Colours Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black, Cloud Blue Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Canary Yellow, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black
Connectivity 5G or 4G variant 5G or 4G variant 5G only 5G or 4G variant
Headphone Jack No No No Yes
Price (from) 4G – £799, 5G – £899 5G – £999 5G – £1,199 4G – £769, 5G – £1,099

The Design

When it comes to the physical design, not much has changed since the S10. The S20s are larger and heavier to accommodate for the massive battery, which has also knocked out any room for a headphone jack. The S20 has fewer colour choices than the S10, with each model available in only two or three options between pink, blue, grey and black.

The Quad HD screen reaches an impressive 6.9 inches on the Ultra, making the S20 closer to the Note sizes than the previous Galaxy models. The screen is aesthetic, with the bezels pushed right back and the notch removed completely. The only interference with the screen is the small selfie camera, meaning minimal distractions during conference calls.

There is a visible difference in the refresh rate, which has doubled to 120hz, making for far smoother scrolling. Like the S10, the S20 is also water-resistant for up to 30 minutes, and holds an IP68 rating.

The Security

The Knox Security Platform makes a return in the S20 range, providing defence-grade security as standard for every phone. Knox contains defence and security mechanisms to protect against intrusion, malware and other threats. It can help with several issues at risk of security breach, from personal photo privacy to remotely managing multiple business smartphones.

Samsung designs, creates and validates every piece of hardware from the chip up, ensuring a secure supply chain from the beginning. Data isolation is built into every component, ensuring a double-lock for sensitive data so that the only person with real access is the intended user. Data is automatically encrypted, so even when a phone is stolen or lost, the data won’t be exposable, helping your company to comply with GDPR.

Knox provides solutions for businesses of all sizes, with easy configuration and management of various security solutions for thousands of devices in one go.

The S20s will prove ideal for business, with their long-lasting batteries, fantastic content creation capabilities and more. For those requiring high-end photography and video capture for their business, the S20 Ultra will likely be second to none. For everything else, the S20 base model will be a fantastic all-rounder.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 range will be available as business phones from Yappl. Call us on 01773 522 300 to find out more.

Posted on: 4 March 2020
Posted in: Mobile Phones

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