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Samsung recently announced three all-new smartphones with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the bigger, better, and more expensive Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. These are essentially the Galaxy S11, only with a new name and here’s absolutely everything you need to know.

Below, we’ll go over the Galaxy S20 release date, pre-orders, specs, and pricing for buyers looking to get Samsung’s newest awesome 5G Galaxy smartphone. Then, we’ll show you where to buy one and how to get the best deal.

As we all now know, Galaxy S20 pre-orders begin on February 21st, and that the official Galaxy S20 release date is March 6th when orders get delivered and the phones are available in-stores. Read on for more details.

Important Galaxy S20 Release Info

  • Galaxy S20 Pre-Orders open on February 21st
  • Available in stores and online by March 6th
  • Galaxy S20 pricing starts at $999
  • Choose between three Galaxy S20 models and three different color options

Samsung Galaxy S20 Release Date

The all-new, bigger, faster, camera-packed Galaxy S20 can be yours in just a few weeks. Just as we expected, the Galaxy S20 release date is March 6th. However, I have a feeling T-Mobile will ship them early, again.

With a slightly smaller 6.2-inch display, a bigger and better 6.7-inch Galaxy S20+ and a massive crazy powerful Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, all with 5G speeds and insane new cameras, we knew these phones could take a little longer to arrive. The fact that they made big changes to the cameras, added a 120 Hz display, packed bigger battery cells inside and everything else we’re getting here, not to mention three different models to choose from, we’re surprised they’re coming out so soon.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Pre-Orders

You can officially pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20 today, right now, as of February 21st, 12:01 AM, all the way until March 5th. Then, pre-orders will ship in time to arrive at your door on the March 6th release date, or potentially even earlier.

If you want to reserve your own Galaxy S20 or that crazy Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, you can online or by walking into a carrier or retail store to get set up. Don’t forget to take advantage of the trade-in deals, too. Those who pre-order get $100 Samsung credit with an S20, $150 credit with an S20+, or a $200 credit with an S20 Ultra. Samsung is also offering up to $700 off with select trade-ins, probably because they know these phones are expensive.

Head to places like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Walmart or Best Buy. Links to buy or pre-order the phone from EVERY major outlet is listed in the “Where to Buy” section below. Or, get it from Samsung.com at a heavy discount and with a guaranteed early delivery date.

Where to Buy the Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 will be available everywhere soon. You can see it yourself and test out these bigger screens at local carriers stores, or a Best Buy then pre-order your own. Your best bet is to buy it from Samsung.com, or hit the links below for other retailers.

We’ll link to each carrier page as they’re released. Unfortunately, it looks like Verizon will NOT offer the smallest cheaper $999 Galaxy S20, and only the bigger two. Well, not until later this year. This is due to the cheapest Galaxy S20 having a different 5G chip than the bigger two models.

Either way, with different models to choose from and high price tags we don’t think these devices will sell out. Basically, that means you can take your time and choose which model and size is right for you without worrying about rushing before they sell out.

In fact, you’ll probably be able to walk into any retail or carrier store on March 6th and buy one without any fuss or lines.

Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Deals

With phones as expensive as the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra, we’re starting to see deals everywhere. Everyone from Samsung to AT&T understands that people don’t want to pay $1,399 for a phone, so they have some crazy impressive Galaxy S20 deals to help you buy one.

While almost every carrier is offering a deal and we’re even seeing a few “Buy one, get one” offers, your hands-down best option is to order one from Samsung’s website. Seriously.

With the right trade-in, you’ll get a $700 discount, and Samsung is offering higher trade-in values than anyone else, by far.

With a $700 discount, you are looking at $299 for the Galaxy S20, instead of $1000. Or, snag a Galaxy S20+ at $499.99 (down from $1,199.99). And finally, if you trade in a newer phone you could get the insanely powerful Galaxy S20 Ultra for just $699, instead of $1,400. These are crazy good deals that surely won’t last.

Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra Specifications

  • 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch Curved Quad-HD Infinity SAMOLED Display (Bezel-free) (all 120 Hz high refresh rates)
  • The smaller regular Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch screen
  • 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor in the US and Samsung Exynos in select regions
  • 12GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB storage with microSD expansion (16GB RAM option on Ultra)
  • Android 10 with Samsung One UI 2.0
  • Quad Rear Cameras: 1264, 12, 16, (variable aperture main lens), f/2.4 3-10x telephoto lens, wide-angle camera, DoF sensor, more) Dual OIS, 960 FPS slo-mo, 4K, laser focus, 10-scene optimizer, Night Sight (rumors)
  • Crazy 108 MP Camera and 48MP 10-100x periscope zoom on the Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • 10MP Front Selfie Camera with a smaller centered cutout (40MP Front Selfie Camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra)
  • Stereo Speaker tuned by AKG
  • 4,000 mAh, 4,500 mAh and massive 5,000 mAh batteries with new 25w Faster Charging, Faster 45w on S20 Ultra, Wireless Charging 2.0 and Powershare Reverse Wireless Charging
  • IP68 Dust & Water-resistance
  • USB Type-C, Bixby 2.0, Bixby AI, and 5G (all models have 5G)
  • Heart-rate sensor, Better In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, potentially FaceID tech
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack and no Bixby button

Samsung has offered similar screen sizes for several years, only increasing them by a hair as bezels have shrunk on our devices. This year though, they made a huge jump in almost every category.

With the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung made the screens bigger and doubled the refresh rate, made the biggest changes to the camera we’ve seen in nearly three years, packed huge batteries inside, then added 5G technology on top of everything else. They might look like a familiar experience, but these are vastly different and highly improved smartphones compared to last year.

As a comparison, last year the Galaxy S10 lineup had a 5.8-inch screen, 6.1-inch and the biggest was the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus. For 2020 everything is bigger and better.

We’re most excited about the massive battery in these phones, the cameras, and the new 120Hz refresh rate on the screens. Any of those things would be exciting, but all of them at the same time is a big deal. Plus, the screens have a new 240 Hz touch response too, so everything will feel absurdly fast and smooth. You’ll want to buy a Galaxy S20.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Color Options

In case you didn’t notice, Samsung has some neat new colors this year for the Galaxy S20. While you’ll be able to get it the usual Black colorway, there will also be a new Cloud Blue and Pinkish Red option for potential buyers.

  • Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink
  • Galaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black

Samsung Galaxy S20 Prices

Finally, we have to talk about pricing, as these are three super-expensive smartphones. In fact, the smaller S20 is more expensive than we expected, although it does have more to offer than the budget-friendly Galaxy S10e from 2019, so the higher price is justified.

Here’s how much you’ll need to save to get this phone, or how much you’ll have to spend each month on a carrier payment plan to have a big Galaxy S20 and all those cameras in your pocket.

  • Galaxy S20 (6.2-inch): $999
  • Galaxy S20+ (6.7-inch): $1,200
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (6.9-inch): $1,399

These are expensive smartphones. However, as we said above Samsung has a slew of impressive trade-in deals, discounts, and almost every carrier is offering some sort of discount or promotion as well. Your best bet is to trade in whatever phone you have and then do a payment plan with carriers.

If you’re shocked by these prices, don’t think that this is out of the norm. Samsung is just first to the market with high-end flagship phones with better screens, 5G, and bigger batteries. We’re expecting similar high prices from the 5G iPhone 12, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and other phones coming in 2020.

What I’m trying to say is that you should expect these types of prices for the rest of the year, so if you love the Galaxy S20, get one and enjoy it.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases & Accessories

After spending over $1000 on a smartphone you’ll want it to last. That’s why we highly highly recommend everyone with any of the Galaxy S20 models use a case, get a screen protector, and potentially other accessories for a better and more enjoyable experience.

So, if you just bought the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ or a Galaxy S20 Ultra, here are some accessory roundups for your new phone.

Enjoy your new phone.

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