Samsung Announces World’s First Smartphone with 16 GB of RAM, the $1400 Galaxy S20 Ultra

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“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” We’re still unsure whether Bill Gates actually said that, but we’ve gone far, far beyond that in modern computing. Smartphones are piling on the memory, too, as Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones show.

The Korean giant unveiled multiple S20 models during today’s Unpacked event, and the most powerful variant – the “Ultra” – packs a whopping 16 GB of RAM. That’s arguably overkill for social media apps and mobile games, but it’s a huge marketing point for Samsung, as no other phone boasts this amount of memory.

The rest of the S20 series’s hardware is pretty impressive, too. These are all 5G devices, which means super-speedy connectivity. They also sport an incredible AI-enhanced camera system with the “biggest image sensor yet,” allowing for 108-megapixel images. There’s even a 30X “Space Zoom” so users can easily get closer to the action.

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The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra will be available starting on March 6, 2020. They’re rather expensive, costing $1,000, $1,200, and $1,400, respectively.

Samsung also officially unveiled its clam-shell-inspired Galaxy Z Flip phone during the Unpacked event, which was previously leaked six ways from Sunday. The device starts at $1,380 and will be available on February 14, 2020 in “limited quantities.”

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

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