SOLVED: The Differences Between a Samsung Galaxy S9 and The New S20 Lineup

Because one of our clients wanted us to source new cells to replace their Samsung Galaxy S8’s and S9’s we created the following specification grid.

As you can see, the Samsung S20 FE (aka the Fan Edition or Lite model) is the natural replacement for the S9 and that is what we ended up sourcing

Samsung S9Samsung Galaxy S20 FE / LiteSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display size5.8 inch6.5-inch 6.2-inch6.7-inch6.9-inch
Display Typesuper AMOLED;super AMOLED;Dynamic AMOLED 2XDynamic AMOLED 2XDynamic AMOLED 2X
Display Resolution2960 x 1440 pixels2,400×1,080 pixels3,200 x 14403200 x 14403200 x 1440
Pixel density570ppi405ppi563ppi525ppi511ppi
Dimensions147.7×68.7×8.5 mm 5.81×2.70×0.33 in159.8×75.5×8.4mm 6.29×2.97×0.33 inches69.1×151.7×7.9 mm 2.72×5.97×0.311 inches73.7×161.9×7.8mm 2.9×6.37×0.30 inches76.0×166.9×8.8mm 2.99×6.57×0.35 inches
Weight5.75 oz; 163g6.7 oz; 190g5.75 oz; 163g6.56 oz; 186g7.76 oz; 220g
Rear Camera(s)12 megapixel12 megapixel (standard), 12 megapixel (ultra-wide), 8 megapixel (3x telephoto)12 megapixel (wide-angle), 64 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (ultra-wide)12 megapixel (wide-angle), 64 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (ultra-wide), time-of-flight camera108 megapixel (wide-angle), 48 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (ultra-wide), time-of-flight camera
Optical Zoom2x3x3x3x3x
Front-facing Camera8 megapixel32 megapixel10 megapixel10 megapixel40 megapixel
Video capture4K4K8K8K8K
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 SDM845Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (5G) Samsung Exynos 990 (4G)64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)
Storage64GB128GB128GB128GB, 512GB128GB, 512GB
RAM4GB6GB12GB (5G),  8GB (LTE)12GB (5G), 8GB (LTE)12GB, 16GB
SD Card Expansion.4TB1TBUp to 1TBUp to 1TBUp to 1TB
Battery3000 mAh4,500 mAh4,000 mAh4,500 mAh5,000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorRearIn-screenIn-screenIn-screenIn-screen
ConnectorUSB-CUSB-CUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone JackYesNoNoNoNo
Special FeaturesHDR, IP 68, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording5G enabled, IP 68 rating, 120Hz screen refresh rate, support for 30W fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water resistant (IP68)5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water resistant (IP68)5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; 100X zoom; water resistant (IP68)
Price at Launch (USD)$720$700$999$1,199, $1,349$1,399 (128GB), $1,599 (512GB)
Price at Launch (GBP)£739£599 (4G) £699 (5G)£799, £899 (5G)£999 (5G)£1,199 (128GB), £1,399 (512GB)
Price at Launch (AUD)AU$1199AU$999 (4G), AU$1,149 (5G)AU$1349 (4G), AU$1,499 (5G),AU$1,499 (4G), AU$1,649 (128GB), AU$1,899 (512GB)AU$1,999

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