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 S9 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE / Lite Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display size 5.8 inch 6.5-inch  6.2-inch 6.7-inch 6.9-inch
Display Type super AMOLED; super AMOLED; Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Display Resolution 2960 x 1440 pixels 2,400×1,080 pixels 3,200 x 1440 3200 x 1440 3200 x 1440
Pixel density 570ppi 405ppi 563ppi 525ppi 511ppi
Dimensions 147.7×68.7×8.5 mm 5.81×2.70×0.33 in 159.8×75.5×8.4mm 6.29×2.97×0.33 inches 69.1×151.7×7.9 mm 2.72×5.97×0.311 inches 73.7×161.9×7.8mm 2.9×6.37×0.30 inches 76.0×166.9×8.8mm 2.99×6.57×0.35 inches
Weight 5.75 oz; 163g 6.7 oz; 190g 5.75 oz; 163g 6.56 oz; 186g 7.76 oz; 220g
Rear Camera(s) 12 megapixel 12 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 camera 108 megapixel (wide-angle), 48 megapixel (telephoto), 12 megapixel (ultra-wide), time-of-flight camera
Optical Zoom 2x 3x 3x 3x 3x
Front-facing Camera 8 megapixel 32 megapixel 10 megapixel 10 megapixel 40 megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 8K 8K 8K
Processor Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Qualcomm 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)
Storage 64GB 128GB 128GB 128GB, 512GB 128GB, 512GB
RAM 4GB 6GB 12GB (5G),  8GB (LTE) 12GB (5G), 8GB (LTE) 12GB, 16GB
SD Card Expansion .4TB 1TB Up to 1TB Up to 1TB Up to 1TB
Battery 3000 mAh 4,500 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,500 mAh 5,000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Rear In-screen In-screen In-screen In-screen
Connector USB-C USB-C USB-C USB-C USB-C
Headphone Jack Yes No No No No
Special Features HDR, IP 68, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording 5G enabled, IP 68 rating, 120Hz screen refresh rate, support for 30W fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging 5G 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$1199 AU$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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