The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s shiny new flagship series which was unveiled in San Francisco back in February. These new devices feature an improved camera, faster processor, 5G network compatibility and silky smooth 120Hz display.
Included in the range is the basic S20, an S20+ and the ludicrously expensive Galaxy S20 Ultra. This premium flagship costs at least £1,199 and can push through the £1,300 barrier if you start adding extra memory.
That’s a huge amount of money to pay but it seems that this high cost isn’t putting people off buying one. In an unexpected twist, the latest news has revealed that the S20 Ultra is selling well with reports suggesting its actually sold more than half of the total number of handsets bought so far. If true it could mean this device is actually proving more popular than its cheaper siblings.
Samsung hasn’t revealed figures for the S20 so how do we know what’s happening to the phone?
Well, according to industry sources, via The ELEC, a company that supplies modules for S20 Ultra’s camera system is seeing record demand.
In fact, MCNEX, which is Samsung’s sole supplier, has seen a sales boost of 25 percent from last year.
Although that doesn’t confirm the S20 Ultra is booming it could suggest that this phone is proving to be a bigger hit than some people had expected.
When it was announced, it was thought that the giant 6.9-inch screen and bank-busting price might put people off.
To add fuel to this sales rumour, it also appears that the S20 Ultra is now out of stock in some regions. A quick search on the UK Samsung store reveals that those wanting the most expensive 512GB model (£1,399) will have to wait with the phone currently available. When tapping the buy button, Samsung fans are faced with a message that states, “Sold out. Get stock alert to receive notification when it’s back in stock”
Of course, the reason why this device could be proving so popular is that it gets a number of features on you won’t find on any other S20 phone.
For the extra money, you get a much bigger screen, a larger battery and, most importantly, a camera module that features a 100X Space Zoom.