Last year when Samsung’s marketing team did an oopsy with the official product video of the Galaxy Note 10. They said the frame of the Note 10 was made from stainless steel instead of brushed aluminum. Here’s the video if you don’t remember it. Later they changed it to this. I still cringe to the memory of this. Somehow the marketing team of the multi-billion-dollar company which also happens to be the number one smartphone maker was under the impression that their new phones use stainless steel for some reason which was obviously not the case. Samsung quickly fixed their mistake without any explanation or anything.
Now, Samsung is making sure this blunder won’t happen again by actually making the frame of the Galaxy S20 Ultra with the stainless steel. Ever since the Galaxy S6, Samsung has been using an aluminum frame which is a material that strikes the balance between lightness and durability and it’s less expensive. Stainless steel is heavier and tougher than aluminum and the thing is it’s more premium, it looks really good, feels great in the hand, as well as it’s more durable. Also, It is more scratch-resistant and does not bend as easily as aluminum.
The reason stainless steel is rarely used in smartphones is that it’s more expensive to produce. But the Galaxy S20 Ultra will have an insane price tag so I would expect them to offer this at least. By the way, Apple already offers a stainless steel frame on its smartphones ever. Since the iPhone X so good to know that Samsung is also upping its game in this department as well. Samsung is also working on an AirDrop rival called Quick Share for its Galaxy phones. Screenshots of the feature show that it will work similarly to AirDrop, it will give you an easy way to transfer files between two Galaxy phones. You’ll also be able to restrict who can send you files to just people in your contacts or to allow everyone nearby to send you memes, videos, and other things.
Samsung will launch this alongside the Galaxy S20 and hopefully, we’ll get to hear more about it at the event. The Galaxy S20 will have 120Hz display but you can’t use it in maxed-out resolution. You can only use it at 1080p. Now, it looks like Samsung will default the screen refresh rate to 60Hz out of the box. Of course, you can change it to 120Hz in the settings. But the thing is, an average consumer won’t even notice this and probably would never change it to 120Hz because he probably won’t even have an idea that the screen supports 120Hz refresh rate. Honestly, this is a little weird for Samsung to do it.
All the companies that support high refresh rate displays end up shipping in the highest available mode. Pixel 4, OnePlus all leaves its 90Hz mode turned on by default. Maybe Samsung is keeping it to 60Hz to optimize the battery for an average consumer but this would also mean that the average consumer probably will never experience this high-quality display for which he’s actually paying a little more than if it were just 60Hz.