Kwon Jae Hoon, the president director of Samsung Electronics Indonesia, center, unveils the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip in Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Nur Yasmin)

Samsung Launches Flagship S20 Series and Z Flip Folding Phone in Indonesia

BY :NUR YASMIN

MARCH 05, 2020

Jakarta. Samsung Indonesia on Wednesday launched the newest addition to its Galaxy S flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, and a new high-end folding phone called the Galaxy Z Flip.

"For more than ten years, Samsung has given a lot of innovations. Today, consumers want a more powerful device. I'm excited to present a brand new era of mobile with the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip," Kwon Jae Hoon, the president director of Samsung Electronics Indonesia, said at the launch event in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Galaxy S20 series has three models – the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, each with different sizes and specifications.

The S20 has a 6.2-inch screen with a triple rear camera, the S20+ a 6.7-inch screen with 64 megapixels quad rear camera and the S20 Ultra a 6.9-inch screen with 108 megapixels quad rear camera.

The S20 Ultra's striking quad-camera features Nona-Binning technology and 8K Video recording. It also has a unique folded lens technology that provides 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom and an improved low-light mode.

The S20 introduces the single-take camera feature to snap photos and videos in one click. Its camera is also powered with AI technology.

Both the S20 and the S20+ have a 64-megapixel camera that can record 8K video.

Hands-on experience on the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, in Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Nur Yasmin)
Hands-on with the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (JG Photo/Nur Yasmin)

The Galaxy Z Flip meanwhile is Samsung's latest addition to the folding phone market after the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was released in September last year.

The compact 6.7-inch flip phone features Samsung's Foldable UX that splits the screen when it's in flip mode.

The phone has three cameras, and one of them is a 10-megapixel mini selfie camera you can use when the phone is closed.

Prices for the S20 series phones start at Rp 13 million ($916) for the Galaxy S20 and go up to Rp 14.5 million for the Galaxy S20+ and Rp 18.5 million for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Galaxy Z Flip is Rp 21.8 million.

All phones will be available at Samsung stores starting from Friday.

You can get a hands-on experience with the Samsung S20 series phones and the Z Flip at the Samsung consumer launch at Central Park and Kelapa Gading Mall in Jakarta and Pakuwon Mall in Surabaya on March 6-8, and at Sun Plaza Mall in Medan on March 27-29.

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