Here’s how much Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra will cost on Verizon
Last year, Verizon was the exclusive seller of the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G for the first few months. In 2020, with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy 20 Ultra all featuring 5G connectivity as standard in the United States, Verizon won’t have the same advantage. In fact, Verizon will not even be launching the Galaxy S20 initially, only the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Why? Well, it is because the smallest of the Galaxy S20 models does not support mmWave 5G networks, only sub-6GHz 5G networks. mmWave 5G support requires two discrete antenna modules around the frame of a device, and the Galaxy S20 apparently didn’t have enough space inside to accommodate those antennas. Verizon says that it will launch a Galaxy S20 model that supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks in Q2 2020, though Samsung has not said anything about such a variant being in the works.
As far as the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra are concerned, both handsets support mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks and will be up for pre-order from Verizon starting February 21 and available in-store from March 6. Pricing for the S20+ will start at $49.99 per month for the carrier’s 24-month payment plan and at $58.33 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Verizon has also revealed Galaxy S20 pricing even though it’s not launching that model right now: it will cost $41.66 per month.
Verizon hasn’t revealed the prices for those who want to buy the phones outright, but they are likely to cost the same as the unlocked models: $999 for the Galaxy S20, $1,199 for the Galaxy S20+, and $1,399 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. These prices are for the base variants with 128GB of storage, all of which come with 12GB of RAM.