It’s been leaked for quite some time now, and it’s finally official: this is the Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition. Finished in the K-pop band’s signature purple shade, there are also a number of other neat details. Also released alongside the special edition S20+ is a Galaxy Buds+ in the same colourway, and both of them are available here in Malaysia.
Aside from the purple finish, the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition also has the band’s logo right beneath the Samsung branding on the rear panel. There is a purple heart iconography on the camera module as well, and naturally, the phone itself is pre-installed with BTS-inspired themes. The Weverse app (a fan community platform for the band) is pre-loaded too.
As for the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition, the charging case and touchpad of the wireless earbuds are finished in purple. The band’s logo and purple heart iconography are found on each of the earbuds as well.
Beyond these aesthetic changes, the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition should be identical to the standard S20+. It’s still powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 990 chipset, and based on our review of the Galaxy S20 Ultra – which sports the same SoC – it should be able to offer fast, flagship-tier performance.
And then there’s the bright and vibrant 6.7-inch 3200 x 1440 Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen of the Galaxy S20+. Coupled with the panel’s fast 120Hz refresh rate, every motion on this display will look extra smooth, giving the impression of a faster smartphone. There’s also the Infinity-O hole-punch cutout at the top of the screen for the 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera.
Speaking of which, the Galaxy S20+ has respectable camera performance as well, thanks to its sophisticated quad camera system. It consists of a 12MP f/1.8 main sensor, a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter, a 64MP f/2.0 telephoto lens, and a DepthVision time-of-flight camera. This camera configuration allows the S20+ to do up to 30x digital zoom.
Other specifications of the Galaxy S20+ include a generous 4,500mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for further storage expansion, and an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and the Galaxy Buds+ will be available for pre-order in Malaysia between 19 June to 5 July right here. The special edition S20+ retails at RM4,399, while the custom Buds+ goes for RM899.
To sweeten the deal, those who pre-order the Galaxy S20+ can purchase the Buds+ with 50% discount. If you place an order for the Buds+ instead, Samsung will throw in a complimentary BTS-themed wireless charger worth RM199.