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Published on June 24th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan

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Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S20 – Device unlock guide

Samsung Galaxy S20 is a line of Samsung smartphones that was presented after the Galaxy S10 line. The line includes three models : Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The main difference between first two models is the screen size, while the Ultra model has a better display with 120 Hz refresh rate and a better camera that takes videos in stunning 8k resolution.

Hardware Overview

When it comes to hardware of the S20 line we are looking at a big variety of parts. The chipset used in the international version is Exynos 990 system on chip. Other regions like USA, Canada, South America, China and Japan models use Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

The main display varies as well. The Galaxy S20 model has a screen size of 6.2-inch, S20+ version comes with a 6.7-inch and the ultra model offers a 6.9-inch display. S20 and S20+ both have the main screen which is a 1440p Dynamic Amoled with HDR10+ support. The Ultra model offers the same screen but with a better refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The RAM memory depends on the model and the version. It starts from 8GB even up to 16 GB on the ultra model. The internal storage provides 128 GB of memory for the lowest model, while Ultra model can be bought with 512 GB. All devices offer a microSD card slots which can expend the memory by 1,5 TB.

When it comes to back camera we have a triple 64 MP on the S20 version. S20+ has a quadruple 64 MP snapper and the Ultra version has quadruple camera but with 108 MP.

All models run on Android 10 from the start.

Network unlock

Majority of networks still puts on a network blockade on their products, which stops the user from using different networks on one phone. For example if we buy a Galaxy S20 from T-Mobile, it will only work with T-Mobile. We won’t be able to use Sprint, AT&T or any other network.

We prepared a short guid for all people who aren’t sure if they have a network blockade or not.

First thing you need to do is to insert a simcard from a different network. Just like in the example before, if you own a T-Mobile device, you might insert a Sprint or AT&T simcard.

After that you need to check what message appears on the screen. If the device works fine it sees the name of the network and shows the signal, there is no blockade. On the other hand if your device asks for a network unlock code, or tells you that you need to use an unlock app to unlock the device, you are network locked.

There is no need to panic, network blockade can be unlocked quite easily. The things you need for the unlock are your phone’s IMEI number which can be found by dialing *#06# like a phone number, or by checking in the phone settings. After that you need to find a website that sells network unlock codes for example this one Samsung Galaxy S20 unlock service.

When you receive the code you turn on the phone and enter the codes using the instructions provided by the unlocking company. All users who don’t get a message for a code, but an unlock app instead can use this Device unlock App.

Device unlock app is even easier to unlock, because it doesn’t need any codes for unlocking. Your device gets unlocked remotely without any codes.

Both of these unlocking options are official, which means you won’t loose your warranty or any files on your S20 model.

Summary

The S20 line up is one of the best in the Samsung history, but like all smartphones it can have a problem with network blockade. You don’t need to worry however. The unlock is very simple and easy, even someone that is not a tech geek, will have no problems with removing the blockade.

We hope that this short guide will help you in removing the blockade and make to enjoy your Galaxy S20 even more.

Photo by Jonas Leupe on Unsplash

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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