2020 is going to be a very busy year Samsung as the company has plenty of products lined up for release. The first flagship product that the company will launch is the Galaxy S20 series, a successor to last year’s S10. The S20 is perhaps Samsung’s most anticipated smartphone to date and one of the reasons behind it is the smartphone’s camera performance, which according to tipsters will set a new benchmark.
The S20 Ultra will be Samsung’s first smartphones to use a 108MP camera, but that alone won’t be “the special something” in the smartphone. According to renowned tipster Ice Universe, the 108MP camera in Galaxy S20 Ultra will be able to shoot with almost no delay. In other words, you’ll barely notice any shutter lag in the S20 Ultra. Also, the S20 Ultra will also be able to turn on HDR automatically, much like the Galaxy S10 series.
Galaxy S20 Ultra, 108MP shooting with almost no delay, rich details, and importantly, it can automatically turn on HDR.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 27, 2020
We currently don’t know whether or not these features will be available in Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S20 Plus. But there is one striking similarity between S20, S20 Plus, and S10 Ultra smartphone and that is the display. The trio will have a display with a screen refresh rate of 120Hz. However, the S20 series of smartphones will have its default screen refresh rate set at 60Hz. You’ll, of course, be able to change it to 90Hz and 120Hz later by going to the display settings.
Update 29/1/2020: Ice Universe has added another tidbit:
The telephoto sensor S5KGW2 of the S20 / S20+ is a special pure 64MP camera. It cannot be 4 in 1 combined into 16MP. It will be used for pixel cropping zoom and 8K video.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 29, 2020
The 64 MP main camera in the S20 and S20+ will use its high pixel count for pixel crop zooming, just like on the old Nokia Lumia 1020.
Someone else who had a hands-on with the devices also reports the Directors Cut feature did make the cut, and will be present on released devices. This feature will record simultaneously from all 3 cameras and allow users to later switch between each camera zoom level for composition purposes.
According to tipster Max Weinbach, the S20 series of smartphones will have another thing in common and this is the touch sensitivity. It will have a touch sensitivity of 240Hz.
S20 has a 120hz refresh rate and 240hz touch sensitivity.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 27, 2020
SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 5G
The Galaxy s20 5G will feature a 6.2-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display will have a refresh rate of 120Hz. As per MSP, the smartphone will be powered by the Exynos 990 chipset coupled with 128GB of onboard storage. The smartphone will feature a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 64MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor at the back, and a 10MP unit at the front. The back cameras will have support for 3x optical zoom and 8K video recording, while the front camera will be able to record 4K at 60fps. Other specs include a 4,000mAh battery, Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers by AKG and IP68 certification.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S20+ 5G
Talking about the Galaxy S20+ 5G, it will feature a slightly larger 6.7-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED with the same 20:9 aspect ratio. It’ll feature a 12MP wide-angle camera, a 64MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera at the back, and a 10MP selfie snapper at the front. The back cameras will have support for 3x optical zoom and 8K video recording, while the front camera will be able to record 4K at 60fps. It will pack a 4,500mAh battery, and that’s 500mAh more than what Galaxy S20 offers. Other specs include Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers by AKG and IP68 certification.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 ULTRA
Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the most premium Galaxy S20. The smartphone 6.9-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Like the S20 and S20+, the S20 Ultra will have a 120Hz display. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will feature a 108MP wide-angle camera, a 48MP telephoto camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a ToF sensor. The rear cameras of Galaxy S20 Ultra will be able to record 8K videos, while the front camera will record 4K at 60fps. Other specs include a 5,000mAh battery, Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers by AKG and IP68 certification.
Samsung is all set to hold its Unpacked event on February 11 in San Francisco.