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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra With 16GB RAM And 108 MP Camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra With 16GB RAM And 108 MP Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung’s upcoming mainstream flagship series, and everyone is looking forward to Android’s top OEM game changer. Many were surprised when Samsung decided to change its naming scheme and drop the Galaxy S11 moniker in favour of Galaxy S20.

Two separate Twitter sources by leaksters, @IceUniverse and @MMDJ, both tweeted that the purported device’s name is Galaxy S20. This wouldn’t be out of the ordinary as Huawei did the same thing last year with Huawei P20 – which was expected to be P11 instead.

Samsung’s next major launch event, Samsung Unpacked 2020, is just a few weeks from happening. Scheduled for February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio, alongside the new clamshell foldable smartphone.

According to leaks, the Galaxy S20 – previously known as S11 – was given a codename; Picasso. Samsung codenamed the Note 10 ‘Da Vinci’ because of its brilliance. The company decided to give the S20 ‘Picasso’ because the name relates to its headline change – the camera. The alleged name change will likely generate a lot of attention as Samsung has decided to change branding from calling the Galaxy S11e to Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S11 to Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S10+ to Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Pro, S20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra seems to be preparing itself to be at the top of the S20 devices. The S20 and S20+ basically seem to be replacing last year’s devices, while the Ultra looks to be the replacement of a more refined S10 5G.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is gearing itself to take down the likes of iPhone 11 Max while competing with the Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition that also boasts of mega specs.

According to Max Weinbach from XDA Developers, the rumoured specs for the three devices are as follows:

Galaxy S20 5G

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  • 2- to 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Cameras: 12-megapixel main, 64-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom, 12-megapixel ultra-wide
  • 10-megapixel single punch-hole front-facing camera (Thank goodness. I don’t miss the S10’s side-selfie camera at all.)
  • 128GB RAM
  • 4,000-mAh battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor

Galaxy S20 Pro/Plus 5G

  • 7-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Cameras: 12-megapixel main, 64-megapixel telephoto and 3x digital zoom, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, time-of-flight sensor
  • 10-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 128GB of storage (starting)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 4,500-mAh battery with 25-watt fast charging
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

  • 9-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Cameras: 108-megapixel main, 48-megapixel telephoto with 10x optical zoom, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, time-of-flight sensor
  • 40-megapixel wide front-facing camera
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card support, 12GB or 16GB RAM
  • 5,000-mAh battery with optional 45-watt fast-charger
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor

108-Megapixel Camera

A 108-megapixel sounds revolutionary but the Chinese brand Xiaomi already beat Samsung to it with the Mi CC9 Pro, which has a 108-megapixel camera. 108 megapixels sounds outrageous but the Snapdragon 865 chip can support a 200-megapixel camera. It may not be using the entire 108 million pixels every time, but thanks to Qualcomm, the extra resolution will come in handy when zooming in and cropping.

The S20 Ultra 5G will be the only one to get the 108-megapixel camera, with a 48-megapixel 10x optical zoom lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens for group and landscape shots too.

On the other hand, the S20 and S20 Plus will have 12-megapixel cameras, while the two higher-end devices will also have time-of-flight sensors (ToF), which are useful for portrait video mode and AR applications.

The Quad Camera:

  • 108 MP, (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 48 MP, (telephoto), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady video
  • TOF 3D camera
  • Features an LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video quality is up to 3240p@30fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS

The Dual Selfie Camera:

  • 40 MP, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video quality is 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

5G Enabled

The powerful Snapdragon 865 processor that chipmaker Qualcomm has made for the S20 flagship will integrate a 5G modem. For countries like South Korea in Asia (the home of Samsung), Samsung will most likely use the in-house Exynos 990 5G processor. However, not every phone will access 5G as some cities and countries that have 4G will be able to use 4G networks so that the 5G Galaxy S20 could also act as a 4G phone.

Storage and RAM

According to Weinbach’s tweet, the S20 Ultra will have on-board storage, external memory and RAM of:

  • 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options
  • 12GB and16GB RAM configurations (for the 128GB and 256GB internal storage, respectively)
  • MicroSD card slot for external storage, with support for up to 1TB

Android 10 and Samsung ONE UI 2

Every Samsung phone in 2020 will run on Android 10 while the company’s UI 2 will be available in beta for the S20 devices. The Android 10 which has system-wide dark mode on phones will also have so much in store. It will also include gesture navigation, impressive live captioning and other new privacy settings that will enhance phone security.

Other Features

The sensors will include:

  • Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • ANT+
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)