As we get closer to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series’ official launch on 11 February, we’re getting even more leaked information on Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones. This latest leak is quite substantial: it’s supposedly the full spec sheet of all three S20 phones.
This spec sheet comes from Ishan Agarwal and MySmartPrice, citing an exclusive report containing the full specification of the Galaxy S20 smartphones. As expected, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the highest-end device in the series with some interesting features.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Compared to previous Galaxy S series smartphones, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is shaping up to be the biggest device in the lineup yet. Sporting a huge 6.9-inch 3200 x 1440 Dynamic AMOLED display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, this is quite a sizeable smartphone. Naturally, as previous leaks have shown, it has an Infinity-O Display with a similar hole-punch cutout as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 devices.
Going down the spec sheet, there’s the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s impressive quad camera system. It’s supposedly made up of a 108MP main shooter, a 48MP telephoto lens with 10x (!) optical zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a ToF sensor. The zooming capability of the telephoto lens is very impressive, and it’s said to offer up to 100x digital zoom too.
Selfie lovers will also be happy to learn that the S20 Ultra has a 40MP wide front-facing camera. On top of that, this particular shooter can also record 4K videos at 60 frames per second – that’s quite impressive.
Not surprisingly, this leak seemingly confirms two different versions of the Galaxy S20 smartphones for different regions: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 model and an Exynos 990 variant. As usual, the Malaysian market should be getting the Exynos 990 model, so unlike earlier rumours, it doesn’t seem like Samsung will use the Snapdragon 865 chip for all markets.
While some folks may not be thrilled by this, we still don’t know exactly how the Exynos 990 stacks up to the Snapdragon 865 in terms of performance. But what we do know is the fact that the Exynos 990 is also built on a 7nm process like the Snapdragon 865; it’s possible the power consumption of these two chips would be similar.
Given its large dimensions, the Galaxy S20 Ultra also has a very generous battery capacity. According to the leaked spec sheet, the S20 Ultra is (yet again) said to come with a huge 5,000mAh battery. This large cell also makes the flagship smartphone a pretty hefty device, supposedly tipping the scales at 221g.
Other specifications of the Galaxy S20 Ultra include storage capacities from 128GB to 512GB, a microSD card slot, IP68 dust and water resistance, as well as One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy S20+
What was previously the highest-end offering in the series now sits right in the middle between the regular S20 and S20 Ultra. Now that it’s no longer the top-of-the-line offering, the Galaxy S20+ doesn’t come with a number of features the Ultra model has, including a different camera configuration.
Unlike the S20 Ultra’s 108MP primary sensor and 48MP telephoto shooter, the Galaxy S20+ make do with a 12MP main camera and a 64MP telephoto lens. Now, just because the S20+’s telephoto shooter has a higher megapixel count doesn’t make it better. According to an earlier leak, the 64MP telephoto lens can only do between 3x zoom up to 30x zoom.
While that pales in comparison to the S20 Ultra’s (alleged) 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom, the S20+’s quad camera system still has respectable zooming capability.
Besides the Galaxy S20+’s primary and telephoto sensors, the other two shooters include a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens and a ToF sensor. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is a 10MP shooter. Not quite as potent as the Ultra’s 40MP sensor, but it can still do 4K video recording at 60fps.
Just like the S20 Ultra, the S20+ also has a 120Hz 3200 x 1440 Dynamic AMOLED display, though it is a slightly smaller 6.7-inch screen. Battery capacity of the S20+, on the other hand, is a very respectable 4,500mAh battery. In comparison, its direct predecessor, the Galaxy S10+, only had a 4,100mAh cell.
Rounding out the specifications of the Galaxy S20+ are an Exynos 990 chipset, at least 128GB of expandable storage, an IP68 rating, and One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.
Samsung Galaxy S20
Last but certainly not least is the most affordable device in the series, the standard Galaxy S20. Based on its moniker, it succeeds the Galaxy S10, so unfortunately enough, there doesn’t seem to be any follow-up to the compact Galaxy S10e.
Despite being the smallest device in the series, the Galaxy S20 shares quite a number of features with its higher-end siblings. These include a 6.2-inch 1440p Dynamic AMOLED display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, an Exynos 990 chipset, and a similar camera configuration as the Galaxy S20+ – minus the ToF sensor.
The rest of the Galaxy S20’s hardware detailed in the leak are befitting of a flagship smartphone too. It has a reasonably big 4,000mAh battery, a 10MP selfie camera, 128GB of storage (complete with a microSD card slot), IP68 water resistance, and of course, the same One UI 2.0 software based on Android 10 out of the box.
If this leak turns out to be accurate, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is arguably the Korean company’s most complete flagship lineup yet. While there are still some big hardware differences between the three different smartphones, they still have WQHD+ 120Hz displays, large battery capacities, and the same level of performance.
The Galaxy S20 series will officially be unveiled come 11 February 2020 next month. According to Agarwal, all three S20 smartphones will likely hit store shelves around 13 March the following month, which is a reasonably quick rollout. Hopefully, that’s when the Galaxy S20 series will arrive in Malaysia as well.
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