Samsung Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy S20 launch is ready for February 11, and we’re prone to find out about not less than three new telephones at the firm’s Unpacked occasion on that date.
Those three units are prone to be known as the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
We initially anticipated this to be the Samsung Galaxy S11 collection of units, however constant leaks and rumors have recommended the units will now be known as the Galaxy S20 collection.
Below we’ve put collectively the whole lot convincing that we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection so far, with the most essential leaks and rumors alongside all of the confirmed info.
If you skip on over to web page two of this text, you’ll discover our checklist of enhancements we would like the telephone collection to make, with some inspiration from points of the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy A80 and Galaxy Fold.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The subsequent Galaxy S smartphone collection from Samsung
- When is it out? Announced February 11, possible out quickly after
- What will it price? Likely greater than $899 / £799 / AU$1,349
Samsung Galaxy S20 release date and price
The Samsung Galaxy S20 launch date is locked in for Tuesday, February 11 in San Francisco. That’s virtually a complete 12 months after Samsung unveiled its 2019 trio of flagship Galaxy telephones.
When will the S20 truly be available for purchase? If you pre-register your curiosity on the Samsung web site for its subsequent flagship telephone you’ll be advised the phone will be delivered on March 6. That appears prone to be the worldwide release date.
Originally we anticipated the Samsung Galaxy S11 price to be just like the $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 launch price for the Galaxy S10. That was for its lowest storage measurement, and the price went all the means as much as $1,149 / £999 / AU$1,699 for the highest.
That should be the case, in accordance with one large leak that means there will probably be each 4G and 5G variations of the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus whereas the Galaxy S20 Ultra will simply are available 5G.
We’ve seen a number of leaks over the previous couple of weeks – the predominant ones are for European price and another for UK prices – and we’ve mixed the info (plus our best estimates for the US and Australia) in a straightforward to learn chart under.
|Which telephone?||UK price||Euros (leaked costs)||US estimate||Australia estimate|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 4G||£799||€900 – €1,000||$900-$1,100||AU$1,350-AU$1,650|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 5G||£874||N/A||$1,150||AU$1,700|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 4G||£999||€1,100||$1,200||AU$1,775|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G||£1,074||N/A||$1,400||AU$2,100|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||£1,149||€1,349||$1,500||AU$2,200|
Don’t take these costs as gospel as there’s no certainty that these leaks are correct, plus the conversions are solely estimated pricing as effectively so could possibly be loads totally different when the telephone is on store cabinets.
Accompanying the launch of the Galaxy S11 collection there additionally could be new premium wi-fi earbuds to rival the Apple AirPods Pro known as the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. Given that the unique Galaxy Buds had been launched alongside the Galaxy S10, it is smart that the new ones would come out with the subsequent Samsung flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S20 design
We’ve now seen loads of leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection, and whereas there are variations between plenty of them, all of them clearly present the identical basic concept.
November 2019 was after we first began seeing pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S11 showing, and under you’ll discover a number of the best ones we’ve got seen so far that we consider to be correct.
Starting with the commonplace Samsung Galaxy S20, we’ve seen the under picture courtesy of leaker Ishan Agarwal and 91Mobiles.
Nearly all renders level to the rear cameras being housed in a big bump in the prime left of the again of the telephone. The precise structure of them is unclear although, with some renders displaying them in an organized row and others pointing to a extra messy splattering.
Hands-on images of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus in the meantime, because it’s known as in the leak, make us suppose that the lenses and flash will probably be organized in two rows in the digicam bump, as that’s what the footage present. The chin below the show seems to be worryingly thick although.
We’ve additionally seen renders of cases and pictures of a screen protector that again up these concepts, and famend tipster Evan Blass has recently posted an image displaying the again of the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
As you’ll be able to see from the picture above, the digicam arrays are organized in rectangular blocks reasonably than a strip – and it seems to be as if for those who pre-order the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra you’ll additionally get a pair of Galaxy Buds Plus wi-fi earphones thrown in as effectively.
A later leak of one other display screen cowl suggests the system can have skinny bezels, although the leaker famous that the ‘S11’s “forehead” and “chin” are very optimistic’, suggesting they could possibly be thicker than the pictures present.
We’ve additionally heard that the Samsung Galaxy S11 might move the punch-hole camera to the prime middle of the display screen, just like the Galaxy Note 10 vary, as we’ve since seen in leaked pictures.
The supply provides that the digicam could be smaller than on the Note 10 vary although. You can see how this would possibly look in the pictures above and the one under.
In phrases of supplies, we’d count on the entrance and again to be Corning Gorilla Glass as most telephones use. While premium units sometimes have an aluminum body, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra could have a top-end stainless steel frame as a substitute if one leak is to be believed.
Currently solely top-end iPhones and sure different handsets use this dear and heavy materials of their builds, so if true this reveals the S20 Ultra is ready to sport a very ‘premium’ design.
A later leak points to the colours: the S20 will apparently are available Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink; the S20 Plus in Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, and Cloud Blue; and the S20 Ultra in Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.
Interestingly, this leak additionally suggests the curved 3D edges typical of the S-line will probably be toned all the way down to extra refined 2.5D angles, which means the display screen would possibly solely have minimal curves.
Multiple leaks have now additionally recommended there gained’t be a three.5mm headphone jack on any of those units.
Samsung Galaxy S20 show
An enormous improve for the Galaxy S20 collection is prone to be a 120Hz refresh fee expertise on the screens that ought to provide smoother interactions than the 60Hz discovered on the S10 vary.
We’ve seen this expertise leak a number of instances, however maybe the best proof but has been a hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus from XDA Developers that has video proof of the telephone’s increased refresh fee.
There’s no assure this will probably be included on all units, nevertheless it’s trying very possible for the Galaxy S20 Plus not less than.
It additionally seems to be like the 120Hz setting will solely be out there when the telephone is on Full HD+ decision. That’s the default setting on fashionable Samsung smartphones, nevertheless it’s thought you’d be capable to improve the decision to WQHD+ whereas getting a 60Hz refresh fee.
The most enduring size rumor suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S20 can have a 6.2-inch display screen, the S20 Plus can have a 6.7-inch one, and the S20 Ultra can have a 6.9-inch show. That’s a reasonably sizeable improve on the earlier technology.
One huge leak backed up the Galaxy S20 refresh fee and display screen measurement rumors, including the decision of every could be 3200 x 1440. That would imply the smallest system would technically have the best pixel-per-inch rely.
The S20 vary might additionally use a brand new display screen tech, as Samsung has trademarked the name SAMOLED, which seems like a brand new tackle the AMOLED screens utilized by its telephones.
We don’t presently understand how SAMOLED would differ, however which may be the firm’s new identify for the top-end 120Hz refresh fee.
It’s additionally thought the entire Galaxy S20 vary will include ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanners. That identical XDA Developers leak above has claimed Samsung is utilizing such tech on the Galaxy S20 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S20 digicam
We’re anticipating the Samsung Galaxy S20 vary to have some spectacular digicam gear, however the S20 and S20 Plus are positive to vary fairly a bit from the S20 Ultra.
We have seen an incredibly detailed spec dump, the place three sources concurrently revealed info on the cameras, and it provides us an enormous have a look at what to anticipate (if true). All the particulars are under in a straightforward to learn chart:
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy S20||Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra|
We’ve added the selfie digicam rely to that checklist which got here not from the aforementioned leak however a subsequent one. This latter leak echoed the digicam specs with the addition of the selfie digicam megapixel decision.
Those are some fairly spectacular specs if true, though it’s curious that the telephoto sensors have the next megapixel rely on the decrease finish units.
We’ve heard a spread of zooms cited for the telephoto lenses, nevertheless it appears to be 3x optical / 30x digital for the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, and a whopping 10x optical / 100x digital for the S20 Ultra, though that appears too good to be true. We have heard quite a few 100x digital zoom leaks although, so who is aware of?
That latter spec could possibly be fallacious although, as we’ve additionally heard that all the devices will have 5x optical zoom. This comes from information that an organization has been supplying this sort of zoom lens to Samsung for the units, and it’s a barely extra believable spec than 10x zoom.
We’ve additionally now heard more details about the 64MP telephoto camera on the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. This apparently gained’t be capable to mix pixels for Four-in-1 pictures like some lenses, so you’ll all the time be taking pure 64MP pictures.
It may also apparently be this digicam that’s used for 8K video recording, and the digicam will supposedly be able to ‘pixel cropping’ to help zoom. We assume that’s along with an optical zoom, letting you get in even nearer with a hybrid zoom, however the supply was unclear on that time.
We’ve additionally heard a great deal of cool options trademarked by Samsung that would find yourself in the handset, from ‘Space Zoom’ astrophotography mode to a ‘Bright Night Sensor’, which sounds loads like a low mild mode however with devoted hardware.
The digicam on the Samsung Galaxy S10
The firm can be stated to be producing a brand new function known as ‘Quick Take’ that can mean you can press the button as soon as and take the identical picture from a number of shooters.
This info is from Max Weinbach, and it might allow you to take a zoomed image in addition to a regular one, or an ultra-wide at the identical time as the primary image.
Samsung can be rumored to be putting the best optical image stabilization (OIS) of any telephone in the Galaxy S10 Lite – and if it does, it’s prone to additionally embrace the tech in the S11. That would make sense, as low mild and particularly night time sky photographs may gain advantage from longer exposures, which normally want both a tripod or first rate OIS to stop blur.
Elsewhere, mention of several new camera features has been present in official Samsung software program. There’s a Director’s View mode for monitoring a topic, Single Take Photo, which might use AI to robotically take photographs at the optimum second, the return of Samsung’s Pro Video mode, permitting you to regulate the ISO, publicity and the like when taking pictures video, and some new Live Focus bokeh results.
Samsung Galaxy S20 battery life
Samsung Galaxy S10 with its reverse wi-fi charging
So far, it looks as if the Samsung Galaxy S20 vary can have spectacular battery capability. One big spec leak has supplied a whole lot of element that features the cell sizes for the new telephones.
It suggests the Samsung Galaxy S20 can have a Four,000mAh cell, the Galaxy S20 Plus will sport a Four,500mAh cell and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can have a 5,000mAh one.
Just as a result of the battery is larger in the Ultra doesn’t essentially imply it should last more as that cell must energy extra specs in the system, together with a bigger display screen.
These battery sizes are trying fairly possible, and it’s anticipated the identical 45W fast-charging tech and 15W wi-fi charging from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus may also be on all three units.
An business insider has recommended the purpose the upcoming telephones can use such large batteries is because of shrinking a part of the internals, a method which the iPhone 12 might use too.
Previous rumors have additionally recommended Samsung is working on a battery health feature, which might inform you how worn out your S11’s battery is.
Samsung Galaxy S20 specs and options
We’re fairly sure the Samsung Galaxy S11 will include the Snapdragon 865 chipset unveiled in late 2019, which has been benchmarked with scores that beat some other telephone.
Well, it should in all probability have this processor in the US, however most different areas will possible get an upgraded Exynos processor, in all probability the 9830.
We’ve heard that the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices (as the leak suggests) will all come with a base 12GB of RAM, though that would go as much as 16GB or presumably even past. Who would want this a lot RAM in a smartphone is past us, nevertheless it’s indicative of the premium nature of the units.
A rumor also suggests the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the top-end system, can have 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage choices, with a slot for a microSD card that can add one other 1TB of area. We don’t know the choices for the different units, although.
All three Samsung Galaxy S20 / S11 telephones are anticipated to be IP68 waterproof and mud resistant, in accordance with one leak.
A extra unlikely function that the S11 might pack is a spectrometer, which could possibly be used to find out the chemical composition of objects. Samsung has patented a phone-like system with simply such a function, so it’s doable, nevertheless it sounds a bit far-fetched and area of interest.
The iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4 have comparable techniques, the place as a substitute of utilizing in-screen fingerprint sensors, they use facial recognition, and it is a reasonably safe type of unlocking (in comparison with Samsung’s present photo-based facial recognition) nevertheless it’s slower than utilizing a fingerprint.
There’s additionally a leak suggesting Samsung telephones will get an AirDrop-like service known as Quick Share to simply swap information between close by Galaxy telephones. This could possibly be prolonged to older Samsung telephones with a software program replace, although it’s unclear if it should come to different Galaxy merchandise (like the Tabs).
The last level is the confusion over Samsung’s 5G technique with these units. It could be that every and each Samsung Galaxy S20 telephone options 5G, or the firm could also be providing 5G variants of every as a substitute.
Whatever occurs, we’re virtually sure you’ll be capable to buy a 5G variant of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, so for those who’re eager to get on board with the new expertise you gained’t be left behind.
While we now have a transparent image of what to anticipate from the Samsung Galaxy S11 vary, we beforehand put collectively the under checklist of what we’d wish to see Samsung embrace.
1. Better digicam specs
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has three rear cameras: the 12MP predominant sensor with a daily lens, the 12MP second sensor with a telephoto lens for distance pictures, and the 16MP third sensor with an ultra-wide lens.
The three lenses are typically what we’d count on in a smartphone digicam, however the decision of every is loads decrease than in lots of different telephones.
Handsets like the Honor 20 Pro have a 48MP predominant snapper, which is an enormous step up from 12MP, and even reasonably priced handsets generally now include 4 lenses (the additional is normally a time-of-flight or macro sensor for close-up pictures), so to remain aggressive in the smartphone digicam sport Samsung must up its sport with the Galaxy S11.
The Honor 20 Pro’s 4 cameras. Image credit score: TechRadar
We’ve heard that Samsung is engaged on a 64MP smartphone camera that could be put in the Samsung Galaxy S11 – if that is true, the new telephone would blow its opponents out of the water.
2. A three.5mm headphone jack
If you’re scratching your head pondering “the Samsung Galaxy S10 does have a three.5mm headphone jack”, then you definitely’re proper – however it might be the final of its sort.
Newer Galaxy smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy A80 have ditched the headphone jack, so it appears Samsung is following swimsuit behind many different smartphone corporations in eliminating the bodily headphone port.
But since many, many individuals nonetheless use non-Bluetooth earphones, it’s a function that we’d like to see return in future Samsung smartphones, particularly given it’s one in every of the solely high-end smartphone producers to nonetheless be utilizing them.
three. Different front-facing digicam association
The Galaxy S10 was one in every of the first telephones to have a ‘punch-hole’ front-facing digicam, which implies the entrance snapper was in a cut-out part inside the display screen, in the nook.
The Galaxy S10 Plus’ punch-hole digicam. Image credit score: TechRadar
In principle it is a helpful function that replaces the prime notch, so you get extra display screen actual property – however in follow the punch-hole takes simply as a lot area, as there’s a sliver of display screen between the digicam and the edge that simply isn’t used.
Going ahead, we’d wish to see the Samsung Galaxy S11 take a unique tack – Samsung itself has said it’s planning to drop the punch-hole in favor of a digicam below the display screen, however that would nonetheless be just a few Galaxy S telephones down the line.
Four. Greater battery capability
The Galaxy S10 had a three,400mAh battery – that’s effective, however you’ve obtained no hope of that lasting greater than a second day of use, particularly for those who use your telephone loads.
We’d hope the Samsung Galaxy S11 battery life would surpass that – it should positively should have an even bigger capability to cater for all the new tech the telephone makes use of, however we’d wish to see a critical enchancment on the capability, maybe Four,000mAh or above.
5. More launch colours
The Galaxy S10 is available in just a few colours, mostly prism white and black – however we all the time love a vibrant design in a telephone, and so far Samsung handsets have typically appeared just a little uninteresting.
The vibrant Samsung Galaxy S10e. Image credit score: TechRadar
We’re not asking for the loopy again patterns of a Huawei or Honor telephone, however it will be good for the Samsung Galaxy S11 to launch in just a few totally different colours.
The Galaxy S10 has just a few colours which might be solely out there in sure areas, like yellow, inexperienced or purple, but when Samsung made these designs out there from the get-go in all areas, we’d respect the design much more.
6. Affordable 5G
We’re anticipating there to be a Samsung Galaxy S11 5G – there was a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, in any case, and by the time the S11 launches 5G will probably be out there in lots of international locations.
However, the Galaxy S10 5G is even greater than the Galaxy S10 Plus, and so is very large and costly. Currently there aren’t any reasonably priced 5G smartphones on the horizon, however Samsung might actually get forward of the curve if the Galaxy S11, or Galaxy S11e, had a low price and ran on 5G networks.
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