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Update: January 29, 2020 (12:20 PM ET): The article beneath has been up to date with the just lately leaked Samsung Galaxy S20 sequence official press renders, pricing info, and attainable launch dates. We’ve additionally included rumored new default options and the potential inclusion of a brand new stainless-steel body in the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Read on for all the particulars!
Original article: December 5, 2019: We’re arising quick on Samsung Unpacked 2020. It will take place on February 11, just a few weeks earlier than Mobile World Congress 2020, and we totally anticipate Samsung to announce the Galaxy S20 sequence at this occasion in San Francisco.
So far, we’ve seen various rumors pertaining to the S20 lineup, together with skilled renders and leaked photographs of what the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and/or Galaxy S20e may appear like. We even have just a few rumors associated to the S11/S20 title change in addition to attainable specs, and a few of the internals of the system we will infer based mostly on previous fashions.
For the most recent and well-rounded take a look at what we are going to very seemingly see from the Galaxy S20 household, proceed on beneath! As quickly as we all know extra details about the Samsung Galaxy S20 sequence’ value, specs, design, and different options, we are going to replace this submit.
Name and launch date
Last yr, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 sequence, and we initially anticipated 2020’s flagship units to tout the Samsung Galaxy S11 sequence title.
Well, an preliminary rumor from frequent tipster Ice Universe saying the Galaxy S11 may as an alternative be referred to as the Galaxy S20 was just lately confirmed throughout a secret Samsung-led assembly at CES 2020. Ice Universe claimed that subsequent yr marks a “new beginning” for Samsung and the model, and this seems to be the case.
Huawei did the same factor with its personal flagships, leaping from the P10 to the P20 and the Mate 10 to the Mate 20, so it’s not unprecedented for a reputation change this important to be attainable. Samsung additionally skipped a tool model as soon as when it jumped from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in an effort to maintain the S-series and Note sequence in sync.
As for the launch date of the Galaxy S20 sequence, we anticipate Samsung to announce the units February 11 in San Francisco at Unpacked 2020. The firm didn’t say for sure it should unveil the units at the occasion, however we predict it’s protected to imagine this will likely be the case.
Thanks to some leaked photographs from XDA Developers, we’re fairly assured we all know what the Galaxy S20 Plus 5G will appear like. For the most half, these photos look fairly just like the leaked renders we obtained our palms on earlier because of dependable leaker @OnLeaks.
According to those photos and beforehand leaked renders, you may anticipate 4 main design adjustments with each system in the 2020 Galaxy S lineup:
- An oblong rear digital camera module: The center-aligned, horizontally configured digital camera module featured on the Samsung Galaxy S10 household seemingly received’t carry over to the S20 group. Instead, a vertically aligned, left-of-center rectangular module will seemingly be the format.
- A single, centered punch-hole selfie digital camera: The right-aligned punch-hole cameras in the shows of the Galaxy S10 household seemingly received’t carry over to the S20 line, both. Instead, the S20 line may undertake the look of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 line and combine a single, centered punch-hole digital camera.
- No Bixby button: The renders we’ve seen thus far recommend that every one the bodily buttons of the Galaxy S20 household will likely be on the proper facet of the system: an influence button and a quantity rocker. The Bixby button that normally seems on the left appears to have been axed.
- No headphone jack: From what we all know thus far, the Galaxy S20 household will likely be the first entries in Samsung’s much-loved “S” line with out three.5mm headphone jacks.
With these huge adjustments out of the manner, let’s check out every of the units in the Galaxy S20 household and what their renders inform us.
Samsung Galaxy S20e
Unfortunately, we haven’t heard something about the S20 sequence’ follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S10e in some time, and rumors are circulating that Samsung received’t even launch this system in any respect. We beforehand believed the above CAD renders depicted the upcoming handset, however now we predict they’re extra seemingly the vanilla Galaxy S20. With how little we’ve heard about the S20e, and with it being so near the sequence’ February 11 launch date, we don’t anticipate Samsung to launch a finances system in this yr’s lineup.
If Samsung does find yourself releasing the system, it could seemingly lower just a few corners design-wise to maintain the value down as in comparison with the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. One of the extra important adjustments that the renders above recommend is that the Galaxy S20e may have a curved show. The Galaxy S10e was the solely system in the S10 lineup with a flat show, so this might be a welcome departure.
Another important potential change is the elimination of a bodily, side-mounted fingerprint scanner. These renders don’t depict the sensor we discovered on the Galaxy S10e. If that is the S20e, it may have an in-display fingerprint sensor, as featured on the S10 and S10 Plus.
Again, we don’t anticipate Samsung will truly launch the Galaxy S20e, however we figured this rumored info was price mentioning.
Samsung Galaxy S20
The Samsung Galaxy S20 renders look similar to the renders above. Interestingly, Samsung seems to be dialing again on the curved show with the Galaxy S20. The curve of the Galaxy S20 as depicted in these renders is much less excessive than the show we noticed on the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G.
They reveal a number of shade variants, together with cosmic gray, cloud blue, and cloud pink. These official press renders additionally give us a barely completely different concept of what the digital camera array ought to appear like as in comparison with the beforehand leaked unofficial CAD renders.
You can clearly see the triple-lens setup accompanied by an LED flash, a single centered hole-punch selfie digital camera, and a barely curved show with an almost bezel-less design. They additionally don’t seem to sport a Bixby button, however that’s no shock given the Galaxy Note 10 didn’t function one both.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus seems to be a lot the similar as the Galaxy S20 with a less-curved show when in comparison with the S10 Plus. However, the leaked S20 Plus renders reveal one main distinction from the S20: the alignment of the lenses in the rear digital camera module. The lenses on the S20 renders look like organized in a symmetrical and arranged trend, whereas the lenses on the S20 Plus seem scattered round for no obvious cause.
Sometime after these photos leaked, just a few new renders popped up that recommend the beforehand leaked renders are incorrect.
The first renders to dispute the unique batch come once more from Ice Universe. See for your self beneath:
This is the actual Galaxy S11+ digital camera. On the left is the ultra-wide-angle, primary digital camera, and periscope zoom lens. I don’t know the precise distribution on the proper. It is anticipated to incorporate flash and ToF. pic.twitter.com/98exPMSqgf
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 16, 2019
Shortly after that picture leaked, @OnLeaks — the supply of the unique renders — up to date his personal info. He tweeted out this new model of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus digital camera module which appears rather more sensible:
Next up, the #GalaxyS11Plus…😏
It seems the renders I shared one month in the past had been based mostly upon a primary stage prototype which had completely different rear digital camera format.
Here an up to date render based mostly upon the newest prototype I obtained and which depict what I assume is the ultimate configuration… pic.twitter.com/IhUWdQh9JN
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) December 27, 2019
XDA‘s just lately leaked Galaxy S20 Plus 5G photographs and hands-on video again this up to date idea up, so it’s seemingly we are going to see symmetrically organized digital camera sensors on the S20 Plus. The video additionally reveals extra than simply the rear digital camera setup, together with a center-aligned selfie digital camera cutout, the existence of an in-display fingerprint sensor, and the omission of the headphone jack.
As you may inform by the press renders, the Galaxy S20 Plus ought to look pretty just like the customary S20. The main variations look like the S20 Plus’ rear dealing with quad-camera setup, the alternative of the cloud pink variant with the cosmic black colorway, and the assumed bigger measurement. Other than that, they each function a equally designed show and chassis.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
As far as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is worried, we first caught wind of it in a leaked listing of all the official case choices for the Galaxy S20 sequence. We now imagine Samsung will almost definitely embrace an Ultra variant in this yr’s S20 flagship lineup because of the rebranding info shared in secret throughout CES 2020.
It wasn’t till just lately that we obtained a take a look at the potential Galaxy S20 Ultra. Now, because of infamous leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), WinFuture, and Ishan Agarwal and 91Mobiles, we’ve got seen a number of official Samsung press renders of the system, as seen above. The renders reveal a strong rear quad-camera array, a centered gap punch model selfie digital camera, a bezel-less design, and two shade variants — cosmic gray and cosmic black.
We additionally just lately heard the system may rock a model new stainless-steel body. This can be a considerable improve over Samsung’s present aluminum frames. We don’t know if the decrease finish S20 units will even function this premium materials, or if this could be a Galaxy S20 Ultra unique.
Samsung Galaxy S20: Specs
Although we’re nonetheless a methods away from subsequent month’s Samsung Galaxy S20 announcement date, we will make some stable guesses as to a few of the specs in the units. We can do that just by analyzing earlier fashions in addition to specializing in Samsung’s most up-to-date flagship, the Galaxy Note 10.
For instance, the inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset in the US variations of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra is just about a given. It’s been a very long time since a Galaxy S system wasn’t amongst the first to market with Qualcomm’s newest cell chip, and we see no cause to assume that 2020 will likely be any completely different. It’s anticipated that European fashions and some different variants will sport the Exynos 990 chipset.
It’s principally a given that each Galaxy S20 system will launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset in the US.
We also can infer that no system in the Galaxy S20 lineup can have lower than 6GB of RAM. The solely system in the S10 lineup with 6GB of RAM was the 128GB model of the S10e, with each different S10 smartphone having 8GB or extra. Should Samsung launch the S20e, it’s very attainable it could begin with 8GB of RAM, though sticking with 6GB can be extra seemingly so Samsung can hold the value down.
The newest rumors even recommend that subsequent yr’s lineup may include some hefty battery upgrades. Previously, the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus had been rumored to tout Four,500mAh and 5,000mAh battery capacities, respectively. Recent leaks recommend the Galaxy S20 Plus will include a Four,500mAh. We hope the former performs out since that might imply the Galaxy S20 Plus would have the largest battery Samsung has ever put right into a flagship, whereas the customary Galaxy S20 would sport an even bigger battery than each the S10 and Note 10.
Thanks to some just lately leaked info shared on Twitter by XDA‘s Max Weinbach, we imagine the 5G variant of the S20 Plus (or Ultra) will rock that coveted meaty 5,000mAh battery beforehand rumored. The Galaxy S20 Plus 5G can be anticipated to come back with an SD card slot, as a lot as 1TB of inside storage, and as much as 16GB of RAM.
The S20 Ultra 5G goes to maintain the SD Card slot. Support for as much as 1TB.
It will even be accessible in 128GB/256GB/512GB and have a 12GB and 16GB RAM possibility.
108MP primary, 48MP 10x optical, 12MP extremely large.
5000 mAh battery with 45W possibility quick cost. zero to 100% in 74 min.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 13, 2020
The customary Galaxy S20 Plus also needs to tout some spectacular specs, together with a 20:9 1,440p show, 11GB of RAM (prone to be marketed as 12GB), 128GB of storage, and the beforehand talked about Four,500mAh battery.
These battery upgrades would particularly be a welcome addition since we additionally suspect the Galaxy S20 sequence will function 120Hz excessive refresh fee shows because of a tip from SamMobile, citing “highly reliable sources.” It’s unclear if all telephones would obtain the refresh fee improve or if it could be restricted to sure fashions.
Unfortunately, it appears to be like like in order to reap the benefits of the 120Hz show, these units will should be set at 1080p. Any greater resolutions could also be locked at 60Hz. At least that seems to be the case for the Galaxy S20 Plus.
It additionally appears to be like like these units will likely be set to 60Hz out of the field. That means if you’d like the greater refresh fee expertise, you’ll almost definitely have to manually allow it your self.
It’s additionally just about a on condition that the Galaxy S20 household will function wi-fi charging, an IP68 ranking in opposition to water and mud, and in-display fingerprint sensors. These are all options included with the S10 and Note 10 lineups (save the S10e in the case of the latter) and there’s nothing in the rumors we’ve heard to recommend Samsung will change them.
Samsung is at the moment laborious at work delivering Android 10 to its numerous 2019 units. However, it’s virtually assured that the Galaxy S20 sequence will launch with Android 10 proper out of the field.
Samsung’s Android pores and skin, referred to as One UI, will even seemingly be current. We have already got a good suggestion of what One UI 2.zero appears to be like like and the way it works, so you may learn extra about what sorts of software program options you’ll see on the units in our roundup.
One of the star options of any Galaxy S system is the digital camera. Although we will’t verify the full digital camera options listing but, we’ve heard just a few rumors that appear very stable. For occasion, we all know that Samsung has a 108MP digital camera sensor able to go, and Max Weinbach from XDA claims the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will sport that 108MP sensor, with 48MP 10x optical and 12MP ultra-wide sensors current as nicely.
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Tipster Ice Universe has instructed that the 108MP sensor on the Galaxy S20 sequence is perhaps completely different from the one on the Mi Note 10. They say that Samsung may use a customized sensor with superior high quality when in comparison with the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor used on the Xiaomi cellphone.
Ice Universe additionally claims that the digital camera on the S20 sequence will use nine-in-one pixel binning over four-in-one utilized by everybody else in the trade. The tipster notes that the 108MP digital camera will produce pixel-binned photos equal to a 12MP 2.Four-micron pixel digital camera. Larger pixels seize extra mild and outcome in higher low-light photos. So Samsung’s 108MP digital camera is perhaps the finest in the trade when it’s launched.
Unfortunately, it appears to be like like solely the Galaxy S20 Ultra variants will function that ultra-high megapixel sensor. Recent Galaxy S20 Plus digital camera specs leaks reveal the 108MP digital camera will almost definitely be absent from the system, although it does appear like it should include a number of cool options.
The Galaxy S20 Plus ought to function a Sony IMX 555 12MP 1.8μm major sensor, a 48MP Samsung ISOCell S5KGW2 secondary sensor, a Samsung ISOCell S5K2LA tertiary sensor, an unknown quarternary digital camera sensor, and the similar 10MP front-facing sensor on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. All of those cameras come collectively to allow options like zoom-in mic, sensible selfie angle, single take picture, and a professional video mode, although we don’t have any concept on whether or not Samsung’s spectacular Director’s View will truly make it to the Galaxy S20 units or not.
We’re additionally fairly positive the Galaxy S20 sequence will likely be able to recording 8K video. The Exynos 990 processor — which is able to seemingly energy some Galaxy S20 units launched exterior of the United States — is able to 8K video recording and so is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. However, the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX tops out at 6K/30fps video recording so if Samsung will supply 8K recording, it’s attainable that the firm will use the rumored customized sensor as an alternative.
If even half of those rumors are true, the Galaxy S20 sequence will likely be images and videography monsters.
Some patent filings additionally recommend that the higher-end variations of the Galaxy S20 may function 5x optical zoom paired with optical picture stabilization (OIS). Additionally, there’s a rumor that the telephoto lens included with all three of the Samsung Galaxy S20 telephones may function a 48MP decision.
If all of those digital camera options do land on the Galaxy S20 sequence, they are going to be images and videography monsters. But not all of the potential Galaxy S20 sequence’ options cater to spec heads and images/videography lovers. Samsung additionally appears to be like like it might add Google Duo integration straight into its native messaging app.
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung is outwardly in talks with Google and South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom to allow the new “video chat service.” The intention is to apparently eradicate the want for downloading further video messaging apps and save information utilization prices by way of the messaging app’s built-in RCS performance. We’re not precisely positive how this Duo integration would work, if it could truly assist save information costs, or if Samsung can be speaking to different telecom operators round the world to roll this out globally.
Outside of the digital camera, there are additionally rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S20 sequence will function a 120Hz show refresh fee. This would one-up the 90Hz show refresh charges on 2019 flagships corresponding to the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Google Pixel Four.
Finally, we will additionally anticipate Samsung to proceed to supply 5G and 4G fashions of the units individually. Earlier on in the rumor cycle, we anticipated Samsung to push out solely 5G-capable variations of all the S20 units other than the S20e, however these hopes had been dashed. Even the S20e is now rumored to sport 5G, if we see the system in any respect. You’ll greater than seemingly want to decide on whether or not you need a 4G mannequin or spend the additional money to get a 5G mannequin.
One impediment to a 4G mannequin is Qualcomm, as its Snapdragon 865 is bundled with a 5G modem as a bundle deal. That means Samsung may need to disable the 5G performance in LTE units with the Qualcomm chip, use the Exynos 990 for 4G variants, or work out a cope with Qualcomm to bundle legacy LTE modems.
On a unique word, we additionally obtained our palms on some leaked info from UK on-line retailer MobileEnjoyable which claims to have a listing of all the official case choices for the Galaxy S20 sequence. Thanks to this listing, we anticipate Samsung will embrace numerous case shade choices together with inexperienced, pink, grey, and sky blue and can introduce a brand new textile possibility just like the material instances for the Pixel telephones.
Samsung Galaxy S20: Release date and value
As we beforehand talked about, Samsung will seemingly reveal the units in full at the Unpacked 2020 occasion February 11, however the firm might not launch the units for a number of weeks after that. The most current rumors recommend the system will go on sale March 6 in the US and March 13 in France. Though the basic timeframe is sensible, this could be a barely completely different technique than final yr’s flagship rollout since Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 sequence worldwide March eight.
As far as pricing goes, some just lately leaked info revealed the Galaxy S20 sequence may doubtlessly supply a lower cost level than the Galaxy S10 lineup. Max Weinbach from XDA Developers shared some pricing info over on Twitter that claims the base Samsung Galaxy S20 may begin at about $850, whereas the 5G variant would possibly come out someplace round ~$1,000 (€900-€1000).
So simply heard S20 costs. Expect these to be decrease than listed however at the second we predict:
S20 5G: €900-1000
S20+ 5G: €1050-1100
S20 Ultra 5G: €1300
Galaxy Z Flip is meant to be about €1400 however I anticipate that to vary earlier than launch.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 20, 2020
As anticipated, the costs improve from there, going all the manner as much as €1,300 (~$1,450) for the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Weinbach later tweeted this prime of the line mannequin would solely price $1,300 in the US.
Naturally, the non-5G variants of the units needs to be cheaper, however they nonetheless received’t be reasonably priced. Weinbach estimates the units may price about €100 lower than their 5G counterparts.
The 4G will likely be about €100 lower than the 5G.
As for speaking USD, it’s in all probability going to be much less. My guess is $850, $950, $1200. These appear a bit excessive however these telephones do appear to be spec beasts. Could justify the value tbh.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 20, 2020
Later experiences from Ishan Agarwal and 91Mobiles battle with Weinbach’s basic value vary a bit, saying the customary Galaxy S20 would in all probability begin at €899 (~$993), and the 5G variant would seemingly price €100 extra. The report goes on to say the pricing for the 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra may begin at €1,099 (~$1,213) and €1,349 (~$1,490), respectively.
For the sake of comparability, listed here are the launch costs for the Galaxy S10 units:
There is quite a lot of attainable info right here, however we nonetheless have to take all of it with a grain of salt. Pricing is at all times laborious to pinpoint, and OEMs can change it at any time up till launch.
In phrases of availability, a report from a Korean publication notes that Samsung would possibly launch the Snapdragon 865 model of the S20 telephones in extra international locations. Samsung’s house market, Korea, is anticipated to affix North America, China, and Japan in getting a Galaxy S-series flagship with a Snapdragon processor. The report notes that Samsung would possibly convey Snapdragon variants to extra areas, with the exception of Europe.
That’s all we’ve obtained in the case of rumors associated to the Samsung Galaxy S20 launch date, specs, options, and pricing. Be positive to bookmark this web page as we are going to replace it typically with new rumors as they pop up.