Today, February 11, Samsung will hold the annual Galaxy Unpacked event, the main innovations of which will be a folding smartphone and three flagships of the company. For several months, insiders merged dozens of rumors related to new products. We collected all the leaks that were published on the network over the past six months.
Positioning models and names
The event, called Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, will be accompanied by the premiere of three new flagship models at once: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are expected to be released. In addition to the diagonal of the display, the key differences between the devices will be the capabilities of the main camera.
The cost of devices will also be affected by support for fifth-generation 5G networks. Samsung is expected to introduce both 4G and 5G versions.
Samsung continues to adhere to the canons of frameless design, striving to ensure that the display occupies as much space as possible on the front panel. According to rumors, the front side of all three models will be the same: thin frames around the perimeter of the case with a slight increase in the lower and upper parts, as well as a selfie camera embedded in the display.
The main difference will be noticeable on the back panel: in the 2020 model line, the camera block will be much wider than its predecessors. And in the case of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the camera module can take up more than half the width of the case.
Screen size is one of the key features that distinguish all three models from each other. The Galaxy S20 will receive a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel, the S20 Plus - a 6.7-inch, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra - 6.9-inch. The resolution will be the same - 3200x1440 pixels. Samsung also plans to equip the new flagship line with displays that support a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Insiders managed to get detailed characteristics of the devices long before the announcement. The most compact smartphone in the lineup will be the Galaxy S20: the dimensions of its case will be 152 x 68 x 7.9 millimeters with a weight of 164 grams. Galaxy S20 will be slightly larger - 162 x 74 x 7.8 millimeters with a weight of 188 grams. But the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 6.9-inch display turned out to be quite a weighty gadget: in addition to the mass of 221 grams, it is 1 millimeter thicker than the Galaxy S20 Plus, and the dimensions are 167 x 76 x 8.8 millimeters.
With an increase in the diagonal of the display, Samsung is forced to install a more capacious battery. According to insiders, the Galaxy S20 will have the most compact battery - its capacity will be 4000 mAh. Galaxy S20 Plus will receive a battery for 4500 mAh, and the top Galaxy S20 Ultra - for 5000 mAh.
The capabilities of the main camera is another hardware feature that will differ significantly from models. The base Galaxy S20 will have three main sensors: 12 megapixels with a wide-angle lens, 64-megapixel telephoto lens and 12-megapixel with ultra-wide. Support for 30x digital zoom, 3x optical and the ability to record video in 8K resolution with a frequency of 30 fps is expected. An identical set of sensors will be installed in the Galaxy S20 Plus, but an additional ToF sensor will appear.
In the case of the flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra, special attention was paid to the camera. Firstly, the maximum sensor resolution in this smartphone will be 108 megapixels. Secondly, the gadget will be equipped with a 48-megapixel periscopic module, which will allow you to receive photos with a 10x optical and 100x digital zoom. The Galaxy S20 Ultra will also have a 12-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, as well as a ToF sensor.
The front cameras of the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are identical and have a resolution of 10 megapixels. The Galaxy S20 Ultra will have a 40-megapixel sensor.
By tradition, two versions of Samsung's flagship smartphones will be presented on the market: on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and on the company's own chip - Exynos 990. In various tests, the new product showed a performance increase of 25%, regardless of the processor model. As for the amount of RAM, it will vary from version to version: for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus, an option with 8/12 GB of RAM will be available, but for the flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra - up to 16 GB.
Informants managed to get a full price list for the entire new line of devices for the European market. It is noteworthy that all Galaxy S20 Ultra models will support 5G:
- Galaxy S20 (8/128 GB) - € 899
- Galaxy S20 5G (12/128 GB) - € 999
- Galaxy S20 + (8/128 GB) - € 999
- Galaxy S20 + 5G (12/128 GB) - € 1099
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (12/128 GB) - € 1349
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (16/512 GB) - € 1,549
The company will reveal all other details associated with the new flagships of Samsung at the official presentation.