The new Samsung Galaxy S20: Release date, specs, price and leaks (Rumors)

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The Galaxy S20 will be launched on February 11, and will likely be released on March 6, and it seems Samsung will offer the most significant updates over the years in its flagship phone series.

You can expect three main models: 6.2-inch Galaxy S20, 6.7-inch Galaxy S20 Plus, and 6.9-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra. The S20 and S20 Plus are expected to use a new 64 MP sensor, while all three phones will get significantly improved cameras, while the S20 Ultra is expected to buy a large 108 MP camera. Additionally, Ultra is expected to offer a 100x (digital) spatial zoom and 5G standard.

You should be able to get 5G on the regular Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, but probably as more expensive variants of these phones. A new 120Hz display should also beautify all-new Galaxy S20 phones. And these are just a few of the leading news that comes to you.

Here the best leaks and rumors ever about the Galaxy S20.

  • Samsung now allows people to book (Pre-Order) the Galaxy S20 by appearing on the registration page to confirm the date of March 6.
  • A leak from the Ice Universe says the 64 MP telephoto lens in the S20 and S20 Plus cannot take photos at lower resolutions, which can cause problems.
  • Max Weinbach (XDA Developers) said the S20 Ultra would cost $ 1,300.
  • Loyal leak Evan Blass says he can get a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus when you book an S20 Plus or S20 Ultra.

Samsung sent an invitation to a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11, as rumors said earlier. It will be held in San Francisco at 14:00 (EST) / 11:00 (PST).

Okay, but what does it mean for the actual phone sale date? Samsung for Galaxy S10 launched its product a few days before the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. It was released on February 20, but devices began shipping only on March 8.

It looks like March 6 will be the date when you can get your hands on the Galaxy S20. This came from Max Weinbach, who said the launch date of the S20 would actually be “the first Friday of March.” Apparently, Samsung confirmed the appointment of March 6 when people started to order the Galaxy S20 in advance: this page says that people who book the next Galaxy phone will get it until March 6. Usually, pre-orders are sent at the same time, and a phone call comes to the shops.

Samsung Galaxy S20 price and models

A tweet from Max Weinbach (XDA Developers) names five Samsung Galaxy S20 models:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 with 5G Network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ with 5G Network
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 5G Network 

Note the difference between S20 +, S20 + 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G. This time, the Ultra variant will be at the top of the range and offer the best camera technology in the group and perhaps a larger screen. Weinbach reports that 4G LTE versions cannot be released in the USA. Since they lack 5G connections, these models will likely lose one of Samsung’s Exynos chips, as well as the Snapdragon 865.

Since then, Weinbach has tweeted the prices of the S20 series (albeit in Euros). If you convert the numbers directly, you will end up with $ 1,110 / £ 850 for S20, $ 1,221 / $ 935 for S20 Plus and $ 1,443 / 1105 for S20 Ultra. He then tweeted that the price of the S20 Ultra would be $ 1,300, which is close but slightly cheaper than the euro price described above.

For the context, the Galaxy S10e cost $ 749 when it launched. With its bigger screen, the price of the regular Galaxy S10 is $ 899, and the larger Galaxy S10 Plus costs $ 999. The price of the Galaxy S10 5G is $ 1,300.

However, Weinbach estimates that the actual price will be about $ 200 less than the above euro estimates. This will undoubtedly be appreciated by Samsung fans around the world, and there is something similar to Apple’s decision to lower the price of the iPhone 11 compared to the price of the previous model, the iPhone XR.

If you want a little extra gift with your S20, you can pre-order it with S20 Plus or S20 Ultra, which apparently offers you a free pair of Galaxy Buds Plus, which is the advanced version of last year’s Galaxy Buds. We do not know which vendors will provide this opportunity, but this will definitely be appreciated by Samsung fans who need some wireless headphones for their new smartphone without a headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy S20 specs rumored

Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Plus Galaxy S20 Ultra
Display (Resolution, Max. refresh rate) 6.2 inches (3200 x 1440, 120Hz) 6.7 inches (3200 x 1440, 120Hz) 6.9 inches (3200 x 1440, 120Hz)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, 2840 MHz Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865 Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865
RAM 12GB 12GB 12GB/16GB
Storage 128GB Up to 1tb 128GB Up to 1tb 256/512GB Up to 1tb
Rear Cameras 12MP main, 64MP 3x optical telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide 12MP main, 64MP 3x optical telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide, time-of-flight 108MP main, 48MP 5x optical telephoto, 44MP ultra-wide, time-of-flight
Front Camera 10MP 12MP 12MP
Battery Size 4,000 mAh 4,500 mAh 5,000 mAh
Size 152 x 68 x 7.9mm (5.9 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches) 162 x 74 x 7.8mm (6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches) 167 x 76 x 8.8mm (6.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches)
Weight 164g (5.8 ounces) 188g (6.6 ounces) 221g (7.8 ounces)

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 display

Evan Blass said a leak about S20 display points to 6.4 inches for the smaller Galaxy S20, as well as larger devices with dimensions of 6.7 and 6.9 inches. All these phones will be significantly larger than the 5.8, 6.1, and 6.4 inch Galaxy S10 series, respectively. (For this reason, the Ultra moniker claimed for the larger phone makes sense; in January, Ajunews in Korea reported that the 6.9-inch phone would be called Ultra.)

As for the resolution, XDA developers allowed the pre-release S20 Plus phone to discover that all three S20 versions have a resolution of 3200 x 1440. It works like a Quad HD screen with 20 aspect ratio: 9 means that all phones will be tall and narrow despite different sizes.

According to an Ice Universe tweet, we can expect the S20 to have frames still, but narrower than the already small ones on the Note 10. XDA developers’ history says the S20 + 5G’s screen glass is quite flat compared. Compared to previous Samsung phones, these steep and curved edges are a thing of the past. It looks like we have to wait a while before Samsung creates a competitor for the “waterfall screen” of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

We hoped Samsung would be released on the S20 with a 120Hz refresh rate screen, but an Ice Universe tweet supported by a user with a pre-released S20 + phone with XDA Developers highlighted the big problem. Twitter’s esteemed leak said the S20’s screen couldn’t use the entire 120Hz WQHD screen, which means you can use the phone at the highest refresh rate or full-resolution FHD resolution. At 60hz. We also heard that the screen would be set to 60Hz by default, which means you will have to make a deliberate choice to enable the high refresh rate mode if this is true, bad news for Samsung because OnePlus has just revealed the 120Hz display that will appear on the OnePlus 8.

While not part of the screen, you will find an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the panel of the S20 series, just like the S10 and Note 10 series. So far, it has only been confirmed on the S20 Plus, but probably standard and Ultra models.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Design Leak

While other companies get a frameless look with the help of pop-up cameras, Samsung and others are working to include the camera sensor at the bottom of the screen. However, for now, it seems that the Galaxy S20 will have to deal with a cut like the Galaxy Note 10.

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Given that the Galaxy S20 can carry four to five lenses on the back, it would be better to prepare for a vast camera array. Spy shots and similar images depicted Samsung’s new generation flagship with its long and large camera patch; Fewer frames like the iPhone 11 Pro or Pixel 4 and more rectangular to accommodate this visual clutter.

The Ice Universe leak might be one reason that three of the three lenses of the S20 are stacked vertically, says the Ice Universe leak: it would leave room for a periscope mirror to improve the phone’s optical zoom capabilities. (Learn more about the Galaxy S20’s camera below.)

You can see many unofficial comments from S20 artists on this page, but the closest to see the truth is a short video shared by Max Weinbach from XDA developers. You can see this video below with the central camera trimmed and the large square ledge in the upper left corner.