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The enormous 108 megapixel camera of the new Samsung Galaxy S20



Feb. 12


(SAMSUNG Photo, Samsung Global News Room)

CALIFORNIA, USA - Samsung recently unpacked the much awaited and rumoured new flagship smartphone. It is finally here, the Galaxy S20 in different models including the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra.


Succeeded by the Galaxy S10 and S10+, the new S20 line has upgraded new features and it's definitely better than any Galaxy phones. These new phones is physically bigger like the screen, the refresh rate, and the battery among others. The S20 has a 4000mAh battery, while the S20+ has 4500mAh, and the largest, S20 Ultra has 5000mAh.



The battery packs a lot and one of the reasons is because the screens of these new phones are on high-refresh rate. The screen has 120hz, bright OLED display. Although, the refresh rate can be reduced to save battery by adjusting the resolution as well.


The specs are also bigger and better, featuring a high end CPU Snapdragon 865, 12 or 16GB ram which is a massive amount for a smartphone device, an expandable storage, upto 45w fast charge and of course wireless charging among others.


Downsides of the new devices? Just one: Samsung is cancelling its headline dual aperture technology which it introduced with the Galaxy S9.


(The Galaxy S20 Ultra. Photo by 91mobiles)

The camera of these phones are divided into 12MP, 48MP, and for the S20 Ultra, the 108 megapixel camera with 100x space zoom. Although, the camera bump behind the phone is thicker considering the specs of the camera, but it doesn't really change the way you use the phone.


There's already a lot of camera literature to crawl through here but it appears to use pixel binning to create 12-megapixel images from the 108-megapixel sensor. That seems likely to be reserved for the Ultra - one of the versions of the handset, which include the S20 and S20+.



The front facing camera features a 'hole-punch' design that's similar to S10's hole punch but placed in the middle and has a better performance.


On top of the Megapixels, You also get an even much bigger video resolution, not in 2k, not in 4k, but in 8K, that's 7680x4320 of video resolution in 30fps.


All smartphone devices are believed to have a 5G option given that Samsung was among the first to bring the technology to market.


And these phones don't come cheap as you would expect from any new device. The devices will be up for pre-order starting on February 21, with full sales for the phones to begin on March 6. Starting from $1,000 for the Galaxy S20, $1,200 for the Galaxy S20+, and $1,400 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra.


Meanwhile, new versions of Samsung's Galaxy Buds are expected, as well. The Galaxy Buds+ reportedly offer a large bump in battery, up to a total of 22 hours. And the New Galaxy Z Flip, another foldable smartphone from Samsung, the first being the Galaxy Fold. This new smartphone device might cost up to $1,500. As of now, we have less information regarding the Z Flip, but we may provide more soon.



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