Samsung Galaxy S20 to be announced on February 11: Everything we know so far
- Samsung is expected to announce the
Galaxy S20 serieson February 11 at its Galaxy Unpacked event.
- It is expected to announce the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
- The Galaxy S20 series will feature a 120Hz display, 108MP primary camera and Snapdragon 865.
As per a leak from tipster Ice Universe, the Galaxy S20 series will include three devices – the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The present Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will be succeeded by the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is expected to feature bigger displays with minimal bezels at the top and bottom. As per tipster Evan Blass, the Galaxy S20 will feature a 6.2-inch or 6.4-inch display, the Galaxy S20 Plus will feature a 6.7-inch display and the top-end Galaxy S20 Ultra will feature a massive 6.9-inch display.
Another leak says that the upcoming Galaxy S20 series will feature class-leading 120Hz displays. This is twice the display rate of its Galaxy S10 series which sport a 60Hz refresh rate display.
The company had missed out on high refresh rate displays with its current Galaxy series. Users will reportedly be able to toggle between 120Hz and 60Hz on the Galaxy S20 series. The upcoming series is also expected to improve its screen-to-body ratios by shrinking the front camera. It is expected to feature the new center punch-hole camera design.
The new series will also be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset or the Exynos 990. To further boost performance, the Galaxy S20 series will be equipped with LPDDR5 smartphone memory, which is said to be 30% faster than its predecessor.
Samsung’s recently announced 108-megapixel sensor codenamed ISOCELL Bright HM1 could be the primary camera of the new series.
The sensor uses pixel binning technology that bins nine pixels to create one large 2.4μm pixel with a final image of 12-megapixel. Additionally, the device is expected to sport a 48-megapixel telephoto lens that is capable of 5x optical zoom, a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens and a ToF sensor.
The Galaxy S20 series is expected to feature a supersized Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor which is 17-times bigger than the sensor used in the Galaxy S10 series. It can authenticate two fingers at once. Apart from this, other standard features may include up to 45W fast charging, fast wireless charging and IP68 water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may also be announced
Samsung is also expected to announce the Galaxy Fold 2, the company’s latest foldable device with a clamshell design. The device, codenamed ‘Bloom’ is expected to feature a 6.7-inch foldable display and a 1-inch cover display. It might also include a 108-megapixel ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor for the primary sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S20: launch date
Samsung has posted a teaser for the Galaxy Unpacked event on Twitter. It confirmed that the upcoming event will be held on February 11 in San Francisco.
We should know more about the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Fold 2 in the coming days.
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