It appears that the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ won’t use Samsung’s high resolution 108Mp camera. If the latest report is to be believed, it will be present in the top variant of the flagships, specifically, the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This highly advanced camera is capable of recording 4k HDR videos at 120fps and 8k at 30fps. The basic Galaxy S20 model and the bigger S20+ will have 12Mp primary camera on the rear with similar video recording abilities. One impressive feature of this 12Mp camera is the larger 1.8μm pixel size, compared to flagship models of Apple and Google with only 1.4μm pixel size. To match the 120fps video recording feature, these three Galaxy S20 models are equipped with 2k AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate. The display size is 6.9-inch for Galaxy S20 Ultra, 6.7-inch for Galaxy S20+ and 6.2-inch for Galaxy S20. It’s clear that the new Galaxy S20 lineup is more impressive than the current Galaxy S10 and Note 10.
With a bit of quick calculation, the 12Mp camera may have sensor size of around 1/1.8-inch, which is nearly twice the sensor of existing flagships at 1/2.55-inch. This means, just the Galaxy S20 and S20+ will already have more powerful photography performance compared to the current flagships, including the Galaxy S10. The reason why the smaller models use 12Mp camera, is probably because of space constraints.
All the Galaxy S20 models will feature smaller bezels, so this will improve appearance. Inside, all of them will be powered by the Galaxy Snapdragon 865, which makes them among the fastest Android devices in the market. The battery output will be quite decent, at 4900mAh for Galaxy S20 Ultra, 4300mAh for Galaxy S20+ and 3730mAh for the basic Galaxy S20.
Despite the high performance processor and 5G data connectivity, the battery life should be acceptable for all Galaxy S20 variants. These flagships will make official debut on February 11 along with the new foldable device, the Galaxy Bloom as well as the wireless earphones known as the Galaxy Buds. Pre-orders should start not long after that and devices will be shipped on February 21. They will be available worldwide, but the global version will have Exynos chipsets instead.