Samsung is no stranger to skipping numbers. Remember the Galaxy Note 6? No, you don’t because it didn’t exist after Samsung jumped right from the Note 5 to the explosive Note 7. Now, Samsung is skipping a lot more numbers. The company’s next flagship phone won’t be the Galaxy S11; it’ll be the Galaxy S20. There are also images of the upcoming smartphone for the first time.
The unexpected name jump has been rumored in the past, ad we’ve seen some alleged renders of the phone. The name and design are all but confirmed now that there are real photos of the phone available. XDA Developers has posted three snapshots of the phone, which you can see above. They’re a good match for the leaked renders, but the boot screen is also notable — it confirms the Galaxy S20 naming scheme.
The phone has narrow bezels all the way around the screen. The bottom bezel is still slightly larger than the others, but the difference is less noticeable than the Galaxy S10. There’s a single front-facing camera module, which peeks through a hold in the top center of the display just like the Note 10. This is the 20+ variant of the phone, so Samsung has decided to drop the secondary front-facing depth sensor it used last year. The display is also reportedly less curved than the Galaxy S10, which should make the phone easier to hold without accidental touches.
Around back, the Galaxy S20 has a much larger camera module than other recent Samsung phones. There are four sensors along with a flash and possibly a microphone. The cameras should include an improved 12MP main sensor along with wide-angle and telephoto cameras. The remaining lens might be a depth sensor or a time-of-flight camera.
The same source tells XDA that the phone will come in S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra variants. There should be 4G versions of the S20 and S20+, but the Ultra will be 5G only. We know that Qualcomm will only sell the Snapdragon 865 for 5G phones. So, the 4G S20 and S20+ might only be available with Samsung Exynos chips, and that means they may not launch in the US. All versions of the phone are expected to have 12GB of RAM (up to 16GB in the Ultra!) and at least 128GB of storage.
Samsung will make the Galaxy S20 official in just a few weeks on February 11th. If this is anything like the past few Samsung flagship launches, it will hit all major carriers and retailers about a month later.
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