“Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will feature a periscope lens with 100x zoom support and Space Zoom for astrophotography”
Samsung Galaxy S20 series launch is just a month away, so the anticipation around the smartphone is rather palpable. Ahead of the February 11th launch, multiple leaks have attempted to reveal the design of the smartphones as well as their prices. Now, 91mobiles has received official renders of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G smartphone from tipster Ishan Agarwal ahead of the launch. These renders reveal the top-of-the-line Samsung smartphone of 2020 will feature a periscope camera with 100x digital zoom, the highest yet in the industry. Moreover, we have learnt the smartphone will launch in three colour options. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G price is a mystery no more either thanks to our leak.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G design and colours
Starting with the design, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will feature 2.5D glass design for display, moving away from the more curved 3D glass design seen in premium Samsung smartphones in the last few years. The volume button and power buttons are on the right side, while the left has been left barren. The camera protrudes on the back, that too significantly more than we are used to on modern day flagship smartphones.
On the back is where things get interesting — the camera module shows the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will have four camera sensors. The one on the bottom is the periscope sensor that will provide the smartphone its zooming chops — the top-end S20 model will offer 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. The Space Zoom branding is also visible in the module — clearly Samsung is taking on the Pixel 4 series’ in the astrophotography arena. The dual-tone colour scheme on the camera module separates the periscope lens from the rest of the sensors. Above the periscope zoom lens will be three sensors and a single-tone LED flash, in square formation. It should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is also said to have a fifth 3D ToF sensor, but it is not clearly visible in the images. The only other element on the back of the smartphone is the Samsung logo.
We have learnt the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G — as well as the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ — will come in three colour options at the time of launch. These are Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, and Cloud Blue.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G price
As for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G price, the smartphone will start at EUR 1,349 (about Rs 1,06,000) for the base variant. However it is not clear how much storage Samsung is giving onboard the base variant of the flagship — it could be either 128GB or 256GB. The price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G for the 512GB variant is set at EUR 1,549 (roughly Rs 1,22,000).
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is tipped to sport a large 6.9-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display with 1,440×3,200 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will be powered by the Exynos 990/ Snapdragon 865 SoC (depending on the market), backed by up to 16GB RAM. The onboard storage goes up to 512GB, with support for an additional 1TB via microSD cards.
On the camera front, it is said to feature a 108MP primary sensor, a 48MP telephoto lens, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 3D ToF sensor, and a periscope lens with 10x optical and 100x digital zoom. On the front will reportedly be a 40MP sensor. As for the battery, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is said to be powered by a large 5,000mAh battery. Keeping the software side of things running will be the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 skin, while IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating will help with battle the elements.