“Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra touts 100X Space Zoom that uses AI-powered multi-image processing to get a ‘clearer view’ of the subjects in the distant”
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has been launched as the most premium smartphone in the company’s 2020 Galaxy S series as well as the world. While the handset flaunts the same design and chipset as its sibling Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, it features better camera hardware, battery cell, and configuration. In fact, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is the world’s first smartphone with 100X Space Zoom, which is claimed to capture the images of the subjects placed far off “with a clearer view ever than before” and up to 16GB RAM. The phone sports 108MP quad rear cameras, an impressive 40MP selfie shooter on the front, 5,000mAh battery, and a large 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price starts at $1,399 (about Rs 1 lakh), making it the most expensive smartphone in the lineup. It will go on sale in the US on March 6th, but there is no word on its availability in other countries.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specifications
Coming to the specifications, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features a large 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display that bears 120Hz refresh rate, Quad HD+ resolution, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone has Snapdragon 865/ Exynos 990 SoC (for 5G and 4G markets respectively) and comes in three variants: 12GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 16GB + 512GB. Unlike the Galaxy S20 and S20+, all RAM and storage variants of the S20 Ultra support both 5G and 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone will also support microSD cards of up to 1TB capacity for storage expansion.
For photography, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ships with quad rear cameras with 108MP primary sensor with f/1.8, PDAF, and OIS. This is paired with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field-of-view; 48MP telephoto lens with f/3.5 aperture, PDAF, and OIS; and a DepthVision (3D ToF) sensor. The cameras come with Space Zoom, which is said to use AI-powered multi-image processing to reduce image quality loss at high zoom levels, with up to 100X support. The handset sports a 40MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. The phone can also record videos at 8K resolution and capture images with Live focus, cropped, Ultra Wide, and more.
A 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired charging and Fast Wireless Charge 2.0 support is part of the package, while Android 10-based One UI 2.0 takes care of its software side of things. Other features include stereo speakers and earphones fine-tuned by AKG, IP68 rating for water- and dust-resistance, and connectivity options such as dual SIM support, 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, and USB Type-C.