Samsung Galaxy S20 Event Will be an Eye-Opener

The up-coming Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra will probably feature even more advances in camera technologies. I’d love to see how it will perform.

Taken from Engadget …We all know Samsung will update its current Galaxy S-series flagships, the S10 and S10+. This year, however, the company’s new phones will be known as the S20 and S20+, according to an early leak from Ice Universe, later corroborated by several other reports.

New names aside, XDA Developers‘ Max Weinbach suggests the highlight of the S20 and S20+ will be a new 120Hz display. The 120Hz screen will, at the cost of battery life, help smooth out animations and should make the phones feel more responsive to touch navigation. In a way, Samsung is playing catch up here since a couple of other Android phone manufacturers, including OnePlus and ASUS, have already added high-refresh-rate displays to their phones. The effect will be most noticeable when playing games that render at or near 120 frames per second, but you’ll also notice it doing something as simple as flipping between home screens. However, the caveat, according to Weinbach, is that the phones will only max out at 120Hz when you limit the resolution of their displays to 1080p. Expect lower refresh rates at higher resolutions.

Samsung may also tweak the cameras on the S20 and S20+. They’ll reportedly come with a 12-megapixel primary camera, a telephoto lens with a 64-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide lens with a 12-megapixel sensor. According to XDA Developers, the telephoto camera will offer 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. The S20+ may also include a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, which you’ll also find on the Galaxy S10+ 5G. The fact that the S20’s main camera doesn’t have the phone’s highest resolution sensor might seem like a head-scratcher, but a 64-megapixel sensor makes a lot of sense in the context of a camera you will use almost exclusively to zoom in on subjects. Digital zoom works by cropping in an image. Having more pixels to work with means the end result won’t be the usual grainy mess we often associate with digital zoom. Reports suggest there will also be support for 8K video capture at 24 frames per second.

Source: Engadget


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