Jan 20th, 2020

On February 11th, Samsung will be hosting a Galaxy Unpacked event. While the company was not explicit in mentioning what will be announced, it’s not hard to imagine that it will most likely be the company’s first flagship phone of 2020, a new Galaxy S-series handset.

While initially known as the Galaxy S11, recent rumors have suggested that it will be rebranded to the Galaxy S20 to coincide with the year 2020 and also to represent a fresh start for the company, and here’s everything we know about the handset so far.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Design

In terms of design, the leaked photos we’ve seen so far suggests that Samsung might not be giving the phone too radical of a redesign. For the most part, it looks very much like its predecessors, except with some differences here and there.

For example, for some of the Galaxy S20 models, there could be a new rear camera module where it would house three cameras along with some ToF cameras.

It also appears that Samsung has moved the hole-punch front-facing camera from the side to the middle, which we’re not sure if that’s that much of an improvement, and also there is no headphone jack and based on the photos we’ve seen, the dedicated Bixby button is gone.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Variants

Assuming Samsung sticks to the same release pattern as last year, we can expect to see multiple Galaxy S20 models released. So far, we have heard that there will be a “regular” Galaxy S20, a Galaxy S20+, and interestingly enough, one that will also be known as the Galaxy S20 Ultra. We also expect that there will be a more budget-friendly model in the form of the Galaxy S20e.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Specs

Samsung Galaxy S20

  • 6.2-inch 3200×1440 WQHD+ display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 128GB of storage with microSD support
  • 12MP + 64MP + 12MP triple camera combo
  • 30x digital zoom, 8K video recording
  • 10MP front-facing camera with 4K video recording
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • IP68 certified

Samsung Galaxy S20+

  • 6.7-inch 3200×1440 WQHD+ display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 128GB of storage with microSD support
  • 12MP + 64MP + 12MP triple camera combo
  • ToF cameras
  • 30x digital zoom, 8K video recording
  • 10MP front-facing camera with 4K video recording
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • IP68 certified

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • 6.9-inch 3200×1440 WQHD+ display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990
  • 512GB/128GB of storage with microSD support
  • 108MP + 48MP + 12P  triple camera combo
  • ToF cameras
  • 100x digital zoom, 8K video recording
  • 40MP front-facing camera with 4K video recording
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • IP68 certified

5G for all

Unlike last year’s models where only one model came with 5G, this year’s Galaxy S20 lineup are all expected to support 5G. This is good news for those who are looking to hop on board the 5G bandwagon this year and want more options to choose from.

The main reason for this is that Qualcomm will require all smartphones that use its SD865 to also use its 5G modem. If Samsung wanted to build a 4G-only variant of the Galaxy S20, it would need to forego the most popular high-end chipset to do so.

Pricing & Availability

We know that on the 11th of February, Samsung will most likely announce these new devices. When they will be made available is unclear, but it should be about a couple of weeks following the announcement. As for pricing, given that the entire lineup is rumored to come with 5G, there could be a slight hike in price.

To give you some context, the Galaxy S10e was launched starting at $750, while the Galaxy S10 was priced starting at $900, and the Galaxy S10+ was priced starting at $1,000, so we expect that the Galaxy S20 lineup should not deviate too far from those numbers.

Conclusion

Needless to say that these are all just rumors for now and should be taken with a grain of salt, but remember to check back with us in the next couple of weeks when the Galaxy Unpacked event takes place and we should have more official details and maybe even a hands-on review to share.

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