There are only two and a half weeks left before Samsung takes the stage, on February 11th, to show us their new Samsung Galaxy S20 that will replace the already well-known Samsung Galaxy S10. If nothing changes between now and that date, it looks like the new phones in fact will be called Samsung Galaxy S20 (or Samsung Galaxy S11… there’s no further assurance of that).
Rumors and leaks have been telling us several things about future phones, including that we would be talking about at least three models: 1.) the Samsung Galaxy S20, 2.) the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and 3.) the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. According to the alleged press images that have been leaked, it seems that the S20 Ultra 5G will indeed have a 100X zoom on the back. Electronic zoom, of course.
S20 Ultra 5G: four cameras, 100x magnification and perforated screen
The press photos of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G appear on 91Mobiles, and thanks to them, we can know that if nothing changes, we’ll have a 100x zoom onboard the top-of-the-line Korean phone so far. A zoom that would be 10 optical magnifications thanks to the lens and 100 magnifications with cuts and artificial intelligence, We’ll see at what focal length this translates, but we should move around 200/240 millimeters.
Four reversing cameras, one with 10x optical zoom and electronic zoom up to 100x
In the pictures we see the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G in black with an endless screen signed by Samsung and a central recess at the top for the front camera of the phone. If the filtered images are true, there will be no dual front camera on this S20 Ultra 5G. The design does not include a physical fingerprint reader, so everything points to the fact that it will be incorporated into the Korean manufacturer’s Dynamic AMOLED screen.
On the back we found a quadruple camera system divided into two blocks. At the top, there is the already known classic three-lens design with the LED flash completing one of the four corners. Under this system we find the fourth lens, with a rectangular cutout that reminds us a lot of the lenses with an inner prism and that seems to be the one that provides the optical zoom. In fact, it is the lens that has the 100X printed next to it.
As you can see in the side images, the camera module will be almost 25% thicker than the phone itself, which if moved around 8 millimeters should give us 10 millimeters of total thickness in the camera part. The rest of the phone’s features are already visible in the photos, as we do not have an image in which we can see the upper and lower frames to see if we will finally have a headset connector or not.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Samsung Galaxy S20
We continue with the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or S20 Plus, which seems to respect the design of the front of the S20 Ultra 5G by having only one selfies camera on the top of the panel, also in a hole on the screen. Another simple camera for the Galaxy S20 and also a fingerprint reader located under the panel.
The back seems to follow the same pattern as the S20 Ultra 5G except that on this Samsung Galaxy S20+ we find all four cameras in a different arrangement. The module is now neither square nor divided into two parts but we have a single rectangular module with three lenses on the left and another lens on the right, under the LED flash.
This makes us assume that we will not have the periscope or prism lens that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G will enjoy, and that if we have optical zoom it will be achieved with focal lengths more common in the mobile market today. The rest of the phone is identical to the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G except, of course, for the difference in size between the two phones depending on the diagonal of the screen size.
And we close with the normal Samsung Galaxy S20. This time, the front is repeated with the unique camera for selfies that are in the hole of the screen. There is also a fingerprint reader underneath. For the rear-view cameras, an identical module to the S20+, but with one camera less. Here we only have the three lenses on the left and the flash is left alone on the right.
As we see, three phones with three and four cameras, and the S20 Ultra 5G with one of them designed to bring the optical zoom up to 10x. On February 11 we will be out of the woods as far as the technical specifications of each of them are concerned, but they have been leaking for some time now and we probably have few surprises left in the inkwell.