The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra are all set to be launched in the present day, February 11, in San Francisco at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion.

The occasion kicks off at 11AM PST (2PM EST, 7PM GMT) on February 11, or 5AM AEDT on February 12 for these in Australia, so it is lower than two hours away on the time of writing. Want to tune in? Here’s the way to watch the stay stream.

While many would have anticipated this to be the Samsung Galaxy S11 collection, constant leaks make it sure that we’ll be getting the Galaxy S20 vary as an alternative – even Samsung’s own website has listed accessories with the name Galaxy S20.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick overview of what we’re likely to see today – but scroll further down for a deep dive into the likely specs and features we’ll be seeing later today (and don’t forget, we’re almost certain to be see the introduction of the folding Samsung Galaxy Z Flip after it appeared in commercials during the Oscars.)

Update: A leaked hands-on video has given us yet another look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 range, just hours before launch.

The two-minute takeaway

Samsung Galaxy S20

A render of the expected Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: @OnLeaks / Pricebaba)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 range is going to consist of three phones, with the ‘basic’ S20 offering the fewest features and set to be the low-cost model.

The design of each phone will be more screen on the front – we’ve not seen many leaks here, but a large 6.2-inch display for the S20, a 6.7-inch option for the S20 Plus and large 6.9-inch screen for the S20 Ultra seems to be the most likely.

That’s a pretty big increase on the screen size of last year’s S10 models, with the screen expected to dominate the front of the phone.

Jump to all we know on the next-gen screen tech coming to the S20

The screens will all be 3200 x 1440, which is an extended QHD resolution… but we’re expecting that to be downscaled by default to Full HD+ in order to preserve battery life. 

They’ll still reportedly be using Samsung’s impressive Super AMOLED technology to give rich colors and deep blacks, and word is new 120Hz tech will make scrolling through your home screen, apps and the internet will be far more fluid and smooth.

There’s not a huge amount of info on the design leaked so far, but we do think the S20 Ultra will be the heaviest model thanks to using steel inside for a more premium feel, rather than the aluminum seen in the S20 and S20 Plus.

Find out more on the design of the S20 family

We’ve heard far more of the rear of the S20 family, with more information leaking out about the cameras (all of which have rather unsightly rectangular bumps on the back). 

The standard Galaxy S20 and S20 will reportedly come with a 12MP, 12MP and 64MP sensor, and manage up to 3x optical and 30x digital zoom.

The S20 Ultra will apparently be the snapper for the mobile photography enthusiast though, with a 12MP wide-angle lens, 48MP zoomed-in sensor and massive 108MP main sensor, capable of combining pixels together to make bright, sharp 12MP snaps.

Each camera is set to come with a number of smart features and improved photography modes – check out our dedicated section below to find out about them in more detail.

Jump to our extensive analysis of the forthcoming cameras

When it comes to the battery life each phone is likely to pack, we’re expecting the S20 to offer a 4,000mAh unit, 4,500mAh for the S20 Plus and the S20 Ultra will come with a huge 5,000mAh option, meaning the biggest phone will also probably be the longest-lasting.

See more on the expected battery power of the S20 phones

The phones will be delivered on March 6 (for those that pre-register, according to Samsung) and we assume that’s worldwide.

We’re still expecting the price for the cheapest S20 variant to begin at $899 / £799 / AU$1,349, and up to $1,149 / £999 / AU$1,699 for the S20 Ultra – although it could go even higher than that if you go for the mooted 512GB option.

We’re also expecting all the phones to be offered as a 5G option by default, but this might be stripped for some variants in certain countries.

What other features could the Samsung Galaxy S20 range be bringing?

Samsung Galaxy S20 release date and price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 launch date is locked in for today (that’s Tuesday, February 11) and it’ll be in San Francisco. That’s almost a whole year after Samsung unveiled its 2019 trio of flagship Galaxy phones. If you want to catch all the action, here’s how to watch the live stream.

When will the S20 actually be available to buy? If you pre-register your interest on the Samsung website for its next flagship phone you’ll be told the phone will be delivered on March 6. That seems likely to be the worldwide release date.

Originally we expected the Samsung Galaxy S20 price to be similar to the $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 launch price for the Galaxy S10. That was for its lowest storage size, and the price went all the way up to $1,149 / £999 / AU$1,699 for the highest.

That may still be the case, according to one big leak that suggests there will be both 4G and 5G versions of the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus while the Galaxy S20 Ultra will just come in 5G.

We’ve seen multiple leaks over the last few weeks – the main ones are for European price, US price and a final one for UK prices – and we’ve combined the information (plus our best estimates for Australia) in an easy to read chart below.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series rumored prices
Which phone?UK leaked priceEuros leaked priceUS leaked AT&T priceAustralia estimate
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G£799€900 – €1,000N/AAU$1,350-AU$1,650
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G£874N/A$899AU$1,700
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 4G£999€1,100N/AAU$1,775
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G£1,074N/A$1,099AU$2,100
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G£1,149€1,349$1,299AU$2,200

Don’t take these prices as gospel as there’s no certainty that these leaks are accurate, plus the conversions are only estimated pricing as well so could be a lot different when the phone is on shop shelves.

Plus one leak has also suggested some markets will get an 8GB of RAM version of the 4G phone to ensure there is a more affordable option. Exactly where you’ll be able to buy that is currently unclear, and we don’t know how much cheaper it’ll be.

Samsung Galaxy S20 design

November 2019 was when we first started seeing images of the Samsung Galaxy S20 appearing, and below you’ll find a selection of the best ones we have seen so far that we believe to be accurate.

Starting with the standard Samsung Galaxy S20, we’ve seen the below image courtesy of leaker Ishan Agarwal and 91Mobiles.

Nearly all renders level to the rear cameras being housed in a big bump within the high left of the again of the telephone. 

Hands-on photos of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus make us assume that the lenses and flash shall be organized in two rows within the digital camera bump, as that is what the photographs present. The chin beneath the show appears to be like a bit of thick, however could also be an earlier render.

We’ve additionally seen renders of instances and photos of a display protector that again up these concepts, and famend tipster Evan Blass has lately posted an image displaying the again of the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy 20 promo

(Image credit score: Samsung / @evleaks)

As you possibly can see from the picture above, the digital camera arrays are organized in rectangular blocks moderately than a strip – and it appears to be like as if should you pre-order the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra you will additionally get a pair of Galaxy Buds Plus wi-fi earphones thrown in as effectively.

A later leak of one other display cowl suggests the machine can have skinny bezels, although the leaker famous that the ‘S11’s “forehead” and “chin” are very optimistic’, suggesting they may very well be thicker than the pictures present.

We’ve additionally heard that the Samsung Galaxy S20 might transfer the punch-hole digital camera to the highest heart of the display, much like the Galaxy Note 10 vary, as we’ve since seen in leaked photos, however smaller than on final yr’s Note.

Samsung Galaxy S20

(Image credit score: @OnLeaks / Pricebaba)

We’ve even now seen a leaked hands-on video, displaying the Samsung Galaxy S20 vary in all its glory, together with a number of the digital camera options, which you’ll be able to learn extra about beneath.

In phrases of supplies, we’d count on the entrance and again to be Corning Gorilla Glass as most telephones use. While premium gadgets sometimes have an aluminum body, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra might have a top-end stainless-steel body as an alternative if one leak is to be believed. 

Currently solely top-end iPhones and sure different handsets use this dear and heavy materials of their builds, so if true this reveals the S20 Ultra is about to sport a very ‘premium’ design.

A later leak factors to the colours: the S20 will apparently are available Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink; the S20 Plus in Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, and Cloud Blue; and the S20 Ultra in Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black. 

Interestingly, this leak additionally suggests the curved 3D edges typical of the S-line shall be toned right down to extra refined 2.5D angles, which means the display would possibly solely have minimal curves.

Multiple leaks across the headphone jack (or the shortage thereof) imply we virtually definitely will not see the spherical port on the S20 vary.

Samsung Galaxy S20 show

A large improve for the Galaxy S20 collection is prone to be a 120Hz refresh price know-how – this implies smoother scrolling across the residence display and by means of the online / apps than final yr’s S10 – with a video from XDA Developers purportedly displaying this off.

There’s no assure this shall be included on all gadgets, nevertheless it’s trying very doubtless for the Galaxy S20 Plus no less than. 

It additionally appears to be like just like the 120Hz setting will solely be out there when the telephone is on Full HD+ decision. That’s the default setting on trendy Samsung smartphones (to save lots of battery), nevertheless it’s thought you’d have the ability to enhance the decision to WQHD+ whereas getting a 60Hz refresh price.

Samsung Galaxy S20

(Image credit score: XDA Developers)

The most enduring dimension rumor means that the Samsung Galaxy S20 can have a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus can have a 6.7-inch one, and the S20 Ultra can have a 6.9-inch show. That’s a reasonably sizeable enhance on the earlier era, with every packing a 3200 x 1440 pixel rely, making the smallest S20 telephone the sharpest.

The S20 vary might additionally use a brand new display tech, as Samsung has trademarked the title SAMOLED, which feels like a brand new tackle the AMOLED screens utilized by its telephones, and may very well be the title for the 120Hz tech.

It’s additionally thought the entire Galaxy S20 vary will include ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanners. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 digital camera

We’re anticipating the Samsung Galaxy S20 vary to have some spectacular digital camera tools, however the S20 and S20 Plus are seemingly set to deliver a special snapping expertise to the S20 Ultra.

We have seen an extremely detailed spec dump, the place three sources concurrently revealed data on the cameras, and it provides us an enormous have a look at what to anticipate (if true). All the main points are beneath in an easy-to-read chart:

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S20 digital camera specs
CameraSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Main12MP12MP108MP
Telephoto64MP64MP48MP
Wide-angle12MP12MP12MP
ExtrasToFToF
Front-facing digital camera10MP10MP40MP

Those are some fairly spectacular specs if true, though it is curious that the telephoto sensors have the next megapixel rely on the decrease finish gadgets. 

We’ve heard a variety of zooms cited for the telephoto lenses, nevertheless it appears to be 3x optical / 30x digital for the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, and a whopping 10x optical / 100x digital for the S20 Ultra – 100x is immense, however a number of leaks have pointed to it.

That latter spec from the leak might be unsuitable although, as we’ve additionally heard that every one the gadgets can have 5x optical zoom. This comes from information that an organization has been supplying one of these zoom lens to Samsung for the gadgets, and it is a barely extra believable spec than 10x zoom.

As for the 108MP sensor on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, that may not really take 108MP pictures, as Samsung has utilized to trademark a tech known as ‘Nonacell’, which is believed to mix 9 pixels into one, and is rumored to be current within the 108MP digital camera.

That means it might really take 12MP photographs, however with big pixels which ought to permit for excellent low gentle efficiency. It may also have the ability to take 108MP photographs however we’re undecided at present.

We’ve additionally now heard extra particulars in regards to the 64MP telephoto digital camera on the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, which will not do any good pixel combining and simply take massive, high-resolution photos.

It can even apparently be this digital camera that is used for 8K video recording, and the digital camera will supposedly be able to ‘pixel cropping’ to help zoom. We assume that is along with an optical zoom, letting you get in even nearer with a hybrid zoom, however the supply was unclear on that time.

We’ve additionally heard a great deal of cool options trademarked by Samsung that might find yourself within the handset, from ‘Space Zoom’ astrophotography mode to a ‘Bright Night Sensor’, which sounds quite a bit like a low gentle mode however with devoted {hardware}.

Other telephones we count on to see in 2020:

According to Max Weinbach, Samsung can be growing a function known as ‘Quick Take’ that makes use of all cameras on the identical time. It might allow you to take a zoomed image in addition to an ordinary one, or an ultra-wide similtaneously the essential image.

Improved optical picture stabilisation (OIS) tech is about to be added, as low gentle and particularly evening sky pictures may gain advantage from longer exposures, which often want both a tripod or respectable OIS to stop blur.

Elsewhere, point out of a number of new digital camera options has been present in official Samsung software program. There’s a Director’s View mode for monitoring a topic, Single Take Photo, which might use AI to mechanically take pictures on the optimum second, the return of Samsung’s Pro Video mode, permitting you to regulate the ISO, publicity and the like when taking pictures video, and some new Live Focus bokeh results.

Of course, specs and options are one factor, actual world efficiency is sort of one other, however we’ve now additionally seen some digital camera samples supposedly shot by the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus.

They exhibit the primary, wide-angle and telephoto lenses in addition to the low gentle expertise, the latter of which you’ll be able to see beneath as in comparison with the Galaxy S10.

As you possibly can see, the S20’s photographs are quite a bit brighter and typically higher, so we’re anticipating good issues from the digital camera, notably at evening.

Samsung Galaxy S20 battery life

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 with its reverse wi-fi charging (Image credit score: Future)

So far, it looks as if the Samsung Galaxy S20 vary can have spectacular battery capability, with one large spec leak suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S20 can have a 4,000mAh cell, the Galaxy S20 Plus will sport a 4,500mAh cell and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can have a 5,000mAh one.

These battery sizes are trying fairly doubtless, and it is anticipated the identical 45W fast-charging tech and 15W wi-fi charging from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus can even be on all three gadgets.

An business insider has urged the rationale the upcoming telephones can use such large batteries is because of shrinking part of the internals, a method which the iPhone 12 might use too.

Previous rumors have additionally urged Samsung is engaged on a battery well being function, which might inform you how worn out your S20’s battery is.

Samsung Galaxy S20 specs and options

We’re fairly sure the Samsung Galaxy S20 will include the Snapdragon 865 chipset unveiled in late 2019, which has been benchmarked with scores that beat another telephone. 

Well, it is going to in all probability have this processor within the US, however most different areas will doubtless get an upgraded Exynos processor, in all probability the 9830.

We’ve heard that the Samsung Galaxy S20 gadgets (because the leak suggests) will all include a base 12GB of RAM, though that might go as much as 16GB or presumably even past. Who would want this a lot RAM in a smartphone is past us, nevertheless it’s indicative of the premium nature of the gadgets.

A rumor additionally suggests the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the top-end machine, can have 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage choices, with a slot for a microSD card that can add one other 1TB of area. We do not know the choices for the opposite gadgets, although.

All three Samsung Galaxy S20 telephones are anticipated to be IP68 waterproof and mud resistant, in line with one leak.

A extra unlikely function that the S20 might pack is a spectrometer, which may very well be used to find out the chemical composition of objects. Samsung has patented a phone-like machine with simply such a function, so it is attainable, nevertheless it sounds a bit far-fetched and area of interest.

The iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4 have comparable programs, the place as an alternative of utilizing in-screen fingerprint sensors, they use facial recognition, and this can be a moderately safe type of unlocking (in comparison with Samsung’s present photo-based facial recognition) nevertheless it’s slower than utilizing a fingerprint.

There’s additionally a leak suggesting Samsung telephones will get an AirDrop-like service known as Quick Share to simply swap information between close by Galaxy telephones. This may very well be prolonged to older Samsung telephones with a software program replace, although it’s unclear if it is going to come to different Galaxy merchandise (just like the Tabs). 

The last level is the confusion over Samsung’s 5G technique with these gadgets. It might be that every and each Samsung Galaxy S20 telephone options 5G, or the corporate could also be providing 5G variants of every as an alternative.

Whatever occurs, we’re virtually sure you can buy a 5G variant of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra, so should you’re eager to get on board with the brand new know-how you will not be left behind.


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