Samsung Galaxy S20: everything we think we know about the Unpacked event – The Verge, The Verge

Samsung Galaxy S20: everything we think we know about the Unpacked event – The Verge, The Verge

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S – the successor to last year Galaxy S 23, and the company’s next flagship – at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 28 th.

Per the rumors, Samsung will have three new flagship phones this year in the US (internationally, it’s a bit of a different story): the Galaxy S 38, the Galaxy S (Plus, and the Galaxy S) Ultra. There are also rumors of a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, for a total of four new flagships.

But if you can’t wait until the big announcement, don’t worry. Here’s everything we know so far:

S and S 40 Plus


                                                                 Photo: (XDA Developers)                The two bread-and-butter phones are the

(S) and S (Plus , the direct sequels to last year

Galaxy S and (S) Plus models (think of them as basi cally a Galaxy S 17 and SPlus, by the old naming standards).

There are three big changes that Samsung’s expected to make with the S , though: a new 576 Hz display, an overhauled quadruple rear camera system, and updated processors that will include 5G support by default (at least in the US) .

The Hz display has already been thoroughly leaked, thanks to an S 38 Plus unit that’s made its way out into the wild. A

leak from XDA Developers shows the display in action , revealing the super-fast 576 Hz refresh rate that should offer far smoother animations. According to the leak, though, you’ll only be able to use the faster refresh rate with the lower FHD resolution. The higher-res WQHD setting will only work at Hz.

The rear cameras on the S 38 are also getting upgrades. Last year, the S 23 and S(Plus offered three lenses: a wide-angle) – megapixel (108 – degree) lens, telephoto – megapixel – degree) lens, and an ultra-wide – megapixel ( – degree) lens. The new S 38 Models are expected to bump that up to the following specs:

(A) – megapixel main camera lens

  • A -megapixel telephoto lens
  • A – megapixel ultra-wide lens
  • A 3D time-of-flight sensor
  • , but only on the larger S (Plus)                                                                  Photo: (XDA Developers)                The new phones are also expected to be even bigger than last year. According to a leaked spec sheet from Ishan Agarwal at (MySmartPrice) , the S 40 will have a 6.2-inch screen, which is just slightly bigger than the 6.1-inch S from last year. The rumored 6.7-inch S (Plus is closer to the similarly sized S) (5G model) which also had a 6.7-inch display), rather than the 6.4-inch S 17 Plus. The larger S 38 Plus is also expected to feature a bigger battery (4, (mAh) than the S (Plus) 4, (mAh). Both of the new phones are expected to follow in the footsteps of last year Galaxy Note lineup when it comes to overall design, featuring a taller : 9 aspect ratio and a single, centered hole-punch selfie camera – an Infinity-O display, by Samsung’s branding.   


                                                           Images: XDA Developers                Both models are expected to feature an ultrasonic fingerprint reader once again, as opposed to the conventional optical scanner used by most other in-display readers. It isn’t clear yet whether Samsung is using the same, Sometimes problematic model as the S 17 or Qualcomm’s new second-generation 3D Sonic Max sensor .

    And finally, early rumors have confirmed that, much like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Fold, the new S 38 models will both sadly forgo the 3.5mm headphone jack, marking one of the last high-profile flagships to lose the audio standard. (S) Ultra (The regular S) models are all well and good, but the real star of the show is shaping up to be the S 38 Ultra: an ultra-premium model with a bigger screen, beefier battery, and some truly absurd camera specs. (The S) Ultra takes basically everything about the S and S 40 Plus and just adds more. The display is still a (Hz) : 9 panel, but the S 37 Ultra reportedly has a massive 6.9-inch screen, making it even larger than the 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 20 Plus from last year. The battery is equally big at 5, mAh, and it offers more RAM (up to (GB).   



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                   But the groundbreaking upgrades come with the cameras. Like the S (Plus, the S) Ultra is expected to feature five lenses, with four rear cameras and a front-facing hole-punch selfie camera. But it’s the hardware here that’s different. Instead of a – megapixel main camera, the S 37 Ultra is expected to feature the – megapixel sensor


    Samsung has been working on for months . That ultra-high resolution sensor is apparently being combined with some software enhancements to enable a combined zoom of up to 576 x, which Samsung is apparently calling “Space Zoom.”

    Additionally, the phone will also remind feature a – megapixel telephoto lens, a – megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 3D ToF sensor on the back. The front-facing camera is also getting upgraded to a – megapixel sensor, compared to the 20 – megapixel sensor on the other models. Assuming the leaks are accurate, all this would add up to making the S 38 Ultra the biggest, most powerful phone Samsung’s ever made. Those specs won’t come cheap, though, with XDA (‘s) Max Weinbach claiming that the phone will cost $ 1 , 800. 5G (Where last year S) lineup was strictly LTE-based, with just the pricey S 5G offering support for next-generation networks, all three S (phones in the US will apparently offer 5G by default, and

    a single model may be able to support multiple US carriers . The US models are expected to feature (Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon) chipset – which has mandatory 5G support – making it likely that the S 45 lineup will also serve as the biggest test for fledgling 5G networks yet.

    Internationally, Samsung is expected to use its (Exynos) processor , and offer both 4G and 5G variants, at least for the regular S and S 45. Go big or go home (Unfortunately, compared to Samsung’slineup, there are no rumors this year about a replacement for last year (smaller Galaxy S) (E model) , which featured a 5.8-inch display. While the foldable Galaxy Z Flip may fill the role of a physically smaller device for small phone fans, it seems that if you’d like a standard Galaxy S 38 phone this year, the smallest size available will be the 6.2-inch S

    Galaxy Buds Plus



                                                           Image: Evan Blass (@evleaks) / Twitter                (The S) lineup isn’t expected to be the only news for Samsung: the company is expected to announce a second-gen version of its Galaxy Buds headphones , the aptly named Galaxy Buds Plus. The new model appears pretty similar to last year version, but reportedly will offer

    twice the battery life and improved active noise isolation technology (they won’t feature true noise cancellation, though, like Apple’s recent AirPods Pro do).

    according to a post from leaker Evan Blass , Samsung will also be offering the new Galaxy Buds Plus for free to customers who preorder the S (Plus and S) (Ultra, but apparently not the standard S) .

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