Forget the iPhone's hot plates, first live S20 Ultra pic flaunts a whole oven!

Forget the iPhone's hot plates, first live S20 Ultra pic flaunts a whole oven!
Lo and behold, we finally have a real, live picture of that elusive Galaxy S20 Ultra that has only appeared in renders and certification mentions so far. Courtesy of the vast wild prairies of the Chinese tech blogosphere and MySmartPrice, we can clearly see the gigantic camera island now. 

If the iPhone 11's camera area elevation lenses were likened to hot plates, this thing here is the whole ceramic cooktop... and the furnace below it is the periscope zoom camera. 

While we had an idea that the phone is going to be huge via the leaked 6.57 x 2.99 x 0.40 inches (166.9 x 76 x 10.2 mm) dimensions denoting the thickness with the camera bump, the real live thingy can still take you aback.


The plight of case makers aside, the Galaxy S20 Ultra camera system screams "pick me for good photos," and that goes for tech enthusiasts and average users alike. Samsung didn't leave this impression to chance, reinfrocing it with the suggestive "100x Space Zoom" slogan on the back.

While we doubt that you'll be able to take usable pics of Alpha Centauri with the S20 Ultra, the combination of 5x optical/10x hybrid and up to 100x digital zoom via ingenious cropping and pixel-binning using the giant 108MP sensor, will invariably set a new photo quality records at lower zoom levels, too. 

Thankfully, if we don't mind the sheer size of the camera area, the real thing turned much more classy as designs go, and with a pleasant two-tone aesthetic, compared to the first leaked renders below.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Display 6.9 inches
    3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera)
    40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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11 Comments

22. MsPooks

Posts: 369; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

I actually like the boldness of the iPhone burners. BUT, they seem to be the cause of nasty flare in shots, so maybe Apple should rethink that.

20. Wazupmrg

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Except this camera puts to shame I phone's. Don't get it twisted. Sign me up for better quality and zoom any day.

18. Chumley

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Let's hope someone comes up with a skin to cover that ridiculous "SPACE ZOOM 100X"! Reminds me of a time when car manufacturers couldn't resist putting giant "TURBO" decals down the sides of their cars.

21. Wazupmrg

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

You must have last year camera tech in that $1200 pro max phone right? Lol keep it classy in 1975 boomer

16. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 665; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"If the iPhone 11's camera area elevation lenses were likened to hot plates, this thing here is the whole ceramic cooktop" I still think the Iphone 11 series camera sensors at the back look worse, dont get me wrong they recognisable but because of the circular designs they will always look like cooktops. Samsung has a big square module and you cant really see the circular design of a cooktop anywhere, also this looks some what symmetrical apart from the 108 MP sensor compared to the Iphone 11 Pro Max.

10. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Good thing though, it's going to cost about 50 times less to replace the back glass than on iphone 11 pro max.

5. AlienKiss

Posts: 359; Member since: May 21, 2019

Why on earth couldn't they incorporate that hideous camera island under the back glass? The phone would have been a little thicker, but that would have meant an amazing battery size, venting space etc.. Silly people who complain about phone thickness are the ones to blame here..

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I don’t think anyone ever complained about any phone thickness - even OG iPhone or even original Nokia’s - I never cared how thick or thin my phone is - but I want these protruding cameras GONE!!! iPhone 5/5s/SE was the last phone that was perfect design!!!

24. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

exactly, when did the consumer asked for thinner phones? this is idiotic as hell. thin phone with massive camera bump,

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I prefer the iPhone look, this lols like a Chinese knockoff. (For the record, I’m talking about the looks - I’m sure the cameras are fantastic).

7. AlienKiss

Posts: 359; Member since: May 21, 2019

I think it's the black color that makes it look like that..

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