Leaked video shows 100x Space Zoom in action on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Leaked video shows 100x Space Zoom in action on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S20 line is being introduced later today, and one of the features that everyone can't wait to see is the 100x digital zoom on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Thanks to a video leaked by B2k6, you can now check out what is being called "Space Zoom" by the manufacturer. The phone can deliver 100x digital zoom by using a periscope to produce up to 10x optical zoom. In combination with the phone's 108MP digital sensor, 100x digital zoom can be employed.

In the video, you can see what looks like a map on the phone's 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display. But as the camera zooms out, it turns out that what we've been looking at is a globe that was placed on top of a decorative apple (a little trolling on Samsung's part?).



The Galaxy S20 Ultra has many an Android fan drooling. The aforementioned 6.9-inch display carries a 1440 x 3200 resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 120Hz refresh rate (although not at maximum resolution). The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform except in Europe. On the continent, it will be equipped with Sammy's own Exynos 990 chipset. There are two configurations of the phone, one with 12GB of memory and 128GB of storage, and another with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage. On the back, there will be that previously mentioned 108MP camera (which uses 9:1 pixel binning to produce sharp 12MP photos with less noise), the 48MP Space Zoom telephoto camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a Time of Flight depth sensor. Keeping the lights on is a 5000mAh battery and the phone will have Android 10 and the One UI 2.1 interface pre-installed.

Also accompanying this story is one of the official videos for the Galaxy S20 family which includes the Galaxy S20 5G and the Galaxy S20+ 5G. The  Galaxy Unpacked event begins at 2 pm ET (11 am PT, 7 pm GMT, 8 PM Central European Time) and can be live-streamed from Samsung.com.

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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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15 Comments

14. TBomb

Posts: 1772; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

This is a little over dramatized, because she zooms out to 0.5x - which appears further away than 1x. however, still very impressive!!!

13. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Again this is so unnecessary on a smartphone but you best believe if I get this phone I will be using it at sporting events and kids functions at school. I can see an updated version of this Lumia 1020 commercial being played out.https://youtu.be/JTty_BA6QSU

11. geordie8t1

Posts: 344; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

For such a premium device, 256gb storage should be the absolute minimum on the S20Ultra, and even dare I say 512gb more like, my note 10+ has 256gb and that isn't as high end as this monster if its all done properly at least

15. JustJosh00

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

They're probably just trying to keep costs down.

10. tbreezy

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

I hope the zoom is a minor part of the phone as Huawei showed us great Zoom with P30 Pro last year anyway. Looking forward to Battery, Screen and whatever UI enhancements they have brought.

8. androiduser

Posts: 575; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I'm not a fan of 20:9, 18:9 is the best for bezeless phones, I really hate this trend. I just hope they at least won't go beyond 21:9. That would be insane.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Welp.. made me forget about the surface duo lol

5. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

So cant wait for tonight's event, Hope it has very good optical & digital stabilizer with a zoom that long. I just cant live with curved screens though.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7676; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung does a great job with their UI to help out with options to take advantage of that curved display. Plus that zoom puts everyone else's zoom to shame. The part where Alan said "120 hz (although not at maximum resolution).". Well if every pixel on the display is updated, no matter what resolution was chosen, then the maximum resolution is being used, and updated.

9. tbreezy

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

The Zoom looks no better than Huawei P30 Pros zoom really.

12. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Unless you can judge the two side by side how can you come to that conclusion?

4. Jishnusur

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Wow this is something.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1885; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Ready to pre-order today!

2. s_boy

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

A stalkers dream ;-)

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 465; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wow what a beast!!!

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