The Galaxy S20 series looks amazing in these leaked press renders

The Galaxy S20 series looks amazing in these leaked press renders
UPDATE: Roland Quandt of WinFuture has published more press renders of the Galaxy S20 series. The updated story continues below.

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Following months of leaks and rumors, today Ishan Agarwal has obtained leaked press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G in some of their official launch colors.

Galaxy S20 Ultra: two-tone camera module, four sensors


As previously suspected, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G features a huge camera module on the back that’s divided into two sections. The lower area is painted in matte gray and is home to the all-important 48-megapixel periscope camera.

Rumor has it the shooter supports 5x optical zoom and up to 30x lossless zoom. However, Samsung is most proud of the new 100x Space Zoom feature it has managed to create with software wizardry, so much so that it has added branding next to the camera.

The square area above is covered in regular glass and houses three more cameras alongside an LED flash. The sensors include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a Time-of-Flight sensor, and a powerful 108-megapixel primary camera that’s been created for the smartphone.

Turning the phone over reveals a massive 6.9-inch Infinity-O display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung has made a habit of implementing 3D curved edges on most of its flagships since 2016, but this year the company has opted for a more subtle 2.5D curve.

The panel is, of course, accompanied by extremely thin bezels, although Samsung seems to be trying to hide them in the press renders. Other features include a bottom-firing speaker, a stainless steel frame, and a USB-C port on the bottom.

Galaxy S20 & S20+: fewer cameras, easier to hold


The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ are quite similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G but also very different. The non-curved displays, for example, retain the same specs but are considerably smaller at 6.2-inches and 6.7-inches respectively.

The camera modules are also covered in a single-tone piece of glass and house different sensors in an attempt to keep costs down. The primary 108-megapixel snapper found on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, on the one hand, has been substituted by a 12-megapixel alternative.

Samsung has also replaced the 48-megapixel periscope camera with an inferior 64-megapixel 3x telephoto shooter and reserved the Time-of-Flight sensor for the Plus-branded model.. On the bright side, the ultra-wide-angle camera remains untouched.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series pricing, release date, configurations


Samsung is going to announced the entire Galaxy S20 series at the next Unpacked event on Tuesday, February 11. Pre-orders will begin later that day, but you're going to have to wait quite a long time to actually get your hands on the phone.

That's because shipments won't begin until Tuesday, March 10, and that date is solely for pre-orders models. The flagships won't be available on shelves until Friday, March 13, according to the latest reports.

Pricing for the United States is yet to be revealed but Ishan Agarwal has obtained what he believes to be accurate European pricing. The standard Galaxy S20 4G is expected to retail at €899 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on board, although a 5G variant of the phone will be available for an extra €100.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+, on the other hand, wasn't listed in today's leak but is expected to start at €999 with an 8/128GB configuration. That's because the equivalent 5G model costs €1,099. 

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35 Comments

35. GuaTech7

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 08, 2018

I like the front of the phone as the bottom bezel is just ever so slightly thicker than the top one and the punch hole camera is in the center but the back looks meh! at least the S20 Ultra has some writing put on it and it makes the phone feels is the only flagship. The renders of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro look better already. I hope my thoughts change when I hold the phones when they're available.

34. dimas

Posts: 3468; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

For me, I think this unofficial s20 back is good that the cameras are not too close to the edge prone to finger covers. Ugly? Sort of in my view but isn't that people said about iphone 11's back and then in a few months, it grew on them?

31. AlienKiss

Posts: 364; Member since: May 21, 2019

As long as the differences between the Plus and the Ultra are just the camera and the display size, I think I'll choose the Plus version for being easier to hold and use. Or I'll switch back to Sony if the rumors of bringing back the 3.5mm jack end up being true. I like Samsung, but my unlocked S8+ barely knows about updates and it's too bloated with so many useless features..

30. Georgio

Posts: 343; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

All three are really ugly, they look like those cheap Chinese phones. Samsung used to make nice looking phones.

29. geordie8t1

Posts: 348; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Now ive seem what look like official renders of the ultra im not as hating as i was, i do not like the camera island on the iphome or the google pixels but weirdly i seem to not mind this so much, i know there is a ton of tech going into it to make that module, i hope the end results are able to blow other phones out the water, samsungs have often had the some of the better cameras BUT its their software and processing algorithms that let the images down, i have ported the pixel gcam on my note and it produces slightly better images then the stock samsung camera.....

28. Flynfree15

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 16, 2020

To much camera.

26. LiveFaith

Posts: 534; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Pedestrian cameras on the smaller phone. This sucks. I'm tired of the smaller version getting hosed on features.

25. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 436; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Still plan on getting the ultra, but that back is an acquired taste!!

24. briankeithmays

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Real life always looks better than the photos. I love the design!

20. RoryBreaker

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

When I put my case on it, I'm guessing it will actually make the entire back flush.

17. adecvat

Posts: 684; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Hooray, no useless curved glass.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

That back is hideous. There is absolutely no need for that writing.

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4429; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why do you stare at the back of your phone?

10. kevv2288

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Looks like all 3 models have different amount of curve, with S20 being the flattest. I like the S20 if it comes in the gray.

14. Zachary_99

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

They're all flat and use 2.5d glass. It's the lighting, buddy. Of course you could just literally wait and stop speculating until you hear it from the horses mouth

18. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The S20 Ultra is actually a little more curved than the S20 and S20+. But the curve is still less than S10.

21. kevv2288

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Might be the lighting between the S20 and the plus, but the Ultra is definitely not flat.

44. Zachary_99

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

2.5D glass. They're flat but they may just have decided to have glass that curves/ extends to the edges a litte more instead of the dispaly itself, since this kinda retains the identity but without having quite as severe implications in regard to display edge distortion and potential breakage/ durability issues. It's not perfect, but comparing my note 10 plus you can see there's absolutely no way that's curved to the same degree or at all. 2.5D glass isn't perfectly flat regardless, as ot makes it more comfortable to use and better to look at. Either way, im a fan of this as a anti-waterfall reponse. I can't say how annoying and pointless that dumb breif trend was.

9. 48Chevy

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

The race to eliminate bezels has turned the smartphone and television aisles in to seas of ubiquitous, nondescript, rounded corner, black-fronted rectangles. I suppose many find that attractive, but, I find it borderline depressing.

15. Zachary_99

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

The focus is on the screen and immersion, not tacky and garish bezels. Theres more to a phone than just the screen and the same goes for TVs with their stands and the same goes with the rear and sides iof phones, such as these with deep resr curves and defined trims that envelop the buttons. While the camera design may be subjective and divisive, it's also practical and an extension of the design. Regardless, more and more emphasis is on the software as that is what you will notice 99% if the time in-hand. If you care about bezels so much then sniff the farts of Apple, who are still selling the same iPhone 6 design in 2020. Maybe get with the times ye fossil.

5. Mr8Sin

Posts: 25; Member since: May 17, 2018

Has a phone to avoid buying a bulky camera to carrying around, complains the camera module on phone comes out a tiny bit and makes it look ugly. Ok...

16. Zachary_99

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

You can't please everyone, even if you give them exactly what they want. People rarely know what they want and the consumer is rarely right. Opinions can drive positive change, however, people want versatility and functionality will just have to suck it up. People will soon change their tune when they use a case, as they should, and when they see the photos this can produce.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2578; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Instead of making such a large camera space on the back, they should’ve just gone ahead and extended it so that the back becomes two tone: the entire top third being this black finish and the bottom with color. Sort of like how the Pixel 2 XL looked on the back.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

That would be very interesting

13. Zachary_99

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

There's a reason google killed that hideous two-tone crap: firstly, the frosted glass scuffs or just becomes unsightly after normal use and secondly, normal glass finish is easier to grip and is less likely to fly out if your hands breaking your device. I just wish they included the 10x periscope in the same bezel and not try to bring attention to it with a camera bezel. They could have literally did with this as they did for the s10 lite by just have the text next to it under the glass highlighting it and it's function, even though i don't get why they need to aside from filling the space.

3. shield

Posts: 916; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ugly camera bump, why only LG no bump

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

There's a 0.6mm bump on the LG G9/V60 ThinQ.

23. shield

Posts: 916; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Only render :D, look on G8, V50, G8x

2. legar123

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

are you sure? the two tone look worsen the already ugly S20...

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 784; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, this is the design

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