Samsung's next big flagship might be called the Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung's next big flagship might be called the Galaxy S20 Ultra
One industry source recently claimed Samsung had plans to market its next-generation flagship lineup as the Galaxy S20 series. Now, another interesting piece of information suggests the updated naming scheme will be accompanied by an additional change.

The Galaxy S20 will be the cheapest phone, not the Galaxy S20e


Case manufacturer Schnailcase has received word from a trusted supplier that Samsung is planning to scrap its cheapest e-branded flagship model next year. A reason for the decision is yet to be provided but weaker than expected sales are likely the culprit.

This important change means the 6.2-inch premium smartphone that was previously expected to replace the Galaxy S10e is actually under development as the standard Galaxy S10's successor. As a result, the phone will be marketed simply as the Galaxy S20 and should be priced accordingly.

For those of you that aren't yet aware, the revised display mentioned above is expected to arrive paired with an upgraded triple-camera setup that consists of an ultra-wide-angle shooter, an impressive 5x optical zoom periscope snapper, and a new 108-megapixel main camera.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will undoubtedly power the smartphone in the United States whereas Samsung's own Exynos 990 should be present in Europe and other international markets. These chipsets are probably going to be paired with at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage, Android 10 with One UI 2.1 straight out of the box, and a decently sized 4,000mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ will cover the middle ground


The second smartphone in the upcoming Galaxy S20 series looks set to incorporate a massive 6.7-inch AMOLED display. It was originally expected to replace the Galaxy S10 but today's information, which tipster Ishan Agarwal believes is correct, reveals that it may instead succeed the Galaxy S10+ and debut as the Galaxy S20+.

An impressive quadruple-camera setup is expected on the rear, complete with the three sensors featured on the Galaxy S20 and an additional Time-of-Flight sensor for improved portrait photography and AR content representation.

Regarding the internal configuration, an improved 12/256GB internal configuration is expected to accompany the chipsets mentioned above and Android 10. A noticeably bigger 4,500mAh battery capacity is to be expected alongside support for 45W fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

Samsung's biggest phone could be the Galaxy S20 Ultra


The biggest (and most expensive) smartphone in Samsung's new lineup is where things are going to get interesting because it's going to feature a humongous 6.9-inch display and is believed to be a replacement for the ultra-premium Galaxy S10 5G that was introduced earlier this year.

However, because the next-gen network compatibility is also planned for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, Samsung has reportedly ditched the associated branding from the phone's marketing name and is instead planning to sell the phone as the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

To refresh your memory, this particular device should support everything present on the Galaxy S20+ alongside a 2x telephoto camera designed to bridge the gap between 1x and 5x optical zoom and a giant 5,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series announcement and release date


The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Galaxy S20+ are expected to debut at an Unpacked event on Tuesday, February 11, alongside new Galaxy Buds+ wireless earphones.

History suggests pre-orders for the complete lineup will kick off by the end of the week ahead of an official launch on February 21 or February 28. Samsung will, therefore, be the first major brand of the year to release its flagship devices.

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16 Comments

28. jackal_king

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2019

Despite the big cameras on the back, I hope that they'll have similar colors to the S10 phones like the prism white or flamingo pink.

21. scyence

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

Maybe just make the biggest one a Note?

16. saddameu

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

in 3-4 years samsung will have phones between 7 and 8 inch only, mark my words, soon we will only be able to buy tablets if this madness doesn't stop.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They should just have 3 phones, a small, medium and large. The largest one being being the most feature packed. Samsung Galaxy S (2020) (5 inch, cheapest) Samsung Galaxy S Plus (2020) (6 inch) Samsung Galaxy S Max (2020) (6.7-6.9 inch)

12. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Agree. I wanted a compact flagship. Or a behemoth flagship to replace my tablet.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That sounds so bad and is confusing from a marketing prospective. They need to simplify their product portfolio.

9. rkoforever90

Posts: 505; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Instead of naming the base model with e moniker they just named it S20 this will allow them to charge more for the phone just like the case with regular note 10

7. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 23, 2019

I'm sure the S11 will be a great device but judging from the leaks, nobody should be crying about the size of the iPhone camera bump anymore.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The latest from Onleaks is the S11+/S20 Ultra will have 4 cameras Wide, 5x telephoto and UWA. 4th being 2x telephoto or ToF?

4. RoryBreaker

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Great specs on the Ultra, however I'm wondering how a 6.9" device will feel in hand.

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 23, 2019

I wouldn't be surprised if it felt just like the S10+

8. OneLove123

Posts: 1328; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Note 10 plus feels good in the hands. I believe the s20 6.9 might be overall smaller in dimensions but with a .1 bigger screen.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2291; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Would love to have a 6.9", but with iOS.

2. BearHug

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

I suppose some execs in Seoul read Adrian's editorial: https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s11e-big-mistake-editorial_id121269 ...and flipped the script.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Hahaha yeah looks like it

1. raky_b

Posts: 460; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I still believe that they are just following Apple with name changes...so cheapest model would loose that "E" suffix and their "pro" model will be called "ultra". If they really drop "cheap " version o flagship device, that would just mean that they feel so confident and that there is no real competition (Huawei!?) in flagship territory, so that they can do what ever they want with prices. Take as much money as thay can, in other words. Anyway, S10E would be great phone if it would came with better battery.

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