Huge Galaxy S20 Ultra leak details cameras and features, reveals key specs

Huge Galaxy S20 Ultra leak details cameras and features, reveals key specs
UPDATE: Max Weinbach, the person responsible for yesterday's Galaxy S20+ leak, has published some new information about the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Additionally, Ice Universe has detailed each smartphone's camera setup and XDA Developers has revealed some camera features. The updated story continues below.

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Less than a day after the Galaxy S20+ was photographed for the first time and just hours after a benchmark listing emerged, tipster Ishan Agarwal has partnered up with MySmartPrice to corroborate some extra specifications and reveal a few other features.

Forget 50x digital zoom, Samsung's planning 100x hybrid zoom


The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra won’t be anything close to cheap but it’s certainly going to be a beast. Today's report corroborates the presence of a powerful 108-megapixel main camera on the back of the phone.

It's expected to support pixel binning technology and looks set to offer a simply astonishing 100x hybrid zoom as part of a feature that could be marketed as 'Space Zoom.' The latter will be made possible by combining the sensor's data with that of the new 48-megapixel periscope camera, which itself is going to support an impressive 10x optical zoom.

For reference, the Huawei P30 Pro only supports up to 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom, which means Samsung’s new flagship will be able to zoom in much further while retaining a significantly higher level of quality. 

Most smartphones offer the option of going beyond the limits of hybrid zoom with digital zoom, which essentially crops down an image without software trickery. But Samsung is scrapping this feature on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, presumably because 100x zoom is more than enough for most people and the sole use of hybrid zoom will ensure better photos. 

Completing the camera setup will be a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a Time-of-Flight sensor.

The Galaxy S20/S20+ cameras and features


The smaller (and presumably cheaper) Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ are going to feature 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED displays, per today's information. These panels will also offer a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and a Quad-HD+ (3200x1440p) resolution. 

Due to the lack of space inside the phones and the smaller profit margins, Samsung is going to replace the 108-megapixel camera used on the Ultra-branded model with a slightly inferior but still very powerful 12-megapixel shooter. This should be coupled with a 2x telescope camera that boats a 64-megapixel resolution, which means support for the Space Zoom feature might not be present.

Samsung is, however, expected to carry over the 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. As for the Time-of-Flight sensor, that's allegedly being removed entirely on the Galaxy S20 but should still be present on the Galaxy S20+. Ishan Agarwal says there will also be a 10-megapixel selfie sensor on both phones. 

As for actual camera features, XDA claims to have found evidence that Samsung is working on 8K video recording at 30fps and a Pro Video mode. This will be paired with 4K 60fps complete with OIS and EIS video stabilization on both the front and rear. Whether 4K 60fps HDR video is supported, however, remains to be seen.

Samsung is also planning to add the zoom-in-mic feature from the Galaxy Note 10 series. It essentially means the phone can "zoom in" to audio as you zoom in on a certain subject. Another feature includes 'Smart Selfie Angle,' which detects how many people are in the frame and automatically switches to wide-angle mode if necessary.

Some of the more unique modes include 'Single Take Photo,' a feature that will let you automatically take photos and videos as you pan around with the phone. This also works for selfies and, once finished, will automatically recommended some of the best shots.

Other Samsung Galaxy S20 series specifications 


In North America, Samsung is going to fit its next-generation flagships with the powerful Snapdragon 865. Buyers residing in Europe, on the other hand, will have to settle for the arguably inferior Exynos 990.

Both chipsets will be paired with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard, although other configurations should be available. In fact, the larger Galaxy S20 Ultra will be made available in 12/256GB and 16/512GB options too. All variants will also support microSD cards of up to 1TB. 

Keeping the lights on is going to be a 4,000mAh battery in the case of the Galaxy S20 and a 4,500mAh battery inside the Galaxy S20+. The massive Galaxy S20 Ultra, on the other hand, looks set to benefit from a huge 5,000mAh cell. 

Lastly, all smartphones will ship with Android 10 and One UI 2.1 pre-installed. Support for wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and eSIM is to be expected alongside some sort of fast wired charging. In the case of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, it'll be 45W charging capable of charging the battery to 100% in just 74 minutes.

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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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29 Comments

36. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I scrolled to the bottom just to find the freaking pricing!

30. Mastamolvi786

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 07, 2019

Hello phonearena! Are the dimensions that you've got on the s20 ultra spec sheet correct, because they currently show a smaller size than the normal s20

32. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Here are the dimmensions: -Galaxy S20: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm -Galaxy S20+: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm -Galaxy S20 Ultra: 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm

35. Mastamolvi786

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 07, 2019

Thank you

28. ashouhdy

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

so 10x optical is a far zoom step .., from 1 to 9.9x zoom step will it be digital cropping and some useless data from the perioscope lens ! also what is the aperature f/??? for the 48mp perioscope lens ??

20. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Amazing specs, Samsung get my money again !!!!

19. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

S10 ultra wide is 16 MP so why would the S20's be changed to 12?

18. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

So will there still be an S20e?

15. Methlab

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 19, 2019

Yes, this will surely be a very expensive phone

13. Wazupmrg

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

"The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra won’t be anything close to cheap" Um, how much is the 11 pro max again, and the specs compared to this one? Yeah, I think you get the most bang for your buck with the S20 Ultra vs the pro max.

17. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Who said the 11 Pro Max is cheap? I certainly didn’t!

11. patroni0

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

why the name?

16. Fred3

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

S20 to go with the years and to skip 13 and Ultra has been thrown around a lot in the far east. Example super saiyan ultra instinct...LOL i'm not sure, i'm just going out on a hunch and being silly about it.

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1191; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Can't wait for the Note 20 Ultra. I hope they increase the display size atleast for the Ultra model. Anything between 6.99 and 7.44 would be awesome. For the people not wanting a bigger display, there's a regular Note so it'd be a win win.

8. Sam1ne

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2019

s**t. Note 20 looks like it will be too crazy to pass on. And I really love my Note 9

9. MsPooks

Posts: 369; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

You're not going to miss the headphone jack, and you'll get used to the punch hole.

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 1967; Member since: May 17, 2017

I don't care about a headphone jack, but I will never get used to holes or notches. Never!!!

21. OneLove123

Posts: 1329; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I don't even notice the hole on my note 10 plus. My iphone 11 on the other hand is super noticeable and annoying.

22. Sam1ne

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2019

Actually I don't mind this punch hole. But the missing headphone jack is a major bummer. It means I'll have to buy bluetooth headphones which is a hefty extra cost on top of the already super expensive device. USB C headphones are a bad joke. My girlfriend had hers losing contact after 9 months of very light use.

33. Plutonium239

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I miss the headphone jack. I have a note 10+. I kept my old phone(s8+) to use as a media player since it has a headphone jack.

3. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 138; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Did you just write a story that claimed, "The Galaxy S20 and S20+ might not use Samsung's new 108MP camera". But now this? Churn & burn stories I just tune out anymore.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Are you confused between S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. They said the new 108 sensor is most likely just for the Ultra model.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yes I did. And this story doesn’t claim otherwise, as you probably know because you’ve definitely read both articles completely.

12. Gingery

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2020

Did you read the story? That's still being claimed so not sure what you're saying here. The S20 ultra is rumoured to get the 108mpx sensor, with the S20+ and S20 getting an upgraded 12mpx sensor.

2. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

So finally will get some decent quality 16:9 photos, i really hate 4:3 size, look stupid on a tablet or TV with huge side black bars.

5. RoryBreaker

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

That has been an option on Android devices for a very long time. It's the iphone that just added that settings option.

1. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

This would defiantly make me consider returning to Samsung phones BUT only if the screen was flat of the curves were MUCH less curved. Hate the reflection of the sides.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 774; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Not sure about the Ultra yet, but curves on the S20 & S20+ are apparently a lot more subtle.

34. drazwy

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I hope.

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