Sprint will reportedly launch the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G model with 16GB of RAM

Sprint will reportedly launch the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G model with 16GB of RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G has many Android users drooling. The phone will sport a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 for an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen will sport a refresh rate of 120Hz for buttery smooth scrolling and video gameplay. At this refresh rate, the screen is updated 120 times per second. Under the hood you'll find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform in all markets except for Europe; there, the Samsung Exynos 990 chipset will power the device.

According to a tweet from tipster Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) Sprint will launch both configurations of the phone. There will be one model with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage and another with 12GB of memory and 128GB of storage. Both units will be equipped with a 108MP camera with 9:1 pixel binning. This will result in 12MP images with large 2.4 micron "virtual pixels" that Samsung calls "Nonacells". The result? Sharper photographs with less noise.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G features "Space (Space) Zoom (Zoom)"

The "Space Zoom" 48MP telephoto lens will employ a periscope to produce up to 10x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom, and 100x digital zoom. Also on board is an improved 12MP ultra-wide camera and a pair of Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensors. Each ToF sensor measures the time that it takes for infrared light to bounce off of a subject and return to the phone. This will provide users with more natural-looking bokeh blurring on portraits, improved AR capabilities and more. Keeping the lights on will be a hefty 5000mAh battery, the largest capacity that Sammy has ever placed inside a handset.

The color options will be pared down to just a couple, at least at launch. Those colors will be Cosmic Black and Cosmic Grey. As for pricing, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G could start as high as $1,399 although earlier rumors had a much lower $1,099 figure. But all of this information will be released this coming Tuesday, February 11th, when the phone is unveiled with the rest of the Galaxy S20 line. The release date could be as soon as February 20th according to the latest leak.

Weinbach also tweeted some interesting new information about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. That's the clamshell device that opens and closes around the horizontal axis and features a 6.7-inch display. Expected to be unveiled this Tuesday, the phone will launch on February 14th according to the tipster who has heard that date from multiple sources. As for the carriers that will be offering the device, this keeps changing but the latest information from Weinbach is that the phone will be available from T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T on Valentine's Day. What about Verizon you ask? Well, Big Red already has a high-priced clamshell for sale in the Motorola razr. The Galaxy Z Flip might run you anywhere from $1,300 to $1,400.

The Galaxy Z Flip certainly tops the razr in the battle of specs as it comes with a larger 6.7-inch Infinity Flip display and a more powerful chipset under the hood. Sammy's flipper carries the overclocked Snapdragon 855+ and tops the razr with its 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The razr tops the Galaxy Z Flip in nostalgia and that allows it to surpass it in price as well.

The Motorola razr has been out for three days and already we are hearing about a creaking noise that comes from the hinge every time the phone is open. Some report that the device feels cheap and nothing like a $1,500 device. We should know very soon whether the Galaxy Z Flip offers a superior build quality.

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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



4. Not_Amused321

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Make up for there slow network.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A number of cities already support 5G, plus it's not just 16 GB of RAM, it's 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which is currently the fastest RAM today. Not even the latest iPhones support that kind of RAM. That would mean the S20 ultra will have 4 times the RAM. However I think it will only be 12 GB of RAM. Still it is LPDDR5 RAM.

11. vgking9699

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Samsung needs to actually start fixing their ram management issues, then they can half the ram they put in their phones and also lower the prices

15. matistight

Posts: 1061; Member since: May 13, 2009

They need 7G to match anyones LTE

17. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012


2. OneLove123

Posts: 1311; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I have Sprint n T-Mobile. I can't wait to get the 16GB version from Sprint

16. matistight

Posts: 1061; Member since: May 13, 2009

I'm sorry to hear about you investing in sprint

1. Alcyone

Posts: 642; Member since: May 10, 2018

I waiting for the eventual panning in the review(s), and readers know it'll come off PA. It'll be called a gimmicky phone for the inclusion of the 108mp camera.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2564; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well just because it’s a 108 MP camera doesn’t automatically mean it will be good. There are plenty of examples of phones with large MP cameras that take worse photos than a 12 MP one. So for all we know at this point it could either be a really good camera or a gimmick.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Most of the photos are post processed today, using some form of AI to help out. This processor is designed to process very large images. The AI on the 865 is almost 3 times faster than an iPhone 11. Not to mention the zoom on a 108 mp camera should be incredible. Making the zoom on an iPhone look like a toy camera.

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2564; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The processor can be designed to do anything, but if it's not backed up by the software then it's a moot point. You mention the capabilities of the AI of the 865, which is great, but that doesn't automatically translate into every phone that has an 865 being able to take great photos. Biggest example of this is the Xiaomi Mi 9 with a Snapdragon 855 and a 48 MP camera sourced from Sony. It took horrible shots even though it had those specs to back it up. However, once you loaded software from the Pixel on it, then it was finally able to take decent photos. So, again, as I mentioned just because it has a 108 MP camera or an 865 processor does not automatically mean it will take these amazing photos. It will come down to software. Not just hardware.

14. QuantumRazer

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Because of the way pixels are arranged, this 108MP sensor could be worse at digital zoom than any Quad Bayer sensors out there, which are of course inferior to regular Bayer sensors with the equal MP count spatial resolution wise. Up to 2X digital zoom they could make up with some detail loss using clever interpolation algorithms or Pixel like super res zoom, but from there it would start to look gruesome. What should be taken into account on top of that is lens quality, and as Dr. Phil mentioned above, software. Samsung's flagships since S10 had a terrible lens that suffers from very obvious corner softness and chromatic aberration, and the software worked so hard to bring up the shadows that it turned every fine detail into soft mush. The latter probably wouldn't matter that much as a larger surface to catch light means less processing is required to produce a great looking photo in the first place, but the former Samsung needs to put tons of effort on. Remember: it's more difficult to design a lens for a larger sensor. As much as I have a big expectation for S20's camera and its sheer hardware capability, I'm terrified that they would make the same mistake as they did with S10 and Note 10. We're less than 2 days away from the official announcement, let's wait and see how things will turn out.

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