Samsung Unpacked 2020 is the next big smartphone launch event for the Korean tech giant, and it’s only weeks away. It’s expected to see Samsung unveil their Galaxy S20 trio of flagship smartphones alongside a new clamshell foldable smartphone on February 11th. Up until recently, many leaks, renders and even live images of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone and some CAD-based renders of the Galaxy S20 series appeared online.
A sneak peek
Today we are lucky enough to take a look at the first live images of this year’s Samsung flagship. This is the first time you can see the Samsung Galaxy S20+ in all its glory.
The pictures were provided by a source that wants to remain anonymous, A few modifications were made to the picture in order to protect the source, but none of those impact the ability to admire the design of the flagship.
Next level photography
The rear side of the device reveals a spectacular camera setup: We can see a shiny group of four cameras, a flash and what appears to be like a hole for a microphone. The right side of the device hosts a volume rocker and a power button. However, no Bixby button seems to be included.
The front side of the device is even more impressive, showing very little trace of bezels. The Infinity-O display is significantly less curved than before. The source stated that the screen felt flat to the touch, feeling almost like a Google Pixel 2 XL.
It seems like Samsung chose to go with 2.5D glass instead of standard curved glass. The hole punch is centered and even smaller than the one of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Samsung will ship the Galaxy S20+ with a pre-installed screen protector, just like they did with the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
Name of the phone
We have referred to this device as the Galaxy S20+ so far, which might make you believe that this is the highest-end model, but that is not the case.
The device is believed to be in the middle of the new series. It will be marginally larger than the standard Galaxy S20 but it will lack the high tech camera that is featured on the higher-end Samsung Galaxy S20 “Ultra”. This model is speculated to feature a new 12MP 1.8μm primary image sensor. Samsung will also be including an ultra-wide, telephoto and probably macro lens. The microphone on the rear side might be an important part of Samsung’s zoom-in mic feature. It could also just be there to boost the sound quality generally, as it was a common complaint on the Galaxy Note 10.
The Galaxy S20+ and S20 are rumored to launch in a bunch of different variants around the globe. There will be 4G models and 5G models alike. Both variants will look alike but it’s likely that the U.S. market will be receiving only 5G models.
This might be the next big step for Samsung, as their devices are getting increasingly better and more refined and they start to make up for their past mishaps.
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