Details about the upcoming Galaxy S20 from Samsung begin to appear before the scheduled debut on February 11, and one new leak out XDA developers has confirmed tons of new information about the flagship, including the rumored 120Hz display, the fact that the S20 will still use an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and the loss of a headphone jack.
The new leak comes from the S20 Plus, which will have a 3200 x 1440 pixel display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 (larger than previous models) and which has a centered perforator camera, similar to last year’s Note 10. It has been confirmed that it offers a super fast 120Hz refresh rate for smoother animations, but there is a disadvantage: you can only use it with FHD + resolution. The WQHD + setting with higher resolution only works at 60Hz, at least for the time being.
XDAThe source could also confirm with their device that the S20 still uses an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the S10, as opposed to the optical sensors used by most other companies. The ultrasonic sensor of the S10 was quite controversial, with complaints about low speeds and a problem with the screen saver. Qualcomm claims to have addressed many of those issues with its second-generation 3D Sonic Max sensor, but it is not yet clear whether the S20 Plus uses that new sensor or the same first-gene model as the S10.
And last but not least, XDAThe report confirms a few more specifications for the S20 Plus: it has 25 W fast charging, 12 GB RAM and a battery of 4,500 mAh. Unfortunately, the source also confirms that, just like the Note 10 and Galaxy Fold, the S20 cancels out the 3.5 mm headphone jack in favor of USB-C and Bluetooth audio.
According to rumors, Samsung is expected to launch three S20 models this year: the smaller S20, a larger S20 Plus and a new high-end S20 Ultra model. Screen sizes for the different models have yet to be confirmed, although rumors claim that the S20 will have a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus a 6.7-inch display and the S20 Ultra a huge 6.9-inch display. Shots of the S20 Plus in addition to an S10 Plus confirm that the new model is considerably larger than its counterpart in 2019. All three phones are also expected to have the latest Snapdragon 865 processor from Qualcomm (together with the X55 5G modem of the company), although that detail has not been confirmed either.
The S20 Ultra would also offer specifications that surpass the regular S20 models, with 16 GB of RAM and the 108-megapixel sensor that Samsung has been working on, together with a battery of 5000 mAh and a maximum of 1 TB of internal storage.
The S20 Ultra 5G retains the SD card slot. Support up to 1 TB.
It will also be available in 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB and have an option for 12 GB and 16 GB RAM.
108MP head, 48MP 10x optical, 12MP ultra wide.
5000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging option. 0 to 100% in 74 minutes.
– Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 13, 2020
XDA developers had previously published the first real-world shots of the S20 Plus model in which the name, design, 5G support and four-fold camera setting were confirmed on the back.