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Leaked photos give us our first real look at Samsung’s Galaxy S20+

Published Jan 13th, 2020 6:50AM EST
Galaxy S20 Release Date
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The Galaxy S20 is finally here, in unofficial form. After months of rumors and leaks that have revealed plenty of details about Samsung’s first 2020 flagship, we finally have real-life photos of one of the Galaxy S20 versions that will be unveiled next month. Specifically, we’re looking at the Galaxy S20+, which won’t be the best Galaxy S20 version to buy this year — the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra will be the successors of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S11, and Galaxy S11+, respectively. In other words, the S20+ will be the cheapest premium version of the new Galaxy S series, while the regular Galaxy S will be the most affordable model.

The phone in the images below looks a lot like the Galaxy S20 renders we saw a few months ago. First of all, the render below confirms the name of the new Galaxy S series. Again, it’s Galaxy S20 instead of Galaxy S11, and this particular device comes with 5G support:

Image source: xda-developers

On the front, there’s an all-screen Infinity-O display with tiny, almost symmetrical bezels — the bottom one is still slightly bigger than the top bezel. The hole-punch camera is placed dead in the middle, which is what Samsung did with the Note 10 last year. But xda-developers, which obtained the images from a trusted source, says the selfie camera hole is smaller.

What’s also interesting is that the curved edges are almost absent. That’s a surprising detail for a company that pioneered edge displays with the help of its Galaxy Note and S series. Many Android rivals copied the design, including Nokia, OnePlus, and Huawei, with the latter taking it to extremes — the so-called waterfall display of the Mate 40 Pro. The Galaxy S20 uses 2.5D glass instead of a regular curved display, the report notes. That also explains why the Galaxy S10e’s successor won’t have a perfectly flat screen.

On the back, we have a familiar camera module when it comes to design, as the camera hump looks a lot like the iPhone 11 and Pixel 4. But it does have more cameras. We have four sensors inside the camera module, although the rumored periscope 10x zoom camera isn’t one of them. The phone is rumored to feature a 12-megapixel primary camera with 1.8μm pixels. The Galaxy S20 Ultra, meanwhile, is expected to feature Samsung’s new 108-megapixel camera and the periscope camera.

The Galaxy S20 and S20+ will come in both 4G and 5G flavors, xda says, but the US might only get the 5G variants. It’s unclear what happens with the Ultra when it comes to cellular connectivity, but previous rumors did say the phone will be available in five versions.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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