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Leak: Samsung’s most expensive Galaxy S20 model will have insane specs

Published Jan 14th, 2020 6:50AM EST
Galaxy S20 Release Date
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The Galaxy S20 launch is only a few weeks away, which means that Galaxy S20 rumors are only going to get worse. Just the other day, we saw the Galaxy S20 in the wild for the first time, the Plus version, and learned plenty of specs for two of the three models, including the affordable S20 and the S20 Plus. All the time, I told you that some of the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s specs are still secret. Yes, the three phones will share the same base hardware, which includes the Snapdragon 865 chip or its Exynos equivalent, and 12GB of RAM. Separately, I also told you that the world’s first phone with 16GB of RAM might be coming this year, and it’s not going to be a Galaxy S20. It turns out that might not be the case, as the Ultra will come in a 16GB of RAM variant. Not only that, but the most expensive Galaxy S20 version will have a few other insane specs.

Max Weinbach of xda-developers, who posted online the first S20+ photos a few days ago has an almost complete specs sheet for the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone. While screen size is still missing in action, the leaker revealed the phone will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. On top of that, you’ll also get a microSD slot that will support 1TB microSD cards.

Memory sits at 12GB for the base model, but you’ll be able to score a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G with 16GB of RAM as well.

When it comes to battery size, the Ultra will feature a massive 5,000 mAh battery that will support 45W charging that will recharge the phone from 0 to 100% in 74 minutes.

Weinbach also posted details about the phone’s rear-camera system, revealing specs for three of the four sensors. We’re looking at a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 48-megapixel with 10x optical zoom, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens.

In a second different tweet, he gave us a look at the expected S20 Ultra camera setup, with a focus on the periscope camera that will support 100x hybrid zoom, a feature that will be apparently called Space Zoom.

Well-known leaker Ice Universe posted the S20 camera specs for all three handsets, seemingly confirming Weinbach’s claims:

We might not have the S20 Ultra 5G’s screen size mentioned in these leaks, but Ice also noted a compromise Samsung made for all S20 phones when it comes to screen quality. Apparently, you won’t be able to pair 2K resolution with the screen’s 120Hz refresh rate. You’ll either have to choose a 2K screen at 60Hz or Full HD resolution at 120Hz.

With all that in mind, however, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G certainly looks like a monster phone, when it comes to hardware, one that Samsung’s rivals might have a tough time to match.

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.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.