Samsung Could Adopt Galaxy S20 Naming For Next Flagship, Freakish Periscope Multi-Lens Rumored

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As we approach the new year, Samsung Galaxy S11 rumors are really starting to fly. And if one of the most rumors is accurate, Galaxy S11 might not even be the name of the family -- it could be Galaxy S20.

According to reputable gadget leaker Ice Universe, Samsung is looking to switch to the Galaxy S20 naming scheme to coincide with the year 2020. It's a plausible rumor, but one that really won't matter much to consumers in the grand scheme of things. No matter what Samsung decides to call these devices, they will be big sellers for the company like all of their predecessors.

The next big leak that is landing today comes from OnLeaks, and it gives a close look at the rectangular camera module on the back of the smartphone. In this case, we're spying a total of four camera sensors and a single LED flash. At least one of those cameras is expected to feature Samsung's new 108MP image sensor that will use pixel-binning technology.

While the 108MP sensor is no doubt impressive in its own right, perhaps even more interesting is what's found in the bottom left-hand corner of the camera pod. According to this leak, this camera features a 5x periscope lens. Samsung will no doubt be packing a lot of seriously capable camera hardware into the Galaxy S11/S20, so we'll be looking to see if the company has likewise needed its computational photography efforts to take on the [arguably] top players in this space: Apple and Google.

In addition to the elite camera specs, we're likely to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform underpin the next-generation smartphones. Snapdragon 865 is a 5G-enabled platform courtesy of its [mandatory] standalone Snapdragon X55 modem. We're also expecting new in-display fingerprint technology, an upgraded Infinity-O display with a higher resolution selfie camera, larger batteries across the board, and faster wired and wireless charging.

The Galaxy S11/S20 is expected to debut in mid-February alongside the Galaxy Fold 2.


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