Samsung Could Adopt Galaxy S20 Naming For Next Flagship, Freakish Periscope Multi-Lens Rumored
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.
Next year is 2020, and 20 is a new beginning.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 24, 2019
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.
Next up, the #GalaxyS11Plus...😏— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) December 27, 2019
It appears the renders I shared one month ago were based upon a first stage prototype which had different rear camera layout.
Here an updated render based upon the latest prototype I got and which depict what I assume is the final configuration... pic.twitter.com/IhUWdQh9JN
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.