Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Shoots 8K Video with 108MP Sensor and 100x Zoom

At the special “Unpacked” event earlier today, Samsung showed off for the first time in public three versions of the long-awaited and highly rumored Galaxy S20. And yes, all three models, the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, can shoot 8K (7680×4320) video at 24fps internally. Other recording options include 4K UHD at 60fps (3840×2160), 1080p at 60fps alongside slow-motion 1080p video at 240 fps as well as super slow-mo 720p at 960 fps.

All three S20 versions sport three main cameras – ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto. The S20 and S20+ both use 12MP sensors for the Wide and Ultra-Wide cameras, a 64MP sensor for the Telephoto cam, and a 10MP sensor for the front-facing camera, whereas the S20 Ultra boasts a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera, a 108MP Wide-Angle camera, a 48MP Telephoto camera with folded optics, and a whopping 40MP front-facing camera.

The 108MP sensor used on the Wide-Angle camera utilizes an f/1.8 lens and can capture either full-res 108MP photos for the most possible detail in daylight or 12MP photos that gather much more light in a dim environment.

By using a combination of optical zoom and AI-enhanced “Super Resolution Zoom,” the Galaxy S20 and S20+ can produce up to 30x zoom. If that isn’t enough, the S20 Ultra takes zooming capabilities to a whole new level by using folded optics and a different sensor to deliver an incredible 100x maximum zoom.

Additionally, smartphone video shooters and photographers can grab more than impressive high-resolution still frames which are over 33MP directly from the captured video footage.

When it comes to slow-motion video capabilities, the Galaxy S20 and S20+ users will be able to record approximately 1 second of video captured at up to 960 fps with approximately 32 seconds of playback.

On Galaxy S20 Ultra, you will be able to record approximately 1 second of video captured at 480 fps and digitally enhance the video to 960 fps with approximately 32 seconds of playback. Playback time can be later edited in Super Slow-mo player.

Last but not least, all members of the Galaxy S20 lineup support 5G, feature 3200 x 1440 AMOLED displays that are HDR10+ certified and can run up to 120Hz. The just-announced flagship smartphones also come with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage along with large batteries up to 5000mAh.

Unfortunately, this premium smartphone technology comes at a price. The Galaxy S20 starts at $1,000, the S20+ will set you back $1,200, whereas the top-fo-the-line Galaxy S20 Ultra will cost you whopping $1,400.

All three models will hit the shelves starting March 6th in a variety of colors. For those of you who can’t wait, the S20 models will be available for pre-order online starting February 21st. For more information and specs, head over to Samsung’s official website.

[source: Samsung]

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