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.
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