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Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ might not feature a 108MP camera

Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S20 series at a Galaxy Unpacked event that’s taking place on 11th February. Previously, it was speculated that the Galaxy S20+ (formerly rumoured as the Galaxy S11+) will feature a higher-resolution 108MP main camera but now it appears that Samsung could be sticking to a more conservative 12MP main shooter.

Despite the lower pixel count, the Galaxy S20 and S20+ are said to be using a brand new image sensor that focuses on larger pixels. According to prolific leakster Ice Universe, the Galaxy S20 duo will have a pixel-size of 1.8-micron, which is larger than the current 1.4-micron on the Note 10 series. With larger pixels, the camera can capture more light, which will result a clearer image with less noise.

However, this doesn’t mean that Samsung won’t be releasing a 108MP smartphone next month. This is likely to be included on the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra that comes with a massive 6.9” display. Based on information revealed by Ice Universe, the 108MP camera has a large 1/1.3” sensor size and it will be superior to the ISOCELL Bright HMX unit that’s being fitted on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 series.

Apart from the high-resolution main camera, there’s also the possibility that the S20 Ultra might include a periscope telephoto camera that offers more than 2X optical zoom. The added extras would give the Ultra variant more “Pro” credentials than the S20+ model. However, this could also mean that the S20 Ultra might command a significantly higher price, making it the most expensive Galaxy S smartphone yet.

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