Samsung Galaxy S20 series could have an overpowered 48MP telephoto lens
With barely a month left before the Samsung Unpacked 2020 goes live, the Galaxy S20 series rumours and leaks are now picking up a steady pace and in this latest rumour, we got ourselves some big information on the camera modules. On top of that, there could potentially be three S20 models as well - a standard Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the ultimate edition Galaxy S20U.
On paper, it may seem like the Galaxy S20U is the lesser version of the three but it's the opposite. Thanks to @UniverseIce on Twitter, the camera setup is rather overkilling (in my opinion) because it is sporting a quad 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + Time-of-Flight (ToF) rear camera. To add on, @UniverseIce also claimed that "using a high-pixel sensor for telephoto is the most unique aspect of Samsung". In other words, a 48MP telephoto lens? Get out of here!
Using a high-pixel sensor for telephoto is the most unique aspect of Samsung.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 14, 2020
As for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, that could also mean that the 64MP sensor belongs to the telephoto lens and this could really change the zoom-in photography game. All this while, smartphone brands have been relying on hybrid zooms for better zoom-in photo quality so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. Also, @UniverseIce predicted the price to be $1100, $1300 and $1600 respectively. That's a starting price of ~RM4466 but it should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Expect to see more Galaxy S20 series leaks in the coming days but what do you folks think? It's having a high-pixel telephoto lens too much? Let us know in the Facebook post comments section and stay tuned for more Samsung news at TechNave.com.