If you are a fan, owner or just a follower of the Samsung Galaxy S series you’d be expecting the next generation of the flagship device to be Samsung Galaxy S11. But Samsung thought of something better, something more aligned with the decade name – so that going forward no one will be confused on the the current generation device – the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S21 for 2021, etc.
Samsung skipping numbers is not new. When Samsung realized that the naming of the Note series was one step behind that of the S-series, the South Korean company decided to skip a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 straight to Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 however didn’t go well as the device had to be discontinued from the market, thanks to numerous battery explosions that killed a few people. Even a refurbished version, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R, didn’t gain much traction. When Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the fans were ready to sympathise with Samsung and get the Note series back to its feet.
I would therefore not be surprised to learn that there are those who will fear that Samsung Galaxy S20 will have issues similar to that of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. After all, humans have this unique ability of correlating totally unrelated issues, thanks to their superstitious tendencies. I’m not saying there won’t be an issue with Samsung Galaxy S20, but that if there will be one, the issue will be completely unrelated to that of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
With Samsung Galaxy S20 being announced sometime next month, most probably by February 11th, these are the specs that have been rumoured for the device:
- A 108MP primary camera.
- A 48MP sensor paired with a 10x periscope zoom that will allow up to 100x of hybrid zoom.
- A 12MP ultra-wide camera.
- 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB options of internal storage.
- Either 12GB or 16GB of RAM, depending on your configuration.
- A huge 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast-charging.
- Support for 5G connections.
According to GSMArena, “The motherboard is listed as “kona”, which hints at the smartphone having the Snapdragon 865 SoC under the hood. Rumors have it that the S20 lineup will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 depending on the market”
There will be two versions of the S20 – a 4G for markets like ours that are yet to dream of implementing 5G, and a 5G version for markets like China, Europe, and the States whose majority of the citizens are already enjoying the benefits of 5G. “The S20 Ultra’s 5G variant will have 12GB and 16GB RAM and you will get three storage options – 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. It will have also a microSD card slot, allowing storage expansion up to 1TB”, GSMArena adds.