Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra could come without the 48MP sensor in the zoom camera

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra could come without the 48MP sensor in the zoom camera

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra could come without the 48MP sensor in the zoom camera

AlbertflexAlbertflex in July 25, 2020

Over the past few days there've been major leaks regarding the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note20 and this one might sound a little disappointing. Leakster @rquandt has tweeted a detailed description of the cameras on Samsung’s upcoming flagships. The hardware is based on the S20 flagship, but with one notable downgrades.

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra will get S20 Ultra’s large 1/1.33” sensor with 108 MP resolution unchanged. 8K video recording remains capped at 24 fps even though S865-powered phones are already doing 8K at 30 fps (Europe is still getting an Exynos chip, by the way). Also, while some reports claimed it will feature Phase Detection autofocus, it now seems that it will only support Phase Detection.

The periscope zoom camera will allegedly get an inexplicable downgrade. Gone is the 1/2.0” sensor with 48 MP resolution (0.8 µm pixels), replaced by a smaller, lower resolution sensor – 1/3.6” in size and 12 MP resolution (1.0 µm pixels). The lens still provides 5x magnification and OIS, plus the aperture is slightly brighter, f/3.0 vs. f/3.5.

This however highlights why the 100x Space Zoom will be dialed back to 50x - it's not so much because of quality, but because the old 48 MP sensor could output 12 MP crops with 2x zoom. Using the same lens but losing the 2x from the sensor brings us to 50x zoom.

The 12 MP ultra wide shooter (1/2.55”, 1.4 µm, f/2.2) is unchanged. Not much to say here other than that the 3D ToF sensor will be removed – actually, neither Note20 will have a 3D sensor, instead they’ll both use Laser AF. This raises an eyebrow, considering how may times Samsung updated S20’s autofocus (the Ultra seemingly proved the trickiest to get working right).

It is important to note that the Galaxy Note20 wouldn't be much of a different from the Samsung's recent flagships – it will just get the S20 camera (+ Laser AF). This means that the main camera that produces 12 MP photos, albeit using large 1.8 µm pixels to do so. It does have Phase Detection AF, though.

The 64MP module would be used to perform double actions – as a 3x hybrid zoom camera and for 8K videos (at 24 fps). The ultra wide-angle cam will have the same 12 MP module and f/2.2 120° lens as before.

However, Samsung is reportedly planning some user experience upgrades for the S Pen. It will drop the latency to 9 ms, so using the stylus will feel as instantaneous as using pen and paper. Whatever you jot down will be seamlessly synced with Microsoft’s OneNote.

And while the company hasn’t launched a gaming phone, the Galaxy Note20 duo will feature optimization’s for Microsoft’s xCloud. The service runs Xbox games in the cloud and streams them to your Android device. Currently 50 titles are supported, but the number is said to grow to 90.

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11 Comments

Adebayo011Adebayo011 in Jul 25, 2020 Reply

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra could come without the 48MP sensor in the zoom camera major leaks regarding the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note20 and this one might sound a little disappointing. Leakster @rquandt has tweeted a detailed description of the cameras on Samsung’s upcoming flagships. The hardware is based on the S20 flagship, but with one notable downgrades

Samson5000Samson5000 in Jul 25, 2020 Reply

A camera that could zoom without zooming, it's a powerful device

OlabamideleOlabamidele in Jul 25, 2020 Reply

Whether it comes with the sensor or not, Samsung Galaxy phones are the best when it comes to high quality camera. Thanks for the information anyways.

KakakiKakaki in Jul 26, 2020 Reply

Whether it comes with the sensor or not, Samsung Galaxy phones are the best when it comes to high quality camerai,I have my trust in Samsung camera's, I only have problem with theirbattery

Emmyking100Emmyking100 in Jul 28, 2020 Reply

Whether it comes with the sensor or not, Samsung Galaxy phones are the best when it comes to high quality camerai,I have my trust in Samsung camera's, I only have problem with theirbatter

Kingd57Kingd57 in Jul 29, 2020 Reply

Apple remains smarter

EmmanuelblueEmmanuelblue in Jul 30, 2020 Reply

Samsung camera is sharp,but it has no use if the battery is not strong enough to keep the device on for longer use if the camera. All the same,they are doing great!

FroshlekzyFroshlekzy in Aug 01, 2020 Reply

Samsung is till the best especially camera, whether the battery is good or not they are just like 🤭🤭🤭

JustseyifunmiJustseyifunmi in Aug 04, 2020 Reply

This could be a little disappointing though, Samsung you are still the best anytime, anyday.

AssalamiyyaumarAssalamiyyaumar in Aug 05, 2020 Reply

Whether it comes with the sensor or not, Samsung Galaxy phones are the best when it comes to high quality camerai,I have my trust in Samsung camera's, I only have problem with theirbattery

Miczkid26Miczkid26 in Aug 06, 2020 Reply

Samsung camera is sharp,but it has no use if the battery is not strong enough to keep the device on for longer. All the same,they are doing great!

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