Details about Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone Galaxy S20 are starting to pick up ahead of the scheduled launch on February 11th, and a new leak from XDA Developers has confirmed a lot of new information about the latest smartphone, including the rumored 120Hz display, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, and no headphone jack.
The new leak comes from the S20 Plus, which will sport a 3200 x 1440 pixel display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a centered punch-hole camera, similar to the Note 10. That display is confirmed to sport a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate for smoother animations, but you’ll only be able to use it with FHD+ resolution. The higher-res WQHD+ setting will only work at 60Hz, at least for now.
XDA’s source also confirmed that the S20 will use an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the S10, as opposed to the optical fingerprint sensors used by most other companies. Lat year’s S10’s ultrasonic sensor was a little controversial, with complaints of slow speeds and a high-profile screen protector issue. Qualcomm claimed to have resolved many of those issues with its 2nd generation 3D Sonic Max sensor, but it’s not clear yet whether the S20 or S20 Plus will be using the new sensor or the previous one.
XDA’s report also confirmed a few more specs about the S20 Plus: it’ll feature 25W fast charging, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,500mAh battery. Sadly, the source also confirmed that the S20 is killing the headphone jack in favor of USB-C and Bluetooth audio.
According to the rumors, Samsung is expected to launch three S20 models, the S20, S20 Plus, and a new high-end S20 Ultra model. Screen sizes for the different models have not yet confirmed, although if rumors to be believed then S20 will sport a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus a 6.7-inch display, and the S20 Ultra a massive 6.9-inch panel. All three smartphones are also expected to feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 processor (along with the company’s X55 5G modem), although that detail are not confirmed yet.
The S20 Ultra is also said to offer specs that surpass the regular S20 models, with 16GB of RAM and the 108-megapixel sensor Samsung has been working on, along with a 5,000mAh battery and up to 1TB of internal storage.
XDA Developers had previously published the first real-world shots of the S20 Plus model confirming the name, design, 5G support, and the quadruple rear-camera setup.