The latest leak to come about the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is a series a screenshots showing off specifics about the cameras on the new smartphone. Live images of the phone surfaced recently and we have a feeling we’ll be seeing more leaks leading up to Samsung’s Unpacked event next month.
The screenshots were obtained by XDA Developers’ own Max Winebach. A shot of the Device Info app reveals that the main camera is a 12MP sensor with very large 1.8μm-size pixels. This is a currently unreleased sensor – the Sony IMX 555. There is also strong evidence that a 48MP camera will also be present (Samsung ISOCell S5KGW2), but it isn’t clear what its purpose is.
XDA recalls rumors of the 108MP sensor that is said to be featured on the S20 Ultra. Naturally, the sensor wasn’t visible on the S20+ unit responsible for the leaks. There was, however, confirmation that the telephoto camera would be capable of up to 3X optical zoom and 30X total zoom. The other two rear cameras aren’t well identified, but the selfie camera is allegedly the same as the 10MP sensor on the Galaxy S10/Note10.
Here’s where it gets interesting: In the video settings, an option can be seen for 8K (7680 x 4320 px) recording, presumably @ 30fps. Other video resolutions include 4K @ 60fps for both the front and rear cameras, and HDR-enabled 4K @ 60fps with the main camera.
A new selfie camera feature appears in the leak as well – its called “Smart angle selfie” and will switch the front-facing camera to a wide-angle when it detects more than one person in the frame.
There’s a new “Single Take Photo” mode which will automatically shutter the camera while the user sweeps the scene. Both still images and video will be captured in this mode. There’s also a new Pro Video Mode that crashed on the pre-production unit.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is going to bring a lot to the table this year. The camera features and hardware both look very promising. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new Samsung lineup next month at the Unpacked event.