We get up-close with the 100x zoom on the Samsung S20 Ultra

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 25-Feb-2020
We get up-close with the 100x zoom on the Samsung S20 Ultra

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Samsung recently launched their latest line up of the Galaxy range of phones on 11 February at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. These phones are essentially the next generation of smartphones from Samsung and supposed to replace the S10 range of phones. So, we here at Digit made our way to the Samsung Galaxy S20 India launch event and got our hands on all three of the Galaxy S20 smartphones. One of the key features of Samsung’s flagships for 2020 are the cameras and what they can do. So, we checked out the 0.5X to 100X zoom on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Single Take Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and Photo, Video and Night Modes on the S20 Plus. We also clicked some sample images on the S20 Plus which are shown here in this video at the end. Here are our first impressions of the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 Plus series of smartphones. 


The entry-level Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, whereas the Galaxy S20+ comes equipped with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. Both the smartphones sport a Quad HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. They have an Infinity O panel with close to bezel-less design, which houses the front-facing camera. On the optics front, the Galaxy S20 comes with a triple rear camera setup: a 12MP primary lens + 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree FoV and an f/2.2 aperture + a 64MP telephoto camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy S20+ has the same set of cameras, but it comes equipped with a depth sensor (making it a quad-camera). The rear camera setup features Space Zoom, which is a hybrid optic zoom of 3X, and a super-resolution zoom of up to 30X. There is also a new feature called 'Single Take’ that captures a short video, along with a photo from all the sensors, for various perspectives. On the front lies a 10MP selfie shooter.


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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most premium offering from the company. It features a 6.9-inch QHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. While the chipset remains the same as its younger siblings, it comes with either 12GB or 16GB RAM. Storage options range from  128GB, 256GB and 512GB for both the LTE and 5G variants. The handset packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging, through the optional adapter.

Apart from the wide-angle and depth cameras, the primary camera is a 108MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture that supports OIS and PDAF. It gets a 48MP telephoto lens with an f/3.5 aperture, PDAF and OIS. The Galaxy S20 Ultra also features a new periscope-style telephoto lens, which allows it to achieve 10x hybrid optical zoom and maximum ‘Super-Resolution Zoom' of up to 100x. On the front lies a 40MP selfie shooter.




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