Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs: 108MP with 48MP tele, 100x zoom + 8K video!

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs: 108MP main, 48MP tele, 100x zoom + 8K video!
(Image credit: XDA Developers)

UPDATE: Full camera specifications have been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – which will indeed possess the new 108-megapixel sensor.

The specs, posted by GSM Arena, confirm what had previously been reported about the three Samsung Galaxy S20 cameras, which have been revealed to boast 8K and 4K 60fps video for the S20+ model at least, along with a slew of new photo and video modes detailed in the original story below. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20+Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Number of cameras344
Primary camera64MP64MP108MP
Secondary camera12MP12MP48MP telephoto
Tertiary camera12MP12MP12MP ultra-wide
Time of flight cameraNoYesYes
Front selfie camera10MP10MP10MP

ORIGINAL STORY (14 JAN): The floodgates have been flung wide open on the Samsung Galaxy S20 ahead of its 11 February announcement, with leaked images of the phone as well as its specs confirming that this could be one of the most exciting launches of the year.

With 4 cameras and the ability to shoot 8K video at 30 frames per second, the Samsung Galaxy S20 already looks set to be one of the best camera phones of 2020. Though of course, 11 February and the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will bring us a whole family of S20s rather than a single model. 

Formerly referred to as the Galaxy S11, Samsung has changed its naming convention for the product line – possibly to coincide with the year of release (meaning that the 2021 phone will be called the Galaxy S21). Either way, according to uber-leaker Ice Universe, the S11e will become the S20, the S11 becomes the Samsung Galaxy S20+, and the S11+ will be the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – though the latter still has a question mark next to it, so the "Ultra" may not be final.

Most excitingly, though, XDA Developers shared leaked images of the S20+. These reveal that the back of the phone will have a camera array with six modules – four cameras, a flash unit and what is said to be a microphone perforation. 

According to the site's source, the front Infinity-O display is much less curved than before and "felt flat – almost similar to the Pixel 2 XL", with Samsung seeming to have opted for 2.5D glass instead of its standard curved glass. 

The front of the Samsung Galaxy S20+

The front of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Image credit: XDA Developers)

The website then went a step further and shared specifications for the S20+ that the leaker had access to. Its main camera features a currently unreleased Sony IMX 555 12MP 1.8μm sensor, supported by a 64MP sensor whose function is not yet clear. However, what definitely isn't present on the leaked phone is a macro lens or the much vaunted 108MP sensor. This would suggest that the top tier Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the only camera in the lineup to feature 108MP imaging. 

The S20+ is capable of recording 8K video at a locked 30fps (so there's no option for 24fps), with 4K 60fps featuring video stabilization for both its front and rear cameras – though neither mode supports HDR video.

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ also features some brand new shooting features, such as Smart Selfie Angle (which automatically switches to wide-angle when it detects more than two people in the frame), Single Take photos (which enables you to pan around a scene "as the phone automatically takes pictures and videos") and Pro Video (which "will basically let you use the pro mode settings while taking videos").

The leaks are only going to increase as we get closer and closer to Samsung Galaxy Unpacked. We can't wait to see what other secrets the S20 Ultra has in store in addition to the headline 108-megapixel sensor…

Samsung Galaxy S20+ specs

• Main Camera: Sony IMX 555 
 - 12MP 1.8μm pixel size
• Secondary Camera: Samsung ISOCell S5KGW2
 - 64MP
• Tertiary Camera: Samsung ISOCell S5K2LA
• Quaternary Camera: Unknown
• Front Camera: Sony IMX 374
 - Same 10MP sensor as the Galaxy S10/Note 10
 - Supports 4K 60fps video recording

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.