On the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 occasion in San Francisco, Samsung lastly took the wraps off its flagship Galaxy S20 lineup. And properly, it was certainly consistent with the multitude of leaks. The Korean big is pitching the Galaxy S20 collection as a digicam powerhouse in an try and problem bigwigs like Google’s Pixel, Huawei, and the iPhone.
When it comes to cameras, all the Galaxy S20 lineup features a main digicam (12MP within the case of Galaxy S20/S20+ and 108MP within the S20 Extremely), a telephoto digicam, and an ultra-wide-angle lens. The Galaxy S20+ and S20 Extremely additionally carry alongside a ToF sensor, which you’ll try in our specs comparability proper right here.
However, there’s one factor that you simply may need fully missed out within the digicam specs – the dearth of a dual-aperture digicam.
Yeah, Samsung has now ditched the dual-aperture digicam that made its debut with the Galaxy S9 lineup again in 2018. It was additionally discovered on the Notice 9, in addition to the Galaxy S10, Notice 10, and Galaxy Fold from final yr. You’ll be able to try the dual-aperture in motion on our Galaxy S9 Plus proper right here:
To jog your reminiscence, Samsung’s dual-aperture digicam used a mechanical shutter that you would manually management (swap between f/1.5 and f/2.4) by way of the digicam app. It might open or shut the digicam sensor to permit roughly gentle in. It was an attention-grabbing know-how that was first seen on Samsung telephones however it now appears like the corporate has already determined to put dual-aperture cameras to relaxation after utilizing it in simply two generations of its flagship Galaxy S- and Notice-series.
The choice may come on the heels of Evening Mode gaining reputation and customers on the lookout for a extra versatile digicam setup on high-end flagships. Samsung has determined to nix the dual-aperture digicam and introduce superior zooming capabilities with its latest Galaxy S20 lineup. 100x Area Zoom functionality is actually a gimmick however it’s too early for us to move ay remarks. What would you like – a dual-aperture digicam or house zoom? Tell us within the feedback beneath.