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Technology Galaxy S20's rumored specs seem awesome. Here's what else I want from Samsung's new phone

17:30  17 january  2020
17:30  17 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

Samsung Galaxy S20: Rumors and leaked images are all over the internet this week

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One rumor has Samsung launching a cheaper Galaxy S 11 Lite model alongside the Galaxy S 11 Samsung is apparently not convinced by your logic. A report in December hinted that a new name Instead, Samsung might opt for a standardized branding in the next Galaxy phones and get away

The phone won't launch for another month, but the Samsung Galaxy S 20 Plus already has a hands-on Judging from this information, it seems as if the rumored Samsung Galaxy S 20 Ultra is going to be the premium device-of-choice for spec -hungry buyers. More posts about Samsung Galaxy S 20 .

If the rumors are right, the Galaxy S20 -- formerly known as the Galaxy S11 -- could be a beast of a phone, with a bold design on the back and a suite of powerful features within. Leaks and reports predict that the unannounced phone will have up to four rear cameras (one of them with 108 megapixels) along with a large, sharp screen and a massive 5,000-mAh battery. This sounds impressive. I want it all, but I also want the little things that can take a phone from impressive to enjoyable.

screen of a cell phone: Samsung's Galaxy S10 could get a major overhaul in the Galaxy S20 -- unless it's called the S11. Andrew Hoyle/CNET © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Samsung's Galaxy S10 could get a major overhaul in the Galaxy S20 -- unless it's called the S11. Andrew Hoyle/CNET screen of a cell phone: If you're in need of a new Android smartphone, we love the Samsung Galaxy 10. And you'll love it too, especially if you buy one on deep discount during Amazon Prime Day, now through July 17. © CNET

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Learn more. Rumor roundup. Samsung Galaxy S 20 : News, Leaks, Release Date, Specs Following a modest upgrade with the S 9 series, 2019' s Galaxy S 10 lineup shook things up with an all- new The Galaxy S 20 is bound to be a great phone , but if you need a handset right now, the S 10 is more than

Consider the Galaxy Note 10 Plus that sits beside me as I write this. It's one of the best phones of the year -- I even gave the standard Note 10 an Editor's Choice Award for its balance of value, features and performance. Samsung has sold enough of them to firmly secure its place as the world's largest phone brand. Still, if I could pass a magic wand over both Note 10s, there are a few extra features I would add. They're the same things I want in the next flagship Galaxy phone.

Every device has minor annoyances that keep you from fully loving it. I've heard them all. "I love this phone, but I wish it did this," or, "You know what I can't stand? It's that," and then the person I'm talking to launches into a detailed account of a tiny feature or design issue that's become the thorn in their side despite an otherwise good experience.

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Samsung announced its February 11th "Unpacked" event ahead of CES and is widely expected to have two phones : an update to the Galaxy S 10 I am into the rumored name, but I am feeling both optimistic and nervous about the positioning: What’ s new is the name and marketing for the Bloom.

The Galaxy S 20 could be Samsung ' s biggest phone in years. Samsung could be considering other sensors for the Galaxy S 20 , too, and they sound a lot like what Google added to the Pixel 4 this fall. Galaxy S 20 RAM and storage. You won't be wanting for space on the S 20 if you believe the rumors .

So far, my wish list for the Galaxy S20's most important features -- 5G speeds, processing superpowers and camera advancements -- aligns with the rumors. Now I'll give you the smaller bonus details that could help take the Galaxy S20 over the top for me.

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Secure face unlock

I'm not afraid to say it: I miss Samsung's iris-unlocking feature that was cut from the Galaxy S10. It wasn't perfect, and I complained about it, but it was a good alternative to the fingerprint reader and secure enough for mobile payments, which is important for everyone.

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Last October, a little over five months after Samsung first unveiled the powerhouse Galaxy S III, the company What about giving the phone something like a 4.3-inch 720p display, like HTC used on the Are you just going to get the bigger Galaxy S IV no matter what the specs for the Mini look like?

I had hoped that the Galaxy S10 and Note 10's in-screen fingerprint reader would be more accurate than it has been, and that it wouldn't matter that iris scanning was gone. That's not the case. I've gotten used to repeated print-reading errors, and to eventually typing in my passcode after getting fed up with yet another failure. I barely think about it anymore.

But compare this experience to Apple's steadily improving Face ID and the excellent face unlock on the Pixel 4, it's evident that Samsung has a chance to take its phones further. Even though I expect the Galaxy S20 could use Qualcomm's new and improved in-screen fingerprint reader, there's room for two biometric unlocking methods on the same phone.

a screen shot of a computer: The Pixel 4 gets face unlock right. Juan Garzon / CNET © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The Pixel 4 gets face unlock right. Juan Garzon / CNET

Fix the problem with curved, edge-to-edge screens

Curved screen phones look amazing. They're immersive and make images pop. But when you combine them with edge-to-edge displays, you wind up with a shrunken bezel, which gives your hand little to no buffer against accidentally touching the screen while simply shifting the phone in your hand.

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It’ s rumored that the S 20 phones will come with 120Hz AMOLED displays. Before you start grunting with disappointment at the lack of a high refresh rate-high resolution display combo, let’ s try and make sense of why you may want a 120Hz display and why Samsung might be making a smart move to

Samsung ' s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S 20 ' s brief hands-on video shown off today provides a clear look at As rumored previously, the S 20 line will indeed be offering a 120Hz refresh rate option. For the time being, though, a variable refresh rate option that shifts on the fly does not seem to be present.

Samsung has software to fight accidental touches, but it can only go so far. I constantly press something I didn't mean to, just by holding the phone. With the screen's curve so close to the edge it also means you're tapping your cursor along a precarious bend where the screen drops off. If you're using the stylus, it's easy to run right off the edge of the waterfall.

For Samsung, the curved display helps its Galaxy phones stand out, but we need a better solution now that bezels and borders are effectively a thing of the past. I hope the Galaxy S20 has one.

a sign above a door: Don't get the Note 10's S Pen too close to the sides or you'll fall right off. Angela Lang/CNET © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Don't get the Note 10's S Pen too close to the sides or you'll fall right off. Angela Lang/CNET

Return of the headphone jack

File this one under "definitely not happening." The dedicated headphone jack is gone, I know it's gone and I even understand why. Samsung gets more room to work with inside the Galaxy S20 this way, which it could use for more sensors or a bigger battery, and USB-C is the standard all the phone-makers have rallied behind.

That said, I watch a lot of movies and shows with my wired headphones in, and while battery life is generally really good, there are times I need to recharge. That's usually when I'm watching a show, of course. I don't want to be forced to use wireless headphones (especially if I forget to charge them) and I'd rather not have to stop what I'm doing to charge back up.

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On the bright side, fast-charging on the Note 10 Plus never takes more than an hour to complete. Maybe it'll be longer on the Galaxy S20. It'd just be nice to charge and listen at the same time, no matter my headphone choice.

This camera mount said to belong to the Galaxy S20 is anything but subtle. XDA Developers © Provided by CNET This camera mount said to belong to the Galaxy S20 is anything but subtle. XDA Developers

A flush camera mount (yes, that likely means a thicker body)

If the photo leaks and rumors are right, all of the Galaxy S20 models will have a wide, rectangular camera array. If it winds up looking like the iPhone 11 or Pixel 4 , the cameras could stick out awkwardly.

A protruding camera mount never looks good, and it puts the lenses at risk for fractures and cracks if the phone falls without a case on. A cracked lens can decrease the quality of your photos. I've learned this the hard way.

If the Galaxy S20 does wind up having a chunky camera module, you'll pretty much automatically need a case just to help keep this area a little more flush with the rest of the phone. A slightly thicker phone body could potentially achieve the same effect.

I'm reminded of the Motorola Moto Z family of phones with the snap-on backs. Without any sort of "case" on the back, the camera looked like a comically large eyeball and the edges were too sharp to comfortably hold for long. I just hope that Samsung has comfort and usability at the top of its list.

a close up of a cell phone: The Galaxy S10 Lite's camera mount could hint at designs to come in the Galaxy S20. Juan Garzon / CNET © Provided by CNET The Galaxy S10 Lite's camera mount could hint at designs to come in the Galaxy S20. Juan Garzon / CNET

A stripped-down UI that's much closer to stock Android

Samsung already has a new interface layer for Android, called One UI 2, which aims to simplify the company's software skin. Many phone-makers, including Samsung, prefer to have their own user interface to give their phones a distinct look and feel.

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The Samsung Galaxy S 20 is likely to make few design changes and early rumours suggest that the design will look much the same as the previous generation, with But to have different sensors across the range does seem a little confusing and it' s not clear what Samsung ' s message is going to be here .

Unfortunately, the more the UI strays from Android, the longer it takes to test with software updates, like Android 10, for example. That means Samsung phones like the Galaxy S20 could continue to get Google's software updates a lot later than its rivals.

When you're grinding your teeth waiting for exciting new Android features like system-wide dark mode in Android 10, it's easy to lose patience.

Motorola does a particularly good job keeping its OS close to Google's vision, while also adding some of its own features and look. Samsung's custom interface has a lot of great touches that I use and enjoy. I just wish updates came sooner.

Galaxy S20's top rumored specs

Here are some of the S20's rumored features below, and here's our larger collection of all the best rumored Galaxy S20 features so far. Chime in with your own features wish list in the comments section below.

  • Three phone sizes: 6.2, 6.4 or 6.9 inches
  • 5G speeds
  • Up to four rear cameras, including 108-megapixel sensor and 5x or 10X optical zoom
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • 5,000-mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S20 Unpacked event: How to watch the live stream .
Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 (no, not the Galaxy S11) plus the Z Flip and Galaxy Buds+ during an Unpacked event on Feb.11. Here's how to watch the live-stream online after the fact.While the show was held in San Francisco, Samsung live-streamed it and had simultaneous events in other regions. So, those of you who weren't able to attend and see the action unfold in person can still watch from the comfort of your couch. Here's how.

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