Samsung Galaxy S20 will have lots of new innovations but Samsung will drop a couple of key camera points from the Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra as great.
The Galaxy S20 has to be one of the most hyped Samsung devices of recent times which offers various upgrades such as the 108MP camera, 10 times optical zoom and also the 120Hz display. But it looks like it will offer some downgrades as well.
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No, I’m not talking about the headphone jack, it’s already gone and probably will never come back but Samsung will drop two camera features that might have been helpful for some of you. The first one is the dual mechanical aperture. The tech used a mechanical shutter to close and open the camera sensor, allowing for more or less light.
Samsung debuted it on the Galaxy S9, the camera could switch automatically or manually between f/1.5 and f/2.4 to let in more or less light. The choice of two F-stop settings enhanced camera performance in various lighting situations, helped with a bokeh effect and prevented overexposure of very bright scenes.
It was first for a smartphone, which appeared on devices like the Galaxy S9, S10, Note 10 and even the Galaxy Fold. But now for some reason, Samsung is dropping the tech after just a couple of years. The reason is still unknown, maybe the Galaxy S20’s camera offers something that renders the dual aperture useless, we’ll know soon enough but there’s one more feature they’re getting rid of on the S20 Ultra and it’s the dual phase-detect autofocus.
As you can see, Ice Universe chimed in to say that they’re dropping the dual PD autofocus as well. This feature was borrowed from DSLR’s which uses individual pixels to focus an image, instead of analyzing contrast lines in a whole picture. It enabled a more accurate focus on any object and it’s hard to say why they’re getting rid of it but we heard something in the past that it’s because Samsung will use laser autofocus on the S20 Ultra which is supposedly faster than the dual-phase detection. Of course, we’ll know for sure soon enough on February 11th.
So this is a little weird. Usually, when Samsung launches its flagship phones they make them available in stores for us to buy in a couple of weeks. But that is apparently not going to happen with the Galaxy S20. Samsung will launch these handsets on February 11th but will release it a month later on March 13th. This is out of pattern for Samsung to do it so I would advise you to take this information with a pinch of salt.
Then Samsung will also launch the heir to the Galaxy Buds and they’ll name it the Galaxy Buds Plus. And here’s how people are going to look. These are the official selling images that come courtesy of Ishan Agarwal. As you can, there are no modifications to the design, it looks identical to the original Galaxy Buds but it will have some changes to the hardware.
The battery will be 50% higher than the Galaxy Buds. So this thing should give you 12 hours of playback time related to the 6 hours of the Galaxy Buds. There will be some changes to the audio quality as well, what exactly we don’t know yet but what we do know is it won’t have an effective noise cancellation feature. It will be lanced alongside the Galaxy S20 which is just under 20 days now.