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Samsung Galaxy S20 to come with 5X zoom: Report

Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is all set to launch its new next gen smartphone Galaxy S20 instead of the S11 on February 11, if the recent report is to be believed, the devices will feature a 5x optical zoom capability.

South Korean company Optron-Tec, which previously supplied the prisms for the Oppo Reno 10x zoom is considered to supply 5x optical zoom to Samsung, news portal GSMArena reported recently.

As per report, as 5x zoom cameras have become more popular in future premium phones, the manufacturer predicts a growth in demand and revenue.

The upcoming S20 lineup is also expected to feature displays with 120Hz refresh rate.

Rumours of the next Galaxy phone's possibility of a 120Hz display first ignited following company's announcement of its next-generation mobile chipsets – the Exynos 990.

The chipset was announced with support for 108MP cameras and up to 120Hz displays.

Tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) recently shared a tweet saying that instead of opting for S11e, S11 and S11+ nomenclature, the company would opt for S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra naming for its flagship series. This means that the Galaxy S20 will succeed S10e and S20+ will succeed S10.

In terms of specifications, the upcoming smartphones will use an Exynos 990 in some markets and a Snapdragon 865 in the majority of markets.

The base variant, that is, Galaxy S20 is expected to feature a 6.2-inch screen, S20+ is expected to sport a 6.7-inch screen.

Meanwhile, the top variant Galaxy 20 Ultra is likely to come with a 6.9-inch screen.

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