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The camera on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra defies professional photography

  • The camera on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra defies professional photography
    Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 Ultra superphone is packed to the brim with chart-topping features, including 100x zooming, 108MP cameras, a ginormous screen and 5G. The camera on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra defies professional photography
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With high-resolution sensors and spatial zoom technology, the new S20 camera seamlessly combines a state-of-the-art camera hardware system with Artificial Intelligence-powered software technology, among many features, taking higher resolution photos (64 MP in the S20 and S20 + and 108 MP in the Ultra), higher quality even in low light environments and a zoom of between 30x and 100x especially that, even when you are away, you can get closer.

New flagship smartphone is supersized in all dimensions with a giant 6.9in screen, massive zoom camera and ginormous price

Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 Ultra superphone is packed to the brim with chart-topping features, including 100x zooming, 108MP cameras, a ginormous screen and 5G.

The £1,199 S20 Ultra leads an important new lineup of 5G-as-standard smartphones from Samsung, which looks to make the technology a normal part of mobile life rather than an expensive add-on for early adopters.

But in 2020 5G alone isn’t enough to stand out, so the S20 Ultra has a smorgasbord of stats and features that, on paper at least, make it unbeatable.

First is the sheer size of the thing. It has a 6.9in QHD+ display, which is practically the size of a tablet. It is 222g in weight and 76mm wide, which is right at the limit of what I can handle. The 166.9mm length makes it difficult to pocket without injuring yourself or the phone when you sit down.

The glass is slippery when cold or put on the sofa, but the phone is so big I can’t see many using it without some sort of case or a handle.

The screen’s 120Hz refresh rate is twice the standard 60Hz, and faster still than last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro and Pixel 4. Animations and scrolling through lists, sites and other content is so much smoother at 120Hz that it’s difficult to go back to 60Hz, even if that limits the resolution to FHD+.

Flip the phone over and you’ll find the super-sized lump containing four cameras and a flash in the top left corner. It’s big, sticks out miles and you can feel it with your fingers when you use the phone.