Report: Samsung’s next flagship handset will be the Galaxy S20

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On January 12, XDA Developers published leaked photos of Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S10 replacement. The story indicates the firm named its new line Galaxy S20, with the Galaxy S20+ as its flagship. The site’s report also seemingly confirms device hardware specifications and announcement date The Burn-In detailed last month.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Details

XDA Developers’ story outlines the features of the Samsung Galaxy S20+. Based on leaked images, the handset will feature four rear-facing cameras and a nearly bezel-less screen. XDA noted the device might feature a 12-megapixel primary lens as well as telephoto, ultra-wide, and macro sensors.

Moreover, the mobile device seemingly lacks a dedicated button to activate Bixby, Samsung’s cross-platform digital agent.

XDA also notes Samsung will launch the Galaxy S20+ as its new flagship with the S20 serving as its budget handset and the S20 Ultra as its deluxe model. Forbes stated industry insider Ice Universe offered the same information regarding the South Korean company’s device rollout plans. XDA also reports the series of smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 mobile chipset.

Furthermore, the site notes Samsung will offer 4G variants of the S20 internationally. But the firm will only make the 5G models available in the United States. The Galaxy S10’s successor device will also reportedly feature a 108-megapixel lens, a time-of-flight sensor, and augmented reality capability.

On February 11, the South Korean conglomerate will hold one of its Unpacked events in San Francisco. Besides, the company will reportedly unveil the S20 and its second flexible screen handset at the presentation.

Samsung's new XCover Pro ruggedized handset.
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Samsung’s Galaxy XCover Pro

Although Samsung is still keeping mum regarding its next flagship device, it has announced a new ruggedized handset.

The firm is marketing its Galaxy XCover Pro with an eye toward factory and logistics workers, airline employees, and retail staffers. According to Tom’s Hardware, the mobile device boasts “military-grade protection from the elements.” Moreover, the handset’s Infinity AMOLED interface can detect a user’s finger when wet or gloved.

The XCover Pro also features refreshingly decent hardware for a ruggedized device. The smartphone has a 4,500 mAh battery, a USB-C charging port, a headphone jack, and fingerprint/facial recognition sensors. Plus, the device runs on an Exynos 9611 CPU, has 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

Samsung’s latest frontline worker smartphone also comes equipped with three different cameras. The handset’s rear-face has a 25-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor while its front has a 13-megapixel camera. Now, steelworkers and warehouse employees deserve to take high-quality selfies without sacrificing durability.

The South Korean company has also packed the XCover Pro with some notable corporate software. The device will come loaded with Microsoft Teams and has a configurable button that enables the app’s walkie-talkie feature. Samsung’s new ruggedized phone also features its point-of-sale system and the ability to process tap to pay transactions.

Samsung said it would ship the XCover Pro in the first half of 2020, and it will run on Verizon’s network. The company also confirmed its military-grade handset would retail for $500.

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