Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra has a poor camera setup and one of the main things Samsung has been promoting about the collection is its 100x zoom capabilities. Clearly, however, the company admits that the results aren’t perfect as the Galaxy Note 20+ obviously won’t ship with 100x zoom.
The Galaxy S20 and S20+ both came with digital zoom that maxed out at 30x. That’s more than most smartphones do, but with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, a periscope zoom lens allowed Samsung to zoom in even further at 100x. For all three phones, however, zoom at that level just doesn’t look fine, making it a little unclear why Samsung bothered doing the higher rates and promoting it so heavily.
Now, it’s speculated that the Galaxy Note 20+ would lose the highest zoom rate entirely. Ice Universe states that Samsung isn’t adding 100x zoom to the Galaxy Note 20+. There aren’t many concrete reports about the camera configuration on that device, but it’s expected to retain the 108MP camera and have some kind of zoom sensor. The 108MP sensor, too, will obviously implement some hardware improvements to fix autofocus issues.
Last night, the first design leaks of the Galaxy Note 20 also hit the web to show off the simple design Samsung is aiming for with this upcoming smartphone. This design, too, left three cutouts for camera sensors.