Leaked photos confirm Samsung’s next flagship phone is called the Galaxy S20

A “do not leak info” sticker was very optimistic, Samsung.
Images: XDA Developers

There will be no Samsung Galaxy S11. Instead, Samsung is jumping ahead to the S20. Rumors had been swirling about the branding change in recent weeks, and today XDA Developers published the first real-world shots of the Galaxy S20 Plus.

The phone’s startup screen confirms the new name; maybe Samsung is naming by year now. And we also see that the front of the device has a center hole-punch cutout that’s similar to the selfie shooter from the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung has significantly toned down the curved sides of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, with XDA’s source saying that the S20 Plus feels largely flat in hand.

On the back, we get a look at Samsung’s large camera array for the S20 Plus, which is rumored to contain a regular wide lens, an ultra-wide, portrait, and a macro lens as the new, fourth option. On back is also one of the more optimistic, hopeful confidentiality stickers I’ve ever seen: it actually just flat out says “do not leak info.” So much for that.

Samsung will unveil an entire line of Galaxy S20 devices at its Unpacked event on February 11th, including multiple screen sizes and some models with 5G connectivity. The company’s next foldable phone, perhaps called the Galaxy Bloom, is also expected to debut next month.

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*sarcasm mode on

S20 in 2020?

Brilliant!

*sarcasm mode off.

Makes just as much sense as using an ’X’ instead of ‘10’

Branding-nonsense showdown!

Which makes more sense?

Apple announcing the iPhone 8 and iPhone X at the same time, all while skipping the 9 entirely.

OR

Samsung skipping ten whole generations.

Fight!

You forgot to mention iPhone 7S, 8S, and 9S

they were all skipped.
What happened:
7 => 8 => X
What users expected:
7 => 7S => 8 => 8S => 9 => 9S => X

Nevermind the fact the counting started on 2G => 3G

Well, "2G" wasn’t even the official branding (because that would be suicidal when everyone’s grandma’s flip-phone supported 3G in 2007.)

But my point to the commenter was that, in addition to the 9S, the 8S and 7S also didn’t exist.

true, using roman numerals is very silly, even though it was literally supposed to be called the 10 and not "ex". ofc, techies called it the ten and ten R, but lay people mostly called it the "ex" and "ex" R and i think the techies lost. (also, rip pronouncing it "jiff")

going back to arabic numerals for the 11 was the best choice b/c nobody remembers their roman numerals except during the super bowl (also, rip seahawks).

It was officially supposed to be "ten," I think, which is actually more strange than "ex" since there was no 9. I mean, what the hell, Apple.

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10

What the hell Microsoft?!

Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Xbox One S
Xbox One X
Xbox Series X

lay people for cell phones? So.. everyone? lol

giff and jiff are both acceptable pronunciations and both are used by many, many people. Neither is going away anytime soon.

on the subject of "jiff" I realize the creator weighed in, and maybe that holds some weight… but you can’t ignore that it stands for "Graphics Interchange Format" which definitely isn’t pronounce "Jraphic" so calling it jiff was always pretty silly

That cureve on the edge looks a lot more tolerable. I think I might go Samsung this year after a 3 year break.

Actually I take that back – didn’t see that they put the volume rocker on the right side next to the power button. I can’t stand that position both as a lefty and the fact it’s a stupid design decision. It’s super nice adjusting the volume with out having to feel around to make sure you’re pushing the right button.

As someone who has volume buttons on the right side, ehh it doesn’t make much of a difference. I’m not sure if it’s just an old dog new tricks situation, but I really don’t get why it’s so hard to remember where the buttons are on something you use every day.

Some people just love to complain

If a person can’t remember the position of three buttons they press multiple times a day they’re an absolute moron and the problem is staring at them in the mirror

Or, and I’m just spitballing here, maybe they are able to have a preference that doesn’t align with Samsung’s choices in phone design. Perhaps that doesn’t make them a moron, it just means they would prefer to have volume buttons on the opposite side of the power button. I mean, there are two edges on the phone, so I can’t imagine it’s that unreasonable to think a company could utilize them both and decrease the possibility of accidentally pressing one button over the other.

But maybe you’re right and we should go around calling people morons for stating their opinions.

you’re right and we should go around calling people morons for stating their opinions.

If those opinions reveal them to be morons, then yes

Enough with coddling idiots and their angry misguided opinions on things

Enough with coddling idiots and their angry misguided opinions on things

Maybe good advice for personal reflection.

So feisty. Someone isn’t allowed to base purchasing decisions on their own personal preferences for a $800+ device?

They’re allowed to base their purchasing opinion on that, just as much as I’m allowed to form an opinion on their mental capability based on it

If a person can’t remember the position of three buttons they press multiple times a day they’re an absolute moron and the problem is staring at them in the mirror

If every phone you have ever purchased has had the volume buttons on the left hand side, it would be pretty irritating to have to get used to it. I recently tried a Note 10+; I can’t tell you how many times I tried to press the non-existent power button on the right side since nearly every handset maker on the planet puts one there except Samsung on that phone.

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