Samsung Announces Crazy Line of Smartphones Offering Over 100 Megapixels and 8K Video

Samsung recently announced a bevy of new smartphones, three of which should be highly interesting to photographers, with features like a 108-megapixel sensor, 8K video, water resistance, and more.

The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra were recently revealed, and they sound like the stuff of dreams for photographers looking to carry a capable phone in their pocket. While 108 megapixels on a phone certainly isn’t equivalent to the 102 megapixels in the GFX 100, it’s still quite impressive and could open up some fun creative possibilities for a lot of photographers.

Check out the specs:

  • 1/1.33″ main camera sensor on S20 Ultra
  • Up to 108-megapixel images on S20 Ultra (64 mp on S20 and S20+)
  • Additional ultra-wide and telephoto cameras on all three models
  • AI-based Super Resolution Zoom
  • 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom (S20 Ultra)
  • 8K video with still image extraction
  • Ability to take simultaneous photos with all lenses
  • 120 HZ AMOLED¬†displays with 3,200 by 1,440 resolution and sizes ranging from 6.2 to 6.9 inches
  • 40-megapixel front-facing camera on S20 Ultra (10 megapixels on S20 and S20+)
  • 5G wireless
  • In-screen fingerprint reader

Altogether, the phones look like remarkably capable machines that should be great pocket cameras for a lot of photographers and videographers. You can preorder the new phones here.

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