Hawk-eyed website WinFuture spotted the images which confirmed several things we already know about the new smartphone. Firstly, the Galaxy S20 name (and not the S11, which would be the natural progression). Other confirmed features include the centralised punch-hole camera at the front and the redesigned camera array on the back, in line with the Galaxy S10 Lite and new Galaxy A51 and A71 models.
The website posted screenshots of a new gray case with LEDs which is similar to one Samsung released for the Galaxy S10.
The images of the upcoming flagship were purportedly posted on Samsung’s German online store but “were pulled quickly,” as reported by WinFuture.
Samsung is no stranger to leaks before its huge Unpacked event launches. It’s also no stranger to “accidentally” posting official marketing materials on its own websites ahead of official launches. The company recently prematurely released Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ images before they were launched in August.
Genuine accidents or not, leaks may create pre-event buzz but are a double-aged sword. They inevitably steal thunder from the actual launch and may result in an anti-climatic experience for both press and consumers alike come launch day.
Nonetheless, Samsung is set to unpack the new Galaxy S20 and the much-leaked (no surprises) Galaxy Z Flip aka Galaxy Bloom folding phone. The new Galaxy S20 series is said to comprise three different models including an “Ultra” variant. Rumoured key features include new 120Hz displays, 5G support and a set of new cameras.
Galaxy Unpacked is slated for 2PM EST/11AM PST, 11 February 2020 (3AM 12 February MYT). Register your interest here.
VIA The Verge